These days, it seems that everywhere you look, people have fallen on hard times. The job market is tough and quality positions are far and few between. What makes matters worse is that everyone is over qualified! Hundreds of people are applying for the same job! I was sure I was going to be looking for a long time, but I seemed to have gotten lucky! I work in the tech field and scored a job on a team for a new project. We worked in cubicles all on the same floor. The first day was amazing. It was a lot of information to take in and I was feeling really run down by the end of the day. When I got home, I really didn’t feel well. I thought maybe I was getting sick on my first month of work. I started pay attention and realized I was feeling fine when I first arrived at work, then the when the HVAC system clicked on, I became really sick to my stomach. Later in the day after being cooped up for hours, I had the worst headache! I put two and two together and figured out that it was the HVAC system that making me so sick. I have always had pretty bad dust sensitivities. I didn’t want to say anything, for fear of losing my job, however it only got worse each day when the HVAC system was turned on. I knew if I said anything about the filters, I could lose my job. But, then my boss came up to me and asked if I was feeling ok. She thought I looked terrible. I said I had bad allergies. When she asked what I was allergic to I was able to explain about the mold in their vents for the HVAC system. She was so grateful that I told her and I didn’t lose our job!