I’d been out of job for a while now and in desperate need of work. All my savings had been depleted, and my unemployment benefits were practically nil. I was looking at choosing between food or rent, which was scaring the daylights out of me. It’s not that there were no tasks available, but my search had a single requirement which could not be negotiated – I needed a workspace with great temperature control.
I’m not just saying this to say it – I suffer from intense allergies, and was compelled to leave my last job due to those allergies acting up in response to the disappointing air quality at that workplace. I was constantly sneezing and coughing, making a mess of my clothes in the process, all because of the disappointing function of the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system. From what I heard, that system was installed long before the the eighties! There had been various verbal as well as written requests to management requesting the replacement of the old, outdated climate control system. Sadly, none of them have ever been acted upon. The A/C service technician came by fairly often to service it, but that did nothing to the air it produces. We were beating a dead horse at this point!
So that’s why I was where I was, searching for work anywhere that had decent heating and air conditioning. Sadly, there was no suitable work in sight! All the companies as well as stores were either too hot, too cold, or had no Heating, Ventilation and A/C system to speak of. I was ready to take whatever job I could find next, regardless of the absence of climate control! That’s when the perfect solution turned up, and I was offered a job where I could work from home! My house is not perfect, but it does have an effective and regularly serviced Heating, Ventilation and A/C system.