Working as a nurse for nearly twenty years I have become accustomed to being cold.
I keep various sweaters and such in my locker so that I can tolerate the temperature during my shift.
I was surprised when I arrived at work the other day and the building was much warmer than usual. My first thought was that the HVAC system was broken and I wondered how long it would take to fix it. I mentioned this to the security guard at the front desk and he indicated that it was not broken. He said that they had received a memo earlier stating that the temperature of the building would no longer be kept at the sixty five degree setting. It stated that operating rooms and ICU would still be kept that cool but the rest of the hospital would be set to seventy two in order to save on energy costs. They said that they would no longer comply with previous settings because it costs the hospital too much to keep the entire building at that low of a temperature. They went on to say that the savings in energy costs would allow them to make much needed upgrades to the building and equipment and that they hoped everyone was on board with the changes. I for one was thrilled because it meant that I would no longer need to wear extra layers at work. I am assigned to the geratric floor anyway and often my patients complain of being too cold to begin with. You won’t hear me complaining any time soon for sure.