Warm Tip of the Day
Since we are in the middle of winter it is important to try to stay warm. Unfortunately, some employers feel that workplaces should be kept at a balmy 55°. While old men and polar bears are perfectly warm at this temperature many of us in the younger crowd, who have grown up with climate control all our lives, are unable to function inside at this temperature. (I don't want anyone yelling at me for dissing 55°. 55° inside while at work and 55° outside enjoying the sun are two different things.) So if your fingers are about to freeze and you don't think they will be able to preform necessary job functions you could put any-kind of space heater on your desk, or better yet get some gloves. Now if you Necessary Job Functions™ require a bit of dexterity in your fingers, you can simply get some cheap ones at your local Target and cut some holes in them. It'll do wonders. And don't worry about coworkers making fun of you, just remember some of us have been known to wear scars at work.
Additionally, in reference to Pete's last line of his post, I would like to see someone wear "SCARS" at work. Where do they work? It is obviously a hostile work environment and OSHA should be contacted IMMEDIATELY. :-)
Maybe a better solution to cold workplaces is to put everyone's desks side by side to create a huddle of people, in a near-snuggle position. This would help retain body heat. Of course, I don't want to snuggle with my co-workers, so most people probably would prefer the same. But it's just a thought.
I got your back Jules!
As for co-worker desk snuggling...at an engineering firm it is nice for the few women, lots of guys to choose from for your right and left desk mate!
:-) Or you can just keep those coats and tossle caps and gloves and scarves on!