“Hi, Welcome back to work, here’s your complimentary electric heater, you might want to keep your coat on too, oh & bring a sleeping bag in to keep your legs warm tomorrow, you’ll need it. Have you got any thermals?”
Hmmm I thought you said the heating had been fixed over the Crimbo Holidays?
“Well….they did, sort of, fix the leak that is, not the heating, that’s still up stuffed, but they did fix the leak”.
So there’s no heating then during this, the coldest cold snap in a decade?
“Erm…No not as such”.
Hmmm So it’s OK for us to work in an office with an air temp of 9 degrees then is it?
“Well you could jump up & down to keep warm. Where’s your Dunkirk spirit?”
I tried to bump start it this morning but it was too cold. The diesel had turned to wax.
“Anyway it’s only a little bit chilly & they are going to fix it soon….honest”
Hmmm…I tell you what, you give me a ring when you can breath in the office without looking like Thomas the Tank Engine or when you can actually chip the icicles off the window sill & I’ll pop back then. According the HSE the minimum allowed temperature in the workplace is 16 degrees.