How do you deal with being cold at work?

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  • #150032

    If you are like me, you are always looking for new ideas about staying warm at work.

    Rain or shine, winter or summer, I always find that I am freezing whenever I step inside my place of employment!

    Having been a member of the working world since the age of 16, I have had a variety of jobs in different buildings in and around the D.C. metro area.

    And I have never been warm at work. Not once.

    As a new graduate fellow at GovLoop, I was hoping my circumstances would be different this time. Alas, it was not to be.

    Although I have my scarf and gloves, and despite the plethora of hot tea and coffee options, I am still cold.

    So I implore you, GovLoop community. Help me out!

    Are you cold in your office? How do you stay warm?

  • #150048

    Shannon Kennedy

    Same here! I’m always freezing! Here are some tricks I’ve used and seen:

    1. Layers are your friend

    2. Electric Throw Blankets come in handy

    3. If You have your own workspace, invest in a space heater

    4. Always keep your feet warm

    5. Drink warm drinks–coffee, tea

  • #150046


    I bought myself a space heater.

  • #150044

    Stephen Peteritas

    We can probably turn up the heat at the Gl offices…

  • #150042

    Jeff S

    Complete opposite in my office. Currently have the radiators on low three fans going and the window open it finally cooled down below 76.

  • #150040

    Ah! Sometimes I wish I had this problem …. seems like the grass is always greener!

  • #150038

    Allison Primack

    I posted this question on GovLoop’s Facebook and got the following responses:

    Elliot Samuel Volkman I use the power block to my laptop as a foot warmer.

    Christopher Huerta Personal heaters under the desk. It’s the only way.

    Cheryl Mosco Our agency outlawed every means, they like to keep us cold and starving:(

  • #150036

    Tracey Harriot

    Snuggie. Only way to go. This is assuming, of course, that your agency/supervisor/etc has a decent sense of humour. (And that you aren’t walking around the office or into meetings wearing it!)

  • #150034

    Corey McCarren

    Before being a Graduate Fellow at GovLoop I was at a temperature controlled laboratory. By temperature controlled, I mean it was very cold. Then they turned the CVD furnaces on. It was suddenly really hot. Needless to say, I’m pretty comfortable with the temperature here comparatively! Also I like having a few layers and I think my desk is right near the heater. By the way Dorothy, when I walked past you getting ready for that photo I was very confused!

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