Monday, July 09, 2007

Sweat Shop

I don't got much to say today, except that it is 92 degrees outside and the air conditioner in the office is broke. It is probably 90 degrees here at my desk. I started sweating around 9:30 and now I'm getting kinda pissed off.

Add to that the fact that I've been drinking lemon water with cheyenne pepper + a warm herbal tea (the things I do for this cleansing diet).


In the past, I've worked at places that would let me work from home under these conditions. But I guess those days are looong gone. It's not like we're curing cancer here. How about a little break?

Can I sue my employer over this? I'd love a nice settlement that would allow me to take the rest of the year off.

UPDATE: It is now 3:40 and I'm still here and still really really hot. This is bullshit.

23 comments:

Jenny! said...

You could work from under my desk! I am freezing at my work...the headlights will not shut off...damn malfunctions!

Mood Indigo said...

Way to go in keeping up with the "cleanse" - I'd have given up by now for sure!

Dop said...

No A/C in your office?? That's insane. I didn't know you worked for Huns.

(Incidentally, my verification "word" is ogpoo)

Loaf said...

Our usual approach in such conditions is to just keep stripping down until they give in and fix the air con :)

Mr. Shain said...

i'm with jenny. our entire building is kept at a constant, nipple-erecting 67 degrees. Wool suits are a must, and i'm all about the vest this summer with no jacket. it's a risk, but i think i make it work. is there anyone in your office you want to see shirtless (and sweety)?

minijonb said...

luckily, i'm working in an icebox today. erect nipples everywhere.

Mr. Shain said...

dop has a very appropriate "happy monday" picture for us in the iceboxes--sorry cherry, feel free to drink somemore lemonade-ish stuff. yumm-o

classyandfancy said...

Just faint and hit your head. Don't hit it too hard, but hard enough in order to claim a concussion. Get a "doctor's" note stating that you will be out for the rest of July. Check that, through Lollapalooza.

Jenny! said...

Have you stripped naked yet??? I don't know what's worse...staring at hard nipples all day long or being hot!

Ryan Charisma said...

it's freezing at my place here in NYC - year round.

and I love the heat.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Jenny:: That would be preferable to my current situation!

Indigo:: Thanks.

Dop:: As an HR man, do you think I have a case?

Loaf:: That is an ingenious idea!

Mr. Shain:: Hmmm - I'm skeptical of this vest thing. Do you look like Chandler Bing circa '96? 'Cuz I'm not sure the world is ready for the return of that look. And sadly, no, there is nobody in my office that I'd like to see with their shirt off.

MiniJB: Sure, rub it in, thanks.

Mr. Shain:: Enough already, evil one!

Classy: Good idea. How awesome would it be to be off until Lolly??

Jenny: Being hot is definitely worse - who doesn't like looking at hard nipples??

blythe said...

oh, mr. shain is totally the bing circa 92/93. it's pretty much the only reason we're friends. it's good to be the fashionable one for once.

sorry it's so hot. look at pictures of ice online.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Shut the fuck up and cure cancer already. Then you can go home.

Airam said...

They should give you complimentary fans. And I'm not talking the ones you've gotta wave in front of your face either.

Bullshit indeed.

Mr. Shain said...

i was talking about my suit vest.

chandler bing was kinda a pimp though.

Betty Boob Hug said...

Good for you that you are sticking to the cleanse diet. Wow. I can't even drink a cup of green tea.

As for the heat thing? sweating at your desk is bad for business? what if head office came in and found the employees in pools of their own body fluids? your boss needs to get the air conditioner on and cranked up. It's a must.

p.s watch out for chafing between the inner thighs. it hurts like a bitch.

Annie said...

am I the only one who wants to hear the gross details of how horrible it is to be on the Cleanse? you offered so much insight in the field of sharting. the C seems to be along those lines. i'll just assume you're witholding the scoop for a much longer post detailing everything you've learned about your digestive tract ("All That You Can't Leave Behind"?)

^^lame!

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

I'm sorry Cherry. You should totally faint and then sue your employer for a HUGE workman's comp and then you won't have to work again EVER!

Diana said...

It's like the opposite of a "snow day", and I never got one of those the whole time I lived in Chicago. It's just not right!

michael5000 said...

Second the motion for gory details on the whole cleansing thing.

ReckenRoll said...

As Jeffe would say, "You got swass"

Swass = Sweaty Ass.

Sounds like a lot of swass happening up in there.

Dop said...

Unfortunately, I don't think there is a case. Now if Attila The Boss had AC and no one else did, then you might.

5 of 9er said...

Swass... love it! (The term, not actually having the sweaty ass).