I have a private office with a window for the first time in my life.
I’m the supervisor of a team of software engineers at a digital security firm.
Although I have a hectic schedule overseeing my employees everyday, I typically enjoy what I do. We have office parties every other week with pizza and donuts, usually paid for out of my pocket. Many of my team members are some of the hardest working engineers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Several of them are kids right out of college that are brilliant and hungry for work. Watching their energy and devotion is motivating to me, especially on tough days when I feel exhausted and worn-out. Thankfully, my office is really comfortable and I’m able to spend half of my lunch break taking a nap on my reclining office chair. I also have an air purifier in here that keeps the dust levels down in this old office building. It certainly helps when it’s allergy season and there is visible pollen coating all of the surfaces outside. My air purifier has three separate stages of air purification. The first layer is a charcoal filter that pulls out large dust particles, odors, and some chemical fumes. The next layer is a HEPA filter which pulls out 99.3% of airborne particles. This collects tiny particles that are missed by the charcoal filter. The last stage of air purification is the UV light which kills microorganisms and viral particles on contact. Best of all, as long as you swap out the cheap carbon filters once a month, the large HEPA filter will last for roughly six months of continual use.