There's a space heater underneath my desk in my home office

When a good portion of the international workforce started working from home at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wondered how long my job would last in this setting.

I figured that my employers would push us back into the offices the minute local governments allowed it, but something interesting happened. Their employee productivity levels suddenly increased and we were all meeting higher quotas than ever before. I know that this wasn’t the case with every company though, as some people were inevitably distracted by working from within their own homes for the first time in their lives in many instances. I was used to working in my house because this is where I finished my last year of college and the place where I worked before I secured my current job position. I like that I can set the temperature inside my house to whatever most keeps me comfortable. I don’t have to worry about adjusting to whatever temperature the building is set to when I arrive at work in the morning like I did before. On top of that, I can put a space heater under the desk in my home office without getting in trouble from my employers because I’m not in a multi-use building at home. I live in a house, and I’m not close enough to any other homes to ever threaten others beyond myself when it comes to fire hazards. Still, that doesn’t mean you should be frivolous with space heaters just because your safety is the only one being threatened in that situation.


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