Like most businesses in the area, the company I’m employed with sent me to work from home for an unknown amount of time.
Due to the virus that was spreading rapidly, they couldn’t risk having their employees coming and going every day.
We ended up working from home for over two years, which was about two years longer than anyone was anticipating. During our first official day back at the office, we noticed some unwanted issues. For starters, the air quality was lacking. Everything in the office was dusty and needed to be cleaned before we could use any of the equipment again. People were sneezing and allergies were flaring up, so the company shut back down again. They told us that they were going to have an HVAC company come in and service the HVAC system while also having the ductwork cleaned. The HVAC system had sat unused for so long that dust and debri accumulated far quicker than they anticipated. When they turned the HVAC system on again, the dust only spread. A lot of other businesses in the area were having the same realization because the HVAC company was going to take 2 weeks to get the job done. Just when we thought we were back in the office for good, the company sent us back home to work while we waited. I wish they would have realized this a lot sooner because it felt like a waste of time. Most of us were excited to be back in the office after two years, so it was sad to go home again.