Decent Lighting

What is WRONG with the lighting in this place? Not only are they cheap flickering garbage, but they don’t even produce a consistent amount of light. Doesn’t help that our office is slap-bang in the middle of the building, leaving us in a dark void with no natural light and no outside view. You lose all sense of time once you’re away from natural lighting. The moon could eclipse the sun outside and we’d all just keep working as normal.

It’s even bad on the stairwell coming up: lights just weirdly glimmering, changing how bright they are without any notice…all of it just gives me a headache. Not to mention how dangerous it is to have inadequate lighting in a stairwell. I came back from lunch today to find that the light above my desk was buzzing, and showering my desk with an industrial-strength beam of righteous fury. And that was the last straw.

I’ve given up just expecting the company to provide us with some proper commercial LED lighting. Melbourne business district has come a long way in the last few years by installing more green solutions. My office is stuck living in the previous decade.

We have to take matters into our own hands. I’m going to write a strongly worded letter to the CEO demanding we switch the entire operation to energy efficient LED lighting. We have to fight the power, and we do that by…unscrewing some of the light-bulbs, if not all of them, and replacing them with better ones. This is a matter of eyesight, work productivity, and just not being annoyed by the low quality goods in your own workplaces.

Honestly, you’d think basic illumination would be a human right, but not in this place. The bosses are so far removed that they couldn’t care less about one branch, buried in the middle of a building. This is only the latest in a long line of signs of neglect, and everyone must be getting sick of them by now, so I shouldn’t have any problems rallying the troops. We’ll find a place with the best quality commercial LEDs in Melbourne, buy some lights, come back and install them in the office. We’ll keep the receipts so we can claim them on tax! That’ll show the tyrants upstairs.


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