He was greeted by an icy blast as he entered the store, which state of affairs has existed for some few months now. Upon completing his purchase he asked the assistant if the staff regularly went down with pneumonia every two weeks or so.
The question was asked half in jest but I'd have to say the answer was a bit surprising.
"Yes we do and would you please please ring up management and tell them."
So I did.
I'd have to say, I was well dressed for the cold with warm trousers and a Swanndri jacket but I found the shopping experience distinctly unpleasant.
I wonder if the idiot store manager has bothered to calculate the amount of power saving to be had by adjusting the thermostat up by just two degrees?
I wonder how much he might save in reduced sick leave costs and reduced staff turnover?
If I was working there I would be asking my union to intervene so I hope some lefty reads this blogpost and passes it on to the right shop steward.