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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Boadicea
I propose a vote by the genders to see what they both think is ideal.
In general, women feel colder than men do at the same air temperature. They prefer rooms at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, while men prefer 72. Body size and fat-to-muscle ratios are largely to blame for that discrepancy.
One hour of ideal temperature for women, next hour ideal temperature for men. They alternate each hour on the hour.
This is also a great technique for rooting out those who are susceptibile to pneumonia. Survival of the fittest in the workplace.
Well, that would be fair, I guess, but not especially practical. I prefer splitting the difference, then both are equally uncomfortable! So I guess 74.5° would be the magic number...
But, my point is, why are they wasting time on this instead of things like jobs, economy, etc.?
All joking aside, I don't know if that would work.
My time in office environments have shown me many women come to work in a sleeveless blouse and a skirt, or dress that does not fully cover legs.
Whereas my dress code was usually slacks and a button up shirt. I'm pretty fit, but still weight about 210lbs, so I sweat at anything above 73 if I'm moving around in the slightest.
I've always had a gripe that women want to turn up the temp so they can be comfortable in their summer attire while I'm forced to wear fully covering clothing.
This isn't always the case, just expressing that maybe the thermostat isn't the only variable.
Well, I think you may be presuming too much in general. Women want to dress for the weather... and not have to overdress for the office.
But most offices require men overdress anyways regardless of weather...
...so in some instances I don't see how it's too much to ask that women keep a light sweater at the office for when they get cold. If men are going to be required to wear long sleeve button up shirts (which most wear an undershirt with), and slacks, than I don't see how saying maybe 72 F would be a reasonable accommodation in those parameters.
originally posted by: crayzeed
Jesus Christ!!!! Are non of you married? Just wait for your wives to go "through the change". It can be minus 10 yet still they will be too hot. Throw the quilts off the bed etc. Wait till you wake up halfway through the night freezing your goolies off, throw the quilt back over you and accidently cover her with a little corner of it. Be prepared for WW3.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
I've worked in offices and factory floors for nearly 30 years and one thing I can tell you with absolute certainty. Women are impossible to make and or keep happy.
Never, ever allow a women to control the thermostat. They will wear the dial out turning it up and down ten times a day.
The one other thing I am sure of is that it's much easier to warm up than cool down. Keep the temp on the low side.
originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
20 C is considered room temperature, 26 C is the temperature that clothing needs to be shed or shortened and 37.4 C is the internal temperature of humans. 100 C is when water boils.