To be fair, the Exec & the legislature approved this clunky A/C solution at a cost of $1.6 MILLION to start because they wanted to prevent any suffering of workers who had already confronted the pandemic crisis.
Sadly, the reviews are in and the fix isn't working.
To wit . . .
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! COURTHOUSE INSIDERS EXPOSE THE JACKSON COUNTY A/C SOLUTION HOT MESS!!! WORKERS SUFFER AMID DANGEROUS HEAT!!!
Here's the word . . .
As you may have heard, the downtown courthouse has some issues.
The latest issue being the air conditioning. There is none. They have installed “temporary” air conditioning on the upper floors where the courts are housed, but there is nothing on the bottom floors where county departments are housed.
The temperature is in the lower 80s with 45+ humidity, no fans for air movement. Most of these employees worked from home for nearly a year during the pandemic with no issues, but they are being told now to take their own sick time if they feel ill. Employees have been ill, but doctors notes requesting people to work from home due to construction, no air conditioning, and these illnesses have been denied.
Evidently, the legislature is telling county administrators to let employees work from home, but administration is stating it has to be fair and employees will have to take sick time. Surely, they could figure out something where people work in house 2 days a week on a rotating schedule.
Also, they’ve been working on floors with no air conditioning but stopped because one of the workers was concerned about asbestos. Employees need to be given the alternative to work from home, not take their earned sick time for the county’s problems.
Developing . . .