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I finally relented and installed the downstairs air conditioner yesterday. There were a couple of points in July where this almost happened (and probably should have), but yesterday it got to be a bit too much, and the AC provided the expected relief. I can't quite put my finger on why we stubbornly make this such a dramatic decision around here (though hauling the unit up the stairs from the basement served as a bit of a reminder). It's not like anyone is forcing us to turn it on if we don't want to. Oh well, people can be funny.

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4. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Aug 2, 2015, 13:44 Bitterbug
There's two reasons you usually see guys standing around on jobs like that. Unions and safety protocols. I worked for a construction company putting new waters systems under the roads of an air force base one summer. There is absolutely no cross-task work allowed. If I was directing around a junction where the welders were working and they needed a pipe brought to them I would have been fired for picking it up, even if we had to wait 10 minutes for someone designated as a laborer to show up and carry it over. You get one warning when you're new.
The safety is the more reasonable. For some tasks if there's one guy working on something there's two standing by. Getting someone who has been rendered dead weight to safety is a lot of work. You may also need one person to hold the other back in order to prevent two casualties while they try to resolve the situation.
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