It was too hot inside, so I retreated to the outside to get some relief, and soon after there were really more people in the parking area than inside the bar
My business just had its yearly Christmas get-together, and as usual, some employees took advantage of the open bar. The get-together was private and was held at an extravagant bar, and we had over 250 employees and fiances that attended. While the get-together was fun and it was nice to see my coworkers relaxed in a strange environment, it didn’t go over without a few hiccups. As mentioned, there were employees who were overserved, so they were detached from the get-together early and sent home to sober up. Additionally, there were a few accidents on the dance floor including some broken glasses and spilled drinks. Another thing that went wrong during the evening was that the HVAC unit of the bar went down. While it was a bit cold outside, we noticed that inside the bar was genuinely warm. With over 250 people packed inside a space, all that body heat would raise the temperature. After a few complaints about how hot it was inside the bar, our HR manager addressed the issue with the staff at the bar. And that’s when we found out that the HVAC system in the place had broken down. It was too hot inside, so I retreated to the outside to get some relief, and soon after there were really more people in the parking area than inside the bar. I am not sure how situations like these are resolved for eating establishments and bars, but it’s not fantastic for business if they don’t have a working HVAC system. Besides that, the get-together was a blast, and I am already looking forward to next year’s.