With winter break right around the corner (for some of us it is here already) a person might believe that it would be bright and sunny out while winter is taking a break. Well, maybe… if you are going to Florida… although for the rest of us who are not going far, winter break is just time off of school. Those who work jobs here at Facilities know that winter break, really isn’t winter break. The snow is still falling (old news, by now) and the salt keeps coming, and not to mention the clearing of the snow that has accumulated on the walking paths, roads, and don’t forget your car windshield. These jobs, of course, are repeated every couple of hours, every day if we hope to keep up with the snow. That means some of the staff do not get days off, but with the students gone, shoveling/plowing crews can clean lots that previously had cars parked in them.
Cleaning is only one of the duties of facilities management, essentially, Facilities is all about keeping the facilities accessible, clean, and functioning, so we take the time to make changes, big fixes, and other tasks that can only get done while the students are on break.
The facilities office will maintain normal office hours during the break, everybody who is on campus should note that the emergency line can be used as well, to reach us at the office. For emergencies, call 906-487-0001