I know that on the internet the answer to “am I the only one who…” is always “no,” but so far no one I’ve ever mentioned this to has the same sensitivity. I just changed desks at work (from a cubicle to an office) and it’s happening again, so I feel the need to vent/see if I’m alone/ask for solutions.
When I’m in an office building, sometimes – depending on my desk location – I can feel the floor vibrating from the HVAC system. It seems like every time I ask anyone else if they notice it the answer is “no,” but eventually the vibration will make me feel sick to my stomach. I don’t get motion sickness or anything else like this, and I generally don’t care about the temperature in the space, etc.; it’s just the floor thing that bothers me.
I started a new job in August, but there were renovations happening in our space so I’ve been in a cubicle until today. I was finally able to move into my new office this morning, and…the floor is vibrating. There is an empty office right next to me, but it has the same issue. All of the other offices (there aren’t many to begin with) are occupied.
I have the idea that a thick rubber pad might help; like, the kind you’d put under a washing machine or something. I’m going to ask my boss if I can try that out (they’re kind of picky about how the offices look). Has anyone else with a similar sensitivity found something that works for them?