In some ways this company is great, but in other ways it's not so great. There are several rules that the owner creates out of thin air that he will not cave on.
Recently, our A/C broke in the office. Most of the day is manageable, but the last two-three hours are unbearable. It's an on A/C system so it will need completely replaced, which we were told could be months. My boss's suggestion was to move people to the only room that is cooled in the building. This is a huge hassle. We'll need to move the phones in there and reroute the lines, along with all of our computer equipment.
He said he was open to suggestions, but when I brought up wearing more casual clothes, he said "we'll see how hot it gets". I know him well and that means "no". Our dress code is dress pants, collared shirt, etc unless we're in the field that day. If we're in the field, we're allowed to wear t shirts. The owner is very strict on this dress code too. People that were going into the field that day were immediately questioned about their attire (t-shirts) as soon as the owner saw them.
Another thing that irritates me a bit about working here is how the owner treats PTO. On a couple of occasions I've heard him vent to our HR lady about how he can't believe people are taking certain amounts of sick time, which is allocated to them. Then in return I've heard the HR lady vent to a couple people about how the boss doesn't understand. She made a good point in my opinion, which is that he can take time off anytime and have it paid. He has said that he has never took a sick day since he started the company, but that's not exactly true because he just doesn't count them.
Is there any possible way to improve the situation before quitting?