I used to work the front desk at a hotel in Florida. As you may suspect, it got hot. There were a few small fans supplied for all of us at the front desk to use, which helped a bit. It would have helped more, but two of the most senior front desk employees claimed two of the fans as their personal equipment, would set the fans up so that only they benefited from the breeze the fans generated, and eventually went so far as to hide the fans when they left for the day so that nobody would “steal” their fans to use in their absence.
The rest of us complained to management, who agreed that it was asinine, but did nothing.
This might seem like a case of evil (or at least stubbornness) triumphing over good but think about this: while those two knuckleheads didn’t get fired, they also damn well never got promoted. Knowing how that place works, most of the rest of the staff has probably turned over four or five times by now, but those two are still there, behind that same oven of a desk, feeling like they won because they’ve got those same two fans pointed at their faces. And, because management didn’t deal with the problem decisively at first, they’re still putting up with it to this day.