I went to the gym with my boyfriend this morning and it was a pretty good workout.
After we left I told him that I wanted to stop in the hardware store that was in the same plaza to grab a few items.
The moment we walked into the store, I knew that this was to be a quick trip. The first step in the store was a big clue that the air conditioner was completely broken. The air was very muggy as if there had been no dehumidification in days. They had fans set up at the front of the store to help provide some circulation and push back on the air particles streaming inside when the doors open. The employee at the first register looked at us in terror and said they had no had working air conditioner in six days. I urged her to immediately contact the headquarters and let them know because a working air conditioner is a part of the healthy working environment that employees have rights to. No one should be forced to work without a working air conditioner in the hot summer heat, regardless of whether or not they are paying them extra money for it. With no air conditioner or dehumidifying system, the entire store becomes wet and condensation can build up on the floor, causing a hazard to every customer that walks through. I couldn’t believe that they had been working like that for six days. I feel like at least one of them should have spoken up and said something about it.