I think that our job either needs to have AC equipment on the job site, or we don’t work as long of hours
It has been a real hot summer. In fact, it has been so hot I feel like my face is on fire everyday. I have been working at a local construction plant full time for the past year now. When I get home, I am exhausted & sweaty. All I want to do is sit down next to the air conditioning unit. After a solid week of doing the same routine, I decided to make a change & take a day off of work. During my day off I slept in, watched all of my favorite television shows, & soaked up all of the air conditioning that I could. If it wasn’t for my girlfriend & my mother, I never would have returned back to work. Those ladies can be really persuasive. It was nice to take a pause though. Working outdoors with no cooling gets to a person after a while. I needed to be by my AC equipment in order to recharge and get back in gear. After soaking up the AC for the day, I was feeling a little better with going back outside again. It was like my muscles were able to relax and properly cool down. I was able to maneuver around easier and build that much faster. I think that our job either needs to have AC equipment on the job site, or we don’t work as long of hours. I just can’t stay in the heat, sunshine and humidity that long without seeing some serious issues. Even one day off made a difference.