Recently, I accepted a new job for a local boutique.
I’d originally filled out my application to work in the store, but they only had positions left in their warehouse.
I really loved the company, and they promised to move me up to the storefront contingent to my work habits. When I showed up to work on my first day, I was blown away with how big the warehouse was. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t that! As my boss was showing me around, I couldn’t help but feel cold. I also noticed that all the other employees were dressed in pants and sweatshirts, even though it was ninety degrees outside with 80 percent humidity. When I asked my boss about the cool temperature, she said that they had to keep the warehouse under a certain temperature due to the nature of some of the products and sanitation. She gave me an extra sweatshirt to keep warm that day during my shift, but recommended that I wear warmer clothing for all my future shifts. They kept the thermostat set at 67 degrees all day everyday, and it would remain that way. I was a little disappointed to hear this, because I’m the type of person who is always cold. I struggle to keep warm in the normal environments. On my second day of work, I bundled up in two shirts, a sweatshirt, a pair of pants, two pairs of socks, and my warmest sneakers. Although it was a little difficult to bend and move during my shift, I remained warm! I don’t know if I can keep this up, because that’s a lot of clothes to wear each day, just to stay warm at work.