Our AC is controlled by our corporate offices... that are on the other side of the country.Also, the medicine I take for my anxiety and depression issues makes me more susceptible to overheating.
Yesterday I was working a 7 hour shift on POS at my store (known for our famous in-store "cash" we give out.) The heat was becoming overwhelming. I usually have a nice pace with my customers: rewards, credit, cash, circle, repeat. As the time passed I started to feel myself slow down significantly.
Not a good sign.
I already had a plug-in fan at my register and turned it all the way up hoping it would help. The girl at the next register saw my wobbliness and began to fan me with an extra crew sheet she had. Customers began to comment on how sickly and slow I was.
Everything seemed to start swaying in slow motion. Then, it happened.
I looked over at the girl who had been trying to help me. I looked her dead in the eyes and said: "I'm going to pass out now." Then BAM my head fell on my desk and my legs slid out from under me.
Thankfully the customer was kind and tried to get me help. My co-workers all called for managers to help me.
I was escorted to the breakroom by one of my managers who gripped tightly to my shoulder so I wouldn't fall because my legs were so weak and shaky. My mom had to pick me up from work and my dad had to go and get my car later while I laid in my bed, without covers, under my ceiling fan.
I came in today and... my boss told me that corporate still won't turn out air conditioning on.
An associate passed out. Me. And they still won't let us use the AC.
Disappointed, but not surprised.