I made my choice

I worked in retail for five years.  It wasn’t a terrible job and I did get amazing discounts on clothes and shoes, what girls wouldn’t love that?  I actually ran my own department which I loved. Actually, now that I am thinking about it the only thing I didn’t like about the working at this job was their heating and cooling system.  The store I worked in was a small shop, but it was also a chain of stores run by one family. The owners were very stingy when it came to money. They wanted complete control over everything, especially the heating and cooling system.  They refused to all the heat to be turned up higher than 68, and the cooling system wasn’t allowed to go past 72. Does that make any sense to you? It didn’t to us. If we wanted to turn the heat up we had to call the owner to get permission to adjust the thermostat.  I live in a major snow belt area where during the winter we often experience strong winds, and sub zero temps. The store was always freezing cold. We could even spend our shift running around putting out new shipments and helping our customers and we would still be freezing.  Our customers would even complain about the temperature settings in the store because they too felt the store was too chilly. When my manager called to ask permission to adjust the thermostat he simply told her that was unnecessary. Did I mention he lives in the south and he has no concept of what a northeastern winter is really like?


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