I used to work as a cashier in a dollar store. It was not the most glamorous of jobs, but it was my first, and I was thankful for it. I had originally been hired on as a temporary employee to help set up the store after its construction. A whole lot of people were hired for this, but very few were kept onboard when the task was complete. I was thankful that I had been deemed a good enough worker to become one of the stores cashiers.The hours could be quite long and I was often left as the only person running registers to the point where if I went to the bathroom, I risked creating quite the long line. I learned to endure all of this, but there was still one nagging problem that persisted until I eventually left the store for a better job. My manager insisted on keeping the store’s thermostat at a constantly cold temperature, regardless of the weather or season. In the summer, some of the customers praised our powerful HVAC system. It was all good and well for them, but that was only because they were popping into the store for a few minutes and then leaving again. They did not stick around long enough for the blasting air conditioning to take its toll on them. Meanwhile, I was standing at the counter, slowly freezing into an icicle. During breaks between customers, I would gladly move about the store tidying shelves, just to get my blood pumping. I even ended up taking my breaks outside, and boy did that warming sun feel good after being frozen by air conditioning for so long!