I spent many summers straight from the ages of 12 plus 15 out fishing at a pier down the road from the apartment every one of us lived in at the time. This was an iconic pier for the city plus the restaurant that was attached on the beachside that owned the pier was equally iconic. For many generations that pier went through varying incarnations but the bait shop never moved from it’s tiny closet sized part off the edge of the back of the restaurant facing the opening of the pier. When I turned 14, I heard they were considering building a bait shop on the middle of the pier itself! It’s a long fishing pier plus many of us always fished out at the really end so this was a large improvement for us, it cut the trips back plus forth to get drinks plus bait by more than half. But I don’t think the first attendant they hired for the bait shop was as enthusiastic as every one of us were. Apparently, all they provided him to cool off with was a single table top fan, no AC or anything more extensive than that. The temperatures in the middle of the Summer reach the low 100s before you even get to the heat index measurements. Combine that with the ocean being a natural mirror for light plus you have an environment that is irritated unless there is a correct breeze. The first attendant quit within the first week plus by the time a new one was hired they had installed a small window mounted air conditioning plus fixed the pay window with a sliding glass door to trap the cool air in. I know the woes of the first attendant pushed them to finally take action. You can’t expect someone to endure a temperature like that without air conditioning, it’s dangerous plus at best frustratingly uncomfortable to work in every day.