By Anonymous - 07/10/2015 16:46 - United States
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Hope it's fixed soon :( regulated kitchens are bad enough! But even if it is fixed soon you should still look for another job because your employer just showed that he doesn't respect you guys or think of your well being
Yeah seriously! Kitchens can get to being really hot, even with the AC on full blast. That sounds intense. I live in Arizona where temperatures often reach 110° over the summer and I might have passed out from OP's conditions even after being used to such heat.
Assuming it's a chain restaurant, file a complaint to someone higher up than your boss. Whether it be about your boss' behavior or just asking for the AC to be fixed, no one should have to work under those conditions. Best of luck OP.
It's possible this was an isolated incident and just a bad call on the boss's part. That doesn't excuse it, but people do make mistakes. It's also possible (and more likely, given tone of the FML) that the boss (or restaurant) is consistently negligent about work place health/safety. If that's the case, OP and his coworkers should document this and definitely talk to the boss's boss, the labor board, or OSHA.
That's extremely unfortunate. Is there some sort of law to protect against this type of.. neglect (for lack of a better word)? Excuse my ignorance on the matter, I'm not sure how all of the laws work in each state pertaining to work.