Working almost an hour away from my home use to drive me crazy.
This wasn’t because of the traffic or the fact that I had to wake up two hours earlier just to make sure I was arriving on time.
The real issue was the fact that my vehicle had a terrible A/C unit. It would take close to half an hour just to get the cool temperatures to kick in during the summer. This was a pressing disluck while living in a southern state where temperatures could get to the low eighties before 10:00 am. Sporadically I wouldn’t even change into my uniform until after arriving to toil for fear of perspiring profusely and ruining the clothes, and leaving toil in the middle of the day was even worse. When I first started working the company didn’t have any trees or overhead structures to block the sun so I would open my vehicle doors and enter what felt like a sauna. Again taking nearly thirty minutes to cool down which in the afternoon was twice as terrible as the temperature would rise closer to a hundred degrees with humidity. I would beg my parents to help me repair the A/C system in my vehicle except by the time they would come around to the idea, the temperatures outside would start to drop and then there was no need to repair the cooling system. I finally caved and began searching for jobs closer to my condo that way I wouldn’t have to endure the heat for such a significant amount of time.