I have a serious human rights issue that needs to be addressed.
No one is taking it seriously, but I have decided to take action on it myself.
I’m talking about working conditions in the deep south. More specifically, I’m talking about making people work without any AC in their craft brewery. See, I work in a small brewery down in the hot and sweaty south. Every day when I report to work, I walk through the production floor where the brew is made and shudder with discomfort as I consider the environment. It’s industrial and hot. Incredibly hot. The entire place is open air to the outdoor heat and there is not a whisp of AC to be found. Since the space is repeatedly heated for the sake of making beer, it’s apparently too expensive for them to close the damn roll doors and put in a massive industrial AC unit. I’ve looked into it, the cheapest models run a few tens of thousands of dollars and installation is similar. So I understand it’s an investment. But I also understand the importance of keeping your employees alive. When it’s 95 degrees or warmer all summer long, it seems like a real working hazard to make your people lift heavy bags and lean over boiling liquids. I’ve tried to bring the production guys together to form a heat strike, but everyone needs the hours to pay the bills. I mean, it’s all I can do to try to help. I walk right through the heat and sit in a perfectly air conditioned office, anyways.