I’m working as a deckhand at a local marina for the rest of the summer. I needed a part time job before going back to school in the fall. This is the first time I worked a job outdoors for 100% of the time. My previous two employers were an attorney’s office and a kitchen at a nursing home. The latter job was constant manual labor, but it was done indoors for the most part. We had to take huge bins of garbage outside several times each shift. And, once a month we had to clean the garbage area outside with buckets of soapy water and huge brushes. Otherwise, all of my employment has been indoors. I had no way of conceptualizing how insanely hot it would be in the southern sunshine during July and August. It was so hot yesterday that I nearly passed out from a heat stroke. I get overheated to the point where I struggle to cool off even when I get home and inside the comfort of my climate controlled apartment. When I got home today, I ran into the house and jumped towards the thermostat to turn the air conditioning on. I was in horror when nothing happened and the a/c wouldn’t start cycling. I called the HVAC supplier and went through all of the procedures that they relayed to me over the phone. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get my air conditioner to turn on. They sent out a technician who confirmed that my air conditioner is broken and that I need to install a new system altogether. Now I’m stuck with massive heat at home until they arrive with my new air conditioner next week.