I started a new job a couple of months ago.
When I started working, I knew the summer season was going to be the busiest time of the year.
I wasn’t surprised when the theme parks started filling up with people around the beginning of June. The place was packed from one side to the other once School ended and all of the kids were home for the summer. My boss had me working outside as a snow cone vendor a couple of weeks ago. I was standing outside in the sun most of the day. There wasn’t a canopy on top of the snow cone cart, so I didn’t have any shade from the Sun. I stood outside in the theme park from 10 a.m. until 2 pm. I was supposed to take my lunch break at that time, but no one showed up to relieve me. At 1, I flagged down one of the park security guards so he could find the manager. I felt like I was going to get a heat stroke. The temperatures were extremely hot and humid and I wasn’t anywhere near the air conditioning. When my boss finally sent someone to relieve me, it was almost 3. I sat in the break room by the air conditioner vent and I felt extremely dizzy and faint. I tried to drink some water, but it made me sick. I started to feel like I was going to pass out, so I went to the medical office. The nurse told me that I was already suffering from heat stroke. She called the park manager and told the guy that I needed to go home for the rest of the day. I sat in the cool air for the next hour, while I received an IV.