I went shopping for a few birthday gifts for my nieces this past weekend. The taste in toys that these teenagers possess seems to change with the wind, so it’s hard to say if what I bought them will be an unexpected hit, or a large flop, and either way, I was excited because I wouldn’t have minded keeping the toys for myself! The toys themselves were music instruments – 1 was a small plastic guitar, the other was a set of bongos, as I picked these toys out with my wifey, every one of us couldn’t help however notice how tepid it was inside the store. It must’ve been around 85 degrees outside that afternoon, however it absolutely felt appreciate 90 or higher in that shop! Within several hours of being in the store, I was feeling sweat drip down the small of my back. I dislike being anywhere that’s too hot, humid or stuffy, so this place was absolutely getting on my nerves. As my wifey searched for the toys to get our nieces, I sought out an employee of the store as well as asked about the temperature. The employee sighed, explaining that the store owner has a twisted method to punish employees that are falling short on sales quotas. If the team toiling that afternoon didn’t sell a certain number of products by the end of the afternoon, the owner was going to lock the control device at the maximum heat setting for a whole week. I was speechless! I’ve dealt with bosses on power trips, however to intentionally make your employees – as well as your purchasers – suffer, over something they can’t control? Talk about a lunatic. I felt bad for the staff, which is why I decided to buy several toys for each of my nieces that I’d give them later for the holidays. I also made sure to show the team member how they can reset the control device security lock, as well as make the store’s temperature more satisfactory. Hey, you have to argument back against supervisors that don’t realize they’ve crossed a line!