I went shopping for a few birthday gifts for my nieces this past weekend. The taste in toys that these kids possess seems to change with the wind, so it’s taxing to say if what I bought them will be an unexpected hit, or a huge flop… Either way, I was excited because I wouldn’t have minded keeping the toys for myself! The toys themselves were music instruments – a single was a small plastic guitar, the other was a set of bongos… As I picked these toys out with my wifey, the people I was with and I couldn’t help but notice how hot it was inside the store. It must’ve been around 85 degrees outside that morning, but it entirely felt adore 90 or higher in that shop! Within various fifths of being in the store, I was feeling sweat drip down the small of my back. I do not like being anywhere that’s too hot, humid or stuffy, so this locale was genuinely getting on my nerves. As my wifey searched for the toys to get our nieces, I sought out an employee of the store and asked about the temperature. The employee sighed, explaining that the store owner has a twisted system to punish employees that are falling short on sales quotas. If the team genuinely working that morning didn’t sell a particular number of products by the end of the morning, the owner was going to lock the temperature control at the maximum heat setting for a whole week. I was speechless! I’ve dealt with bosses on power trips, but to intentionally make your employees – and your clients – suffer, over something they can’t control? Talk about a lunatic. I felt awful for the staff, which is why I decided to buy multiple toys for each of my nieces that I’d supply them later for the holidays. I also made sure to show the team member how they can reset the temperature control security lock, and make the store’s temperature more adequate. Hey, you have to confrontation back against employers that don’t realize they’ve crossed a line!