My roommate plus I simply could not believe it when the two of us got called in to come to work when we truthfully thought they would close the store with all this ice on the roads. But no, our responsible employer says we’re staying open. Well, it took us over 90 minutes to make a drive that usually takes 30; but there is wet, heavy snow starting to come down, plus already we’re seeing downed power lines all over the city. And then of course, right when the two of us get into work, the lights are already dimmed. That’s not good, seeing as the store should have been fully opened with the all of the lights on over a half hour to an hour ago. When the two of us finally get in, we manage to find just a few employers there but nearly no other team members… Our store had lost power plus was only running on the emergency back-up, so the whole place had the emergency lights, but simply no heating plus A/C. The few of us there spent the first half hour of our shift just racing to empty the frozen cases from the aisles and then into the freezers, but as we’re doing so, patrons are quickly coming in to shop! The store has no heating or cooling of any kind, so certain areas of the store are chilly, but people are still here. They’re not even buying storm supplies like furnace parts or deicer. The last guy I rung out bought three t-shirts plus a pack of gum. Finally, our boss concluded that the two of us had to let everyone go home plus close up early because technically, the two of us were working in illegal conditions. The store has to be able to heat to at least 65 degrees for us to be working there, so no heating plus A/C means that isn’t happening.