Working Through the Cold

By: Deneige Broom Email
By: Deneige Broom Email

Tallahassee, FL - You probably ride by them in your heated car on the way to work,but they're running to do their jobs outside --- or maybe they're just running to stay warm.

Bobby Sweet says, "Once we start for about an our we heat up for about five hours then we're off. So we'll be done by the time everybody wakes up."

But if you're on the back of the truck --- it can be a different story.

Stephen Miller says, "Freezing your hands get numb, your feet get numb."

Some days the high temperatures won't get out of the 40's and these men and women stay in the elements to earn a living.

While a wind chill can make the freezing cold worse --- working at the car wash isn't always something to sing about.

A.J. Chandler says, "Working in the cold weather in cold water isn't that good. It's not fun. You can't feel anything. Try not to get wet. Please don't spray me."

Utilities workers, construction workers, sign holders and auto mechanics are just a few on the list of people who aren't confined to or protected by four walls.

They've learned to come heavily armed with layers and a warm smile because that's probably the most warmth they'll get during the day.

For some --- the plunging temperatures still aren't the worst forecast they could see.

"It doesn't even bother us until I see some rain on the forecast that's the only thing I worry about. I'm not worried about the cold though."


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