Businesses Cope With Hot Weather

Tyler Jagler works close to 100 hours each day at Townline Market. He has to work in a hot kitchen; and today's weather doesn't help.

"It's pretty intense," he said. "You sweat a lot more, you try to hide in the cooler a little bit more, but besides that you try to stay hydrated. That's all you can do."

Townline Market in Wausau technically has air conditioning. But that doesn't mean it's a cooler environment.

"There's times where it's 95 degrees in here," Townline Market owner David Jagler said. "People walk up and say 'Don't you have air conditioning?' And of course we do, we have vent fans, but they just can't keep up."

For those who have to work outdoors, a hot day makes for a long day at work.

"You try to stay cool. The heat makes us slow down a little bit. It takes a lot out of you when you're outside all day long," said Kellen Bernhardt, a landscaper.

As some employees at Townline Market say, the key is simply to persevere.

"The heat is the heat. You really can't change anything. It's not going to change my daily things I do so I just try to deal with it," Tyler Jagler said.

"We all suffer when it's like this. Because you can only take off so many clothes, and there's no way to stay cool enough," David Jagler said.

With a few more months of summer remaining, some businesses hope to see mild weather return to make their work a little bit easier.


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