My last job was in warehousing. It was certainly the biggest building that I’ve ever witnessed in my life! it was ridiculous, and often, getting from one locale to the other was very much like doing a marathon. That included going to the lavatory! The work that I did at the warehouse was only of two types. Those types were intense physical labor, or boring, basic tasks. I guess that’s just how warehousing is! It was during some of the more intensely active tasks I did that I came to really rely on the fact that this warehouse was climate-controlled. For such a cavernous building, I had to gape at the feat of engineering involved with managing to keep things perfectly cool in the summer and warm in the winter, despite the temperature outside. I cannot imagine their monthly heating & cooling costs, nor can I imagine the amount of work that goes into ensuring that their climate control system kept being as effective as it always seemed to be. Despite the conditioned air, I certainly worked up a sweat darting here and there, carrying boxes and totes to their proper spot. Of course, it would have been super worse without the air conditioning, so much worse that I cringe to think about it. We all worked extra hard and the environment could certainly be rough. There were even times when we were subject to business practices that seemed a little harsh. But through it all, we were fortunate that we got to be cooled down in the summer and warmed up in the winter while we worked!