Working in Humid Weather

United States
May 24, 2007 6:23pm CST
Tomorrow the temps are supposed to be quite high and it will be muggy too. Many of the clients that we see do not have fans or air conditioners. Working in such conditions can leave me feeling fatigued. I of course will be drinking a lot of water to keep myself hydrated. But, the unbearable heat will take its toll on me. Do you work well in such conditions? It definately will be challenging for me.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 May 07
No I dont not at all. I cant take the humid weather. I do feel for you. Its just going to be one day so hang in there.
• United States
25 May 07
Even with a fan on the air is still sticky and I tend to wither after only an hours time has passed. I am in a client's house from one hour to three.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
24 May 07
No I was not able to When I was working I was an Area Manager with a Company car as I did a lot of milage in that job the only thing was in the Summer the car got so hot and no Air conditioning it was awful and I always had Bodyspray with as by the time I got to the next Contract I was so hot and felt it so I would spray myself before I went to see the next Customer or my Staff I hope you will be ok
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• United States
25 May 07
I have air conditioning in my car, but it would cost a small fortune to keep it on with the price of gas so high.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
24 May 07
It is supposed to be hot and humid here but fortunately I work in the lower level of a high rise building so it is not too bad there. Sometimes it gets pretty stuffy and warm down there but not as bad as outside or some place with no air conditioning. That is good that you will be drinking a lot of water as that is very important. Can you bring your own fan? I wonder how people survive without cool air during the hotter days.
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
24 May 07
Today was a very warm day for me. Not quite hot but it was so humid. I felt hot and my face was red. Some other folks complained they didn`t feel good. I drank a lot of cold water and I was happy when I was at home again and it was cooler then in the evening. Somehow we expected rain or thunderstorm but it didn`t come. I work slower in such weather.
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25 May 07
I find it very enervating when it is too hot and humid, and although a fan can help a little bit, it's never really enough. I get tired more easily, and the only thing that seems to help is to have iced water available. I keep wet wipes in my bag and my car too, at least they can be used to cool your face.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
25 May 07
mostly, this is the situation in cold countries. especially to people who are used to cold weathers. and when the weather turns hot, they feel uncomfortable already. and i understand them since i know people personally who can't work, too in a very hot weather condition.
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• United States
25 May 07
I will have to invest in some wipes. Walmart has them for cheap. But, in the heat of the car, they would become warm.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 May 07
I know I couldn't because I have ms and heat is the worst for this illness. Yeah I would drink a lot of water tommorrow and gatoraide. i wasn't big on that untill I bought the punch kind. It tastes pretty good and in this hot weather in Florida I need it.
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• United States
25 May 07
Gatorade is too sweet for me. I do like tea, but it makes me run to the bathroom more.
@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
25 May 07
I do get tired when it heats up ike that. I think it wears just about everyone down. I really don't know how people do it day in and day out. Besides they are use to it. I use to work at a factory and it would reach 120 degrees inside. i was use to it than. But not heat like that has me running into the shade or in the house. Heck, I burnt the bottom of my feet today by walking on the cement outside my house. I never thought I would ever do such a thing. My feet really hurt.
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• United States
25 May 07
OUch! I would be sitting with my feet in a bucket of cool water.
@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
25 May 07
When you are out on your own, you can freeze bottles of gatorade to have in your car. Muggy does get to me. I build up to it, though, if I have to. I find that I really must put my hair up, and wear a cloth hair tie or head band to help absorb the sweat. In between client's homes you can run an ice block or something cold around your neck and on your temples and wrists,it really helps. Maybe carry a hand towel to mop off with.
• United States
25 May 07
My hair is short, so I wear a headband to keep it back away from my face. I may have to start bringing a towel with me to wear around my neck.
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
25 May 07
With my fibromyalgia, the humidity can take its toll on me. We have air conditioning in the house but I haven't turned it on yet. I am waiting. The inside temp of our house is 27 celsius. I set my thermostat at 26 during the summer so there is no point in putting it on right now. I am trying to save as much electricity as I can. I turn the girls' overhead fans off overnight but probably won't tonight. It's even hot in the basement. I open the windows wide because it cools down at night. If this keeps up I will be turning on the a/c. I have been very tired and in a lot of pain. Having trouble getting up in the morning. I don't know if it's the weather or something else, or everything combined. I won't complain about the heat, though. It took us long enough to get it. We have a swimming pool, but it is not heated. It takes awhile for the sun to warm the pool up enough for me to get in. I probably won't set foot in it until the end of June. My daughter said it was pretty warm today. Yeah, warm. Right! It has to be at least 75F for me to get in the water otherwise my body freezes up. I just keep on keeping on. Tomorrow I hope to relax.
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• United States
25 May 07
We have a wading pool and a larger blow up pool. Now to get it put up and find the slow leak.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
25 May 07
I used to have to work in these conditions, not any more though. When I was teachiong in my earlier days, a lot of schools didn't have aircondioning. Can you imagine what it was like in a room full of dirty, smelly children on those very hot days? Eventually, most schoools were airconditioned, but often they used the cheaper option of evaporative airconditioning, instead of refrigerated. So in a heat wave,m they failed. Evaporative systems are not good in very large areas with a lot of people over extended heatwaves.
• United States
25 May 07
Working in a school full of stinky people isn't great. This is especially true once they get out of gym class.
@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
25 May 07
I don't do well in humid weather conditions. The humidity seems to just suck the energy right out of me! Very fatiguing. I try to drink plenty of water or gatorade or juice or even better, rotate between the three. It does seem to help. Hope this helps? Take care of yourself!
• United States
25 May 07
I did drink a lot of water and a bottle of juice.
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
25 May 07
I really can't stand humidity anymore, especially the older I get. We have a couple of fans here, but one is broken at the moment, so will have to get it repaired. We also have two window air conditioners, one for the main floor, and the other for the top (bedroom) floor. They still have to be installed this year, as we're required to take them out for the winters. If I can't get cooled off in this type of weather, the heat makes me sick (literally). I definitely can't work (or function) when I can't get cooled off. Right now, it's 'warm' in here, so I have the lights off, and one window open, hoping for some breeze. All the best to you.
• United States
25 May 07
Wish there was something more than a hot breeze.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
25 May 07
Oh that must be terrible. When I was in my late teens I worked in a small nursing home with 3 floors and no air conditioning. I think there was one fan on each floor. Oh it was horrible in the humid summer....One day I drank so much water it made me sick for two days.
@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
25 May 07
Well weather condition can harm mostly those people who works outside wether it is sunny or rainy days, for us working inside our office cant totally harm us except if the weather affect the electricity, it will totally upset us... I do agree with you also heat can also the cause uncomfortably working specially if your airconditioned didnt work so well....this one can be the cause of delay of our work also..
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
25 May 07
It will be rough. I think maybe I would take my own fan. That would help a little. At least you would have circulation of air. Good luck.
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
25 May 07
i definitely can't. my climate is naturally muggy. but we all work in aircon. unless one's job is at a food centre cooking hot food. but it's horrible to feel uncomfrotable at work. productivity plunges.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
25 May 07
You can keep baby wipes. You can keep wash rags in a wet cold pak in your car..and wear the clothes that breath and feel the most comforatble.You can have a small ice chest with crushed ice and keep water bottles in it.....best of luck !
• United States
25 May 07
That is the only thing I have not got used to here in Georgia. The humidity is unbearable. I have been trying for 30 years to get used to it. I hate it, hate it.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 May 07
Hi ElusiveButterfly. I do not function very well in these types of conditions either. Drinking lots of water is important, and they have those little battery-operated fans that are not costly. I gave my oldest daughter one last year. Maybe you could buy one of them.
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• United States
25 May 07
I think they have them at the dollar stores. But, with both hands busy it will be hard to hold it.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
25 May 07
I feel bad for you because I know how hard it is to work when it is hot. I don't handle the heat well at all even now that I am not working outside the home. Plus I am taking a medicine that rids my body of excess fluid and salt. I am not feeling all that great today. This heat is really taking its toll on me. It must be worse for you. Its good that you will be drinking lots of water. I hope you get through this okay.
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• United States
25 May 07
I did get through it okay. In between clients I sat in my car with the AC full blast. When I got home I took a 20 minute shower, cold of course.