Postal Employee Cooks Steak on His Dashboard in the Summertime Heat

A Postal employee cooked a steak on the dashboard of his truck to demonstrate how hot it gets in the summer heat.

A Postal employee cooked a steak on the dashboard of his delivery truck in Arizona in an effort to draw attention to how hot his truck gets in the summertime heat.

He sent the pictures to Arizona state representative Shawnna Bolick (R-AZ 20) who published them in a ium, over a roughly 2.5 hour period.

“One of your workers resides in my district and has sent me daily updates along with photographs illustrating on a digital thermometer how hot his mail truck gets during the afternoon. Over the past several weeks, his mail delivery truck has averaged about 128 degrees Fahrenheit inside his vehicle. This past weekend he conducted an experiment and cooked a steak to an internal temperature of medium (142 degrees) not fully thawed at 10am on his dashboard from 10am until 12:30pm,” wrote Bolick.

“I would like to know what your organization is doing to improve your employee’s working conditions. I implore you to review any safety or incident reports that have been filed and hold necessary hearings to help improve the working conditions of your members because right now they are inhumane.”

A copy of Bolick’s letter is included below.

Bolick Letter Re: Postal Working Conditions

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