Hot jobs in the cold weather

By: Kevin Hurd Email
By: Kevin Hurd Email

Some workers who have jobs in high heated areas are enjoying their work even more in this cold stretch.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The sizzle at Singha Thai Cuisine is as hot as it sounds. It may be cold outside but the kitchen at the restaurant heats up at dinner time.

"It can be up to 90 degrees back in the kitchen," said Yeng Yang, a cook at the restaurant.

It is his getaway from the cold Wisconsin winter. And he says he would not trade his job on a day like this.

"Especially today when it's cold outside I would be okay back there," he said.

Customers too came in steadily during dinner time hoping a hot meal would warm them up.

"It's very nice and cozy, better to be in here than outside," said Kathy Harings who was eating at the restaurant on Tuesday night.

It may be a taste of Thailand in Eau Claire but the food is as close as you are going to get. The weather in Thailand is a lot warmer.

Another hot job is at Black Thumb Glass on London Road in Eau Claire where temperatures in front of the torch can reach 2,500 degrees.

"It's hard on the face, I'm sitting here getting a tan all day and then you walk outside and that cold air is bitter," Roe said who is with Black Thumb Glass.

15 years working with glass and Roe says he would not give it up on a day like this.

"Stay behind the torch, that's where I'm supposed to be," he said.

If you are not lucky enough to work in the heat, Robert Adams' advice on how to stay warm is simple.

"Lots of layers, lots of layers," he said.

He says you also need to look on the bright side.

"It's not that bad if it's snowing it could be worse," he added.


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