Hot Jobs | VideoKristin Clouston | 6/26/2012
The burgers aren`t the only thing that stays hot at the Blue Collar Cafe. Amy Woodruff calls herself "The Griller" and spends about four hours a day working over an open flame.
"We grilling for the construction workers. We`re grilling for the guys. You know the wind is nice, the heat is just right here in the afternoon when it starts getting down on me it`s not fun."
She says sweet job perks make it worth it.
"Go back inside, eat some ice, drink some italian sodas."
Michael Oberlander works for parks and rec and spends the majority of his day outside. Today he`s helping paint volleyball posts that were damaged when the Missouri flooded.
"I don`t know if it`s the black paint or the sand we`re standing around in that makes it so hot. I don`t think there`s anywhere but shade that could save us."
Katie Parker-Riccio helps care for 24 young adults, many of them are in wheelchairs and they try to go for a walk every day.
"You definitely break a sweat doing all the walking around. Yeah, it`s a lot more challenging when it`s warmer out."
Are the wheelchairs heavy?
"They can be, yes. Especially when you`re going up a hill. You get your work out in."
All three say they keep hydrated through out the day and if it`s really hot they try to start early and hopefully finish before it gets too hot.
It`s also a good idea to keep an eye on your co-workers and make sure they aren`t showing any signs of heat related illnesses. Symptoms can be heat cramps, profuse sweating or not sweating at all, severe sunburn, weakness, headache, nausea and vomiting.