Following a scenario in which a US postal worker successfully cooked a steak on the dashboard of their vehicle during a ridiculously hot summer shift, an Arizona state representative is calling for an investigation into working conditions for US Postal Service workers. According to the mail carrier it only took two and a half hours to cook the steak in question; a testament to how hot it can get in those vehicles.
State Representative Shawnna Bolick recently received photos and the message from a postal worker in her district, which is part of Phoenix. The photos showed evidence of the temperature inside the truck rising to 128 degrees at one point, and also showed the mail carrier’s experiment in cooking a not fully thawed steak to medium well using the dashboard of his truck during the hottest part of the day. Following this, she has received letters from many mail carriers across the state, detailing the hardships of their job and its working conditions during extreme heat. An anonymous Arizona man that has been working as a postal carrier for forty years claims that he has seen the temperature in the vehicle rise up to 138 degrees before.