Thankfully the cigar shop wasn’t very busy on that Monday morning.
A couple of weeks ago, I was hired to work at a cigar shop. I didn’t know anything about cigars at the time, but I have quickly learned a lot about each item available in our shop. Monday morning I came to work and the boss was already working on some paperwork in the office. I went into the humidor to stock some supplies and I realized that the indoor air quality felt strange. I immediately went to the office to talk to the boss. I told her that the indoor air quality seemed strange and I thought maybe the humidifier might not be working properly. My boss got up from the desk and went to check on the machine. The humidifier seemed to be working, but the humidity levels were higher than they should be. The levels were off enough for my boss to get concerned. My boss called the heating and cooling supplier that services the humidifier in the store. They didn’t have an available technician until the afternoon, so we tried to keep the door closed as much as possible. Thankfully the cigar shop wasn’t very busy on that Monday morning. We only had a couple of customers all day and the technician had plenty of time to work on the humidifier in the afternoon. My boss was very thankful that I realized there was a problem with the humidifier right away. She might not have stepped foot in the humidor at all that day and the issue may have gone unchecked until days later. We could have lost thousands of dollars worth of speciality cigars and cigarillos.