This week we will experience the worst heat of the year, and there are people that just have to suck it up and go do their jobs no matter what. Let's give them a little credit, just showing up at these jobs is honorable.

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    Air Conditioning Repair Person

    Yep, this person is responsible for making you cool on these scorching days. They have to go out in the heat and deal with a fan spitting out heat at them while you are inside enjoying the fruits of their toil.

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    Road Construction Worker/Flagperson

    These people are fixing the roads so you can sit in your air conditioned car and not have a bump. The flag holder goes out in the heat and tells you whether to stop or slowdown. They have to brave the heat just to hold a flag.

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    Mail Carrier

    These men and women are a different breed altogether, they go out in the rain, sleet, snow, heat, tornado.....ok, maybe not a tornado. They get the job done, and when it's hot, they get to wear shorts, if they want to. Just so you can get your mail, they deliver in the heat. (I should include all delivery people from UPS and FEDEX too).

    By: Joe Raedle Getty Images
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    Restaurant Kitchen and Dishwasher

    Don't wanna cook because it's too hot? So, you go out to eat, someone has to cook and clean the dishes. These people sweat it out behind the scenes making your food. If they were grillin' outdoors it would be a different story, they have to endure their heat indoors and there is no break when they step outdoors. These people deserve a cold one!

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    Roofing Contracter

    Hot tar, hot roof, hot outside. There's no break when you are on the roof of a house and it's baking outside. No amount of water is going to cool you down, you are sweating and the heat takes all your energy out of you.

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