I’m the go to guy at work. I get shit done. I’m just a dumb animal with a need to finish shit off and get a job done right so I can be satisfied and get home to my son.
That being said, I’m really stressed out. I need a break. Since I decided to stop owning my own company and start working for someone else (insurance reasons)I have been more strung out than I ever imagined. I’m an electrician; I can do anything from high voltage to motor controls to data to security. I worked for some of the best people in Wisconsin but I’m just getting tired of being pushed to my limits week after week.
Yesterday, at 4:00 in the afternoon, I had to go on a lift to wire a plume fan. It was 20 degrees and dropping quickly. I was on a boom lift 65 feet in the air with medium high winds. By the time I got my stuff done the winds had picked up and the lift was rocking so bad I lost one of my brand new screwdriver because my hands were too frozen to compensate for the back and forth motion of the lift quick enough. Luckily, no one was directly below me.
I got it done. I’m not a fan of heights (actually I am but only when there is a building or strangely enough an airplane* around me) and my helper already refused to go up there, but I got it done.
The customer was happy, the contractor was happy, and I was just glad to be the fuck done with that bullshit “week” long project that actually took the HVAC guys about 4 months to coordinate. I’m the last one there hooking up the frequency drives and start/stop stations so I happen to be the one they blame for all the delays.
And they wonder why I drink…
* Up yes, down no. Still not a big fan of the down part.
P.s. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. I needed that.
P.p.s Where I work is really great. I’m expecting too much. The pay is good, The bonuses are great, and they pay to keep me certified on the latest trends and everything new in electrical stuff from motors to fiber optics. I just had to vent.