It's not the tools or the work or the van you drive.
It's not the paycheck,( although that is of great value), nor the bennies like insurance and vacation time ...
It's the PEOPLE whom you serve with.
Now I must admit, I dont like many of my work assignments from day to day or week to week!
I dont like some of the conditions I must force myself to function under ...
And I dont like running out of SOMETHING on a daily basis, like Sil-Fos, ladders, fittings, welding gas, pipe, etc., etc.
And the scheduling of the various crews, right on top of one another so nobody can hardly move without stepping over you or on your hoses or pipe, etc .... etc.....
This all sucks BIG TIME!!!
But I like the people.
I like em for more reasons than I hate the working conditions!
I like em cause they are human, they know they are fallable and they dont make demands upon the workforce more than they put upon themselves.
And they try real hard to do a nice job. Solid work using solid techniques.
Low and behold .... I have been there long enough for my insurance to kick in.
I'm pretty much left alone to do my work and not hassled.
Of course things are far from perfect ... but I'm developing a relationship with many who work there and I like what they are about.
And they are more important than having everything that's neecessary BEFORE a project is started!
I used to be the other way around.
I guess I've changed over the years.
Even though I'm not doing service...
Even though I'm not in a company paid vehicle...
Even though the company isnt giving me the wage I am worth....
Even though ... etc., etc., etc...... I'm kinda settling in ... right where I am at.