Social Capital, Pop Culture and Bitching

The Drag Up

   Wed, September 12, 2007 - 5:50 PM
I drug up Tuesday morning ("drug up" or "drag up" or "drag" are construction slang for quit a job) at 5:00 AM which is our regular start time and took a job at 8:00 AM that is 40 miles closer to home and only eight hour days. The company is better too. I also start at 6:00 AM allowing me wake up at 4:50 or so instead of 2:50 or so.

I came to work and walked up to my boss and uttered those immortal words "Hi Kieth, I need my pink slip". You could have knocked him over with a feather. He asked to walk with him and then pummeled me with questions about why I was unhappy, was it him? etc etc. He is only 24 or so and very insecure as you can tell. He really has no business being a foreman but I don't make those decisions. A month ago or so he was still an apprentice. I lied and told him is was solely because of the shortened commute distance. I didn't need a protracted conversation with a wounded puppy dog.

I started my first full day today at the new place. I looked up above me at around 7:00 AM and noticed a very large crane lifting a very large load of concrete over my head. :) I live a cool life.



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Wed, September 12, 2007 - 8:53 PM
Better is better. Everytime.

Congratz
Thu, September 13, 2007 - 3:43 AM
A lift over your head?
A, excuse me but they should not be doing a lift over any people. That is a bad thing. I am calling osha and telling them.... (that they have a nice town)
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Sat, September 29, 2007 - 4:18 PM
A crane over your head could have worse things than concrete!
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Sat, September 29, 2007 - 7:22 PM
He He UH... didn't think of that one!