Category Archives: Jobs

Working the night shift

We just finished Week 2 of Bob’s 12 week stint on the night shift at work. Every couple of years his crew gets a turn to work nights. He missed his last rotation a few years ago because he was … Continue reading

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3 year notice

There’s a commercial for State Farm where an employee gives her 15 year notice.  “Well, I better schedule your exit interview,” sighs the boss.  “Fifteen years goes by quickly.” Last year, I started training my replacement at the office.  Max’s … Continue reading

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Lead foot

I’m not much of a criminal. It isn’t because I have a strict moral code.  Although I have a conscience, my moral behavior is fenced in with a fear of consequences.  I don’t want to be caught and I certainly … Continue reading

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Day 6—My Job

It was just a little nutty of me to think I could write a daily gratitude blog when we have company visiting.  This is my 3rd one today and gets me caught up.  It’s been a super gratitude day! If … Continue reading

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Death and taxes and ignorance

I work for an 18 month old construction company, a partnership between Max and Manuel,  2 brothers whose single mother raised them and who have worked together always.  Max’s wife is our office manager.  On a good day, Max’s nickname is … Continue reading

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Not my fault (…it’s asphalt!)

We laid hot mix on one of our projects yesterday and that made my day.  Putting down asphalt is close to the end of most projects which partially explains my happiness.  But more than that is the process itself.  It’s … Continue reading

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Dirty work

I had no intention of working in construction when I was a kid.  I live in a family chock full of educators, nurses, homemakers, farmers and ranchers.  Construction is not in my blood.  But I was too smart for an … Continue reading

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