Hello everyone, I thought it would be kinda cool to ask what everone does for a living, whether you are a student with a part time job or working full time at a job you love. Or maybe you won the lottery, so you don't work :P.
So I kinda wanted to make this a little fun by asking:
What do you do?
What is your biggest pet peeve about your job/education?
What do you love about your job/education?
What career path do you eventually want to follow? Or do you already have one?
Well I'll write about mine for starters.
You'll hear us in the morning usually once a week. We take what you don't want and get rid of it for good. Yes, I'm a garbage man (as stated in my intro).
Well how did I end up doing this job? Well I'm sure most of us have peeked through our windows and spectated the garbage man, but don't really pay attention to what's really going on. I thought it was pretty cool that you got to destroy stuff all day. So basically whatever you could fit in the truck, was crushed by 200Tonnes of hydraulic force. It's pretty cool throwing in an old Tube TV(even though your not supposed to :P) and watch it blow up and glass shards go flying everywhere XD.
Depending on where you live, you may have a truck that picks up your can with an hydraulic arm and dumps it, or you may have a manual collector.
I'm a manual collector, I drive a single man collection unit, and I can tell you, it sure was WEIRD learning to drive one of these huge trucks standing up on the right hand side. These things have two linked steering wheels which is pretty cool.
What I find most annoying about this job is that I will pick up one side of a street on front street collection, and then come back on the opposite side of the street, and there on the side I just did, someone puts their garbage out late... and then calls me in saying I missed it. That's really annoying. Also i'll get those people who will fill a garbage can FULL of bricks or a bag FULL of dirt, and expect me to dump or lift it...Super Man quit last week guys...
Other than that,the thing I love about my job is that it keeps me in really good shape, I lift 10-20 tonnes of garbage every day so I stay strong and healthy as well as occasionally find some awesome stuff some noob thew out which is perfectly fine.
I plan on doing this job as long as my body can take it. Its a really fun job.
Any questions? feel free to drop me a line.
Your turn guys.