Anyone else noticing this trend??
Strangely, I am feeling the strong urge to change professions. After 30 years in construction, I am just about worn-out - physically and mentally. Dealing with the general public has become a real chore and the pandemic really brought out their inner selfishness. (Mine too if the truth is to be told.)
While everyone else was hiding under the couch cushions with their tin-foil hats on............
I was working my ever-loving BALLS off!!! The volume of work more than tripled from years past. I never saw a day off except for my coveted and closely guarded weekends (and people were sitting around all weekend texting and calling - trying to schedule work for my days of rest).
It was - and still is - RELENTLESS. Folks have no problem inviting a random interloper to their home - despite the mortal threat that I bring.
I quit answering the phone or returning calls last week. It f-ing hurts to type because my wrists hurt so bad from the manual tasks of my job. My back is killing me again after several years of being easy to deal with. I'm run-down, burned out - and I just don't want to play anymore.
I'm totally trying to switch industries and have placed an application for a management position at a beverage manufacturing facility. Time to wear a lab-coat and carry a clipboard for a change.
I love my job.
I just hate what people have become. It seems overnight the selfishness and self centered-ness have become the new normal. I can't get there fast enough or do the work cheap enough. And then when they have problems with their shitty equipment...........that becomes my problem to go and demonstrate that the work is solid - it's your shitty equipment that is causing the "problem".
That - if I can even source the materials necessary to build your project in the first place.
F-ing Bullshit !!
Eh......I need more ibuprofen, a beer, and a couple of bong rips this morning just to feel like getting out of bed. I told some friends yesterday that I was considering getting on heroin. At least I could nod out and wait for all of this to go away (and not have all these aches and pains).