Here’s an old draft to tide you over, my patient audience. Exam 1 is finished so hopefully, all this crazy in my life will settle and I’ll be more consistent. I have a doozy of a post very soon!
OK, I’m having a rough time at work. And the more I’m there, the more I generally do. But who am I to complain? Things could be a LOT worse! Here is a list of jobs that are far worse than mine:
-sure, it’s -$60,000-100,000 for work inside the mines, but
-Dangerous! Life threatening
-long (min 1 hr) commute
-no sun 6 days a week
-can’t see 4″ in front of face
-20 degrees colder
1.5 mi down below surface
-shovel coal for 8 hr days
-no scheduled lunch break–10 min lunch
-coal dust + methane released = 1 spark is a dangerous explosion
-unscrupulous companies that save money by forgoing safety features.
-no retirement plan or sick leave when you get black lung and it’s not safe to be exposed to the mines anymore.
-hot (birds need about 80 degree temps)
-a main job is walking through and picking up dead bird bodies
-must work fast
Migrant Farm Worker:
-direct sun for hours
-being hunched over for hours
-at the mercy of weather
-long, long hours