horrid jobs for the weather?
smudger – take pride in the fact that what you’re doing is providing a valuable public service, for which a grateful nation is eternally in your debt!
Salt and vinegar? 😀
Talking of salt, I once worked in a salt works that basically consisted of 3 absolutely ****ing enormous kettles full of super-heated steam. That wasn’t much fun in summer eitherPosted 4 years agoversesSubscriber
Once had a summer job in the warehouse of a pickle factory.
Pushing pallet loads of pickled eggs/onions/sauces around in a hot warehouse wasn’t much fun. I spent the whole summer stinking of vinegar…
Last weekend I stupidly decided to cut down a Leylandii hedge and then dig out the 12″ diameter trunks…Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
I used to work in a steelworks, very hot every day, and hotter during the summer, steel roof and huge ingots of steel at 1200 degree coming out of the furnaces.
Today fitting a front door, in direct sunshine,120 on the thermometer and 90 in the shade, killing headache, 5 bottles of water and now the shakes/craps as heat stroke sets in.Posted 4 years agowolfensteinMember
Mig robot welding .. Face the industrial fan for 30min on myself where its supposed to face the robot electronics (actually robot and me took turns every 30min) .. 7hours later robot dead with system display “over temperature” and need to be turn off and cool down 😆Posted 4 years agospooky_b329Member
Working in a telephone exchange can be pretty grim…cabling when its 35 degrees at floor level and lots higher up above the equipment racks. Air conditioning is rare, forced air is the normal cooling method, and sometimes they just don’t bother. All windows usually sealed and barred. The uniform of cheap trousers and stinky polyester polo tops doesn’t help.
I’d much rather be out in the snow and ice with split sore hands, with the wind going straight through three layers of fleece, jacket and coat!Posted 4 years agoskiMember
I am a parkie,
This week someone thought it would be a good idea to place some new bins in the park I work in!
So lucky me, I have been digging the foundations for the bins by hand, well with a spade, 2×6.
I had sweat pouring off my head like I had a tap switched on above it.
But loving every second at the moment, best job I have ever had so far!Posted 4 years agobruneepSubscriber
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Nah too easy a job seavers. If you have time to pose for calendar whilst on duty then you’re not working
I make no apologies for being good looking and sitting about on my arse all day enjoying ice creams 😉
The government have limited my enthusiasm to about 1% for the next 3yrsPosted 4 years agotangMember
I worked a summer like this on the bins. 10 hr shift running behind a lorry lifting stinking bags(20t in a day) by hand that spray their contents all over you and are all covered in dog/cat piss. Knackered and stinking like the stinkiest stinker. Jobs a job, but I was glad that was a stop gap only for 3 months!Posted 4 years ago
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