On This Labor Day

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Backlasher, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    Happy Labor Day.

    I found a Job that might give us some appretiation 2 our own.

    I was reflecting on jobs a little more intense then our own and thought of the guys that maintain towers.

    Check out tis clip. The 1st 30 sec just chatter but then it gets good.

    Kinda relieves me of my own stress to look at others every now and then.

    We do have a tough job but this is 1 career I would never want.

    Very few moments of safety in this career.

  2. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I'll stick with the big brown truck.
  3. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    uh screw that, wonder what the pay is tho.
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    How about climbing up that tower, and then jumping off?

  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I could just imagine his sup watching that remotely. He'll get a warning letter tomorrow, he should be climbing 4 steps per minute faster.
  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    I'd get up there and realize the empty space in my tool pouch is exactly the tool I must have. Back down to the truck.
    Or worse, get up there and have a gut pain.
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    If they have to pee, do you think they just whip it out and......

    I would.
  8. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Well, hell yes!
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  10. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    It would dissipate before it hit the ground!
  11. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    My friend did this job for about 3 days. I don't think he climbed that high. The reason he quit is that found himself being dizzy and a little bit disoriented after climbing up towers that radiated microwaves(which is what I believe most cell phone towers radiate). He kept this info to himself until on his third day he was bleeding a little bit from his nose. He said to his co-workers something like " Godddamn it, I got a nosebleed" . The other co-workers laughed at him and then one of them told him, that the reason why he was experiencing all that he was experiencing was due to the close exposure to the microwaves when he got a 1/2 a foot from the transmitter. They told him he would get used to it after a while.

    Well he thought about it that night , knew he had some other options , and never went back.

    I don't know about you, but I don't call him a quitter.
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    The heck with that job. I get vertigo on a stepladder.
  13. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I wonder if they have the ten keys to climbing without getting dizzy from microwaves?
  14. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    rumor has it the guy that made this video lost his job after this surfaced because it showed him un attached to his safety harness. it was a common practice to expedite the process but an OSHA lawyers seen it and thought otherwise.

    either way, the stones it takes to climb that tower have to kill your back carrying them around all day