I haven’t posted anything lately about my job sites and thought because I just spent the last few days with my most favorite crew I would now take the time to fill you in in what and where I’ve been hiding. The past few days where not to overly busy so I was able to get a few pictures of what we were doing. This crew that I work for mostly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays would be my all time pick to work daily with if they had the jobs everyday that called for traffic control.
Things were fairly easy yesterday August 22, as you can see from the pictures, we only had two separate jobs to do and did I mention the weather was perfect. This particular crew that I work with are very respectful of their fellow employees as well as me their traffic controller and let me be the first to tell you that makes a huge difference when it comes to having a job run smoothly.
Working on corners can be a little tricky
But like all my jobs with this crew everything went as planned with no interference from the traffic that travels on this road. Now I’m going to tell you about a company that I flagged for on Sunday night down in the heart of the city. As usual I won’t mention them by name, they don’t deserve the advertising. This company is made up of rude, heartless, old cranky men who have no idea what safety means for themselves or anyone around them. We were working in a very busy place right beside a skytrain station and to top it all off the BC Lions had just finished a football game. What does that mean exactly, it means pedestrians come by the 100′s, but that’s not where the problem started. It was actually in the intersection of Thurlow and Georgia where the problems started to arise. These cranky old men seem to think their above everyone else and know more than the rest of the people know.
I have been doing my job for 12 years with no accidents, that means I have a clean safety record, I hold a validated ticket for both in traffic control and lane tech technician this one guy that they call Glen is the worst of the bunch, always trying to dictate how things should be done. I am not a person who will take any sort of crap from a guy who thinks he knows more about my job than I do, in fact this guy knows nothing about my job. I don’t stand over their job telling them how they should do it, so what makes him think he can tell me how to do mine.
It’s bad enough that this company made up of cranky old men don’t even have the respect to say hello when you first arrive at their job site, in fact they don’t acknowledge you at all unless their telling you how to set-up the site. It’s one thing to tell me what their doing it’s another to tell me how to set-up. I didn’t waste my time taking pictures like I said earlier this company needs no form of advertising from me, in fact one of my crews that I work with on a regular basis told me that if your not a young, airheaded chippy with no experience then you won’t get the respect you deserve from Glen. That leaves me out I have to much experience, and I’m not an airhead guess that’s why safety matters to me and is my number one priority. Enough of this subject I could go on and on about the lack of respect from this company but it will change nothing and I could careless if I ever work for them again.
Moving along to something a little more rewarding, there are companies out there that do care and if your lucky enough to get onto one of their job sites your day will go a lot more smoother.
Working in the night can be so rewarding if your working with a decent crew that has respect with a safety attitude, and there’s less motorists speeding!
That concludes working these past few weeks with great crews and some not worth talking about, I have been busy writing different articles online on a great community that I belong to and don’t always have the time to create anything good to read. But I did manage to get a few new things out so if your interested in reading some other topics other than my traffic control stories I’ve included a few good links here for easy access. Not all of the topics are based around the construction industry.
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