Well, it has been an eventful winter, without much actually happening. By that I mean, I’ve done a lot of running around, but didn’t end up doing much.
I spent a month and a half in Houston, TX, the first week was spent going to safety classes for a specific job site, after completing these classes I spent a day at the site and was told that I was no longer needed, the next day, so I kind of worked for 2 days on a project that was supposed to last a month. So, after being hi-jacked from another project, doing the yearly PMs for 3 sites in the Houston area, I was quickly cast adrift with no warning, I found out by having the manager that originally requested help calling me at about noon after having just finished a 6 pm to 6 am shift, the manager that I was working for at that time hadn’t even sent an email.
So now I have to get the contact information for the PMs I was supposed to do, then not do, and now supposed to do again, that took a week and a half, for 3 names and phone numbers, one guy had the info to me within hours the other guy sent several whiny screeds filled with righteous indignation, how dare they take his jobs and customers, what will he do now. After it was pointed out that he was already booked for the next several months to do upgrades and repairs to systems damaged by the hurricane, he finally gave me the information I needed. Now to contact the customers and schedule the PMs, well everyone wants to start on Tuesday or Wednesday, with each PM lasting 2 days, that means I can only do 1 a week, for some reason no one with any authority works on Fridays, in the Houston area. It took 3 weeks to get everyone scheduled, so as soon as the last customer was done I scheduled my departure.
I spent a lot of time watching bad TV in the hotel room, the internet connections sucked, no one cooks an evening meal either. I have never had an hour wait to get into a restaurant on a non-holiday weeknight before, an ordinary Wednesday, and at 8 pm it’s an hour wait for a table, they closed at 9. So I ate a lot of Whataburger and take out Thai, with some tacos and subs thrown in to keep it interesting, but the chipotle mongolian BBQ was something I could have done without.
Well, enough of my rambling and venting, but it felt good to get it out.