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Nov 29, 2020 - 2:24:32 AM
2652 posts since 4/22/2018

I’ve been very lucky throughout these strange times in that the company I work for have remained functioning, and my own role has meant that I’ve actually been busier than ever. Pre-covid I was already working from home and headed out to a customer site or construction site maybe every fortnight. I think that the last time I went on sure was maybe April where I had to have my ‘essential workers letter’ to allow me out during lockdown. I’ve just received my new letter to let me out this week so I can go and look at a new pilot project. All I need to do know is work out where the hell ive put my hair hat and boots, then, evict any wee creatures that may have taken up residence in them since they’ve been sat for so long.

Nov 29, 2020 - 2:58:15 AM
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rinemb

USA

12911 posts since 5/24/2005

I have retired my steel toed boots as OSHA and jobs have not made it necessary. I still wear a hardhat at all times outside my job site trailer. Around here, the hats are dated or were, and Safety Engineers or OSHA could inspect out hats for those dates. Though I have not bought a new hat in years. I buy em when they break or I lose them. My safety glasses are somewhere?
I am glad you are working. If I have to quarantine after each job, I may officially retire. This really sucks.
Brad

Nov 29, 2020 - 3:10:43 AM

2652 posts since 4/22/2018

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Originally posted by rinemb

I am glad you are working. If I have to quarantine after each job, I may officially retire. This really sucks.
Brad


Brad, I've got projects on the go in 7 countries across Europe, 2 in the US and 1 in Australia we use local labour resources where possible, but in order to ensure consistency we do use UK project managers and engineers.  We are having to factor 2 weeks mandatory hotel isolation with room service prior to starting on many of the projects.  I imagine it's bad enough isolating at home but being stuck in a hotel room that you cannot leave must be grim.

Nov 29, 2020 - 3:19:53 AM
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rinemb

USA

12911 posts since 5/24/2005

Jonty, that sounds nearly unbearable. I assume the pay is commensurate with the PITA? Are you providing an exercise bike in each room.
Brad

Nov 29, 2020 - 3:25:31 AM

2652 posts since 4/22/2018

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Originally posted by rinemb

Jonty, that sounds nearly unbearable. I assume the pay is commensurate with the PITA? Are you providing an exercise bike in each room.
Brad


To be honest, I suspect a complimentary eye exam would be more appropriate.

the guys are obviously out for the duration of the project, usually 1-3 months so we pay them overtime for their weekends off and usually they get an Airbnb apartment rather than being stuck  in the hotel once isolation is over.

Nov 29, 2020 - 3:41:50 AM
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rinemb

USA

12911 posts since 5/24/2005

At least they get a nice place to stay. My onsite jobs are usually 7-10 days,never been more than a month. Trouble is, I have to live 24/7 on location. In beat up converted containers or way past decent old trailers. No running water or plumbing, no cooking facility except microwave and small fridge, rarely a couch of any kind-just a chair and a small bed for naps. I never get under the covers-bring my own bedding and lay on top.

But, when I was younger and it was allowed, I always carried a rifle, shotgun, handgun, and some kind of plinker, and fishing gear. (depending on seasons) The free board around pits made great backstops for target practice. And I could often just walk away from location to hunt or fish. Once, I made it about 20 feet before knocking down a cock pheasant. Cleaned it and with my crockpot and the food stuff I brought with me, I made a nice pheasant and rice casserole that became a soup later. Alas, now, no firearms allowed on location or in your vehicle. That and getting older became a game-changer on one of the benefits of my job. Brad

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