My boss went and made some changes to my schedule that actually have me smiling. I'll actually be getting eight hours overtime a pay period and get the weekends off.
What he did was hire on a second guy to work opposite me, because on my days off the Town of Athens was left uncovered, and change the shifts from 10 PM to 6AM to a twelve hour, 8 PM to 8AM shift. So this means I'll be working Sunday through Wednesday.
This means I actually get weekends off steadily for the first time in I cant remember and get overtime pay on a regular basis even if it does mean I'll be back on twelve hours shifts, which I hate.
About fucking time.
Anyway, with the new schedule my posts won't be as early in the morning anymore. I'll be posting around 8:05 AM instead of 6:05 AM, Eastern Standard Time.
Now onto something completely different...
Thursday nights are my volunteer fire department's meeting/training night and this past Thursday was another first for me. We did a realistic search & rescue/ SCBA scenario using an old apartment building the the department owns that's been condemned, shitloads of smoke and full gear.
First thing I realized is that the SCBA is much lighter and a lot less restrictive than I would have thought. I was able to function normally with it on and had no problems... Well, one problem. As soon as I had the mask on, my nomex hood up and helmet on my nose began to run... WTF.
Second thing I realized was that even a small fire in an enclosed space emits copious amounts of thick smoke. That building Was so full of smoke I could barely see three feet in front of me, and I was crawling on the floor.
Pictures of that exercise forthcoming, as soon as a buddy emails them to me.
Have a great day!
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden