So I've be exiled to the coal mine every weekend for the last several weeks, and I really don't see an end to it just yet. Talked to my boss last night and he says he might have someone hired... But I'll still have to work next weekend too because I'm the one who'll be training him.
Frankly, I don't see how it's worth it to the company I work for. It's only a weekend contract, the mine has their own people during the week... And considering the company is paying me double what the contract pays in the first place, not including the overtime... From Friday afternoon until 2 AM this morning I worked thirty four hours... Half of that was overtime. They've also been paying for my motel room every weekend, and the use of the company vehicle and fuel costs.
It's not worth it.
They've lost a shitload of money every time I work down there... But who am I to argue. I like the overtime pay. Especially now I've missed my firefighter level 1 class I've got to make it worth it to me.
But if I was running this company I'd have dropped this contract like a hot potato months ago. It's so far removed from every other contract the company has, pays the least and because of it's location and the hours required it's hard to keep filled.
The one redeeming quality of the place is the few people I do come into contact with there are really great, and the scenery is really pretty.
But for the time being, I'm still exiled...
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden