posted on Aug, 14 2020 @ 10:53 PM
a reply to: Claymation213
Definitely E and sometimes T.
I drive a wrecker. We run pretty much 24/7. I get 4 days off per month which is more than some, but I'm still on call even then. Often in this
industry we don't make it home for 36 hours or more.
We winch cars out of standing water in the middle of lightening storms. We hustle on the blacktop in triple digit humid conditions while dodging
reckless drivers passing us at high speeds. We clean up wreck scenes when debris is scattered from here to kingdom come. We walk large apartment
complexes all night searching for violations where half of everyone hates us and the other half loves us.
Most of this is done on minimal sleep. Ther past few months I have averaged around 3 hours of sleep in a 24 hour cycle. I don't realize how foggy my
brain is and how unintelligent it makes me until I finally get good rest and the fog lifts for a little while. It's rough, but I've grown to love
Sometimes work slows down real bad. It's strictly a commission based income, but I don't mind. It's good for everyone else when my work slows. It's
important to try and brace for these times through savings. It still often comes down to living check to check when work slows. Usually it isn't for
too terribly long.
Anyway, with all the physical and emotional strain that comes with this career I could not be more thankful to have it. Poor decision making put me
in a position where I made a poor income. It was my fault for not having other options. Then I was blessed with this opportunity! Thank God for the
American system where I can work myself to death if I choose and it actually leads somewhere worthwhile.