However, for the last week this has been my 'office'...
The pulp mill that Mark is an electrician at runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all of the year except the few weeks in May when they do their annual 'shutdown'. Over a thousand workers are brought in assist in cleaning, repairing and improving the mill.
I was one of over 200 'tank watch/fire watch' people hired for the 7 day shutdown.
|Hard hats, safety glasses, portable respirators, 'visi vests' and steel toed boots are mandatory.|
We also do 'fire watch', monitoring welders during and after they work to ensure fires don't occur.
There was one one fairly significant fire the second day of the shutdown, but the mill's fire department got it under control in no time and no one or no equipment was hurt.
We do do a fair amount of stair climbing and most of the floors are expanded metal grating, so you can see 4 to 5 floors down to the ground. Those with a fear of heights need not apply!!!
The job ended yesterday and the kennel is very happy to have their 'full time staff' back. Bet threw herself over my neck in bed this morning making it clear that I was not heading out the door with Mark!
It was an interesting week (and did I mention that the money will help pay some bills???), but I'm more then happy to be trading this .....