I started my 2nd month 'alone' at the truck scale on today
I can truely say that I am enjoying the job for the most part... I have had some folks that are truely 'blond'... and some that are fantastic and I also have had the inbetweens... 98% of the guys understand that you don't bounce the container on the scale... I still have the very occasional... and had one person glow when I thanked him for not bouncing... (this all began last month when I had a guy not drop his landing gear - the legs that are at the front of a container - all the way onto the scale... plus when he pulled out from under the container he hadn't released his air bag all the way... my building literally shook... and one of the others in the building came in to see what had happened... ) since then most every one has been excellent! I am also finding that I am enjoying the interaction with most of the folks, yes there are the occasional that I want to throttle... but they are few and far between... and I have had only one person who I have told that if they don't like the prices that the company charges, they are welcome to go anyplace else... We charge $8.00 for a certified weight, $7.00 for an axle weight, and if we have to do a re-weigh on an axle weight, then it is an additional $3.00. The quote that I was given when I told him the prices was 'You are killing us lady'... at that point I politely told them that they were welcome to go any where else to have it weighed, and re-weighed... and got the look of disbelief...
but... thats o.k. because for every one of 'him' I have 10 (at least) of guys who's attitude is 'I would rather pay the $3.00 for a re-weigh or 2, and be safe, rather than complain about it, and get hit with a huge fine... '
I have participated in a 2nd sock exchange... I was working on some self striping yarn, doing the embossed leaf pattern that is in Interweave knits... and a friend of mine was oohing and ahing over it... and she was working on some RED alpaca socks that were velvety soft... and both of us were going hmmmmmm why am I working on this, and who is it for... viola... mini exchange!
And as I have told my daughter, that I have realized how introverted I had become from the former job ... I miss working on the microfilm, the fact that I was looking at history every day... yea... way cool... micromanagement... not cool... and I know that I was definately escaping with faire... and using it as an escape from work... (which is good and bad) but I am definately enjoying this job!
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