Today, I’m Thankful for My Job

They are building a new building in the complex where I work. Lots of construction means lots of construction workers. Due to security concerns and privacy regulations related to things that we have in the existing buildings, we can’t have the construction workers coming and going to use the facilities.  Therefore, there is one lonely PortaPotty in the corner of the parking lot.

Today, I looked out the window by my desk and saw this.

It is difficult to see in the picture, but the guys have arrived to service the PortaPotty. A man in a blue jumpsuit first went in with a bucket and then a second man pulled a large green hose from the truck.  They did their thing and went on their way driving a truck full of poop with two more PortaPottys strapped to the back.

Today, I am thankful that I don’t have such a shitty job.  I am thankful for indoor plumbing and a window that gives perspective.

10 thoughts on “Today, I’m Thankful for My Job”

  1. Well now I don’t know…
    A friend of mine own a small company that does porta potties, sucks septic tanks, and even installs them. It’s a small company so as often as not the suck’o’truck that rolls up to service your loaner litter box is driven by the guy whose name is on the side.

    And Don does alright for himself. He’s got a fair sized parcel of land complete with a rifle range that can let fifty shooters reach out to 300 yards (the 400 yard berms are still under construction) and room for a few campers. He does custom lumber milling on the side and at least one weekend a month he hosts an Appleseed.

    Don doesn’t work too terribly hard but he’s always got something to do and even in these tight times he’s not hurting too bad.

    All because of a few plastic huts with a funny smell.

    And if nothing else….

    It’s honest work.


  2. I miss the old days of just jetting around the world hoping no one would shoot at me, and the paperwork has increased to a point it’s bigger than my desk. Yet I am SO very happy I have a job, friends, a few family members still holding in there, and the support of all of you folks out there.

    Big hug Jennifer, and thank you for all you do for family and friends.

  3. “Today, I am thankful that I don’t have such a shitty job. I am thankful for indoor plumbing and a window that gives perspective.”

    I just shuddered a bit as a ‘Brave new World’ (Aldous Huxley) moment passed through my mind.

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