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Slow Down

December 22, 2007

If you’re gunna work in construction, you have to be prepared for a rainy day. Its tough to work on a roof when its slippery, its hard on electric tools, its cold and miserable, and paint tends to run.

An office worker might see a drizzle as a commuting inconvenience, but if you’re standing and working in it all day its a miserable pain in the butt, a safety risk, and a health risk.

Do you stay and work one day, only to get hurt or sick and therefore miss several days?

Then again, a lot of what we do is backbreaking, so a day off here and there often feels more like a vacation. So you’ll see guys joking: draw a circle in the dirt and stand around it (or huddle around the hood of your truck for warmth while staring at the windshield) if one raindrop hits the windshield or within the circle then a yell goes out, “lets roll up!”
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