Pros and Cons of my First Career Choice…

way more cons

So if you couldn’t guess by now from my previous posts, I could not be happier to be out of this business and am thankful every day for it.

It wasn’t all bad though. I met a ton of great guys that I will be friends with forever and have a lot of great experiences and memories that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Buuuuut that being said, I never want took at another tree again.

pros

This will be a lot shorter so we will start with the pros…

The biggest thing that comes to mind when I think about the things I liked about that horrific job is the people I met. They were all “guys’ guys”” for lack of a better term and they were all maniacs. Literally some of the funniest guys I have ever met. Every day we all gave each other shit on a regular basis and were just ball breakers. Everyone was on the same page and we went to the bar after work almost every day. And these guys could drink. Almost every night there was some “incident” that would happen that I would carry the memory of for the rest of my life. These stories will have to be saved for future posts; there are too many to list here.

The only other thing I can really think of that I would even consider a pro is the physical exercise I got from the job. It really did keep my body in check and helped work off the calories that I drank the night before. 

Other than that I really can’t think of anything that stands out to me as far as enjoying the job. It really sucked. 

Now let’s move on to the cons, shall we?

cons

I don’t even know where to begin but I’ll try and sum up the worst parts.

This sums up a lot of what I had to do in my job. This shit is as hard to clean up as it looks. After a big storm would hit, I knew that non-stop cleaning up was going to be my life for the next week or two. If you haven’t ever seen these or know what entails look at some more pictures at treeservicesdc.com or other sites. These jobs took sooo long to do and the labor parts of it were horrible. I’m not out of shape by any means but I am also not gonna be the next cover of a men’s health magazine. These jobs really wore me down and I am still paying for it only working in the industry for eight years. 

Another thing that was just God awful about this business was working outside.

That may sound glamorous to some of you but don’t just to your conclusions my friends…

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Granted, the majority of the jobs we did were in the warmer seasons and winter was definitely our slowest times but the few jobs that we got were enough to make anyone go crazy, I have never done well with snow. I hate everything about snow. Is there anything more annoying than someone who tells you they actually like winter??? The misery of trudging through feet of dirty cold condensed piles of evil water is something that I will remember doing forever and will make me resent it for the rest of my life. 

The fact that I never have to really work outside in awful weather conditions for my job (hopefully) is enough to make me appreciate my new career choice more than I could have ever imagined. I hope I’m not making anyone out there who might have to work outside too angry…

But hey, maybe I’m coming off as a little bit 6 year-old girlish who can’t man-up and you are all just laughing at me? 

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