The End

“Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment” – The Night Shift by Brian Goldman

This coming Monday (7/17) we will finally end a marathon work effort.

13 months without a break. A day off. An hour off.

13 months of breathing dust and inhaling diesel fumes.

13 months of a form of isolation.

13 months of enduring a hostile work environment.

In retrospect, we should not have done that.

The experience has had a profound effect on us. I sense I’m experiencing something akin to the thousand yard stare.

I am so burned out.

I have always subscribed to the idea. Now I understand it. “Stop and Smell the Roses”

“He considered whether you ever found out if you had made the right decisions while you were still alive” – The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

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9 Responses to The End

  1. Cyndi says:

    Bob, could you explain why it was a hostile work enviroment? We’re checking into doing gate guard, but don’t want to walk into hostility. TYIA

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    • Texas Heat says:

      A clash of personalities. Nothing else. The reward of Gate Guarding, besides the money, is the wonderful people you meet. Go for it and discover for yourself.

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  2. TravelBug-Susan says:

    I can’t believe you lasted that long! We made it through gate guarding for two months. Never again.

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  3. Mark Bass says:

    We are fortunate that our security company allows us to hire replacement guards. We took a vacation the last time we worked a long term gate. It helps a lot.

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  4. Michael Tallman says:

    Bob –
    You surely need a break, brother! Hope this means you’re going to kick back for awhile, put your feet up, enjoy a few cold ones and just take in life. Old guys like us deserve it, and especially you after that marathon!

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    • Texas Heat says:

      Thanks Mike I didn’t get into much detail but suffice to say I’m not in a good place right now. It’s gonna get better.

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