Pros: The people, the Work, being outside, being on your own
Cons: No weekends, Inconsistent Hours, Working in the Winter/Rain
I love the job in THEORY. Driving around, talking to customers, fixing issues, it's amazing. The learning, the sense of accomplishment, and the pride I take in a job well done...
I hate the hours. More specifically that I do not see Saturdays off AT ALL. This is non negotiable.
Working in the Elements has its rewards but ALSO it's challenges - think -20 temps, snowbanks, Rain (which makes equipment faulty)
Overtime last year was Mandatory, and so far (June) we are still getting the odd page to take days off... no consistency
My manager is a superstar, and my team supports and challenges me. The people are second to none... Overall I think I'll stay a while longer.