Though my employment with this company was short, I witnessed the management styles and protocols of the company. Most work days consisted of relatively repetitive work for approximately twelve hours.
As a rock truck operator I was put into a situation where I was expected to work well with a multitude of other operators and equipment. This allowed me to learn various problem solving techniques and aid in brainstorming when various issues arose.
My co-corkers were almost all quite knowledgeable in their field and knew how to work together seamlessly (not unlike the gears in a very complex clock).
The hardest part of the job was dealing with unclear or wrong directions from upper management and then informing our manager of the issues that arose because of it. There were a few conflicts that began because of miscommunication which were not dealt with appropriately.
The best part of the job, however, was being around the capable, intelligent team of operators that were hired to work the project. Co-workers would help those who had less experience and would often encourage you when you made mistakes, ultimately raising the moral of the team.