My task takes myself and others all over the country, basically wherever our services are needed, and last year I was only house for I assume 3 maybe 4 months total, the rest of the time I was out in the field, working to restore power to people after disasters.
- The task pays well, as well as I love that I get to help people, but the surroundings are never top notch.
The people I was with and I rarely get to sleep in a hotel or any other place with a real roof, mostly the two of us stay in tents as well as trailers on the toil site. The trailers usually come with air conditioner, or heating as needed, but the tents are just tents, as well as sleeping there long term can become a major problem. Going a few evenings in blazing heat as well as humidity separate from any air conditioning is inconvenient, for sure, but various weeks worth of that is pure torture, then for the longer stays they usually send out a few air conditioned trailers that the two of us can bunk in, but not always. This is absolutely an improvement over the past years, when the bosses didn’t even put temperature control in the trailers, but me as well as a few other of the senior servicemans all filed a complaint, saying that spending so long in the field with no cooling plan was a dangerous toil environment, then now they make sure the senior guys all have access to air conditioning but that does not extend to any local workers, who are still on their own. Maybe next year they will extend the air conditioning to those workers, as well.