Equipment was not provided in many instances, Work performed was not appreciated. When outside companies were called in to perform work management complained about costs. When equipment was purchased to perform work and save on costs management complained. Loved working outdoors. Liked my co-workers. Liked the customers.
Was on call. The hours in a typical day could vary, starting at 7 am and working until finished, sometimes until 7 or 8 pm.
Hardest part of job was doing frozen sewer and water supplies at 12 degrees below zero. Sewer lines were especially difficult. We used water jetting equipment and the sewerage would be all over the ground.
The most enjoyable part of the job was hearing from the customers that I was making a difference in the community. That I was improving the community.