6 years ago, I started working for a temporary work service that specializes in construction jobs.
- It was extremely difficult to find a job in the construction industry due to the unions.
I needed a way to get my foot in the door and I knew that a temporary work agency would be my best bet. I spent six months working for dimes and nickels before I got noticed. The boss asked me to work full time and I received benefits like dental, vision, and medical insurance. I switched from the temporary work agency to a position with the construction company. I’ve been with that same commercial construction company for the past six years and I have only received two promotions. I started working as a laborer, cleaning up around the worksite. After I was hired full time, I learned how to hang drywall. Now I have a crew of 25 guys that are in my charge and I am the head of the drywall division. One of those 25 contractors is my boss’s idiot son. The kid clearly hasn’t done a single hard day of work in 20 years. He complains and whines about every job that he has to complete. Last week, he was hanging drywall in a basement and he fell asleep next to the boiler. I wanted to suspend the guy for a couple of days, but my boss said no. Anyone else would have been fired on the spot. One day this guy is going to be my boss and that makes me feel a little aggravated, a little ill, and a lot angry.