My first day at work. Tuesday. I woke up at 5.40 am. prepared some food and changed to a marker again. I have been at the counstruction side way to early at 6.50 am. My intruduction should be around 7.30 am. My first step has been to take care where and who is in charge for me. I went to the office. I knew my supervisor is Peter Brown (accurate name). But nothing more. I asked some people in the office. Peter Brown is around but not in the office. Take a seat in the smoko. (Room for coffee and breaks)
The time moved on and it got realy busy. There have been many people arround. One asian guy asked me If I am working for max and I was just repling: „I do.“ He seems to be younger than me but not to sure yet.
He called Peter Brown around 7.30 am and let me know. Peter said that he sends someone to pick us up. Allright time to have a chat.
The asian guy is Chester. He is 20 years old and is doing an apprenticeship wih max. He is in his second year. He got moved from another place to this project. This project should be last until 2020.
He is an guy from indonesia. He seems smart. He told me his plans for the future and stuff. But I am not sure to put it here.
We waited like an hour. So we had a lot of time to talk. Good dude.
I saw an guy who seems like an younger verison of dumbledore in his 40th with blond hair. He went straight to us and said: „I am Shane and you guys are with me today.“ He is a very nice kiwi. He is the supervisor for the general labourers. He said: “ For our team and work you need a lot of power and sarcasm.“ That feeling what I got in this moment has been so awesome, I realy liked these one. Lets see if it can get any better.
He showed us around and started to chat. We met the team in the middle of nowhere and they left me there to gave these guy a hand.
We had to cut the road. Because there are some weak spots and the asphalt has to be removed there. And it should be sealed new soon.
But for removing the road the machine need an entry. Thats is what the cut is for.
So we did this kind of stuff almost all day. I got more time with the team. Pretty nice. But nothing special to notice. Unless one thing. We have been working the complete day and everyone could go home at 5 pm. But one of the team has to do shity stuff. That would take him alone approx. 45 minutes. Shane said – „Alright guys. We will give him a hand.“ He asked for more people by radio. We started to help him. Meanwhile another two trucks arrived and more people jumped out and helped us so we have been done after 4 minutes. We jumped on the trucks. And Shane asked me and chester how our first day went. We had fun and the team is pretty fun. I realy enjoied this day. And I asked him If this kind of support is normal. He just replied: „Nobody wants to do the shity work alone. Everyone gives everyone a hand. Doesnt matter what time it is.“
He lives for the people. He is an realy good guy. You would notice If you would talkt to him. The vibe is the most important. Also they do : Bast*rd of the month. This certificate recived any guy or team that did good work or something to notice. And you recive an 30$ voucher for countdown. They pin a picture of you in the smoko for one month.
Sounds like an pretty good first day right? And it realy was.
Shane told us afterwork. That there is may no work together because it should be raining the complete wednesday and we will recive an message in the morning around 6.30 If there is no work.
I jumped back in to my car. 40 minutes drive in the evening. Busy roads.
Nele texted me. So I gave her a call. She told me she will be in Christchurch in a few minutes and we have been hungry. both of us.
Took a shower and went for dinner. Wendys Burger. First and last time for me. ? To expensive and not good at all.
Pretty busy day.
I woked up and heard the rain. I not gonna lie. I hoped to recive a message. But I didnt. So prepared my food. Jumped in the car. And met the others at 7.20 am on side. Every morning at 7.20 am there will be a meeting they told me. Its about how everyone feels and for what are we up to today. Today: Clean the side and unload the trucks. Our team has been on the side and did all the cleaning stuff. But we had only work until 12 am. Afterwards we went home. I met nele again in the afternoon. We went to the movies. Aveners, finally ?
Good movie. But WTF?! Why this facking cliffhanger? FOR REAL? ?