Photo taken: September 5, 2016
Are you slaving away in a dead end job that you absolutely loathe? Well, I think this cable lineman I captured thoroughly enjoying his work would probably sympathize with you. I don’t know what possessed me to grab the camera when I noticed him setting up his ladder way across the ditch from me, but I’m glad I did because this photo is pure gold. Employee dissatisfaction at its finest. Maybe he wasn’t happy because this happened to be Labor Day in America and he was being forced to labor on the holiday. Proper television reception can’t wait until normal business hours after all. We should all be as enthused as this hard working man is about our chosen professions…
I’ll probably look like that Thanksgiving night cleaning up after the big sale…
Who knows what’s on his mind. We can’t really know, can we?
Nope… even still images can look out of context.
Well he doesn’t look overjoyed to be stringing/checking cable that’s for sure……laboring on Labor Day is tough stuff.
It’s the only holiday I’ve worked every year. They don’t call it Holiday Day, do they? Labor Day should be about laboring!
Personally, I think he knew he was blog fodder and was showing his displeasure at your choice of posts.
Possibly. And if he follows me, my internet will likely become “disconnected” at any time…
Labor day, nuthin’. I look like that every day!
I love my job. It’s the work I hate…
I can simultaneously empathize and criticize employees like that guy. We’ve all been there, an off day, a less than positive encounter with a demanding boss or customer. I can only hope something made that guy happy. Eventually.
Probably quitting time cheered him up. At least he’s showing some sense of emotion…. I work with way too many people who literally do not care and are robotically ambivalent to their job…
He does not look happy! I can sympathize. His expression is probably a lot like the one I get when I have to do anything in the summer sun.
I can’t remember if it was hot that day, though more than likely it was. Labor Day is still very much a summer holiday here and it was probably in the 90’s…
For the last 4-months, National Grid has had a lock-out with its employees. i think they fixed it last week — finally — because the governor said fix it or we are going to do something you really won’t like. The employees got what they wanted (health care and full employment) and National Grid has to pay them for all four months of not working. But meanwhile, they went four months without pay and without medical benefits. How do you make up for THAT?
That face is priceless. I think the photo speaks 1000 words! 😉
Blimey. He doesn’t look happy does he, poor chap. Heh heh.