#41 – Take This Job And Shove It

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…


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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17 Responses to #41 – Take This Job And Shove It

  1. Who knows what’s on his mind. We can’t really know, can we?

  2. Well he doesn’t look overjoyed to be stringing/checking cable that’s for sure……laboring on Labor Day is tough stuff.


  3. Personally, I think he knew he was blog fodder and was showing his displeasure at your choice of posts.

  4. Big Guy says:

    Labor day, nuthin’. I look like that every day!

  5. 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…

  6. Trisha says:

    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.

  7. 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?

  8. That face is priceless. I think the photo speaks 1000 words! 😉

  9. draliman says:

    Blimey. He doesn’t look happy does he, poor chap. Heh heh.

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