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Been a crazy week. Tuesday night I get 16 convey maintenance orders. All due by tomorrow. Some we've been to, others this will be first visit.

Anyways, was a week of critters. House has an old, but nice detached garage. Even has an oil pit like jiffy lube, place to stand under your car to change oil and lube. Well they had quit using it as an oil pit and turned it into a garbage pit. While cleaning it out we find this:



Guy in the pit never moves that fast. LOL

Then, at another house, in a utility/storage room on the back we find this:



Two guys can't fit through the same door at the same time - fact! LOL

Then at another house, we open up the water meter box and find this:



That'll get the blood pumping, guaranteed!
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I'm going to need to return to property and re-take the photos due to no date stamp. Also please measure the critters for proper bid approval. Sound familiar anyone?
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Many years ago I worked at the Fort Irwin army base as a civilian maintenance contractor. Specifically, tank targets in the middle of the desert.

My partner was known for his phobia of snakes.

One day I opened a battery box for a target mechanism and found a snake. It was a harmless black snake and it was about 45 degrees outside so basically it was a snakesicle.

I pulled it out of the battery box and turned to my partner and showed him the four foot snake. He was in the truck and about 20 feet from me.

When he saw it he rolled up the windows, locked the doors and drove off leaving me 40 miles from the base in the middle of the Mojave desert.

I had to flag down another truck to take me to him and he refused to unlock the doors until I could prove I did not have the snake any longer.
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I HATE snakes, but I am not a puss like your co worker there Gyp.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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He really was a good guy to work with. He just had a genuine text book unreasonable phobia of snakes. It was to the point where he would hurt someone to get away from a snake without even knowing he had done it.

I think if you had tossed one in the cab of the truck he would have ripped the door off to get out.

Needless to say I handled all the snakes we ran across.
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I got one of my crew has the same type phobia about spiders and one has the same phobia about wood ticks...Both of these people are key people and getting thru some jobs is difficult, it's hard to accommodate these issues sometimes
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I got one of my crew has the same type phobia about spiders and one has the same phobia about wood ticks...Both of these people are key people and getting thru some jobs is difficult, it's hard to accommodate these issues sometimes



For sure, I'd tell them that they need to either get help or go find an office job.

Outdoor work is going to run into these issues.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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reminds me, got a guy that's scared of spiders. He controls it most of the time. We were demo'ing an old wood structure, full of BIG spiders. At one point I asked how he was doing with all the spiders. He says, "Oh, I'm screaming like a b!tch on the inside, but I'm ok." lmao
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Spiders are silly but I can understand the ticks
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Spiders are silly but I can understand the ticks
I was going to say the opposite, lol.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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