Originally Posted by celsdogg
congrats man, cubicle work can be fun, if the people in the cubes next to ya are fun too
when you have to go somewhere do they give you a car? or do you drive your own and they pay for miles?
Ha, the dude next to mine is the AutoCAD expert. I don't think he gets alot of human interaction as anything he does, he has to make a noise, ie, "hmm, i guess that didn't work, what about this..... damnit, why won't this go... GO... GO... GOOOOOOOO! DAMNIT!....ooo, I'm stupid. OK, it works now." And there's NO ONE around.
My trainor is real nice, I met him today. We went to a home in central Jersey to inspect some 20 year old deck that wasn't up to code. The trainor said that it's a job anyone can do... it's not for an engineer, but it's what we have for now. Later on, I had to write up a report on our findings. As soon as I was done with that, the big boss comes over and tells me to drive out to two old work sites to document it for publication. So all in all, out of my nine hour day, I spent maybe 2 of it at the desk. I had to drive out with my car to the two sites... I was told it's $0.445 per mile plus my hourly wage (I think). They also have a company car (a Mercury Sable) and a company van (utility type). I'm free to use them, just for today, since the two sites were on my way home, it was more reasonable to use my car.
Thanks for the comments guys. So far, I'm feeling comfortable there. The big boss is a little pushy, but he makes up for it by being down to earth. Tommorrow I'm driving down the GSP to photograph more bridges and that'll be it for that. Then monday morning, heading out to NYC for another inspection.