Workin’ for a livin’ – overhead protection and swings at 301 S. 19th St.
You get up everyday and go to work. You just wish and hope and pray sometimes that you will have your mind blown or something extraordinary will come your way. And when that happens, you get an extra charge, a jolt, a little pep in your step because you got to do something new and out of the ordinary. I love those days. So what do you do about the other 364 days out of the year? How do you make your job exciting? What do you do to keep your interest as you plow through what might seem like the same old, same old, day in and day out?
Well, it’s pretty easy to see what I do to keep things going on a daily basis. I’m just saying. 😉 So what do you do to keep your job fresh and exciting everyday?
I am just an optimistic person so the fact that I wake up above ground everyday is a total blessing. It comes from years of sports injuries and horrible pharmaceutical meds gone wrong. Maybe if you’ve all had a life altering or almost ending experience you can understand it. But if not – there has to be something you do? Do you think about your children, your wife, your pets, your next home project, the boyfriend sending you flowers, the new clothes you want to buy?
Can you look at the project you have right in front of you and think – okay, what simple thing can I do to make this better or even more interesting to keep my day rolling on, and not for anyone in particular, just you, your little secret to skirt the mundane.
We can show you pictures of canopies and swings all day long here at Superior Scaffold but unless you realize that our guys put up literally hundreds of these per year you don’t know that they have to try to look at each one as a unique piece of work. And in essence, it’s all how you look at it – isn’t it? Sure, it’s an overhead protection system that is designed to protect pedestrian traffic as work goes on up above. But realistically, each one of the canopies presents its own set of problems, just like anything you do at work.
So if you find yourself down and out about your job, remember, you are above ground, breathing the air, and working for a living! So take the data entry and give it a twist, take that driving your boss to his meeting and buy him a coffee, look at that proposal a little differently today and think about what small thing you can do to kick it up a notch.
On this job at the Townhouse apartments, our guys made sure to line up the red debris panels perfectly on top of the canopy. Seem like a big deal? No, but it really made the sidewalk shed look great. They also took the time to wrap caution tape around the entry areas and the horizontals (spreaders) overhead to warn pedestrians. Again, just the little things that keep the job interesting day in and day out. And the guys on the suspended scaffolds are doing outstanding masonry renovation work!
So, it goes without saying – be thankful you are alive, above ground and employed! Make the little things in life stand out and maybe only you will notice. But then again, maybe someone will come along and take a picture of something you do and put it up on a blog for the entire world to see! You just never know. So work like you really care and be proud of what you do.
This has been a motivational message from the good folks at Superior Scaffold and MPG.
And as always, thank you for your continued business and support. Call Bob at (215) 743-2200 if you need overhead protection, access, scaffolding or just a good ole’ fashioned pump up! Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.
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