Chronicles of Bruiser:When I burned out of college in spring of 2006, I found myself needing cash in the worstkind of way. I was flipping through the newspaper when I found an ad that read:"Sweeper Vac Driver needed. 3rd shift only"and gave subsequent contact info. I'm really great doing over night work and decided thatI'd give it a shot. I arrive at the office, fill out an application, and before I walked out of the door I was given the job and told to report for training the following evening.So, I reported to the office the following evening... and had the weirdest/craziest/funniest8 months of my life. I was hoping to share a story or two with you guys. If you like 'em,I've got TONS.
Trying to make a good first impression, I showed up at 7:30; 15 minutes ahead of schedule. I found a note taped to the door that told me to have a seat in the break roomand that my trainer would be with me shortly. Well, 7:30 eventually turned into 8:45when I had decided to say "fuck it" and walk out. As I was heading for the door, a veryunkempt man wearing jeans and a dirty T-Shirt stumbled in.Hey..uh.. you Bruiser?Yeah, I've been here since-Cool... alright, well uh, lemme go clock in and we'll get going. Here, take this stuff around back to our truck and I'll meet you out there.I walked out, found our truck, and did some more waiting. Eventually, the guy comesback out with a bag full of stuff and sets it behind the seat. The guy finally introduceshimself as Mark. He explained the finer points of the job.We go around to places like malls and grocery stores, use the sweeper truck to suck up the trash, use leaf blowers to blow trash away form the sidewalk, and empty all of thetrashcans.Wow, that wasn't in the job description.haha, it never is. Don't worry, FNG's get the hang of the job easily