Realities of the job: The Odyssey
The truth is that for most field techs, CRM is more like a drug than a job. Most of us don’t even bother checking our bank account, have actual addresses, or other responsible things.
If we treated this more like a job, we might have things, like a union, living wages, and those mythical OSHA mandated breaks.
Plenty of us swear each job is our last, and that this time we are so burned out we are going back to school. Or that we’re going to quit and get straight jobs.
As it is, most of us do this job until we break down, smoke too many unknown substances, or fade away into parts unknown.
And why not? CRM archaeology is one hell of a ride… For as long as it lasts.
I just hope I can die with my boots on.