Glad I don't have this job

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  1. Mazulu Banned Banned

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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I'd find it fun. Bring a BASE rig just in case - then have a lot of "just in cases." (Of course, that probably wouldn't go over too well with management.)
     
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  5. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    I can imagine being up on that tower, frozen in place. Maybe if I had a parachute, I could do it.
     
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  7. Walter L. Wagner Cosmic Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    Once you're up about 30 feet or higher, it doesn't matter how much higher you go, it's still fatal to fall. I've been in engineering construction jobs where I'd have to walk around with nothing between me and the ground but 50 feet of air while doing bridge work. You get used to it.
     
  8. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    Honestly I would love that job
     
  9. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    You have to start out slow and work you way up that kind of a job. It helps to have hobbies like skydiving, base jumping, bungee jumping and some mountain climbing. Anything like that for the old resume to show you have what it takes during the interview.

    I've always wondered what kind of paycheck those guys get?

    As far as I'm concerned you can add the following job to this topic also. Getting fried in high places does not appeal to me either.

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  10. kwhilborn Banned Banned

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    I lost my stomach just watching the video. My cousin(s) own two of the largest window washing companies in my city in competition with each other (brothers). One of them had the contract for the CN tower when I was 10 years old and I had the opportunity to step into that cage. Not me though. Not Ever. This climbing was uncaged and without safety harnesses, which is insane.

    I do not have a fear of heights, but this would make me afraid so maybe I have some fear. Skydiving seems much more appealing than this. One momentary lapse, faint, slip, or sudden pain would kill you.

    CN tower Edgewalk.. People pay $175 to do this. It is higher than OP tower by far. Insane.

    [video=youtube;IV0J3XXxMxE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV0J3XXxMxE[/video]

    or glass floor
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jezEFCVLI7Y

    I tricked my son into walking on glass floor. We walked on it THEN I said look down.
     
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  11. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    thats supposed to be fear? hmmm Im def up for height more.
     
  12. Watcher Just another old creaker Registered Senior Member

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    Not me. No freaking way. Early in my career I had to do some stuff like that, up on steelwork doing test instrumentation. I never got used to it and had to be the "ground man".
     
  13. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    Anyone see the "american" show dirty jobs.
     
  14. Walter L. Wagner Cosmic Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    It's not everyone's cup of tea. One day, while we were walking around (we had ropes to tie-off with whenever we'd be in any one place for more than a few minutes) we saw an OSHA inspector come up. He was in a full safety harness, crawling along the beams we'd walk on. He'd tie off every few feet, crawl forward, and tie off again. We yelled for him to go back down and quite checking on us; we were afraid he'd accidentally kill himself, he was so petrified to be up there.
     
  15. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Did that job for a few years - pay was not all that great unless on "prevailing wage" contracts and collecting "per diem".
    Been on towers like in video during ice storms. When the beacon at the top goes out, the owners of the tower pay big fines to the FAA until beacon is fixed. I have climbed towers coated with ice (day and night) hauling tools, bulbs and sometimes even replacement beacon housings many times.

    Maybe not a job for people who believe in fear, not sure about that. I learned early in life that fear is not a "real thing" - it is something we make up in our own minds. At any rate, tower work is a very rewarding job - at the end of the day you sleep well - and the self confidence boils over into other aspects of your life!

    Met some very interesting people who did tower work - different personality type than office/factory workers.

    Most dangerous part of the job was building/tearing down towers. Moving thousands of pounds of steel up and down a thousand or more feet requires a lot of attention to detail and stamina. On the job site at sun up - don't leave until sundown - usually seven day weeks until job is finished - or weather shuts you down.

    Job had some interesting fringe benefits though. Spent a few weeks stripping microwave dishes off of tower and rebuilding antenna array at top of a tower on the University of Dayton campus. Young ladies would be watching and waiting at bottom of tower when we came down off structure - very rewarding job for a single man!
     
  16. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    How do you not fall? Does OSHA regulate safety conditions of these towers?
     
  17. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Focus. Good grip - cracking the ice, produces a jagged surface for a more positive grip on the girts or even ladder rungs. Do not get in a hurry. Pay very close attention to every move you make. Like any other challenge in life, you face it and refuse to let it defeat you.

    Do not know if you have ever truly faced supposed "dangerous" or "impossible" situations, but you pay very close attention to everything and solutions present themselves. Personally, I very much enjoyed tower work. I got to use my brain. It kept me in great physical shape. At the end of the day you know that you have accomplished something worthwhile What is not to be enjoyed about a job like that?

    Now as for OSHA!!! What can I say...they produce the illusion of "helping", but for the most part are only there to make sure that the industry lawyers can more easily prove 'Failure of an INDIVIDUAL to follow established safety protocols" so the industry can continue unimpeded.

    Worked on numerous jobs for different government entities - FEMA, various State Highway Patrols, Sheriff/Police/Fire departments, Military - never had any OSHA people on or around any of those job sites!

    Mazulu, give climbing a try - overcoming any "fears" you have created inside yourself will greatly increase your enjoyment of this limited time you have of conscious awareness.
     
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    You're encouraging me to climb an icy ladder, break my neck and possibly die?
     
  19. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Mazulu, please supply the quotes from my Post #15 of this thread where I encouraged you to "...climb an icy ladder, break my(your) neck and possibly die"!

    Mazulu, you will not be able to supply the quotes asked for ^^above^^, because they do not exist in reality!

    Mazulu, numerous times I have attempted to engage in conversations with you, openly and honestly, only to get responses like your Post #16.
    You either have major reading comprehension skills or choose to twist, fold or mutilate my words.
    You may retort that it was your feeble attempt at some form of humor.

    Mazulu, believe it or not, I had a co-worker fall to his death and land not twenty feet from me! In the same incident, another co-worker suffered a broken back and other nasty injuries. I performed life saving first-aid to to that co-worker for nearly an hour(continuously) until paramedics arrived on the scene.

    Mazulu, why are you doing the things you do on this Forum? Why must you act this way? Are you acting, or is this all you have the ability to do?

    Honestly, I do not know why I ask any of these questions - you never honestly answer any questions posed to you.

    Mazulu, I only stated that you should try climbing! I tell anyone and everyone that they should face any and all self imposed "fear" that they possess! Fear is not real - danger is real - fear is only a mental construct that you choose to create in response to danger!

    Mazulu, if you were to face up to your self constructed fears instead of cowering and being a slave to those fears - there is no doubt in my mind that you could possibly have a more fulfilling life.

    As I told you in a previous Thread, it is YOUR choice what you Post on this Forum. Just because you find it easy to wish unkind things on other Posters - does not mean that I choose to do the same!

    Mazulu, you titled this thread : "Glad I don't have this job" Well I, dmoe, am glad I had that job. My one co-worker might not be alive today if I had not been at that job site with him. To you, Mazulu, that may mean very little. It may even possibly be something you may choose to ridicule, or denigrate, or in some other puerile, inane way, make light of - again, that is your choice.
     
  20. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Yeah, that sounds about right, what happens when you climb a ladder that's frozen over with ice. That sounds extremely dangerous.

    I don't wish unkind things upon anyone on this forum. Instead, I occasionally hammer an atheist when the situation requires it. There's a difference.

    I'm not going denigrate or ridicule your job other than to say that it sounds extremely dangerous. It's not a job I could do.

    As for overcoming fear, that hasn't been a problem for me. My life is not ruled by fear. Also I've been fortunate to not have to perform dangerous jobs.
     
  21. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I think he was suggesting that you give climbing (rock climbing, gym climbing) a try for fun and to conquer your fear. I don't think he was suggesting that you climb up the next icy tower you happen to see.
     
  22. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Mazulu, you still have to change what is written into what you want it to be! The incident that I recounted to you had nothing at all to do with a "...ladder that's frozen over with ice", and nowhere in the Post did I say that!



    Mazulu, if you were to think before you Post...or even read what you typed before you Post it...!! "don't...instead...occasionally...difference"!!
    Are those incongruous statements another feeble attempt at humor?[/QUOTE]


    Mazulu, you already have (denigrated and ridiculed)! If I were only to rely on how something "sounds", it "sounds" like there is no job that you could do!

    Mazulu, by accepting your self imposed slavery to your self constructed fears, it "sounds" as if you lack the ability to "overcome" anything!
    As far as you being "fortunate"...it, again I use your version of the word, "sounds" like you lack the ability to see the "difference" between the words "fortunate" and ignorant!!
     
  23. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Seattle, you read what I Posted.

    For some reason, Mazulu is unable to do that. I have to believe that the 2nd word of your Post is one of the keys to his inability to function normally.

    Nice to hear s voice of reason and sensibility! Thank you...and have a good day.
     

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