|The steel mill complex where I work|
As a kid I've always been drawn to the water, I would rent kayaks, canoes, or whatever was available. One year for the 4th of July my brother (knew someone with a boat) and I went out to the middle of Boston Harbor to watch the fireworks, this was the best view ever, since then I've always wanted to sail. After High School I joined the US Marine Corps where I enjoyed traveling the world by plane and by ship (by far the best). Since sailing with the Marine Corps my dream of sailing on my own was further reinforced and realizing that without military rule I would have a lot more fun not to mention the freedom to do and go as I please. In 91' I got married (didn't last) and had two children, I in sorts hit the pause button of life to take care of my children and all my decisions have been based on the welfare for my children. I got divorce in 95' and got full custody of my children so I left the military to be available for my children even if this meant taking lower paying jobs and living pay check to pay check. As the kids got older I found better paying jobs but the hours were worse (no happy medium, go figure). I work in a steel mill now (don't let your kids work here). Yes this is a dangerous job and while it pays well, the question remains, is the money worth it? I didn't always work here, I used to make car seats (not the ones for babies) for Ford Motor Co. that was a good job but with the economic crash in 08' and continuous layoffs month after month I made the change for a "better life / job" working in the steel industry. This job started out good but I got laid off from that in 09' also, in 10' I was called back, but to the bar mill side of the steel mill. This part of the company I work for now sucks!!!! Management needs to be fired. (I will be able to say what company after I can quit that job and start cruising). Maybe you can figure it out with these pics. With my children having just a couple of years left in school, now is the time to push the play button of life and continue where I left off.
|Over looking my tiny part of this massive steel mill|