Just Started a New Job

I was hoping that I would find something a whole lot easier and in particular I was thinking that I would like for there to be a whole lot of pretty girls involved in my summer job. I was not really qualified to be a lifeguard on Rockaway Beach, but that is basically what I was looking for. However after a couple of weeks of searching I took a job with a company that does tree pruning in Brooklyn NY. The thing that I did not know was why they needed a new guy,. The guy I was working with told me the story. Apparently the last guy was not really paying attention one day. He had walked under the tree while the guy was pruning it and he had gotten hit by a pretty good sized limb. Of course there are a lot of reasons why you want to avoid that situation. The main one is that it could kill you. Some of these limbs are around a hundred pounds, although most are lighter than that. They are falling from a pretty good height and will be going fast when they reach the ground. My job is pretty tough, but it does not require me to know what I am doing beyond how to pick stuff up and take it to a trailer. A lot of it is really heavy. Most of the wood that you see has been dried out. It is not going to be full of water like a freshly cut piece of wood is. The volume of one of these pieces of wood is going to be around 8 gallons. A gallon of water weighs something like 8 pounds, and the wood is basically all water. So these pieces of wood have upwards of sixty pounds of water in it.

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