Hi, yeah, just got back. Gig went well for the most part. I ended up operating the sound at the last minute for the headline act (Pete Murray) because the crew who usually travel with him had their flight delayed due to bad weather. That had me feeling pretty out of my depth, but I think I got away with it. The band didn’t seem angry about anything anyway, and that’s usually the best you can hope for. Pete seems like a very nice bloke as well.
one of my workmates managed to electrocute himself when a power plug fell apart while he was handling it. He’s fine though.
I totally understand that a bit of a break would probably be just the thing, but I would be making it that much harder for the other people i work with, most of whom have much the same workload as I do. I will book some leave in for after this busy season though, so I’ll have that to look forward to. There’s a couple of bush walks I’ve been wanting to do, but fitness is becoming a bit of a concern. We’ll see.
Thank you, I will have a browse of those links later, and I will consider giving those phone services a try if you think they will be helpful. I was under the impression they were more for crisis situations.
I have been to see a GP about all this, it was some months ago now mind you. I struggled to effectively communicate the issues in a face-to-face setting though and it was a largely unhelpful and nerve wracking experience.
It’s odd that on the job I can communicate very well, explain complex ideas to people, co-ordinate teams of labourers to get something done, but as soon as I’m in a social setting I become withdrawn, very much “the quiet type”
Case in point I just spent 4 hours driving a truck, with a passenger / workmate who Has a degree in psychology. I had every intention of raising some of these issues, so at least someone at my work had an idea that I was having a hard time with it, but I never managed :(
Im beginning to wonder whether the way forward for me is a change of career. It’s going to take a bit of bravery on my part though since I’ve been doing this work since I was 16 and it’s all I really know.
As for how I got myself into that sort of situation with those festivals, I just didn’t say no. My employer rostered me into it and I really ought to have put my foot down, but I needed the money.
Thanks all for checking in, it means a lot :)