I was totally bummed out, because the only reason I missed out on the welding job was because I left my good back at the shop.
I rarely have to use my welding skills at work, so I was pretty excited when I found out that I needed to get out the torch on Tuesday. I went to a boiler repair and realized there was a small crack near the base. It was a simple welding repair, but I was still excited. I got all of my gear out of the truck and I realized that my hood was at the shop. I had to pack up all of my gear and drive back to the base. Once I was there, my boss wanted me to go on a different job. I told him that I really wanted to weld the base, and he told me that it was a job that any one of the guys could do. He insisted that I let someone else weld the boiler so I could help with another job. I was totally bummed out, because the only reason I missed out on the welding job was because I left my good back at the shop. The only upside to the issue was the fact that my boss specifically wanted my help with a job that he had to play. Both of us went to a bank to give them an estimate on installing air filtration equipment. My boss decided to put me in charge of a team so that we could complete the air filtration job the following week. I was complaining about missing out on a simple welding job, while my boss was trying to give me a raise and a promotion.