My first job after college was working on a seismic field crew in central California. I mostly worked with the survey crew and dynamite team, outside, but on a break I got hurt climbing in Yosemite. When I got back to work, I was on light duty, which meant sitting in a no a/c warehouse in Taft, CA, splicing cables. The cables had dozens of wires inside each one and would get damaged from cows/farmer’s/vehicles, etc. We’d have to splice them together to fix them. I hated it. To the point of almost quitting.
Who knew that 20+ years later I’d be putting those skills to use to fix a broken lift on one of the vans we sure use to move our carts around. Lifestyles of an small business. 🙂