RE: We're Number 13! We're Number 13!

Subject: RE: We're Number 13! We're Number 13!
From: "Kathy Bowman" <Kathy -dot- Bowman -at- au -dot- saabgroup -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 13:22:52 +1030

Keith wrote:

"I have to wonder exactly what they mean by "roustabout." There's two
jobs by that name. One is a laborer in an old time canvas circus, the
other is a laborer in an oil field, someone who connects and services
producing oil wells. I've been latter, and it sucks. I'm willing to
believe both versions suck.

Being a roustabout does have one great psychological advantage over
office work. Out in the oil field, when things reach the point where you
believe that a piece of equipment or a coworker needs to be belabored
with a 2 by 4, other people understand that."

In Australia a roustabout is a labourer (laborer) who works on a sheep
or cattle station (farm/ranch). Many of them would be pretty handy with
a 2 by 4. ;)



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