7-00am start and wait for the madness to begin!! The first couple of hours would be taken up clearing defects to get drivers away and then we’d move over to the routine maintenance of the trailer fleet. Recently I’ve also been spending a couple of hours on paperwork at the end of the day.
I’ve worked for Woodsides full time for 33½ years. Before I officially started work at 16 years old I used to come in evenings and weekends washing vehicles and getting under people’s feet as my father worked for Woodsides!
I suppose the one thing that’s stands out is the variety of work involved, one day I might be using my joinery skills to repair the bed of a trailer and the next day my electrical skills re-wiring the lights on a vehicle. There was also the time I had to drive a Formula Ford track car across the industrial estate at Preston because I was the only one who would fit in it!