Today is the day to tell your boss you’re the best! To get them to maybe even appreciate you a little more. Because at the end of the day, working in the construction industry is never easy. The tough weather, the job uncertainty, the spate of van thefts. It can actually be really tough. So, make sure you’re taking advantage of ‘national employee appreciation day’ today, and let your boss know some of the many reasons you should be appreciated.
One could be the weather. Construction workers have to work in the blazing sun (although that’s not too common here in England), the rain, the snow, the wind. They have to work through all the different elements. And there can be many side effects to this, colds and illness and even more serious things such as skin cancer. In reality, an incredible 55% of skin cancer patients are construction workers!
Another reason could be all the physical work involved every day. Carrying heavy equipment and materials around all day isn’t only tiring but also can cause injuries. Back issues are just one of the many problems that can arise from working in the construction industry. The risk of electric shocks, falls, hand-arm vibration syndrome and Weil’s disease. These daily risks alone warrant some appreciation.
That’s not all though, alongside the physical strain of the job, construction workers also have to battle with customers too. Whether this is in terms of the time necessary to complete the job or the cost of it, construction workers go through a lot of sh*t before they even start work! That alongside customers doubting their capabilities can be a cocktail of frustration for a construction worker. A customer, stood over them for every second of the job, questioning their methods. That would be frustrating for anyone.
Alongside this, construction workers also have a lot of mental strain placed upon them. Suicide is actually responsible for more construction worker’s deaths than falls!
Ultimately, there are many different reasons that you should be appreciated by your boss. Tax returns, a stressful and time-consuming task. Portaloo’s, no one want’s to sh*t in one of them. And health and safety. Shutting down any fun that you have on site.
But what do you think? Do you agree with this? Or do you think there should be other reasons you should be appreciated? Let us know in the comments below.