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What are you main responsibilities as a construction worker?

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Don’s Answer

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The main responsibilities as a construction worker vary depending upon location and job assignment. As a general rule, the first and most important is Safety. It is important not to injure yourself or, worse yet, injure someone else. I have done both and would not recommend either as they have negative and lasting effects almost without exception. The next will most likely be taking measures not to damage equipment since most times in construction damaged tools mean you can’t do your work which means you get sent home and therefore lose money. A good practice is to walk around or look over the machinery you will be using and as silly as it may sound, check to see that everything is “Properly secured and mounted, not broken frayed or leaking”. Say it out loud in a Peewee Herman voice for the amusement of yourself and others if you must, just make sure it happens. You don’t have to be a seasoned mechanic or repair-person to notice if something has been vandalized, smashed or otherwise percussively calibrated unintentionally. The third order of business is to get stuff done now that you are reasonably certain that you aren’t going to break things or people. My grandfather always told me to; do one thing, do it well, and do a lot of it. This is as good a place as any to mention that working in construction means working with people and the first rule of dealing with people is; Do not criticize, condemn or complain. You may be surprised how much people complain at work. More to the point, try not to complain about the task you are assigned. Do every task with a positive attitude and a friendly disposition, especially in construction as jobs slow down and end eventually which means workers get laid off usually in waves. When layoff time comes they will keep the workers with good attitudes and work ethics far longer than the whiners.
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Shane’s Answer

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The main responsibility of a construction worker is no different than any other employment field, do what is asked of you in a safe and efficient manner to achieve a goal for your customer or employer. The unique aspect in construction is the exposure to risk and personal injury you may not experience in other fields. Some things are universal though, you'll still have a boss, a way to record time on the job and a responsibility to perform for the day or what ever your duration of work is set to be.

Performance of tasks and compensation for completing the task is how anyone makes money regardless of industry.
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