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Sunday, June 6, 2010

First week in the feedlot!

Someone forgot to tell me about that part of the deal. I have only been working in my new job at the feedlot for one week and I have not stopped learning. Northwest Texas is awful close to the “No Man’s Land” of Oklahoma, and it sure seems like things run at just a slower around here. Dalhart has been nothing short on the hospitality. In fact, the church family here has been making sure I have plenty to eat. Maybe their plan is to help me get into a size of jeans I can actually find on a store shelf instead of having to make a special order.

Five Rivers is nothing short on the safety training for new employees either. The first two and half days on the job were spent in safety training. 15-some-odd videos and feeling like I have signed my life away, I have covered everything from proper cattle handing, lock-out-tag-out for power sources on equipment, and proper lifting methods for heavy objects. Talk about a headache and a half. This does give me comfort in the fact that the company takes pride in employee and animal safety.

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