When I was offered a job for commercial roof repair in essex county NJ I was not sure if I wanted to do it. Sure I needed the work and everything, but New Jersey has notoriously bad infrastructure and if something were to go wrong somewhere else in the house that you were working on, they are very quick to blame the last person to touch the house. Even if you only explicitly worked on the roof, they would find a way to make it look like you were the cause of all of the problems. This does not appeal to me in the slightest of ways. But then I started thinking about all the good that I could do for people and the work that needed to be done there. They did have a crumbling infrastructure, but people lived there and they needed my help. So I decided to take the job, and I do not regret.
I have been doing it here for eight years now. There is very little that I have not seen and there is not really much that I can not fix these days either. When I first got here, I was a little bit green. I didn’t really know what to do or how to go about my daily life. But as I started to get the hang of it and move up through the ranks I really started to appreciate the good that we were doing for people. Sure, we were getting paid but the reward of helping that family out in the middle of the winter is a really good feeling. When it is cold outside, repair work needs to be done fast for everybodies sake. The faster you do it, the faster you get out of the coldand the family gets to move back into their home.