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Topic ID #19766 - posted 5/21/2012 5:41 AM
A question for the Old Timers
I've been doing archaeology for quite some time now, and as I have moved up in the hierarchy, it seems I do less and less archaeology, and more and more paperwork and bureaucratic BS. There are some weeks when the archaeology part seems non-existent. I know I am not unique in this, and was wondering how other folks feel about/deal with this? About a year ago, I actually took a job that dropped me a pay grade so that I could get back out in the field...and they cut the program budget and the job went away. Now I'm back at grade in another job, but rarely in the field. Oh, well...
Don't know if I qualify, but I have been in the business for almost 15 years now... 10 with the Masters. I am in the field ALL the time. I see my wife maybe 8 days out of every 30 and that's a normal month. It is probably a lot different in the Fed lifestyle, but I am looking forward to the day I have less field time so I have fewer dreams about dying alone in a dirty Super 8.
Thankfully, the season has been very, very slow this year and I have actually had some time at home.
Post ID#19613 - replied 5/31/2012 3:49 PM
I think that's pretty much par for the course. I don't know about you, but my body is grateful that I spend less time in the field than I used to.