Pros: beautiful environment, good benefits, steady work.
Cons: can't count on personal life, very dangerous, graveyard shift, isolation.
CDOT is a very secure job, but is extremely hazardous and I cannot count on any time off to plan for any personal life. Currently I am the only one of our four man crew that has not sustained serious injury. I love driving (plowing) in snow, but our schedules change every month in winter, with unscheduled callouts for weekends and holidays. Regular – more... DOT sleep requirements do not apply to us due to being considered emergency personnel, so we all risk falling asleep and having a serious accident. We also work alone evening and graveyard shifts, and since I work the Blue Mesa patrol, we have little personal contact with anyone. I am a people person and enjoy meeting new people. – less