It was a very safe and secure place to work and most employes had a fun day at work. You set the tone for your day, you could make it bad or good.
Equipment Operator maintenance Analyst (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 11, 2017
I had a great job with the DOT. I basically was my own boss. I set my schedule and routine. I was given a nice automobile to ride in, free motel rooms at night and paid for all my meals while on the road. I spent Five nights a week on the road mostly. I went to work on Monday morning and came home Friday night. I truly enjoyed my job because I got to travel over the whole state of Georgia and met tons of people. The employes of the DOT are some of the greatest people in the world. I can never remember a day when I didn't want to go to work. The thing I disliked the most with my job was the yearly equipment inventory. We had a month to do it in and we had to cover the whole state, so we ran from sun up to sun down and sometimes after the sun went down. It was a hard month. The thing I enjoyed the most was traveling and meeting new people. Why did I retire from the DOT, well I was driving four hours one way to work and four hours back and working two hours on the job. One morning I woke up going down the interstate and I said to myself at that time,(Self It Is Time For YOU to GO To The House) it was just to dangerous, Fatigue was getting to me, so I decided to retire then.While working for the DOT I learned how to go down on the lowest level of employment and talk to the employees and then go up to the highest level of employment and talk to the business managers.I learned how to relate with people and interact with them.. .
Free Meals, Transportation and lodging
Some times we had to push ourselves to keep going after being up 72 hrs. fighting snow and ice.