I work 50-60 hours a week driving recording images, mapping for the Bing project, might get 1 or 2 days off a week unless it rains or a rig is down. I work in the field alone in new cities which is adventurous.
I learned how to utilize and troubleshoot high tech equipment on the cutting edge.
Managers were inexperienced managing people. Poor communicators and unprofessional.
Coworkers were all ages, all colors, all personalities.
Hardest part of the job was dealing with a bad manager being away from home for up to 2 months, no raise, no advancement.
Most enjoyable was money and benefits which were good, everything paid for, being able to experience cities I've never been to working in tandem.