Olde Deere's caution---- moderation in all things, over achievement can soon be expected as the norm. Keep a few cards in your pocket for future play, lol.
I understand what you mean, but I usually have one work speed, and that's to work hard, get the job done, then move on to the next job. That's just me and what I expect of myself. Now when it comes time to take a break, that I'll do. Today I put the new PTO shaft on 1st thing & re-delivered it to the customer. He was much appreciative and said he'd make sure he kept the lift arms down.
Then it was time for repairing the main fertilize station's loadout conveyor. One of the top roller's bearings was tossing it's innards. Had to work off a tiny man platform on a forklift up about 12'. The bearing out was on the driven side, so the 16" double sheave belt pulley had to come off. Of course everything was eaten up, so the pulley would not come off it's taper. Just torched it off while one of the guys went to get new. It was very light rain & 40 degrees with a stiff breeze. Got kinda cold, but by the time the new pulley arrived, I had replaced the bearings on both sides & ready to install the new components. Got the pulley on easily, then seen it was 2" larger diameter from the original. Not a lot of adjustment down on the motor, but it was "just enough" to roll the belts back on. Got the conveyor belt tensioned, then ran it to dial in the track of the belt. They loaded out 2 loads with it & working fine. My boss was worried the shaft on the upper roller would be destroyed by having to torch off the old bearings, and he had already gotten out the new roller. I told him not to worry as my torch wouldn't blemish the shaft in the slightest, and it didn't. He was very pleased we didn't have to use a new roller assembly. That was the end of my day, as nobody else called for fertilizer, and we all went home.
Now here at home & fixed a lockout pin for the heifer's headlocks. They kept noodling with the pin that kept the headlocks unlocked, and sometimes found themselves standing there locked up for a while. Fed out some mineral, and need to put out more rolled hay after this cup of coffee I'm nursing. I get to sleep in tomorrow!
I am loving the job, but I know when we get to full tilt the long days will be harder to take, but I'll manage. I like everybody I work with. Most I've known for years. And I know one of these days the 2 managers will get in a mood and roll it downhill, but Dad could do the same, so nothing new to me. As sore and tired as I have been I've not awoke to hurting at all, and in fact, my neck and shoulders are feeling better little by little. I think maybe I was being too cautious before. Time will tell. My 1st paycheck will be end of next week, and only for this week. Then it will be 2 week checks the next payday. I survived my 1st week well!