I just wanted to share a short but relevant story with you about my last day as a land surveyor.

After this day, I was destined to become an anthropologist.  My mission has been evolving, focused more and more on bringing public awareness to importance of surveying as both an art and science.

Location of Tea Farm:

6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

Something i didn't mention was that it was nesting season in the tea farm- no one knew.  The next day, they tried to get me to stay by sending me downtown inside the college to scope some babes.  Bad idea for them.  I got a job on the jobsite at a hotel and signed up for college on my lunch break. 

There is not a day that goes by that i do not remember how truly difficult and thankless the job of a land surveyor is, no matter where in the world you are.  If the people only knew, all of your paychecks would increase, for starters.

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Reply by Kris Fairley on December 9, 2016 at 11:40am

In my first interview the owner asked me if I had any issues with working in "less than optimal conditions."  He told me that one day I might be in a swamp in Louisiana and the next I might be in cut over pines.  Over the years I have encountered rattlesnakes, gators, bobcats, pissed off cows, and many other creatures that we share this big ball of rock with.  I will say that the most scared I have ever been was when I encountered some of our own species.  From drug runners down near the border to escaped convicts in central Texas.  I lived through it all and have many many stories to tell my son and any one that will listen.  Surveying is not just a job, it is a lifestyle that I love!

Reply by ⚡Survenator⌁ on August 18, 2016 at 12:57pm


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