|Wild turkeys at the entrance of Calaveras Road|
Happy Thanksgiving! For this special edition of our blog, I asked a few of my colleagues what they’re thankful for as it relates to their work at Calaveras Dam.
Here’s what they said:
I’m thankful for kind and caring coworkers. I’m thankful for good relationships between the contractor and the City. The whole team makes coming to work easy. –JT Munchin-Mates, Environmental Compliance Manger
I am thankful for the opportunity to with an awesome team. –Ritu G. Giri, Senior Engineer-Piping & Pipeline
I’m thankful for the different people I get to collaborate with. We all have different stories and it’s great that we can share and be a team. –Minh Nguyen, QA Inspector
I’m thankful for the memorable quotes that keep our meetings interesting and lighthearted. (1) ‘Where’s the topsoil?’ ‘We moved it.’ (2) ‘This is 5I? What have you done to it?’ (3) ‘It’s pooching out.’ (4) ‘This road is seldom used and moss has grown over it.’ (5) ‘There’s rock in the creek. I’ve seen it.’ (6) ‘C’mon man! You’re losing the focus.’” –Tedman Lee, Civil Engineer
I am thankful to work with intelligent, energetic, and supportive people that are dedicated to the work that they do. It’s also an added bonus to work in an environment where my colleagues make me smile and laugh. –Olivia Nunez, Communications Liaison
I am thankful for the many friends I’ve made during my time here and how we take care of each other and help each other out in our times of need. ☺—Wendie Busbie, Office Manager
As an engineering geologist, I am thankful for the opportunity to work on a major infrastructure project in such an interesting geologic setting, from the beginning of the design phase site investigations through construction. –Phil Respess, Senior Project Engineering Geologist
I am thankful that the Construction Management Team and the Joint Venture are communicative. Whether in the field or back at the office, maintaining an open line of communication is critical for both safety and efficiency and when an issues arises, the solution becomes a productive dialogue rather than a reproachful lecture. –Bill Stagnaro, Environmental Inspector
I am thankful for a great job and a supportive boss. – Jason Lau, FCA Assistant
I am thankful for the opportunity to be involved with the CDRP project. It is a special and challenging project that is highly educational and memorable. I am also thankful to be working with the project team. The staff from both the JV and CM Team are very competent, professional, and a pleasure to work with. –James Sakai, Project Engineer
This year, I am very grateful to be able to work with all of you in the Sunol Valley. All your commitment, dedication, talent and hardwork have helped to make very good progress on all the Sunol Projects. I am so thankful for all your contributions. Wish you all have a Happy Thanksgiving with families and friends!–Susan Hou, East Bay Regional Project Manager
See you around the valley!