Gold Meritorious Patron
I was 17 years old, and they had me in the industrial shredder at PAC. It's located in the motor pool. This was when I was "on decks" routing out of the SO. I wasn't given any protective gear during the time I was shredding. It went on for 8+ hours. I have to say it was nice being isolated from everyone, but having to occasionally talk to the witch that ran estates at the time (in 2004) was unnerving.
Side note: She was actually very nice to me while I was on decks, but prior to that she had treated me like dogshit. I never understood why.
Anyway, for several weeks I would blow my nose and it would be all kinds of different colors because of the dust that got up in there. That's one of the ways I found out about all the sex and other stuff that was going on at PAC. I would occasionally stop and read some of the things I was shredding.
Commanding Estates is probably like commanding a prison colony with all the responsibility but not enough funding or authority to do the job. Estates people learn to look after their own.