What this local government employee’s official job title is remains a mystery. Is he a squeak consultant, specialist or even a connoisseur? But whatever it is that’s written on his business card, there can’t be many better jobs than cycling round the city, trying out all the swings, then rather precariously de-squeaking any that aren’t perfectly smooth and silent.
Ha, where do I sign up?!? 🙂
I think there’s a very long waiting list!
What an unusual scene to happen across. Perfect that his diminutive assistant was there too, testing the maintained swings.
When you are young and selecting a career you maybe know 100 or so. But there are countless tens of thousands individual careers out there you only come across by accident. Had I known of “Playground Maintenance Engineer” when I was a school leaver my life may have been quite different 🙂
It was. A lot of fun to see as well. And this being Japan, he clearly took his job very seriously. Plenty of testing, and then ever so carefully administered oil.
I know eh? All those jobs we never, and still don’t know about. With that in mind, I wonder if one of his colleagues is a slide slipperiness specialist?
I’m surprised he isn’t wearing a helmet. Every other outdoor occupation seems to require one.
Haha, hadn’t thought about that. He probably should do actually as he wasn’t very steady at all when applying the oil…
Rohan Gillett says
For a moment I thought it was the World Swing Competition and the guy was oiling the chains to get every bit of speed out of his machine lol.
He was good when trying them out (pre and post-squeak), so maybe that’s his background — a former competitor. Maybe even champion!