Today I spent most of the day cleaning boxes to be used for the onions. Although I was glad to be out of the sun and doing something easier, it wasn’t quite as fun as pulling out and carrying the onions. I got reminded of the cleaning days in my previous job, and felt strange not having my co-workers to joke around with while working.
Unlike jobs in New Zealand where we have two fifteen-minute breaks throughout the day and one half-hour break for lunch, here we have just one-hour lunch break. I thought I would miss the short breaks throughout the day, but I find having one hour at lunch is actually better. You get to have a proper rest and without the breaks throughout the day, you can get into a more constant work rhythm.