It is not a job that is very fun, but I have been clearing brush this summer. I needed a job and I could not get a better one. The only good thing is that I get a lot of exercise and a lot of sun. Of course you could get a sun stroke if you were not very careful about maintaining your core body temperature at a reasonable level. You have to drink lots of water and take it as easy as you can while still getting the work done. All of the electric companies in Texas have thousands of acres of land in the power line right of ways. They have to maintain all of them and they hire contractors to do that work as it is too expensive for them to provide full time benefits to the people who they hire to do that sort of work. They want it to be done at a firm price without having to deal with the nuts and bolts of the process.
For me it is a really brutal job when the weather is hot, but a few days it has been overcast and that is a real blessing after you have been doing the same job when it is well over a hundred degrees. You could easily work yourself in to an early grave in those conditions, but I am not going to be killing myself for twelve dollars an hour. This job is a lot better paying than the other options I had been working on. Basically I had the sort of jobs that high school kids get offered when they have no experience. Clerking at grocery stores and convenience stores and working in the kitchen of restaurants. The pay just was not any good at all in my opinion.