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The Slice

Can you tolerate country music?

That would seem to be a question that ought to be asked of those applying for jobs as roofers in Spokane.

Years of walking or riding a bike to and from work at this time of year have given me countless opportunities to eavesdrop on roofers. And the pros and cons of country music has been the subject of more than one heated discussion.

I haven't conducted a survey. But it would appear that quite a few crew bosses like it and enjoy playing it loud up above the house. Some of the underlings, not so much.

No doubt there have been similar debates focusing on the merits of, say. classic rock or several other musical formats. I just don't recall overhearing them.

Anyway, it seems like there are five things you need to know about someone interested in working as a roofer.

1. Can you take the heat? 2. Ever handled a nail-gun? 3. Are you going to show up on time every day even if you got wasted the night before? 4. Is your balance and agility adequate to the task? 5. How do you feel about Kenny Chesney?    

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