So you used to stand around a lot? Now you do what, sit around a lot?
What's funny about that pic in the guy standing close is a new hire, about a month on the RR. The guy in the background is a Director... upper management and many years of experience. Two very different positions and pay levels.
Far as my responsibility, I could just sit around and wait for issues, but I happily jump in and assist with anything to help the process move smoothly. I'm glad I wasn't in charge of this project, because someone really effed up and the guys ended up digging into the crossing circuit wires, creating a very expensive and complicated repair.