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Mantecan likes advertising job at busiest intersection
Tyler Davidson works the advertising sign for Little Caesar’s at the corner of Louise Avenue and Main Street. - photo by JASON CAMPBELL/ The Bulletin
For the last four years, Tyler Davidson has become quite accustomed to what it’s like at the busiest intersection in Manteca.

At least once a week he spends up to four hours observing it.

As an employee at Little Caesar’s, part of Davidson’s weekly duties include spending time on the corner of Louise Avenue and Main Street working the sign that advertises the chain’s low-cost pizza.

While he might have to brave the elements during his outing – which can include temperatures of over 100 degrees – getting the chance to watch the traffic and interact with people gives him more than enough incentive to come to work every day.

“It’s fun once you get used to it,” Davidson said. “You get to see just about everything – from car accidents to people who just want to have fun with you. It keeps you entertained, and it’s not a bad way to pass the time.”

When he isn’t working, Davidson enjoys the same things that most people his age do – hanging out with friends, playing video games, and watching the Oakland Raiders.

On Saturday afternoon he didn’t even notice that the temperature had eclipsed the 90-degree mark as he stood on the sun-soaked sidewalk that was abuzz with traffic – both motor and pedestrian.

The key to beating the heat, he says, is making sure that you stay hydrated.

“Sure it gets hot when you’re out here, but you just wear a hat and drink a lot of water – maybe a soda here and there,” Davidson said. “It isn’t enough to take away from the fun that comes along with doing this. You get to meet some interesting people and see some interesting things.”