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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CVYota, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:22 PM
    Cold Iron

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    There are lots of typing tutor games out there that are free and will help you learn to type while making it fun. I actually leaned how to keyboard with Mario teaches typing :anonymous: Only females took typing classes when I was in school so most of us didn't know how to type.

    The CC should offer a class in basic office applications that I bet would get you through what you need. Don't worry about the email you sent, you would be surprised by how many people hit reply to all instead of reply, or reply to all instead of forward. Talking highly educated people and even those that work with computers. Pretty sure I am not the only one that could tell some embarrassing stories about doing that. Or at least others.

    If it is something you want to do don't let the computer stuff stop you, Doug is spot on IMO. If it is something you want to do. I have gone to the top of the shitpile and can't climb any higher without a Masters degree. Not going to happen. I am happy where I am. If you are not and think you'd get more satisfaction at the next level grab that bull by the horns and throw it to the ground. But that is also worth what you paid for it :thumbsup:

    Still see a little bit of it around here but not much. Because round bales. Round bales everywhere. Just isn't right....
     
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  2. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:25 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 44 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech.

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    The kid next to me got discharged yesterday.
    I’m still at 98% failure rate for workers in the bay next to me..:yes:

    Didn’t listen
    Didn’t learn
    Expected stuff I told him first week wouldn’t happen.
    Especially getting paid....
     
  3. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM
    Kolunatic

    Kolunatic Broke ass

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    You remind me of an old dude by the name of George when I worked my way from porter to a bay next to George at a local Lincoln mercury dealership a lifetime ago. Can’t repeat what he used to tell me cuz it’s banned worthy
     
  4. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:36 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 44 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech.

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    Well he started swearing all day long and bitchin and complaining..
    We all do but do it but under our breath.
    He created his own problems with HR and started making waves.
    He work declined and started being suspect...

    On edit
    Plus going to the GM twice in one week with an attitude didn’t help also
     
  5. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    US Marine Semper Fi

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    Afternoon and or Evening Everyone !!! :hattip:

    Turned out to be nice day up here , think it got up to 60° . Looking to the SW you can see the clouds stacked on the North side of the mtn ranges but up here clear blue skies
     
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    Was that the newish kid who showed promise? :bananadead:
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:51 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 44 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech.

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    Christ now I’m old...
     
  8. Jan 18, 2019 at 3:06 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 44 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech.

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    Yes.
    Kinda sad how reality rears it’s head and you have to be more than the paycheck..
    It’s not just about fixing cars..
    I could make a lot more money but I sleep real good at night.
    I have my integrity..
    I have respect from my peers
    I’m not rich, kinda poor.
    Worked my ass off all my life.. but everything I have I own.
    If they put “He Was A Pretty Good Tech” on my gravestone then I think
    I have made my family proud
    I was asset....

    These kids is all about the money. No matter what anything for the buck.
    Unfortunately business has gone that way.
    They run the numbers..
    You need to produce more..
    Quality??? Long gone ,,,,,,,left only to the old timers.
    Yea I guess I’m old..

    The business will kill you unless you learn to just do your job and do it right.
    Forget the numbers.
    Do it for you not for anyone else.
    Unfortunately I struggle with this everyday now.
    So much working against us now..

    And they wonder why the trades are in trouble.
     
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    :yay: I haz heat!!!

    Evening all
     
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    Ahh...Friday. 63 hours of peace and quiet...
     
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    Evening Sue !!! :wave:
     
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    Goodie
    What was wrong ?
     
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    The trades have been in trouble. The unfortunate thing is as long as there's an endless line of people willing to give it a shot, the people who are established and can produce are going to make less and less. There'll always be a few in that endless line that will actually be motivated (by whatever motivates them) to keep their heads down and put in the effort to learn it and stick with it....but the trades are an endangered species.
     
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    Took the sand separator out and ran a couple shovels full through it but the sand is still too wet and the stone isn't as clean as I'd like it. I could wash it as it's running then I'll just end up with a gutter full of wet sand and a mess I don't want to mess with.

    Anyway, I made this just by cutting 4 ports into the drum and then patching them over with screen. If I ever want to mix concrete with it again I can just patch the ports with some sheet metal....pretty high tech stuff here.
     
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    ...and good evening .
     
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    :yay: Peace and quiet until Zoie starts barking :laughing: :D

    Hi Chuck - hope the doc gives you good news

    Some resister thing was bad - kept the fan from coming on
     
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    Solution :proposetoast:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I agree, look into it.
    As for going back to school, do it!
    Since 2009 I have been back to school twice.
    It was hard. Being the oldest person in class.
    Sure at times I felt dumb compared to the kids who were fresh out of high school. But I got a good feeling when they would ask me for help and advice.
     
  19. Jan 18, 2019 at 4:20 PM
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    Evening Susan, glad you got heat! I used to have electric baseboard heat in my house in Asheville. Couldn't imagine having that up here LOL.

    Have 4" so far and climbing. Trying to take snowflake pictures. No not those snowflakes the real ones.

    [​IMG]

    But it doesn't seem to want to get below 12° and needs to so they will form better. Not sure if I should complain about that or not...
     
  20. Jan 18, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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