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Discussion in 'North East' started by Jrs13086, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Breakfast Taco

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    Which brings you back full circle young man - to that staffing conversation that needs to happen.....

    I work in warehouses, generally, from 10am to 10pm. Warehouses are cold, loud, dirty, dangerous - people leave you alone in the warehouse. I love it. ....and they know if they're too stupid & start pissing me off, "that's out of stock". Amazing how easy it is to mis-shelve something. :anonymous:
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    Cativelense

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    LMAO!

    Kinda liking the being alone part... not gonna lie. I'm out here by myself, labeling boxes. Not bad!
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    mhoadley

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    My Monday-Friday consists of being stuck in a cube and being yelled at by insurance brokers; through phone, email, and any other means they can find..

    After college I waited on tables, bartended and was a laborer for a builder; got shit pay; hernia; no benefits.

    At least now, I’m using my degree; but being berated constantly sucks, and at the end of the day, I don’t see a tangible product from my work. I do get paid better and get benefits, however. Pros and cons each way.

    Still have to get that hernia taken care of... after 6 years. Just don’t like the thought of going under the knife. That’s another story.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    Breakfast Taco

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    The 6 year wait was worth it. Now we know that mesh stuff isn't magic & Dr.s pay more attention to what it's doing. Sometime waiting is better.
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:38 AM
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    Cativelense

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    DANG MAN! Work BS aside, you better get that hernia taken care of ASAP.
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    mhoadley

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    Yea, I know. Doctor diagnosed it in 2012. My wife and I started dating around that time and she freaked out when she saw it. I explained what it was, but she made me go to the doctor to confirm it wasn’t anything more serious; dr confirmed still just a hernia; this was in 2014. She’s been on my case ever since.

    Not the smartest move but I’m trying to tell her I’ll get the surgery if she approves the lift kit. I’ll probably get it taken care of this year, I’m just a pus when it comes to anything surgery...
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Cativelense

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    LOL! Gotta negotiate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    TOMB

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    NUNO
    I was warehouse manager for Stew Leonards in Newington.
    My boss killed himself so i said i would cover the shipping and receiving and total operation of the warehouse until the uppers figured out what they were going to do to backfill the position.
    I worked with great People so it was easy on to transition from Team leader to Assistant Manager to Manager, this took place in a 6 month time frame.

    Couple of reasons, to protect my fellow co workers, as the previous Mgt kept files on everyone because he was a prick. First thing i did was access his computer and deleated every file. I informed everyone what i did and if the had any beefs with the previous manager their gone. Everyone who was now working for me was starting with a clean slate.

    Immediately removed a lot of pressure from the work place.
    So yes the warehouse is a great place to work, people don't bother you because they don't really understand to total operation.
    You can usually make changes to make it flow better, more $$$$$ most times more perks.

    I wanted to leave there because my wifes health wasn't good, we were able to work things out an i ended up staying 2 more years with a lot more $$$$.
    Just another way to move up the corp ladder if thats a direction you want to persuade

    Well my rant is over.
    TOMB
     
  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    Skierrichy

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    Yes! Do it sooner than later, otherwise it's going to suck alot more.
    And I love getting surgery, it's probably the only time where I actually get to take a break!:rofl:
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    mhoadley

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    Shit, for time off, might schedule it sooner than later. Valid point right here. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    TOMB

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    mhoadley
    I had a hernia repaired last year.
    Didnt know it was a hernia, i thought it wad old age.
    Had it fixed at the VA in west haven. In and out same day's
    I was out walking around the next day ,no pain .
    The hardest part was the glue wareing off, itched a little.
    That was for an Ingunial Hernia repair .
    Now the Umbilical Hernia repair is another story . Two weeks bed rest then two weeks light duty ,no lifting etc.

    My advice GET IT REPAIRED. NOW.
    That way it will make for a better summer.
    You know, Tacoma stuff.
    Good luck

    TOMB
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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    surfandturf

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    Got backed into by a girl not paying attention today in a parking lot. Fingers crossed that my insurance will cover the cost of a HC rear bumper from Bruteforce. Bumper definitely bent and crimped the rear quarter a little. No injuries

    Judging by all the previous damage to the rear of her escape she has not learned any lessons

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  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:39 PM
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    Cativelense

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    Disfucking like.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    Breakfast Taco

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    Was in the Tundra today & filled the tank since I was @ BJ's killing time. Only down 1/4 tank since I plated the truck, 60 miles - so not a fair test. But... for my first 60 miles my quick math says it's giving me 11MPG. In contrast, 2 Christmas Toys4Tots & mudding drive ago I took the Tacoma to NE CT/RI for the fun & tracked it's MPG as it was new to me then. IIRC the Tacoma returned 22MPG on that trip. So BIG point to the Tacoma WRT MPG.
    Still figuring them out. Driving up a hill like it's flat land is a nice Tundra feature.

    Happy Saturday all!
    Good Luck @surfandturf
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2019 at 2:57 AM
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    Skierrichy

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    Insurance should cover most of the new bumper:thumbsup:
    Why couldn't that have happened to me before I bought bumpers:rofl:
     
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  16. Jan 12, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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    bucktales

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    People suck.
     
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  17. Jan 12, 2019 at 4:20 AM
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    Just ranting to vent...

    My Monday (which is today...yes, I get two Mondays a week...) started with being woken up, mind you after only sleeping 3 hours, to the sounds of my wife asking me to bring paper towels upstairs. After inquiring minds asked, it's because the dog vomited... everywhere. Now lets add that I was only able to sleep 3 measly hours because he had to go outside very few hours to vomit...from his asshole. The times I was able to close my eyes I was awoken by him jumping off the bed to scratch his terribly itchy skin in which we tried to help him with and use coconut oil the other night..which lead to the vomiting from said asshole. The actual vomiting has yet to be determined...

    Let's fast forward to it being time to go to work, I rush out the door after making my lunch. I head out to Starbucks (fuck Dunkin Blownuts) and order my coffee... I walk out the back door and splash goes the coffee all over the ground... Fanfuckingtastic. So then, I go back in, get a new coffee and head to work. While walking into work, I drop my lunch... I have no clue if the food is still good or if it spilled or anything at all... Great start to a Monday with only 20 minutes into shift.

    /endrant

    How are you all?
     
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  18. Jan 12, 2019 at 4:25 AM
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    Skierrichy

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    Been there done that many times:rofl:
    I feel your pain.
    I would take the dog to the vet, possible thiroid problem.
    Also never know if it's a tick virus.
     
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  19. Jan 12, 2019 at 4:27 AM
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    Not thinking it's anything besides the fact he licked a decent amount of coconut oil which can be a laxative. If his stool fails to harden up by Monday, we'll be making an appointment unfortunately... I'm praying there will be no messes when I get home.
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2019 at 4:46 AM
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    Skierrichy

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    :thumbsup:
     
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