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One more day of hell at work!

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by DanGer, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    So this weekend was the weekend of the biggest even of the year at the county park I work at. All last week I spent 50 hours putting up tents, collecting trashcans from other parks, and getting our park prepared for the event. We had about 150 acres dedicated to parking.

    Saturday and sunday i worked 25 hours collecting trash, cleaning and stocking restrooms, parking cars, etc. We had roughly 30,000 people come through the park in two days:eek:

    Tomorrow I am taking down tents, returning borrowed shit from other parks and cleaning up the ground trash. One more day until I get a day off and some personal time with the tacoma
     
  2. Aug 3, 2009 at 4:04 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    I'll take your long Weekend over the day I had on Saturday!!

    I got my ass kicked Saturday. Had to explain....but I busted my ass running around trying to stay up to pace. I was wrapping every load of product that was comiong off the robot because - that's what you're supposed to do.
    Needless to say.... after already putting 7 hours of work in, the one guy tells me...."You don't have to wrap every load"

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee THANKS!! That would've been nice to know that 7 hours ago!!!

    I'm in this 'Steps Challenge' program at work and I wear a pedometer every day for the past couple months. The highest amount of steps I've ever put in so far over the last couple months has been 12,000 or so during an 8 hour shift. Saturday....I put in 21,000 in 8 hours. :eek: Had to do it all over again on Sunday - but it was a little easier 14,000 steps.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2009 at 4:10 AM
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    kris77

    kris77 Born in the Backwoods

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    I sit in a nice air conditioned office and tell ppl what to do. Sometimes i get up and walk around and make sure things are done right, but most of my day is boring...Just waiting for something to break so I can fix it. I hate it...Its a cake job, but its boring and making me fat...Im used to hard labor and when I got this job, I thought i was gonna be in heaven...But when your used to working for a living and then you get stuck behind a desk, it kinda sucks...Im more tired now when I get home then when i actually had to work 10-16 hours a day...
     
  4. Aug 3, 2009 at 4:25 AM
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    Today it only got up to 123F but most of the equipment has A/C so its not to bad. It sucks when I have to sit at the desk to do the little bit of paperwork I have.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2009 at 4:30 AM
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    mpgnc64

    mpgnc64 Well-Known Member

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    Plus we only work 6 days a week but we only work half days.............there's 24 hours in a day and we only work half of those.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    Janster

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    Start looking elsewhere......

    I can totally relate to the 'borin' part. If I had a desk job, I'd get fat too!! I used to do side projects for 6 months at a time and I gained 20lbs.

    Honestly? All this physical labor, steal toed boots, & concrete floors.... It'll either be good for me (physically) or it'll wear the crap outta me. Only time will tell.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    Tell me about it. I had been used to working at Lowe's in lumber and outdoor lawn and garden, then moved to a desk job. My friends that I lived with didn't do much as far as playing football or soccer or anything, so in a matter of 3 months I gained nearly 40 lbs. I thought I was shrinking my clothes in the washer because they stopped fitting so quickly.

    3 years later, in the same job, and I'm struggling to drop the weight.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    Other than being a college student.... I'm self employed, doing what i like doing, and I make my own hours! :woot:






    Sorry, guys. LOL
     
  9. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    I'd take work anyday over this weekend. Thurs I spent my day cleaning the house and getting it ready for the movers. The moving crew showed up around 730AM on Friday and started right in. I stayed until about 10AM- Left my wife to supervise them to drive to New Orleans with 1000# in the truck. Signed my lease, got my keys, unloaded the truck, and drove back to Pensacola and cleaned until about midnight.
    Then got up @ 530AM Sat to pack another 1200# in the Taco and drove back to New Orleans. Unloaded the taco....Painted a bedroom, set up the stuff we brought with us. More of the same on Sunday, along with some driving around the area to stuff and get shopping done.
    Monday the movers brought stuff...and Tues was spent taking stuff outta boxes and putting it all away.

    I want to go back to work where I'm limited to only working for 10 hours and flying not more than 6....
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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    Honestly? All this physical labor, steal toed boots, & concrete floors.... It'll either be good for me (physically) or it'll wear the crap outta me. Only time will tell.[/QUOTE]

    Janster, it will eventually get to you. I've been doing 12 hour shifts on concrete floors all my life and at 53 its starting to take a toll. Motrin is my friend in the morning ;)
     
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    But we are most appreciative of your work. Thank you!



    My job has it's bad days too. I sit behind a big beautiful desk in my own office with huge windows that look outside. As I'm on the phone doing my job, I surf TacomaWorld (MULTI-TASKING :D). Sometimes I just leave early because its too nice outside to be sitting here. I have no boss's and no one telling me what to do.
    Yes, I own my own business with only 1 other employee.

    But I did my time in jobs similar to those above. Work hard, keep your head up and know that things will fall into place if you try hard enough.
     
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