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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2017, 05:25:42 AM »
I know .... some time we do live in a fantasy world of our own devising ... tis scary that I am starting to get my mail there ... :iminnocent:
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2017, 09:28:27 PM »
 :tearlaugh: Did some rearranging of palettes of unused and unsellable equipment that has been there since I started ... oh but we might be able to make a profit on it ... seriously ... I will have been there six years next week and so far it is not me living in a fantasy world.

Nonetheless because of being to finally get rid of the other dead stock and with a bit of creative packing and arranging I can now do the unbelievable .... I can now get four vehicles in the shop bay, as intended all these years.

Go figure ... did you really think the shop manager was going to say good job nope all I got was you should move those palettes a bit further so you are not touching them with the bumper of the truck and oh your truck rear bumper should be further inside the bay.

Seriously ... thank you so very much ... NOT ...  :whattodo:



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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2017, 09:37:43 PM »
LOL......How many folks do you know that actually tip their hat to someone who has done good.  Hardly any....because most don't even know what the term "Tip their hat" means.....  It's not just in your neck of the woods my friend....it's found everywhere.  Nepotism still runs strong in the real world. 

Some folks don't understand that nepotism doesn't just mean the hiring within the family....it also means hiring friends who are less qualified, more dense, or can't get work anywhere else....
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2017, 09:48:10 PM »
I built Sears inventory control protocols my boss got a raise I got let go. :shrug:

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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2017, 03:35:29 AM »
:tearlaugh: Did some rearranging of palettes of unused and unsellable equipment that has been there since I started ... oh but we might be able to make a profit on it ... seriously ... I will have been there six years next week and so far it is not me living in a fantasy world.

I dared try something of the sort, just on a smaller scale, about 12 years ago - 8 drawers I desperately needed for my stuff, full to the brim with assorted pieces of paleoelectronic the Deutsches Museum would have scornfully rejected as too damn old.

Two days later a guy broke into the lab: "Say, do we still have..."
I showed him to the not yet emptied garbage can, where he started digging frantically muttering nondescript remarks about irresponsible wasters.

Since then I never tried it again.  :shrug:

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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2017, 05:47:06 AM »
I hear you all on your experiences and yes we certainly was not expecting the world to come to a stop ... because is certainly what would have had to happen to get him to say a kind word.

So there were no expectations (not big ones) so no disappointment (well very little)

I got my thank you from the customer, they are a major player in the manufacture of power supplies, UPS, power distribution panels and other electrical control devices.

It was originally sent to the sales rep and it did get to me and the Sr. tech as we were the ones who installed the system. So that is my win.

He is used to having to babysit other vendors and did make the remark as to if you need anything call, we never did and he stopped by on the third day and asked how things were going and had "ye ole deer in headlight" look when I said :whattodo: I am done, just need to get the final template for the radios and program them.

I don't think he was expecting that one little bit ... just an opinion.

As to tossing stuff in the bay I look to my Sr. tech for guidance before I just toss stuff as he knows if it is of use to hang on to, and how many I should hang on to, if I have an abundance. Don't waste my time with anyone else in the shop as they either say it is complete junk (this coming from an on call tech that always defers the call to another, sorry I don't give a damn if you have three kids with a fourth on the way or not, you are on call) or I get the oh no you can't throw that away we can turn a profit on it .. :thud: in a pig's eye.


The interesting part is no one goes out there to look for anything or even ask for an inventory because it is all in my head and we are not sharing :tearlaugh:
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2017, 09:07:58 PM »
Here is one for the books, boss wanted to talk about about when my classes ended as he wanted to see if I would go out of town to do a job in Baltimore.

First off the last night of class is on Monday the 11th of Dec.

Second when does this job start and what are the particulars?

He had next to nothing for details, console upgrade for nine positions, the cable has been ran, and they are switching from analog to digital.


So who else is working on it, how long will it take, and a couple of other basic questions ...  :shrug: ... was his answer.

That is when I told him that not comfortable with first going to class for a week and then having to turn right around and fly up to Maryland, to be there on Monday, I do have report cards to write and yes what about my tools that will be needed?

Because in my mind, there is no guarantee that they are going to have any additional tools and all of the material up there for all eventualities.

Plus, I now have a cat.

His response "What did you do that for?"

Inside voices, "Seriously you said that out loud." Still inside voices "What is it to you and since when does something like that matter. It is my choice."

"Well, get Larry to look after him, he likes cats."

Uh no,


Excuse me, I got him from Larry's daughter to start with .... so don't think so.


I just find it odd that all of a sudden they need help up there and they are soliciting help from Florida? Are they frelling stupid, plane fare and hotel room plus meals and such ...


So what is going on here ... it just sounds like a bail out of some sort and making a certain "manager" look good.


Because as I see it there is naught in it for me, except aggravation.


I have no one to take care of my cat, sure boarding place, that will go over real good ... not


No one to watch my place and since my lovely neighbors were stealing water last month (reflected in my water bill this month it is up ) what would happen if they realize that I am gone and for an extended period of time. Just having my car in the drive is not enough to fool folks for long.


What condition would my place be in if I were to do something like that?


Besides I am a reluctant traveler to start with, in Florida travel I can deal with, out of state and for an unknown amount of time as his answer as to how long was the job was, "until it is done" sorry wrong answer 



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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2017, 01:48:13 AM »
Well, if you don't manage to find a honorable way out cheer up thinking that at least you won't have to wait 3 hours in Heathrow, fly for 11 hours over the big pond and most of the States in a lousy overcrowded aluminum can, crawl your way through the Immigration Office, have your photo and fingerprints taken like an inmate, and all this on a two days' notice... :sad:
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Re: Work entertainment
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2017, 05:09:10 AM »
Valid point I have been to both Canada and the Philippines via a big metal bird.

The Philippines was not to bad, regrettably though Canada gave me the proverbial "shit-storm" all because of "profiling" was how I got selected for the extra random screening. Then given the third degree over events that happened over 20 years ago, wound up having to pay $200.00 for a special pass indicating that I was "rehabilitated" and therefore could enter their county.

Never been back
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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2017, 05:39:51 AM »
Then again I think the part that had me cranky was the comment of why did you get a pet?

Because I can, I believe is the reason.

Conversely, what does it matter to you?

Two, I live alone by choice (or happenstance) therefore there is no one to watch the place when I am gone for an extended period of time.
And I trust my neighbors as far as I can throw them, especially since they have stolen water recently, and power at one time from me. The quality of neighbors varies inversely to the state of the economy is my theory.
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