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Posted November 30, 2010 - 03:21 PM

It's been getting slower and slower at work, more so this year than others, 1 o'clock in the afternoon nothing to do and nothing for tomorrow. I still go to work tomorrow but what I do there??? I don't mind sitting around doing nothing once in a while but not everyday, it gets boring. Was hoping to have a busy Dec. at work, not going to happen this year. Oh well go with the flow that's all I can do.

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 03:29 PM

Do anything to stay busy that they'll let you do. Showing them you want to work even if mundane tasks may insure they'll keep you on in the hard times. I hate twiddling my thumbs too, but on a farm that only happens if you "want" to twiddle! lol

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 03:32 PM

I hate the slow times as well. I don't do good just sitting around either as that usually leads to me falling asleep. Maybe work on the truck? Clean it up some? Sweep some floors? Like Daniel said if things get really bad if you keep busy even with the mundane stuff they would be more likely not to lay off? Unless you wouldn't mind the time off :D

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 03:46 PM

I learned a long time ago the best job security is to know how to do as many things as you can at work, people in a union shop might disagree but for me knowing how to do everything is my best job security. I'm pretty quiet by nature but when it comes to work I am not afraid to get aggressive in terms of doing what has to be done at work. I've seen hard times because on my own fault and I'll never see them again for that reason ever again.
The problem is there are not to many orders, customers, everybody in all the yards standing around, everything's done, guys in the store playing cards or the computer, this is what I see and it's a little scary.
Tomorrow is another day and for me it's time to get more aggressive at work.

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 03:49 PM

Sure hope things pick up at work Doug. Never seen a nation slow down so much.

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 05:06 PM

No happy medium... I just received notice this morning that EVERY Saturday thru the 1st week of Jan, I will be working.

So much for weekends.:rolleyes:

I guess It's "Better Busy than Bored" and the paychecks will look better. :D

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 07:04 PM

I learned a long time ago the best job security is to know how to do as many things as you can at work, people in a union shop might disagree but for me knowing how to do everything is my best job security. I'm pretty quiet by nature but when it comes to work I am not afraid to get aggressive in terms of doing what has to be done at work. I've seen hard times because on my own fault and I'll never see them again for that reason ever again.
The problem is there are not to many orders, customers, everybody in all the yards standing around, everything's done, guys in the store playing cards or the computer, this is what I see and it's a little scary.
Tomorrow is another day and for me it's time to get more aggressive at work.


You definitely have the right attitude about it Doug. I hope things pick up for you at work before long. We slowed down at work last year a good bit and so far this year it is chugging along but I am sure it is bound to slow down sooner or later.

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Posted November 30, 2010 - 09:12 PM

We've been really slow too. I work in a union shop, but our contract allows for certain "skills and abilities" to kept out of order of seniority. I, too, have worked very hard to be multi-talented and as valuable as possible to my employer. Best of luck to you Doug. I believe that you have the right mind set about it and I hope that things pick up there before too long!

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 02:25 AM

Yep, "know how to do everything but sign the paycheck" is my credo too. Good luck to all of us these days, we can't keep the tractors healthy on unemployment.

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 06:59 AM

Still seems to be lots of construction up my way.....I have a part time job delivering industrial supplies, mostly electrical........

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 07:09 AM

I hope things pick up for you at work Doug. As has been said being able to do a lot of different jobs where you work should certainly help build job security. Where I work my main job is repairing/rebuilding equipment but over the years I have worked in the warehouse and customer service when needed. After being there for 26 years if they need help in anything other than the accounting department I get called. I guess that is a bit of job security.

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 07:14 AM

I hope things pick up for you at work Doug.

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 05:36 PM

Had a better day today I got involved in the cleaning up and reorganizing the yard, was also told there would be some new material pickups for stocking up the yard, things are looking up.

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 05:53 PM

Had a better day today I got involved in the cleaning up and reorganizing the yard, was also told there would be some new material pickups for stocking up the yard, things are looking up.


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Posted December 01, 2010 - 06:05 PM

Thank goodness, :thumbs: here's hoping things continue to get busier.:yelclap:




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