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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 01:18 AM

Been on midnight shift since Friday night for one of our big underground moves.  Well its 6PM to 6AM.

 

There is much that goes on outside.  From 6 to 7 I work, from 11 to 1 I work, and the rest of the time is pretty much waiting for a phone call if something messes up.  Mostly it goes smooth and they don't need assistance from outside.  So I try to entertain myself.

 

So far I have spent a 100 dollars on ebay buying random stuff.  Played pretend slot machines on my phone.  And watched several hours of youtube.  This is driving me insane.  I try to work, but there isn't anything to do.  My boss tells me to bring in movies or look on the internet!  I almost hope for stuff to screw up so I have some parts to put together, or find, or something!

 

I am also going to gain a 20 pounds eating junk food out of the snack machine and drinking mountain dew to stay awake.

 

 

 

 


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:04 AM

    Get a good book! I love to read when I have the time.  I was offered a job years ago working in the paper mills in lee MA but the catch was I had to work  swing shift, no way! not for meeeeeee.  I need to sleep at nite.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:41 AM

You'd better try some exercise too. I gained 50 pounds in 5 years at a desk job 10 years ago. They still wont come off. Try using the time to learn something. Maybe safety regs and looking at the companies books to see if they comply with the latest. The best way to kill time is to work it to death. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:03 AM

Do you have all the old MSDS sheets switched out to the new SDS ones? OSHA violation to have a MSDS sheet around starting June 15th.

 

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:06 AM

Get a block of wood, a sharp knife, and carve some GT models.

Just be careful, and don't cut yourself.

If you make a nice Massey, I'd be interested in it.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:14 AM

carve any tractor you like, just remember to paint it green! :D


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:33 AM

carve any tractor you like, just remember to paint it green! :D

 

Why ruin a nice piece of wood?

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:04 AM

Why ruin a nice piece of wood?

 

Ben W.

 

Sycamore is sort of greenish in colour when dry.



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Posted April 27, 2014 - 07:20 AM

:nothingtoadd:

 

 

 

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:30 PM

If I read a book I'd be out in about 20 minutes. I read a couple novels a week. I love reading but it puts me asleep.

We aren't regulated by osha we have to deal with msha. Even worse!

Luckily I am only stuck on this shift for 5 more days. Then off the weekend and back on day shift.

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:35 PM

Have you tried cat juggling ? Good way to kill time and they keep you awake.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Have you tried cat juggling ? Go way to kill time and they keep you awake.

 

 

I think cat is a little big to be juggling him.....


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:44 PM

I think cat is a little big to be juggling him.....

 

I'm gonna rethink that 'wanna meet Kenwa someday' thing. Sounds dangerous.......


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:48 PM

It's even more fun if you try to give one a bath!


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:03 PM

I'm allergic to cats!


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