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This will be an interesting thread moving forward......

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Vetech63, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. BigWrench55

    BigWrench55 Senior Member

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    I like to work in a clean space and I like it even more when everything has a place and when everything is in its place. I constantly clean my work space throughout the day. When I am tired and hot. I take a break and pick up a broom. Organize removed parts, clean spills and remove trash. I work better in a clean and organized environment and it's also better for my mental health.
     
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  2. DMiller

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    At my last Commercial mechanic position when started with Union Electric was at the shop during a Emergency Call in to Stand By as line crews worked storm damage. Had to remain available to make quick repairs and was on the clock at Double Time, so cleaned most of the morning, Windows, Doors with big slime smears, floors even got washed, emptied the paint booth we had and replaced filters, was about done cleaning office equipment when the guys finished up, boss said done for night and could go home.
    Next day Superintendent was just beside himself as to the shop being so clean, was patting day Mechanic on the back when he noted I had done it as far as he knew. Got a Cash Bonus later in the week by Company Mail out of Petty Cash!!! AND Paid Double Time to boot for 6.6 hours!
     
  3. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

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    Nice to be appreciated. A lot of guys would just sit around in the lunch room playing cards or something.
     
  4. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    I am similar to vetech, there is no sitting still, can play cards if someone is around and on break but just better to be at or doing something constructive on the clock. Super saw that in me as I started, need no coaching to find something to do and get it done. Dirt and collecting trash DRIVES ME NUTS!!!
     
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  5. JD955SC

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    It’s actually relaxing for me to take my time and clean thoroughly at work, especially when I have the time to pull out all my tools and clean and reorganize them.

    Last time I went to get tires put on my truck the state of the tire shop’s building about drove me nuts holy crap big mess doesn’t even describe it
     
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  6. Gradechecker

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    Where do I start ?! This thread has been an interesting read to say the least! Not sure how you have such patience but that must come with wrenching I know if I had to deal with the stupidity of half the crap I’ve read I would of probably hit the loonie bin. I’ve never read 30+ pages of one thread before but to know the story was worth it. Hopefully you get to retire and never worry about another paver or dozer again lol!
     
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  7. Vetech63

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    I've been doing other customer work the last bunch of days.
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    Someone tried stealing this battery out of this mini ex over the weekend. I guess it just got too difficult LOL A quick fix in this case but enough to aggravate a normal person.
     
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  8. Welder Dave

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    Strange battery connections probably confused the thieves.
     
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    Scum bag drug douches.
     
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  10. Welder Dave

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    I agree! Who else would come up with those stupid battery connections.
     
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    My 2008 Nissan Pathfinder used those same hookups.
     
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  12. DMiller

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    Hate to say, even the 2010 Impala I have is like that.
     
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  13. BigWrench55

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    This country is going down the toilet when the thieves are to lazy to steal.
     
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    They have to justify hiring engineers somehow. How many types of electrical connectors are there? Never had a problem with the good Ole weatherpak. Why do they have to keep reinventing the wheel.
     
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    Because the patent protections ran out on the wheel.
     
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    Product designers have to justify their existance.....same as software people.

    Ed
     
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  17. Vetech63

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    They still haven't decided on whether to get rid of this old water truck or not. I was asked if I could get it up and running. I'm thinking about telling them it's going to cost $20K. My luck they will go for it:eek::rolleyes:o_O
     
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    Quote $30K, no need being Kind!!
     
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    Tell them the best value is to put it on Big Iron or Purple Wave auction site as not running.
     
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    Ah! a nice truck for you to work on.
     
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