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Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Mother Deuce, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

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    They were some that predicted all the jobs would eventually be taken over by robots. Hopefully this isn't fast forwarding that.
     
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  2. RZucker

    RZucker Senior Member

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    I used to enjoy late season slush rides, and jumping the thousand streams going northwest from Easton to Cabin Creek. My old 97 Summit had the skid frame tuned for lift when you punched it. Kinda sucked on hard pack trails cause the skis didn't touch... oh well, ride it like a bicycle. :)
     
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  3. Ronsii

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    Oh yeah!!! short sleeve weather :) my 04' rev800 loves to fly across water ;)
     
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  4. AllDodge

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    With all the shut downs many states are not allowing for utility shut off's. So just need to keep the roof and food if need be
     
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  5. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Senior Member

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    A little good news for us at least. It was decided this morning that we could return to work tomorrow. I assume that it was decided we have enough separation while on task.
     
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  6. Greatwestcam

    Greatwestcam Senior Member

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    Our whole shop crew got told to stay home due to the Wuehan flue and oil taking a dive. said if you can find other work go for it as this could be 2 weeks, 2 months or years, no one knows at this point
     
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  7. 92U 3406

    92U 3406 Senior Member

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    Far as I know we're going to keep working. If they tell us to go home, well I could use another vacation.
     
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  8. Truck Shop

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    Our equipment is in demand, people are not going to stop eating so the fleet stays busy and work goes on.
     
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  9. RZucker

    RZucker Senior Member

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    Export hay has slowed some, so I'm not seeing as much truck traffic as usual. But i have 4 sets of trailers to go through brakes and lights without the rush factor.
     
  10. MarshallPowerGen

    MarshallPowerGen Well-Known Member

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    Just got told today we're down to 40hrs, no OT but still chugging along. Sure we'll hear different soon.

    Financially stable, so I'm hoping for the two weeks off; Maybe I can finally get the turbo installed on my ol' 6.9idi amongst other projects.
     
  11. Spud_Monkey

    Spud_Monkey Senior Member

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    Told everyone I know, not coming back to Washington state as planned this month nor next month to fix whatever or weld whatever, going to have to wait till possibly May.
     
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  12. AzIron

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    Export market is way down here a friend told me that Saudi Arabia is sitting on a lot of hay from last year so they are only buying high test hay and since the farm like 15000 acres here locally themselves any of there own hay that doesn't test high enough will get sold locally
     
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  13. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    I just got home driving back from Spokane. If the amount of trucks on the interstate is any indication, toilet paper shortages are going to be the least of our worries. Diesel fuel at $2.14 a gallon was nice.
     
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  14. wornout wrench

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    Retired so work wise, no effect on me.
    But the province is going all out. Declared a state of emergency today.
    everything is cancelled.
    Schools are done for the year

    No dentists, they all went to a dental conference and there was a carrier there so they are all in isolation.
    Now, I am asking myself, are dentist's not considered part of health care?
    Why the F would they go to a conference just when all of this is going on. 15,000 people were at it.

    I am trying to keep away from people, the social distance thing, my wife is at risk so I DO NOT want to bring anything home. I still need to go to the store at some point.
    Had to go today, this woman right behind at the til me was darn near on top of me, when I asked for some room I got the dagger eyes.
    So social distance is 2 meters (6 feet). If I can swing and pop someone in the nose because they are in my bubble is it still considered assault?
     
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  15. mikebramel

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    What a joke.... the economic hardship is gonna kill more than anything
     
  16. Spud_Monkey

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    Social distance has always been around me long before this, my wife actively acts as barrier to put distance between me and others due to my PTSD from war.
     
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  17. KSSS

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    Yea the medical aspects aside, this is going to kill (perhaps for a long time) what was such an excellent economy. Bankrupt businesses, large scale unemployment, damn almost hard to believe it could go from Chicken salad to Chicken sh!t so fast.
     
  18. seatwarmer

    seatwarmer Senior Member

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    Never been a social creature or touchy feely kind of person. And I know your pain with the PTSD. Just heard a remark from a manager about me that prefer to sit in data centers away from people insinuating that I'm mad.
     
  19. Truck Shop

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    This is a situation that's been long in arriving, it has arrived and has come home to roost. Many books have been written about the impacts of such catastrophes, but people have
    a tendency to avoid reading about these matters. When the plague hit Europe in the middle ages whole towns and villages were burned to the ground to rid them of rats.
     
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  20. cuttin edge

    cuttin edge Senior Member

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    Don't hear anything out of North Korea. Either isolasionism is working for them, or they just shoot infected people.