4 days on new job

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ka_c4_boom, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    well iv been at it 4 days now this job seems great as for now maybe early to tell though had 3 quit today said they were tired of not doing anything worth while , standing around with a shovel while the dozer pushed the dirt or mud as the case was today . 1 was fired for being late 3 days in a row 1 went home cause his feet got wet . i worked in the rain all day no rain suit like the rest had (the tool room was out of them) i was wet from shoulders down to my feet cold and wet but still managed to pull my 9 hour day started out the day in the pit (rebar under me and over me ) picking up trash and scrap wire before they poor 1200 yards of concrete tomarrow the pit is a hole 100'x100' by 6' to 8' deep that will receive concrete starting at 5:30 am tomarrow rain snow or shine . then me and another guy moved 4 desks from the warehouse to one of the offices , then pulled and rolled up the concrete pads and stacked them off to the side to be put on tomarrows pour and covered the area with plastic and finally finished out the day cleaning and organizing the tool crib oh and swept and mopped the floors in the lunch trailer . it was wet and nasty but we still got in a full days work , tomarrow im sure will be worse :lol: but i say bring it on
     
  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Are ya sore, Charles..? sounds like you had a pretty good workout today...

    Ol' Man
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    On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past
    but never the present.

     

  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Keep on, keepin on brother. I hope that the job proves to be one that is worth your while. Take care of yourself.
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    i gotta admitt iv worked harder for my self but the safety issue at this job is number one theyve gone over 1200 man hours without an accedent they strive for a perfectly safe work zone , when in doubt of the best way to do something set down and think it through figure the way to do it without an insadence
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Thanks for the Update Charles Sounds like you have been busy:smile2:
     
  6. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    You're definitely putting in a full day's work. If you're going to be working in the rain without a rain suit, I would advise wearing wool clothes; they'll keep you warm even when they're wet.

    I hope the job works out for you.

    -- Rich
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Guest

    It will take a while for you to get adjusted to your new job. Won't be so bad, once you do. Hang in there! and if I were you...I'd invest in a rainsuit. Youhad to be miserable, being wet and cold all day.
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats Bro,Keep up the good work!!!
     
  9. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Charles,
    Kinda sounds like me when I got out of High School I went to work as a labor we had to work rain or shine if we wanted to get a paycheck.I got real good with the shovel and sledge hammer.
    When the job ran out I said the heck with this and joined the Army...They did give me a poncho for the rain:roll_eyes: :big_smile:
    Good luck!
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Good luck with the new job brother.
     
  11. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Just keep thinking safe and about all the new gear you can get....
    :smile2:
     
  12. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    You've got alot to be proud of, Charles! Folks' satisfaction with their jobs can be based on all sorts of stuff, but sometimes when it seems to take everything we've got just to "be there", it sure helps to remember why we're there in the first place :smile2: Yer doin great!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
     
  13. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    It sounds like you've found a great opportunity, Chuck! You show 'em what your made of and you'll move up in no time. Good help is very hard to find. I've been working a lot myself. I've got an extra rain suit, brother. Give me a call.
     
  14. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    Betcha slept well!

    Dennis
     
  15. CaTmAnDo55

    CaTmAnDo55 New Member

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    good luck on your job keep a positive attitude no matter what. god planned for us to work by the sweat of our brow so work as hard as you can for him and let him shine through you no matter how hard it gets if you believe in him he can get you through anything
     
  16. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    Be careful Chuck! That sounds good but 1200 hours= 30 men working a 40 hour work week. or one man working 40 hours for 30 weeks (4 months) so keep being safe!
     
  17. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    that was a miss print supposed to been 120,000 with out a lost time accident . i was at work at 7:30am today and worked all day till 9pm tonight :lol: work ? i started the day washing out 10 water coolers and refilling them then picked up and emptyed trash . they poured concrete from 5:30 am till 5 pm 1200 yards trucks ran all day , at 1pm i took over directing trafic did that till 5:30 then put a few blankets over the concrete that was hard enough to walk on everyone went home at 6:30 but the bosses asked me to stick around and help finish up we were waiting on the concrete to cure enough to finish and i volenteered to be the new water boy :lol: was told i would be the new water forman and have a guy or two working under me as the year progresses 1200 people working before summer gets here over 200 water coolers to be filled possibly twice a day and a vehicle to drive that should keep me bussy dont you think ? i came home and mabel said i was a brown noser :lol: i dont care least il have a very important job for the next 3 years , the way i see it if they didnt like me or the way i work they wouldnt have asked me to work late they would have chosen some one else , im going in again tomarrow for 8 hours that will give me a total of 57 hours this week :lol: my first week
     
  18. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Go Charles! Keep up the good work! Your work ethic will be noticed and you will be rewarded!:smile2:
     
  19. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Man if I had a biz I would hire you in a split second! Keep it up and you will be a boss in know time!
    Bill
     
  20. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    What did I tell you. Already 57 hours a week.

    Bro better find him another fishing pardner:lol: