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Title: What a job!
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 12:12:07 pm
  Just sitting here this morning, and thinknig.....I have the best job ever!! I mean honestly.....I sit in my Lazy-Boy, in the mancave, with the TV on, while I work. Last night, I was even sipping on a Fat Tire. I really should feel quilty about collecting a paycheck. I don't, but I should. And for what I do, the money ain't bad. I make between 13 and 17 and hour! That's not much less than I was making in the sheet metal shop. Right now, I have a chance to get on Union Pacific Railroad, starting as a switchman. But honestly, I really have to think about, I have such a good thing going. Money's not everything, right? Am I insane for thinking this way? 
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: denny on December 04, 2010, 12:13:30 pm
You, sir, would be insane to do anything else!
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Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 12:17:54 pm
You refering to the gig I have now, or the railroad? I mean, the railroad is much more of a "manly" job than I have now, and the pay is better down the road.....but where else can you drink beer, watch football, and get paid?
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Post by: denny on December 04, 2010, 12:26:26 pm
I mean you'd be insane to do anything other than you're doing now!  Unless the railroad job ended up being a LOT more money...you're young enough that might be a consideration.  But from an old fart perspective, you've got a perfect job.  And "manly"????  WTF???  If you need to define your "manliness" by a job, you might as well wear a skirt!  Oh, yeah, the kilt.... ;)
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: capozzoli on December 04, 2010, 12:37:27 pm
No offense but your job sounds like a living hell to me. Coarse I dont watch much TV. What do you do again?

I am not the type that can sit around. I cant hold an office job, I tried that. In fact I cant hold any job where you have to go into the same place and do the same thing every day. I have a lot of respect for those who can.

I have to get out of the house, I will get board just between dinner and bedtime. Gotta go out and kick the soccer ball or something. Thats wahts great about having a kid, there is always something to do, and I usually have trouble finding time for that.

Here is me if I had your job.

(http://verdoux.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/the-shining-still-1.jpg)

Now, a switch man for the railroad? Thats sounds awesome! In fact when I was a kid that is what I wanted to do;work on the railroad. It was like my Fireman or astronaut.

Take the train weaze, take the train.

Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: euge on December 04, 2010, 12:50:48 pm
The railroad means security down the road. And I think you don't need to shell out for Social Security either, but not sure on that.

I go to the same place day in day out and get paid very well. Very well indeed. Cap you would go insane at my work place.

How's this for metal-work?

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_BGa2L64KQdY/TPqbHpOm7UI/AAAAAAAAAXI/leqCrP-i-4c/s512/2010-11-17%2022.27.26.jpg)
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 12:56:18 pm
What do you do again?


All that crap they sell on TV, I take the orders for. From indoor turkey fries, Magic Bullet Blender, the Shaark stem vac, adult diapers, diabites supplies, penis pumps, the Scooter store, Life Alert, life insurance, you name it, I take the order for it. If you call any 800# from tv, there is a good chance you'll get me.
  As far as getting bored, it's not an issue. I work my own schedule. Work a couple hours, go kick the dog, play with the samauri, go back and work a little, go in and do some cooking or grilling, Whatever. If I don't feel like working, I don't. If I decide I want a couple extra hours, I take em. If I want a week or two off, I take it. Maybe fly to Ohio, or go camping. This job is insane!!!

   My only dislike is I tend to blush a little when I tell people what I do. I've been doing HVAC / sheetmetal since I was 15. Very physical, and "manly". I just sort of feel like I've been neutered with this job. (remember my old hot chocolate and blanket thread at NB) So, long as you guys think I can hold my head high, I FREAKING LOVE MY JOB!!
 
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: capozzoli on December 04, 2010, 12:59:35 pm
The railroad means security down the road. And I think you don't need to shell out for Social Security either, but not sure on that.

I go to the same place day in day out and get paid very well. Very well indeed. Cap you would go insane at my work place.

How's this for metal-work?

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_BGa2L64KQdY/TPqbHpOm7UI/AAAAAAAAAXI/leqCrP-i-4c/s512/2010-11-17%2022.27.26.jpg)


Euge, you a surgeon? That fabrication is awesome. Im not sure I could do that. Does the leg stay bent or am I seeing it incorrectly.. The denser material is metal and that is an entirely new joint?

Is that a leg?
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: capozzoli on December 04, 2010, 01:09:50 pm
What do you do again?


All that crap they sell on TV, I take the orders for. From indoor turkey fries, Magic Bullet Blender, the Shaark stem vac, adult diapers, diabites supplies, penis pumps, the Scooter store, Life Alert, life insurance, you name it, I take the order for it. If you call any 800# from tv, there is a good chance you'll get me.
  As far as getting bored, it's not an issue. I work my own schedule. Work a couple hours, go kick the dog, play with the samauri, go back and work a little, go in and do some cooking or grilling, Whatever. If I don't feel like working, I don't. If I decide I want a couple extra hours, I take em. If I want a week or two off, I take it. Maybe fly to Ohio, or go camping. This job is insane!!!

   My only dislike is I tend to blush a little when I tell people what I do. I've been doing HVAC / sheetmetal since I was 15. Very physical, and "manly". I just sort of feel like I've been neutered with this job. (remember my old hot chocolate and blanket thread at NB) So, long as you guys think I can hold my head high, I FREAKING LOVE MY JOB!!
 

As far as Im concerned someone should hold their head high even if they are a turd counter at the local sewer plant.

Its not what you do that makes the man, its how you do it.

Im just wondering how long you can do that job before Holly  comes home to find you spreading mayonnaise on you pubis.
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on December 04, 2010, 01:11:04 pm
Time to change the sig line Weeze.  It just doesn't apply now- "A man works hard all week, so he doesn't have to wear pants all weekend."

My father in law is a retired sheet metal man (mostly welder).  Its hard on the body.  I say move on.
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 01:11:14 pm
LMAO! Thanks Cappo, you've made me feel better.

  I could change my sig to "A man doesn't wear pants at work all week, or all weekend."
 
 I've often tried to imagine the look of horror on the callers faces if they could see me. I'm sure they think they are talking to someone working in a cubicle, in a highrise in Atlanta, or some place. Not some fat slob, pantless, in his backyard in BF Idaho!
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on December 04, 2010, 01:21:19 pm
I'm guessing they think you're in India
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 01:22:23 pm
I speak perfectly fine English, thank you very much.  ::)
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on December 04, 2010, 01:23:37 pm
That's why they don't think you're in Omaha
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: euge on December 04, 2010, 01:28:30 pm
Weaze that sounds great! Make your own hours. Only drawback is don't work- don't get paid. I know what I'm doing if I change careers. ;)

Cap I'm not a surgeon, though they often use me- other wise they end up with botched surgeries like the one in the radiograph. That's a "total elbow" prosthesis and all is not well. Shocking actually.
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: maxieboy on December 04, 2010, 01:32:53 pm
Euge, you a surgeon?

He's a radtek, I think...  8)
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: tubercle on December 04, 2010, 01:33:09 pm
Uh...they hiring?
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 02:33:30 pm
Uh...they hiring?

As a matter of fact, yes.
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: Tim McManus on December 04, 2010, 02:34:18 pm
What do you do again?


All that crap they sell on TV, I take the orders for. From indoor turkey fries, Magic Bullet Blender, the Shaark stem vac, adult diapers, diabites supplies, penis pumps, the Scooter store, Life Alert, life insurance, you name it, I take the order for it. If you call any 800# from tv, there is a good chance you'll get me.
  As far as getting bored, it's not an issue. I work my own schedule. Work a couple hours, go kick the dog, play with the samauri, go back and work a little, go in and do some cooking or grilling, Whatever. If I don't feel like working, I don't. If I decide I want a couple extra hours, I take em. If I want a week or two off, I take it. Maybe fly to Ohio, or go camping. This job is insane!!!

   My only dislike is I tend to blush a little when I tell people what I do. I've been doing HVAC / sheetmetal since I was 15. Very physical, and "manly". I just sort of feel like I've been neutered with this job. (remember my old hot chocolate and blanket thread at NB) So, long as you guys think I can hold my head high, I FREAKING LOVE MY JOB!!
 

Can you get me a deal on a Flowbie and a Snuggie?   ;D
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 02:36:43 pm
You know, those are about the only two things I can think of we don't handle. Snuggie is now sold in stores, and the Flowbie was so 1985!  ;D
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: capozzoli on December 04, 2010, 02:41:48 pm
I heard that the flowbie is great for trimmin up the old undercarriage. Its really hard with scissors and a hand held mirror.

Hey weaze, my wife wants to know about this job. Do they really need more people? Seems like a lot of people would be in line for this job. How can she apply?

Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: tom on December 04, 2010, 02:43:47 pm
Cap I'm not a surgeon, though they often use me- other wise they end up with botched surgeries like the one in the radiograph. That's a "total elbow" prosthesis and all is not well. Shocking actually.
Ahh, that's why I couldn't put the pieces together right.
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: weithman5 on December 04, 2010, 03:20:54 pm
there was a line from an old western movie where the local marshal was losing his sight or something and felt demeaned by taking a job in a general store.  then another old marshal said "there is nothing wrong with any job, so long as its honest"

i started a boat cleaning business on lake erie when i was in high school.  should still be doing it.
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: EHall on December 04, 2010, 03:27:12 pm
I polish turds for a living now... pays pretty darn good.
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Post by: bluesman on December 04, 2010, 03:41:53 pm
Weaz...I just plain jealous.  8)
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: loopy on December 05, 2010, 05:39:59 pm
weaz, my wife is looking for part time work.  That sounds like something she could do well, and it's flexible enough for her neurotic schedule.  You mentioned they were hiring, any thoughts on what she would do to talk to someone about it? 
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: loopy on December 05, 2010, 05:42:27 pm
as for having a manly job, or the possibility of using a blanket being un-manly on the couch for that matter, well those things are not what makes a person a man.  peeing standing up makes you a male, but being a man just means you take care of your business.  It's not macho, it just means your not a child emotionally.  Your not, so quit nagging over it.   ;D
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: weazletoe on December 05, 2010, 06:50:01 pm
Thanks Loopy, and PM is sent.
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: thirsty on December 06, 2010, 09:42:18 am
I say if you're happy with this job, why change?

A job that one enjoys is a very rare thing.
Title: Re: What a job!
Post by: 1vertical on December 06, 2010, 11:15:02 am
I know for a fact the RR schedule is BRUTAL...those guys can only legally go so long on the rails
then they go ded...then when that happens they wait for a relief crew to come...get em off the rails
then they wait till the next call...which usually is not that far off...and you are always on CALL...always
unless you are on vacation....

The other RR jobs are pretty noisy, hard physical labor laying ties, spiking down rail...bolting fishplates...

On the up side I think Engineers behind the throttle of a locomotive prolly drag in near 6 figure$ a year.

But man Be careful what you wish for