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    Quote Originally Posted by glamy View Post
    Well you know how hateful i am......
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    Quote Originally Posted by glamy View Post
    .......OH i`m from Brooklyn NY , Largo FLA. , San Diego since 1976
    That's quite a lap around the country

    Brooklyn to Largo was quite a change of pace, I'll bet. Probably more like a shock

    The construction unions in Indy sucked. Especially Carpenters. They'd have journeymen on the board without work awaiting assignments and they would be hiring apprentices instead and advertising on the radio about how much work was waiting.






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    Quote Originally Posted by ironchop View Post
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    That's quite a lap around the country

    Brooklyn to Largo was quite a change of pace, I'll bet. Probably more like a shock

    The construction unions in Indy sucked. Especially Carpenters. They'd have journeymen on the board without work awaiting assignments and they would be hiring apprentices instead and advertising on the radio about how much work was waiting.






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    Yeah in largo i was showing white kids how to deal with the blacks ...........Martin Luther King days..........i had to make a living quick had a kid at 19...........i should of gone to school ..........i was always a facked up attitude .......i learned the hard way .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamy View Post
    Yeah in largo i was showing white kids how to deal with the blacks ...........Martin Luther King days..........i had to make a living quick had a kid at 19...........i should of gone to school ..........i was always a facked up attitude .......i learned the hard way .......
    I worked in Brooklyn for six weeks in 1995 and everyone there was grumpy as f*ck. Never seen a more diverse place anywhere else I've ever been though. YouThey all seemed to hate each other too.

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    Thanks for all the replies and input.

    I actually feel better. Just had a bad run the last couple of months. I love my job and am good at it.
    Some mismanagement got me down. I will rise above it. I just have to look at the big pitcher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Canadian View Post
    Thanks for all the replies and input.

    I actually feel better. Just had a bad run the last couple of months. I love my job and am good at it.
    Some mismanagement got me down. I will rise above it. I just have to look at the big pitcher.
    I prefer the Corrosion of Conformity approach .............Rob ........Rob ............are you there ........there ..........where ............there.........are you a good witch ? ...........rob i know that you know that i know that you know what i`m talking about .....Rob .......you know .........time to make it to the Dispensary............do they pee test you Rob ?...........those dirty fackers.........i never ever had to pee in a jar.........i`d quit and call they`re mother names ......Rob.......Tooodels !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironchop View Post
    I worked in Brooklyn for six weeks in 1995 and everyone there was grumpy as f*ck. Never seen a more diverse place anywhere else I've ever been though. YouThey all seemed to hate each other too.

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    Dee Italians .............capeeska ? ...........useta watch da bodies float down da river in Can-uw-see ..........now da blacks and da spicks took over ...........dey can have it ..........except for da slices !!!..........or chopped cheese........FA-Q .........what ?.........everything is huncky-dory where you live ?........i don`t boweve ya .....FA-Q !
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    Quote Originally Posted by glamy View Post
    Dee Italians .............capeeska ? ...........useta watch da bodies float down da river in Can-uw-see ..........now da blacks and da spicks took over ...........dey can have it .......
    Mostly I just saw Orthodox Jews and they were everywhere. I'm used to the other ethnic groups from experiences in Indy

    Quote Originally Posted by glamy View Post
    ....what ?.........everything is huncky-dory where you live ?........i don`t boweve ya .....FA-Q !
    You shouldn't believe it.....I live 10 miles from a sanctuary City so what do you think? No tiny rural corner of America safe from this pathological altruism that's infected the Left-leaners

    And liberal whites from other states keep flocking here for it's proximity to Nashville because we have way less crime than Nashvegas. Liberal whites won't live anywhere near crime or brown ppl or the consequences of their social experiments

    The Bosnian Mafia and MS13 are both present here too



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    Quote Originally Posted by ironchop View Post
    I worked in Brooklyn for six weeks in 1995 and everyone there was grumpy as f*ck. Never seen a more diverse place anywhere else I've ever been though. YouThey all seemed to hate each other too.

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    Can you really call it diversity if there is hatred?


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    Been in the electric industry for over 20 years which involves looking over a multi-state grid. Analyzing data in the electric markets and arguing policy. Like everything else, it gets frustrating. You see the data, you know the data, you know the fix but that takes rules changes which can take years to accomplish.....if ever.

    Before that, worked in data acquisition using wireless equipment in food processing plants. Got to travel to some shithole places that had chicken plants but I liked the hands on work and ingenuity it called for on most projects. No two jobs were exactly alike.

    Installed phones in cars for a cellular company during college. Pretty easy work and paid well for a gig during school. They let me work 4-8 hr shifts based on my school schedule and it helped pay for a degree.

    Started in the family furniture and upholstery business when I was 14 (probably younger with little stuff) doing deliveries, furniture repair, tear off old fabric, build new furniture, trips to surrounding states picking up from manufacturers. Definitely eye-opening when you get a little older about how tough it is to run your own business. Frustrating at times, hard work (you don't have a choice....you stop working and business fails), but rewarding. Some siblings are still running it after 40 years and it provided well for my parents.

    I've been fortunate so far but I'm still eyeing another 10-15 years before retirement so anything can happen in a workforce or an economy. That much I do know so live it up while I can.

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    In construction myself. I like my job “most of the time” I do most of the plumbing(except gas) won’t touch it, done a lot of electrical too- but when a permit is called for I need to sub out elec/plumbing. The plumber I’ve used for many yrs passed (cancer) a few yrs ago, still haven’t found someone to fill his shoes-theres a lot of idiots out there that’ll cut through headers instead of going a different route.....I’ve been using a friend from school for most electrical (permit jobs) he’s got some screws loose too.
    A guy could make a good living where I am just doing “honey do lists” I get so frustrated when I finish a job/then get hit with the list the husband is to do for wife- you name it it’s on that list well (except that).
    I’m jammed with work (well a little extra time I put aside for friends) until dec. the next couple wks are jam packed/ then I get a call this am a guy I’ve done work for (nice guy) his daughter needs three exterior doors replaced before the 29th. Crud there goes my wk ends.
    Then my wife’s cousin she needs a rear sliding door replaced this Saturday...
    so long story short- I like my job but it suckss keeping people happy,
    Oh ya right now I’m waiting for the lazy plumber to show/said he’d be here at 8- it’s now 9:30......
    Won’t use him again- for a few reasons.....

    Have a great day.
    I’d like to call out sick today but I’d be calling myself- hmmm it’d be a good casino day or head to middleboro area to visit dirtcrasher/ fab’s. Yup almost 10 and no plumber yet......glad I’m getting paid for this
    Shep
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shep1970 View Post
    In construction myself. I like my job “most of the time” I do most of the plumbing(except gas) won’t touch it, done a lot of electrical too- but when a permit is called for I need to sub out elec/plumbing. The plumber I’ve used for many yrs passed (cancer) a few yrs ago, still haven’t found someone to fill his shoes-theres a lot of idiots out there that’ll cut through headers instead of going a different route.....I’ve been using a friend from school for most electrical (permit jobs) he’s got some screws loose too.
    A guy could make a good living where I am just doing “honey do lists” I get so frustrated when I finish a job/then get hit with the list the husband is to do for wife- you name it it’s on that list well (except that).
    I’m jammed with work (well a little extra time I put aside for friends) until dec. the next couple wks are jam packed/ then I get a call this am a guy I’ve done work for (nice guy) his daughter needs three exterior doors replaced before the 29th. Crud there goes my wk ends.
    Then my wife’s cousin she needs a rear sliding door replaced this Saturday...
    so long story short- I like my job but it suckss keeping people happy,
    Oh ya right now I’m waiting for the lazy plumber to show/said he’d be here at 8- it’s now 9:30......
    Won’t use him again- for a few reasons.....

    Have a great day.
    I’d like to call out sick today but I’d be calling myself- hmmm it’d be a good casino day or head to middleboro area to visit dirtcrasher/ fab’s. Yup almost 10 and no plumber yet......glad I’m getting paid for this
    Shep
    Hey Shepp ......in the plumbing industry things come up.......case in point ..........i`m replacing a cartridge in a shower valve (rental)............middle aged mom says to me ..........i gotta pee real bad you don`t mind ........and before she can pull her tight pants off...... i`m all wait ..........don`t want no feckin drama .........so sh!t pops up Shepp ........ya never hnow ......i`m a family man .........but if you push me too far .........i just mite !

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    I was working on a leaky (rotting flashing) window 3yrs ago just outside the master bathroom/woman knew I was there no blinds or curtains- she walks in smiles and drops her drawers not 3feet from me inside the house. That was awkward. It was a Friday and had to see her to get paid about a hour later. Again a cute middle age woman-

    Shep

    Plumbers here now they stopped for breakfast.................

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    Arky-X is offline At The Back Of The Pack Arm chair racerFirst time rider
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shep1970 View Post
    she walks in smiles and drops her drawers not 3feet from me inside the house. That was awkward. It was a Friday and had to see her to get paid about a hour later. Again a cute middle age woman-
    Sounds like I need to change my line of work

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    Iím a union carpenter (framing lath drywall acoustical doors/windows etc ) here in Southern California. Pays good (always want more right?) Iíve been doing it for 13 years now. I still enjoy it. I quit a management type job to do this best decision I bet made. Good hours ( compared to a 9-6 in some office ) weekends off (mostly) great benefits and retirement. I mostly do interior remodel of existing buildings in Orange County and LA the last 6 years. Started in hospitals and schools. Working on a USC campus project currently. Iím a foreman so my days are a little easier physically but I still work for the most part. I got about 20 years to go before I can retire. Canít complain really. Stayed busy through the recession (hustled my ass off and had some years where I had 3 and 4 w2s ) and get some side jobs here and there. Also nice to be able to know how to work on your own house.


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    I’m also a Union Carpenter Local 30 almost 20 years now. I specialize in interior finish work, the company’s I work for only do new commercial projects. We’re finishing a 47 story Hyatt Hotel now but we work on Casinos, Hospitals, Schools, Microsoft, Amazon Facebook, basically everything downtown Seattle is all Union work.

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