Do you like your work?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Tom Iron, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. DixieDestroyer

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    Another impressive ingenuity from the great, superior White man. :thumbup:
     
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    Canadian Oil Sands

    Has anyone heard much about them? They're up in Alberta, Canada. Anyway, I heard tradesmen, or pretty much anyone that can put in a hard day's work, can make great money up there. One guy I talked to said he knows 18-20 year olds making 100-150k and still living at home.

    Apparently they need a lot of workers. I been pondering about this for awhile, and when asking some people I know they immediately turned down the idea because the oil sands were "bad for the environment".

    Do you guys know anything about them? Does anyone know somebody who works up there? I hear it is a tough life style but the pay is worth it. The only downside is you may have to live in work camps. But I have heard "fly-in/fly-out" situations are quite common, and if you have the skills companies will fly you in from the US.
     
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    The Unisphere - Steel Design and Construction - 1964 New York
     
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    I think I've got it this time fellas. You'll like this. Nary a black guy in sight. This is before all the idiocy hit worksites. When you could work in a fluid safe manner. All the "safety" baloney came in after they flooded the work with all sorts of people (blacks and women) who couldn't do the work and didn't want to do the work.

    Enjoy

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    I've seen various pictures from the construction of the Empire State Building, and even used some on my sites, particularly the famous one where a group of men are eating lunch on a beam eight hundred feet up or so, but hadn't seen film clips like this before. So impressive how casually brave they are. . .
     
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    Another fine example of real men indeed!
     
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    Gentlemen, I'm interested in your work - what you like about it, what you don't like about it, is it far from home? do you like or dislike most of your co-workers? are you outdoors workers? do you think you're being promoted fast enough? do you work alongside women? etc., etc.,etc.
     
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    Young guy in a brand new warehouse. Decent pay and best benefits I've ever had(Paid time off, Health Insurance). 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. It's physical labor but I like it makes the day go fast and working is like going to the gym only getting paid for it. The guys at my work get frustrated at times as we do all the heavy lifting but get paid same as the females. First job I can honestly say I like and can see myself moving up.
     
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    Glad to hear you are happy in this new position. Physical labor type jobs are great and alot of fun. Hopefully your company will recognize your hard work and enthusiasm you display. I miss when I used to do landscaping in college and after college for about a year. I found myself relating to and enjoying the company of the "blue collar" types whereas now I work in a white collar world and don't enjoy it nearly as much.
     
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    Yes sir that's the plan, Appreciate it. Definitely know what you're talking about. I've worked in both type of environments as well. Last few restaurant jobs nearly all my co-workers were libtards hipsters. It's nice to have that unfiltered no BS talk and people agree.
     
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    I'm a civil engineer and surveyor, so it's lots of reading, writing, calculations, mapping, and working with computer software (AutoCAD, HY-8, HEC-RAS, TR-55, HydroCAD, Hyrdaflow). It's pretty boring, but the money is good and it allowed me to pay off my house in 5.5 years.

    Thankfully, I own a 9-acre farm where I have a greenhouse, chicken house, several large gardens, fruit tree orchard, fish ponds, woods, etc. I sell fruits, vegetables, and several hundred dozen eggs per year to neighbors, friends, family, and co-workers.

    I also have a 3-car garage where I take a few jobs per month working on people's cars and "flipping" cars that I buy for a couple hundred dollars and fix up for profit. I recently started to buy cheap (broken) riding/push lawnmowers and fix them up for sale. These projects doesn't always work out in my favor, haha.

    I'm good friends with a realtor who sets me up with jobs removing "junk" from houses that he is staging for sale. Some of the best tools, hardware, and building materials I have came from doing this. I get paid to remove the "junk," but also make a profit from "scrapping" metal and selling certain items that I find.

    It goes without saying that I'm also an avid "dumpster diver." Because of my job, I have access to many construction sites and I've climbed into numerous dumpsters whilst wearing a suit and tie, haha. People are so wasteful and the great stuff that I find never ceases to amaze me.
     
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    Thanks much for that. I like to hear a man talk about how work makes him happy. It really makes us feel good even when we accomplish something small. As far as finding things, yes indeed. It's very interesting how people throw good things away or mislay them. Take care.
     
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    Very interesting to read... you do a regular job, have a small farm, and fix cars... wow thats a lot. you are a real workaholic.

    I have a Full time Job in Accounting and do some bouncer/ Security Stuff on the weekend.
     
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    Question - I started a new job back a few months back and after learning the work environment and some of the personalities I am coming to the realization that it is probably not the place for me. At this point I am looking for something a little closer to home with more flexible hours (childcare is the new college tuition) and benefits to help my growing family out. The main thing that is turning me off about the job are the upper management types and how my role is incorporated into the larger day to day business of the company. My background is more in supporting IT infrastructure within a company rather than being a third party working with external clients. Suffice to say it is just not crossing off all of the things I look for in a place I spend 40+ hours a week in.

    Just wanted your guys advice - do you think it is ok to leave a job even if you have only worked it for a short amount of time? how would you explain your willingness to leave a job to a prospective employer? My angle is that it was initially a temp to hire position. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    Of course, you need to look out for your own interests, god knows nobody else will.
    You can just say you are leaving for personal reasons
     
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    LF, your background is similar to mine...IT (& telecom network) infrastructure deployment. I’ve managed a wide array of projects ....midrange, mainframe, SDLC & (a ton of) data center deployments. I’m blessed to have a good job ($$, flex hours, solid benefits & a lot of vacation days). Although I utterly abhor the politics, cultmarx pushes & corporate “rah rah”, I’m thankful for the job.
     

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