HAPPY HOLIDAYS PEOPLE!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Magoo, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    On occasion? Sounds like an easy job. I run flatbed hauling steel, it's 17 miles a trip, the day is spent on your deck throwing chains.

    If laying tile or hanging drywall consistently paid like this, I'd consider it.
     
  2. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    Three years of it was more than enough for me. Hauled logs in the winter for cash. Glad I'm out of both of those sectors.
    I would be an alcoholic if I had to sit on unenjoyment all winter.
     
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  3. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    Been there and done that B.S. also. No thanks. I'll stick to driving. My back wasn't made to be hunched over like a dog screwing a football all day.
     
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  4. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't pay well enough to factor in the inconsistent work.
     
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  5. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    I like a good paycheck too much to sit and scrape by for 4 months at a time. I guess it's a lifestyle, of sorts, it seems like everyone who does it has father's and grandfather's that did too.

    It would be different if you were doing it for a heavy highway prime contractor, then you'd be making big bucks.
     
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    kantgetryte Well-Known Member

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  7. Rastus

    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    Man, that guy is strict.
     
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    kantgetryte Well-Known Member

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    I know! We got stars at Estes if we got all our freight off
     
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  9. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    Give out gold stars just for showing up.:biglaugh:

    Dang. Where has the work ethic gone? I think that I was born in the wrong generation. (At least one generation late.)
     
  10. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Jimmy, how do your trailers "convert to back haul status"?
    I've seen the inside of some of them and they look like mobile Fedex package sorters with all those racks and conveyors.
    Does all that stuff fold up pretty flat to the walls?
     
  11. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    53' only have one shelf, 7' from the floor. Folds flat. For loads going over 1000 miles we pretty much only use the 53s, so we can load them back.

    If we haul things on the pups that have all the shelves, they have 4 rows of shelves that fold up too, but for the most part we only pickup a load of about four skids of paint (regular backhaul to our factory); load it right down the middle and strap it in. That's why we need HazMat.
     
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    jimmy g Kook

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    I blew out my rotator cuff pushing a steering wheel on my son's Berretta ten years ago. Couldn't afford to be off 3-4 months for recovery, so I gritted my teeth and kept working at my LTL Local job. All but cried every time I shifted for a year. Still sore at night sleeping on that side, unless I lift weights to build the muscle to assist the shoulder joint.

    Family Doctor xrayed it a couple years ago, said it pretty much filled itself in with calcium and healed itself as much as it can. Yep, shifting hurt. And I discovered- everything in a truck is designed to use your right arm...
    :17113: :1904:
     
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  13. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    Neat, you are the king of unique cicumstances. I noticed you didn't say how much it hurt beforehand, so it looks like you never had a problem with it. Your shoulder wore our from pushing a chevy, not shifting trucks.
     
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  14. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    Yep. Just meant, we all have differing circumstances. None of us has a clue what each other is dealing with. If My doctor sees me more often than once in ten years, he figures I must be dying...:1sm057crazy:

    Guess I won't be pitching any more no hitters soon. (Threw one 45 yrs ago in HS)
     
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  15. Woody

    Woody Sons of Trump

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    I like reading Your stuff TB'er's....lol
     
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    slavenomore US Gov Hears Foreign Corps More Than Nonunions

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    When people realized that CEO'S didn't care about keeping places in business, as much as they cared about their own compensation and future prospects in the market.......the workers began to follow their lead. I'd put it somewhere past the mid-70's...into Reagans ERA of trickle down "prosperity". The trickle never really trickled. It still hasn't.
     
  17. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that's Magoo's problem then, cuz shifting the truck is right up with using the turn signal as far as physical difficulty, once you've done it a week.
     
  18. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Did you ever hear of repetitive motion injury's, tennis elbow and the like?
    My arm would be sore but that wasn't the big problem.
    It was the numbness that was the problem. At days end I had trouble carrying my lunch box back to the car. Holding on to the handle to exit the truck.
    I recovered by not using it and getting the auto shift, later I moved out of local driving so I really didn't need the auto shift.
    I don't like them but they kept me working so I guess it was a good thing. Some years later I went back to local and shifting but the injury did not return.
     
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  19. buffalobill

    buffalobill Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm glad your elbow is better. I've never heard of anyone getting an rmi from shifting, most drivers I am around hurt themselves pulling on binders or chains too hard, or slips and falls.
     
  20. Rastus

    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    Trying to move 3,000 lb skids with a pallet jack can be hard on knees and shoulders also!
     

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