Inhumane cold dock work environment

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  1. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein I stand for the flag, & kneel for the fallen.

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    My computer guru had a client that had the software & rudder pedals in his office & would fly the most realistic fake plane you could imagine. He had 1 program that was set up for a 737 stretch & you would think he was in a flight simulator at one of the airlines. He had some serious bucks in that set up. He had a friend who was an actual pilot that had flown stretch 737's & he would come over on days off & help him tweak the software & hardware he had set up. Between him & the pilot they bought or made a lot of the controls. Jaw dropping is an understatement when you walked in his office. The 50 inch monitors on the wall made you feel you were on the flight deck rolling down the runway for take off. Was only there a dozen times over the years & it was still not enough. von.
     
  2. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Dave's Hat has it's own DC3, Hat pilots are on a work release program from a Cedar Rapids prison.
     
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  3. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein I stand for the flag, & kneel for the fallen.

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    Pilots on a work release program? Priceless. Make sure there are no bags full of a white powder substance on board. von.
     
  4. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I heard Dave and Wong discussing, making you a sky marshall on the plane.
     
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  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    [​IMG]

    Coop Dispatch's DC-3 loading tires for N.J.
    Gold Hotel sitting on boardwalk with 18 flats.
     
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  6. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein I stand for the flag, & kneel for the fallen.

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    Seeing how that is considered hazardorus duty, do I get a pay increase to Combat pay? And as a Air Marshall do I have final say on seat assignments? And what kind of bullets am I allowed to use? Decompression @ Angels 30 can result in one harry ride to the recovery sight. von.
     
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  7. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    You gonna need to get with Dave and Wong, I'm flying the executive plane.
     
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  8. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein I stand for the flag, & kneel for the fallen.

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    That's not fair. I am sick & tired of turbo-props. Noisy little bastards. von.
     
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  9. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    Only replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3. The sun hasn't risen on this planet in about 75 years without a DC-3 flying somewhere.
     
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  10. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Yep, many are still on the job today.
     
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  11. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Stop the blubbering.

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    The union won't allow the companies to eliminate those "problems".
    :17142:
     
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  12. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Stop the blubbering.

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    Wong needs to keep his knees tightly together while on the forklift in cold conditions. That will keep the frost off the "pumpkins".
    :biglaugh:
     
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  13. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Stop the blubbering.

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    You don't get to bitch and moan, but his avatar is him complaining about only being paid at 85%.
    :scratchhead:
     
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  14. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Stop the blubbering.

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    An old high school friend is an engineer for Jervis Webb and they make these automated forklifts. I saw them in operation as late as 10 years ago. They are already in use at large Coke, Pepsi, and Beer warehouses.
     
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  15. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay , Never forget

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    2019 Contract should have cold temps' language in it saying that any docks with temps -10 below , that infrared heaters have to be installed , it is a Safety hazard...................
     
  16. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hot Girly Thread Model

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    Mystic retired. Just use his allotted dock light bulbs to warm things up...
     
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  17. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    I think you are being generous with the tempature range.
    That - 10 is 20 degrees in Texas.
    Nothing will keep you warm in - 10 degrees.
    Plug in warm suits.
    My last day at work it was 23 degree wind chill. Winds were 25 mph.
    It was 65 degrees at the beginning of the shift. Hour and a half later a cold front blew through. I'm still paying for it 5 days later with streptococcus. Not that I got it from the cold. The cold just makes you more open to what may be there. And it found me.
    It also reminded me of what I won't miss.
    I can't imagine - 10. (I can. But I was a teenager working in that in Michigan) and I agree something should be put in place for these situations.
    Cold is painful
     
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  18. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Good idea, light bulbs in his pockets with long drop cords should do the trick.
     
  19. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    I took them. Lit up my back yard.
     
  20. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    I'd rather work in 110 degree heat than 30 degrees of cold.
    No doubt. But now I don't do either.
    That in itself is worth retirement
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