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108836 No. 108836 ID: 4fbdeb
>Be me a couple weeks ago
>Boss wants me to take a look at his wife's car
>Yeah OK.
>It's a 2010 Dodge Caliber
>Water pump is weeping
>Radiator cap is puking all over the place
>Oh and he wants an oil change too
>Look it over
>Engine has a timing chain, not a belt
>Water pump is run by the serpentine belt
>It's way better than '90s Chryslers
>The Germans actually improved Chrysler

>Drive it over to my house
>Wow it shifts smoothly
>Get to work on this thing
>Oil change was done in 15 minutes
>Time to do cooling system maintenance
>Where the fuck is the radiator drain
>Where the fuck is the block drain
>There is neither a rad drain or block drain on this car
>YUP there's the German influence.
>Have to pull lower rad hose to drain everything
>Have to take out battery box to get to lower rad hose
>Lower rad hose is ~4" above bottom of radiator
>Oh, and there's the Chrysler heritage, too.
>Ok, the rad is getting pulled.
>There's no way to pull the rad without disconnecting A/C lines
>Do water pump change
>Went surprisingly OK after the plastic mudguard came off

>Can't figure out how the serpentine belt goes back on
>There's no diagram under the hood
>Gargle it and find diagram
>Turns out I missed a pulley when I drew my own diagram
>Get belt on properly
>Draw a the diagram on the inside of the mudguard and slap it back together
>Fill cooling system up with water
>Stick the battery in the hole where the battery box is supposed to be
>Run it a few minutes
>Drain water
>Fill with antifreeze
>It is what it is.

>Give everything else a look over
>brake juice is good, rad juice full, steering juice full, engine slippy juice full, tranny juice...
>There's no transmission dipstick
>There's writing on the cap that I can't quite make out
>Highlight it with paint pen
>pic related
>oh goddammit

Overall I give it a 4/10. Not terribad but not so good either
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>> No. 112108 ID: 9c13a0
I'm getting sick of this shit.
>> No. 112110 ID: 5b5379
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So because it would be rude if I were not to share after receiving solid advice, here's what I was going to do with it:

The ring is/was made of surgical titanium and also involved in the project, had it progressed to the actual making, were really, really tiny neodymium magnets.

>> No. 112111 ID: 5b5379
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Seriously these things are the smallest things


>> No. 112112 ID: 5b5379
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So I was going to adhere the magnets to the ring to make basically a homebrew magentic earring. Why? 'Cause shit would have been cash, to put it succinctly. For reasons, I was going to roll down my right ear and secure with two attracting magnets to resist the force of the ear wanting to unroll.

I was actually going to get a legit piercing, had the dosh, and went around asking piercers what they thought. I In my mind, the force from the ear-in-a-blanket wanting to unroll would have been negligible; every piercer I asked said, no, that's a terribad idea because the force against the thin piercing surface will probably tear through your cartilage. Hmm.

>> No. 112113 ID: 5b5379
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And pic is what I ended up doing because not only was it easier but I just so happened to have this thin-gauge copper lying around the garage. And no I abandoned the ear-in-a-blanket idea but wear the earring pictured at my forward-most helix.

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>> No. 112126 ID: 9dcda2
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> last night
> boss calls: Hey can you go to Baldymore tomorrow and fix their display computer?
> sure thing boss
> today
> probably fix computer, bullshitting with customer
> boss calls: Hey, can you go down to Southern Maryland, their generator dun work
> sure thing boss
> raining like hell
> traffic sucks
> go through security
> view data log
> normal procedure: unit starts, has some voltage from residual magnetism as generator speeds up , hits 80% speed, energizes field, voltage quickly ramps to 14,000 volts
> log data: start, some voltage, 80% speed, still same voltage
> no excitation
> check fuse, blown
> replace fuse, starts unit successfully

One of the site guys was troubleshooting it earlier. And by troubleshooting, I mean just guessing and replacing parts randomly. He replaced the relay and had the original in his pocket. I think he was pretty embarrassed that I fixed it in 5 minutes.

I don't really care though, I'm just glad it was an easy fix.
>> No. 112185 ID: 059470
I had an interview for a company in PA over a week ago. Drove down after 2 phone interviews. They seemed to like me and it was more of a getting to know my personality type interview instead of hard-line technical questions. I really hope I get it. But as for my current job, our second most experienced analyst in my group resigned overnight, so with him gone I might not lose my current job. However I'd take the one in PA in a heartbeat since they seem like a great place to work.
>> No. 112205 ID: 9dcda2
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I was booking a hotel in Manasses VA and everything was full except for the King Whirlpool Suite, so got that. To my surprise, this also included two showers... that faced each other. I'm not sure what the intention was putting two shower heads in one shower, but I feel this is something few people really get to experience. Naturally I set one to cold and the other to hot, and turned around after like two minutes on a side.

Achievement Unlocked: Took two showers at once.

So these guys called back.

> Customer: Hey our shit broke what are you going to do about it you didnt fix it
> Me: ... hmmm, well what else was going on?
> Cust: Oh, we lost the whole plant and generator tripped on reverse power
> Me: Send me a picture of your fault log.
> literally nothing wrong with the generator, an oil pump was getting weak so a switch didn't transfer
> talk site guys through adjusting the switch, and ordering replacement pump for later
> unit fires right up

> finish up easy maintenance, go help other guys
> back breaking work through Memorial Day weekend
> shoot 3-gun on Monday, Memorial Day, did pretty well, rifle worked this time

> tuesday back to easy maintenance
> trouble call tuesday night at 2030
> customer pissed, unit doesn't accelerate in hot weather
> another guy was there recently working on it
> get there, different problem all together
> unit hot shutdown and physically locked up
> 3 hours later when I arrived, it'd cooled down enough to turn over with a ratchet
> roll out and get home at 0100
> backing into driveway, rear view camera looking down
> ???
> oh fuck, left the tail gate open for the 1.5 hour drive home
> and didn't lose anything!

> more maintenance
> friday, same customer, unit doesn't accelerate
> call engineer for help, gives pointers
> roll over there, turn some turbine shit
> unit fires right up in even hotter temperatures
> get home at 2200

> saturday
> scheduled replacement of lube oil regulator block
> it's never the regulator block
> it's always the air-to-oil cooler
> but we pay for the block, they customer pays for the cooler
> do it anyway

> sunday
> pass the fuck out

> monday
> tuning giant fucking engine
> software is bugged
> in automatic horsepower control, the unit can decrease speed to match the setpoint, but it wont increase
> have to increase manually
> wtf mate
> user interface screens are confusing as shit
> second shift calls me at 1904, 4 minutes into their shift asking what the hell to do

> tuesday
> rewrite horsepower control software and redo the screens
> no calls
> no news is good news

> wednesday
> new startup project
> unit sitting on jacking bolts on a concrete cube in the middle of an open area
> standard practice to pour the foundation, drop the unit on it, then build the building around it
> level the units to within 0.005" per foot

> thursday
> me and another guy use the sweet ass laser alignment tools to position the equipment to within 0.002" of bore and face of rotating shafts
> guy running a excavator with a jackhammer attachment about 30 ft away from us
> can see our alignment numbers changing as he hammers
> uh, hey man, can you go hammer somewhere else for a little while? thx
> finish alignments
> 1700, boss calls
> hey can you head up to the middle of PA to fix some computer shit, if you don't fix it the customer is going to call the Director of our company
> sure thing boss

> friday
> more driving
> really confusing ass software
> toggling a fan on and off 30 times a second
> event log entirely filled with FAN ON - FAN OFF - FAN ON - FAN OFF - FAN ON - FAN OFF - FAN ON - FAN OFF - FAN ON - FAN OFF - FAN ON - FAN OFF...
> event log so full the display computer grinds to a halt
> put deadband on fan activation
> turns on at 5% command, off at 1% command
> the valve control screen for unit 2 doesn't work
> turns out it's controlling unit 1
> whoopsie
> fix dem pointers

People make careers out of single things I do.
>> No. 112206 ID: e5e764
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Did you have a shower beer while in it?
>> No. 112225 ID: 059470
Place I interviewed for in PA called saying they filled the position with someone internal. I'm not too bummed since it wasn't another external applicant who got it seeing that companies generally like to promote internal people. Anyone happen to know of any networking/VOIP related jobs in the Pittsburgh area or western PA in general paying $56k/year? The reason I'm looking there is I already know the area pretty well from visiting a friend for a few years when he was living there.
>> No. 112232 ID: 6ca38e
So, been a spell since I posted here. Got trained and certified as a heat treater for our facility. I don't ever do the job but to cover for the night shift heat treater when he's on vacation or out sick or something, which is to say, twice in the last five months, but it's something. I'm actually in a really good position right now because both of our bid-holding heat treaters are nearing retirement, and there's only me and one other guy who is on day shift who have the certification (who aren't also supervisors). So...I'm very likely to get into that bid here in the next couple years if nothing goes awry....or unless I get lucky, because...

I'm in the early stages of selection for our electrician apprenticeship program. I have a spacial awareness test later this week, and a math test the next day. The math test has me a bit worried since I haven't studied math since high school and have never really studied it at the level I'm seeing on some of my study guides. But, studying I am and hoping I can at least get a score that doesn't immediately disqualify me. And if I dont' get it this year, there's always next year, and I will have a better idea on the algebra they're looking to have me know and I can study more effectively.

On an unrelated note, I shot a pistol competition on Saturday and had a blast. No scores yet, and there were some serious team shooters and very accomplished SWAT cops and what not in the mix. I know I didn't win by a long shot, but I'm hoping to be in the top 20% or so. 150 shooters, spread across Limited, Open, and PCC categories.
>> No. 112234 ID: 0f80d4
I sold beer and vodka to a guy I think may have been on coke. Maybe it was the sniffing, or the sweating, or the way he said "Damn! That's good fucking coke!"
>> No. 112250 ID: b7cdc0
Ironically, I am the only motherfucker here that works sober. Pack of fuckin' degenerates.
>> No. 112251 ID: 758a23
Man, you really need to get out of Vegas. Any word on the military thing?
>> No. 112252 ID: 41441c
I've been going around dropping off resumes at local places that do manufacturing. Last week I went to one place in a industrial park that makes greenhouses while trying to find a aquarium supply place that had posted a assembly job, and wandered around their building like 10 minutes trying to find somebody to see if they knew where the aquarium place is. Then I finally found two guys smoking weed on a loading dock while watching another guy, also smoking weed, unload stuff from a truck with a forklift. They directed me to the actual manned part of the building, which reeked of marijuana. I finally found two secretaries working in what I could only describe as a jury rigged clean room with multiple air purifiers running. On the way out I also saw somebody smoking a bong in a kitchenette.
>> No. 112254 ID: 5ec9bd
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>fairly well settled in at new job across the country
>new part, fairly complicated
>program is shoehorned from a similar part by previous employee that left yesterday
>the similar part was itself shoehorned-programmed off a previously similar part from a previous-previous employee
>programmed got multiple levels of shoehorning by at least three different machinists
>literally everything and the kitchen sink is happening in this program
>spend hours untangling mess of toolpaths
>shop has mastercam X7
>it's old
>kinda buggy
>will spit out a wrong tool height number for no fucking reason
>catch wrong-tool-heigh-number bug before any accidents happen
>cut a good 15 minutes of machining time from stupid shit out of program
>run test part
>looks good, needs minor tweaks here and there
>tweak shit to be better
>check for usual bug bullshit in code
>keep in mind there's 1.7 megabytes of G-code here
>looks ok
>run test part
>middle of finishing tool path
>spindle buries itself into part at full ramming speed out of fucking nowhere
>keep in mind this is a machine with 2000 inch per minute rapid axes
>in the middle of thousands of lines of code, mastercam decided to slip in a G43H0
>since our tools are measured with a renishaw probe, our tool lengths are positive
>H0 = zero tool height = spindle going down as if tool was of zero length


Thankfully it only broke the tool and splattered the tool holder with molten aluminum, it could have been worse. Still, this is a new machine, crashing it is a fucking tragedy. brb gonna drink on an empty stomach and pray to machine spirit.
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>fairly well settled in at new job across the country

Did you go east or west?
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I moved away from humidity, because fuck rust.
>> No. 112258 ID: 6fe1bd
>everything good now
>tuning roughing cycle in 7075 aluminum
>spindle at 110% load
>material removal rate only 0.75 cubic inches per second

damn I really wanted to break 1 cubic inch per second but she just don't got tha powar.
>> No. 112259 ID: a067fa
What condition is the 7075 in? If it hasn't been so already, you might be able to squeeze some more removal volume/second out if you re-solutionize and quench with no aging (i.e. 7075-O).
>> No. 112260 ID: 5ec9bd
Billet 7075-T6, and we're really not set up to do any kind of heat treatments on over a hundred blocks of 6"x8"x2".

I know I could get 1 inch^3 by getting a corn cob endmill, but all I have is a generic 1" diameter 4 flute HSS endmill.
>> No. 112311 ID: 004544
As I type, a coworker is fucking some dude on the roof of the building.
>> No. 112313 ID: 9dcda2
> a coworker is fucking some dude on the roof of the building

Is the coworker male or female? In either case it sounds gross. But different kinds of gross.
>> No. 112314 ID: e4838d
Female. Short, about 80 pounds, long brown hair, crazy eyes, perky b cups.
>> No. 112315 ID: bd9939
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Left my big box retail gun counter job last week after four and a half years. Completely soul crushing working at a place like that at this point and it was getting much worse. I know every version of retail has it's horror stories, but gun people are absolute fucking garbage. That fun "hey I'm a normal dude or lady looking for a gun to carry in the woods for self protection" is about one in twenty if you're very, very lucky. Technically I was in charge of ATF compliance and shipments, but being shitty corporate retail with no hours meant I had to race through that to deal with the butthurt baby boomers. I was the only guy of 4 to not be fired from the job and we were one of the best stores.

From the crusty old fucks that have all the time in the world, but not 5 seconds for you to figure out which .22 mag ammo is on sale in two weeks that you have to honor early (therefor pissing off the other old fucks that come in sale day) to the tactical Timmy sheepdawgin with his Canik in a bulldog holster that need to look at every gun in the case that he won't buy and has to be right about everything. Or maybe the new age of 1,000 yard 6.5 creedmoor elk slayers (you would not believe how ballistically retarded these people are) because they saw some Kuiu covered dudebro clip one on a hunting show. FUCK.

Don't get me wrong, I worked with mostly amazing people that understood. I met my wife working there, I met my best friends working there. I will always have extra patience and respect for retail workers (within reason), but I am never going back unless I really fuck up.

Anyway, finally enlisted in the army after being a moron for the last like 8 years. Flirted with Cavalry Scout stuff, but no slots available so infantry it is. Obviously anything can happen, but I'm planning on at least 20 years. This is what I always wanted to do, and I settled. I know it's a shit show in it's own way, but at least it serves some kind of purpose and has some cool moments.

>Initially had 20k quick ship bonus back in May
>doc found benign lump in balls at MEPS, verified fine by consult where other fat old doc squirts ultrasound gel on my balls
>requires waiver on top of overprotective mom childhood asthma waiver
>waiver paperwork gets screwed up with new system, sent back 3 weeks later untouched
>finally comes back approved a month and a half after meps
>original contract and bonus lost, Ash and Dallas dead, cargo and ship destroyed
Just means more bugs for us to kill.
>> No. 112317 ID: 8e2adc
Cool shit, dude. Good luck. You trying to do a full 20 in the infantry?
>> No. 112322 ID: bd9939
I'd like to try to get a little fancier some day, but I don't want to get too ahead of myself.

Flying to Georgia this week. Never been on a plane befo...
>> No. 112327 ID: 675892
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Good luck.
>> No. 112331 ID: 5ec9bd
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Slow day at work, I honed a carbide engraving tool with a fine diamond file to a very sharp point and engraved pic related on a firearm receiver. The whole thing is 1.125" in diameter, took me a bit to program the engraving toolpaths just right to have the various "shapes" at certain depths for more or less texture.

Then I hit it with just a tiny bit of sandblast and almost erased fucking everything. What did I expect, I'm an idiot. I'll re-run it just before sending it out for anodizing, hopefully it'll be okay.

If not I can run it again after the anodizing and just give it the lightest and most diluted dab of a deep red-colored paint...
>> No. 112336 ID: 6eecf3
How'd it come out?
>> No. 112337 ID: 6fe1bd
Haven't rerun it yet, I got like 50 guns to make before the end of September so the little cosmetic side projects are taking a back seat for a bit.
>> No. 112372 ID: 4d8dbf
Walked into two coworkers kvetching. Don't know why, but I told them how amused I was hearing them bitch to each other when yesterday they spent all shift bitching ABOUT each other and expecting me to pick a side. "But jokes on you fuckers. I hate you all." I hope I'm not here much longer.
>> No. 112375 ID: 6b7cc9
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> racemixer post
> have to google search some term
> <3

I've been busy, as is pretty normal for this time of year. All of our customer do maintenance in the spring and fall when energy demand is lower and they can shut down the turbines. But then fall is when construction is finishing up and the commissioning starts. So maintenance and commissioning.

> random job
> customer's exhaust system cracked and broke
> customer wants us there when the exhaust is bolted back in to verify the turbine doesnt get fucked up
> talking with welders about how turbines work, dude doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed
> welder is really impressed with the turbines
> "Wow that's cool. You seem like a pretty intelligent human being."
> the ruse is working

> few days into the job of me sitting around watching them install exhaust ducting
> all the welding is done, they're bolting shit back in
> some of the bolt holes don't line up
> see genius welder dragging Argon bottle over
> Me: "Hey man, you gonna weld something?"
> Welder: "Yeah, this fuckin' stupid ass duct looks like it was drilled by a fuckin' teenager. A few of the bolts don't line up, so we're gonna fuckin' weld a bracket to it then use a come-along to bend the duct so the bolts line up."
> Me: "Hold on, lets do something different... How about using a grinder and just oval'ing out that hole a little bit."

I guess when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
>> No. 112376 ID: e56201
Don't know many jews, huh?
>> No. 112378 ID: 6b7cc9
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I probably have heard more Jewish terms from TV than IRL. That said, I have been to a couple of bar mitzvahs and taught a rabbi how to shoot. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

> work talk
Today's objective was to not shit my pants.

I mean, that's on my list every day, but today it was my top priority. For reference, the Holiday Inn on Balls Ford Rd in Manasses VA fucking sucks. My key card didn't work and so the manager had to come fix it. My plan was to take a shower then get dinner because I was so dirty from work that I couldn't go anywhere for fear of leaving a muddy ass print on anything I touched. After waiting for an hour and a half I was starting to get pissed and got up to go to the front desk. Right then the front desk guy comes over to tell me it was straightened out. Alright whatever. I showered then got some shitty azn food and watched The Great War on youtube for a while. Went to work the next day.

Last night after work it was raining like fuck, so I hit the hotel restaurant and got a burger. The meat tasted like it had been in the freezer a year too long, but whatever. At 05:38 this morning I rocket out of bed and straight to the toilet. On the ride to work, the bubble guts hits me and I pull over to another Holiday Inn near by, and destroy the toilet by the dining area.

Work was going fine but by lunch time my colon started to remind me of the war crimes brewing in my intestines. I go to a nearby restaurant and give my waitress my order without sitting down and then proceed to blow up their bathroom. There were a few more close calls throughout the day, but I made it back to the hotel to once again unload the brown bounty.

So achievement unlocked, another day without shitting myself or having to shit in a porta-potty.

On a side note, my greatest fear in life is being pushed down a hill in a porta potty. If a turbine explodes or you get zapped by 13,800 volts, at least you die from it. With the potty, you may survive, but there's no hope of living after be deluged in trabajador diarrhea and blue juice.

> text my buddy with the short version
> he pooed a little while trying not to slip off a ladder
> cut off his underwear, wrapped it in paper towels and a cardboard box
> left it in neighborhood dog poop clean up box to confuse them

Fucking savage.
>> No. 112380 ID: 3a91ea
Why do baby boomers talk to me like I'm retarded?
>"Do you have corkscrews? For wine bottles? Corkscrews?"
>Whilst making corkscrew motions with her hands, lest her technical jargon lose me.
>> No. 112381 ID: faf462
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Oooooohhhhh those things.


Update. >>112378

I've moved to a Marriott hotel. It's probably the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at. It has fast internet and there's a mall across the parking lot with lots of awesome food, so I'm set. The manager was personally greeting all of the guests as I was checking in...

> So will you be staying with us for a while?
> Yeah, all month.
> What really?!?

All of the other people in the lobby looked like business professionals, while I looked like I had spent the day wrestling livestock, so maybe he was trying to figure out if I stole the credit card or something? (Joking. The manager was very pleasant.)

Marriott seems to offer a long term stay rate that's pretty good. Normal nights are like $190+, while the long term was $130. I think I (the company) was paying more at that shitty holiday inn.

So far the only downsides are that my optical mouse doesn't read on the shiny white table, and I haven't figured a way to rearrange the furniture to use the room TV as a second monitor. I wonder if they would notice if I grabbed the 4ft long folding table from my truck and put it in the room.

I also realized today was my 14th work day straight, and 7th of this job. No wonder I've been tired as fuck.
>> No. 112383 ID: 6fe1bd
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Turned out okay. There are black oxide solutions for touching up aluminum, but are there dark red/rust color options out there? I think paint would really cover up all the details.
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This phone is shit for macro pics... I'll have to take some at home with the DSLR.
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Welp that's what I get for not buying a macro lens. It's hard to show the various features like how the gear is embossed on one side and recessed on the other. The whole thing is 1.2" in diameter so you can easily cover the whole skull with a thumb.

I'm wondering now if I could send it out for anodizing in another color only on the engraved portion, so it would be black and the adeptus mechanicus engraving would be rust red.
>> No. 112387 ID: faf462
Fuckin' sweet dood.
>> No. 112388 ID: d0cd47
Sure is purdy.
>> No. 112406 ID: faf462
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Now we're cooking with gas.

> working on new startup project
> all of our customers have the same "drop dead" date of nov 1
> a million dollars of penalties, per day, if they're not online

> week 4 of job, worked a full week prior
> had 2 days off in 5 weeks, 70-80 hour weeks
> (For reference, my longest week was that hellish job last year, 92.5 hours)
> going pretty well otherwise, good contractors
> working in northern VA, nice hotel, good food

> sunday, manager sends out a "Great Teamwork" email
> coworker A was having a meltdown from overwork
> coworker B spoke to mgmt about the meltdown
> coworker A got a bit of time off
> we had to acknowledge the group email that we can have days off if we're melting down

> last week
> boss A calls: Hey man, are you available for maintenance next week?
> haha no
> next day, boss B calls: Hey man, you working Saturday?
> uh yeah
> today, boss A calls
> B-A: Hey, I've got you scheduled for an engine exchange starting the end of the month, are you going to be done by then?
> me: Maybe? I don't know if we'll be done by then. I'd rather not go from working solid into an engine exchange...

> yesterday
> get into argument with paint morons
> they started disassembling shit that was VERY PRECISELY installed and aligned to slather some paint on it
> "But we never had a problem befo"
> normally I'd shrug it off, but my fuse is short to the point where I'm getting mad at fire trucks
> I explain that there's a chance we're already fucked, so paint away
> ride home, getting more and more pissed about it

> had enough of this shit
> working on my escape plan
> have the company buy me a 9oz filet mignon for dinner
> really damn good

> still pissed about argument
> sleep like shit

> today was "Fuck off Wednesday"
> did site report and expenses all morning
> took a long lunch, back to hotel, watched some The Great War
> rolled back to site, did a few small things
> go back to hotel, do some more paperwork and call the IT help desk for computer shit

> life of a field tech
>> No. 112407 ID: faf462
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One of my coworkers just called. He often calls me for technical help, and being 19:30 at night, it might be bad.

> CW: Hey man, I fucking love Mission BBQ. I just tried it for the first time like 2 weeks ago and I just get the ribs and the fries, and the pie is so good....
> goes on 5 minutes about smoke meat
> CW: Oh yeah, sorry I got side tracked. Can I get that laser alignment tool off you?
>> No. 112413 ID: f5c3ed
I've accepted a position with a real estate management company contracted to a financial firm for data center work. Slightly farther drive than my current position but not too bad. Still in NY though but it pays $2 more hourly equivalent with chances for OT. I'm even considering moving 20 min closer after the first month there. Very high risk data, but I now have a chance to learn a lot of facilities things I never had the opportunity to before.
>> No. 112415 ID: 386d1c
I got a desk job on the admin side of a construction contractor.

I haven't had a desk job before, it was highschool - infantry - trades. How the fuck do these people live?
>> No. 112416 ID: f5c3ed
My jobs were usually 50/50 desk/on feet. Drink plenty of water so you have an excuse to always get more water and take frequent bathroom breaks. I'm serious.
>> No. 112419 ID: 2f4bd2
Need to figure out what I'm doing when I come back from OSUT. I put in notice for my current employer. By law, I could make them hold my job, but fuck it. Enough cashiering. Time to make a move.

It's hell. Why do you think I promised myself I'd never do that shit again?
>> No. 112426 ID: 9dcda2
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> 02:00, asleep
> coworker calls
> CW: Hey man, sorry to call you at night. I can't get this emergency stop to clear. The customer had to e-stop it and now it says the button is still pushed in.
> Me: Alright, you might have to check terminal block 1, 1-4 to figure out which button it is, do you have your meter with you? Ah well lets start from the top. Twist and pull out the button on the door. Then press both reset buttons.
> CW: Oh fuck it cleared! Why did it clear? Why did it clear? Why did it clear? Why did it clear? Why did it clear? Why did it clear?
> Customer in background: Alright already! Lets start it up.
> CW: Fuck man, thanks for your help.

God dammit. I'm really getting tired of field service.
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