Wow unexpected day off!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by boatme98, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    I work 4 on, 4 off. 12 hr. shift. Today was my first day back and the mill wasn't running when I got there at 03:00.
    Seems we ran out of rock. The mine won't catch up for 2 days so I took a vacation day for Tues. Breaks up the week nicely.
     
  2. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice! If you had not taken vacation day would you have been paid to stand around doing nothing?
     

  3. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I got the day off too! Worked 50 hours last week.
     
  4. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    I'd be paid but I wouldn't be standing around. At my age and after massive heart surgery, I'm not about to start swinging wrenches with maintenance. There's nothing "light" about their work in an ore mill.
    I'll take the vacation day.:)
     
  5. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sounds like a good decision to me!
     
  6. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    That right there is a miserable job. I worked for a few months at a rock quarry. I made hot asphalt. At any given moment, there were a hundred things threatening to break, and another hundred that needed maintenance. Granted, all the machinery at this place was pretty ****ty. None of these chores was easy, or particularly pleasant. Several I outright refused to do, due to the fact they were dangerous. Day off sounds good.