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post #1 of 12 Old 08-08-2013, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hate my Job, Love my Crews.

Anyone else hate their jobs but love the people they work with?

I flag for utility roadwork (mainly gas, but water, sewage, powerlines, etc) and while I absolutely hate standing in one spot and not actually DOING something, I love the crews I work for aside from a couple few.

I get hollered at for talking to my crews most times my supervisor comes out, but I'm always specifically requested back to many of the jobs. The crew I'm working for now talks to me like I'm on their crew, joke around, etc. The foreman today just told me he was going to kick his operator off the excavator and throw me on it to dig for him, lol. That already made my day, lol. I know how to run an excavator and I can dig a nice, clean hole in the time it takes most of these operators to dig a messy hole that makes clean-up harder at the end of the day. I just have to get into one of the contracting companies, lol. I was told one foreman/owner of a different crew won't hire a female operator because "if they rip out a main or service line the whole company is done". Which, sexist, but okay, just gives me someone else to prove wrong :p

Anywho..I get to stay on this job with this crew for a good while and I'm glad.(: I am glad their newest operator went to a different job though, all he did was complain about how he's overqualified, lmao. Honestly, I'm overqualified for my flagging job, but I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to get a job I'm qualified for, yet not overqualified.

But..anyone else have any stories about disliked jobs but lovely people to work with :p
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-08-2013, 11:24 AM
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That's like the story of my life xD I've worked in the service Industry (Restaurants, specifically) since I was fifteen. I always love my coworkers, but the work is absolutely awful.
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-08-2013, 02:52 PM
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working in jobs.

hiya I work for the railroad here in england.
Im in charge of a gang of guys and we have a good laugh every day.
It makes the time go quicker to we do a thoughtnight on days and on nights.
The way life is going companys want you to act like machines and have no other life in the job.
I think we can all have a laugh and a bit of horse play it livens up the spirit and the team has a good laugh.
And the work gets done quicker.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-08-2013, 09:23 PM
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I'm the opposite. I LOVE my job and my patients. (Dialysis technician) But I can't stand the people I work with! They are lazy, tattle-tales that complain and moan and whine and cry about everything.

Yout show up to work, do your job, and go home. Simple as that.

We are supposed to be a united front, calm peaceful, and stress free. These patients are already sick/dying/stressed enough with not kidneys. They don't need to come to the clinic 3 Times a week to attitudes, drama and complaining on the treatment floor.

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post #5 of 12 Old 08-08-2013, 09:28 PM
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I love my job, I get to play on HF the whole time!

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-09-2013, 08:24 AM
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As long as the paychecks there on Friday and it's correct I'm good.

It's far better than being on the Obama plan.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-09-2013, 08:45 AM
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I love my job but my team erks me sometimes, I work in the conservation field and its hard as my team is only small, they just get on your nerves a lot lol
I'm going to continue on with my study next year so ill get a break from it all :)
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-21-2013, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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I just wanna let everyone know that I now love my job because of the crew I've been working 14hr days with the past two weeks. (:
Cute guys, nice butts, and they're cool to work with :p
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-21-2013, 10:22 AM
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I just wanna let everyone know that I now love my job because of the crew I've been working 14hr days with the past two weeks. (:
Cute guys, nice butts, and they're cool to work with :p
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LOL! Better than top pay, "Cute guys, nice butts."! Not everyone has such a good view out the "office window".

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-21-2013, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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I'm really lovin my view out here, lol. Boss with a great butt gets pissed at his workers an comes over to me to complain since I'm the "boss" of my 1-3 partners and I know how he feels, haha.
And his smile is just to DIE for, lol.
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