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Who has to work on Christmas?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Houndawg, Dec 25, 2002.

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  1. Houndawg

    Houndawg Member

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    Prisons never close, so I have to be there. Oh well. Double time and a half.
     
  2. Preacherman

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    Me, too - also prison! I'm Chaplain at a Federal max-sec. penitentiary. I'll be getting up at 5.30 a.m. to be there early for my first Christmas service.
     
  3. Shmackey

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    I freelance for a 2nd job. Working right now...
     
  4. Houndawg

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    Preacherman, I'll be there at 3:00pm ready to keep inmates in line. We'll probably spend the night looking for homemade hootch that inmates tend to make on holidays like this.
     
  5. Preacherman

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    Hooch - don't tell me... We had an interesting case recently. An inmate (who obviously has a great deal of engineering skill!) rigged up an electrically-powered still in three major components. Each of them was stored in different cells. At night, just before the doors were to be locked, his mates would smuggle them into his cell, and he and his cellmate would distill liquor all night long. They were buying the home-made "horrible hooch" (and boy, does it taste foul! I need a barf smilie!) for about $5 a bottle (20 oz. soda bottle, that is) and then distilling it into 90-proof alcohol. It even tasted good! They were selling their end product for about $50 per bottle... When we caught them, half the compound went into mourning (or was that the DT's??? :D ). He and his mates will be spending many months in the hole over that one. Personally, I suggested that he should be given a job in maintenance instead - with that kind of mechanical aptitude, he'd be a cinch to be the most useful inmate on the work crew! :D
     
  6. Houndawg

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    Sounds like some of the homemade tattoo guns we've found. Some of these things would rival some of the best factory made guns that you might find in a tatto magazine. These guys have nothing but time to think and to design and build their projects. Ever seen a picture frame made out of a Frito bag? Or a jewelry box made out of cardboard, drinking straws, or tightly rolled paper? I've seen twisted rope made out of toilet paper that I wouldn't be afraid to rappel with.
     
  7. citizen

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    Jeez; and I've only got to deal with drunks, cheapskates and idiots on Christmas.........:rolleyes:
     
  8. shfttrsh

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    I don't even get to deal with that..I'm watching the metal rust at a nuclear power plant. This is the fourth Xmas in a row and it looks like I'll be right here next year too. oh well, somebody has to do it.
     
  9. H&K Fan

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    That is where I am, working nights at a nuclear facility near you (actually probably not near you). Double time and a half and for bonus points I will be off for 2 weeks starting Thursday morning.

    shfttrsh - ever been to nukeworker.com? It is very interesting for personnel on the inside of the nuclear scene.

    Heck, guess I am a plank owner but not sure.
     
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  10. Don45cal

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    This is my first time off for the week in 14 years. I am actually of Christmas eve through to Monday 12-30.

    However, I am working New Years Eve & Day!

    Oh well, I'll enjoy this week!
     
  11. mussi

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    I'm currently beating the hell out of a Windows server for refusing to run an SAP instance that is quite important for my employer.

    Actually, a few our people called our help desk this morning to complain that their SAP instance wasn't working at 5 AM today.

    I'm slowly asking myself if these people have nothing better to do than to work on Christmas day, 5 AM, to prepare their work in January. I'm workaholic, but during this time, I just solve incidents. All the work has been done before, including the preparatives for a very large SAP instance on Windows 2000.

    For people that work in 24h situations like nurses, corrections officers, and nuke plant operators, I can understand. To all of them,

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!
     
  12. Tamara

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    Are any of you working in a gun store, on a shooting range, or otherwise currently involved, however peripherally, with firearms?

    Signed,
    The Grinch ;)
     
  13. RustyHammer

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    ... I wish I was at the range! Lock and load ... :D
     
  14. Sisco

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    Keepin' the lights on at a coal fired generation facility. 12 hrs of double time & 1/2 but would rather be home with the wife & kids.
    Oh well, sure beats the Christmas I spent in boot camp!
     
  15. ExpatGator

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    I have been sick as a dog and have not worked since Friday. I have missed about 10 hours of OT and 20 hours of regular time since then. It sucks almost bad enough to wish I was working today. We are off for the week and I can't wait for next Monday, although I will enjoy my time with the wife and kids. We are gonna go squirrel and rabbit hunting and shoot some clays from the back porch. We might have to try the clays this afternoon in the snowstorm that is headed this way. Might be fun.

    Our thoughts go out to everyone who is working today. I spent many lonely holidays in the Navy and know how you feel. Merry Christmas to you and yours and thanks for looking after those of us who are not working today.
     
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    I've been off since Friday and I won't go back till next Thursday.

    :D
     
  17. Dave Markowitz

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    I'm a field systems engineer for a large cable company and ISP, and I'm covering on call duties for another coworker. We swapped Thanksgiving and XMas days. Sure hope I don't get called to go out somewhere.
     
  18. Tady45

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    I am working today, as Hotels never close! I won't complain however, as many in our country are without work this year...



    Larry Merry Christmas
     
  19. Fly320s

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    I'm flying left to right. Coast that is.

    But I do have a couple of shooting mags to keep me company.

    Also have a new Bushmaster sitting at home waiting for it's first trip to the range.

    Merry Christmas, all.
     
  20. MarineTech

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    I'll be in work too. Global companies show a disturbing tendency to actually put facilities in other countries that don't celebrate the same holidays. Therefore, systems support is still necessary. Fortunately I get double time and I get 2 days added to my vacation time.
     
  21. 2nd Amendment

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    This is the first time in my life that I am sitting home on Christmas. Ten days paid, my new house is done(a log home in a meadow in a woods on a lake, no less!), just got the last disbursement on the loan and paid up all the bills I was about to default on. We just got nearly a foot of snow and I don't have to worry about it. Snow no longer screws up my work and paycheck and there's two 4x4's in the driveway(OK, there's one at each end of the drive since it's a half mile long and I wanted to be sure at least one could move) so I can still go as I please.

    The store my wife plays management in is open today. They didn't even ask her to work it. House just filled up with family as I type this...

    Can you tell I'm thankful this Christmas season? Hope everyone else is doing good, too. Merry Christmas gang. :D
     
  22. TimH

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    Self employed. I pretty much work every holiday at least for a few hours.
     
  23. Coronach

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    First Christmas off in 4 years. :D The best news is that our annual leave schedule is done for next year, and I snagged Christmas and New Years then, too.

    Seniority. Its a Good Thing (tm).

    Merry Christmas, all.

    Mike
     
  24. Edward429451

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    Hope so. I got laid off by Scrooge Dec 10th and started a new job yesterday, and am 'On Call' today. It seems the new boss man wanted the rest of the week off.

    Double time today with traveltime both ways COD. People will usually put repairs off at the rate of $120 an hr but you just can't leave houseguests cold on Christmas!

    The furnace man is always well received in a cold house, and is usually sent home with goodies.

    (Hey Coronach, you in Columbus? Is D. Fran still there? He's the one used to slow me down when I was tearing around Clintonville in my 69 Chevelle years ago...)
     
  25. Houndawg

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    Tamara,

    Who knows? I may be working in a tower. Then I'll be working with guns.
     
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