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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Slugman, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    So I know very few people who truly LOVE their job… as we all know by some of the threads posted here.

    However I do know one person who does, my wife – She’s a reporter. And she would probably correct me - because to her it's her career.

    The reason she loves her job – is that everyday is a new adventure and challenge.

    Recently she had to get qualified by her local fire department in order to get better access to fires and their aftermath. Basically it is a week long program that gives them some firefighter style training (although obviously very watered down – no pun intended).

    They rappel down a building, learn about the gear, get to put out fires, are placed blindfolded inside a burning room (simulated obviously) and given 2 minutes to escape, and have to run hoses up a 5 story building!

    I’m actually jealous – this looks like fun!

    Repelling down a building:


    Getting geared up:

    Learning to use the respirator:

    Out of the frying pan…

     

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  2. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    I tolerate my job..... but your wife is looking kinda hot in the fireman outfit.

    Is that gay?
     
  3. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I would say that 75% of the time I love my job. So much that I get in early and tend to stay late without notice.
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You know she's now got a hookup in the fire department. Women can't resist a fireman. :p
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    I guess Slug is going to be hitting the bricks pretty soon.
     
  6. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    My job is just cool enough to keep me from burning the building down after shooting everyone.
     
  7. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    LOL - since she is 5'11" tall it's actually the other way around... firemen, policemen and guys in the military are ALWAYS chasing her.

    It's really funny b/c we've been hanging out before and had some of them come up to us (they'll recognize her from a story) and start hitting on her. When she introduces me - they start sizing me up BIG time. Makes me laugh.
     
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Are you a midget? :think:
     
  9. luken8r

    luken8r Monkey

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    i like my job to a point
    sure its boring...BUT
    i get to fart on the intraweb whilst not working
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    i just got a hefty raise last week for doing so

    its tolerable :)
     
  10. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    :confused: Why would you think that?

    And no - I'm 6'1"

    They size me up because most of them think they are so bad-ass that they can't figure out why they are striking out... military is the worse, police second, Firemen are usually the coolest - only ones who will automatically stick their hands out to shake mine upon being introduced... but they are still sizing me up.
     
  11. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    i love your wife too! uh...i mean my job :D

    honestly though, i do love my job. it's like the first day at a cool job everyday, you never know what to expect. it can be pretty physically and emotionally draining at times but after my 4 days off i'm always ready to go back.
     
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    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    Repelling is really fun. Gloves woould have been nice though.
     
  13. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I have the kind of job that makes you empathetic to people who go on those workplace shooting sprees...
     
  14. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Yes officer I know....:nope:









    :eviltongu
     
  15. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    20 years of graphic design = Meh

    Where else can I make fairly nice dough, and screw off most of the day?
     
  16. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Wow, I'm coming to your town to set a building on fire.
     
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    ufdff15 Monkey

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    I love my job, it happens to be the job that your wife was training for. It's a great job
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Do you smell really bad or something? :confused:
     
  19. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    AHH! Offhand-remark-style spelling Nazis must DIE!!!

    :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:
     
  20. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hey - no givin' it away. I was going to see if he got it. :eviltongu
     
  21. .:Jeenyus:.

    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    It was a typo. :eviltongu
     
  22. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure it was a typo. :rolleyes: :D
     
  23. .:Jeenyus:.

    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    At least I'm better than the rest of the grommets.
     
  24. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :thumb:
     
  25. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    ditto :thumb:

    ps: sweet training tower:drool:
     
  26. jet

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    I hate my job I don't want to go there anymore. I do production/assembly work. I've been doing it for about 12 years. I'm just sick of it. I'd like to actually use my brain and work in a climate controlled environment. I haven't done squat there for weeks. Today I worked 9 hrs overtime ('posta be 10), got sick of it and left.

    Does anybody have a nice hot tip for me?

    i'm gonna go build a new wheel...and drink beer.
     
  27. Velocity Girl

    Velocity Girl whack-a-mole

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    I don't love my job (software test engineer), but I enjoy it (espeically now that I started a new one this week :D ) Would I rather not have to work so I could ride all day...sure. But if I must do the daily grind I can't think of too many other things I would rather be doing.....except maybe a job that I could do for a year or two and then never have to work again :think: I get paid to break s**t and it's not even my responsibility to fix it...not to bad in my opinion!
     
  28. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    I actually really like my job too, but love is a bit strong...

    The only problem is that it's in the medical device field and a lot of people get grossed out when I talk about some of the stuff I do, like the cadaver lab I was at last night...
     
  29. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Now how did you trick that pretty lady into marrying you? ;)

    Her job makes mine look extremely boring by comparison. Of course my job IS boring. No cadavers, but I get to make fun of doctors all day long due to their inferior computer skills.
     
  30. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Is f'ing with doctors smart? I mean they give you the zombie drug and you're playing Bill Pullman.

    Don't let them bury me! I'm not dead!
     
  31. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    I ask myself that everyday...
     
  32. JRB

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    I find that I dislike mine most days lately.
     
  33. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    its ok because most people dislike you so it all works out in the end:thumb:
     
  34. JRB

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    meh - a couple of folks do, but it's guilt by association. Funny thing is, they don't like us, because our business confuses them. They are the new bosses, and they don't know what they signed up for even. :confused: