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Old 08-07-2014, 09:56 AM   #1621
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Re: What REALLY grinds your gears?

Government Shills making excuses for inefficient roadwork policies

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Old 08-07-2014, 12:02 PM   #1622
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They pay me to shill - I shill. With gusto.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:14 PM   #1623
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JR , why not at night ? 8pm to 4am not peak travel times .
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:50 PM   #1624
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Varies from project to project, but, generally, night work significantly increases costs and, even with lower traffic volume, it is much more dangerous for workers. Again, depending on location there are noise and environmental issues for night work as well.

I think as a general rule, Maryland tries to do night work on the major highways but sometimes that's just not feasible.

Had a case involving a Bay Bridge accident and had to go to the worksite. It was pretty cool but, at one point, I am walking under the Bridge and the only thing between me and the Bay was a chain link fence strung across as a walkway. It was a classic case of "Don't look down, don't look down". Of course, I did and it was creepy, freaky. Guys just get used to it though.

As an example of the issues, when they do night work on the Bay Bridge, they shut down one of spans generally. Takes about an hour to shut one down or open it up (Got to make sure, when you route two-way traffic onto a one way bridge, that there is plenty of warning to avoid multiple 60 mph head-on collisions). In my case, the worker was setting out barrels to close a lane, had to cross an exit ramp to get the barrel, driver failed to pay attention, worker failed to see him and BAM. Guy was seriously messed up. All the proper safety protocols were in place, but driver just ignored them (we think he fell asleep at the wheel) and worker just failed to pay attention at the wrong time.

When you're working on the major highways, a lot can go very wrong, very quickly.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:24 AM   #1625
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Starting new jobs.

It just sucks. Last year I started a new job and the contract was not renewed this june. So I got laid off. I was only unemployed like 5 business days, not a big deal. The part that sucks is now I have a new job and I am back to square one of learning everything.

ADD to it the second I step foot into my new job. The senior analyst says he is out for 6 weeks for surgery and the other analyst puts in his two week notice. PLUS my program is up for a major decision so we are slammed. Basically they are asking me to make decisions about the program with few weeks of knowledge of the program. The other 2 analyst had/have 13 years and 6 years of experience on this program.

Just a pure joy.
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #1626
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The lack of cruise control use is disappointing.
Yup, Samuel L. agrees

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Old 08-20-2014, 11:43 AM   #1627
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1. that stranger's hair that always seem to be sitting there waiting for you on the title page when you open up a used book.

2. people who buy you used books as presents. its fucking disgusting. books are private affairs that get subject to the most perverse human fluids. if you buy a used book and give it to people as presents ... stop it. how the hell can i concentrate on the story if i have constant chatter in the back of my mind saying "omg! omg! this is disgusting! omg i hope there isnt another fucking random person's stranger hair on the next page." - flip page - "omg why the fuck is this stranger hair curly? i couldnt be? W. T.F. im burning this book ... after i go throw up."

if you insist on buying people used books, at least give them the common courtesy of also buying them a pair of sterile medical gloves for them use while handling and flipping the pages.
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1. that stranger's hair that always seem to be sitting there waiting for you on the title page when you open up a used book.

2. people who buy you used books as presents. its fucking disgusting. books are private affairs that get subject to the most perverse human fluids. if you buy a used book and give it to people as presents ... stop it. how the hell can i concentrate on the story if i have constant chatter in the back of my mind saying "omg! omg! this is disgusting! omg i hope there isnt another fucking random person's stranger hair on the next page." - flip page - "omg why the fuck is this stranger hair curly? i couldnt be? W. T.F. im burning this book ... after i go throw up."

if you insist on buying people used books, at least give them the common courtesy of also buying them a pair of sterile medical gloves for them use while handling and flipping the pages.
You must really hate the library...
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:54 AM   #1629
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Re: What REALLY grinds your gears?

i dont go to the library but my lady insists on buying me used books.

i want to tell her to stop but i dont want to come off as a sisy but i can not concentrate when reading a used book.

if these are my current problems, im doing pretty good.
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I never realized used books were a problem for some lol, tossing a book out after one read seems like a huge waste.
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i dont go to the library but my lady insists on buying me used books.

i want to tell her to stop but i dont want to come off as a sisy but i can not concentrate when reading a used book.

if these are my current problems, im doing pretty good.
Seriously, talk about first world problems. Haha
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Digital books for the win, although I do understand the appeal of reading an actual book
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:14 PM   #1633
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Well....AND you can download digital from the public library for....free!
NOTE: it should be noted that although no actual "book" will be distributed to the end user other than virtual, it will be in "used" form.
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