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Message 715818 - Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 17:12:53 UTC

Was a line haul trucker for 20 years but got tired of the road so I now work for the city. Home every night in my own bed.
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Message 716031 - Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 23:11:30 UTC
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Programmer. Consultant for Microsoft Dynamics programs with specialty in wage/salary accountancy, which is a special module for the programs to which the customers have to buy a separate license.

My workplace is a Microsoft Certified Partner in these programs.
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Message 716044 - Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 23:37:21 UTC

Systems Architect at a bank.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that ...

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Message 716101 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 0:56:01 UTC - in response to Message 715818.  
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Was a line haul trucker for 20 years but got tired of the road so I now work for the city. Home every night in my own bed.

My truck driving career started with swift and ended with swift in less than six months... A bed was all I had... It was the no time for personal hygiene that turned me off... And I'm quite sure that nobody in the industry cares enough to listen to my idea for an onboard water supply system... ;)

(I wasn't very fond of being treated like a piece of dirt either.)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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Message 716181 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 3:40:18 UTC

Ex truck driver, now a Microsoft Partner system builder.
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Message 716183 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 3:42:36 UTC

Jeffrey, I do. I have been envolved in the trucking industry. One thing that always troubled me, is the fact that the companies don't provide the drivers with daily breaks to perform daily hygiene. Should be madatory in my view.
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Message 716195 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 4:22:50 UTC

Tax Advisor for 4 month of the year, then Jane of all trades :)
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Message 716234 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 5:46:04 UTC - in response to Message 716183.  

Jeffrey, I do. I have been envolved in the trucking industry. One thing that always troubled me, is the fact that the companies don't provide the drivers with daily breaks to perform daily hygiene. Should be madatory in my view.


My trucking days were from 1978-1986 for IML Freight averaging 3 trips a month from the midwest to the west coast and back. I didn't know it then, but that company was apparently way ahead of the times. Each truck was equipped with...

... a potable water system....


...a wash basin...


...and restroom facilities...
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Message 716240 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 5:53:08 UTC - in response to Message 716234.  
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Jeffrey, I do. I have been envolved in the trucking industry. One thing that always troubled me, is the fact that the companies don't provide the drivers with daily breaks to perform daily hygiene. Should be madatory in my view.


My trucking days were from 1978-1986 for IML Freight averaging 3 trips a month from the midwest to the west coast and back. I didn't know it then, but that company was apparently way ahead of the times. Each truck was equipped with...

... a potable water system....


...a wash basin...


...and restroom facilities...

Just DOOOOO NOOOOOOT mix them up!!!
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Message 716267 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 8:08:54 UTC - in response to Message 715481.  

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Message 716268 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 8:13:09 UTC

Full time philosopher, with cultured tendencies

Crust-earning pastimes have included-

insurance clerk, lab technician, theatre (tech and production),
barman, security guard, chauffeur

possible future ones include-

Male Escort/ Masseur (I wish...!)
Interstellar Diplomat

definite future one: sub-atomic
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Message 716317 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 11:25:49 UTC - in response to Message 716183.  

One thing that always troubled me, is the fact that the companies don't provide the drivers with daily breaks

The real problem is the tight scheduling... A driver can take all the breaks they want, at any time they want, and at any place they want... Unfortunately, one 15 minute pee break in an eleven hour run will make you 15 minutes late, and they don't like it when you're late...

Of course, there was plenty of break time at your destination... Which usually consisted of a gravel parking lot equipped with a guard shack and a porta potty... Life didn't get much 'greener' than that... ;)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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Message 717443 - Posted: 23 Feb 2008, 17:28:02 UTC
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I am a student, who would like to understand particle physics and quantum mechanics. I do not know yet if I am able to understand them ever...

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Message 717445 - Posted: 23 Feb 2008, 17:32:18 UTC - in response to Message 717443.  

I am a student, who would like to understand particle physics and quantum mechanics. I do not know yet if I am able to understand them ever...

If you want it enough, you can achieve your goals.
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Message 717465 - Posted: 23 Feb 2008, 18:42:44 UTC
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Machine Operator for a local Pallet manufacturer I run a machine that takes in 3.0m leingths of timber and spits out small peices some times even the right size

Old enough to know better(but)still young enough not to care
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Message 717468 - Posted: 23 Feb 2008, 18:49:45 UTC - in response to Message 717445.  

I am a student, who would like to understand particle physics and quantum mechanics. I do not know yet if I am able to understand them ever...

If you want it enough, you can achieve your goals.


Hey, thanks! :-)

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Message 717469 - Posted: 23 Feb 2008, 18:58:33 UTC - in response to Message 717468.  

I am a student, who would like to understand particle physics and quantum mechanics. I do not know yet if I am able to understand them ever...

If you want it enough, you can achieve your goals.


Hey, thanks! :-)


No problem Henri. Study hard. Be persistant. Let nothing stand in the way of your dreams and goals. If you do these things, someday you will be a leader in your field of choice.
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Message 717482 - Posted: 23 Feb 2008, 19:57:58 UTC - in response to Message 715613.  

Fork Truck Operator

So you are saying you are built Ford tough.
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Message 717486 - Posted: 23 Feb 2008, 20:02:47 UTC


Retired, Retired, and Retired.

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Message 717487 - Posted: 23 Feb 2008, 20:03:53 UTC

Production planer in a pouch making company
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