Jan 1 2020 Anyone else working today?

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  1. Timbeck2

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    Thought it would be quiet and I can work on my ADlog conversion* today, but NOOOOOO. Customs and Border Patrol decided to launch the fleet. Sigh. :(


    * Anyone else have ADlog and if so, how much time/ass pain did it take to get it all in order?
     
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    What is this word ''working'' that you speak of..?? :lol::lol:
     
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    Holiday pay. Too many people on leave for the holidays so I volunteered.
     
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    Deadheading down to ATL in a few hours. Had a nice 6 days off.
     
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    Prepping for the new term that starts in... 12 days.
     
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    The guys putting the new tires on my pickup are. Poor bastages, I hope they’re getting OT at least.
     
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    I have to work Jan 6th, which is a holiday here. Not working today. Watching hockey.
     
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    work•ing wûr′kĭng


    • adj.
      Performing work.
    • adj.
      Operating or functioning as required.
     
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    Holliday pay at the full time flying job. I happily work holidays.


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    Does that mean you can buy something better than Ramen? LOL Just kidding!
     
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    New Year’s Day is normally a holiday? Sheesh, I’ve been doing the airline thing for way too long!
     
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    I hope they did not stay out partying all night and then forget to tighten up the lug nuts.
     
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    Yep, just got back from our first video shoot of 2020. And also...

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    Hubby is at work today. You guys still use your electric outlets on holidays right?
     
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    I wish they would pass a law prohibiting all sales on Christmas and Thanksgiving. Which would include internet sales.
     
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    yes I’m working and laboring very hard today! :p

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    Rushie, I definitely liked your post here.

    40 years in power plants and substations, then 5 more just in power plants.

    Never had a snow day, those were the days we were needed most. Worked 16 hours straight to get the lights back on at Walter Reed Army Hospital, missing my final exam in Calculus.

    Many times, went in for a normal day, came home 30 or more hours later, normally in terrible weather.

    OSHA theoretically put an end to that, but dedicated employees ignore the regs when they are in good physical condition, and the company sees to it that we were paid properly. Tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes do immense damage, and outside California, people get power back as soon as possible.

    I called my boss one storm, told him I was used up, about 3 AM, 19 1/2 hours after I arrived at work, and needed to go home. He asked me to sleep at the station until I felt OK, and call him when ready to go some more. The blue print table and a phone book sufficed, and 4 hours later, refreshed, I called him, he informed me some more equipment was in alarm due to lightning surges, take care of that, and let him know when I was ready to go elsewhere. The work ended at 10 AM the following day.

    Holidays, though, we were nearly all off, subject to call in if an emergency occurred. Those who were in, definitely were working, and the staffing was at the lowest that could be done safely.
     
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    Whoa! That second pic is terrifying!!! How'd you get on top of your Cessna during a flight?????
     
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    I'm working this evening. Worked New Year's Eve, too...
     
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    So cool! Did you have to start out by crawling, then standing without assistance, before you were allowed to walk? Or did you just send it?
     
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    Yep, brought the new year in at work and I'm back again tonight, because motor vehicles have to travel between Manhattan NY & NJ and someone has to keep them safe (ventilation, lighting, etc).
    Doing this job for 20 years this month, (33 yrs with the agency). IBEW negotiated our contract with the agency decades ago, so we get either double-time & a half, or triple-time for 9 federal holidays depending on if it's part of our regular schedule, or we're called in to cover a vacancy on our days off. So, I watched the ball drop on TV, here in the Control Room, at triple-time rate, plus milage reimbursement.
    No complaints from me.;)

    During hurricane Sandy, a few of us were stuck here for around four days straight, doing twelve hour shifts, then going to the hotel when our relief came back. That was fun, lol.
    That hurricane was something! It was the first time in my career that we had to shut down the tunnels to all public traffic. We lost all redundancy. All six 13kV feeders slowly went down (3 from ConEd and 3 from PSE&G). It was pitch black inside the tubes with nothing but natural ventilation, which means nothing but police, maintenance and emergency vehicles are allowed though.

    We normally use all six high-tension feeders simultaneously, but the systems were so well designed back in the 1920's, that we can actually run the entire facility on only one (at reduced capacity) and keep it open to the public.

    It's wild to look through old files and read typewritten records of feeder failures and maintenance logs, dating all the way back to 1928! (the year after the Holland Tunnel opened). I'm probably the only one up here who finds it fascinating looking through that stuff :D
     
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