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I am so f--king tired from this damned bathroom remodeling that I don't have the steam to fix it myself even if I had time and nice garage [ which I do not ]
OMG I REALY know the feeling!!! My case I have just SO much waiting for me this spring, and summer, I get tired just THINKING about it. Thinking I may use a week of my vacation to do stuff when the wether brakes.
 

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bigl have you got it to the dealer yet and if so have they found the problem:question: I was just wondering
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I have been working 10-12 hours per day[ as a rural carrier , I am an evaluated system salaried employee who does not get overtime normally except for 3 week s before christmas so I only get paid for 8 &1/2 hours per day regardless of how long it takes ] -- so whne I get home at about 5:30 pm after 11 hours I am tootired to see about it - I hope to get it over to the dealer this weekend - if it will fit into my truck - the fiberglass cover is a nuisance for carrying anything this large --
 

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You work some long hours bigl and with hours like that makes it hard to get it to the dealer. They are closed or closing by the time you get home and get it loaded up.
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BigL around here we just get use to figuring out who the mail man is.Then we have a different one.Use to be you had the same mail man for years.But when are rural carrier retired we now have a different one often.Even the one that retired was missing part of the year.I always thought he had about 3 months vacation a year.People in town have the same mail man but not out here its like there all substitutes.Whats with that?
 

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Originally posted by bigl22
I have been working 10-12 hours per day[ as a rural carrier , I am an evaluated system salaried employee who does not get overtime normally except for 3 week s before christmas so I only get paid for 8 &1/2 hours per day regardless of how long it takes ] -- so whne I get home at about 5:30 pm after 11 hours I am tootired to see about it - I hope to get it over to the dealer this weekend - if it will fit into my truck - the fiberglass cover is a nuisance for carrying anything this large --
I know that feeling. I get up at 4:30am. Often, when I come home in the afternoon, I will hit the couch for a nap. Some days I feel guilty...there is so much to do...but when your beat after a hard day- you just have to rest:sleep: :sleep:
 

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BigL around here we just get use to figuring out who the mail man is.Then we have a different one.Use to be you had the same mail man for years.But when are rural carrier retired we now have a different one often.Even the one that retired was missing part of the year.I always thought he had about 3 months vacation a year.People in town have the same mail man but not out here its like there all substitutes.Whats with that?--------- john deere -- poeple in town have a city letter carrier - each one has an assigned mail route -- he gets different days off depending on what week it is- a city carrier gets days off on a rotating basis -- week one it is monday -- wek 2 tuesday and so forth -- every 6th week he rotatoes to get friday and the weekend -- they use 2 forms of subs -- a t6 who works the rotating days off for 5 mail routes and a ptf sub who fills in on vacations and sick leave days-- a rural carrier gets a maximum of 26 days a year off [ for one who has reached top seniority like me] 13 and 20 days for less seniority . I have been on this route for almost 25 years -- are you telling me you never learned the name of your mailman? who delivered your mail in all weather and dragged your parcels to your door? so at christmas time you gave your mailman what? 1/2 dozen frozen cookies? carrying the mail is a tough job- I worked at a number of jobs prior to doing the mails - I worked on a farm - repaired cars , sold home building products and appliances jobs -- i spent 6 years as a transaction anaylist and confirmation specialist for a stock brokerage firm ; I worked 14 months as a manager for mcdonald's restaurant fast food chain - I worked between a set of blast furnaces in 140 degree heat for a large glass factory -- - before all of that I did other government work- al of it was easier than being a mailman- being a mailman is a back breaking , spirit breaking ,stressful vocation -- many are vets who can't stand the stress of any job , the usps MUST accept them as long as they can walk -- sometimes they break -- poeple treat the mailman as 2nd class person , and believe that al they have to do is to pick up the phone and complain about some f--king misdelivery of a POS piece of junk mail and we can be easily fired -- as a result it is hard to keep rural carriers - the subs must often wait years in order to bid on a full time job - they are expected to be on call for a 15.82$/hr. part time job with no benefits - management treats them like crap and uses them like mules -- little wonder many do not stay-- my pay can go up or dwon every year when my mail is counted and if I work over 2080 hours in any year they can make me take time off for working too much -- I cannot get overtime except for 3 weeks before christmas they usually cheat me out of that by giving me auxilairy assistance the only days in a year they choose , just to keep me from going into OT --so do you understand a little more about your mailman now? your sub mail carrier is probably some housewife who needs to have some extra money to try to make ends meet after her hubby ran off -- bigl22
 

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When I was a kid I knew the mailman.Then when I got married and moved to town for a few years I know the the mailman and even went to school with him.Then when I moved out to the farm again.Yes I got to know the mailman and alway had something in the mail box for him at Christmas and kept the snow cleared away from the mail box kept the box and post in good shape and at the height he wanted it.I even pulled him out of the ditch one time when he hit a patch of ice and landed in a snow bank ditch.But he retired and then we got a new mailman I got to know him by name.But he hardly ever delievers now.We have a different carriers every few day it seems.To hard to keep up with who is who.

I know you guys have a tuff job.Stop and go and driving in the middle and hoping some nut does not plow into your rear end.Winter would be the worst I would think.

I know what you mean about hard jobs.I farm a small amount 220 acres.I deal with droughts or floods and low market prices.Government regulations I gamble and mostly loose I repair my own worn out equipment because in just a little farmer who can not replace it with new.

But I work on a large farm seasonally also 4500 acres.I like it there they treat me OK but I do the dirty work I eat the grain dust cleaning out the bins run the grain vac and let it beat me half to death ussually when it is either below 0 or in the 90's.I pull weeds cut weeds spray weeds pick up rocks maintain equipment and the easy part run equipment sometimes 16 hour day when it is full blown harvest time.But I like what I do and have worked other jobs like Halliburton the hardest most stressful job I ever had when I was in my 20's young and in good shape.No way would I make it today climbing around in oil refineries getting hit with oil and sludge.I even tried a few inside factory and store jobs but hated working inside.I might be a small time farmer and a farm hand but I like what I do and look around me and see im doing better finacially then some of my big pay check college friends.
 

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JDL120 that would not start

well folks there is not much dumber than an older man who thinks he knows a lot about something , just to be shown up- well I got shown up- I worked on the JDL120 over and over and I finally called my customer who is also the local JD dealer- he asked me to first check on the gas cap -- he said jd is having a problem with a bad run of caps and the tanks are actually imploding from the intense vaccuum of cranking-- I loosened the cap and it [ JDL120 ] ran like a champ for as long as I cared to drive it-- he will give me a new cap -- the gas tank was not damaged apprently-- bigl22 , not my first or probably the last time I will feel foolish and unskilled --
 

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Being that new the gas cap didnt enter my mind at all. Well at least it was something simple:thumbsup:
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Vented gas cap

You've got to admit, that's one for the books. Makes ya think that it's a good idea to keep in touch with a dealer!
 
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