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Old 04-22-2004, 05:12 AM
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A job NOT to get.

I took this target job (night stocker postion) so I could have plenty of time in the day for my projects.

First day on the job tues night, cut my hand open in 2 places, nose bled twice, 13 hours... second day, a nice bruise on my arm, and my nose bled 3 times.

I can not believe the conditions of this @(*#)@! job! No gogles, no face mask(hense the bleeding) so all those nice little particles you breath right in and scrape up your mouth and nose. There were 2 first aid stations, one had some clippers in it, and the other was empty.... Everything comes in not on palets, but stacked boxes that constantly hit you in the head when they collapse if your not so tall like me, 3 trucks a night. No drinks allowed while working (except the dirty *** D.C. water system), everything is SERIOUSLY sub-standard. I dont think I can take much more of this, my eyes feel like they are on fire. If things dont change I need to report this sweat shop to the BBB or something! There needs to be more "humain" work in the DC area.

Just ******ing

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Old 04-22-2004, 05:24 AM
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I think that you need to look up the labour and safety laws in your state/province.

Employers have strict policies that they MUST follow...

You may think to yourself, that I will lose my job, but, legally they can not fire you for this. If the do, you sue the *** off them.
Doesn't sound like the job is worth having anyways, your health and safety comes 1st....
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:35 AM
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Stay and sue. Make some money the American way. There are laws.
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Old 04-22-2004, 01:30 PM
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i agree with the madd man get every penny out of them so you wont have to ****** about having a job because you wont need one
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yeah don't kill yourself man! Here's a list of crappy jobs I've done if it makes you feel any better

Changing tires
scrubbing sh*tters
worked at McD's (ok, but i was 16)
Scrubbing sh*tters again
delivering sandwiches!

I don't know if they compare to your place though! Hang in there man-

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yeah don't kill yourself man! Here's a list of crappy jobs I've done if it makes you feel any better

Changing tires
scrubbing sh*tters
worked at McD's (ok, but i was 16)
Scrubbing sh*tters again
delivering sandwiches!

I don't know if they compare to your place though! Hang in there man-

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Old 04-22-2004, 01:41 PM
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You file a complaint with OSHA. Their website will give you details...
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Old 04-22-2004, 01:44 PM
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Ground man for tree comp is about the most mind numing job ever. The hard labor doesn't help any either.

What's wrong with changing tires? I love changing tires.
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Working hard for a living, whether it's chopping trees or changing tires won't hurt anyone.....BUT, they MUST supply the proper safety equipment. Safety boots are usually your own concern, but if they are manditory, you MUST have them. As for fumes and dusty and dirty conditions, they must supply you with the proper PPEs (personal protective equipment)

Thats the law....here in Ontario, anyways.
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Can someone post a link to a website about VA/DC laws reguarding health and crap.

I'm gonna google it and see what I find, but any help is welcome. I can count out any support at work, no-one there speaks english.
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Anyone ever work at a gas station where the owner/manager has a cigerette in his mouth as he does tank dips? Its scary stuff.
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Old 04-23-2004, 01:20 AM
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The hard labor doesn't help any either
Hard labor will let you live a lot longer. Also what is classified as hard labor? Working a little is not hard labor. To some getting off their butt is hard labor.
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I loved changing tires. That was the most fun I've ever had in a garage. Got to play with power tools all day, drive other people's cars, do doughnuts in the rain with the RWD's, and take a smoke break every other car if I wanted to. And they paid me for this?!?!?!?!

Hey Killer, did McDonalds and the sandwich shop you delivered for know that beforehand, you had been wallowing in feces?????? No offense to you man, but that kinda makes me think twice about fast food.



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Old 04-23-2004, 11:39 AM
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nahh you're right man, changing tires really wasn't that bad. It was just hot and sweaty work for not very good pay and 12 hour days. Its hard work for sure. I would say my worst job was working in a factory for a while. Hot, crappy pay (japanese company, go figure ), people breathing down your neck to get enough parts done, and i was all by myself, so there was nobody to talk to.

As far as your job goes 87442, how did you get hooked up with it? You didn't know about any of this before hand? Sorry to hear your misfortune guy, there's nothing worse that dreading going to work every morning...

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Hard labor will let you live a lot longer. Also what is classified as hard labor? Working a little is not hard labor. To some getting off their butt is hard labor.

What do you mean by that???? If dragging brush, sawing logs/limbs, cutting down brush in the trailer, cleaning and blowing off roofs/sidewalks and carrying around ext ladders and poles all day isn't hard labor, then I don't know WTF is!
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