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Not looking forward to going to work tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Blazer, May 15, 2011.


  1. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Werkplaats2.
    Okay this is the main workshop at Knooren handcrafted with which I have been for over 13 years and counting. It is here where we do or repair jobs and assembly jobs. We have a pin router and a band saw in the secondary workshop.

    Now normally I love being there and working on guitars, basses and upright basses. Tomorrow however, will not be a day I'm looking forwards to.

    Because last friday, my boss' oldest son had his 16'th birthday party and with my boss attending the music college as a teacher and my collegue working on bodies at the pin router in the secondary workshop it was up to me to clear EVERYTHING from the workshop.

    The birthday boy and several of his friends were promised to help me out but they made such a mess of it that I dismissed them. (Teenagers, you get the idea.) And basically cleared out the whole thing myself. But before I left I told my Boss' wife that the one thing I would let those kids do is mop the whole thing. She agreed, saying that after all my hard work I had earned my break.

    Having said that, guess what I'll be doing tomorrow?

    Yup that's right, somebody has to bring everything back in again so we can continue our work.
     
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  2. I have no sympathy for you. You sir have one of the greatest jobs in the world.
     
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  3. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    No sympathy here either simply because working means you sometimes get asked to do crap you don't like.
     
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  4. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Hey, even the greatest job in the world has it's downsides, allow me at least the right to gripe about them. 8)

    And moving that heavy cast iron table you see on the far left is no picnic, heck YOU'D complain too.
     
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  5. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    I complain all the time, don't worry, I'd sure do :p
     
  6. As long as you've got some bitburgers, life is good--i suggest opening the first one after you move all the DBs though ;)
     
  7. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    waaaaaah, I have to go to a job that's fun, where even the unglamourous stuff is better than 90% of other jobs out there...waaaaah.

    ;)
     
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  8. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Evansville
    I've been off two & half weeks
    Two more to go.
     
  9. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    I had to stop working years ago due to a permanent disability. I'd kill to have a full time job I enjoyed. Hell I'd kill to work 10 hours a week in a music store. So yeah, no sympathy here.
     
  10. TJ55

    TJ55

    Jun 5, 2010
    KY
    You'll get zero sympathy from me either BUT you have every right to b**** & moan if you want. I love to complain. It gives me that warm fuzzy feeling ya know?
     
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  11. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    Hmm . . . sounds like work.
     
  12. Cabazon

    Cabazon

    Jan 20, 2009
    Quit bragging.
     
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  13. I was happy to work there in 2013 and also try Jan's bass guitars. Wish I got that job then... but didn't speak local dialect.
     
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I thought for sure this bump was the work of the TBOT archaeologist, @Funky Ghost.

    -Mike
     
  15. On one job I had to work with the owner's son. He was ridiculously irresponsible & would leave us hanging on a job while he took 3-hour lunch breaks.
    It was so bad we had to start driving our own vehicles to the job sites to avoid being abandoned there by him.

    When I complained about it to the owner he said, "40 hours is 40 hours!".
    I dropped it & began looking for another job.
     
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  16. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Well it WAS excavated by a fellow Sacramentan (sic) so, you know, Ghost by proxy :D
     
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  17. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    There's some truth to the 40 is 40.
    I worked for a company where the owner allowed flexible schedules. Sure enough, the people who worked traditional hours and took traditional lunches cried about the people who didn't.

    -Mike
     
  18. I wish I had that job, man.
     
  19. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Bah! Teenagers!
     
  20. Al T.

    Al T. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Richmond, VA.
    I've been a skilled tradesman for more than 40 years- when I retire I'm going to get a more creative job.
     
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