Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 60
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: --->>405<<--- Multi-Cultural Thread :)

  1. #1
    --->>405<<---'s Avatar
    --->>405<<--- is offline Elite-AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,819

    --->>405<<--- Multi-Cultural Thread :)

    so with all this talk about nationalities it popped in my head on the way home from work to start a thread discussing some of the interesting things about where we all live. an example of what i mean would be working philosophy: where i live we get paid by the hour and our work week is typically structured monday thru friday from 7-8am - 5-6pm... we usually go to lunch from noon to 1300.. our lives here in the us tend to be centered around work. everything revolves around it. i wish it were the other way around but unfortunately its not.

    we get drug tested at work (which i think is BS even though i dont do drugs, but i dont think they should be able to dictate what i do when im not at work). i can wear whatever i want and it is usually shorts and t shirts with flip flops..

    i am curious to what yall do for work? i have heard some of the european countries go to work late and take long lunches (some of which involve alcohol ) and then maybe work a little late. ??

    hopefully we can learn some interesting stuff about each other (and maybe yall already know a lot of this but i dont!)

  2. #2
    OdinsOtherSon's Avatar
    OdinsOtherSon is offline Knowledgeable Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,518
    I'm like you --->>405<<---, flexible working conditions which includes time and this is a highly underrated "benefit" imo. We do get tested....usually a urine test; however, this year we had to give a hair sample. That kinda pissed me off a little more than usual. If a company wants to drug test, it should be to ascertain that you aren't under the influence while at work. Not whether or not you participated in an activity on your own time. I work for our local public utility as a treatment plant manager. We try to take care of each other as we're a team of < 50 people supplying power, water and wastewater services to multiple counties. So our culture of flexibility is great but we have to be so careful...nowadays, we're nothing but a big target for people looking for a lawsuit.

  3. #3
    Rusty11's Avatar
    Rusty11 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    1,707
    I'm a special ed teacher. I'm off for the summer(til Aug 19). I am overpaid. There is no drug-testing. I'm white and married to a latina. Multicultural enough?

  4. #4
    itsjayman02's Avatar
    itsjayman02 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    931
    I deal with complaints in my work place mother English and dad Jamaican with a half brother who is part Indian .......think I can join this club too!!

  5. #5
    Back In Black's Avatar
    Back In Black is offline Beach Bodybuilder ~Elite-Hall of Fame~
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Blighty
    Posts
    17,186
    Quote Originally Posted by itsjayman02
    I deal with complaints in my work place mother English and dad Jamaican with a half brother who is part Indian .......think I can join this club too!!
    Are you in the north east mate?
    NO SOURCES GIVEN

  6. #6
    --->>405<<---'s Avatar
    --->>405<<--- is offline Elite-AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,819
    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty11 View Post
    I'm a special ed teacher. I'm off for the summer(til Aug 19). I am overpaid. There is no drug-testing. I'm white and married to a latina. Multicultural enough?
    LOL.. yeh.. i dont care so much about who ur married to or what race they are.. etc.. etc.. like the way u answered it, this is a discussion type thing man to get to know each other..

    i titled this thread multi cultural for truly different cultures, such as guys on here in england, australia, germany, canada, wherever that isnt here (United States) so i can get an idea of their culture and daily lives and maybe see how theirs differ from mine and vice versa

  7. #7
    --->>405<<---'s Avatar
    --->>405<<--- is offline Elite-AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,819
    Quote Originally Posted by itsjayman02 View Post
    I deal with complaints in my work place mother English and dad Jamaican with a half brother who is part Indian .......think I can join this club too!!
    thats interesting your mom is english and dad jamaican! LOL..

  8. #8
    Rusty11's Avatar
    Rusty11 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    1,707
    Sorry. I didn't know the rules. I'll check the faq next time.

  9. #9
    redhawk01's Avatar
    redhawk01 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    581
    I'm a union steelworker, running shafting lathes, gear cutter/ hobbing, splining machines. Work for one of the biggest above/underground mining companies in the world.
    Random drug testing, but only for probable cause, property damage. Work hours, 7-3, 10 minute break, and 20 minute lunch.

    Total mutt: Irish, German, Slovak, bohemian, chech.

  10. #10
    redhawk01's Avatar
    redhawk01 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    581
    Oops, now you tell me. Lol

  11. #11
    --->>405<<---'s Avatar
    --->>405<<--- is offline Elite-AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,819
    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty11 View Post
    Sorry. I didn't know the rules. I'll check the faq next time.
    LOL.. there are no rules!!!

  12. #12
    --->>405<<---'s Avatar
    --->>405<<--- is offline Elite-AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,819
    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk01 View Post
    I'm a union steelworker, running shafting lathes, gear cutter/ hobbing, splining machines. Work for one of the biggest above/underground mining companies in the world.
    Random drug testing, but only for probable cause, property damage. Work hours, 7-3, 10 minute break, and 20 minute lunch.

    Total mutt: Irish, German, Slovak, bohemian, chech.
    dad gummit man! 10 min break and 20min lunch!!??? u in the us?? u down in a mine?

  13. #13
    --->>405<<---'s Avatar
    --->>405<<--- is offline Elite-AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,819
    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    Are you in the north east mate?
    not much of a contribution!

    how bout: we usually work from this to that or we dont really focus so much on work.. something!!

  14. #14
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    I'm so plain.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  15. #15
    redhawk01's Avatar
    redhawk01 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    581
    Quote Originally Posted by --->>405<<---
    dad gummit man! 10 min break and 20min lunch!!??? u in the us?? u down in a mine?
    Wisconsin, and not in a mine. Regular, hot as hell in the summer, factory.

  16. #16
    GirlyGymRat's Avatar
    GirlyGymRat is offline Knowledgeable ~ Respected Female Leader ~
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    In a gym!
    Posts
    14,464
    I am a mutt. Not a fan of the "victim" attitude. Believe a pleasant attitude and smile can warm even the coldest heart. I am spiritual but not into religions traditional stuff that was made by men. any person that wants to kill me because I am different then them is not acceptable. I have a gun and I will use it if you make me. I am a non violent person. I am not lucky and would rather be lucky then good every day of the week.
    bikeral likes this.

  17. #17
    --->>405<<---'s Avatar
    --->>405<<--- is offline Elite-AR-Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,819
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    I'm so plain.
    somehow i doubt that!
    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk01 View Post
    Wisconsin, and not in a mine. Regular, hot as hell in the summer, factory.
    wisconsin huh? isnt that where jeffrey dahmer was from?
    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    I am a mutt. Not a fan of the "victim" attitude. Believe a pleasant attitude and smile can warm even the coldest heart. I am spiritual but not into religions traditional stuff that was made by men. any person that wants to kill me because I am different then them is not acceptable. I have a gun and I will use it if you make me. I am a non violent person. I am not lucky and would rather be lucky then good every day of the week.
    im not a fan of the victim attitude either GGR!

  18. #18
    AD's Avatar
    AD
    AD is offline Knowledgeable Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    6,809
    i start work at 830am and leave the office at 5pm on some days, and 9pm on some days. i get 2hrs lunch break and 2 hrs dinner break as well on my 9pm days. it is during the 2hr lunch breaks that i go to the gym. i go to work in long-sleeve business shirts, pants and black leather shoes. i have a small pantry area at the back of my room where i keep the whey and oats. and coffee and tea, of cos.

    edit: i am a bit depressed now, cos Ferrari is doing really badly for this wkend's F1 race.

  19. #19
    jimmy726's Avatar
    jimmy726 is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    179
    I work qf

  20. #20
    jimmy726's Avatar
    jimmy726 is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    179
    I work in the mining industry myself build drill rigs. We work from 6 30 to 3 and sometimes till 5 like stated my life revolves around work unfortunately but I am paid very well

  21. #21
    lovbyts's Avatar
    lovbyts is offline Knowledgeable Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    29,390
    I'm all messed up.

    My work week starts on Saturday at 8pm. I typicall work 8pm - 8am, 4 days one week and 3 days the next week giving me 40hrs + 4hrs OT.

    I get paid a base salary but also get paid overtime.
    I work anywhere from minimum 4hrs OT each 2 week paycheck up to 40+ OT a week.

    I love/hate my work schedule. In one aspect it gives me a lot of flexibility to get things done and have a lot of time off but on the other hand I have not doubt it has shortened my life due to lack of sleep. I will go 24 hrs of no sleep at least 1x a week. 48 hrs of no sleep at least 1x as month or more and 72 hrs of no sleep at least 1x every 3 months.

    The bonus is an extra 23% pay, no management or typical drama that goes on during the days, I can take lunch or go work out (dont do it enough) whenever I want, any time during the night as long as it's not busy and 90% of the time it's not. Can take cat naps when it's appropriate. Flexible work week so I can switch with a co worker for a shift or two and not have to use any vacation time.

    All my co workers are good people and great to work with with 1 exception. I think everyone has one. He is a paranoid schizophrenic (I believe clinically) who thinks everyone is out to get him or his words, throw him under the bus and he feels his job is to come in and try to find anything someone might have missed, how long it took to do something or just make up stories about the other co workers about no doing anything and reporting it all to management who doesn't give a rip but wont do anything about him because if you look at him wrong he runs to HR.

    Other than the above life for the most part is good and getting better. I have dont a little bit of everything starting from actual ditch digging, construction, washing dishes, food services, managing fast food restaurant, working big factories, tech support for trading desk (stock market), building a Network for another trading desk after being on the job for 2 days and the lead deciding to quit and go to Thailand (smart guy) and finally doing the one job I said I never wanted to do, never had any interest in doing when all my co workers at my previous job (large data-center) wanted to do; network design, monitoring, CCNA/Routers.

    I would have loved to do like some of you guys out on a drill rig. I almost got the chance a few years ago because of an older guy I got to know in Thailand who worked on one of the off shore rigs.

    I would also like to do some mining work or at least get to spend some extended time underground exploring.

  22. #22
    Lunk1's Avatar
    Lunk1 is offline aka "JOB"
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    METHAMERICA
    Posts
    16,392
    I spend the better part of my day on this forum and I don't get paid squat

  23. #23
    redhawk01's Avatar
    redhawk01 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    581
    [QUOTE="--->>405<<---"]


    wisconsin huh? isnt that where jeffrey dahmer was from?[\QUOTE]

    Yep, Same city I grew up in as well, Milwaukee. He dead now. Killed in prison.
    Last edited by redhawk01; 06-29-2013 at 09:01 PM.

  24. #24
    GirlyGymRat's Avatar
    GirlyGymRat is offline Knowledgeable ~ Respected Female Leader ~
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    In a gym!
    Posts
    14,464
    Quote Originally Posted by AD
    i start work at 830am and leave the office at 5pm on some days, and 9pm on some days. i get 2hrs lunch break and 2 hrs dinner break as well on my 9pm days. it is during the 2hr lunch breaks that i go to the gym. i go to work in long-sleeve business shirts, pants and black leather shoes. i have a small pantry area at the back of my room where i keep the whey and oats. and coffee and tea, of cos.

    edit: i am a bit depressed now, cos Ferrari is doing really badly for this wkend's F1 race.
    That one long day to be away from your family.

  25. #25
    AD's Avatar
    AD
    AD is offline Knowledgeable Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    6,809
    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    That one long day to be away from your family.
    tell me about it. but its not too often. 9pm only twice a wk. by the time i reach home, my kids are already sleeping. oh well, i'll see them on my 5pm days. and wkends

  26. #26
    GirlyGymRat's Avatar
    GirlyGymRat is offline Knowledgeable ~ Respected Female Leader ~
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    In a gym!
    Posts
    14,464
    I forgot to mention that I am in a commuter van pool and all the rest are men. I am the primary operator and every once in a while they let me drive. Lol. .

    There is a Hindu, and Egyptian, an all American , a Korean and one older gent.

    Every once in awhile a little political tension but try to keep it light. Every once in a while they like to kid with me about my stilettos. I think they like my perfume too. Hahahahaha.

  27. #27
    AD's Avatar
    AD
    AD is offline Knowledgeable Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    6,809
    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    I forgot to mention that I am in a commuter van pool and all the rest are men. I am the primary operator and every once in a while they let me drive. Lol. .

    There is a Hindu, and Egyptian, an all American , a Korean and one older gent.

    Every once in awhile a little political tension but try to keep it light. Every once in a while they like to kid with me about my stilettos. I think they like my perfume too. Hahahahaha.
    got space for one more?

  28. #28
    GirlyGymRat's Avatar
    GirlyGymRat is offline Knowledgeable ~ Respected Female Leader ~
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    In a gym!
    Posts
    14,464
    Quote Originally Posted by AD

    got space for one more?
    It is a 7 passenger.

  29. #29
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    Who the hell is that in your avatar 405? I didn't know you were a cycling fan.

  30. #30
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfan22 View Post
    Who the hell is that in your avatar 405? I didn't know you were a cycling fan.
    Mark Cavendish
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  31. #31
    basketballfan22's Avatar
    basketballfan22 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Colorado.
    Posts
    1,256
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Mark Cavendish
    How do you know this? Are you a cycling fan too? My knowledge of cyclists is limited to Eddy Merckx and Lance Armstrong, lol.

  32. #32
    Back In Black's Avatar
    Back In Black is offline Beach Bodybuilder ~Elite-Hall of Fame~
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Blighty
    Posts
    17,186
    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    Mark Cavendish
    The Manx Missile
    NO SOURCES GIVEN

  33. #33
    austinite's Avatar
    austinite is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cialis, Texas
    Posts
    31,154
    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfan22 View Post
    How do you know this? Are you a cycling fan too? My knowledge of cyclists is limited to Eddy Merckx and Lance Armstrong, lol.
    just remember his interview about Lance Armstrongs steroid deal.
    ~ PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SOURCE CHECKS ~

    "It's human nature in a 'more is better' society full of a younger generation that expects instant gratification, then complain when they don't get it. The problem will get far worse before it gets better". ~ kelkel

  34. #34
    ppwc1985's Avatar
    ppwc1985 is offline Productive Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    1,928
    I have all you all beat as far as hrs go. I work a 5 day week and in those 5 days I work 60-70 hrs. Most days, since I live 45- hr from work I get on avg 6 hrs sleep that is if I can sleep. I do slave hrs and no overtime cause I am not paid hourly, this is how they get away with not paying us overtime. And not a one of you( Americans) could survive without me and my fellow drivers, cause if you eat it, wear it, use it, than before you got it I delivered it. I have to follow so many rules you head would spin trying to keep up with them all. If I don't do my job safely it means your mom, dad, siblings or dons and daughters won't make it home safely. Oh and I'm living in the NE US, so that makes my job 200% more dangerous because there are more idiots per sq mile here than anywhere in the world. But hey, I'm happy cause married to the most beautiful, Intelligent, sexiest Filipino anywhere. Oh and I'm saved.

  35. #35
    lovbyts's Avatar
    lovbyts is offline Knowledgeable Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    29,390
    Quote Originally Posted by ppwc1985 View Post
    I have all you all beat as far as hrs go. I work a 5 day week and in those 5 days I work 60-70 hrs. Most days, since I live 45- hr from work I get on avg 6 hrs sleep that is if I can sleep. I do slave hrs and no overtime cause I am not paid hourly, this is how they get away with not paying us overtime. And not a one of you( Americans) could survive without me and my fellow drivers, cause if you eat it, wear it, use it, than before you got it I delivered it. I have to follow so many rules you head would spin trying to keep up with them all. If I don't do my job safely it means your mom, dad, siblings or dons and daughters won't make it home safely. Oh and I'm living in the NE US, so that makes my job 200% more dangerous because there are more idiots per sq mile here than anywhere in the world. But hey, I'm happy cause married to the most beautiful, Intelligent, sexiest Filipino anywhere. Oh and I'm saved.

    You had better re read my post. I said I have been doing 30-40hr+ OT lately meaning 70-80 hr week and I WISH I got 6 hrs a day sleep.

  36. #36
    Java Man's Avatar
    Java Man is offline Known Troll
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    The Matrix
    Posts
    4,327
    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfan22 View Post
    How do you know this? Are you a cycling fan too? My knowledge of cyclists is limited to Eddy Merckx and Lance Armstrong, lol.

    I'm a cycling fan, but not the same kind

  37. #37
    Back In Black's Avatar
    Back In Black is offline Beach Bodybuilder ~Elite-Hall of Fame~
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Blighty
    Posts
    17,186
    Quote Originally Posted by --->>405<<---

    not much of a contribution!

    how bout: we usually work from this to that or we dont really focus so much on work.. something!!
    Funny guy

    I can't contribute on the work front yet, currently unemployed. Hopefully soon to be self employed, which will change everything.

    I'm 1/8 or 1/16 Scottish if that helps?!
    NO SOURCES GIVEN

  38. #38
    itsjayman02's Avatar
    itsjayman02 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    931
    Little update from the Jayman

    My parents coming from Jamaica and England which had a big impact on me cultural wise bearing in mind 40 odd yrs ago times where different then for mixed race kids.......anyway little but about myself

    i am from northwest England and 46 yrs young
    Trained in numerous martial arts for 17 years because of the Bruce lee era.

    I am sitting on 15% now which I maintain quite
    Well since yoyoing as a fat kid

    2 lumbar operations and an Achilles operation
    Later I still train but train smart

    JOB:
    My first Job involves quality control for which i conduct technical investigations my second and third jobs revolve around door supervision

    I have 3 children ( 1 job for each ) and soon to be a grandfather

    Been around this forum for a little while and surprising to me it is more friendly than UK forums.......which frown upon asking for stats!!

    Wow 46 yrs crammed into a 1 minute read haha!!

  39. #39
    ppwc1985's Avatar
    ppwc1985 is offline Productive Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    1,928
    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts

    You had better re read my post. I said I have been doing 30-40hr+ OT lately meaning 70-80 hr week and I WISH I got 6 hrs a day sleep.
    Yep you got me beat, lol.

  40. #40
    lovbyts's Avatar
    lovbyts is offline Knowledgeable Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    29,390
    Quote Originally Posted by ppwc1985 View Post
    Yep you got me beat, lol.
    Not really something I like winning or being #1. lol

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •