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Old 02-17-2018, 07:18 PM   #301
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I got no issues with being followed by a camera crew. Just don't catch me when I have the windows down, singing Ricky Martin's "Livin La Vida Loca" while I'm plowing.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:50 AM   #302
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:35 AM   #303
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That's funny stuff right there!
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:15 PM   #304
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Typing on my phone so this will be in short version Went out for a little ice event wound up being a 22 hour affair. How, you say? Well I will tell you. Put salters on alert yep they are ready to go.first round went off without a hitch. More ice than expected you wanna call the plows? Nope I think we're good. Ok. Hey it is pretty slushy how bout them plows. No not yet. Ok... oh shit call your plows. Not one of the routed or back up plows were available all at work or doing something else. Awesome. Even my sister who runs a skid for me was like hell I did all my chores and farted around and didn't hear from you and I am tied up right now. Completely dropped the ball. No the it was supposed to be a salt only event and the wind blew and turned it in a disaster so.. I went over to help another area manager and salt for him on a couple. This is what I rolled up to.
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That's gotta be frustrating as hell.
I would be scared to see what would go on if you had more than 4" drop from the sky. Complete chaos.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:25 AM   #306
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Lmao. So I never post the good shit. This is one guy who I think was driving for another guy that had to work. My zone minus the Jack ass is solid, they all know what I expect and if they do it wrong they are going back to fix it. Or if it keeps happening that on smaller events (yes I know how that sounds considering we haven't got more than 2 inches) I mean like refreeze or quick in and out that I will not call them out to play. Based on your pictures I think I would fit in quite nice up there some of these guys not so much obviously. The office takes the warm body approach. They get nervous that a property won't get serviced in a timely fashion. I look at it like this if you ordered food at a restaurant and it was wrong it wouldn't matter if it was there in 2 mins it is still wrong. They think of this guy is like a appetizer he will hold you over till the main course gets there.which I think is retarded but I am just a cog in the machine. They is a reason I don't have helper cause I fire the stupid ones. I never understood the concept of paying someone to do something twice. When I was a helper my boss would tell me if I have to continually fix the things you do what am I paying you for? I should have just done it myself. That is how I was taught so that is how I teach. Is that the wrong attitude to have?
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:40 AM   #307
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I like the appetizer analogy.
We don't go that route with the company I work for. I have seen guys fired in the middle of an event. You are getting paid to do a job, do it or the next guy will.

Yeah, you would fit in up here. You would be pretty surprised how fast we get the event cleared and salted. No 20-30 hour stuff for a inch of dandruff.
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:46 PM   #308
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We can definitely stretch a storm that's for sure. I should clarify though when I say we get 20-30 hours that doesn't mean that it takes 20-30 hours, that is what we will get as a whole including refreezes the next day or just sitting around waiting to see what the weather is going to do. We had a ice event a few days ago where I, my trucks and the assistants got 21 hours 5am-2am. We had 5 rounds.The routed guys are only out for a 1.5-2 hours maybe per round, then they go offline and my trucks and the assistants run service calls and check surrounding properties. Now the weather monkeys totally missed the predictions buy oh a inch of ice or so. We had a bundle of slush that salt wasn't going to do a bit of good but they didn't put the plows on alert so they were all otherwise engaged. Oh the ice pictures that I posted the other day. My zone didn't get the band that they got got so we really didn't plow a whole bunch. The properties that had a lot of slush have good drainage. Fedex for example When I left there I thought for sure I was going to have to take the skid and some plows out there. When I went back it was magical, a few places that were shaded by the trailers and the building but as a whole it looked fantastic.
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I should clarify though when I say we get 20-30 hours that doesn't mean that it takes 20-30 hours, that is what we will get as a whole including refreezes the next day or just sitting around waiting to see what the weather is going to do.
Ok, that makes sense. I guess if you add up the next night clean ups and final salt/sidewalk/calcium runs we are about the same hours. (you still got me beat by a couple)

If you brought your salt trucks up here for a season you would make a killing subbing salting/sidewalks from us. You could easily cover my route and the one next to me. About 35 properties in a 5mi radius between the 2.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:51 PM   #310
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Now we're talking!!! Here in Kc snow is a gift. It didn't use to be that way. I remember it snowing it's ass off as a kid ,even my early years in flooring thinking, shit it is going to snow tomorrow where are we going to cut carpet or dam they are calling for a stay home storm, yes people down here just throw their hands up when it snows a lot. Those were the days. We have had a couple of good seasons in the last 10 years, nothing compared to up there obviously. There are some down here that bank on snow. Like going out and buying a brand new trucks and spreaders cause the year before was awesome. And then you guessed it nothing the next year. Hell I can't tell you how many times I have heard someone say, boy I hope we get a good year I am still paying for this stuff. All I can do is shake my head. You got a better chance of making money at the casino. But I love these people cause I get smoking deals on equipment from these clowns. This thread has really opened my eyes what real snow is. Not that I am oblivious to the fact that other places get snow clearly but the frequency and accumulation. The fact that it will take us 25 seasons for us to get what you get in 1. Mind blowing. If I knew I could work up there I would seriously consider sending trucks up there for the winter. The problem is that I know a ton of people down here and it is a struggle to get people in a truck. Going to a place where you know 1 guy all be it a very important 1 guy. That begs the question would I be able to find folks to fill my truck. Then lies the problem of if they were worth a shit they would be working for someone else.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:18 PM   #311
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This one guy knows lots of other guys.
Put it this way....I can make one phone call right now and have 3 of your trucks fully staffed.
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Yeah youz guyz are pushing snow and slinging salt, I am sharpening the blades on the mowers and slinging fertilizer.
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Found our salt truck driver.☝
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