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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 170
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Posted By miket
Prayers sent for you both

Prayers sent for you both
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,625
Posted By miket
Not sure what I have learned other than you just...

Not sure what I have learned other than you just never know who is a crook. I have laid off and fired before ( as an employee at another company ) and almost universally it has gone well and we have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,625
Posted By miket
This is the brother of one of my part time guys....

This is the brother of one of my part time guys. I talked to my part time guy a few weeks ago ( I dont call him much anymore, he works a lot at his full time job and I have hired more here full-time)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,625
Posted By miket
Im going to state that this is the second claim...

Im going to state that this is the second claim for same employee and different "reason". Then state previous worked week hours and weekly average over last 3 months. The only week he had less than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,625
Posted By miket
I thought I posted it but dont see it here so I...

I thought I posted it but dont see it here so I guess not. Previous claim was denied.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,625
Posted By miket
Bringing this back up. Got a notice that the...

Bringing this back up.

Got a notice that the same employee filed again, this time claiming reduced work hours.

Pure scam, fraudulent claim.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By miket
Quite likely this or clean ground, retighten...

Quite likely this or clean ground, retighten connections etc.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By miket
Well, they put a plate in yesterday. Hurt pretty...

Well, they put a plate in yesterday. Hurt pretty good for the 30-45 min after waking up before they did the nerve block. Feels like its wearing off now. Still had to work a few hours today and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By miket
Have had terrible luck with USPS. Empty boxes,...

Have had terrible luck with USPS. Empty boxes, lost, late etc. Fed Ex repeatedly is late or delivers to wrong address. Spectacularly incompetent.

Have always had good luck with UPS until this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,686
Posted By miket
;)b;)b

;)b;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 46,246
Posted By miket
I have a bad history.....I wont say NONE are, but...

I have a bad history.....I wont say NONE are, but very, very few. And good ones are becoming more rare by the day. I go back and forth between being glad its almost over and will be free, and sadness...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,873
Posted By miket
Geez that was pretty rough, they were clearly...

Geez that was pretty rough, they were clearly aholes but I still almost teared up. Freaking psycho
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,000
Posted By miket
Prayers sent

Prayers sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By miket
They have already griped at me about the...

They have already griped at me about the swelling. Said they cant do anything till it goes down. Said I have to have it elevated 24hrs a day. Told them flat out that I cant. No way. Have to work,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By miket
Irritating part is that I have done this before....

Irritating part is that I have done this before. Nothing new. Usually just pick it back up and go again. Getting old and fragile I guess.

The worst part is I had an offshore trip for my 2 largest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By miket
Doing wheelies on my dirt bike. Was having...

Doing wheelies on my dirt bike. Was having trouble keeping it up when shifting into second gear. Got a little too aggressive and it came over. I bailed when I knew it was too high, and hit the ground...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By miket
Thanks, will check out the ice machine. Never...

Thanks, will check out the ice machine. Never even heard of it. Knee scooter for sure.

The pain meds are an issue. So far I had nothing but the occasional ibuprofens. They wanted to give me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By miket
How much pain am I in for, ortho surgery

Broke my leg/ankle in 3 places a bit over a week ago. Apparently also tore the ligaments that connect the 2 leg bones at the ankle. Dr wants to basically drill holes in both leg bones and tie them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,137
Posted By miket
Well, my soon to be ex wife had a baby in March...

Well, my soon to be ex wife had a baby in March and just got DNA results back today. As Maury says, " Mike, you are NOT the father!". No CS for me. My youngest son lives with me, so assuming she...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By miket
Yes. Working nights, got home about 7am, went to...

Yes. Working nights, got home about 7am, went to bed. Phone rang around 8:15am and woke me up. ( I was summer ). I looked outside and freaked out thinking it was PM and had to be at work in 45min....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,975
Posted By miket
Don't recall ever seeing a horny toad in the wild...

Don't recall ever seeing a horny toad in the wild before, but came across 2 on our lease this weekend. Lease manager said he had seen one the day before. Sounds like they may be coming back. Sure...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,317
Posted By miket
The fact of the matter is, few people have any...

The fact of the matter is, few people have any clue the HUGE amounts of power they use every day just to stay comfortable. We have come to be absolutely spoiled by the massive amounts of energy in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,136
Posted By miket
I am against welfare of all kinds. But it didn't...

I am against welfare of all kinds. But it didn't take me long to see that my competition was taking it and I would be at a huge disadvantage if I didn't. My competition had their employee wages paid...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,500
Posted By miket
Prayers sent!

Prayers sent!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,604
Posted By miket
I can't stand greedy dirty mfrs, best of luck to...

I can't stand greedy dirty mfrs, best of luck to you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,134
Posted By miket
Heck yeah, huge cutters! Congrats

Heck yeah, huge cutters! Congrats
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,575
Posted By miket
Yep. There is a huge labor shortage caused by the...

Yep. There is a huge labor shortage caused by the lock downs and free money. We are competing against our own govt ( and our own tax dollars ) for employees.

So less is getting done, and it's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,636
Posted By miket
Update Well, add on is almost finished....

Update

Well, add on is almost finished. Builder should be done with everything tomorrow, then I will do the rest. ( same as the original plan) I supplied all matl and builder did slab and all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,190
Posted By miket
Congrats, enjoy your retirement. I appreciate...

Congrats, enjoy your retirement. I appreciate your service!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,306
Posted By miket
Too many gummies? I don't know, but good luck,...

Too many gummies? I don't know, but good luck, it's nasty here!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By miket
I liked the place outside of Junction about maybe...

I liked the place outside of Junction about maybe 10yrs ago? Memory is fading, thinking $2k 1100ac. Liked the Victoria lease I was on for about 6yrs, but did get tired of mud, humidity and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 16,140
Posted By miket
Prayers sent!

Prayers sent!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 44,931
Posted By miket
Hate to hear it! Prayers sent for family and...

Hate to hear it! Prayers sent for family and friends
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-21-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By miket
Prayers sent

Prayers sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 96,878
Posted By miket
We have picked up significantly in the last few...

We have picked up significantly in the last few weeks. Lots of hot jobs with some of the not so hot stuff getting hot before matl even arrives. Then more thrown on top of that! Still see lots of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,041
Posted By miket
Been there, and also there again right now....

Been there, and also there again right now. Prayers sent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,036
Posted By miket
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-11-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By miket
Better hurry. Biden is writing executive orders...

Better hurry. Biden is writing executive orders to control them. Looks like it will be a few weeks till done and signed from what I can tell. Many, many people have done them and it's legal asong as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By miket
I understand your point. But the value/money just...

I understand your point. But the value/money just isnt there. My former employee made $15k more than me in 2019. And I worked wayyyyy more hrs as the owner. And I run a machine or 2 every day. He...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By miket
My daughter called and said her boyfriends dad...

My daughter called and said her boyfriends dad heard shots then a trooper came running up to him while he was in his yard, with blood allover his face. They got towels to stop bleeding. Ambulance...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,877
Posted By miket
hate to hear it, prayers sent for family

hate to hear it, prayers sent for family
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By miket
The guy I hired a few weeks ago was primarily a...

The guy I hired a few weeks ago was primarily a manual guy with a bit of CNC experience. I agree with your assertion, and hired him, he is working out well, which is quite refreshing considering the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By miket
Need to clarify, since this was a post I bumped,...

Need to clarify, since this was a post I bumped, I missed the statement about it being temporary. This time it is not. This is a permanent full time job. Apologies.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By miket
My ads state CNC, so get almost no guys with...

My ads state CNC, so get almost no guys with manual experience. Heck most have little experience even on CNC around here. We are in the heart of oil country and I am still surprised at the number of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By miket
:D:D

:D:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By miket
Bumping this one up. Looking for someone that...

Bumping this one up. Looking for someone that fits the description in the OP.

Been busy since Oct but getting pretty overwhelmed with just me and one other full time guy. One of my part time guys...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By miket
Prayers needed quick

someone I know is on the edge. Not me. Not family but sounds like he is at the end of his rope. Have talked extensively with him but I'm not great at it.

Just send prayers please. Quickly
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
Posted By miket
I missed that, it does say it appears he was...

I missed that, it does say it appears he was armed. I saw a flash in his hands, so may be a gun. He sure didn't act like he was prepared for what happened.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
Posted By miket
Mistake was going out there without a gun. I have...

Mistake was going out there without a gun. I have headed out the door twice to confront, both times were nothing. But I was armed with a pistol at minimum. These days, would probably have an ar.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 96,878
Posted By miket
Well, been a few months. How is it looking out...

Well, been a few months. How is it looking out there?

We have been picking up pretty good ( manufacturing), but still up and down.
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