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(@teleplayer324)
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I'm stuck on graves for the next month 11:30 pm to 8 am for the next month, anybody else got this kind of nasty shift?

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

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 geoo
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Ya, I've worked 3am to Noon for the past 7 years. Its almost the same shift when you have to drive 45 mins to get to work.

I feel your pain. Take your guitar with you and sing the blues brotha. 8)

Geoo

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell (Scottish classical Guitarist. b.1942)


   
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(@smokindog)
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I work 7pm-7:30am Sat, Sun,and mon. But i get 4 days off in a row. Been doing this for 10 years, it beats swing shift and pays more.

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(@chris-c)
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I work roughly 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. US Eastern coast time.

It's a long shift, and the pay's terrible. :cry:

But fortunately, as I'm in Australia it's daylight most of the time. :) (It's 7 a.m. to 10.p.m. here).

On forums this means I'm often online at the same time as US shift workers with computer access and a quiet shift. Plus the up-all-night crazies of course. They're always interesting.... :o


   
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(@blackzerogsh)
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just wondering but teleplayer, geoo what do you guys do for a living that gives you such bad hours?

my dad used to work from 4pm-12am for several years and I would never see him, only on the weekends because we'd be asleep by the time he came home.


   
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 geoo
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I work for Hertz Rent a Car as a network engineer but I support our operation in Europe. They start their day at 2am central US time, so I usually get there about an hour late (3am) and help people in England, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Ireland (seems like I am forgetting one of them). You probly didnt want that much detail did you? :lol:

Geoo

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell (Scottish classical Guitarist. b.1942)


   
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 cnev
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Well geoo, I'm headed to the Charlotte airport to pick up a Hertz rental car in a few minutes for my drive to CT.

I usually use Avis, (cuz they try harder) but I'll let you know how the Hertz experience goes...

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
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(@smokindog)
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Well geoo, I'm headed to the Charlotte airport to pick up a Hertz rental car in a few minutes for my drive to CT.

I usually use Avis, (cuz they try harder) but I'll let you know how the Hertz experience goes...

Have a good trip :D BTW I have your green guitar chord, you left it at the dog house last week.

as for blackzerogshes quistion, I'm an RN, I work as a charge nurse in a 51 bed telemetry unit.--the dog

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 Mike
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Well geoo, I'm headed to the Charlotte airport to pick up a Hertz rental car in a few minutes for my drive to CT.

I usually use Avis, (cuz they try harder) but I'll let you know how the Hertz experience goes...

You should be asking him for a "friendly discount".

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Have a safe trip, Chris. When you finally move back up here, you, Wes, my friend and myself are gonna have to get together and jam!


   
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 geoo
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You should be asking him for a "friendly discount".

I, barely get a friendly discount. :lol: I wanna jam.. you guys all need to move down here. Better jobs, better women, better music, less traffic...... well ok.. there is less traffic.

Geoo

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell (Scottish classical Guitarist. b.1942)


   
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(@smokindog)
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You should be asking him for a "friendly discount".

I, barely get a friendly discount. :lol: I wanna jam.. you guys all need to move down here. Better jobs, better women, better music, less traffic...... well ok.. there is less traffic.

Geoo

There is always a hospital with sick people :P

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(@nicktorres)
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Well cnev, if you are going through the Washington area, let me know.


   
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(@teleplayer324)
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just wondering but teleplayer, geoo what do you guys do for a living that gives you such bad hours?

my dad used to work from 4pm-12am for several years and I would never see him, only on the weekends because we'd be asleep by the time he came home.
I work for Ibm doing computer support, I have been training new employees to work on the european help desk for one of the acct.s we service and now I have to supervise them for a month. Since europe is 7 hours ahead of us I get the lovely shift of 11:30p to 8a for the next month.

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

New Band site http://www.myspace.com/guidedbymonkeys


   
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(@sapho)
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I'm up because this pain in my arm and wrist is killing me. I played a full barre chord song (Beautiful sung by Christine Aguilera) and right afterwards my wrist just felt 'broken.' But it's not broken because it's not swollen. It even hurts to type this. It's the weirdest feeling. I expect the doctors will just tell me to stop using it for awhile and not be able to treat it. I've rubbed the RubA535 - Antiphlogistine - into it but the relief is only temporary. My guitar playing is definitely out of the question until this clears up. Monday I'm going to a chiropractor-homeopathic-naturopathic practitioner so I hope it'll be cleared up after that. I took Bextra before when it happened but that drug is now off the market for causing heart failures. Bloody doctors what do they know anyway?
Pray a guitar players' prayer for me tonight will ya? I need it.

Portamento - The ability to move from a wrong note to the right one without anyone noticing the original mistake.
Harmonics - The buzzing sound that string instruments make.
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(@smokindog)
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Hey, I had a uncle who worked for IBM back when thay were still using vacuum tubes :D You don't look like the IBM type at all :lol: --the dog

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