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    Unhappy bored!!

    I am bored at my job!! I work night shift a 12 hour shift 3 to 4 days a week with 3 to 4 days off a week. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy my job I do industrial HVAC but at this location I do not fix anything! I do PM's grease pumps and motors occasionally fix something with the chillers. I get paid real well about thirty an hour to be here just in case of an emergency! But I really feel that I am losing my skills not doing anything. And I am bored!! with the mindless tasks. I would quit and go to work doing service but it seems that the money and benifits are not there! I do like my 3 and 4 day weekends that is nice cause I like to fish I guess I have to take the good with the bad just wish something would break so I can actually troubleshoot it and fix it!

    what do you guys think I should do?
    "Do not let what you can't do interfere with what you can do"

    "Do what you can do the best that it can be done and no one will ever know what you can't do"

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    Money isn't everything... but it is a lot.

    For sure, you will give up those long weekends... maybe some dollars per hour... probably some benefits.

    You could end up trading worrying about boredom on the night shift for worrying about how long the job at XYZ company will last before the next layoff.

    Or...

    You could find the best place in the world to work.

    Ultimately it is your decision.

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    If your job is secure, I would hang on to it. The economy is not going to get better any time soon.

    Go fishing, enjoy life. Look on the bright side.

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    Find a hobby to engage your free time and challenge you.

    Enjoy your easy job. Use it as a rest time.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skorepeo View Post

    what do you guys think I should do?
    Stay where you're at and find a contractor looking for help2-3 days a week.

    Do that for a few years and bank the 2nd check in a savings account.......in 5 years you'll sitting pretty.

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    My advice is to drink heavily.
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
    -- Confucius

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    Take some classes. Apply yourself to learning your equipment inside and out, there is no reason to be bored. It's all right in front of you.

    You are in a jewel of a situation and don't know it.
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    Stay put. Economic times look to get worse than they are now.
    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
    -Abraham Lincoln

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    Quote Originally Posted by skorepeo View Post
    I am bored at my job!! I work night shift a 12 hour shift 3 to 4 days a week with 3 to 4 days off a week. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy my job I do industrial HVAC but at this location I do not fix anything! I do PM's grease pumps and motors occasionally fix something with the chillers. I get paid real well about thirty an hour to be here just in case of an emergency! But I really feel that I am losing my skills not doing anything. And I am bored!! with the mindless tasks. I would quit and go to work doing service but it seems that the money and benifits are not there! I do like my 3 and 4 day weekends that is nice cause I like to fish I guess I have to take the good with the bad just wish something would break so I can actually troubleshoot it and fix it!

    what do you guys think I should do?
    I am going too stay out of this........After reading this I want to VOMIT...
    Refrigeration...Finding the Wright Wrench to pound in the correct..Screw

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    Quote Originally Posted by cracker View Post
    I am going too stay out of this........After reading this I want to VOMIT...
    LOL!!!

    I know what you mean.

    Many would love to be bored in this way.
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    lol... I'm thinking the same thing.

    Are ya braggin' or complainin'? 30 bucks an hour @ a cake job... take the money and run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw1980 View Post
    lol... I'm thinking the same thing.

    Are ya braggin' or complainin'? 30 bucks an hour @ a cake job... take the money and run.
    And he'll tell us next that it's a womens only college that he works at!

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    Get a Wii and the golf game and practice your swing.

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