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  1. #27249
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    OK don't get me started on this issues.
    Guys taking 12 hours to do a 6 to 8 hour job, milking it. GET OFF THE PHONE OR I-PAD AND unless it is related to work. If your waiting then, clean your van, check the fluids, do and recheck your paper work. If you want to be on the phone or I pad then be checking with your next or next few customer(s). Make some call on parts and Pricing you need or might need call and try to generate sells .......... If the Job is bid for 40 hours and you know you can do it in 20 then DON"T milk it. If your milking it or just being lazy all or most of the time them your stealing. If it was your company would you be OK with your guys doing this to you???? If you want me to work hard pay me more, Why you just said you have no work ethic.

    OK I'm done.
    I agree, Bret.

    Of course, there are some bosses that inadvertently TRAIN their guys to milk a job, when they assign a job that could be done in four hours by any reasonable tech, and then they assign it to a tech as his full day's work. I'm a guy that likes to fly though the day on afterburners, getting 10 hours work done in 8, but there has to be that work being assigned. For example, I was assigned NOTHING today, which is why I may have to move out to KC and work with Frank. He works for a great Co and has a great boss, and I've talked to that boss on the phone. Right now, I'm assembling recommendations from some clients for him. So, I do agree with being irritated when guys "dog" a job, especially when I have to take up their slack!!

    By the way, if this is a fuzzy brain day, let me tell you that it does not show in your post. I had no trouble getting it.

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  2. #27250
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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    2 Tim 3:16-17

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  3. #27251
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  4. #27252
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    'Afternoon Bret and everyone. About to head out and go shootin'.. Some troubleshooting with the optics that I use on the SKS and also showing the facilities to a prospective member. Hoping to have a lane or two open, even though I'm betting it'll be crazy busy today.

  5. #27253
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    Took the crew to the "dirt mall" today, our affectionate name for the local Friday flea market.

    Not a bad place to go and "people watch" look for tool bargains and just get out and stretch the legs after winter.

  6. #27254
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Took the crew to the "dirt mall" today, our affectionate name for the local Friday flea market.

    Not a bad place to go and "people watch" look for tool bargains and just get out and stretch the legs after winter.
    Find anything good
    If you help others then you are a Success

  7. #27255
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    afternoon all
    If you help others then you are a Success

  8. #27256
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Find anything good
    Not really.

    The oldest boy and I bought cheap pocket knives, the younger one bought a cheap fedora and has been "rocking" it all day.

    We don't go to buy stuff, just to hang out. Family time.

  9. #27257
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone.

    Spent yesterday working my way through 16 hours of CEU info to renew my flight instructor certificates. It's a task I take on every two years. I worked too hard and spent waaaay too much money to let it lapse.

    Nothing yet on the CM test. They must have taken off for Easter at RSES....
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  10. #27258
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    ATVs tuned up and ready to ride.

    Took a short ride down the powerlines last night and ran into an idiot who had buried his truck to the bumpers in the mud.

    When we got back to the house, I loaded up a come-along and some straps and chains to go and help them out, but they'd already managed to get themselves dug out.

    Maybe taking a bigger ride today.

  11. #27259
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    ATVs tuned up and ready to ride.

    Took a short ride down the powerlines last night and ran into an idiot who had buried his truck to the bumpers in the mud.

    When we got back to the house, I loaded up a come-along and some straps and chains to go and help them out, but they'd already managed to get themselves dug out.

    Maybe taking a bigger ride today.
    I took mine out yesterday with the kid, was out on the trails covered in snow and the motor locked up, no warnings just clacked for a second then stalled. I fired it back up and it then locked up after a second.

  12. #27260
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post

    I took mine out yesterday with the kid, was out on the trails covered in snow and the motor locked up, no warnings just clacked for a second then stalled. I fired it back up and it then locked up after a second.
    Ugh!!!

    Been wrestling with carb trouble with mine.

    I'll be the first to admit that I'm no engine mechanic, so I'm not tearing it out and trying to clean it. I'll pay someone first.

    A friend suggested SeaFoam to clean it up. I mixed a half-pint of SeaFoam into about a gallon of gasoline, drained the tank and ran it on that for about a half-hour, occasionally revving the engine up

    I wasn't very confident that it would work, but it did. Engine runs like a champ, now.

  13. #27261
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    Seafoam is some great stuff, I have had success with It but I also have been working on motors since 12 or so. I will usually get into them but if it's a 4 stroke I get the parts and bring it to my brother, I have rebuilt them but he is a mechanic so I let him deal with it. I'm going to tear mine down, I'm kind of hoping the starter broke and locked it up because It will turn over some and still feels like it has compression. I was planning a ride today to which sucks.

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