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  1. I lived in Houston for 12 years. I absolutely LOVE that weather, and the people. I really do miss it. One of my favorite moments, was when I moved back up north, I took my dogs out to the ponds around here to go swimming, and the first winter, My chow went galloping out the door of my truck, and hit the frozen pond! ROFLMAO! She had never seen snow or anything, she was all sprawled out on four legs with a look on her face that asked what the HELL is THIS? lol., while she was circleing and sliding. Texas people are the best. They believe in what they say, and they don't bullshit you. They believe in America. They don't fuck around. They are tight knit. I really miss that. You don't find that anywhere else.
  2. WTF? Thank god I don't own a tv or rent movies. Who the Fuck is portraying who the fuck again? lol. And I should care because WHY? lol. Enjoy your life.
  3. Lindsay Lohan all over again. And it IS a shame, she was such a beautiful girl. She looked like a young Ann Margret.
  4. My male, fixed, is mostly an inside dog. He has what one would call anxiety seperation issues, lol. He is not a biter, or aggressive, but will bark and look extremely stupid. he wags his head back and forth, his toungue hangs out, and spittle flies everywhere, plus his eyes roll around in his sockets, lol. He looks completely retarded when wound up. But for the most part he is a competent dog. He only acts this way under duress, such as going to the vet. The vet said that he was highly disruptive, and aggressive when they tried to put him in a cage, and that he was an annoyance to the other animals, lol. He was a castaway that the people that owned him didn't feed him, or water him or shelter him. The only water he got in the winter was when he ate snow. He is a good dog, but kinda fucking goofy sometimes. He gets along fine with my other two dogs. He is fine at home, with good loving and hugs.. Why the hell do people have animals if they don't want to take care of them?
  5. Unfortunatley, she will reap far more money doing this. Her actions create buzz. I hope your little girls weren't watching. Seemed that Will Smith and his family were appalled.
  6. Vet called back about an hour later and requested me to come get my dog, lol. Apparently he was aggresive trying to get in a cage and extremely disruptive and disturbing to the other animals. He had a stomach disorder- was clogged up, and whatever. High fever and totally lethargic, couldn't even move at home. I wasn't going to be able to be around him, so I insisted that they keep him for observation for a day or two. He is fine while he is at home. Man, he did NOT like being locked up. They kept him in a room meant for examinations, away from the other animals.He does not act this way at home. If every human acted this way, DHS would not have a chance! lol. I picked him up this morning, and thankfully he appears to be fine. He is really a loving animal. He must have went ballistic. They didn't want him at all. lol. He is a fine well mannered dog at home. (most times) Lesson to be learned here? lol.
  7. It would totally suck to be in your shoes, Indy. I feel for you in today's job climate. I really, sincerely hope that you find something soon, that you enjoy doing. And that pays the bills.
  8. I will gladly take your job. Any job at this point. Not too many people have sympathy for someone whining how he used to have the easiest job in the world making big bucks, and now he doesnt. Truckers have been dealing with cameras for years. Many others here as well. Maybe you should blame the unions that support the politicians and judges that created this litigious society? Piss in a can on the job under the camera. It's not always the "easiest job in the world". it is difficult when people decide to commit suicide, and the best way they can conjur up is to jump in front of a train. it happens more often than you think. There is nothing that you can do, except to watch in horror. Yeah, that will be fun when the camera captures that moment, and YES, it has happened to me. Can't wait to see my reaction on a YouTube vid. There are other contributing factors that discern it from the "easiest job in the world". The easiest job in the world belongs to a guy around here, that dug up a worthless piece of property he bought that everybody laughed at him buying it for,, and sold the gravel to the State for their Interstae I-80 resurfacing project. he is now a millionaire. From gravel. Those same people aren't laughing at him anymore. Tampering with a safety device. it's been in the rules for awhile. Automatic dismissal.
  9. Big John expressed my views very eloquently, in a way that I wasn't able. yes, we have cameras all around our work place, much like there are cameras everywhere I go in my everyday activities. It's completely different to have a stationary camera record you going out and about, doing your normal everyday activities, to one that focuses on you and only you for up to 12 hours at a time in a situation where you are not allowed to come and go as you please, in your normal workday activities. I'm stuck in my chair, and there is not a thing I can do about it. I don't use my cell phone, as I stated we can't even have it on. Period. Yes, they can check to see if it is even on. Potential $10,000 federal fine if it is on. Company is not liable for that fine. When I go to work, I don't "fuck off". I strive to do my duties to the best of my abilities. No bullshit. I really do. I appreciate my job. I love what I do. I am not "whining". This job was the last "free" or "feeling of freedom" job left in the Country. I don't see how some correlate that into a chance to "fuck off"? Maybe that says a lot about your character. This just seems oppressive, overreaching, and intrusive. I'm on call 24/7. Sometimes, at 3 in the morning on a long run, a smoke is the only way to stay awake. I've been on this gig for over 20 years. I have no fears of being caught "fucking off". I don't engage in that type of activity. Big John hit the nail on the head. I've lost a lot of b-days, nephew football games, time with family, Holidays, also. It goes with the territory. As far as not getting breaks, well, we don't even get sick days. Unless it's long term, you use your vacation or personal days (we don't get holidays or weekends either). The policy is simple and effective. You don't work - you don't get paid. I'm not whining about all that. I'm whining about the fucking cameras, like after 20 fucking years, all of a sudden I am not to be trusted to do the right thing. It's fucking demeaning and demoralizing. Yeah, the butthurt is strong, lol.
  10. This used to be the ULTIMATE job! You were out on your own, running through some of the most beautiful areas of the Country. Simply astounding! Seeing the Country change through the seasons, all the wildlife. It was a sense of being truly free. Out in the most desolate places. God, you couldn't ask for anything better. It is a beautiful and spectacular run. I can't convey how cool it is. Leave it to man, to screw it all up by making you nervous and apprehensive - Knowing that you are being watched every second of your life. Some people can suck the joy out of anything. I used to love my job. Now I fucking hate it. I used to take pride in doing my job to the best of my ability. Now I fucking hate it. It's just a fucking job, now. I really hate that. No one gives anyone any compensense on doing a job to the best of their ability. Nowadays, it's all micromanage and fuck you any way they can. Just so some scum fuckiner can try to climb up the ladder. Tuesdays Gone by Lynard Skynard is the song that I always thought of while cruising my route. I just want to be left alone. Now that's all fucked up and gone. That's all.
  11. I haven't seen a dead mans switch in over 15 years. They were easy to defeat, a lot of people just put a brick that they carried on top of them. Now it is all electronic. The crew alerter replaced the dead man switch.You have to manually activate it. You can't just put a weight on it. I work out of that largest switchyard in the world! lol. Usually, they refuel in KC, and then again in NOP. That gets them to Wyoming and back. They actually use more diesel than the military. The camera thing really ticks me off. It's like they don't trust me all of a sudden after 20 years of employment. It's not like they have EVER, EVER had a problem before, but now they want to monitor every fucking thing I do. I DEEPLY resent it. I consider it an invasion of my privacy. As I said, they can remotely monitor every thing I do via GPS. WHY THIS? I'm not in a cash handling room. I'm driving a fucking train. It's not rocket science.
  12. The company already knows exactly what I do 100 percent of the time thru computer monitoring. They know every movement I make with every switch and button and lever. It is all available thru uploading on GPS units on our train. They can download it and see real time exactly what the fuck I am doing. WHY the fuck, would they want cameras pointed at me also? Jesus fucking christ. I envy the guys that are retiring now. They are getting out while the gitting is good. God DAMN IT! THIS PISSES ME OFF! MOTHER FUCKER! this pisses me off. I am a trained professional. 20 fucking years of experience. WHAT THE FUCK? I'm starting to HATE everybody. Fuck it. George Orwell had it all right - he was just off by a few years.This is all bullshit. Big Brother Is Watching You.
  13. And Chevydude, if you ever have an issue, I hope that I can share some empathy, instead of apathy.
  14. What fantasy world are you living in? The railroad is the entity that gave everyone else a 40 hour work week. I work up to 12 hours on the way to my destination, spend (legally - Federal) 10 hours in the hotel at the far end, Works out to be 16 - 20 hours lately, then up to 12 hours on the way back. I not bitching about that. I'm bitching about a fucking camera that records every fucking thing I do for up to 12 hours at a time. I work more in 2 weeks than you do all month. I put in more hours in ONE FUCKING trip, than you work all week. And you don't have a camera pointed at you all the fucking time. This is being forced from the FEDS. Ha Ha smoke breaks, Ha Ha, piss breaks, haha. You have no idea. Labor board! HAHA ROFLMAO! Excuse me, but, fuck you. It might not seem like a big deal to you, but walk a mile in my shoes. What exactly do I do? since you know my job and how much I work? edit: exactly, you dont fucking know. You chose your job, stop fucking crying like a girl or quite like everyone else has the option to do. Oh, right, the money is good you dont want to. Get the fuck over it and be happy you have a job. I am happy that I have a job. I am NOT happy that there will be a camera facing me for up to 12 hours at a time. That wasn't in the list when I signed up 20 years ago.
  15. We don't get any breaks. We haul the shit from one place to another. Sorry to be so sarcastic above, but WE DO NOT GET BREAKS. There are certian sections of track where I know there aren't any crossings, so I run down to the toilet, piss as fast as I can and run back up to the controls.That's just the way it is. By the way, there is an alerter, that if you don't acknowledge every few seconds, it will stop the train. I have to piss before it goes off. Once these cameras go into effect, I might as well stop the train, go down and piss, go off the property to smoke, then start it up again. Whole deal scenerio would be at least an hour to get the train back up to operating speed again. Yeah. You can see how long THAT will last, or my job would last. I get paid by the trip. The faster I can make it over the road, the more money I make per hour. It does me NO good to slow down progress. We are getting off track. The basis of this thread was cameras in the workplace.
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