Work?

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Work?

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:06 pm

I work to live...not live to work! Thoughts?
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Re: Work?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:23 pm

Do something you enjoy and never work a day in your life.
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Re: Work?

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:28 pm

jpete wrote:Do something you enjoy and never work a day in your life.


:punk: :clap:
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Re: Work?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:30 pm

Northern Maine wrote:
jpete wrote:Do something you enjoy and never work a day in your life.


:punk: :clap:


I'll let you know when I find it. :D
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Re: Work?

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:32 pm

jpete wrote:
Northern Maine wrote:
jpete wrote:Do something you enjoy and never work a day in your life.


:punk: :clap:


I'll let you know when I find it. :D


Please do....Im in! :punk: Not in for a "dirty sanchez" though! :P
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Re: Work?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:39 pm

I think that's the name of the guy now running my old machine. :D
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Re: Work?

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:43 pm

jpete wrote:I think that's the name of the guy now running my old machine. :D
:rofl: :doh:
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Re: Work?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:52 pm

iam retired,thats a bad memory...hell i work harder now than when i had a real job...
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Re: Work?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:58 pm

ya can bet your sweet bippy on that one bb :nana:
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Re: Work?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:53 pm

I live to work but realize that is not a good thing and try to spend time with the family more often now. It is not always easy as a dog has a hard time changing its spots.

Some of the changes was because my first wife left me, in direct response to being a workaholic railroader, an industry that is more then happy to have workaholics on the roster. To give you an idea, I was out-of-state railroading for all but 7 weeks in 2004. (2) 2 week vacations and (1) 3 week vacation. The rest of the time I never saw my wife as I was out of state. After that divorce, I realized I needed to ease up on the hours worked

Another reason is physical stamina. In 2011 I was hit by extreme fatigue and it was not explainable. It was all I could do to get up, and every muscle in my body hurt. That came about from years of working all hours of the night and day, and on average getting 4 hours of sleep. Sometimes I got only 2 hours of sleep. It just built up after awhile and my body could just not stand it any more and literally shut down. I am better now, but I still feel bouts of it from time to time.

It sucks, but it is my own fault. I guess it is just the way I am hard-wired. I have had the new snowmobiles, new trucks and all that, but after the shiny paint wears off, I realize I am spending time doing nothing. What really makes me happy is when I knock something off my 10-year farm plan like making a new field out of forest, or building a new access road...something that will last 50 years or more. I am just goal oriented I guess.
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Re: Work?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Yeah Buddy, he who dies with the most toys, dies just like the rest of us. ;)
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Re: Work?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.........Northern Maine! I know someone like that in our line of work! WHAT A PITA!!!!!! This person comes in on their day(s) off and wants to know everything that's going on! We say "This place runs just fine without you..............we know how to do our job.............go spend time with your family." Man, It's frustrating sometimes! I work to live! Always working on a rotating schedule is tough on home life. I'll be darned if I go in to work on my days off! Spending time with my family, when I can, is awesome! FAMILY FIRST!!! :D
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Re: Work?

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:19 am

sterling40man wrote:Ahhhhhhhhhhh.........Northern Maine! I know someone like that in our line of work! WHAT A PITA!!!!!! This person comes in on their day(s) off and wants to know everything that's going on! We say "This place runs just fine without you..............we know how to do our job.............go spend time with your family." Man, It's frustrating sometimes! I work to live! Always working on a rotating schedule is tough on home life. I'll be darned if I go in to work on my days off! Spending time with my family, when I can, is awesome! FAMILY FIRST!!! :D


Amen Brother! We have some of those PITA's as well....bragging about the $$$ the make with extra hours and all the toys and new vehicles, etc. One of them was at me for 4 years to get a new car....I told him the one I have is just fine...he asked if I was embarrassed to be riding around in a 12 year old car...I said no and asked if he was embarrassed that he had all of these new things and never able to use them....he walked away! I would rather spend time with my boys in a 12 year old car instead of having to work "more" to have a new one! FAMILY FIRST indeed! :D
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Re: Work?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:43 am

They don't put trail hitches on hearses now do they! :D


freetown fred wrote:Yeah Buddy, he who dies with the most toys, dies just like the rest of us. ;)
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Re: Work?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:00 am

NICE :clap: toothy
NoSmoke wrote:They don't put trail hitches on hearses now do they! :D


freetown fred wrote:Yeah Buddy, he who dies with the most toys, dies just like the rest of us. ;)
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