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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby sobrohusfat » Nov 19th, 2018, 10:39 pm

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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby oldtrucker » Nov 22nd, 2018, 9:45 pm

So tonight up to 30 cm forecast for the Coq. between Hope and Merritt. Spin outs, wipe outs, thrills n' spills, some injuries and perhaps some deaths if the storm is really bad.
How bad do you need your eggs n' milk tomorrow? It doesn't matter how bad it is, some have to do the trip even if it's a borderline suicide mission. I think that when the weather forecast gets to a point where we know that there will be highway closures, accidents with injuries and even deaths, unnecessary trips should be cancelled. Round trip to the coast is already 14 hours, throw in a 2 hour gong show at the hill with chaining up, idiots etc... Glad I'm not running the Coq. tonight , I hate nights like this where I know that my chances of getting killed go up by about 10000%.
I know...shut up, go find my testicles, and get my sorry whining @$$ to work.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby Queen K » Nov 22nd, 2018, 9:53 pm

When there is a dump of snow in Kelowna, morning or evening, there are still hundreds of home support workers driving through all conditions to get to their clients.

We all take a degree of risk. And yes, some have gone down embankments, or tried hiking up snow/ice driveways to get to the front door. I did this once, their drive way was so icy, so I parked and hiked up. Their loose dogs attacked me.

Yup. No danger in what I do either.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby Even Steven » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:02 pm

My job is pretty dangerous too. Papercuts hurt like nobodies' business.

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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby oldtrucker » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:07 pm

Queen K wrote:When there is a dump of snow in Kelowna, morning or evening, there are still hundreds of home support workers driving through all conditions to get to their clients.

We all take a degree of risk. And yes, some have gone down embankments, or tried hiking up snow/ice driveways to get to the front door. I did this once, their drive way was so icy, so I parked and hiked up. Their loose dogs attacked me.

Yup. No danger in what I do either.


Trade you for 1 day.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby Queen K » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:10 pm

oldtrucker wrote:
Queen K wrote:When there is a dump of snow in Kelowna, morning or evening, there are still hundreds of home support workers driving through all conditions to get to their clients.

We all take a degree of risk. And yes, some have gone down embankments, or tried hiking up snow/ice driveways to get to the front door. I did this once, their drive way was so icy, so I parked and hiked up. Their loose dogs attacked me.

Yup. No danger in what I do either.


Trade you for 1 day.


You gunna teach me how to drive a rig? :D
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby oldtrucker » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:17 pm

Queen K wrote:You gunna teach me how to drive a rig?


I'll have you rippin through a 18 speed in no time, within 5 minutes, and you will have your class 1 by the end of the day.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby dogspoiler » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:19 pm

As a Paramedic I was blessed with going to the wrecks up the connector in the worst blizzards.
I also played slip and slide on icy driveways and steps.
I was bitten by a few dogs, and several people.
Ah, the good old days.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby Queen K » Nov 22nd, 2018, 10:48 pm

And expected to pick up people as, no pun intended, dead weight, under cramped conditions in all sorts of different rooms in the house. And get them out down those same stairs. I get it.

Last year I was out at Swick, doing the side ways slide in my SUV. Got caught without snow tires, my bad.

Old Trucker, I'd love to take that lesson.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby sobrohusfat » Nov 23rd, 2018, 7:24 am

dang-it QueenK ...its a TRAP
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby oldtrucker » Nov 23rd, 2018, 10:41 am

sobrohusfat wrote:dang-it QueenK ...its a TRAP


It is.
"Drive with us"...Sure. They will say anything to get you in....the odds of getting out is bleak.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby GordonH » Nov 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am

Since I have reaction to couple of things, heights & bullets.

So dangerous jobs for me would be a steel worker & police or military
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby sobrohusfat » Nov 23rd, 2018, 9:57 pm

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Dang-it oldtrucker ...its a TRAP




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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby Queen K » Nov 24th, 2018, 7:28 am

Never bite the hand that feeds you.

If Old Trucker is teaching me rig driving, I'd better behave.
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Re: Dangerous Jobs

Postby Queen K » Nov 24th, 2018, 10:38 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/24/middleea ... index.html

Oh sure, there is the headline about the Radio host, but what about the journalist who was also shot and killed?

Journalism by nature should not be a dangerous job, as long as you are covering something completely local, like the IPE or the local council. Don't dare go any higher or indepth than that.
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