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(Break) Video Road crew breaks brick laying record previously held by the Charlotte Bobcats   (break.com) divider line 19
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2013-03-03 08:05:36 AM  
Those guys are working they're asses off. I'll bet their rich as shiat.
 
2013-03-03 09:49:04 AM  
They probably get paid by the brick much like many agricultural workers get paid by how much produce they can pick.

In one sense it's very exploitive towards the workers, but it also does reward hard work whereas if they were paid hourly, it would exploit the employer and also shortchange hard work.
 
2013-03-03 10:06:34 AM  
Wow, that was one weapons-grade dis there, subby!
 
2013-03-03 10:24:53 AM  
Looks good, but trust me, in 5 years they'll be all but crippled. You don't shift that much repetitive weight over a long period of time with your spine curved as much as it can be curved without picking up some debilitating ailments.

23 years of H&S meetings and counting
 
2013-03-03 10:38:10 AM  
They aren't a "road crew" and they aren't laying bricks.  They are forming bricks.  It's a brick factory. See all the dried bricks stacked up behind them?
 
2013-03-03 10:55:37 AM  

dognose4: They aren't a "road crew" and they aren't laying bricks.  They are forming bricks.  It's a brick factory. See all the dried bricks stacked up behind them?


I came here to say THIS.. Making bricks, not laying bricks.
 
2013-03-03 11:14:41 AM  
I'm lucky to have my current job (survey party chief and/or QAQC manager for a civil construction company in TX). I know it's important to the company and to society, I realize that I am compensated based on certain skills and qualities I have that others don't, and believe me, I am happy and proud and I TRY to be humble about it.

But I'll be damned if I don't watch a video like this and feel that I'm somehow gaming the system.
 
2013-03-03 11:30:50 AM  
Yep.  We used to work that hard here in the US.  Now we just biatch about how hard we have to work and how everyone that comes here to "work" are stealing our jobs.
 
2013-03-03 11:33:58 AM  
That's a pretty great headline
 
2013-03-03 12:30:30 PM  

LesserEvil: dognose4: They aren't a "road crew" and they aren't laying bricks.  They are forming bricks.  It's a brick factory. See all the dried bricks stacked up behind them?

I came here to say THIS.. Making bricks, not laying bricks.


I also came here to yell at subby. If that was a road it would dissolve the first time it rained.
 
2013-03-03 12:52:36 PM  
It's easy to miss the guy in the yellow hat slicing the top layer off of the brick mold - he does it with a very quick motion and I didn't even see him pick up the tool for the first few bricks.
 
2013-03-03 01:11:22 PM  
All in all it was just a brick in the road.
All in all it was all just bricks in the road.
 
2013-03-03 01:26:15 PM  
www.tragnark.com
 
2013-03-03 03:07:47 PM  

edmo: Those guys are working they're asses off. I'll bet their rich as shiat.


yea, i'm sure those pay raises will be flying off the shelf too!

in America, over the last 30 odd years, our incomes have risen along with our skyrocketing worker productivity. that's what makes our Nation so great!

NOT.
 
2013-03-03 03:08:53 PM  

Stantz: Looks good, but trust me, in 5 years they'll be all but crippled. You don't shift that much repetitive weight over a long period of time with your spine curved as much as it can be curved without picking up some debilitating ailments.

23 years of H&S meetings and counting


but if you look at it from an Owner's perspective, that is an acceptable level of loss.    snicker.
 
2013-03-03 03:51:09 PM  

gokc69: It's easy to miss the guy in the yellow hat slicing the top layer off of the brick mold - he does it with a very quick motion and I didn't even see him pick up the tool for the first few bricks.


Yeah, I noticed the "patty former" grabbing the top layer and I was wondering how it was falling off the top of the box. Then I noticed the garrote in the other guys' hand after the 8th or 9th brick.

A team like that gets into a rhythm. It almost stops being work, it's just sort of muscle-memory. Like they're doing a little dance. When a team hits that point, you increase their pay and pray they stay with you as long as possible.
 
2013-03-03 04:52:22 PM  

casual disregard: gokc69: It's easy to miss the guy in the yellow hat slicing the top layer off of the brick mold - he does it with a very quick motion and I didn't even see him pick up the tool for the first few bricks.

Yeah, I noticed the "patty former" grabbing the top layer and I was wondering how it was falling off the top of the box. Then I noticed the garrote in the other guys' hand after the 8th or 9th brick.

A team like that gets into a rhythm. It almost stops being work, it's just sort of muscle-memory. Like they're doing a little dance. When a team hits that point, you increase their pay and pray they stay with you as long as possible.


He is using a wire.
 
2013-03-03 07:39:07 PM  

me texan: Yep.  We used to work that hard here in the US.  Now we just biatch about how hard we have to work and how everyone that comes here to "work" are stealing our jobs.


Don't worry. In a few years machines will replace us in everything we do. Hell, here's one building a brick road!

To The Escape Zeppelin!: LesserEvil: dognose4: They aren't a "road crew" and they aren't laying bricks.  They are forming bricks.  It's a brick factory. See all the dried bricks stacked up behind them?

I came here to say THIS.. Making bricks, not laying bricks.

I also came here to yell at subby. If that was a road it would dissolve the first time it rained.


Subby has obviously never seen anyone building bricks, or a brick road before.
 
Xai
2013-03-04 07:11:04 AM  
It is common knowledge that the less work you do, the more you are paid.

Common knowledge is wrong.

Their are 2 factors that determine pay - replacability and productivity.

Put simply - how much work you can make others do, and how easy it is to get someone else to do the same job for less.
 
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