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(Environmental Graffiti)   Next time you complain about how small your cubicle is or how the office copier keeps jamming, think about these guys who are paving a highway through the Himalayan Mountains using just trucks and shovels   (environmentalgraffiti.com) divider line 51
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2013-05-02 08:29:29 AM
It Puerto Rico there is a concrete path up to the top of the mountain in the rain forest.  While hiking up this path, I couldn't help but think about what a biatch it must have been to make.

It was kind of a biatch just to walk up.
 
2013-05-02 09:45:31 AM
That's pretty amazing.  I can't imagine working all day at one of those high passes on that road.
 
2013-05-02 09:49:22 AM
Subby, don't mention the copier.  Don't ever mention that copier


www.enemyplanet.com
 
2013-05-02 09:51:06 AM
Just trucks and shovels? I think I see some asphalt in there...
 
2013-05-02 09:54:37 AM
It's their own fault, with a college degree they could have found better jobs, like maybe IT ?
 
2013-05-02 09:55:48 AM
So they get to work outdoors? Luxury. I work in the sub, sub, sub-basement of a sub. The ventilation system broke three years ago and hasn't been fixed. My lunch break consists of 5 minutes in which I get to eat one lump of radioactive medical waste and wash it down with liquid nitrogen. My manager flails me for failures that are not my doing and I have to pay them 80k a year for the privilege of working here.

But Julie in Accounting and her amazingly short skirt and stilettos makes it all worth while.
 
2013-05-02 09:56:18 AM
Himalayan a hoedown indiscreet.
 
2013-05-02 09:57:00 AM
At least they are working outside in the fresh air. Well, if they move away from the acrid smoke they are in fresh air. Fresh oxygen deprived air.

OK , maybe it isn't the best place to work. Still, I give them props for doing it.
 
2013-05-02 09:58:06 AM
Hire a couple of these guys...

z.about.com
 
2013-05-02 10:00:24 AM
cig-mkr

It's their own fault, with a college degree they could have found better jobs, like maybe IT ?


And they would be working the Help Desk at MegaCorp and one day, one of them would IM the others: Remember when we worked on that highway? Gawd, I miss that. The only thing thing we had to worry about was landslides. BTW: Don't go in to the hold queue. Shelly's on hold and fuming because "adobe won't open a .ppt file' - AGAIN! Tell her to use PowerPoint and she says 'NO! I always used Adobe. All my old ppts are in Adobe and I don't want to convert!' Gawd, I miss the landslides.
 
2013-05-02 10:02:39 AM
These guys will do it quick time -
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-02 10:02:40 AM

Genju: Himalayan a hoedown indiscreet.


Shaka when the walls fell.
 
2013-05-02 10:04:16 AM
Right on, Subby.  My place of employment is a frickin' fantasy world compared to former places - and the folks here still biatch and biatch and biatch.  Most of the complainers have never worked elsewhere so they have no clue what it's like in the real world.  Folks like me who came here after 20 years or so in private industry ain't complaining a bit.

/They'd have to run me out of here with a stick if they wanted me to leave.
 
2013-05-02 10:06:58 AM
good for them.

doesn't mean I can't complain.

/ be thankful you have a job my ass
 
2013-05-02 10:10:40 AM
Those headscarves seem to be OSHA approved.
 
2013-05-02 10:12:02 AM
Have been on that road in a tiny SUV driven by a hired Indian driver, on my way back and forth between Leh and the dropoff/pickup of a 3 week medical/dental trek.

There's fear in traffic in major US cities, then there's greater fear in traffic in Delhi, with cows laying across 2 of the 6 lanes as motorized rickshaws speed by, and then there is >>>>>>>>>^10 fear when you meet the only other vehicle on that road and your tires hang off the side only a few feet away from a dropoff that is higher than most of the mountains in the United States.

/csb
//meh.  maybe not really
///was a beautiful drive, and an incredible hike
 
2013-05-02 10:15:57 AM
Aside from altitude, was it much different for those who built the U. S  interstate highways?
 
2013-05-02 10:19:47 AM
And me shlepping into work at 9:30 during spring break.
 
2013-05-02 10:20:38 AM
I know just how these guys feel.
The coffee where I work is very bitter and I always have to be the one to make more.
 
2013-05-02 10:25:31 AM
Looks brutal, but a job's a job. Enjoy the black lung.
 
2013-05-02 10:32:16 AM
Funny. I just emailed my boss biatching about our copier.

//fark the copier
 
2013-05-02 10:34:25 AM

Begoggle: I know just how these guys feel.
The coffee where I work is very bitter and I always have to be the one to make more.


folgers?
this office has a strange fixation on folgers.
i once brought a can of aldi's store brand, which was better and cheaper than folgers.
once.
 
2013-05-02 10:35:39 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Aside from altitude, was it much different for those who built the U. S  interstate highways?


I would think so.  After scooping up a few shovel-loads of asphalt, you probably have to sit there for a minute or two just breathing.  It's farking crazy how you body acts when you get above ~12,000 feet and start doing some work (taking into account your distance from the equator).
 
2013-05-02 10:43:06 AM

tennessee.hillbilly: Right on, Subby.  My place of employment is a frickin' fantasy world compared to former places - and the folks here still biatch and biatch and biatch.  Most of the complainers have never worked elsewhere so they have no clue what it's like in the real world.  Folks like me who came here after 20 years or so in private industry ain't complaining a bit.

/They'd have to run me out of here with a stick if they wanted me to leave.


That's how I can always tell who worked in a factory or other manual labor job before coming here. Every once in a while I just look at someone who is complaining and say "I spent two years in a waste treatment plant. My job occasionally included wading waste deep in sludge and picking pigeon parts out of the sludge pumps. You should try that and then tell me again how bad it is here."
 
M-G
2013-05-02 10:44:26 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Aside from altitude, was it much different for those who built the U. S  interstate highways?


Yeah, I'd say it was:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-02 10:45:20 AM
WTF India can't spend a few dollars on  masks for the workers.

/disposable labor I guess
 
2013-05-02 10:48:01 AM

justanotherfarkinfarker: WTF India can't spend a few dollars on  masks for the workers.

/disposable labor I guess


the place is overcrowded, hot, and stinky. think they care if a couple of laborers don't make it back?
 
2013-05-02 10:50:02 AM

Archie Goodwin: These guys will do it quick time -
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]


"RE-FILLIN PAPER TRAY TWO BOSS!"

"Refill the tray, Luke."

"CHECKIN THE TONER, BOSS!"

"I GOT A PC LOAD LETTER ERROR, BOSS."

"What you got there, is a failure in the rollers.  Some parts you just can't clean.  So you get the error you had here today.  Which is the way IBM wants it.  Well, IBM gets it."
 
2013-05-02 10:53:59 AM

PainInTheASP: Archie Goodwin: These guys will do it quick time -
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]

"RE-FILLIN PAPER TRAY TWO BOSS!"

"Refill the tray, Luke."

"CHECKIN THE TONER, BOSS!"

"I GOT A PC LOAD LETTER ERROR, BOSS."

"What you got there, is a failure in the rollers.  Some parts you just can't clean.  So you get the error you had here today.  Which is the way IBM wants it.  Well, IBM gets it."


clever
 
2013-05-02 10:54:29 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-02 11:00:14 AM
There are days...  This is an actual e-mail exchange I witnessed the other day.  This is an e-mail to our purchasing department regarding a copier repair as they are responsible for calling Xerox.

Good morning (purchasing),  The number 1 on the copy/fax machine is starting to wear down.  It doesn't always making the connection when we use it.
Please have someone come in and take a look at it.


The response should be enshrined somewhere but here will have to do

Good morning (complainant)
 Kinda sounds like you have a internet connection problem. If so please have I.S. check what ever they can before I place a call for Xerox to come in as the problem could very well be with our process.
 (purchasing)
 
2013-05-02 11:02:50 AM

cig-mkr: It's their own fault, with a college degree they could have found better jobs, like maybe IT ?


I don't know, I have a degree and in I.T but there are days where I WISH I'm up in the Himalayas building a bridge or a highway!!
 
2013-05-02 11:13:47 AM
Oh yeah... their crappy working conditions means you should be thankful for your less crappy or differently crappy work conditions.

Let me guess... "Now GET BACK TO WORK"... or something like that?
 
2013-05-02 11:18:45 AM

legion_of_doo: good for them.

doesn't mean I can't complain.

/ be thankful you have a job my ass


so are you saying you have a crappy-ass job, or a crappy ass-job?
 
2013-05-02 11:25:20 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
"This isn't so bad, huh? Making bucks, getting exercise, working outside."
 
2013-05-02 11:25:58 AM

I_AM_SRC: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 643x351]
"This isn't so bad, huh? Making bucks, getting exercise, working outside."


effin' a
 
2013-05-02 11:28:11 AM
I work with special ed teens and preteens.

There are many days I'd rather be doing physical labor outdoors.
 
2013-05-02 11:33:00 AM

probesport: Just trucks and shovels? I think I see some asphalt in there...


And fire! Don't forget the fire!
 
2013-05-02 11:35:34 AM

bungle_jr: PainInTheASP: Archie Goodwin: These guys will do it quick time -
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]

"RE-FILLIN PAPER TRAY TWO BOSS!"

"Refill the tray, Luke."

"CHECKIN THE TONER, BOSS!"

"I GOT A PC LOAD LETTER ERROR, BOSS."

"What you got there, is a failure in the rollers.  Some parts you just can't clean.  So you get the error you had here today.  Which is the way IBM wants it.  Well, IBM gets it."

clever


Shaking the bush, boss!
 
2013-05-02 12:00:12 PM
they should get better jobs
 
2013-05-02 12:11:05 PM
My cousin works for the Federal government, in the capitol, read this and laughed down the phone line.

"Those fools. Someday they'll learn to take money from other people instead of having to work for it." He howled like a hyena when he slammed the phone down.
 
2013-05-02 12:29:38 PM
"You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig."

cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-02 12:42:29 PM

I_AM_SRC: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 643x351]
"This isn't so bad, huh? Making bucks, getting exercise, working outside."


*shakes fist*
 
2013-05-02 12:46:53 PM
Rt. 13 in Laos. That's all that needs be said.

Crappy job story:

When I was 13, my dad lied to his boss to get around those pesky child-labor laws and got me a job as a summer construction grunt in downtown DC. The Friday after I started work they hooked up the water main, that night it burst and spent the entire weekend flooding three subterranean parking levels. By the time they had it pumped out the lowest level was knee-deep in stanky orange mud that we called "owl shiat."

For the next few months I was getting up at 4:00am, wading through that crud, and hauling bundles of conduit up 12 floors to the top deck. Unless I was rolling 1000 pound cable reels up the stairs. The first couple days I though I would die. The next couple days I *PRAYED* I would die. It got easier after a while. But it was pretty nasty. You could see the heat shimmer rolling down the parking ramp. I also learned that if you drink too much water when you're overheated you'll barf if you're lucky. If you're unlucky you'll have a brain hemorrhage.

I was dumb enough to do that every summer afterwards.

On the plus side, I think that gave me a better work ethic than I would have gotten flipping burgers, and I made $5 / hour (which was good money then) and I had a body like a young greek god (now I look more like Bacchus) so my dating life in high school was pretty good. But there's a reason I went into IT.
 
2013-05-02 01:26:36 PM

Harry Freakstorm: So they get to work outdoors? Luxury. I work in the sub, sub, sub-basement of a sub. The ventilation system broke three years ago and hasn't been fixed. My lunch break consists of 5 minutes in which I get to eat one lump of radioactive medical waste and wash it down with liquid nitrogen. My manager flails me for failures that are not my doing and I have to pay them 80k a year for the privilege of working here.

But Julie in Accounting and her amazingly short skirt and stilettos makes it all worth while.


I really hate to burst your bubble, but Julie in Accounting used to be called Julio.
 
2013-05-02 02:30:13 PM

PainInTheASP: Archie Goodwin: These guys will do it quick time -
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]

"RE-FILLIN PAPER TRAY TWO BOSS!"

"Refill the tray, Luke."

"CHECKIN THE TONER, BOSS!"

"I GOT A PC LOAD LETTER ERROR, BOSS."

"What you got there, is a failure in the rollers.  Some parts you just can't clean.  So you get the error you had here today.  Which is the way IBM wants it.  Well, IBM gets it."


*wipes away solitary tear*
That was.....beautiful
 
2013-05-02 03:22:43 PM

legion_of_doo: good for them.

doesn't mean I can't complain.

/ be thankful you have a job my ass


Exactly.
 
2013-05-02 05:30:23 PM
At 13,000 feet, my car would probably produce about 60 horsepower and suck gas like crazy. I live at 7,200 feet, but when I travel down to Phoenix or Tucson, my car feels like it's turbo-charged.
 
2013-05-02 06:57:20 PM
The Chinese need a good road to make invasion easier.
 
2013-05-02 07:44:13 PM
Pointy Tail of Satan:

The Chinese need a good road to make invasion easier.

That'd almost be humor... If you didn't know how China almost bought the nation of Laos for a few million in well-placed bribes.

China *somehow* got a sweet deal to build a high-speed railway from north to south in Laos.

First off, Laos is sparsely populated and mostly made up of agrarian villages. Even it's biggest cities aren't exactly capitals of industry.

Secondly, there's this huge mountain range running across it in the north.

If there was EVER a bad case for high-speed rail, that'd be it. So yeah, it sounds stupid on the face of it. But then you find out what else was part of the deal.

Before the railway ever got built, and regardless of whether it ever did or not, the Chinese would have a 14km "special economic zone" with preference for Chinese nationals to move in tax and immigration free on either side of the proposed railway.

In other words, they could have a million or so Chinese move in, set up shop, and more or less overwhelm a small, sparsely populated country without firing a shot. And they wouldn't even have to build the railway.

Kudos for the sheer evil genius of it all... Unfortunately someone noticed that clause. A few heads rolled for that one.
 
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