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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Have you done something nice for yourself lately?

    I hope you did. Tell us about it.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    are you sure?
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    got myself some new golf clubs, wife doesn't know yet.
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    Bought a few movies after my (first and longest) 145 miles ride on Sunday. Nothing too special, just a few on the $10 rack at Duane Reade.

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    Yes indeedy. Purchased a set of Cane Creek track wheels:
    http://www.canecreek.com/images/zoom...rk-Tube_R.html

    then purchased two Continental Podium slick tyres and glued them on reeeel good.
    slapped on a 15 tooth cog and proceeded to harass the local motorists.

    Had to pull off the slicks tho cause at 60 USD a pop they are best suited for clean
    track surfaces and not local roadways..
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I've decided not to stress out over work anymore.

    It's not that I don't care, it's just that lately they've cut back so much on the labor (we are minus four people) that we are struggling and RUSHING to do things. It's becoming to where we are taking shortcuts to get things done and that's not right. It's also dangerous since we work with heavy machinery.

    So I decided to just do the best I can, safely - and if it doesn't get done, it doesn't get done. Maybe they will give us more help. They know the quality of my work so they can't say that I've been fooling around. It's just plain reality. We can't get it done. Period.

    I've felt a lot less worried and stressed out because of this change in attitude.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    The more you show that they won't need the extra help the more likely they won't hire any.

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    I've been working on a brochure of every single service our shop offers, how much each costs and policies pertaining to service.

    Sure, it's mostly to benefit customers but it's also to benefit me as I won't have to answer near as many questions...I can just hand them a brochure.

    I was going for a simple look, all black and white for low cost and simplicity, sort of like a taqueria menu...so far it looks pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I've been working on a brochure of every single service our shop offers, how much each costs and policies pertaining to service.

    Sure, it's mostly to benefit customers but it's also to benefit me as I won't have to answer near as many questions...I can just hand them a brochure.

    I was going for a simple look, all black and white for low cost and simplicity, sort of like a taqueria menu...so far it looks pretty cool.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I've been working on a brochure of every single service our shop offers, how much each costs and policies pertaining to service.

    Sure, it's mostly to benefit customers but it's also to benefit me as I won't have to answer near as many questions...I can just hand them a brochure.

    I was going for a simple look, all black and white for low cost and simplicity, sort of like a taqueria menu...so far it looks pretty cool.
    Sounds like you created a solution that could replace you. I tend to create problems at work that only I can fix. I'm a hero.
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    Sounds like you created a solution that could replace you. I tend to create problems at work that only I can fix. I'm a hero.
    Naw, someone still has to perform the work...now it's just less of my time taken up answering questions like, (Customer watching me working on a bike in front of a wall of bike tools)"Do you work on bikes?"
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Naw, someone still has to perform the work...now it's just less of my time taken up answering questions like, (Customer watching me working on a bike in front of a wall of bike tools)"Do you work on bikes?"

    This is why *******s were invented. If you take the time to get a *****, the customer has more time to dodge.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    It's also dangerous since we work with heavy machinery.
    Reach Trucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Naw, someone still has to perform the work...now it's just less of my time taken up answering questions like, (Customer watching me working on a bike in front of a wall of bike tools)"Do you work on bikes?"
    No, wish I did. I'm an engineer for a telephone company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formula4 View Post
    Reach Trucks?
    Yes.
    And them some.

    I'm not your typical gal.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    No, wish I did. I'm an engineer for a telephone company.
    Oh, so you are the guy that rings the bell? Do they ever let blow the whistle?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Yeah. I've decided not to stress out about the running races I do, but enjoy them, and not freak out over how much I train, as long as I train enough to finish respectably.

    Oh, and I got divorced from the b!tch that ruined my life for the better part of a decade.
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    Regarding the OP querry: You mean besides taking my health seriously in my middle years by frequently riding my bike on challenging rides, losing 10 lbs, lowering my resting heart rate by 10 bpm in less than a year and rocking up my legs to the point where I get compliments from strangers? I can't think of anything nicer, with the possible exception that I bought a new bike 2 months ago. That was really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I've decided not to stress out over work anymore.

    It's not that I don't care, it's just that lately they've cut back so much on the labor (we are minus four people) that we are struggling and RUSHING to do things. It's becoming to where we are taking shortcuts to get things done and that's not right. It's also dangerous since we work with heavy machinery.

    So I decided to just do the best I can, safely - and if it doesn't get done, it doesn't get done. Maybe they will give us more help. They know the quality of my work so they can't say that I've been fooling around. It's just plain reality. We can't get it done. Period.

    I've felt a lot less worried and stressed out because of this change in attitude.
    Good for you!
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Oh, so you are the guy that rings the bell? Do they ever let blow the whistle?
    I make the phones ring and sometimes I keep them from ringing.
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

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    I had ice cream... oh and spent $700 on parts for my road bike

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    I thought about getting a wireless SRM and Garmin 705. Then smacked myself back into reality.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I've decided not to stress out over work anymore.

    It's not that I don't care, it's just that lately they've cut back so much on the labor (we are minus four people) that we are struggling and RUSHING to do things. It's becoming to where we are taking shortcuts to get things done and that's not right. It's also dangerous since we work with heavy machinery.
    Gotta do what you gotta do. Sometimes not stressing out over work in that type of environment can be hard, I've been there.
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    New tires for my bike.

    New tires for my car.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    I got this with the proceeds of flipping/selling bicycle stuff.

    The search for inner peace continues...

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