Peaceful Work Environment



  • We moved into a new building recently. I put up with missing doors, no break room, constant outages and other random fun times while they finished moving into the building since the contractor ran over and they didn't want to rent both places at once. Fine, annoying, but whatever.

     But today, they announced they'll be installing the final piece of equipment for the next week or so...which requires drilling into concrete. There has been a jackhammer running less than 100 feet away from me all day.

    I keep trying to think of horrible things to do to them, but I can't think of anything over the sound of a f'n jackhammer going all day long.

    It's only Tuesday. :(



  • Put on a clown nose and pretend that you're Harrison Bergeron.



  • I guess the real WTF is that you can't work from home?



  • Weather's gorgeous, so take the week off.



  • Been there, done that. I worked in a place that was a renovated mill building and they were renovating the floor directly below us. Imagine, if you will, an entire summer of what sounded like constantly using a buzz saw on I-beams 6 hours a day.



  • Yes, as your tag says, Booze required, but not in the way you're thinking.

    Introduce yourself to the guys with the jackhammers.

    Invite them all out to lunch, your treat.

    Leave early to "beat the rush".  Say around ten or so.

    Buy them drinks.

    Lots and lots of high-octane drinks.

    See if you can't stretch it into a six-hour lunch hour.

    At the end of which they'll be in no position to drill holes in any concrete.



  • @da Doctah said:

    Yes, as your tag says, Booze required, but not in the way you're thinking.

    Introduce yourself to the guys with the jackhammers.

    Invite them all out to lunch, your treat.

    Leave early to "beat the rush".  Say around ten or so.

    Buy them drinks.

    Lots and lots of high-octane drinks.

    See if you can't stretch it into a six-hour lunch hour.

    At the end of which they'll be in no position to drill holes in any concrete.

     

    If you do it properly they won't be able to do any jackhammering the day after either

     



  •  What's also fun is working in a building where they're removing asbestos. This involves men in hazmat suits working in an sealed-off area ( with lower than normal pressure, so that any dust can only get in, and not out), and a very big air-pump-with filter constantly pumping air out.

     Guess whose door this very big and very loud pump was aimed at?




  • @Severity One said:

      Guess whose door this very big and very loud pump was aimed at?
     

    Do you have any enemies who might you dead?






  •  Time to complain to your boss, that you can't do your work properly?



  • @Matt Westwood said:

    Weather's gorgeous, so take the week off.

    Typical UKian thinking that vacation grows on trees.  In some places, work is serious business, and time off is a precious commodity.



  • I, too, cannot stand noise, which is why I have big headphones.



  • @keigezellig said:

     Time to complain to your boss, that you can't do your work properly?

     

    The same boss that approved said construction? I'm sure he's  doing just fine on the other side of the building behing a fire wall and his closed office door. If he can deal with it, so should we.

    And unfortunately, we're doing interfacing with equipment that can't be done from home, I'm stuck hearing the dull thud through my headphones all day.

     



  • @frits said:

    @Matt Westwood said:

    Weather's gorgeous, so take the week off.

    Typical UKian thinking that vacation grows on trees.  In some places, work is serious business, and time off is a precious commodity.

    You're just jealous. The real WTF is being proud of living in the shithole of a country you do, where you're in a working environment tantamount to slavery. I pity you poor stupid schmucks.



  • @Matt Westwood said:

    You're just jealous. The real WTF is being proud of living in the shithole of a country you do, where you're in a working environment tantamount to slavery. I pity you poor stupid schmucks.

    Fuck, which country is that? Glad I don't live there.



  • @Zylon said:

    Put on a clown nose suit and pretend that you're Harrison Tom Bergeron.

     

    FTFY



  • @Cyrus said:

    We moved into a new building recently. I put up with missing doors, no break room, constant outages and other random fun times while they finished moving into the building since the contractor ran over and they didn't want to rent both places at once. Fine, annoying, but whatever.

     But today, they announced they'll be installing the final piece of equipment for the next week or so...which requires drilling into concrete. There has been a jackhammer running less than 100 feet away from me all day.

    I keep trying to think of horrible things to do to them, but I can't think of anything over the sound of a f'n jackhammer going all day long.

    It's only Tuesday. :(

    While not a jack hammer, I've been listening to hammer drills and sawzalls on-and-off for the past year and a half. Occasionally, you'll hear the thump of material falling into the drop ceiling from the work they're doing on the roof. When they're close, the vibration really gets to you.

    How does drilling holes and cutting fix roof leaks, again?

     



  • I do a fair amount of industrial systems (along with other types that required "being in the field"). The conditions mentioned above are all pretty tame, and I would often welcome them for a change.



  • @Matt Westwood said:

    @frits said:

    @Matt Westwood said:

    Weather's gorgeous, so take the week off.

    Typical UKian thinking that vacation grows on trees.  In some places, work is serious business, and time off is a precious commodity.

    You're just jealous. The real WTF is being proud of living in the shithole of a country you do, where you're in a working environment tantamount to slavery. I pity you poor stupid schmucks.


    Mad?



  • @Power Troll said:

    @Matt Westwood said:
    @frits said:

    @Matt Westwood said:

    Weather's gorgeous, so take the week off.

    Typical UKian thinking that vacation grows on trees.  In some places, work is serious business, and time off is a precious commodity.
    You're just jealous. The real WTF is being proud of living in the shithole of a country you do, where you're in a working environment tantamount to slavery. I pity you poor stupid schmucks.
    umad, bro?
    FTFY



  • @Sutherlands said:

    @Power Troll said:

    @Matt Westwood said:
    @frits said:

    @Matt Westwood said:

    Weather's gorgeous, so take the week off.

    Typical UKian thinking that vacation grows on trees.  In some places, work is serious business, and time off is a precious commodity.
    You're just jealous. The real WTF is being proud of living in the shithole of a country you do, where you're in a working environment tantamount to slavery. I pity you poor stupid schmucks.
    FTFY

    ʎɟʇɟ





  • @Justice said:

    @Zylon said:

    Put on a clown nose suit and pretend that you're Harrison Tom Bergeron.

    FTFY

    Alas, no, you just made it worse.

     



  • @mott555 said:

    @Cyrus said:

    Filed under: Still not as bad as receiving that RMA from a dead guy, "What's this guy's problem?" "He's dead." "Oh."
     

    Is there a good story here?

     

     


    At my last job, we produced products for people involved in an activity with a reasonably high chance of death. Our product was never at fault (while I was working there), but for liability and record keeping reasons, we often got the units returned to us by the families to get the records off the unit to try and piece together what happened.

    Back when I first started the job, no one had explained this part to me. One day the office manager walked into the room with a serious look on her face, wearing latex gloves and carrying a smashed up unit. She explained to me that we needed to try and figure out what happened to the unit. Considering it looked like the unit had been hit by a truck, Iaughed and asked he managed to make it out in one piece with his unit looking like this. She replied in the calmest tone possible, "He didn't, he's dead." and all my quick wit could come up with was "Oh." I didn't make jokes about smashed units after that.

     



  • Along a similar train of thought... Years ago I worked for a company that made the electronics that went into a pacemaker. Quality was taken seriously, but there were still jokes. About a year later, one of the line-workers relatives (mother IIRC) had a heartattack and needed a pacemaker. One of the ones built around our equipment was used. It became very personal at that point [although it would obviously not have any impact on his relatives already implanted device] and there was a very significant change in attitudes.



  • @nexekho said:

    I, too, cannot stand noise, which is why I have big headphones.
     

    I was sad because I had no headphones, until I met a man who had no head.



  • @da Doctah said:

    I was sad because I had no headphones, until I met a man who had no head.

    I was sad because I had no head, until I met a man who got no head.



  •  @frits said:

    @da Doctah said:

    I was sad because I had no headphones, until I met a man who had no head.

    I was sad because I had no head, until I met a man who got no head.


     


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