The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:41 pm

I used to work a job where it was career limiting to just call in sick, they expected you to come in so the boss could get a look at you and then decide whether or not they'd let you go home. That always seemed ridiculous to me, but looking back it was one of many, many ridiculous things they did.

I've been teetering on the edge of a cold for the last few days, but probably managed to push myself over the edge. The weather was gray, wet, and rainy but I still went out working in it. Had to make a few more runs from old storage to new joint, and then run to the market and pick up a few things. I didn't get too soaked and was dressed warm enough, so we'll see. I'll prescribe myself a pre-emptive course of vodka just to be safe. Hopefully tomorrow's dry, my schedule's wider open so I can hopefully get more done.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Box Burner » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:45 pm

My job has paid sick days. But if you use them you are penalized for not showing up, same as if you just did not show up. They have a point system and when you reach a certain number of points you can get fired. They still don't want you to come in sick though.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Box Burner » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:51 pm

The local walmart in my hometown, has posted no overnight parking signs. Haven't seen any of the other usual RV's at any walmart that I have been to in Salt Lake lately. Have no idea where they went but I know that some are folks living in their RV just like me. Anyone know if this is just local managers or new company policy for walmart nationwide?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:10 pm

Box Burner wrote:The local walmart in my hometown, has posted no overnight parking signs. Haven't seen any of the other usual RV's at any walmart that I have been to in Salt Lake lately. Have no idea where they went but I know that some are folks living in their RV just like me. Anyone know if this is just local managers or new company policy for walmart nationwide?


did a bit of poking around the web:
While we do not offer electrical service or accommodations typically necessary for RV customers, Walmart values RV travelers and considers them among our best customers. Consequently, we do permit RV parking on our store parking lots as we are able. Permission to park is extended by individual store managers, based on availability of parking space and local laws. Please contact management in each store to ensure accommodations before parking your RV.

Found at: http://corporate.walmart.com/frequently-asked-questions
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:02 pm

Good find, Rice! I had no idea.

I didn't even think this would be something that WalMart would post a policy about.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:09 pm

Savannah wrote:Good find, Rice! I had no idea.

I didn't even think this would be something that WalMart would post a policy about.

Thanks, but all I did was look... ePlaya forces me to think, and to find the right answer when I see a question.

It seems that I am ok at using Google to find stuff ;)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Kinetik V » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:33 pm

Permission to park is extended by individual store managers, based on availability of parking space and local laws. Please contact management in each store to ensure accommodations before parking your RV.


That part of Walmart's RV policy statement is one you want to take seriously. I've seen RV's ticketed and towed more than once from a Walmart because of local restrictions.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby goathead » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:20 am

ygmir wrote:I was going through old photos and found one from the time Simon and I had to spring GH from jail.

ah, memories.........

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Seems like Da Mule and some one-legged person was involves also?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:43 am

Thumps ECM :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

When Sam Walton was alive, he encouraged RVs to park at his stores. He did not found the Good Sam club as is often claimed. However, once his kids took over, they let the stores set policy about RVs... and the answer is often NO RV parking anymore.

Truckstops, truckers always look for free parking.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:53 am

PAVE THE PLAYA!


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Roark » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:03 am

Given the surface composition, one small thermonuclear would do it. And just think of the dust reduction!

Ummm...hey. Why is everyone looking at me like that? :mrgreen:

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:09 am

i have been pushing for this for years...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:31 am

GOOD morning! 8)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:38 am

Ahhhhhh..............
These are not my fuckos.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:13 am

Ill say it again.

Fuck the flu shots.

Seriously.


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:26 am

Kinetik V wrote:
Permission to park is extended by individual store managers, based on availability of parking space and local laws. Please contact management in each store to ensure accommodations before parking your RV.

That part of Walmart's RV policy statement is one you want to take seriously...

One of the Walmarts in Reno had a no-overnight-parking policy, but if you asked the manager she'd give permission for some people, based on if she thought you'd be safe. Seems that location had 24/7 security car due to crime in the parking lot. In 2010 the driver was so thrown off by all the Burners using the lot as a staging area, he drove over a median and ripped the bottom off the transmission.

Anyone know the latest on a Nevada State overnight RV parking ban?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:27 am

FIGJAM wrote:GOOD morning! 8)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:28 am

My bad.
I see Apache Junction.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:56 am

Good Morning all
How are you today Yggy
got way better than flu shots to do that with Simon
my staging area is a view of the water leading to the GGbridge
have a good day
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:11 am

*shuffles in, makes green tea, honey, lime juice*

Thanks for the coffee, AntiM, but I'll go here today.
I do think I'm beating it, ASD, thanks.
Not feeling worse at least, and once I get moving a little, maybe better.
I guess it could even be allergies? the cedar trees are starting thier pollination, and it can be tough on me when they first start.
well, we'll see, I guess.

nice sunrise FJ! thanks for sharing.

*heads to ROS*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:25 am

Now that you mention the cedar trees Yggy I am remembering having this conversation with you before. :? Have you tried allegra? One 180 mg tab twice a day for three days then once a day until the pollen counts come down again or until you forget to take them 8) which means you are better. I love that stuff.

More :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: please thanks, it's unusually cold here today.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:37 am

Hi MDF!! I'll try it again.......thanks for reminding me. It's fexofenadine, right? I think I still have some.
ceterezine seemed to quit working.
Dang I had forgotten that conversation from last year......thanks.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:50 am

Fexofenadine, yep, got some right here. Feel better Yggy!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:25 am

*casualy strolls in*
Hi peeps.
will be a few days till I can write more, but just to let everyone know I'm alive and doing ok.
begin speculation and point out the highlights I've missed.
Belated late BirthDay AntiM. (and others)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby moonrise » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:26 am

I got my flu shot :cry: needles suck.

I swear... low cost chicken used to make chicken soup works great for getting anti-biotics BECAUSE they pump them FULL of anti-biotics.
We call that a "poor man's flu shot" up here in the high country.

Hope ya feel better Ygmir :idea: Maybe try some MORE CHICKEN! and hot boozey tea :coffee:

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:31 am

(((((((((((((((Knowmad)))))))))))))))))) 8) 8) 8)

Party in Reno this coming weekend, that's what you haven't missed yet.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:36 am

yay, knowmad!!................hope you're hangin in, and doin what you do best!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:39 am

yay! knowmads alive. i just done my tax return and wish i had done it sooner. i would be in reno this weekend if i had! still i thinks it means no stress for getting home this year, and i can start planning for next year (well saving) life is good, lets all have a glass of port. or a cheeky vimto if you fancy getting sloshed
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:04 am

knowmad wrote:...begin speculation ...

You've joined the Marines!?
Congratulations and thank you for your service. ;)



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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:21 am

Good Morning, All. Good to see you back, Knowmad.

Dress warmly, everybody! :D

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