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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 5:57 am

No, its not about handlebars.  Just wondering who out there is silly like Jan and I and get up at ungodly hours to go to work.  Poor Jan works over on the mainland and catches the 4:33am ferry. She gets up just after 3am to go through her morning ritual. I follow shortly after. Most of the time cause I need to go visit the "little room", and when I get up I can't be bothered going back to bed. I now work here on the island and start at around 6:30am. My decision. I could start later if I wanted. I have done my stint of mainland commuting over the years. Leaving home in the dark and getting home in the dark. Don't miss it. So that gives me heaps of time to do lots in the morning like check up on you guys n gals. Read the news. Pat the dog and so forth.
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 7:08 am

Good Morning Sir, You've probably realised by now Hammy that I like to listen to the sparrows break wind. Most days Im up at 5am sometimes 4 depending on if and where I have to travel too. If I happen to have a late start or day off ( like today, getting the TL rego'd Very Happy ) thats when I like to get on here to fill in a bit of time and catch up because my body clock alarm goes off at 5am. Ive never heard the euphemism " pat the dog ". I can just imagine you as a 15yo, " Paul, what are you doing in your bedroom?? " " Nothing Mum, Im just patting the dog, don't come in ".Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post  Dekenai on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 7:10 am

Mee too ...usually up at 0530 but this morning had a sleep in till 0600
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Post  Guest on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 7:51 am

My alarm goes off at 3.45am 6 days a week. The 7th day I don't need it Smile.

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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 8:51 am

@Jimmy the Boy wrote:Good Morning Sir, You've probably realised by now Hammy that I like to listen to the sparrows break wind. Most days Im up at 5am sometimes 4 depending on if and where I have to travel too. If I happen to have a late start or day off ( like today, getting the TL rego'd Very Happy ) thats when I like to get on here to fill in a bit of time and catch up because my body clock alarm goes off at 5am. Ive never heard the euphemism " pat the dog ". I can just imagine you as a 15yo, " Paul, what are you doing in your bedroom?? " " Nothing Mum, Im just patting the dog, don't come in ".Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post  madmax on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 10:22 am

My alarm goes off at 5.10 for me to leave for work at 5.55 but that only happens 7 days in 28. Another 7 shifts of night shifts (7pm - 7am) so don't need an alarm.
Out of the other 14 days I use an alarm for 6.30 to get my son up so he can get ready for school on school days. The few days I do get to sleep in I'm usually up by 7.30 anyway.

Its all a bit of a mess but you get use to it

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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 10:33 am

@madmax wrote:My alarm goes off at 5.10 for me to leave for work at 5.55 but that only happens 7 days in 28. Another 7 shifts of night shifts (7pm - 7am) so don't need an alarm.
Out of the other 14 days I use an alarm for 6.30 to get my son up so he can get ready for school on school days. The few days I do get to sleep in I'm usually up by 7.30 anyway.

Its all a bit of a mess but you get use to it
Did my share of shift work MM. Once worked on a huge Dam site working 12 hour shifts. The company finally decided that they would get more production with three shifts and hire a few more workers. We were in a very strong union and the boys did not take too kindly to losing money. We ended up making the same money for lease work. Win Win.
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Post  madmax on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 10:54 am

@Hammy wrote:
@madmax wrote:My alarm goes off at 5.10 for me to leave for work at 5.55 but that only happens 7 days in 28. Another 7 shifts of night shifts (7pm - 7am) so don't need an alarm.
Out of the other 14 days I use an alarm for 6.30 to get my son up so he can get ready for school on school days. The few days I do get to sleep in I'm usually up by 7.30 anyway.

Its all a bit of a mess but you get use to it
Did my share of shift work MM. Once worked on a huge Dam site working 12 hour shifts. The company finally decided that they would get more production with three shifts and hire a few more workers. We were in a very strong union and the boys did not take too kindly to losing money. We ended up making the same money for lease work. Win Win.
I've been at the same place now for nearly 26 years. We started out doing 21 x 8 hours shifts 4 crews. In the mid nineties the company wanted to change to 12 hours shifts. We get the same money, with the same number of blokes and more days off.

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Post  Kiwisteve on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 3:39 pm

I'm awake between 5 & 6 most mornings, a sleep in for me is a nice late 6:30ish.
That annoys the kids, because I've normally got Sunday bacon & eggs cooked by 8:00 Very Happy

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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 3:46 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Hammy wrote:
@madmax wrote:My alarm goes off at 5.10 for me to leave for work at 5.55 but that only happens 7 days in 28. Another 7 shifts of night shifts (7pm - 7am) so don't need an alarm.
Out of the other 14 days I use an alarm for 6.30 to get my son up so he can get ready for school on school days. The few days I do get to sleep in I'm usually up by 7.30 anyway.

Its all a bit of a mess but you get use to it
Did my share of shift work MM. Once worked on a huge Dam site working 12 hour shifts. The company finally decided that they would get more production with three shifts and hire a few more workers. We were in a very strong union and the boys did not take too kindly to losing money. We ended up making the same money for lease work. Win Win.
I've been at the same place now for nearly 26 years. We started out doing 21 x 8 hours shifts 4 crews. In the mid nineties the company wanted to change to 12 hours shifts. We get the same money, with the same number of blokes and more days off.
Your not down at Hastings are you MM?
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Post  madmax on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 6:02 pm

@Jimmy the Boy wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Hammy wrote:
@madmax wrote:My alarm goes off at 5.10 for me to leave for work at 5.55 but that only happens 7 days in 28. Another 7 shifts of night shifts (7pm - 7am) so don't need an alarm.
Out of the other 14 days I use an alarm for 6.30 to get my son up so he can get ready for school on school days. The few days I do get to sleep in I'm usually up by 7.30 anyway.

Its all a bit of a mess but you get use to it
Did my share of shift work MM. Once worked on a huge Dam site working 12 hour shifts. The company finally decided that they would get more production with three shifts and hire a few more workers. We were in a very strong union and the boys did not take too kindly to losing money. We ended up making the same money for lease work. Win Win.
I've been at the same place now for nearly 26 years. We started out doing 21 x 8 hours shifts 4 crews. In the mid nineties the company wanted to change to 12 hours shifts. We get the same money, with the same number of blokes and more days off.
Your not down at Hastings are you MM?
Yes I work at Bluescope's Westernport plant in Hastings

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Post  paul on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 6:22 pm

@Jimmy the Boy wrote:Good Morning Sir, You've probably realised by now Hammy that I like to listen to the sparrows break wind. Most days Im up at 5am sometimes 4 depending on if and where I have to travel too. If I happen to have a late start or day off ( like today, getting the TL rego'd Very Happy ) thats when I like to get on here to fill in a bit of time and catch up because my body clock alarm goes off at 5am. Ive never heard the euphemism " pat the dog ". I can just imagine you as a 15yo, " Paul, what are you doing in your bedroom?? " " Nothing Mum, Im just patting the dog, don't come in ".Laughing Laughing Laughing
I suppose it would depend on whether you had a great dane or a chihuahua as to make it worthwhile waking up early to give it a pat  Laughing
( I was always too scared to pat the dog too much , I was told it can send you blind Shocked)

 I'm actually an early " riser " , but I find a quick trip to the loo fixes that , then it's back to bed for a while .Razz

Mornings would suit me just fine if they started around mid morning Sleep  .........I'm more of a night owl  type  Laughing

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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 9:46 pm

Some of you guys have a strange understanding about "patting the dog". Ours has four legs, a tail, barks and chases cats. Very Happy
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Post  Baz on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 9:47 pm

Potatomasher should be posting up on this topic. Twice I've been on a overnighter with him and he gets up at 4 or 5am and quietly sneeks out and jumps on his bike in freezing temperatures and rides off home.

I must say I like a early morning ride too but Steve wins out on the sparrow farting witnessing.

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Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 9:52 pm

@Hammy wrote:Some of you guys have a strange understanding about "patting the dog". Ours has four legs, a tail, barks and chases cats. Very Happy
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 1:46 am

@madmax wrote:
@Jimmy the Boy wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Hammy wrote:
@madmax wrote:My alarm goes off at 5.10 for me to leave for work at 5.55 but that only happens 7 days in 28. Another 7 shifts of night shifts (7pm - 7am) so don't need an alarm.
Out of the other 14 days I use an alarm for 6.30 to get my son up so he can get ready for school on school days. The few days I do get to sleep in I'm usually up by 7.30 anyway.

Its all a bit of a mess but you get use to it
Did my share of shift work MM. Once worked on a huge Dam site working 12 hour shifts. The company finally decided that they would get more production with three shifts and hire a few more workers. We were in a very strong union and the boys did not take too kindly to losing money. We ended up making the same money for lease work. Win Win.
I've been at the same place now for nearly 26 years. We started out doing 21 x 8 hours shifts 4 crews. In the mid nineties the company wanted to change to 12 hours shifts. We get the same money, with the same number of blokes and more days off.
Your not down at Hastings are you MM?
Yes I work at Bluescope's Westernport plant in Hastings
I thought so, I could tell by your post. My Old Man worked there for 25yrs on the hot strip mill, and the last 10 years he's worked for Westernport Pipe contracting to Bluescope. My brother also worked there for 16 years until taking a redundancy 2 years ago. We've got a lot to talk about at Cowra. Smile Smile
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Post  madmax on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 3:06 am

@Jimmy the Boy wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Jimmy the Boy wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Hammy wrote:
@madmax wrote:My alarm goes off at 5.10 for me to leave for work at 5.55 but that only happens 7 days in 28. Another 7 shifts of night shifts (7pm - 7am) so don't need an alarm.
Out of the other 14 days I use an alarm for 6.30 to get my son up so he can get ready for school on school days. The few days I do get to sleep in I'm usually up by 7.30 anyway.

Its all a bit of a mess but you get use to it
Did my share of shift work MM. Once worked on a huge Dam site working 12 hour shifts. The company finally decided that they would get more production with three shifts and hire a few more workers. We were in a very strong union and the boys did not take too kindly to losing money. We ended up making the same money for lease work. Win Win.
I've been at the same place now for nearly 26 years. We started out doing 21 x 8 hours shifts 4 crews. In the mid nineties the company wanted to change to 12 hours shifts. We get the same money, with the same number of blokes and more days off.
Your not down at Hastings are you MM?
Yes I work at Bluescope's Westernport plant in Hastings
I thought so, I could tell by your post. My Old Man worked there for 25yrs on the hot strip mill, and the last 10 years he's worked for Westernport Pipe contracting to Bluescope. My brother also worked there for 16 years until taking a redundancy 2 years ago. We've got a lot to talk about at Cowra. Smile Smile
Its a small world Smile

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