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fr33manator
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Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?

Read books? I read one tonight. I probably should read more.
How did y'all pass the long and interminable hours in past?
And what would y'all do if all of a sudden they were verboten?


Hazelnut
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Play tetris and snake on our phones. Those were the days.


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SW2SCLA
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on the night shift
Member since Feb 2009
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Study or read books of my choosing. I have a smartphone and still spend plenty of nights with it staying in my pocket


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loyalauron
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Atlanta
Member since Nov 2012
1325 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
This is a serious question from a 19 y/o who is a student and has only worked one job, my current job, a retail job.

Are there seriously jobs out there where you get paid to sit around? You are here at work?

Not being sarcastic or whatever. That's crazy.


LordSnow
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Round Rock (Finally)
Member since May 2011
3493 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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Are there seriously jobs out there where you get paid to sit around?


I get paid 150k, mostly tax free,for sitting around surfing the web and watching tv 80% of the time.

Night shift is the bomb


LSUIEGRAD13
Member since Jan 2011
3939 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
loya....most plant jobs have times(mostly nights) where you get to have hours of free time. It sounds great to everyone, EXCEPT the people who have done it. You are not suppose to sleep(tho we all do). I only work shift work when school is out so I don't know the long haul answer.


Microtiger
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Ames, Iowa
Member since Nov 2010
550 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Why are people suddenly using verboten all over the place as an English word? It's a German word I learned in my third year of it but until last year had never heard anyone use it in English. Now it's EVERYWHERE. Some pop culture reference I'm missing?


MikeD
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
1798 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
You could study the unit operation, trace line and have training sessions with older operators.


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lsut2005
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2009
1919 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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I get paid 150k, mostly tax free,for sitting around surfing the web and watching tv 80% of the time.


Please explain more.......this is crazy and I don't believe you.
This post was edited on 12/4 at 10:58 pm


ArRazElle
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Member since Sep 2012
3862 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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Read books? I read one tonight. I probably should read more

What book did you read?


LordSnow
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Member since May 2011
3493 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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Please explain more.......this is crazy and I don't believe you


I work as a contractor for the US Military

Here:

Image: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/maps/newmaps/af-map.gif


fr33manator
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Member since Oct 2010
54385 posts
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
I've used Verboten forever.
I don't follow pop culture.
Of course, I use a lot of words most people don't, so...


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fr33manator
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
The instant experts guide to single malt scotch


ArRazElle
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Member since Sep 2012
3862 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Oh, I assumed it was something a little deeper or more adventurous.


FLBooGoTigs1
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jacksonville, FL.
Member since Jan 2008
30001 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
You stop making fun of 33's choice of reading material. He is transitioning and Scotch makes it easier




foshizzle
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Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
32127 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
quote:

I get paid 150k, mostly tax free,for sitting around surfing the web and watching tv 80% of the time.

Night shift is the bomb


quote:

LSU Fan
Afghanistan


Well, that explains things.


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FLBooGoTigs1
LSU Fan
jacksonville, FL.
Member since Jan 2008
30001 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
For my answer to the OP. I used to sleep a lot more than I was supposed too.


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ArRazElle
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2012
3862 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?

Wasn't making fun. Just expected something a bit different.


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lsut2005
SMU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2009
1919 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
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I work as a contractor for the US Military


That's pretty sweet.


reverendotis
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2007
1669 posts

re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?
Build stuff in the shop.

Many a BBQ pit, trailer, whatever else built at night.


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