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Taylor Lambert    Posted 01-16-2004 at 18:42:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well this morning at 6:30 I get to work and notice the truck Im supposed to drive has set in the same spot a week.all the dumpsters are full most of them with concrete and dirt which over loads them. I tell the 4 bosses whats goin on that i passed my test and need to know where to set the new dumpsters the other landfill till we get our permitt and a few other things. 7AM its light enough to get started and the truck has flats on 2 new tires on 2 axles no compressoer on site. I drive to the shop they got them in providing the tires even though unseated wont rub the good tires and ruin them. I go five miles get the tires fixed after spending 3 hours hunting the mechanic to get power steering fluid and rear end grease. I get the lightest dumpster and it takes 20 minutes manuvering the truck to get the bed strated and get the dumpster up. I get out on the road and have a 10 miloe trip planned out the highway has an intersection thats a curve where Ridge road meets HWY 23 The trucks second gear shift keeps jumping out of gear. than at the stop sign I need to stop at i have no acceleration and alot of ginding jumping and popping sio I clutch it and cost over to an abandoned fruit stand. I got to walke about 3/4's of a mile through Scenic Red Bay untill a friend stopped with his lime truck.
I talk to on of my bosses and FInally Get to meet my real boss Bob Tiffin who owns Allegro Motor Homes. He wasnt mad tol me not to worry and asked if it was out of the road. This man is a Pedal car Gas pump collecting dude. He had his office lined with old toys cars and the whole lot. He drove me to the mechanics offsite location in his personal car. It was funny to meet a boss that has his money that wasnt even agry that the truck he now owns was Sittin on the side of the road with a stripped differential. Another thing I noticed is he parks his car out in the lot with the rest of the workers instead of in the fron space. I recon it did turn out to be a good day after all mettin my boss and all.

deadcarp    Posted 01-17-2004 at 06:41:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
good thing to shake them down like that taylor - every breakdown's one less headache for next week :)

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