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1  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / I'll see your change... on: April 25, 2013, 12:32:12 PM

and raise you 20.

I am no longer a long haul trucker.  I have been offered, and accepted, a position with a local company.  We make flooring.  If you are standing on the floor, there is a good chance you are standing on a product made by my company.  Our plant makes carpet pad, the foam sheets that goes under your carpet.  My position is as Receiver, meaning I'm the guy who unloads truck trailers, reloads trailers, and keeps track of where what material is stored on our trailers, and I am the Safety Specialist.  I get to run everyone through our training programs, as well as keep all the paperwork for training and work-place accidents.  I have been with ******(company name redacted) for a month now, and am very busy.  As I type this, I am on my second trip to Dalton Georgia, carpet capitol of the world, for safety training.

On the plus side, when I am not training, I am home each night, even if all that means is "Hey, beautiful, I'm home, I'm beat, what's for dinner - Zzzzzzzz".  Average work week has been around 60 hours, since they need me in my reciever roll and driver roll to facilitate production.  If the line is working, I am working.

When you walk across your floor, be it carpet, tile or wood, whoda-thunk-it that making flooring is dangerous and even fatal.  Due to confidentiality, I can't talk about specific cases in *****(company name redacted), but there have been horrific injuries and even fatalities in this field.  Some of these plants are huge, and employ 1300 or more workers.  We toured one carpet plant in Dalton that was 35 acres under one roof.  To put that into perspective, a soccer pitch is about 1.3-1.5 acres.

As safety specialist, my job is to ensure all safety procedures are followed, and all training is current.  At Mohawk our goal is zero recordable injuries.  That means, according to OSHA, nothing that require anything more than first-aid.  So far, I have seen lots of support from management and administration for this goal, putting safety above production.  Even better, this is not just the public line, this is what is talked about in meetings in the company.

So, I am home, and learning my new job and the multiple hats I have to wear.  Trying to get caught up and actually play the game again.
2  The Rules (OOC) / Search & Excavate / Re: If you create and research a new spell... on: March 28, 2013, 05:07:46 PM
That depends on what you created and useful it is. Wink
3  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: This crazy game... on: March 08, 2013, 12:35:46 PM
Helps? 

Is mandatory.  Required, even.
4  The Rules (OOC) / Search & Excavate / Re: Sword of Being Macho (+2 CBT) on: March 06, 2013, 05:21:28 PM
It's easy.

You need to use the jymkurk spell crystal.
5  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: Happy GM's Day! on: March 04, 2013, 11:00:12 PM
I remember my best and favorite DM experience.  When I had jaw-dropped expressions around the table and heard the expression 'I cannot fisking believe you just did this to us!'  Someone with a real keyboard will know what I'm talking about and can explain.
6  The Rules (OOC) / Search & Excavate / Re: Supplement 2v3 The Underlands section 4.1.1 Religious Strength (Atheism) on: March 02, 2013, 01:08:44 PM
I imagine the Krikkit would be RS10.

*crawls out of underground*

"Yup.  It will have to go."
7  Announcements from Sardarthion Press (OOC) / General Information / Re: Announcement for Turn 21 on: February 18, 2013, 02:43:10 AM
Fez

8  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: George Lucas Sells on: February 15, 2013, 06:41:19 PM
Harrison Ford is confirmed to return as Han Solo.

"You're a smuggler?"

"Part-time."
9  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: Player Fed Rumors on: February 03, 2013, 02:21:12 PM
*cough cough cough*  Well that was unexpected.

No, that didn't work as expected at all, did it?
10  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: New Movie Thread-Django Unchained. on: February 02, 2013, 11:47:28 AM
Blacktop.

Does that count?
11  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: George Lucas Sells on: January 24, 2013, 04:42:11 PM
JJ Abrams is confirmed as director for new Star Wars film.
12  Announcements from Sardarthion Press (OOC) / General Information / Re: Announcement for Turn 21 on: January 24, 2013, 04:25:41 PM
He didn't say which year
*ducks*
13  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: Far over the Misty Mountains Cold... on: January 14, 2013, 08:07:30 AM
I did. 

I have a new appreciation for the violin.

 If I wasn't married, I'd be very much smitten.

14  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: Welcome Waalar! The Republic of Kumara. on: January 13, 2013, 09:24:34 AM
15  Out of Character (OOC) Boards / The Inn of the Sable Unicorn / Re: No Apophis on: January 11, 2013, 10:11:28 AM
They are just saying it missed to prevent world wide panic.
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