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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by immortality, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. immortality

    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    Day 8, 2 April 2020

    Weight:113.8kg

    Slightly more productive day. Went out on the bike and clocked up a few km and some big hills and then did some light weights on the weight bench working on the shoulder. We cleaned down the eaves/trims on one side ready for painting. Spent less time worrying about work **** and finished off the day with a nice bit of steak on the BBQ, the final episode of Star Trek Picard, the new episode of Blacklist and watch a Movie with Travolta.
     
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    It costs about 100K a year to keep someone locked up so now you know why offenders get a slap on the wrist and a warning
     
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    Agreed there are so many in the world that play the "I was card" yet there are thousands if not millions who have a terrible upbringing and decide for themselves I will not be like my parents and end up forging ahead in life and make the world a better place, while prospering in what they do. It all comes down to attitude.
     
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    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    Day 9, Friday 3rd April

    Weight 113.8kg

    Did my best to ignore work problems and get on with daily life stuck at home. Went up to the local dairy and got a couple of bottles of milk. Bit of a line but people following social spacing rules etc. Broke out the paint and started on the eave/trims on the side of the house. Spent about 4 hours out there, long and boring but more productive than work ****. 2 more coats tomorrow and we'll call it good. Oven cooked chicken pieces for dinner with some mash, carrots and bacon/onion gravy followed by a couple of hours of Netfix. Much more satisfying day.

    I have noticed increased traffic the last few days and you have to start to wonder if people are taking this seriously. The people across the road all disappear for the day and the people 2 doors down also leave with all their kids and are gone for ages and I know they have relatives living around the corner. Hoping police enforcement will pick up with the clarification of the rules today and the cops given temporary powers to enforce those rules around the lock down.
     
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    Day 10, Saturday 4th April

    Weight:114kg

    Starting to sleep better, it's weird getting 8 hours sleep a night. Been almost 3 weeks since I last worked a night shift. Police chopper was overhead today for some time, interestingly he was a lot higher than usual. We live close to the Auckland international airport approach and see aircraft on a regular basis but with almost zero commercial air traffic it's allowed the chopper to maintain proper elevation as we live on an elevated part of the area and that bloody chopper doesn't or can't maintain the normal 1000ft AGL minimum altitude without getting into the controlled airspace for the airport. This new chopper is also louder than the old one which is a bit annoying.

    Did 2 more coats of paint on what I started yesterday and it looks much better however using a roller on an extended pole has really taxed my stuffed shoulder so it's a dose of painkillers this evening. Now that the back door bit is painted I can finish off installing the back door security camera which means I have all the main entrances to the house covered. Smile for the camera :)

    Did some slow cooked honey/soy marinated pork chops on the BBQ with stuffed oven baked potatoes and beans for dinner with a cookie dough and ice cream desert. The scales are going to suffer for a few days with all the nice deserts we've been having.
     
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    Night shift a buggar, some like it. Do you do rotating shifts or just all night?
     
  7. immortality

    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    I work a rotating pattern 3 on 3 off kinda. It takes ages to get back into a regular sleeping pattern after I stop working shifts.
     
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    I watched Jacinda Adern's press conference this afternoon , in which she said , " While the majority of New Zealanders are following the rules , there are some who I would charitably describe as idiots " well said Jacinda. . With just over 1000 combined confirmed and probable cases , 2 in intensive care , and only 1 death , we're doing fine .
     
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    with us its three days , then three nights , followed by three days off , I like to stay up after finishing my last night shift , and have three full days off .
     
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    With my injured shoulder I've spent about 5-6 years not sleeping so 8 hours is a rarity for me. I struggle to sleep between night shifts even now unfortunately.
     
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    I did shift work and weekends from 15 to 42. I never want to go back to it again.
     
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    I hear you guys.
    12yrs for me pay was very good sometimes I was paying more tax then mums net pay.
    That was 20yrs ago don`t miss shift work at all
     
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    Sorry to be a spoiler but if you think you will sleep any better when you retire forget it. I spent most of my life in the construction industry. Bed by 8.30 pm, up at 4.30 am and always awake before this. The only difference is that I now go for an hours walk starting between 4.30 - 5.00 am every morning unless it is raining. 7 hours sleep has always been a good nights sleep.
     
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    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    I'm the opposite, I struggle to sleep before midnight and sleep best during the early hours of the day when it is coolest.
     
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    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    Back in the day when I worked maintenance at our plant it was not uncommon to do 16-18 hour days during a shut down maintenance cycle. Then the rules changed and if you didn't have a minimum 10 break between shifts you went straight on double time when you came back in so we were limited to 14 hour days. I think my longest was just shy of 24 hours.

    Hopefully soon I'll come to the end of my shift working days.
     
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    I loved the shutdown nightshift we were on doubletime from the start so the 10hr break didn't matter worked some stupid hrs but was fun times.

    Re thread here(adelaide) on weekend I'm in isolation day 9(son returned from USA college) so not going out but seemed to be a lot of traffic around for none essential travel. My only drama is running out of paint for the house.
     
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    Don’t know what you Kiwis make of this https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12322611
    I don’t think that ScoMO was targeting NZ. Over-reaction by Jacinda, who is probably stressed out of her brain at the moment ?

    The comment was generally aimed at ‘backpackers’ who are here on work visas, and as a result of having lost their jobs are flouting the self isolation, social distancing guidelines/rules by partying and having a good time. Bondi Beach, Manly and Byron Bay are good examples.
    Perhaps they should have travelled on to NZ, and got a taste of your current situation.
    One such British (?) backpacker has been interviewed stating that Australians are jealous of them because they are just enjoying themselves by socialising and partying. Strangely, during the last week some of these young, fit, carefree, fun loving people are now showing symptoms of the virus.
    Visas are issued on the basis of the incoming tourist/worker can support themselves for 12 months from their own finances. What happens if they become a statistic and are relying on Australian funded medical treatment ?
    Pacific Islanders have already been granted a 12 month extension of their visas.

    I personally know a NZer and his British wife who have both been here for over 20 years, pay their taxes and have Medicare cards, but are not Australian citizens, (why, I don’t know ) and I doubt very much if they are going to be bundled on a plane by Border Force and sent 'home'.
     
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    Until last week, kiwi's in Aussie were not entitled to any subsidies than after more lobbying from our PM Scomo changed his mind and allowed kiwi's on 444 visas to get assistance just like we are giving full assistance to any aussie living here in NZ.
     

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