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eatherbreather

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Date Signed Up:11/07/2009
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#58 - Typically 12hr shifts, the cabs are cramped, noisy, squeaky, …  [+] (3 new replies) 12/17/2014 on I love my country +1
User avatar #64 - anaphase (12/17/2014) [-]
Not surprising though. And if it's anywhere away from a main city, the pollies don't want to know (rural Vic here; "what, you want a...what? A train? Oh ok, here look, we'll give Melbourne a cricket ground!".

How's the pay, though? And how do you even get into such a niche job like that?
User avatar #67 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Saw a bit of rural Vic last year. Was in Boxwood for a coupla weeks. I saw a bit of your rail out that way. Outwardly it looks much the same as ours. Was a bit dismayed by some of the locals telling me they never bother to stop or look for trains before the drive over the crossings. Not many trains run out that way admittedly (last year a few were run for harvest apparently) but still it's not a real clever attitude to adopt.
User avatar #65 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Same problem here, railway was quietly sold off a number of years ago in an absolutely corrupt (i.e. Tender process? What tender process?) but otherwise apparently unassailable deal and allowed to decay. Pay is good, not as much as the mines up north but still good. Got into it when a mate told me there was to be traineeships going so I applied and got one of four that was going 9+years ago.
#55 - Narrow gauge grain in W.A.  [+] (5 new replies) 12/17/2014 on I love my country +1
User avatar #56 - anaphase (12/17/2014) [-]
I've always wondered about being a train driver there. How long are you driving for at any given shift? What are the cabs like, are they air-conditioned for those brutal WA summers? And how long do those things take to load/unload?

sorry, curious
User avatar #58 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Typically 12hr shifts, the cabs are cramped, noisy, squeaky, rattly piles of shit. The air con kinda works when it wants to but not on the very hottest days - it doesn't work at all then. The heaters are entirely useless in winter. Loading 52 wagons can take as little as 3 hours on a good day depending on the siding and the availability of the commodity going into them and as much as 36 hrs depending on breakdowns - train related or not. Unloading is much the same. It's a good job spoiled by crap equipment.
User avatar #64 - anaphase (12/17/2014) [-]
Not surprising though. And if it's anywhere away from a main city, the pollies don't want to know (rural Vic here; "what, you want a...what? A train? Oh ok, here look, we'll give Melbourne a cricket ground!".

How's the pay, though? And how do you even get into such a niche job like that?
User avatar #67 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Saw a bit of rural Vic last year. Was in Boxwood for a coupla weeks. I saw a bit of your rail out that way. Outwardly it looks much the same as ours. Was a bit dismayed by some of the locals telling me they never bother to stop or look for trains before the drive over the crossings. Not many trains run out that way admittedly (last year a few were run for harvest apparently) but still it's not a real clever attitude to adopt.
User avatar #65 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Same problem here, railway was quietly sold off a number of years ago in an absolutely corrupt (i.e. Tender process? What tender process?) but otherwise apparently unassailable deal and allowed to decay. Pay is good, not as much as the mines up north but still good. Got into it when a mate told me there was to be traineeships going so I applied and got one of four that was going 9+years ago.
#50 - OMG. I know this pain. I drive trains here in Aus for a living…  [+] (7 new replies) 12/17/2014 on I love my country +2
User avatar #54 - anaphase (12/17/2014) [-]
What sort of trains do you drive?
User avatar #55 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Narrow gauge grain in W.A.
User avatar #56 - anaphase (12/17/2014) [-]
I've always wondered about being a train driver there. How long are you driving for at any given shift? What are the cabs like, are they air-conditioned for those brutal WA summers? And how long do those things take to load/unload?

sorry, curious
User avatar #58 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Typically 12hr shifts, the cabs are cramped, noisy, squeaky, rattly piles of shit. The air con kinda works when it wants to but not on the very hottest days - it doesn't work at all then. The heaters are entirely useless in winter. Loading 52 wagons can take as little as 3 hours on a good day depending on the siding and the availability of the commodity going into them and as much as 36 hrs depending on breakdowns - train related or not. Unloading is much the same. It's a good job spoiled by crap equipment.
User avatar #64 - anaphase (12/17/2014) [-]
Not surprising though. And if it's anywhere away from a main city, the pollies don't want to know (rural Vic here; "what, you want a...what? A train? Oh ok, here look, we'll give Melbourne a cricket ground!".

How's the pay, though? And how do you even get into such a niche job like that?
User avatar #67 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Saw a bit of rural Vic last year. Was in Boxwood for a coupla weeks. I saw a bit of your rail out that way. Outwardly it looks much the same as ours. Was a bit dismayed by some of the locals telling me they never bother to stop or look for trains before the drive over the crossings. Not many trains run out that way admittedly (last year a few were run for harvest apparently) but still it's not a real clever attitude to adopt.
User avatar #65 - eatherbreather (12/17/2014) [-]
Same problem here, railway was quietly sold off a number of years ago in an absolutely corrupt (i.e. Tender process? What tender process?) but otherwise apparently unassailable deal and allowed to decay. Pay is good, not as much as the mines up north but still good. Got into it when a mate told me there was to be traineeships going so I applied and got one of four that was going 9+years ago.
#3 - Agreed! 12/16/2014 on Then and now 0
#1 - Would still Penny.  [+] (2 new replies) 12/16/2014 on Then and now +1
User avatar #2 - Sewallman (12/16/2014) [-]
Whole female cast of that show, holy shit.
User avatar #3 - eatherbreather (12/16/2014) [-]
Agreed!
#1 - I'd just **** her. 11/19/2014 on I'd serve and protect that... 0
#3 - I thought it was a retired/broken R2 unit in the thumbnail. 10/31/2014 on If she's horny there's no... 0
#5 - Well that escalated quickly... 10/27/2014 on Watch all of it, it will... 0
#20 - Cars? Pffffft! I have three cars, two motorbikes and two plane… 10/25/2014 on Sex 0
#71 - Maybe if this arsehole was given a fair and speedy trial, and… 10/21/2014 on (untitled) 0
#19 - That's the thing. Girls can get socks any time they want. I am… 10/21/2014 on my new socks 0
#233 - I will never have to choose any of these attributes. There are… 10/21/2014 on Dating 0
#1 - Dunno about the last one. Looks like the dog is being bit of a dick. 10/20/2014 on Dogs being buddies with... 0
#2 - He must be loaded. 10/11/2014 on average internet user 0
#2 - Maybe they measure their turds? Or use it to chop up the monst… 09/29/2014 on Well... -1
#1 - Comment deleted 09/29/2014 on Water pls 0
#3 - Employee thought to be awol since 2008 falls through ceiling.  [+] (1 new reply) 09/29/2014 on Halloween display fell over +30
#69 - John Cena (09/30/2014) [-]
Found a gif of the incident
#50 - You've gone too far this time science! 09/22/2014 on What in the name of fucks 0
#29 - Good though these are, I much prefer Chuck Norris "facts".  [+] (2 new replies) 09/11/2014 on Bruce Lee 0
#57 - John Cena (09/11/2014) [-]
>I prefer a le epic may may from ten years ago

get with the times grandpa
#53 - John Cena (09/11/2014) [-]
#9 - Pixels. You're doing them right. 09/10/2014 on Touch AV Actress's Breasts... +84
#2 - Aaaaand this is why roofies became popular.  [+] (13 new replies) 09/03/2014 on works every time +651
#130 - puut (09/04/2014) [-]
#15 - nekolacek (09/04/2014) [-]
Whats a roofie?
#150 - domlol (09/04/2014) [-]
an investment.
User avatar #38 - tisjunkisdamnfunny (09/04/2014) [-]
opposite of a floorie
#142 - obxgamer (09/04/2014) [-]
I don't understand why they call them roofies... You're more likely to wind up on the floor than the roof.
#19 - John Cena (09/04/2014) [-]
Use them to change the color of your nail polish
User avatar #25 - lukecrant (09/04/2014) [-]
That was actually a fake story. They students that made the nail polish had bad results, it didn't respond to most of the chemicals used in date rape drugs and it reacted to harmless compounds as well... So it was pretty shit.
#79 - anticitezenone (09/04/2014) [-]
User avatar #121 - sciencexplain (09/04/2014) [-]
I can confirm it was a failure. I have a friend who tested it at one of our Uni labs for his paper and he could bypass it with about 3 drugs. It doesn't react to all, only about 4 or 5. It's better than nothing, but the reaction to some compounds could cause complications. It needs engineering and modification first before it could be sold, as it could potentially result in the prosecution of innocent people who didn't actually spike drinks.
#148 - John Cena (09/04/2014) [-]
I too can confirm it is a failure. I'm groggy, my butt is sore, and all my nail polish is gone
#116 - John Cena (09/04/2014) [-]
animalnewyork.com/2014/date-rape-drug-detecting-nail-polish-wont-work/ [spoiler] [spoiler] [spoiler] Enjoy. [/spoiler] [/spoiler] [/spoiler]
#17 - xyrik (09/04/2014) [-]
date rape drug
User avatar #20 - ldnelson (09/04/2014) [-]
I think you're thinking of floories...
#8 - I'm thinking I'm gonna frozen mine until potato o'clock. 09/03/2014 on Fry Ice Cream +4
#17 - Spider got the last laugh and moved in to Garfield"s box. 09/03/2014 on Garfield feels 0
#10 - Well I thought it was a good book shop 09/02/2014 on (untitled) 0
#6 - I dunno, I heard they had all kinds of problems with these on Endor. 09/02/2014 on Safety first 0

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#2 - lollar (03/03/2015) [-]
How dare you have haaybusa as profile? 10/10
User avatar #3 to #2 - eatherbreather (03/04/2015) [-]
You kidding? That's a Honda Fatboy R2
#4 to #3 - lollar (03/04/2015) [-]
Is this some kind of twisted joke?They look identical.
User avatar #5 to #4 - eatherbreather (03/05/2015) [-]
They do look similar - mine is 2008 ZX-14.
User avatar #6 to #5 - lollar (03/05/2015) [-]
Yeah kawasaki..For a month I used to ride a ninja 250 R.Great times
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