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  1. LB log - 2015 Week 21

    Sorry to be brief, but company is over. On that subject, we just returned from having seen the second Avengers movie. I really don't think I need to see another superhero movie for at least five years. They simply don't do much of anything for me.

    I did start my new route this week, and ran it solo for the first time today. It went well. My days are now 13 hours at minimum, but the pay should compensate (at least, if it is as much as has been intimated by other people). We shall see ...
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  2. LB log - 2015 Week 20

    If everything starts next week as it is set today, I have worked my last day as the driver for Route 68. At worst, I'll opt to become a fill-in person who migrates to routes when necessity dictates - doing this will give me a pay increase, and if past trends hold true, it could result in me frequently performing my old route (only earning more money to do so) as the new drivers go in and out of the revolving door. After working with my intended replacement throughout this week, I more think it's ...
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  3. LB log - 2015 Week 19

    I've had a new driver assigned to ride with me this week so that he can learn the present route I have on the job. Without getting too specific about it, my general feeling is that if he does receive the route, he won't want to keep it for long. Out of the five day there were two absences, and more than a few questionable choices in driving and physical labor. Considering this in combination with a few comments he's had about the work which the route requires and the pay to be earned for doing it, ...
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  4. LB log - 2015 Week 18

    For the fourth time in the past three weeks, I had a liftgate issue which caused my day to be extended for several hours, and in this case I didn't even have the option to drive away and switch the malfunctioning trailer. It was the heavier day of the week (still not as bad as in winter) and I take care of the first two stops without issue. I get to the third and make one trip up and down with the gate. I return to get the rest, and the gate is totally unresponsive. Move the switch up and down and ...
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  5. LB log - 2015 Week 17

    Another week on the job where at least one day of it had an incident with my liftgate dying out in the middle of the route. This time it happened at the exact same point in the course of the route as happened with the first of two incidents last week. To cap it off, when I went underneath the trailer to open the battery box and reset the power supply, I ripped my pants as I crawled around there. Good thing I wear a legging layer underneath. Despite that and a bit of rain to deal with today, the ...
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  6. LB log - 2015 Week 16

    In the course of my job route I go past a fire station. It's on a major street and near an intersection (to its west), and there are stop lights both at said intersection as well as to its immediate east, which effectively marks the border of the area in which there are to be no cars stopped in order for the fire trucks to actually leave when needed. To further reinforce this point, the entire area of street which meets the opening to the station is marked with large diagonal white stripes. Pop ...
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  7. LB log - 2015 Week 15

    The new elliptical machine which was set to be delivered this coming Monday has actually arrived. Today. It's in the garage right now. The next thing I need to do is find the time and motivation to assemble it - it will come, but how soon.

    Dear Japanese Pop Song artists - please stop using the word "homie" in your lyrics. Please. There's two instances where I've heard this in the course of listening to my radio recordings, and while any incidental English use tends to glaringly ...
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  8. LB log - 2015 Week 14

    The entire obstacle in my way of logging into the MeF system using the newest A2A client was a setting in a small configuration file which set a location for logs to be generated. It had a predetermined location and name which didn't exist on my PC, therefore the client would crash. That's it. Now I get to see when I can even get to getting a batch of proper test returns to transmit.

    With April 15 rushing forward and no foreseeable way that my delivery work hours will decrease, I ...
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  9. LB log - 2015 Week 13

    Finally got the ball rolling with the IRS MeF submission process only to have it be stopped at the login with the new program. I allowed a week for them to evaluate the situation after telling them all that I could think to be relevant, including what reference I looked up in their documentation to show that I at least made an attempt to read their literature and not come knocking on their door at the first sight of a problem. The week passed without further response after their timely replies on ...
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  10. LB log - 2015 Week 12

    My main clients are taken care of now for this year. Good. The IRS package has come in, and I have precious little time available to get that installed, get the test returns verified, get the IRS questionnaire sent to me and submitted, have the test returns be approved - all for the main and possibly sole purpose of filing my own return. Having that be the use doesn't bother me, though. It needs to be done and I need to do it.

    Delivery work continued to be pretty dumb this week. Another ...
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  11. LB log - 2015 Week 11

    The weather may be nicer but the work situation hasn't exactly improved in the course of this week at least. Two of the five days had my first stop get massive orders, the second of which came without warning and required two hours of labor to handle. The tractor which I had been using consistently for at least a month was suddenly assigned to someone else in the middle of the week, and the mere process of finding a replacement took twenty minutes to do. The cardboard box containers which were normally ...
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  12. LB log - 2015 Week 10

    There was one more stressful day in the week. The rapid change from warmer weather to cold probably caused some moisture and humidity to freeze within some air brake chambers, and assuming that is the case I got to experience the consequences first hand. I get to work, hook up to the trailer, load it up, and leave - but in the process of doing so I notice that it takes the tractor a lot more time to actually move from a full stop and that the cab itself vibrates much more noticeably as this happens. ...
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  13. LB log - 2015 Week 09

    Looks like I forgot to post this on time. It was a long week last week, and today's run for Monday wasn't much better. Ask me to try a new turn, I give you a trailer rim bent so badly it needs to be cut off with a blowtorch. I can't win.

    No arcade visit last weekend, and I didn't even bother sitting down to this PC until earlier Monday afternoon. You'll have to forgive me for not taking the time to say more at the moment.

    Lunar Beat. Extra Mode. Double play. "@" ...
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  14. LB log - 2015 Week 08

    There were two prevailing themes to this week's work days. The first half of the week was National Engine and Transmission Return Week, as I combined to bring about fifty of them back to the hub on the first two days. At least I was fortunate enough to have the proper pallet jacks with me on both days, and there's no new snow to worry about here, so I was able to handle the work with little issue beyond the extra time required to do so. The rest of the week had me start out an hour late basically ...
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  15. LB log - 2015 Week 07

    The most noteworthy thing to report from this week, at least in respect of my job, is that I had basically nothing noteworthy befall upon me within it. No breakdowns, no injuries or sprains or other health complaints, no new snow to deal with, no getting out from the hub an hour late to start my day, no wide searches for pallet jacks before leaving and having to deal with a half functioning jack through the day. For five days, the routine was actually routine.

    I'm at Form 1040 SS ...
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