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  1. LB log - 2014 Week 44

    The time of scheduled dispatch for my route is 130 AM. Due to some kind of issues related to employee staffing at the GM Parts Service Operation center, there was a combination of larger than usual orders met with fewer people to work them. As a result, I had two days this week where I left from the hub to start my route at 4AM. Two and a half hours behind schedule. Needless to say, that translated to even more time lost by the end of the day as I had much more traffic to endure than usual.
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  2. LB log - 2014 Week 43

    I had some time to get the SIM card replaced in my phone yesterday, but it doesn't seem to have made any dramatic improvement. When I was at the store, the clerk pointed out that I had several updates yet to be installed, but I still can't update the phone system software itself yet. Searching on the error code shows no consistent answer for how it can be fixed, and that some people simply can't get past it at all.

    The test question project had me put in six hours of extra work off ...
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  3. LB log - 2014 Week 42

    To Do. Dental appointment, resolve issue on pay check for missing pre load, pay cable bill because I couldn't do so while their system was down, cancel Zipbox payments.

    I made a three hour extra route run today, and it was the first time that I had finally had a confluence of availability outside of the job as well as having the route not give me a ton of extra work on the day. The volume for the standard route was light and there was few returns. On the subject of the standard route, ...
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  4. LB log - 2014 Week 41

    Since it's clear that my current work schedule takes up enough of my time and energy that I can't indulge in the luxury of playing this game every single day, and that I've had several lapses in my daily score postings, I've resolved to do what's second best for the future in that I'll just make one post per week to collect any plays that I've accumulated in that timeframe. I've thought about doing this for a while but never really felt compelled to change anything until now.

    Listen. ...
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  5. LB log - 20141004

    Today was definitely dryer than yesterday, but unfortunately my shoes were still damp, so that didn't exactly help matters. I also came to realize that I needed to buy an extra layer of clothing to better handle the low temperature of the night. I probably would have been fine in two T shirts while working in the trailer itself, but driving in the weather with the door being unable to make a tight seal when closed was enough to make it uncomfortable for me. I guess somehow between making that walk ...
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  6. LB log - 20141003

    Wet, cold, and miserable was the start to my work day. It was bad enough that I let myself be bilked out of $50 so that I could get a hammer, crowbar, and a can of penetrating oil to liberate the lift gate pin because said items weren't available at the home base. On one hand, I could have left the items there at the end of the day and be reimbursed - but on the other hand, I may not necessarily be able to access those items the next time I need them, so I chose to eat the cost. At least once I ...
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  7. LB log - 20141002

    Can someone please tell me why my commute home was fifty minutes today? Why are there more construction projects popping up on these side streets now? Isn't that what the summer is for? At least the actual process of the route run today was fine. I even left a half hour late and still made it back at scheduled time. The new key ring helps, and I wish I would have thought of doing something like it on my first day.

    I played some songs. They were basically OK.

    Lunar Beat. ...
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  8. LB log - 20141001

    I spent the weekend on a special project which required me to do some research of tax rules and laws, and that had me revisit pages which I had seen years ago as I studied to take the SEE myself. The project organizer has been rather lenient and accommodating to my limited availability, despite my attempt to excuse myself from it beforehand after coming to realize the timeframe at stake. I hope it's all good enough for them to work with, or at very least, good enough for them to justify paying me ...
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  9. LB log - 20140926

    I've been consuming those 5 Hour Energy shots more frequently lately than ever before, and I'm quite surprised as to how effective they are. I tried it a few odd times years ago and I don't recall it having the same effect on me at any of those past times as it does now. I'm mentioning it here because I didn't feel the need to have one today, and I seem to be definitely affected by the deprivation. The last thing I need is an addiction to those things, but if that's what it takes to bring the bacon ...
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  10. LB log - 20140925

    I think two simple words accurately summarize the overall feeling that I've carried since waking up last night and still have with me at the present moment: Flare up. That's all you need to know? Yeah, I assumed as such too. Though I can at least mention that today's route run was basically as smooth as possible, without annoyances on the road or otherwise and me being back home by 1030AM. That much was very nice.

    Songs went better today than yesterday, probably for that aforementioned ...
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  11. LB log - 20140924

    Everything was fine until the third last stop. I even had a few transmissions to take aboard, and I had yet another 2AM start because of a last minute loading error correction, but I was still rolling through without issue to that point. Then it was just one stupid thing after another. I could have been back to the hub by around 9, and instead it was 1030. Again.

    Songs were mostly bad today.

    Lunar Beat. Extra Mode. Double play. "@" denotes Random chart modifier. ...
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  12. LB log - 20140923

    For the last day of work last week, I was awake at 830PM on Friday night, and once I was done and got home, I settled in for another long haul with D3 ROS and managed to stay up until midnight of Saturday. I have no idea how I managed to do that, but I do know that it fundamentally set everything else off course for the remainder of my time off. I had two teleconfrence events to attend to on the following Sunday and Monday, and I at least managed to follow through on those; though the latter of ...
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  13. LB log - 20140920

    By the time I was at the end of the route I was waiting for something bad to happen, as during the entire morning, everything actually worked out well and as intended. I had no issues with massive quantities of returns, faulty equipment, traffic delays, or any other kind of obstacle which has managed to cross my path in the past few days.

    I even had enough time to visit my parents after the shift was over.

    Songs. I never would have guessed that I would get Red by Full ...
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  14. LB log - 20140919

    The position of tandems on a trailer is so very important when using a lift gate. There were a few stops that I had no choice but to manually unload by hand rather than transport the pallets as usual because the rear was too close to the ground and the gate didn't have proper clearance to fully unfold. Making matters much worse towards the end of the day was when I attempted to find a way around some construction traffic back up and eventually wound up in a dead end and had to retrace my steps. ...
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  15. LB log - 20140918

    Frazzled. The volume was light on the day so up until the second to last stop, I actually managed to conduct the route efficiently enough that I started the day a half hour late and by that point was a half hour ahead of the intended schedule. I take three stretches of expressway over to the last stop, and right at the junction of the first two there was an accident on the other side of the road which reduced the three lanes to one. The amount of traffic backed up had a length of at least ten miles, ...
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