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    Hey everyone! Been locating a year in North Texas, don't love it, don't hate it...some days are good, some days are bad...but that's the name of the game, right?

    I'm currently covering about a 15 sq mile congested area doing 4-way locates...tons of fiber and other fun stuff. Went damage free for 10.5 months and slipped up, missed a 2" poly gas service...oops.

    Anyways, I look forward to being here!

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    Welcome aboard, 5000..

    I have a question for a TX worker.. do you guys get to wear those cowboy hat shaped hardhats ?
    (May you live in interesting times)

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    Oh I wish we did! Regular plain white hardhats for us though, don't even get a company logo.

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    The company I used to work for would "aquire" hard hats by keeping the loaner hats when he would visit construction sites...... come to think about it, thats how he got the safety vests and glasses as well.....

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    Welcome to the show 5000
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    welcome to the vine.....post often!!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Welcome to the Vine, 5000

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    Welcome aboard.
    I seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions.

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    Salutations
    Character is what you are in the dark. It is the things you do, when nobody can see, and nobody will ever know, that define who you are as an individual.

    "Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." Thomas Jefferson

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    Welcome aboard. Maybe if we all moved to the Bahamas to locate everyday would be a good day.

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    Thanks everyone. It's been a rough week...damages left and right (marked accurately of course, 3 gas damages, 2 phone, and 2 cable), 3 and 4 hour locates, sitting on about 50 late tickets, working with an injured wrist...man oh man.

    Glad it's the weekend...after I work tomorrow that is.

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    Welcome to dig season...wooohoooo!!!

    Just think of all that OT though!
    Character is what you are in the dark. It is the things you do, when nobody can see, and nobody will ever know, that define who you are as an individual.

    "Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." Thomas Jefferson

    Per Scientiam Vires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post
    Welcome aboard. Maybe if we all moved to the Bahamas to locate everyday would be a good day.
    Some of us would be too stoned or drunk to work. Oh well, welcome to the show.
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