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Old 09-09-2005, 04:12 AM   #1
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This is what I have to deal with every damn day, twice a day, 5 days a damn week. I thought getting rid of a manual transmission and going to an automatic would reduce if not eliminate the disgust I have for traffic...yea right. This has me seriously thinking about adjusting my shop's open hours to compensate for traffic. I have a shift that's 8:30am to 6pm--so yea I'm in the middle of rush hour both to and from work everyday...with Friday evening being the worst. I'm thinking of maybe a 9:30pm to 7pm shift. That would eliminate hours of driving a month and gallons of gas to boot! I think I'll officially submit that at my next supervisor meeting on Wednesday.

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Old 09-09-2005, 04:27 AM   #2
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Wow.. You have room inbetween cars, that's something that doesn't happen in Austin.

Where do you live? That's nothing dude. There are times where traffic does_not_move for 10 or 20 minutes every day, ON THE EXPRESSWAY. Too many god damned people in Austin and now it's going to get worse because we took part of the influx of New Orleans 'refugees'.
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:34 AM   #3
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I live in the Dallas area...and I'm on the tail end of the traffic...average mph = 5mph. It takes me 45 minutes to an hour to drive 18 miles to work--that's not exactly a speedy commute--just let me rant please without telling me how bad your traffic may be. It is alot worse up here but this is bad enough.
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:48 AM   #4
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> Too many god damned people in Austin and now it's going to get worse
> because we took part of the influx of New Orleans 'refugees'.

It took me 90 minutes to drive through Baton Rouge to get to work today, and it's usually a 30 minute trip.

This "go-stop-go-stop-go-stop" bullshit does wonders for my gas tank. :/
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:49 AM   #5
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> It took me 90 minutes to drive through Baton Rouge to get to
> work today, and it's usually a 30 minute trip.
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> This "go-stop-go-stop-go-stop" bullshit does wonders for my
> gas tank. :/

Good to hear from you again. Sounds like you weathered Katrina ok. Hope things are working out for you and the fam'.
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:03 AM   #6
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> Sounds like you weathered Katrina ok.
> Hope things are working out for you and the fam'.

A tree fell on my house, damaged some of my roof, and I'm still out of power, but my house isn't submerged in water, so in the overall scheme of things, I can't really complain.
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:50 AM   #7
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I remember a while back when you were freaked out about not having a job whatsoever.

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Old 09-09-2005, 05:07 PM   #8
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> I remember a while back when you were freaked out about not
> having a job whatsoever.
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> Be happy.

I can't, this job is so stressful and I haven't made ANY commission since I've been here--and I don't get paid overtime for which I get tons of. I am cheap labor as they see it--this sucks.
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:41 PM   #9
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OK, no need to get pissy. Jesus christ. You know you posted this on a public forum, right? Where people would most likely have comments?


By the way, Austin's traffic is way worse. Be happy you have it so good.
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