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Old 04-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #181
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Wow, that's just depressing. With you as an uncle, he could be a journeyman carpenter by now if he had any sense.
What's truly sad about it is that he is wasting his life. He's already wasted the best years. One day he's going to wake up and regret it.

Maybe, maybe not. I hired him on when he was about 18. That lasted 3 days. It was too hard for him.

It's the old "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink".

Truely sad. What a waste.

If he had been my son, I would have literally thrown the computer out and told him if he wants to eat you're coming to work.

So many of the young have no work ethic.

Guys like Framing Pro give me hope though. Don't let that go to your head Nick.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #182
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What's truly sad about it is that he is wasting his life. He's already wasted the best years. One day he's going to wake up and regret it.

Maybe, maybe not. I hired him on when he was about 18. That lasted 3 days. It was too hard for him.

It's the old "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink".

Truely sad. What a waste.

If he had been my son, I would have literally thrown the computer out and told him if he wants to eat you're coming to work.

So many of the young have no work ethic.

Guys like Framing Pro give me hope though. Don't let that go to your head Nick.
Don't get me wrong. Just because I like to play a video game here and there doesn't mean that I have no work ethic. I've worked with my pops since I can remember. I was expected to bring home nothing less than a B average. In school. Graduated with a 3.75gpa. While working two part time jobs. As soon as I had a job at 14 (other than working for pops) the only thing he didn't make me pay for was rent and dinner. If I needed or wanted anything else I worked for it. So not all hope is lost, kids just need to know the difference between a need and a want and learn how to work for the wants.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #183
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Video games ? I confess, I've never played. Not once. Who's got time for that ?

I'd rather spend that time with my dogs, or woodturning. I must be older than I think
Yep. Me neither. Never played one. And I'm not nearly as old as you, Kato.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #184
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Never played a viedo game. Girls were always more interesting to play with.
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I play video games. Maybe about a total of 3-5 hours a week. Reason being is that it is only one initial cost and its right at home.

It isn't harming anyone and for anyone to blame work ethics on video games is quite frankly out of their mind. I always had video games growing up, doesn't mean I don't have a work ethic. It is the parents that instill a work ethic, not having video games. I am sure I know a few people who have never played a video game and don't have any sort of work ethic.

And the best part, it is funny to get killed by little boys who sound like girls still.
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Those damn video games cause all those kids to go shootin up their schools too, remember.....
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #187
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Those damn video games cause all those kids to go shootin up their schools too, remember.....
Video games are the root of all problems.

I actually think they teach eye hand coordination but that's coming from a roofer, not a scientist
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I like play just dance 3 on my Wii with my 6 year old. I can kick her butt.
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Yep. Me neither. Never played one. And I'm not nearly as old as you, Kato.
I'm not old, just getting well seasoned.
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ought to be my age, have my mentality on my "trade"...and ask that same question
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Instead of playing video games i come here... not sure whats a bigger waste of time
I think you need a new screen name: NerdFramer.

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Video games are the root of all problems.

I actually think they teach eye hand coordination but that's coming from a roofer, not a scientist
The military has discovered that gamers make great pilots and robotics controllers.
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I think you need a new screen name: NerdFramer.



The military has discovered that gamers make great pilots and robotics controllers.
yea well im a framingpro. so..
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I think you need a new screen name: NerdFramer.



The military has discovered that gamers make great pilots and robotics controllers.
The military has also discovered that the next fighter jets are going to pilot themselves.
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I am sure that my oldest son could clean up some neighborhoods given the right equipment.
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I play video games. Maybe about a total of 3-5 hours a week. Reason being is that it is only one initial cost and its right at home.

It isn't harming anyone and for anyone to blame work ethics on video games is quite frankly out of their mind. I always had video games growing up, doesn't mean I don't have a work ethic. It is the parents that instill a work ethic, not having video games. I am sure I know a few people who have never played a video game and don't have any sort of work ethic.

And the best part, it is funny to get killed by little boys who sound like girls still.
I like the mindless games where you blow stuff up, I don't get hooked on those so easy. It's the Facebook games that are getting addicting
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My girlfriend gets hooked hard on those facebook games too. Naturally being lazy, she can go easily 10-12 hours a day playing them. Then after a couple o fweeks of that she wont play it again for monthes.
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Naturally being lazy haha...nice
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #198
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I really shouldn't say lazy. When she wants to work, she can really produce. This week i taught her how to mason tend and slick the joints. Every batch of mud was perfect and the joints were near perfect. But once she tires of it or learns what she wants to know, then she returns to lazy mode. She has the mind of a 13 yearold. I'm seroius when i say this. How she thinks and relates is much the same as a young girl. She can weld two pieces of pipe together and when painted, you can not tell where the joint is. But has no interest in doing it for a living. Would rather plant flowers in her garden and sun bath naked.

Which bring up another problem on the job. Will not wear anything more then a skimply two piece swim suit to the job. Very hard to stay focoused.
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Sounds like a story without pics Gary
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Yep, I second the bs alarm..

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