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Old 05-22-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hi all I am new to this site but have been in the trades for 16 yrs. most of the guys that i have worked with including myself are coffee drinkers. Just wondering how long you've had your current cup , mug or thermos and what kind of condition its in ? I know mine has been with me for at least 6 years and is in pretty rough shape but it fits my hand like a glove.
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:31 AM   #2
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I have 1 coffee drinker left working for me and he's gone as soon as possible. You can't work with 1 hand. Whenever I see someone walking around with a coffee cup when they're supposed to be working, I put him on a mental list.

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I worked a few weeks this spring alongside a 75 year old rigger/steelsetter. He was still using the green metal lunch box he had gotten in the fourth grade! Of course the hinge and clasp pins had long since worn away, so he kept it closed with an old shoelace tied around it just so. He was pretty proud of that thing.

My wife is a potter by trade, so I end up with all kinds of nice mugs, although most are 'factory seconds'...I get a few comments as to how nice my mugs are for jobsite use! I don't drink as much coffee as I used to though, for the same reason of increased productivity. I find my energy levels don't fluctuate as much as they used to when I drank more.
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I'm a coffee nut as well, but I'm fortunate to have several cafes near the areas I work in. I usually get a king size to-go cup in the morning, and another one after lunch.

This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place. Things remembered arrive at full gallop, ensuing to the wind. The light cavalry of comparisons deliver a magnificent deploying charge, the artillery of logic hurry up with their train and ammunition, the shafts of wit start up like sharpshooters. Similes arise, the paper is covered with ink; for the struggle commences and is concluded with torrents of black water, just as a battle with powder. ~Honore de Balzac, "The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee"
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My morning mug is one that I inherited from my dad when he passed. It's one I gave him on Christmas for his bar display at least 30 years ago. It still had the gift tag inside of it.

It's probably been 30 years since it was used for entertaining....
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The history and stories on that wall are probably endless....wow
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I have 1 coffee drinker left working for me and he's gone as soon as possible. You can't work with 1 hand. Whenever I see someone walking around with a coffee cup when they're supposed to be working, I put him on a mental list.
You sound like a great guy to work for.
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Sounds down-right UnAmerican!
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yea lone looks like its had a few nice getogethers there
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I have 1 coffee drinker left working for me and he's gone as soon as possible. You can't work with 1 hand. Whenever I see someone walking around with a coffee cup when they're supposed to be working, I put him on a mental list.


?? mental list?

What part of Coffee Break don't you understand?

I can understand A guy ALWAYS drinking one "but come on" it's just flavored water.
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Have your coffee before work. Work is work. Coffee break is 15 min. Lunch is 1/2 hour. Other than that, I pay them to work, not drink coffee.

So coffee drinking (which I love) is not allowed during "working time".

Simple, why don't you enforce it?
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Have your coffee before work. Work is work. Coffee break is 15 min. Lunch is 1/2 hour. Other than that, I pay them to work, not drink coffee.

So coffee drinking (which I love) is not allowed during "working time".

Simple, why don't you enforce it?
Simply put. You treat people like adults and they don't abuse it. Taking a slug of coffee while working doesn't slow work down. Those that need to be in control and micromanage are the biggest time wasters.
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lol this just started as a question about a coffee cup for cryin out loud

and i must say a hell of a first post
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I have 5 identical Aladdin insulated mugs.
I got the first one free with coffee
at a gas station on my way to a job in 1974.
It's been going to work longer than
half the guys here.
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ah 1974 Miss Alonzo's english class
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I have been packing a lunch in this cooler for over 25 years.

I have two of these mugs because I tend to leave one at work from time too time. Been using them for at least 8 years or so. I pour the coffee in it at about 6 am and it is still warm at 11 or so.

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lol this just started as a question about a coffee cup for cryin out loud

and i must say a hell of a first post
oops, I got off track. Should have read the op post clearly.

I use a Tim Horton's mug. Change it about every six months.
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Have your coffee before work. Work is work. Coffee break is 15 min. Lunch is 1/2 hour. Other than that, I pay them to work, not drink coffee.

So coffee drinking (which I love) is not allowed during "working time".

Simple, why don't you enforce it?

I don't enforce it because at the moment I need the guy. He quit on me last winter and I gave him a week to get hungry before I called him up to see if he wanted his job back. He came back, but now like I said, the first chance I find somebody else, and I have the time to break them in, the coffee drinker/smoker is gone.

I don't mind a coffee break, but not a coffee cup in one hand, a cigarette in the other, and a phone ringing in his pocket when he's supposed to be working.

I once seen an electrician come to work on the first day at a new site. The first thing out of the van was a microwave and a radio. The rest of the time he was chewing sunflower seeds and spitting them in a cup. Needless to say that electrician never worked for that GC again. He's now out of business.
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that would drive me nuts too

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