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#4427308 - 06/10/17 12:09 AM Jobsite workplace slang
Kibitoshin Offline


Registered: 04/19/16
Posts: 710
Loc: Oahu, HI
Share any jobsite or workplace slang since we all could use a chuckle or two after a hard day at work.

Job's smooth sailing when there is a unplanned plan change nearing the end of a job.
A plumbing job is never complete unless you make 2-3 runs to the hardware store. Bonus when the hardware store does not have it so it takes you much longer just to get the part.
Kneepads huh cuz. When that co-worker is making nicey-nicey to the sup or bossman.
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#4427325 - 06/10/17 12:31 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1162
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Electrical supplies have all kinds of names. Some are not appropriate for this forum
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#4427344 - 06/10/17 01:53 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
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Registered: 06/03/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: LaFinDuMonde
On the railroad, a goat is a locomotive in yard service, a snake is a switchman (switch person) and the snake pit the lunchroom. The barn is the shop track where the locomotives park, usually handy to the snake pit. We all know what a rat is.

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#4427375 - 06/10/17 04:40 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
The only one I have that is forum-friendly is: Blue Falcon. Someone that always "screws" their buddy over.
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#4427387 - 06/10/17 05:27 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 40208
Loc: 'Stralia
The moth...always seems to be flapping furiously and circling unproductively, and always closer to the "light" of the corner office.

Swamp Pheasant - electrical engineer.


Google "Kevin Wilson The Kid (he swears)" ... I'm not linking, you can find it.

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#4427413 - 06/10/17 06:11 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
joegreen Offline


Registered: 03/10/13
Posts: 772
Loc: NY
Enterprise rental car. A loafer means a vehicle needs an oil change and what not. It stands for something like lube, oil, air, ECT. I think it basically means give it a once over
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#4427446 - 06/10/17 07:25 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: E150GT]
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32776
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: E150GT
Electrical supplies have all kinds of names. Some are not appropriate for this forum


"alternative lifestyle pliers"

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#4427475 - 06/10/17 07:57 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: eljefino]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5454
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Conduit bender = a hickey.

Regarding diagonal cutting pliers...we occasionally call them "polders" (the other thing that holds back water in Holland).

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#4427505 - 06/10/17 08:32 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
WiskyBadger Offline


Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 1662
Loc: Wisconsin
Escutcheons called "Donks" for their length. Self explanatory
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#4427536 - 06/10/17 08:51 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: eljefino]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1639
Loc: 'murica
Originally Posted By: eljefino
Originally Posted By: E150GT
Electrical supplies have all kinds of names. Some are not appropriate for this forum


"alternative lifestyle pliers"


It's just short for DIagonal Cutters, which coincidentally sounds like the word for "a long wall or embankment built to prevent flooding from the sea"... shrug

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#4427579 - 06/10/17 09:36 AM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: WiskyBadger]
E150GT Offline


Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1162
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: ChevyBadger
Escutcheons called "Donks" for their length. Self explanatory

a piece of explosion proof flexible pipe is calling something similar. but its not that censored
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#4427755 - 06/10/17 01:07 PM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
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Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3492
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
Cosmo Kramer, "Mr. Johnson" and "the Boys" on Seinfeld. Those who watched/watch Seinfeld will know. smile

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#4427906 - 06/10/17 04:27 PM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3894
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
I'm in Retail at Meijer, and my company has a few naming quirks of it's own (at least i assume they're specific to us, i've not worked elsewhere..)
At Meijer This is a Shamrock:

(20 Bushel basket with wheels, used to collect trash and cardboard)


This is a Bullet:


the Trash Compactor is Called "the Hole in the Wall", or simply, "the Hole", for fairly obvious reasons.

and of course, a Forklift, is a "Hi-Lo"






Edited by earlyre (06/10/17 04:29 PM)
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#4429555 - 06/12/17 03:35 PM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 754
Loc: USA
At hotels the sleeve where a guest receipt is kept is called the bucket. At dealerships the window sticker is a monroney, the box is finance, and "we'll get them on the back end" referrers to finance hopefully selling extras to customers.
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#4431893 - 06/14/17 11:52 PM Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin]
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 1079
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
A "free loader" is a person who pays their credit card bill on time. They never pay interest. I'm proud to say I've been a free loader for many years.

A "bunny hug" is Saskatchewan slang for what most people call a hoodie. The average super cool dude wearing a black hoodie (with the hood up of course) would not appreciate everyone saying, "What a cute bunny hug."

"Passing gas" is what anesthesiologists do.

A BFH is a really big hammer in the oil patch.
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