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Jobsite workplace slang #4427308
06/10/17 12:09 AM
06/10/17 12:09 AM
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Specific Ocean
Kibitoshin Offline OP
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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.


Shin Gekiretsu Shin'ou'hou
01 Toyota Tundra 2WD V8 4.7L
02 Chevy Silverado C1500 V8 5.3L
Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4427325
06/10/17 12:31 AM
06/10/17 12:31 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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Electrical supplies have all kinds of names. Some are not appropriate for this forum


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4427344
06/10/17 01:53 AM
06/10/17 01:53 AM
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BC, Canada
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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.

Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4427375
06/10/17 04:40 AM
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North Carolina
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The only one I have that is forum-friendly is: Blue Falcon. Someone that always "screws" their buddy over.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4427387
06/10/17 05:27 AM
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'Stralia
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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.

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


1978 Chevrolet k20
Engine: Delo 10w30xle
Transmission: Castrol transmax dex/merc

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel
Engine: Delo 400 15w40le
Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: E150GT] #4427446
06/10/17 07:25 AM
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ME
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Originally Posted By: E150GT
Electrical supplies have all kinds of names. Some are not appropriate for this forum


"alternative lifestyle pliers"

Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: eljefino] #4427475
06/10/17 07:57 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Conduit bender = a hickey.

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

Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4427505
06/10/17 08:32 AM
06/10/17 08:32 AM
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Wisconsin
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Escutcheons called "Donks" for their length. Self explanatory


14 Buick Verano �Blanche� 61k Castrol Edge & Delco filter
01 Ford Ranger �Rick� 166k Castrol Magnatec Motorcraft
78 Chevy Stepside
11 Chevy Traverse 114k Carquest 5w30 and Carquest filter
Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: eljefino] #4427536
06/10/17 08:51 AM
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'murica
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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

Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: WiskyBadger] #4427579
06/10/17 09:36 AM
06/10/17 09:36 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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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


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4427755
06/10/17 01:07 PM
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Columbus,Nebraska
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Cosmo Kramer, "Mr. Johnson" and "the Boys" on Seinfeld. Those who watched/watch Seinfeld will know. smile

Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4427906
06/10/17 04:27 PM
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Lima, Ohio, USA
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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"





Last edited by earlyre; 06/10/17 04:29 PM.

Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394
Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4429555
06/12/17 03:35 PM
06/12/17 03:35 PM
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USA
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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.


If at first you don't succeed fail fail again. (Waldorf and Statler.)
1997 Geo Prizm
1984 Mazda RX-7 Spec 7
Re: Jobsite workplace slang [Re: Kibitoshin] #4431893
06/14/17 11:52 PM
06/14/17 11:52 PM
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British Columbia, Canada
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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.


2000 BMW 528i 5MT
2007 Honda Accord EX-L 4Door V6 6MT
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