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    Just finished my first week as a mechanic, and to tell you the truth, it was quite interesting. This is a very unique field. I hope to hear from some of you, and as my experience grows I hope to be able to participate in some of the forums.
    Necessity IS NOT the mother of invention. Laziness IS the mother of invention.

  • #2
    Re: New To The Industry

    In so many words, I quote Dante:

    "Abandon Hope, Ye Who Enter Here"

    Glad to have you aboard... Don't worry, after a while your attitude will change to fit in with the rest of us... (Machines were designed by three-handed demons, Bowlers are the enemy, Counter help usually would have a problem passing a reflex test and need a recipe to make ice, Belief that sleeping with pins crashing around you IS possible, stuff like that) [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

    Just my $0.02 on the subject.

    G
    <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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    • #3
      Re: New To The Industry

      Thanks Gman.
      Necessity IS NOT the mother of invention. Laziness IS the mother of invention.

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      • #4
        Re: New To The Industry

        Keep the suicide prevention hotline handy next to the phone.

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        • #5
          Re: New To The Industry

          HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Welcome aboard! Only piece of advise i got is "Keep an open mind" If you cant it will be the death of you.

          Deadwood
          Well thats just like your opinion man...

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          • #6
            Re: New To The Industry

            Oh, my friend, once you get friendly with pinspotters, you are ruined for all other lovers.

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            • #7
              Re: New To The Industry

              Chad - Sounds to me like you're hanging around with the wrong women. Gear lube &amp; a bowling pin isn't my idea of a good lover. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

              Deadwood - So you're saying that your own death was the reason for your recent hiadas? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] We welcome your rebirth [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

              Gaemes - Welcome aboard... You've come to the right place. I've been around bowling for more than 30 years &amp; been a mechanic for about 1/2 of it. Even with all that experience, the other members of Bowl Tech teach me something new almost every day &amp; I'm able to try something new with my machines about once a month.

              We look forward to assisting with your education &amp; hope that you'll have something to teach us too.

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              • #8
                Re: New To The Industry

                No, just a change of pace

                Deadwood
                Well thats just like your opinion man...

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                • #9
                  Re: New To The Industry

                  After reading everyone's posts here, I had to ask myself "What have I gotten into?". And I think it true to say "A pretty good group of folks". Guess I'll get back to the books. I'm at the part in my C training that explains why one should not use a hammer on microswitches. I tend to disagree, but I'm the new guy...
                  Necessity IS NOT the mother of invention. Laziness IS the mother of invention.

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                  • #10
                    Re: New To The Industry

                    Who called us good folks? We are all a bunch of backwoods morons who take our jobs seriously. This is not a business to be taken lightly. Only the strong really survive in this business (pinsetter maintenance). It is a hard, sometimes dirty and mostly forgotten but highly statisfying job. Just ask some of the guys like Mike and GPS and Ed Fox and Crud. I am very proud to be part of this brotherhood. When you get 5 years in you are really happy, but 30 woooooo hooooo you are ready for the funny farm.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New To The Industry

                      Quote:]Originally posted by Magic Triangle:
                      Oh, my friend, once you get friendly with pinspotters, you are ruined for all other lovers.[/QUOTE]


                      Chad old mate ,

                      We DO REALLY NEED TO TALK !!

                      They are Pinsetters not Women :p

                      Being the older bloke that I am , perhaps I can give you some pointers in this area ?

                      Realistically "THE UGLY WOMAN AT THE CONTROL DESK" is a better option than a 82-30 / 70 / 90 / 8800 Gold on a cold night , I'll give you the SCOOP there ! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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                      • #12
                        Re: New To The Industry

                        Gaemes: Like i said welcome. Dont let these guys push you around heh. "C"? sounds like your an AMF Mech. Well hope you live through it.

                        Deadwood
                        Well thats just like your opinion man...

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                        • #13
                          Re: New To The Industry

                          Deadwood:

                          With enough field engineering you can get that square block into a round hole.

                          Tools needed:

                          1. Big Hammer
                          2. Wood glue
                          3. Wood dough to fill in the gaps left over.

                          Good luck.

                          Kat :p
                          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                          --Kat

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                          • #14
                            Re: New To The Industry

                            Originally posted by Kat:
                            Deadwood:

                            With enough field engineering you can get that square block into a round hole.

                            Tools needed:

                            1. Big Hammer
                            2. Wood glue
                            3. Wood dough to fill in the gaps left over.

                            Good luck.

                            Kat :p
                            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">4. Let's not forget touch-up paint [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                            Welcome aboard gaemes [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]

                            Tech

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                            • #15
                              Re: New To The Industry

                              Originally posted by Deadwood2:
                              Gaemes: Like i said welcome. Dont let these guys push you around heh. "C"? sounds like your an AMF Mech. Well hope you live through it.

                              Deadwood
                              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks. And yes, you are right, I am an AMF Mech. Coming from the Motorcoach industry, I think I can safely say that these pinsetters are not 45 foot buses, but they have the same personalities that I ran into in the fleets I use to maintain.
                              Necessity IS NOT the mother of invention. Laziness IS the mother of invention.

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