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I work at a construction company on Ashland and Armitage as a project administrator - where swearing is a way of life, we drink too much coffee, work too hard, and party harder. I also do theatre work, mostly in management, and writing.

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do you sell to retail? I am getting a new soujnd system for my bike and need 4 c's for it and am looking to get some rechargables...

Ryan said:
yes sir. 18650 cells... a little bigger than a AA and are 1300 mAh on a full charge.
Stock clerk at a small, family-ownded grocery store. It's nice and close to where I live and once I buy another fender I'll be riding every day, rain/snow/shine.
I'm an architect downtown, Dana which Construction co?
I am a student first, last year, at Loyola pursuing my BBA in Accounting. I also work at South Coast Sushi in the south loop (great fish and great service, c'mon in!). I will soon be looking for a full time job in the exciting world of accounting. Btw, I can do tax preparation and for less than what most places charge, so if anyone needs help let me know.
Bulley & Andrews, LLC... know us?

JFred4 said:
I'm an architect downtown, Dana which Construction co?
Commercial insurance risk analyst hired out by my extremely large multinational commercial insurance brokerage corporate employer so I can work for an extremely large multinational commercial property management corporation.
yeah you guys do nice work!


Dana said:
Bulley & Andrews, LLC... know us?

JFred4 said:
I'm an architect downtown, Dana which Construction co?

I'm a union paving laborer. No doubt many of you have given me dirty looks as I screw up traffic and wave you around. I work for a company that fixes the damage to streets and sidewalks made by the gas company in the city. Most of my career I've worked running jackhammer or pouring concrete. Right now I'm working asphalt --spraying primer and working as a luteman (trimming edges and making sure the aspalt is flat and smooth). I like the work except I come home sticky instead of grimey. Grime is easier to wash off than goo.
In the photo, the fat guy in the hi-vis vest is me waiting for asphalt at a patch in Greektown. I love working in the city.
What firm are you with?

JFred4 said:
yeah you guys do nice work!


Dana said:
Bulley & Andrews, LLC... know us?

JFred4 said:
I'm an architect downtown, Dana which Construction co?
I guess it's a nice job in spring and fall. Maybe you can answer this question. Patching often seems to happen in random places. They might replace one area, where as only 10 feet further the pavement is really bad. Who determines what to do. My negative side says that it is done on purpose, so that next week you can come back and do another bit. But I am sure there is a more logical reason. Just can't figure out what.....
Frank

Michael M said:

I'm a union paving laborer. No doubt many of you have given me dirty looks as I screw up traffic and wave you around. I work for a company that fixes the damage to streets and sidewalks made by the gas company in the city. Most of my career I've worked running jackhammer or pouring concrete. Right now I'm working asphalt --spraying primer and working as a luteman (trimming edges and making sure the aspalt is flat and smooth). I like the work except I come home sticky instead of grimey. Grime is easier to wash off than goo.
In the photo, the fat guy in the hi-vis vest is me waiting for asphalt at a patch in Greektown. I love working in the city.
Nudell Architects

Dana said:
What firm are you with?

JFred4 said:
yeah you guys do nice work!


Dana said:
Bulley & Andrews, LLC... know us?

JFred4 said:
I'm an architect downtown, Dana which Construction co?
The problem isn't that the work is random, but that it is too specific. When the gas company or other utility gets a permit from the city to make a hole in a specific place, the permit comes with a built-in deadline for the utility to hire a contractor (like my employer) to do the repair in that spot. So when we come to do a patch, we can't just fix a worse section 10 feet away because we are only being paid to complete the repair for one permit. The bad section 10 feet away may be the result of damage by another utility who hires another contractor, or, more likely, the bad spot is normal wear and tear which is the reponsibility of the city. I have no idea how their system works.

Duppie said:

I guess it's a nice job in spring and fall. Maybe you can answer this question. Patching often seems to happen in random places. They might replace one area, where as only 10 feet further the pavement is really bad. Who determines what to do. My negative side says that it is done on purpose, so that next week you can come back and do another bit. But I am sure there is a more logical reason. Just can't figure out what.....
Frank

Michael M said:

I'm a union paving laborer. No doubt many of you have given me dirty looks as I screw up traffic and wave you around. I work for a company that fixes the damage to streets and sidewalks made by the gas company in the city. Most of my career I've worked running jackhammer or pouring concrete. Right now I'm working asphalt --spraying primer and working as a luteman (trimming edges and making sure the aspalt is flat and smooth). I like the work except I come home sticky instead of grimey. Grime is easier to wash off than goo.
In the photo, the fat guy in the hi-vis vest is me waiting for asphalt at a patch in Greektown. I love working in the city.

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