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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 pm 
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Not really but it is pretty funny that a plane full of plumbers would have to land because of plumbing problems. I guess they should have asked "is there a plumber in the house"

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:25 pm 
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This is a union joke:

Why is Benjamin Franklin's face painted on the tail of a Norwegian Air aircraft?

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Because he's the First American Tailfin Hero.



I didn't say it's a funny joke. :|


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https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/flight-with-85-plumbers-on-board-forced-to-return-to-airport-due-to-toilet-trouble/ar-BBIu9XD?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Not really but it is pretty funny that a plane full of plumbers would have to land because of plumbing problems. I guess they should have asked "is there a plumber in the house"

They were non-union plumbers, so they were busy mowing their boss's grass... :lol:


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I remembered this Dilbert cartoon from way back when I was still in the shop. I had it displayed on my toolbox back in the day.

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"Watch me not care!" Cracks me up every time! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:28 pm 
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How many studio crew members does it take to screw in a light bulb?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:51 pm 
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How many studio crew members does it take to screw in a light bulb?

CALL SHEET

Overhead Work Light Equipment Maintenance
Monday, February 5, 2018

Gaffer 1
Best Boy Elec. 1
Electricians 5
Generator op 1
IBEW observer 1
Key Grip 1
Best Boy Grip 1
Grips 6
IATSE steward 1
Physical plant 2
Transportation 5
Traffic control 4
Auditor 1

All report at 0600


:lol:

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And to do it non-union? Just one person making minimum wage. Of course, the cost charged to the company will be double as it is for paying all the union guys, but the CEO pockets the difference, for providing the leadership that no one else can do...


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Yup, that's why I think movie craft unions are a good thing.

Also, in a real situation, the specialization is not a bad thing. They've gotten dispensations, so the various inefficiencies that used to be so widely complained about are much better. Like sometimes a potted plant can be moved for a shot without calling the green department.

Don't forget the guy making minimum wage has probably never seen whatever 1929 fixtures they're still using for work lights, and stands a 20% chance of breaking the thing or electrocuting himself.

The unions keep producers honest. We've seen how they enhance safety, and safety is everything on a working set.

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:lol:

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:rofl:

Only too true though.

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