OT 16: A pirate's life for me!

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dubshow wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:52 pm
Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:06 pm Funemployment begins today!

Refinery is donezo. Everyone getting laid off and its closing.
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SAWCE wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:14 pm Dang Johnny. I didn’t even think about your company closing up with that explosion.
first thing I figured. That was just the expedited nails in coffin.
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SAWCE wrote:Guess it’s a good thing you didn’t actually quit since now you’ll get unemployment benefits while chilling and looking for a new gig.
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Good luck finding something, it is hard as hell.
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Apex wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm
dubshow wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:52 pm

VACATION ROUND 2! Get back out there champ!
Capt. :dubshow: and First Mate :wasteful: take to the high seas!
Pillaging and plundering around the seven seas!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
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Where dem ho hoes at.
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dubshow wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Apex wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm

Capt. :dubshow: and First Mate :wasteful: take to the high seas!
Pillaging and plundering around the seven seas!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
:fuckyeah:

Where dem ho hoes at.
Boats and hoes!
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golftdibrad wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:33 pm
Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:18 pm

HF alky at that. Kablammo. Company is folding refinery shut down everyone laid off within 2 weeks. Lucky me gets to leave today. I’m at home eating a sandwich right now.
yea jesus f. If the place was run that poorly that the Alky unit went boom...maybe they should close.

good luck on your search. Now would be a good time to relocate..... the airboats are calling you
SAWCE wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:15 pm Guess it’s a good thing you didn’t actually quit since now you’ll get unemployment benefits while chilling and looking for a new gig.
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From what I understand, the current theory is a pump seal blew and created a vapor cloud.
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SAWCE wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:14 pm Dang Johnny. I didn’t even think about your company closing up with that explosion.
They're claiming they are broke. I think the banks have no interest in forking out another $100MM to fix the shit. Half the refinery was laid off today. They're also claiming this is an extreme circumstance so they don't have to give 60 days notice of a mass layoff. So there is no severance pay.

Meanwhile they will position the place for "sale and restart by a different company." So what's the real deal here? Do they have some money or nah? Union is going to fight the fuck outta that.
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Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:58 pm
golftdibrad wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:33 pm

yea jesus f. If the place was run that poorly that the Alky unit went boom...maybe they should close.

good luck on your search. Now would be a good time to relocate..... the airboats are calling you



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From what I understand, the current theory is a pump seal blew and created a vapor cloud.
I mean, magnetic drive pumps exist, and proper API sealing plans for volatile fluid services.
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golftdibrad wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:58 pm

From what I understand, the current theory is a pump seal blew and created a vapor cloud.
I mean, magnetic drive pumps exist, and proper API sealing plans for volatile fluid services.
Not wrong. It'll be a while before we know what actually happened.
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Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:02 pm
SAWCE wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:14 pm Dang Johnny. I didn’t even think about your company closing up with that explosion.
They're claiming they are broke. I think the banks have no interest in forking out another $100MM to fix the shit. Half the refinery was laid off today. They're also claiming this is an extreme circumstance so they don't have to give 60 days notice of a mass layoff. So there is no severance pay.

Meanwhile they will position the place for "sale and restart by a different company." So what's the real deal here? Do they have some money or nah? Union is going to fight the fuck outta that.
Still :notsure: how an oil refinery "has no money".
Desertbreh wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:40 pm My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.
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Detroit wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:02 pm

They're claiming they are broke. I think the banks have no interest in forking out another $100MM to fix the shit. Half the refinery was laid off today. They're also claiming this is an extreme circumstance so they don't have to give 60 days notice of a mass layoff. So there is no severance pay.

Meanwhile they will position the place for "sale and restart by a different company." So what's the real deal here? Do they have some money or nah? Union is going to fight the fuck outta that.
Still :notsure: how an oil refinery "has no money".
They buy oil on the open market. Refine it, sell the products. If the products aren't worth more than the oil they're buying you bleed money. If the profit per barrel of oil isn't over about $5 you bleed money due to overhead costs. They've been bleeding for a while.
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Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Detroit wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Still :notsure: how an oil refinery "has no money".
They buy oil on the open market. Refine it, sell the products. If the products aren't worth more than the oil they're buying you bleed money. If the profit per barrel of oil isn't over about $5 you bleed money due to overhead costs. They've been bleeding for a while.
Ohhhhh interesting. I assumed most/all oil refineries were owned by "big oil".
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There was a fatal motorcycle accident down my street today. A kid hit a truck backing out of a driveway. RIP
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CaleDeRoo wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:48 pm There was a fatal motorcycle accident down my street today. A kid hit a truck backing out of a driveway. RIP
Kid at fault or truck at fault?
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SAWCE wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:57 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:48 pm There was a fatal motorcycle accident down my street today. A kid hit a truck backing out of a driveway. RIP
Kid at fault or truck at fault?
Not sure. I don't ride motorcycles but the speed limit is 40 so I imagine both went paying attention, or one wasn't and the other was going too fast to react. Kids on bikes usually do 60+ on my street. Not saying he was but it's likely
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CaleDeRoo wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:59 pm
SAWCE wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:57 pm

Kid at fault or truck at fault?
Not sure. I don't ride motorcycles but the speed limit is 40 so I imagine both went paying attention, or one wasn't and the other was going too fast to react. Kids on bikes usually do 60+ on my street. Not saying he was but it's likely
Motorcycles are HARD to see when backing up...especially if they're travelling above 40 mph (which he probably was). IMO, it's on the rider to pay close attention and adjust speed appropriately.
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Detroit wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:03 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:59 pm

Not sure. I don't ride motorcycles but the speed limit is 40 so I imagine both went paying attention, or one wasn't and the other was going too fast to react. Kids on bikes usually do 60+ on my street. Not saying he was but it's likely
Motorcycles are HARD to see when backing up...especially if they're travelling above 40 mph (which he probably was). IMO, it's on the rider to pay close attention and adjust speed appropriately.
I agree. It happened about 1000ft from a 4 way stop so I'm willing to bet the rider have it some sauce and couldn't avoid the truck
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CaleDeRoo wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Detroit wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Motorcycles are HARD to see when backing up...especially if they're travelling above 40 mph (which he probably was). IMO, it's on the rider to pay close attention and adjust speed appropriately.
I agree. It happened about 1000ft from a 4 way stop so I'm willing to bet the rider have it some sauce and couldn't avoid the truck
Yep, probably.
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40mph in a neighborhood is fast. I thought residential limits were 25. Or is that a Cali thing?

Edited to fix 4 to 40. Whoops
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Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:02 pm
SAWCE wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:14 pm Dang Johnny. I didn’t even think about your company closing up with that explosion.
They're claiming they are broke. I think the banks have no interest in forking out another $100MM to fix the shit. Half the refinery was laid off today. They're also claiming this is an extreme circumstance so they don't have to give 60 days notice of a mass layoff. So there is no severance pay.

Meanwhile they will position the place for "sale and restart by a different company." So what's the real deal here? Do they have some money or nah? Union is going to fight the fuck outta that.
Yeah that's a "we have enough money but don't want to fight the lawsuits" move. If you have a job today, I suspect you'll have one tomorrow.
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SAWCE wrote:4mph in a neighborhood is fast. I thought residential limits were 25. Or is that a Cali thing?
Middle of nowhere folks can have residences on 55 mph roads. Dense residential is 25 in most places :doe:
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Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Apex wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:13 pm That is going to do wonders for local fuel prices. :disappoint:
700 union, 400 salary, 300 ish contractors. 1400 jobs lost.
:( :(
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Bender wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:02 pm

They're claiming they are broke. I think the banks have no interest in forking out another $100MM to fix the shit. Half the refinery was laid off today. They're also claiming this is an extreme circumstance so they don't have to give 60 days notice of a mass layoff. So there is no severance pay.

Meanwhile they will position the place for "sale and restart by a different company." So what's the real deal here? Do they have some money or nah? Union is going to fight the fuck outta that.
Yeah that's a "we have enough money but don't want to fight the lawsuits" move. If you have a job today, I suspect you'll have one tomorrow.
Beats me. I was laid off today doe.
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wap wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:20 pm

700 union, 400 salary, 300 ish contractors. 1400 jobs lost.
:( :(
In other news, Hahnemann Hospital announced it will close today as well. 2500 jobs. RIP to 4,000 high paying jobs in Philly today.
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Johnny_P wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:29 pm
wap wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:28 pm

:( :(
In other news, Hahnemann Hospital announced it will close today as well. 2500 jobs. RIP to 4,000 high paying jobs in Philly today.
Fuuuuuuck :rage:
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