Home | Carnival News | Fair News | Park News | Classifieds & Help Wanted | Galleries | Contact
Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline thunderbolt85  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:33:54 PM(UTC)
thunderbolt85
Rank: Operations Foreman

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/27/2012(UTC)
Posts: 2,540
Location: Greenville SC

Thanks: 1112 times
Was thanked: 286 time(s) in 239 post(s)
Morning Everyone, so my company decided they needed their stock price to go up a few cents, so they are cutting a large number of us that have been with the company for a long time and make a pretty good salary and benefits. So, starting next week will be looking for a new job, I wish it had been a normal season and would have been glad to have pulled a few loads for shows around here in the meantime as I still have my Class A CDL, but it is what it is.

I said all that because might not be on here quiet as much anymore, but will keep checking as much as I can and talking with you all. Been a rough year for sure, but that carnie in me says its always better down the road at the next spot, so we will see.

But again, not going away completely, just give me a little time if I don't respond right away.

Oh, and did you all see that worker that fell to his death down in Florida off a Vertigo type ride, it was in an amusement park down there, about 200 feet high, really tragic, hate that for him and his family. You all keep them in your prayers or thoughts.
Sponsor
Offline ridejocky  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:34:51 PM(UTC)
ridejocky
Rank: Maintenance Supervisor

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 9/28/2010(UTC)
Posts: 862
Location: Bangkok

Thanks: 2 times
Was thanked: 160 time(s) in 147 post(s)
That's a shame brother, wish you luck. Should be able to get decent work with that CDL...

"One door closes, another one opens..."
Ride the Zipper?
thanks 1 user thanked ridejocky for this useful post.
thunderbolt85 on 9/16/2020(UTC)
Offline bigjlh  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:12:51 PM(UTC)
bigjlh
Rank: Foreman

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 1/27/2008(UTC)
Posts: 246

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 49 time(s) in 44 post(s)
Thunderbolt,best of luck to you landing new gig.ok then thnx bigjlh
thanks 1 user thanked bigjlh for this useful post.
thunderbolt85 on 9/16/2020(UTC)
Offline thunderbolt85  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:25:38 PM(UTC)
thunderbolt85
Rank: Operations Foreman

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/27/2012(UTC)
Posts: 2,540
Location: Greenville SC

Thanks: 1112 times
Was thanked: 286 time(s) in 239 post(s)
Thanks guys, hope so, maybe one day I will be pulling a Flying Bobs center or tub load down the road......LOL
Offline Astro85  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:36:37 PM(UTC)
Astro85
Rank: Foreman

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 12/26/2017(UTC)
Posts: 113
United States
Location: Poplar Grove

Thanks: 42 times
Was thanked: 34 time(s) in 28 post(s)
Good luck!! Sorry to hear. Unfortunately, it’s a way to common occurrence.
thanks 1 user thanked Astro85 for this useful post.
thunderbolt85 on 9/17/2020(UTC)
Offline JustinJames  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:39:47 PM(UTC)
JustinJames
Rank: Operations Foreman

Reputation:

Groups: Registered, Approved Members
Joined: 4/3/2003(UTC)
Posts: 3,202
United States

Thanks: 129 times
Was thanked: 369 time(s) in 241 post(s)
Gimme a call. We got trucks. πŸ˜‚
thanks 1 user thanked JustinJames for this useful post.
thunderbolt85 on 9/17/2020(UTC)
Offline ridejocky  
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:18:13 AM(UTC)
ridejocky
Rank: Maintenance Supervisor

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 9/28/2010(UTC)
Posts: 862
Location: Bangkok

Thanks: 2 times
Was thanked: 160 time(s) in 147 post(s)
Originally Posted by: thunderbolt85 Go to Quoted Post
Thanks guys, hope so, maybe one day I will be pulling a Flying Bobs center or tub load down the road......LOL


I pulled the bobs center for a few years, is not a great load, high and heavy. Pulled the pirate center for about five years, now that's a great load...

Ride the Zipper?
Offline thunderbolt85  
#8 Posted : Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:38:24 PM(UTC)
thunderbolt85
Rank: Operations Foreman

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/27/2012(UTC)
Posts: 2,540
Location: Greenville SC

Thanks: 1112 times
Was thanked: 286 time(s) in 239 post(s)
Originally Posted by: JustinJames Go to Quoted Post
Gimme a call. We got trucks. πŸ˜‚



May do that come spring if nothing has come along.
Offline thunderbolt85  
#9 Posted : Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:43:09 PM(UTC)
thunderbolt85
Rank: Operations Foreman

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/27/2012(UTC)
Posts: 2,540
Location: Greenville SC

Thanks: 1112 times
Was thanked: 286 time(s) in 239 post(s)
Originally Posted by: ridejocky Go to Quoted Post
I pulled the bobs center for a few years, is not a great load, high and heavy. Pulled the pirate center for about five years, now that's a great load...




The guy that trained me hated pulling our Sea Ray boat load, I think I remember it bent his smoke stack or something on a turn, can't remember for sure. But I pulled 16 seat wheel, Fun House, Round-Up, MGR, and few others. Hated pulling doubles, just didn't like it, but there is a lot of those now a days.

Do you remember about the Super Loops on Strates, I know on RAS they had to use some kind of ram to push it up as it went over the ramp to clear the bottom, is that why Strates ran it over the road, or was it to high of a load or something?
Offline ridejocky  
#10 Posted : Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:41:44 PM(UTC)
ridejocky
Rank: Maintenance Supervisor

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 9/28/2010(UTC)
Posts: 862
Location: Bangkok

Thanks: 2 times
Was thanked: 160 time(s) in 147 post(s)
Originally Posted by: thunderbolt85 Go to Quoted Post
The guy that trained me hated pulling our Sea Ray boat load, I think I remember it bent his smoke stack or something on a turn, can't remember for sure. But I pulled 16 seat wheel, Fun House, Round-Up, MGR, and few others. Hated pulling doubles, just didn't like it, but there is a lot of those now a days.

Do you remember about the Super Loops on Strates, I know on RAS they had to use some kind of ram to push it up as it went over the ramp to clear the bottom, is that why Strates ran it over the road, or was it to high of a load or something?


Yeah, it was high and heavy. There was talk about taking the sign off to make it lower but don't think they ever did. It went over the road the whole time I was on the show.

I think originally Strates has a partner (Putney?) with it. Had a straight-job with an antenna to check bridge heights. Had a nice COE Peterbuilt that pulled it.
Ride the Zipper?
Rss Feed  Atom Feed
Users browsing this topic
Similar Topics
MO State Fair..Update2 (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by flamo 7/21/2017 6:13:49 PM(UTC)
Update Nut Festival Evansville Ind (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by flamo 9/28/2016 8:22:58 PM(UTC)
Spooks and Patty Update!!!! (Off Topic Discussions)
by babygirlspence1967 3/12/2016 2:25:41 AM(UTC)
Carowinds Updates (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by thunderbolt85 2/11/2016 8:00:06 PM(UTC)
Update/Issues (Frequently Asked Questions / Support / Suggestions)
by secret.squirrel 12/25/2015 10:12:37 PM(UTC)
Reithoffer Updated Web Site (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by Tornado 3/27/2015 5:49:14 PM(UTC)
Approaching Hurricane-Update (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by flamo 7/3/2014 5:08:01 PM(UTC)
Update Bayern Kurve (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by IndianaTED 5/24/2014 5:05:39 PM(UTC)
Update on Space Wheels? (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by IndianaTED 4/29/2014 11:01:41 PM(UTC)
Johnston Amusements Winton CA Update (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by flamo 4/4/2014 11:39:04 PM(UTC)
introducing the Heavy Rotation (12/10update) (Carnival / Park / Circus Modeling)
by Fabbri_Guy 12/9/2013 2:21:28 PM(UTC)
Update KY fairs (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by Soda Guy 12/1/2013 2:06:16 PM(UTC)
Cannot update email address (Frequently Asked Questions / Support / Suggestions)
by r1981474 11/7/2013 1:47:59 PM(UTC)
Coffee county fair manchester tn(updated) (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by violater_1968 9/19/2013 6:08:47 PM(UTC)
Spin City 2013 - Wisconsin State Fair Set Up Updated 7-31-13 (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by Musher 7/23/2013 5:55:53 PM(UTC)
Stanislaus County Fair/Turlock CA/ Butler with pics & Video_Updated (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by flamo 7/19/2013 6:55:28 AM(UTC)
Deggeller Attractions Updated Web Site (Amusement Industry Discussion)
by thunderbolt85 5/30/2013 2:20:29 PM(UTC)
Spin out back wall (((((UPDATE! FINISHED HINGES))))) (Carnival / Park / Circus Modeling)
by Fabbri_Guy 5/27/2013 5:09:44 AM(UTC)
Updated model pic (Carnival / Park / Circus Modeling)
by SideWinder 5/9/2013 7:33:09 PM(UTC)
Updates to my new rides (Carnival / Park / Circus Modeling)
by SideWinder 5/4/2013 3:17:48 PM(UTC)
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.