Discussion in 'The Pub' started by jpervin, May 23, 2013.
Networking, building relationships, dealing with people.
Singing. It drives me nuts too, because I take so much pride in my guitar playing, but once I open my big mouth and let a few notes out.....they just don;t notice what's hanging around my neck!
Too many things to list...that includes being modest.
Public speaking, and by association, knowing what I am talking about.
Yours must be annoying people.
Finding asbestos in building materials and hidden in structures in cases that end up costing huge amounts of money for everyone involved. Made a few enemies doing that gig. I found a $375,000 change order that had to be paid to a really flaky fly by night subcontractor abatement firm on his luckiest day as a contractor EVER, when he asked me if the power was off in a junction box. After I checked and found no wiring with my flashlight I thought I saw some questionable stuff, and by sticking my arm in a hole behind a old electric panel with a small flash camera in my hand. I then took a piece of #9 wire and stuck it way down in there and gathered enough for a sample, took it to the lab and put it under a beautiful Nikon PLM microscope, pretty stuff to look at when you find the really good amosite and crocidolite, the two nastiest kinds.
The city of KCMO City Council members governing the Aviation Dept was L I V I D with me because they had to pay this nimrod to do a bunch of extra demo work to expose it all, contractor made out like a bandit. They tried to get me disqualified as the tech, but all my credentials were from Dr. Walter McCrone himself in Chicago The guy who refined the asbestos analysis methods and all my NIOSH and state inspector credentials were in order. The looks on their faces after they sniped me with a nit picky accusation of wrongdoing and being in bed with the contractor, questioning my lab techniques & integrity, yada yada yada in the main meeting and then is was proved I was in the right.,
Besides the $375k they paid him, his relative's trucking company soaked them for the hazmat transport and disposal. And they had to pay my company a whole bunch of extra lab and field hours and project closure & regulatory cost. Probably another 1/2 mil by the time it was all done.
Funny thing, a few years later, I bailed their asses out on a huge project at KCI that was running way behind and labor problems until I took it over.
I cost a few contractors some serious money in "oops, you missed all that"
I used to be part of a very successful project bidding team, if we wanted the job we got the job.
oral sex and bringing out the worst in people.
Why aren't you with them anymore?
cooking, diy home stuff
techs here say im great at ss amps mixer/consoles but they just hate working on them lol.
Finding the simplest, most logical solution to a problem, with the least amount of drama.
Have a deep baritone voice and have been asked if I was a DJ countless times. So I would say talking...since I have been in sales for 30 years.
Nothing, nada, I pretty much stink at everything, I'm lucky to be alive.
I'm good with my hands. That helps out in several arenas.
Don't worry, I make up for it. I am great at pretty much everything I try.
I am an all around fabulous guy.
My story exactly. We can add that apparently I'm pants peeing funny, and I play decent guitar.
Writing. Along with guitar. But writing is something I'm more naturally capable with as opposed to music where I'm probably the least natural capable in the world and have to work for everything.
I've had a few random strangers walk up and tell me that my speaking voice was very nice, and I should be on radio.
My homemade from scratch cinnamaon rolls have gotten lots of complements as well, all very deserved if I do say so myself.
I'm a good driver.