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Offline Mason

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What to do with my standby time
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:35:26 PM »
Hey guys,

At my work I typically have to spend quite a bit of time waiting in my work truck on standby. Typically I spend 1-3 hours waiting to start work, but it can extend up to 6-10 hours. Currently I depend on social site to keep me entertained, but this is slowly destroying me as a person.

I have thought about taking online courses to educate myself further, but I don't really want to spend cash on that yet (maybe in the next year).

Another thing I have thought of was doing online work to make extra cash. I don't think there is much work I can do because I can't guarantee my hours.

I am open to suggestions. I have honestly thought about rigging up am Xbox and TV, but I am not into gaming at all.

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 08:51:45 PM »
Podcasts and youtube?  There are some good content to listen and learn from.

I like VOX

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 10:23:43 PM »
There's a lot of free courses you can take online. Or courses that are offered at crazy discounts. Depends what you're interested and what your long-term goals are.
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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 10:29:43 PM »
It sounds like you're doing field work in the O&G industry.  Have you considered maybe taking some classes remotely for an Engineering degree or Eng Technologist diploma?  Both strong foundations to start building on your existing experience.

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 12:41:26 AM »
Have you considered learning another language? There are many on/offline apps and programs available for download, I've been slowly learning Japanese with my standby time.  :D

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 08:02:22 AM »
Yep oil and gas. I would love to take courses, but at 800 each I don't believe I can budget that right now. In the future I will for sure be looking into it.

Another language could be interesting

I have tried pod casts, but just can't get into any so far and YouTube is hard on the data streaming videos all day.

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 08:06:01 AM »
Have you discovered Reddit, yet? ;D

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 08:37:55 AM »
What about reading books? Dust off the old library card
This is not something I would do, but it's not a bad idea

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2018, 08:39:52 AM »
Free courses. There's a ton of them.
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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 09:05:52 AM »
Have you discovered Reddit, yet? ;D

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What about reading books? Dust off the old library card
This is not something I would do, but it's not a bad idea

I'm game with book learnings, but I can't read books for leisure
Free courses. There's a ton of them.

Point me in the right direction?

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 09:19:38 AM »
If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
So give me the vodka, and stfu.
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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2018, 10:13:58 AM »
Hey guys,

At my work I typically have to spend quite a bit of time waiting in my work truck on standby. Typically I spend 1-3 hours waiting to start work, but it can extend up to 6-10 hours. Currently I depend on social site to keep me entertained, but this is slowly destroying me as a person.

I have thought about taking online courses to educate myself further, but I don't really want to spend cash on that yet (maybe in the next year).

Another thing I have thought of was doing online work to make extra cash. I don't think there is much work I can do because I can't guarantee my hours.

I am open to suggestions. I have honestly thought about rigging up am Xbox and TV, but I am not into gaming at all.

day trade.

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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2018, 11:56:45 AM »
Do what Asstuna does: beat your dick like it owes you money.
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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2018, 01:36:26 PM »
Do what Asstuna does: beat your dick like it owes you money.
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Re: What to do with my standby time
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2018, 04:13:33 PM »
Language apps are a good time killer. I've been using Duolingo for a few weeks to brush up on my French.

It's free to use, daily lessons, but does them like a game, so if you get the wrong answer, you loose potential learning points, which you can buy if you really want to, if not, wait for the next days lessons. They aren't long, about 5-10 minutes per lesson, but they have multiple languages available through the one app. It's free to download, has been highly rated for it's accuracy, and because it has in-app purchases, you don't have to pay to use it unless you want to.

They have Spanish, French, German, Chinese(I assume Cantonese, but they just generalize it as Chinese), Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish Gaelic (great if you love languages with words that have 13 letters in them but only 4 are pronounced), Danish, Swedish (reasonably easy to figure out listening to), Turkish, Esperanto, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Welsh, Hebrew, Vietnamese, Hungarian(arguably one of the hardest languages to learn outside of Finnish), Greek, Swahili (never know when it may come in handy), Romanian, Czech or for the Sci-Fi Fans, Klingon, and High Valyrian). And then if you get really good at one language, you can learn one language in another language (learn French in Italian).