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Workplace Hazard

  1. May 28, 2013 #1

    George Jones

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    At 9:30 am yesterday, all employees where I work (on the edge of a forest) received the following email (marked with a red exclamation mark):

     
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  3. May 28, 2013 #2

    Evo

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    :surprised So no security personnel out in the parking lot to make sure some poor employee isn't mauled going to their car?
     
  4. May 28, 2013 #3

    russ_watters

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    Oh, no! Evo, lock your doors and stay inside!
     
  5. May 28, 2013 #4

    lisab

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    Maybe you should wear a suit of armor to work, George!
     
  6. May 28, 2013 #5

    WannabeNewton

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    What if it was the world's smallest black bear :p
     
  7. May 28, 2013 #6

    berkeman

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    Nah, he just needs to be sure to wear running shoes to work.

    (Quiz Question -- Why?)
     
  8. May 28, 2013 #7

    George Jones

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    Which coworker should I take with me?

    When I started working here in September 2011, it took ages to get keys to my new office. I had to complete a safety checklist before a key could even be ordered. Material I had to read before I could get my key included advice on the proper posture to use while sitting at and typing on a keyboard, and stuff on bears

     
  9. May 28, 2013 #8

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    :smile:
     
  10. May 28, 2013 #9

    Evo

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    :rofl:

    Oh yeah, I'm sure I'd remember all that if I came face to face with a full grown black bear. I read that a guy avoided being mauled by a bear by curling up on the ground and playing dead. Can't a bear tell that you're not dead?
     
  11. May 28, 2013 #10

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    I read that bears often mistake bipedal creatures as another bear demanding a challenge due to their poor eyesight hence why people get attacked. Maybe crawl your way to and back from work?
     
  12. May 28, 2013 #11

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    No bars here. We do have other workplace hazards, however.

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  13. May 28, 2013 #12

    turbo

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    One that can't outrun you. :devil:
     
  14. May 28, 2013 #13

    trollcast

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    Phone for a pizza delivery and as the delivery guy is messing in his van / bag / whatever run like hell to your car and hope the bear is distracted by the beautiful aroma of peperoni and goes for the pizzas (as a starter and then has the delivery guy for the main course)
     
  15. May 29, 2013 #14
    I think you deserve 'combat pay' if you have to get around a bear to and from work.
     
  16. May 29, 2013 #15

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  17. May 29, 2013 #16

    Borek

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    Axe is handier than a scythe up close.

    (Which is a quote from the movie I watched last week).
     
  18. May 30, 2013 #17

    FlexGunship

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    Fixed.
     
  19. May 30, 2013 #18

    George Jones

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    No, this was (really) advice that I received at a different workplace in a very different geographical location.
     
  20. May 30, 2013 #19

    FlexGunship

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    About bears? :bugeye:
     
  21. May 30, 2013 #20

    lisab

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    :biggrin:
     
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