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Work Room - Week 26

Congratulations to our Top 10!

It's been a long road, but we are almost to the end. We are almost to where you get to rest.

But not yet.

There's a new topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1035875.html

that, to me, along with last week's topic illustrates that the inspiration for "what to write" is all around you, every single day.

You just don't have someone threatening to kick you like a hippie if you don't sit down to write. Well, unless you hire me to follow you around and kick you. Which now that I think of it, might be a good side gig for me during the off-season!

As for the "what does it mean?"

For those who didn't figure it out from the context - "The Goal is Zero" refers to the amount of workplace accidents. It's a program/philosophy that the goal is to completely handle all risk factors until there is no chance of having an accident. Apparently, that notion is controversial in some circles, as being unrealistic.

Personally, I think that idea has a lot going for it as a jumping off point... hopefully you will jump into a pool of water and not into a pool of concrete...


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Jul. 29th, 2017 02:13 am (UTC)
"Goal Zero" is also a brand of solar power products. Personally, I would have preferred "goat zero," a rollicking tale of the life of a barnyard animal. Or the first case of a zombie goat virus. Workplace accidents just aren't as interesting.
Jul. 29th, 2017 04:38 am (UTC)
Unless it's a workplace accident that creates a zombie goat virus!
Jul. 29th, 2017 01:05 pm (UTC)
Great! I may try working with that and see if I can come up with something, if you don't mind. Nothing like a herd of mindless goats, eating everything in sight . . . except that's what they already do. Right now, I'm pretty stuck.
Jul. 29th, 2017 01:57 pm (UTC)
A gentle reminder that Frank the Goat is the mascot of LiveJournal.
Jul. 29th, 2017 03:41 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that. Frank the Zombie Goat? Right now, I'm working on two stories. One is zombie goats, the other about a professional finder. I'll probably wind up submitting a third. I've got lots of starts, but no stories with endings. It's frustrating.
Jul. 29th, 2017 06:21 am (UTC)
You're killing me with these Tuesday deadlines! Late Tuesday night (well after the deadline) is one of my biggest chunks of free time. = ( Sigh. I guess I should just be grateful the deadline isn't even sooner.
Jul. 29th, 2017 07:06 am (UTC)
Also, a huge thanks to everyone who voted me into the Top 10! I am happy and nervous and several other emotions.
Jul. 29th, 2017 10:57 am (UTC)
We have a workplace zero in effect at my work because, god forbid, you have to go on worker's comp or something. To that end we're taught to be VERY conscious of anything that could cause a slip or fall and to correct it ASAP. We have to wear mandated nonslip footwear. You can't leave anything out on the floor which anyone (well, a customer mostly) can *trip* over even if it's something obvious like an empty u-boat. If something does happen OTJ the company's risk management department will do their damndest to put the onus on you because *the company* has all this stuff already in place and if you messed up on even a tenth of it, the onus *is* on you.

Hopefully this will help you if you're stuck ;)
Jul. 29th, 2017 11:54 am (UTC)
Empty U-boats? You have old German submarines lying around the store? What kinds of things are you baking?
Jul. 29th, 2017 12:09 pm (UTC)
Example right here.

Some places call it a truck or a platform truck. We've always called it a u-boat. They're famous for having easily breakable wheels, btw.

Edited at 2017-07-29 12:14 pm (UTC)
Jul. 29th, 2017 12:16 pm (UTC)
shhh, nobody's supposed to know I've got that fleet of old German u-boats buried in the backyard along with the flame thrower...
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