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Old Jan 25th 2008, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank
That's supposed to be a damn good job! When I was growing up everybody envied the guys who got on down at the Brewery, great pay, great benefits and free beer. Closest I ever got was living just south of it and sniffing yeast if the wind was right..
It is if you are an employee. I was just a contractor, a.k.a a second class citizen. I was involved with their desktop refresh project which consisted of making sure their new computers were setup and all software was installed correctly. It was a kick ass job despite the hours. The longest day I had there was 17.5 hours there and I had a blast. They even paid for dinners when projects would roll into 2 in the morning. Good times ABY. I just don't like the fact that I'd have to wait 5 years to be converted. So 5 years of no beer coupons or going to that kick ass Christmas Party at Scott Trade Center
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Originally Posted by hurkemnl
Hey fellow Brits!

Have just moved from Hertfordshire to the Pacific Northwest, State of Washington, been here nearly 3 months and can't seem to accept how different everything is here...especially the people (not the brightest bunch)! Maybe just missing things British?? Like a sense of humour!!!

I was craving beans on toast the other day and all I could find was Weenie Beenies, tins of beans and sausages! They didn't compare to Heinz, but did the trick! Anyone know where you can get Bisto gravy???

Do you ever stop feeling like you just want to go back to all things familiar???
hey, welcome... i used to live on the Herts/Essex border.. I know its a big change, but hey you will either love it or hate it here! fingers crossed its not the latter
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank
That's supposed to be a damn good job! When I was growing up everybody envied the guys who got on down at the Brewery, great pay, great benefits and free beer. Closest I ever got was living just south of it and sniffing yeast if the wind was right..

I believe you can get help for that...some kind of yeast sniffing rehab perhaps
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank
That's supposed to be a damn good job! When I was growing up everybody envied the guys who got on down at the Brewery, great pay, great benefits and free beer. Closest I ever got was living just south of it and sniffing yeast if the wind was right..

I know that smell... My grandparents ran a pub in England which was owned by a brewery called Thwaites. Thwaites beer was always transported in wooden barrels on big carts pulled by Shire horses - it was their trademark. That smell brings back lots of good memories...
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma
I believe you can get help for that...some kind of yeast sniffing rehab perhaps
Actually it's a good thing on certain days. If you get close enough you can smell the beer and the alcohol in it. Makes my mouth water actually. Then there are days when the beer is in the mash stage and it smells a bit off putting. Then there are days I don't smell a thing.
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Originally Posted by ugacrew
Actually it's a good thing on certain days. If you get close enough you can smell the beer and the alcohol in it. Makes my mouth water actually. Then there are days when the beer is in the mash stage and it smells a bit off putting. Then there are days I don't smell a thing.

So you could become a beer sniffing alcoholic then. That's a cheap addiction
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So 5 years of no beer coupons
So there were benefits then....?
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Originally Posted by ugacrew
It is if you are an employee. I was just a contractor, a.k.a a second class citizen. I was involved with their desktop refresh project which consisted of making sure their new computers were setup and all software was installed correctly. It was a kick ass job despite the hours. The longest day I had there was 17.5 hours there and I had a blast. They even paid for dinners when projects would roll into 2 in the morning. Good times ABY. I just don't like the fact that I'd have to wait 5 years to be converted. So 5 years of no beer coupons or going to that kick ass Christmas Party at Scott Trade Center
And how long ago did you work there?

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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma
I believe you can get help for that...some kind of yeast sniffing rehab perhaps
Probably, if I wanted it...
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Originally Posted by basementwaj
hey, welcome... i used to live on the Herts/Essex border.. I know its a big change, but hey you will either love it or hate it here! fingers crossed its not the latter
I'm an Essex's Girl, but, PLEEZ no jokes, I've heard them all

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Originally Posted by ukelaine
I'm an Essex's Girl, but, PLEEZ no jokes, I've heard them all

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Ha, i used to live in Harlow, just 1/4 mile from posh and becks... so i have heard them all too!
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And how long ago did you work there?

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Originally Posted by hurkemnl
Hey fellow Brits!

Have just moved from Hertfordshire to the Pacific Northwest, State of Washington, been here nearly 3 months and can't seem to accept how different everything is here...especially the people (not the brightest bunch)! Maybe just missing things British?? Like a sense of humour!!!

I was craving beans on toast the other day and all I could find was Weenie Beenies, tins of beans and sausages! They didn't compare to Heinz, but did the trick! Anyone know where you can get Bisto gravy???

Do you ever stop feeling like you just want to go back to all things familiar???

Seriously, though, I am sorry you are feeling homesick. Regarding food - check to see if there is an international food section in your local grocery store - if so, you will almost certainly be able to pick up baked beans and Marmite. If you have a World Market near you, they will have a Britsh food section.
Regarding people - if you look beneath the surface, you will find that they are not all dim. As an example, one of the Mom's at my kid's school always used to drive me mad - I thought she was so shallow and over the top, then one day, she said something which made me sit up and think. I began to take more notice of things she said and did, and I started to do the same with some of the other Mom's who had the same effect on me. I came to admire, respect and - God forbd! - like most of them.
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Originally Posted by ugacrew
Actually it's a good thing on certain days. If you get close enough you can smell the beer and the alcohol in it. Makes my mouth water actually. Then there are days when the beer is in the mash stage and it smells a bit off putting. Then there are days I don't smell a thing.
I live near a chocolate factory which has the same problem - some days it's awesome, other days it's foul!
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank
And how long ago did you work there?

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It was back in 2004. Most likely I'm stayin' put on the KC side. Thanks for the offer though
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