Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Members Area > Off-topic Discussions

Off-topic Discussions Discuss any off-topic subjects with other members.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
PHXLT1
 
PHXLT1's Avatar
 
Drives: black Z28
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: el mirage
Posts: 713
Ever get in trouble at work for.......

Putting your hands in your pants pocket? I didn't really get in trouble with the company but I did get a stern warning. Ya, I didn't understand either. About 2 months ago I was promoted to line supervisor and, if you're in a position like this, they was way more money along with more reponsibility. Cool, I can deal with that. The past couple months I've leanred about what to do and what not to do. Please lucy lemme splain! I went to the maintaince shop to have one of the mechanic swap out a piece of a production head to get ready for the next day. I walked around the corner where the mechanic I was looking for and the maintaince supervisor ( I've known this guy for 20 years but never worked for him directly). I had one hand in my pocket and before I could say anything the maintaince sup says "take your hand out of your pocket. Don't walk in here with your hand in your pocket!". At first I thought he was kidding so I said " don't worry that's not a gun in my hand, it my %$#&"........(dead stare). Ok, so you were serious, I thought to my self. He again told me not to walk around with my hand in my pocket and I asked a half assed "why?" In confusion. "You'll find out" is what I got back. Ok. Didn't know med could get PMS but guess I was wrong. I told the mechanic what I needed to and left. I asked another supervisor who's been here longer than me what happened and said "don't ever walk around with your hand in your pocket. He hates that!" Gess I got more to learn.
__________________
I'm Fernando
94 Z28
Could be the end of the world.
I'd still be laid here on my own..........wasting my life away.
PHXLT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
RazorSS
 
Drives: Looking for an SS
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Berlin CT
Posts: 90
I am a maintenance manager/plant engineer and I could care less if you have your hands in your pocket. I think he was just being kind of a d!ck.
RazorSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
2010 SSRS



 
2010 SSRS's Avatar
 
Drives: 3 V8 Camaros
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Ocean State
Posts: 123,978
sounds like a very miserable person, must suck working for somebody like that
__________________
Jannetty Racing JRE Street Package
2010 SSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
CamaroSkooter
Retarded One-Legged Owl
 
CamaroSkooter's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 9,684
How do you walk with your hands in your pockets?

Do you have one of those G-thug limps when you walk with your hand in your pocket?

It's not that I have anything against that, but I just tried and it feels really awkward...

Seems like a weird pet peeve to have
__________________

My VIN = 2G1FK1EJ9A9105017
Build Date: 04-23-2009 according to:
http://www.compnine.com/vid.php
CamaroSkooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #5
PHXLT1
 
PHXLT1's Avatar
 
Drives: black Z28
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: el mirage
Posts: 713
Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorSS View Post
I am a maintenance manager/plant engineer and I could care less if you have your hands in your pocket. I think he was just being kind of a d!ck.
Well, as I said, I've known the guy for 20 years and he's always been a little strung out. Now I still don't understand how a maintaince sup is above me because I don't report to him directly but I know he's been a supervisor for years. I know this and I have a lot of repect for him and looking to learn from him but, like you, I didn't undstand that peev at at. Oh and just to clear things up. I don't walk around with my hands in my pocket. I was looikng for, and found, a dollar I had for soda. I thought I left it in my shirt pocket.
__________________
I'm Fernando
94 Z28
Could be the end of the world.
I'd still be laid here on my own..........wasting my life away.
PHXLT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #6
PHXLT1
 
PHXLT1's Avatar
 
Drives: black Z28
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: el mirage
Posts: 713
Woohoo! Update! I just heard from another mechanic the the maintaince sup told the plant manager and I guess he's going to talk to me about it. Wtf! Seriously?!
__________________
I'm Fernando
94 Z28
Could be the end of the world.
I'd still be laid here on my own..........wasting my life away.
PHXLT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
Dreamsicle
The Redux
 
Dreamsicle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 2SS RS
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 70
Never got in trouble for it but "no hands in pockets" is part of the safety mantra at my workplace.
Dreamsicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
Mwalterhouse

 
Mwalterhouse's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Posts: 1,082
Sounds to me like he needs some formal training in leadership and people skills.
Mwalterhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #9
upflying


 
upflying's Avatar
 
Drives: '86 Monte Carlo SS
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Antioch, Ca
Posts: 3,125
Hmm, hands in pockets at work suggests you aren't working and might be slacking.
I worked with someone like that, we called him "pockets" and he was always lazy.
Hands in pockets is also a sign of disrespect as shown here...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...handshake.html

Last edited by upflying; 10-30-2013 at 08:32 PM.
upflying is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
DDoug
 
DDoug's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 Inferno Orange ZL1 Convertible
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Detroit
Posts: 204
I've worked in shops for 25 years, never heard of this. Except, maybe, you're doin' nuttin.

Did you look like Chuckie, from "Sons of Anarchy? lol

Waiting for update.
DDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #11
upflying


 
upflying's Avatar
 
Drives: '86 Monte Carlo SS
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Antioch, Ca
Posts: 3,125
Hands in pockets is a no-no in the military.

No Hands in the Pockets
Army Regulation r670-1 states, “While in uniform, personnel will not place their hands in their pockets, except momentarily to place or retrieve objects.” (3) This rule has more to do with the look of professionalism and discipline. However, it is not unheard of for some officers to allow the soldiers to place their hands in their pockets in the event of cold weather.
upflying is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #12
DDoug
 
DDoug's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 Inferno Orange ZL1 Convertible
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Detroit
Posts: 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by upflying View Post
I worked with someone like that, we called him "pockets", he was always lazy.
We called a guy "Bay Watch."

Bosses thought it was because of his bleach blonde hair.

Really, it was because he stood in one bay and watched everybody work in the other bay.
DDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 08:40 PM   #13
JTruck

 
JTruck's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LT/RS
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,125
This is very interesting... Curious to hear what he has to say.
__________________
Detailing is an involuntary obsession.
JTruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 09:04 PM   #14
Dizzy82

 
Dizzy82's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1LT/RS A6 RJT
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 1,248
Quote:
Hands in pockets is a no-no in the military.

No Hands in the Pockets
Army Regulation r670-1 states, “While in uniform, personnel will not place their hands in their pockets, except momentarily to place or retrieve objects.” (3) This rule has more to do with the look of professionalism and discipline. However, it is not unheard of for some officers to allow the soldiers to place their hands in their pockets in the event of cold weather.
Every day at work for me.
__________________
Power is worthless without control.
Dizzy82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 09:10 PM   #15
chevy 3
NEcamaro5
 
chevy 3's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2ss rs 1LE
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: mass
Posts: 3,851
I was parking in the bosses park spot with my Camaro for almost two weeks. I'd leave before he would get in and get back after he went home. On the sec week he beat me in to work and was parked next to his spot. So I parked in his spot Phil says to me " Charlie I love looking at your car but I don't like seeing it in MY park spot. "I agread with him that I don't like see my car in his spot either and as soon as my truck is fixed I won't park here anymore. My Tacoma was siting next to my car that night when I got back to the shop.

Back on hands in pockets talk. My boss hates hands in pockets just as much as saying( this sucks). It's tree work at some point its going to suck. But not having a job sucks more so get back to work
__________________
chevy 3 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 05:26 AM   #16
PHXLT1
 
PHXLT1's Avatar
 
Drives: black Z28
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: el mirage
Posts: 713
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTruckenbrod View Post
This is very interesting... Curious to hear what he has to say.
Same here. If I get called into the office or taken for a walk (our plant manager will take you for a walk alone when he going to chew your ass about something) I'm going to be seriouly pissed. If that "pocket" thing was that much of an issue all he had to do was tell me and it would have been done for me. Buuuuut it seems like getting me in trouble ismore appealing to him. Forget that I bust my ass of trying to do the best I can day after day.
__________________
I'm Fernando
94 Z28
Could be the end of the world.
I'd still be laid here on my own..........wasting my life away.
PHXLT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 05:34 AM   #17
376LS3
Eh, that'll happen
 
376LS3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 1,577
Sub'd!
__________________
2010 Camaro SS LS3 - Torn down after cam/oil pump failure. Rebuild in process!
376LS3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 05:47 AM   #18
ssrs2lt

 
Drives: too many
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: oh va pa
Posts: 1,286
Hands in pocket is often referred to as air force gloves.. It does kinda give off that IDGAS attitude..
ssrs2lt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 06:20 AM   #19
Apex Motorsports

 
Apex Motorsports's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Posts: 23,127
Quote:
Originally Posted by upflying View Post
Hands in pockets is a no-no in the military.

No Hands in the Pockets
Army Regulation r670-1 states, “While in uniform, personnel will not place their hands in their pockets, except momentarily to place or retrieve objects.” (3) This rule has more to do with the look of professionalism and discipline. However, it is not unheard of for some officers to allow the soldiers to place their hands in their pockets in the event of cold weather.
This was the only time I have ever encountered anything like that. Either your co-worker is one of those guy who can't seem to realize he isn't in the military anymore or he is just a d-bag.
__________________
Apex Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 07:53 AM   #20
f5journal
Senior Camaro Fanatic
 
f5journal's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS/RS manual - White
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: aiken, sc
Posts: 1,923
Interesting thread for such a "seemingly" mundane action..
__________________
Former '68 and '69 Z/28 Owner...........Now sporting around in a 2011 RS/SS with........Kooks LT's and cats, JRE tune, CAI, scoop, ZL1 Bumper conversion, custom ZL-1 grille, halo harness, Painted silver stripes, GM GFX, black painted lower edge of skirts and rear bumper. MGW shifter
f5journal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 08:02 AM   #21
TripleBlkZL1
 
TripleBlkZL1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro ZL1 M6
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 563
Yeah everyday... Marine Corps
__________________
2013 M6 ZL1.. Mods- Roto-Fab CF Intake, Ported and Polish LS7 TB and Snout, 2.55" Upper Pulley, 100mm Idler Pulley, Solid Isolator, Afco Heat Exchanger with fans, ID850 fuel injectors, SW 2" LT Headers With High Flow Cats, and CMS 91 Octane tune.. 579.8rwhp and 537.4rwtq
TripleBlkZL1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:22 AM   #22
Kooks Headers
 
Kooks Headers's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Statesville, NC
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by upflying View Post
Hmm, hands in pockets at work suggests you aren't working and might be slacking.
I worked with someone like that, we called him "pockets" and he was always lazy.
Hands in pockets is also a sign of disrespect as shown here...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...handshake.html
I worked a race team and we had a guy called "Pockets" too! We were always thrashing to get the car ready during the race weekends and this guy would get done with what he needed to do and instead of pitching in to help the rest of us, he would stand and watch us with his hands in his pockets. The team owner yelled at him one day in front of all of us and said he was going to tape his pockets shut if he kept it up. From then on he was known as "Pockets". He hated that name....

I do agree with everyone here, most of the time if you have your hands in your pockets you are not being productive.. Good luck OP.
__________________

Kooks Custom Headers
Call us! 866-586-KOOK (5665)
Kooks Headers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:29 AM   #23
hrpiii
AKA "Beefcake"
 
hrpiii's Avatar
 
Drives: CGM w/Black stripes
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Indy
Posts: 4,034
I'm like the OP, if it's a rule, I wouldn't mind following it, just tell me and be done with it. Don't give me some "BS" response, like 'I said so'. If it's a safety issue or something, tell me. Otherwise, you just come across like a smarta$$.
__________________
Pfadt Suspension, Supercharged, Showstopper 'bling', Pedderized by Bruce and Tuned by Mike Norris Motorsports
hrpiii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:29 AM   #24
Jay_LHD3

 
Jay_LHD3's Avatar
 
Drives: CGM 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SW Georgia
Posts: 1,952
I work at a manufacturing plant and we have the same rule. It's is for safety. We also have the 'you must have one hand at all times on the hand rail when going up and down the stairs' rule. I have been warned once on that one.

We are real big on safety. Every million safe work hours (roughly every two months) we give a new car away to one or our hourly employees!


__________________
Jay_LHD3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:47 AM   #25
CamaroSkooter
Retarded One-Legged Owl
 
CamaroSkooter's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 9,684
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay_LHD3 View Post
I work at a manufacturing plant and we have the same rule. It's is for safety. We also have the 'you must have one hand at all times on the hand rail when going up and down the stairs' rule. I have been warned once on that one.

We are real big on safety. Every million safe work hours (roughly every two months) we give a new car away to one or our hourly employees!


If it's for safety, I can understand, but can you explain WHY it's for safety?

Like, how is having my hands in my pockets unsafe?
__________________

My VIN = 2G1FK1EJ9A9105017
Build Date: 04-23-2009 according to:
http://www.compnine.com/vid.php
CamaroSkooter is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.