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Apprentice Engineer Angers Crew, Gets Ditched 250 Miles From Home

Oh man, the apprentice engineer’s gross level of entitlement was their ultimate undoing. If the young lad had just gone about doing business in a way that was mindful and respectful of those around him, well, then maybe he wouldn’t have been ditched the 250 miles from home. Just picturing the kid having to call up his dad to come and get him at 3 in the morning, for a 500-mile-round trip is pure entertainment. 

Oh man, the apprentice engineer’s gross level of entitlement was their ultimate undoing. If the young lad had just gone about doing business in a way that was mindful and respectful of those around him, well, then maybe he wouldn’t have been ditched the 250 miles from home. Just picturing the kid having to call up his dad to come and get him at 3 in the morning, for a 500-mile-round trip is pure entertainment. 

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Text - r/ProRevenge + Join u/GhostOfSorabji • 122d 1 3 2 Apprentice engineer pisses off the crew... gets left behind 250 miles from home Lordy! I was reminded of this story after a recent phone call from an old friend. Rather a long one, so sincere apologies in advance. It's part O r/ProRevenge, part O r/EntitledPeople. Some years age, I got a gig working a weekend music festival. Fairly simple too: ten bands per day and all pretty standard rock 'n' roll fare. Bossman puts four of us out on the

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Text - As it turned out this lad was about as much use as an aqualung to a trout, and had an entitled attitude the size of a mid-ranged African country. On the journey down in the truck, he was boasting as to how he was "a really good sound engineer" already and that "he could probably show us a few tricks." Oh, really? We get to the venue and get busy unloading the truck: we've got a 16-tonner stuffed to the gills with two sounds desks and about 16KW of sound gear for front- of-house and about

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Text - to safely unload it and get it stacked up in place– except that, after unloading the first amp rack (all on wheels but still around 80 kilos), the Entitled Brat snottily announces that "I'm a sound engineer, not a humper.", and promptly strolls off. Err..okaaay... Well, we don't really need him gumming up the works- we're all well used to slinging boxes around, so about an hour later we've got the rig stacked up and strapped down, run out the multicore to the FOH desk, and are ready to st

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Text - Out of nowhere, the Spotty Oik emerges from whatever hole he had buried himself in and asks what he can do. I say, "I'm going to plug up front-of-house, perhaps you could help Hammer cable up the speakers." "I don't take orders from girlies!" (Quick side note here: Hammer was 5' 9", drop-dead gorgeous and as hard as nails-hence her nickname. She was also a damn fine FOH engineer and a bloody good mate.)

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Text - Boris, Chris and I collectively groaned inwardly and winced in anticipation of a full 16" broadside from Hammer (seriously, folks-you do NOT fuck with her unless you want the family jewels dangling from the nearest tree!) Instead she smiles sweetly (NEVER a good sign) and says, "well I'm sure you'll learn something useful." | then go off to play with cables FOH, while Boris and Chris busy themselves with the monitors. A while later I'm back on stage: Spotty Oik has wandered off again. Ham

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Text - Turns out that, despite cables and connector ports being well labelled, The Oik had managed to make a complete pig's ear of plugging up the amp racks. Trust me, it's very hard to make this kind of mistake. I found The Oik some moments later and told him that it was not the proper way of doing things, and that if he wasn't sure what to do that he should always ask one of us beforehand. What then came out of his mouth absolutely floored me: "I don't need to know all that shit. I'm a sound e

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Text - Hammer, who was standing a few feet away, snorted derisively and rolled her eyes heavenwards. It took me a few seconds to process this particular nugget of stupid: "Well, you HAVE to know how all this works; it's part and parcel of the job and as you're here to learn, I suggest you pay attention." "Well, you're just a bunch of roadies; what do you know?" Upon delivering this charming bon mot, he ambles off (again) leaving me to retrieve my jaw from off the deck and Hammer barely able to r

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Text - An hour or so later, we're all set up, and we now have a fair idea of the acts that are going to be performing. In situations like this, you rarely get the opportunity of a full-blown soundcheck so you have to rely on experience to set the desk up from cold. Luckily we got the first act onstage a half hour before the kick-off so I could quickly get a rough sense of the overall set-up. A bit of exposition: it's convenient to reuse channels

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Text - across acts, so I generally keep the first twenty or so channels for drums, bass and guitars, and the last half dozen or so channels for vocals. If a band comes in with anything else-percussion, brass, Tibetan nose flutes etc., we whack them on channels in the middle. Keeps things nice, simple and consistent across the board, and becomes important in a moment. The working procedure in-show is also simple: Dreadful Boris and Big Chris run the monitor desk, and Hammer and I run front-of hou

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Text - We also tasked the Spotty Oik with helping with the stage setups, which rapidly proved problematical. We finished the first act and aimed to do the turnover within fifteen minutes. Generally the incoming act will tell us their mic requirements and we'll write up a mic plot which then gets sent up to the front-of-house desk. Up comes Spotty Oik with the mic plot and he goes back to help with the stage setup. As l'm checking each mic, I notice that I cannot hear the vocal channels. No soone

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Text - channels (he can't hear them either). He then goes off to check the stagebox where all the mics are plugged into. From all the way out front, I hear him shout, "Fuck me!". Seconds later he's back on the cans: "Do you know what that fecking idiot has done? Only repatched ALL the vocal channels so that all the plugs on the stagebox are "lined up neatly one after the other!–his words!!" Ye Gods!

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Text - Boris rapidly repatches the mics and we're good to go again. A few hours later and I'm starting my second shift out front (I won't bore you with my experiences of riding herd on Spotty Oik on the stage shift which- shall we say- was interesting. Currently on stage is a rather nice jazz septet (I love doing jazz-give me a nice 20-piece big band and l'm a happy bunny). Up strolls He Who Shall Not Be Mentioned and asks, "When can I have a go at mixing. I'm really good, you know." Seeing as h

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Text - Wrong!! I've already set what I regarded as a sensible baseline on the faders for him to work with. First thing he does, he reaches for the master faders and cranks in another 15dB-NOO00O!!! Immediately the rig teeters on the edge of feedback and I rapidly pull the mains back. "Look and listen: balance out the two vocals, then the guitars, leave the mains alone!" He then starts making wildly inappropriate changes to the channels' EQ-again the rig starts to squeak. Ok,

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Text - enough! I shove him out of the way and bring it back under control. I won't fatigue you further with the endless catalogue of foulups and attitude that he managed to effect over the rest of the weekend, suffice it to say that despite the best efforts of myself and Hammer to try and teach this guy, they all went to naught. Couple this with the constant drip-drip-drip of snide commentary about how he was "really a better engineer" than the rest of us, and by the end of the weekend, we're al

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Text - Come the end of the event and it's now the fun part of striking the rig and loading out (I'm being sarcastic about the fun part, by the way). Two solid days and we're all knackered and the last thing we want to be doing is the get-out but, of course, it has to be done. It's always an all-hands-on-deck situation... except the Spotty Oik has, once again, vanished into the woodwork. Two back-breaking hours later and we're all done, and the truck loaded to go home. So where is the Spotty Oik?

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Text - We give it a good fifteen minutes-but no joy. We then decide to go look for him, so we spent another twenty minutes trolling around the site trying to find him. Again, he's done a disappearing act. We get back to the truck-it's now close to 3am–and almost simultaneously we say, “Fuck him!" . We climb back aboard and drive the 250 miles back to the warehouse to unload. Next afternoon, Bossman calls me to find out why we'd left the Spotty Oik behind. I gave him the Cliff Notes and was then

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Bizarro Life-Hacks You May Or May Not Want To Try At Home

Now that many people have found themselves in quarantine with limited purchasing ability and lots of time, some individuals are having to get crafty and creative around the home. For some, this means making your own bread and nurturing that sourdough starter. For others, it means MacGyvering the sh*t out of everything. This dump of arguably genius (but also questionable) life hacks goes out to the latter group. We’re not saying you should repeat some of these moments in engineering, but we are saying you should appreciate ’em.

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Masterful Low Budget DIY Solutions

There are wise people among us who are frugal and decent with tools. These masters of DIY solutions have our respect. And while some of us don’t like the idea of using a beer can as a shower head, you have to admit that it’s not stupid if it works.

There are wise people among us who are frugal and decent with tools. These masters of DIY solutions have our respect. And while some of us don’t like the idea of using a beer can as a shower head, you have to admit that it’s not stupid if it works.

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Product - r/funny imgur 3h u/JohannReddit e Landlord decided to turn down the heat today in my MN apartment as it reached -40°. But the idiot must have forgotten h- pays my electric and doesn't realize that value my comfort over safety or energy conservation.

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House - UHAUL UHAUL My cousin said it costs 3k to move his mobile home...these MF SPENT $19.95

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Product - Smashley Ghoulish @AshleyJPL Dude just cruised past me riding a lawn chair taped to an electric skateboard while vaping and blasting Jack Johnson. Now I'm questioning all my life choices. 1111

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Land vehicle - FIRT 34A-080.94 HOBTEDICR Team-BHP.com

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Yellow - EARTHQUAKE DETECTION KIT jazz

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Leg - SYNCAIO

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Auto part - ... The power switch on our vacuum randomly stopped working. I was 3 seconds away from heading to the store and spending 200 bucks on a new machine but then I had another idea pop into my head..

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Engineer’s Son Realizes Dad Is Driving Passing Train

This kid was blown away by the realization that his dad was driving the passing train. A pretty cool moment!

This kid was blown away by the realization that his dad was driving the passing train. A pretty cool moment!

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Australian Engineer Lets Farm Owner Destroy His Own Car

We’ve seen stories of big company owners tripping over their own hubris, like this incompetent owner who mistakenly fired a special contractor, and this time there’s more math. This guy gives an extremely detailed account of exactly how a whole bunch of water, a valve, and an overly zealous farm owner gave himself the business.

We’ve seen stories of big company owners tripping over their own hubris, like this incompetent owner who mistakenly fired a special contractor, and this time there’s more math. This guy gives an extremely detailed account of exactly how a whole bunch of water, a valve, and an overly zealous farm owner gave himself the business.

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Engineer Gets Ditched In Revenge Of The Week

It’s time for the revenge story of the week, and man, is this one a treat. This entitled sound engineer got what was coming his way. It sounds like he was just the kind of presumptuous brat that needed a wakeup call. Fortunately, the crew he worked with and generally drove insane was more than ready to give it to him. And boy oh boy, did that wakeup call come in a brutal fashion. We’re talking the guy getting ditched hundreds of miles from home, and eventually having to get picked up by his dad!

It’s time for the revenge story of the week, and man, is this one a treat. This entitled sound engineer got what was coming his way. It sounds like he was just the kind of presumptuous brat that needed a wakeup call. Fortunately, the crew he worked with and generally drove insane was more than ready to give it to him. And boy oh boy, did that wakeup call come in a brutal fashion. We’re talking the guy getting ditched hundreds of miles from home, and eventually having to get picked up by his dad!

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Science & Engineering Memes For People Who Spent Too Much Time In School

Looking back at our pitiful lives, there are a few things we should have done differently. We would have dumped that toxic boyfriend in year one of our relationship instead of year three. Probably could have treated some people more nicely in school. But most of all, we wish we’d studied something a bit more lucrative. Studying constantly didn’t appeal to us while we were in college, but all the science and engineering majors are now having the last laugh while we type our lives away in vain. These memes go out to the people that put in the effort and who are, hopefully, reaping their very deserved rewards.

Looking back at our pitiful lives, there are a few things we should have done differently. We would have dumped that toxic boyfriend in year one of our relationship instead of year three. Probably could have treated some people more nicely in school. But most of all, we wish we’d studied something a bit more lucrative. Studying constantly didn’t appeal to us while we were in college, but all the science and engineering majors are now having the last laugh while we type our lives away in vain. These memes go out to the people that put in the effort and who are, hopefully, reaping their very deserved rewards.

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