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Syed
04-10-2015, 02:49 PM
in the countries like ours.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/pinstco/IMG_20150411_002042_zpsulfbksji.jpg

Curtism
04-10-2015, 03:33 PM
Is he carrying wood or stone.

It looks heavy but he seems to have a method worked out.

Phillip Allen
04-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Is he carrying wood or stone.

It looks heavy but he seems to have a method worked out.

bricks... prolly over 200 pounds

Curtism
04-10-2015, 03:52 PM
bricks... prolly over 200 pounds

I needed Ibuprofen just from looking at the pic. Yikes.

PeterSibley
04-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Or Bangladesh.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XNx_z2il-g

skuthorp
04-10-2015, 04:37 PM
And this, yikes! No scaffold or moulds………….. and all by eye!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB8TWMKHHMQ#t=32

Willin'
04-10-2015, 04:41 PM
A very nattily dressed laborer, though. Is that typical workmen's garb, Syed?

The Bigfella
04-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Sometimes those bricks are a lot lighter than they look. I remember picking some up in Vietnam... and they had a lot of airspace in them

purri
04-10-2015, 11:03 PM
Not to ponder what condition his foramen magnum is in.
I needed Ibuprofen just from looking at the pic. Yikes.

RichKrough
04-10-2015, 11:30 PM
The guy carrying the bricks is just too lazy to make two trips ;)

skuthorp
04-11-2015, 03:21 AM
"by the time the World Cup kicks off, at least 4,000 migrant workers will have died on the job (http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/26/qatar-world-cup-migrant-workers-dead)."
No one should be going, no one! A boycott campaign needs to be started.
And as for the corrupt cabal that allowed it to be given to them, they should all be made equally responsible for those deaths.

Paul Pless
04-11-2015, 03:48 AM
Sometimes those bricks are a lot lighter than they look. I remember picking some up in Vietnam... and they had a lot of airspace in themyeah

PeterSibley
04-11-2015, 04:02 AM
The guy carrying the bricks is just too lazy to make two trips ;)

He probably gets paid a cent a brick, maybe .

Syed
04-11-2015, 05:15 AM
A very nattily dressed laborer, though. Is that typical workmen's garb, Syed?
Willin, no prescribed dress really. This is the common dress.
This type is about three times expensive than regular labour.

Syed
04-11-2015, 05:17 AM
Nice worksite. A wooden boat and what looks like some flowers.
Actual site is on rooftop. |:)

Syed
04-11-2015, 05:24 AM
Today I weighed a few bricks. The average weight of the brick is 3.4 kg. Carrying (100 +) kg upstairs is not a joke.

Peerie Maa
04-11-2015, 05:27 AM
He probably gets paid a cent a brick, maybe .

Yep, I heard that they were paid by the brick.

This is the British version, when it used to be done by hand
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/3395565-23rd-july-1976-britains-top-hod-carrier-bernie-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=6BSFphhWUdJ1ErbyAC21z7SAnqexeLL9SUwPbHvMOzzopBEk qlJCu8Bv3xeUvdAL

and in Germany
http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/26/2697/R4PUD00Z/posters/german-hod-carriers-and-bricklayers.jpg

and in Dublin
http://www.f-c-f.net/uploads/1/2/3/6/12363332/5199177_orig.jpg

Syed
04-11-2015, 05:37 AM
The method as in # 1 is specifically used for carrying bricks upstairs.

Dannybb55
04-11-2015, 07:37 AM
Stacking green oak 20 foot 6×6 s is no jock either, or spending the last six weeks in two different chain lockers of sharp bowed yachts. Work is tough, everyone has aches and pains and the new hire kids aren't worth a d***n.

The Bigfella
04-11-2015, 08:44 AM
Loading one of the wooden boats on the Mekong in Vietnam at a brick factory a few years back. Mixed crew of men and women. A fair load for the two still loaded here

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Vietnam%20and%20Cambodia/mekongbrickloading.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Vietnam%20and%20Cambodia/mekongbrickloading.jpg.html)

The Bigfella
04-11-2015, 08:48 AM
Ahh. Found it. This woman is about to climb that steep plank with the same sort of load of bricks. Vietnam again, just across the border from Cambodia on the Mekong.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Vietnam2/IMG_1979.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Vietnam2/IMG_1979.jpg.html)

Figment
04-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Without disrespecting any of these workers: some of the "bricks" in these pics look like clay-tile or terra cotta block.

I'm not saying it's balsa, but it ain't granite. :)

Figment
04-11-2015, 09:14 AM
Regarding the woman up the plank.... My ankles have the utmost respect!

The Bigfella
04-11-2015, 09:14 AM
Without disrespecting any of these workers: some of the "bricks" in these pics look like clay-tile or terra cotta block.

I'm not saying it's balsa, but it ain't granite. :)

Yes, that's what I was saying earlier. Syed says the bricks in the OP are 3.4kg each. Ouch

Syed
04-26-2015, 01:31 AM
We are not totally against high tech.|:)
http://rs152.pbsrc.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150426_084020_zpsgoh9a5t7.jpg~320x480
http://rs152.pbsrc.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150426_084043_zpsscn6j82k.jpg~320x480

Last but not the least, the level indicator.
http://rs152.pbsrc.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150426_095043_zpsonjejusp.jpg~320x480

bamamick
04-26-2015, 05:40 PM
When I was a kid I used to mix concrete and walk barrows full of it across planks like that to pour subfloors and such. And of course, I once fell off the damn board, dumping the entire load, half of which wound up on me. Almost broke my ankle, and of course, almost got fired on the spot. When I was in my late teens and 20's I could do such things (like that guy in the initial post by Syed). Of course, that's a lot of the reason I am toting around the neck and spinal column of an 80 year old at my age (almost 57), according to my doctors.

Mickey Lake

CWSmith
04-26-2015, 06:03 PM
When I was a kid I used to mix concrete and walk barrows full of it across planks like that to pour subfloors and such.

I rode a trash truck in a community that thought trash cans on the curb were unsightly. We carried big canvas bags up and down the hills, filling them with the trash from several houses, dumping them in the truck, and off to the next house.

Karl Marx got one thing right - the dignity of man and the value of honest service to the community.

PeterSibley
04-26-2015, 06:15 PM
We are not totally against high tech.|:)
http://rs152.pbsrc.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150426_084020_zpsgoh9a5t7.jpg~320x480
http://rs152.pbsrc.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150426_084043_zpsscn6j82k.jpg~320x480

Last but not the least, the level indicator.
http://rs152.pbsrc.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150426_095043_zpsonjejusp.jpg~320x480

There is nothing like the sub continent for absolutely brutal manual labour .

carioca1232001
04-26-2015, 09:13 PM
There is nothing like the sub continent for absolutely brutal manual labour .

Not long ago, an Australian gent who posts regularly on this Forum made public the low wages paid to aborigine boys - Australian nationals, BTW - that laboured in one of Sydney´s boat clubs.

I recall professing my astonishment and confirming that no one in Brazil would accept that sort of money, at least not in a boat club where members are known to have the resources to afford such lavish toys.

My memories of the subcontinent of my birth are fading, excepting for the mutual kindness and consideration between the master of the household / business proprietor and the paid servants / employees.

It just could be that nowadays people in the subcontinet are pursuing the 'profit above anything else' motive.

PeterSibley
04-26-2015, 10:04 PM
It always seemed to me that a large proportion of the Indian population are regarded as almost another species by the well off, almost unter menchen.

Syed
04-27-2015, 02:03 AM
http://rs152.pbsrc.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150426_084020_zpsgoh9a5t7.jpg~320x480

I think some explanation of these pictures is in order.
The boy on top is assembling the tower of a crane. Bottom picture is of the engine/drive of the concrete crane/lift.
A crew of six took three hours to assemble and commission their machines and casted a concrete slab1300 sq. ft within 3 hours.

Construction work is indeed tough in our climate but the people in this profession get paid reasonably good.

http://rs152.pbsrc.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150426_084043_zpsscn6j82k.jpg~320x480

Most of the labourers never went to a school and their work options are limited.