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what do you do?

Postby GirlsDontDoThat » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:12 pm

So every time I tell anyone in my new town where I work they apologize. I'm told my boss is a raging drunk who shorts paychecks.

So I am wondering, where do YOU work?

Or

what kind of interesting tales of horrific subserviance could you share with me, peon?
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Re: what do you do?

Postby LordRetard » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:55 pm

I have five bosses.

But I work at a public library, so it's okay because our union protects us from working.
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Re: what do you do?

Postby Kimra » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:28 pm

I have no job. Wa ha ha ha. No seriously it just means I'm broke.
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Re: what do you do?

Postby smiley_cow » Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:50 pm

I was fired once, except I actually wasn't because I hadn't done anything to merit being fired. I hadn't been sending in my pay sheets, which I didn't see as a problem because all it meant was that I would have to wait an extra two weeks to paid. But I guess someone up the management ladder wasn't happy about this(my guess is that it meant a bit of extra work for them) so they sent me a letter telling me that because they didn't have a record of me working for the past month, I'd been removed from the staff list and I should call if I'm still working for them (this is an actual policy of theirs, but the time limit is a year, not a month). So I called them, I left a message or two, they never answered the phone, nor did they return my messages. Finally I told one of the clients (I mean I can't work for her, if I'm not employed, right?) and she really didn't want to lose me, so she went in and yelled at them herself (I guess this wasn't the first time they'd tried to pull something like this) and suddenly I was an employee again.

Personally I though the whole thing was a bit cowardly, if they wanted my pay sheets in sooner they could have just told me (they gave me no indication whatsoever there was a problem until I suddenly got the letter telling me I was no longer an employee). Of course they couldn't actually fire me because I belonged to a union and they're legally obligated to give me a warning first, but I guess that might have actually involved confrontation. Plus I'm good at my job, so there were no problems there. Then again I work for the province, which means major bureaucracy, and a bunch of stupid government employees. Still, I was unimpressed.

In case anyone's wondering, I'm a respite worker. This means that people who are caregivers to the disabled, let's say someone has an Autistic child or a husband with Alzheimer's or something like that, they are legally entitled to so many hours of respite a week. So what they do is the caregivers call me and I watch over their charges for a few hours while they go out and get a break.

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Re: what do you do?

Postby GirlsDontDoThat » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:20 am

What a nice job you have, smiley! Minus the beauracracy (sp?!)

Sounds rewarding.
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Re: what do you do?

Postby freako104 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:05 am

For now: I work at a Wal Mart. I hope to be a corrections officer soon
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Re: what do you do?

Postby Edminster » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:09 am

I hope you get that job, too! Nobody's called me for the character reference though, so I'm not sure of your chances.
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Re: what do you do?

Postby smiley_cow » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:33 am

GirlsDontDoThat wrote:What a nice job you have, smiley! Minus the beauracracy (sp?!)

Sounds rewarding.


Thanks! luckily I rarely have to deal with the bureaucracy (it's a hard word, I know), so it's actually a pretty good job. I really enjoy it anyways.


Edminster wrote:I hope you get that job, too! Nobody's called me for the character reference though, so I'm not sure of your chances.


This could be a good sign. I know when I applied to Education no one contacted any of my references or called me in for an interview. It turned out it was because I was already accepted.
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Re: what do you do?

Postby Snarky00 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:01 pm

I've been at a small local arena/convention center. Its shitty work but I get to watch the local lingerie bowl team practice so I can't complain.

Before that I worked in a foam factory. Almost lost a foot to a large mechanical table with a band-saw when some dumb-ass started it up without looking while I was behind the machine working on it. Had to get the fuck out of there. If I get messed up due to my own actions that's one thing, I'm not going to hang around a place where someone can kill you because they are in a hurry and not paying attention.

Before that I was doing consumer service for Nintendo. That was fun, did it for a year and would be doing it still if I had anywhere to stay near Redmond. Commuting an hour a a half into that place is a bear.
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Re: what do you do?

Postby freako104 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:33 pm

Edminster wrote:I hope you get that job, too! Nobody's called me for the character reference though, so I'm not sure of your chances.





It might not be for a while. I have an interview on Wednesday again, which is the next step.Should that go well, then you'll probably hear from them. As will everyone else I am using as a reference.
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Re: what do you do?

Postby Avalant » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:14 pm

I work as a computer programmer at a small car financing company in Rockland, MA. (South Shore area) However I commute from Brighton (western part of Boston)
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Re: what do you do?

Postby Euclidthegreek » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:04 am

What don't you do, GirlsDontDoThat?
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Re: what do you do?

Postby Asherian » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:27 am

Euclidthegreek wrote:What don't you do, GirlsDontDoThat?


I assume something along the lines as have her sexual organs going internal as well as their normally external nature.*

*I only recently learned men have this ability from well.. the internets, but still. Thats just madness.
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Re: what do you do?

Postby LordRetard » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:22 am

I think I know what you're talking about but I'm not quite certain...
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Re: what do you do?

Postby Asherian » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:36 am

LordRetard wrote:I think I know what you're talking about but I'm not quite certain...


Something tells me your probably happier that way, but if not PM me and I'll go into details. Details and their devilhood.
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