The office: Chatter about your job:

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Just to throw in another thing most adults deal with and something that doesn't get talked about too often on the rest of the fora.

Right now I'm liking my new job a lot. After working there for three weeks I'm realizing just how toxic my first job at Mc Donald's was. I mean it gets irritating or busy sometimes at the bagel shop, but nowhere as bad as at my old store.

And the management really scored some points in my book when they were willing to let me leave early today for a personal emergency.
2 InverurieJones21st Mar 2011 02:03:37 PM from North of the Wall. , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
I am at work now. Messing around on fora, drinking coffee and painting Space Marines.

Yeah. Good weather at sea = bugger all going on around here.
The owls are not what they seem.
I work less than five hours this week. It's getting ridiculous.
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
4 Parable21st Mar 2011 02:13:12 PM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
I work at Jack-in-the-Box. Like Alk up there, I compare it favorably to my old Ms Donald's job.
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
[up]What are the tacos really made of?
[up] TVP probably.
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
[up]Mmmmmm TVP.
8 InverurieJones21st Mar 2011 03:20:33 PM from North of the Wall. , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
TVP? That sounds like something made in a refinery.
The owls are not what they seem.
9 blackcat21st Mar 2011 03:21:52 PM , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Textured Vegetable Protein
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde
10 Parable21st Mar 2011 03:22:15 PM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
"What are the tacos really made of?"

Soy meat.
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
11 InverurieJones21st Mar 2011 03:22:20 PM from North of the Wall. , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
I wasn't far wrong.
The owls are not what they seem.
Mmmmm soy meat.
13 InverurieJones21st Mar 2011 04:10:15 PM from North of the Wall. , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
I can feel my thyroid shrivelling up just thinking about it...GAAAAGHKK!
The owls are not what they seem.
14 Morven21st Mar 2011 04:49:32 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Soy protein with apparently some "meat flavoring" rendering them not actually vegetarian. If they don't mention "meat" in something that should be meat, it's not meat. If they don't mention what kind of meat, assume the worst :)
A brighter future for a darker age.
15 Dorkus21st Mar 2011 08:17:18 PM , Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
I work in a toy store: Not nearly as fun as you would think.
Is it God Knows...?
16 InverurieJones21st Mar 2011 08:18:22 PM from North of the Wall. , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
I'd like to be quality control officer in a brothel.
The owls are not what they seem.
17 Morven21st Mar 2011 08:38:42 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
It's always worth remembering that a fun hobby can make a crappy job.
A brighter future for a darker age.
18 drunkscriblerian21st Mar 2011 09:20:56 PM from Castle Geekhaven , Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
@Morven: too right, unfortunately.

I posted pics from my job in "The Garage". And yes, we do stuff like that all day long. It's kinda fun, but there are days.

The months we spent last winter washing paint off of old timbers (outside, in 40 degree storm-weather) with a pressure washer were the antithesis of fun.
If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
19 LoniJay22nd Mar 2011 12:45:44 AM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I've only ever had one 'real' job, which was working in the international mail sorting centre. I enjoyed it, actually, except for the hours spent putting christmas cards into trays for dogs to sniff.

It did give me an insight into the postal system. And that insight is, wrap everything in as much bubblewrap as you can get your hands on and stickytape the living daylights out of it.
Be not afraid...
20 Parable22nd Mar 2011 11:46:08 AM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Anyone else think of ways to entertain themselves with more monotonous work?

Working the drive-thru can be boring but I try to think od interesting things to say to the customers. Once, when a lady asked if she could "have a minute" to think over her order I said, "Fine, don't talk to me! Leave me like everyone else does! You all just come and go. Lonely, I am so lonely, I have nobody to call my own..."

That last part was sung. She laughed for a good thirty seconds.
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
This one is currently working part-time (meaning 3 days in a week for 7-8 hours) as an assistant in a college. Wasn't fired yet, which is rather surprising. But there is a major reorganisation coming, so there might not be a place left for someone who only worked there for a month and who's post is not, strictly speaking, necessary. Oh, and current wage is such that this one wonders if selling myself to slavery would be more profitable=). But that doesn't matter much, as it is an experience what I am after.
If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
22 Madrugada22nd Mar 2011 11:52:42 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Parable, you probably made that lady's day. Something like that would have put me in a good mood all day long, I know.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
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Heh, your story reminded me of when I worked drive-thru with a bandaged hand Parable. I kept myself entertained that week by just making up more outlandish stories as to what happened to my hand. Sometimes it was regular stories like falling down or that it got burned(which was the truth) to crazy stuff like a Bullet Catch or a Barehanded Blade Block.

24 drunkscriblerian22nd Mar 2011 08:03:54 PM from Castle Geekhaven , Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
@Parable: I wish more drive-thru robots did that.

@Beholderess: keep plugging, you'll make it.
If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
25 Parable22nd Mar 2011 08:15:52 PM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
[up][up] [lol]

[up] I am such a robot I once had to run out of the store to push a ladies car out of the drive-thru because she ran out of gas between the order screen and the window.
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.

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