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The office: Chatter about your job:

 701 TParadox, Wed, 26th Sep '12 10:49:54 PM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Gamestop's website says they have downloadable applications, but I couldn't find any that seemed to fit what I was going out for, so I dropped in at the one by where I work for thirty seconds at the end of my lunch break (well, split-shift gap, actually) to pick up a paper one.
 702 Leradny, Sun, 30th Sep '12 6:34:10 PM from Alameda, CA
Just got back home. Fast food is no longer the most unrewarding job. It is being the person who attempts to inform voters of important issues. And worse than that is being an unpaid intern who does the same thing.

On the plus side, I apparently have a good phone demeanor, there is free food, and everyone who works there is nice.

 703 Inverurie Jones, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 11:05:30 AM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Three day tour of the new chunk of our district starts tomorrow. Lots of driving, lots of meetings.

Lots of beer...
Winter is Coming

The building was on fire and it wasn't my fault.

 704 Pyrite, Fri, 5th Oct '12 7:52:00 AM from Right. Behind. You. Relationship Status: Hiding
*DOINK*
I had to plan the weekend duty roster for our team. My first day off this month is on the 26th.sad

(And that doesn't even count because I'll be coming off the night shift and won't be in any condition to do anything.sad)

edited 5th Oct '12 7:52:12 AM by Pyrite

Not a substitute for a formal medical consultation.
 705 Inverurie Jones, Sat, 6th Oct '12 2:48:19 AM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
I'm not sure I can do my job any more. The distance between my post and the actual hands-on stuff is too great and I really don't think I can cope much longer.

On the plus side, I have an interview with the fire brigade on Thursday.
Winter is Coming

The building was on fire and it wasn't my fault.

 706 TParadox, Mon, 8th Oct '12 9:59:05 AM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
I hate not having fixed hours. How do people get 9-5 weekday jobs? They seem to be a myth from a bygone era.

The only way I can know for certain I'm going to be available for something I'm invited to is if it falls on the day of the week I've withdrawn my availability for. Everything else, I have to remember to get on the computer when I'm at work and request the date off.

A couple weeks ago, I pulled my first "I'm not going to be here, so deal with it" (in kinder words) for a wedding I forgot to request off for. Then I found out that the next day the stuff I volunteer for at church was having a "mandatory" meeting, which I hadn't asked off for. I had to miss the meeting.

This coming week, a different thing I'm volunteering for at church is happening, and I messed up on what dates to get off, so I have to try to shed a Friday evening shift or leave the dinner theater without a video operator.

I'm trying to get a different job, which means re-opening my availability (employers like open availability, and I only take chunks of general availability away when I've had a chance to prove my worth as an employee), so I'm going to lose all my guaranteed time off again.
 707 Inverurie Jones, Mon, 8th Oct '12 4:42:49 PM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
How do people get 9-5 weekday jobs?

By combining poor academic performance with a lack of ambition?
Winter is Coming

The building was on fire and it wasn't my fault.

 708 TParadox, Mon, 8th Oct '12 5:23:39 PM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
I really want the stability of working regular hours in an office right now.

At the very least, I want a job with standard evenings and weekends off.
 709 Pyrite, Fri, 12th Oct '12 5:55:10 AM from Right. Behind. You. Relationship Status: Hiding
*DOINK*
I have a 12-hour exam tomorrow. Okay, so it's actually 2 blocks of 4 hours with administrative nonsense in-between, but that's like saying that jumping off a building isn't so bad because you went off the 25th floor instead of the 30th. This Is Gonna Suck.
Not a substitute for a formal medical consultation.
 710 Willbyr, Fri, 12th Oct '12 5:56:55 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
I got an e-mail from my former team leader who left the lab 8 or 9 years ago...sent her a current pic, I wonder if she'll freak out when she sees my (lack of) hair.
Euo will do!
[up][up]Um... I had some grim humour for that when I had a 7-and-a-half hour marathon session, twice, with a day's break in between because I picked insane subjects at A-Level (moral of the story: don't go for a social-science aimed mix of History and Biology... it hurts).

"Break a finger, mate." wink And, get an ice-pack handy: repetitive strain awaits. tongue

edited 12th Oct '12 7:04:55 AM by Euodiachloris

"When all else failed, she tried being reasonable." ~ Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb
 712 Pyrite, Fri, 12th Oct '12 6:50:09 AM from Right. Behind. You. Relationship Status: Hiding
*DOINK*
Thanks for the wishes, Eu - it's an MCQ paper, so at least it won't be so hard on my wrist. (Biology + any Humanity = terrible combination, and I was stupid enough to take History and Literature at O-Levels.)

I remember when I was taking the mock exams: I had allergies and took an antihistamine before the paper. Spent half the exam trying not to doze off - the fact that it was so damn long didn't help matters one bit.evil grin

EDIT: Done. It was longer and harder than expected... as the actress said to the bishop.

edited 13th Oct '12 2:24:34 AM by Pyrite

Not a substitute for a formal medical consultation.
 713 Nohbody, Thu, 18th Oct '12 8:22:12 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Perhaps y'all can help me figure out something.

Last night, there were 4 stockers (including me) scheduled. One of them didn't show up. She was called by the closing manager, and said that a) she didn't know she was scheduled for Wed night, and b) that she wasn't "prepared" to work. End result, 3 people doing a 4 people job, and running 3 hours over schedule.

Now, for (A) I can kinda understand, as the schedule had been changed due to another stocker quitting, except that the missing stocker knew the schedule had been modified due to filling the hole left by the quitter, and had already showed up on Monday night with the changed schedule when originally scheduled off. But that's not what puzzles me.

The second item is what leaves me scratching my head. How can one be so "unprepared" that they can't come in when told they were supposed to be there? I mean, we're talking about stocking the grocery department shelves at a supermarket. The stock order is shipped from the warehouse, stockers separate out the new stock onto pallets sorted by aisle, and after moving the sorted pallets out to the aisle you open up the cases and put the individual items on the shelf. It's not like an astronaut's getting ready for spaceflight!


And on an unrelated note, there's one bad thing about having Stan Bush's "The Touch" (from the Transformers: The Movie soundtrack) on an MP3 player set to "random shuffle": It's a difficult act for the next tune to follow that awesomeness without it being a letdown. tongue

edited 18th Oct '12 8:22:53 AM by Nohbody

Euo will do!
[up]It might have been code for, "I'm seriously hung over/ my God, what was in that thing!". tongue
"When all else failed, she tried being reasonable." ~ Pratchett, Johnny and the Bomb
 715 Madrugada, Thu, 18th Oct '12 9:29:46 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
I'd say code for "Don't feel like it", and/or "Dude, I'm totally getting laid right now. I am not stopping to come to work." Although it might also mean, "I've been doing something that got me sweaty and/or dirty and I haven't showered yet and I'm gross and I stink." But if that were the case, personally, I'd probably say that straight out.

edited 18th Oct '12 9:30:19 AM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 716 blackcat, Thu, 18th Oct '12 9:30:57 AM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Or "All of my work clothes are in the washing machine" or "I'm drunk" or "my significant other is here and we are naked".
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 717 Inverurie Jones, Thu, 18th Oct '12 9:40:47 AM from Station 78 Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
I'd say it was 'not prepared' as in the sense 'not willing', rather than 'not ready yet'.
Winter is Coming

The building was on fire and it wasn't my fault.

 718 Nohbody, Thu, 18th Oct '12 11:19:39 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Can't be a work uniform thing, there isn't a uniform requirement for 3rd shift. Workers are inside, but the store is closed to the public.

(Doors can still be opened, but it will set off the alarm. No Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire rerun.)

Mostly I'm leaning towards "didn't want to come in", which while understandable in at an abstract level becomes rather problematic on a personal one.
 719 Leradny, Thu, 18th Oct '12 4:45:13 PM from Alameda, CA
Well, I've pretty much got a part time serial novelist job.

Novels are published online, chapter-by-chapter, like Charles Dickens or Dostoyevsky. Bare minimum is about one update a month and they don't recommend more than one a week. I'm not even going to try multiple novels. So $100-400 a month.

Not enough for rent, but I don't have to worry about groceries or gas. Living the dream!

 720 vanthebaron, Thu, 18th Oct '12 6:43:17 PM from Carlyle, Il
Mystical Monkey Master
About an hour ago I had a costumer by a pack of this fake stash's, the felt facial hair things, and I asked if he was deocrating pumpkins, she replays "No, my daughter is going to be a Mexican for Halloween." my jaw hit the fucking floor. That's racism you bitch. You don't fucking do that. You are degrading a massive percent of te worlds population. I fucking hate Clintion County. Everyone here is a fucking racist.

edited 18th Oct '12 7:04:30 PM by vanthebaron

 721 drunkscriblerian, Thu, 18th Oct '12 8:37:38 PM from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
My day was an interesting mix of the good and the bad.

The Bad: we had a representative come up to inspect our work so he could write a check. We found mistakes. It was not good. Rep will still pay but not until the mistakes are corrected. Also, my boss flipped his shit about the mistakes and some parts that were not screwed up found their way into the "to be fixed" pile...which meant that my co-worker and I spent half of yesterday and all of today doing repairs that didn't need to happen.

The Good: Because we were doing a lot of fine work, I got to play with hand tools all day. No power tools, just chisels and my block plane. I've been getting more into sharpening technique recently and had spent a bit tuning up my block plane; it performed spectacularly today.

I had to plane down a 1 inch by 2 foot strip of wood. My plane made perfect 2 foot curly shavings all day long, with almost no hand pressure, and left behind a nice silky finish. I even got shavings planing cross-grain.

I love working with hand tools on the rare occasion that I get to do it. No safety gear required beyond some work gloves, no noise, no joint-punishing vibration. Just shavings hitting the floor and the occasional tap of a mallet.

edited 18th Oct '12 8:38:23 PM by drunkscriblerian

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
 722 Leradny, Thu, 18th Oct '12 8:47:15 PM from Alameda, CA
Yes, even if hand-tools take longer, at least they don't make an ear-splitting racket like power tools.

 723 drunkscriblerian, Thu, 18th Oct '12 8:52:06 PM from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
For me, it isn't the racket; I've got a good set of earmuffs to drown that out with. But the damn things vibrate so much, after a few hours your hands feel like someone's been standing on them. Also, danger factor. The worst thing you can do to yourself with a chisel requires stitches to fix. The worst thing you can do to yourself with a chainsaw, on the other hand...
If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed.

~Cora M. Strayer~
 724 Galeros, Thu, 18th Oct '12 9:06:59 PM from A Dining Room
 725 Madrugada, Thu, 18th Oct '12 10:58:31 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Go Lera!

Drunkie: I know the feeling you're talking about. Hands-on is soul-satisfying.

edited 18th Oct '12 10:58:40 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
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