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Alkthash Was?
Was?
Mar 20th 2011 at 3:38:29 PM

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.

InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 21st 2011 at 2:03:37 PM

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.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Mar 21st 2011 at 2:08:24 PM

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
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
Mar 21st 2011 at 2:13:12 PM

I work at Jack-in-the-Box. Like Alk up there, I compare it favorably to my old Ms Donald's job.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
Galeros Slay foes with bow and arrow
Slay foes with bow and arrow
Mar 21st 2011 at 3:03:06 PM

[up]What are the tacos really made of?

DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
Mar 21st 2011 at 3:10:58 PM

[up] TVP probably.

"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
Galeros Slay foes with bow and arrow
Slay foes with bow and arrow
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 21st 2011 at 3:20:33 PM

TVP? That sounds like something made in a refinery.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 21st 2011 at 3:21:52 PM

Textured Vegetable Protein

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
Mar 21st 2011 at 3:22:15 PM

"What are the tacos really made of?"

Soy meat.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 21st 2011 at 3:22:20 PM

I wasn't far wrong.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Galeros Slay foes with bow and arrow
Slay foes with bow and arrow
Mar 21st 2011 at 3:50:08 PM

Mmmmm soy meat.

InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 21st 2011 at 4:10:15 PM

I can feel my thyroid shrivelling up just thinking about it...GAAAAGHKK!

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 21st 2011 at 4:49:32 PM

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.
Dorkus I nose things Relationship Status: Desperate
I nose things
Mar 21st 2011 at 8:17:18 PM

I work in a toy store: Not nearly as fun as you would think.

InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 21st 2011 at 8:18:22 PM

I'd like to be quality control officer in a brothel.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 21st 2011 at 8:38:42 PM

It's always worth remembering that a fun hobby can make a crappy job.

A brighter future for a darker age.
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Mar 21st 2011 at 9:20:56 PM

@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~
LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Mar 22nd 2011 at 12:45:44 AM

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...
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
Mar 22nd 2011 at 11:46:08 AM

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.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
Beholderess from Moscow
Mar 22nd 2011 at 11:46:42 AM

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
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Mar 22nd 2011 at 11:52:42 AM

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.
Alkthash Was?
Was?
Mar 22nd 2011 at 7:47:02 PM

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.

drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Mar 22nd 2011 at 8:03:54 PM

@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~
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
Mar 22nd 2011 at 8:15:52 PM

[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.

Nevertheless, you must persist.

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