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drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Mar 22nd 2011 at 8:20:14 PM

@Parable: your job officially sucks much.

@thread: so, we're having some important visitors to my source of employment tomorrow. By "Important" I mean our local congressman (Rick Larsen, for you WA tropers), the head of the GSA (this guy apparently hands out Obama's stimulus money), as well as attendant news cameras (KVOS-12, again for you WA tropers).

Should be fun. I'll try not to piss anyone off.

The point of it, near as I can figure out, is they want to show that Obama's stimulus package didn't just go to big companies, it went to small business too. If I end up on-camera I'll post the link from You Tube.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Beholderess from Moscow
Mar 22nd 2011 at 9:43:42 PM

Best of luck with that!

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
formerly Lady Justice
Mar 24th 2011 at 10:01:15 AM

I just wanted to mention that my incredibly wonderful husband aka Justice has bagged himself a job immediately due to begin once his current contract ends. Well done darling, I'm so proud of you.

"There's more evil in the charts then an Al-Qaida suggestion box" - Bill Bailey
Beholderess from Moscow
Mar 24th 2011 at 12:03:12 PM

Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 25th 2011 at 2:13:44 AM

Yay for that!

A brighter future for a darker age.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Mar 25th 2011 at 3:02:02 AM

Well I might lose my job due to corporate greed.

On the plus side I will have about a month of work left in the worst case scenario.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 25th 2011 at 3:04:15 AM

That sucks, Teufel. Shame you don't live 'round here, because I'd try to find you a job at the university ... they employ a lot of security.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 25th 2011 at 3:12:00 AM

Aw, Tuef. Do you have any idea where you might find a new job?

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
Beholderess from Moscow
Mar 31st 2011 at 11:46:08 AM

Going to work with my new boss tomorrow. Only met her once before that, and, well, considered her quite annoying. This one does not take kindly on being addressed as "kid" by anyone but immediate parents (and even they do not do that). It's probably an extremely petty reason to be annoyed, I know, but that's how it is.

Anyway, I have no idea what she's going to want from me, but it seems to be different from what I've just got used to.

Wish me luck, if you will.

If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
Galeros Slay foes with bow and arrow
Slay foes with bow and arrow
Mar 31st 2011 at 2:59:53 PM

GOOD LUCK!grin

edited 31st Mar '11 3:00:05 PM by Galeros

Alkthash Was?
Was?
Mar 31st 2011 at 8:35:00 PM

Man the amount of food we throw away each day at closing is just disgusting. And I get why they won't let us take stuff, but man it sucks to see about a hundred bagels get thrown away.

LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Mar 31st 2011 at 8:38:31 PM

Can't you donate it? I know a lot of the bakeries in my area donate their leftover bread to people who run suasage sizzles and coffee vans for the homeless.

Be not afraid...
Alkthash Was?
Was?
Mar 31st 2011 at 8:51:42 PM

People come like every other day to pick it up, but still it's a lot of food that gets thrown away.

Galeros Slay foes with bow and arrow
Slay foes with bow and arrow
Apr 1st 2011 at 4:28:46 AM

When I eat, there is no food leftover.[lol]

Although I know that is not what you are talking about Alk.

LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Apr 1st 2011 at 5:40:43 AM

Some places also sell their leftover bread to feed livestock.

Be not afraid...
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Apr 1st 2011 at 4:48:45 PM

Time has rolled on and my job thing worked out for the time being.

Ok folks hypothetical question. You work in a building that uses a combination of biometrics and coded electronic badge system. You have to badge yourself both in and out of the building. There are several areas in the building where the only way in is to badge yourself in. The company has a policy against propping open doors to said secure areas even if one of the 3 or 4 entrances is not working properly. So why do people still insist on risking their jobs by breaching security and propping open the bloody door?

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Apr 1st 2011 at 4:58:41 PM

I may have just secured a job.

Fight smart, not fair.
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Apr 2nd 2011 at 1:34:11 AM

Good news, Deboss.

As to your question, Teufel, it's like why people still drink and drive. They have problems remembering consequences or realizing they may actually happen.

A brighter future for a darker age.
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Apr 2nd 2011 at 9:19:48 AM

Or that the rules apply to them.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Apr 2nd 2011 at 3:20:34 PM

As a security guard I would say that the rules apply to them is the most common reason. Now I have question for you folks. How many of you have jobs that have a security guard element? What is it like? What are the guards like? etc.

Grats on finding a job.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Apr 2nd 2011 at 4:36:34 PM

I said maybe. They sent me in for to pee in a cup, which is generally a good sign.

Fight smart, not fair.
Justice4243 Writer of horse words from Portland, OR, USA Relationship Status: Brony
Writer of horse words
Apr 2nd 2011 at 6:06:14 PM

I generally assume I have the job by the time I'm being sent to pee into a cup. I've never peed into a cup and been told they picked someone else.

Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.Proverbs21:15 FimFiction account.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Apr 2nd 2011 at 8:25:07 PM

Same for me. usually by the time they are drug testing you it is usually done and over.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Apr 3rd 2011 at 5:38:40 AM

Never had a job that was anything like being a security guard, but my housemate Richie's friend Ashton is one. The university I work at has its own police force (100-ish armed peace officers) plus about double that of security guards. They seem to like their jobs, and they seem to take on a lot of ex-military guys and girls for the guard positions. They keep an almost military level of presentation, too. Very neat indeed.

A brighter future for a darker age.
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Apr 3rd 2011 at 7:51:55 AM

American universities must be terrifying places. The entire security force at my university consisted of three old men in boiler suits.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'

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