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Teh New Job

Discussion in 'Other Stuff' started by Dying_corpse, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. BangOut

    BangOut ...smells like groin.

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    *swabber ?

    LOLOLololololol :D
     
  2. Cat Fuzz

    Cat Fuzz Qualthwar's Minion. Ph34r!

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    I got hired at McDonalds back in '89 and quit before I got my uniforms.
     
  3. Nachimir

    Nachimir Crony of Stilgar

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    I spent three months at a BP petrol station once. The culture was creepy, you'd get sent all this stuff at work that was basically advertising your crappy job to you in order to rouse some kind of enthusiasm, while you were also being taught that customer service was a sh*t-eating grin and an upsell attempt. The first staff training manual was entitled "How to enjoy your job".

    I often met people who, when you asked, glazed over and said "I've been doing this for nine years", and as far as the corporate internal sales cult went, they'd bought it totally. I hear the company treats non-petrol station staff extremely well though.

    You had to wear a name badge at all times, yet they were really tardy about making them. I spent eleven weeks alternating between "Trainee" and "Piet" (< ---- the only male name they had a badge with). One week before I left, I finally got my own badge through the post. They'd mis-spelled it "Dadiv". Dadiv.
     
  4. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    ROFL

    this thread is awesome.

    when i was 16 (just starting out my junior year at HS) i got a job at Staples.

    I still work for Staples, but i don't work in the store. I work in one of their 3 call centers. My job is... customer service... and it sucks. I work on the "Gov't Team". All the accounts i deal with are people who work for the federal gov't (not state gov't, but i may take their calls too if the other team gets backed up).

    I'm still in training too. A whole month of training is required for this position which, starts at less than $10.00/hr.
     
  5. JTRipper

    JTRipper Chimpus Maximus

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    Oh damn, I hope that wasn't Freudian...
     
  6. BangOut

    BangOut ...smells like groin.

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    that was sweet, sweet typo
     
  7. Ulukai

    Ulukai New Member

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    LOL! I had to spend a week as 'Julian' once, in a similar lack of name-badges fiasco. Whilst wearing a purple bow tie. And when I got my name badge, it came with a picture of a cuddly bear above it. Oh, the embarrassment.
     
  8. Varpu

    Varpu Novice Nali City Reviewer

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    When I was 18 I started as an apprentice to a baker. I actually do have a certificate for being able to make anything between meal bread to wedding cakes. The skill is handy in case the IT industry takes a deep dive... well - the certificate is almost 30 years old - might be past it's best-before-date.

    However - the job was nice except the lousy working hours. You had to wake up at 03:30AM - that means you HAD TO go to bed 08:00PM latest or risk being nagged all day long... The job itself was very nice - creative in a way. The material is alive and you never meet the same kind of dough....
     
  9. JTRipper

    JTRipper Chimpus Maximus

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    I worked in a bakery for two entire days. The high-volume "12,000 rolls a day" sort, not the "cupcakes and pies" sort. My job was to catch 12 trays of rolls a minute as they came out of the oven and put them on cooling racks before the conveyor could throw them on the floor. Those third world sweat shop kids ain't got nothin' to complain about till they've worked in a bakery.
     
  10. Varpu

    Varpu Novice Nali City Reviewer

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    That was exactly the job I had for the first four months. Very hot (50 degrees celcius) and you really didn't have the time to pick your nose.

    I remember once how we managed to get a full stop on the production line - the trick was to add extra preservatives to the dough so it took extra long time to get ready for owen. The staff in the other end of the line was wondering what possibly went wrong - finally they decided to collect the raw bread from the production line... that one involved standing between the owen and the fermentation conveyor - hot steam to your back and wet fumes on your face. We were sitting in the cafeteria and waiting the "process" to complete :)

    But, after the first four months I got rid of the packing department. I passed an exam and started to work with the "bread guru". I think it was prolly the best time of my life workwise. But, as I stated, the working hours REALLY sucked.
     
  11. JTRipper

    JTRipper Chimpus Maximus

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    I think we started later than you (maybe 4:00 am), and the line never stopped until the end of the shift. There was no lunch or break. After two days my hands were literally numb - I grabbed each tray as hard as I could, because I had no idea how tightly I really was or wasn't holding it. I can't believe you stayed in a job like that for four months! I'd forgotten about the heat, too... yes, that was brutal.

    Say, where's Qualthwar? I bet he's had some crappy jobs. I mean, before the sidewalk inspections and the Batman gig.
     
  12. militaryspetproject

    militaryspetproject Kissy!

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    Ive worked at fast food joints, gas stations, porn shops, and video games stores... all jobs really suck...
    Except Bangouts.
     
  13. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    free food ownz. :)
     
  14. Dying_corpse

    Dying_corpse New Member

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    jah :D:D:D
     
  15. Nachimir

    Nachimir Crony of Stilgar

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    Ohhh, factory bakeries... I spent three months in one once.

    On the downside it was dehumanising and repetitive, the bakery used only artificial light, and it was a blazing hot summer.

    On the upside, I was temping with loads of students on their summer holidays, and got into this clique full of really odd, fun people (such as dancers and south african ex-army captains), and we had breaks.
     
  16. Cat Fuzz

    Cat Fuzz Qualthwar's Minion. Ph34r!

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    Used to work at a pizza/Italian place. Every so often someone would "screw up" an extra large pizza and, you know, that kind of thing cannot go to waste! :D
     
  17. Dying_corpse

    Dying_corpse New Member

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    anyone wanna know how the kfc gravy is done???
    :D:D:D
     
  18. Nachimir

    Nachimir Crony of Stilgar

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    Yes. Oh, BTW: if you live in the UK, don't buy Marks and Spencer cheese scones.
     
  19. The Purple Bunny

    The Purple Bunny Super Mario Breakdance!

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    We're talking about past jobs now? I'll give in.

    August 1999 - April 2000: Super K-Mart. Yeah, laugh all you want, but I sometimes enjoyed it. I was a utility, which means bagging, cart return, carry-outs, stuff like that. Good because I really didn't have to deal with any customers, and it was nice and cool outside during the autumn months. Then I became cashier, which wasn't bad in itself, but it wasn't any fun unless I was ringing stuff up. Just standing there waiting during slow hours sucked. I quit because of a bitch of a supervisor I had. She took 3 months off, then came back and was a total whore. She wouldn't even let me leave after my shift was over, which it was policy that everyone had to leave within 7 minutes of their shift. One time I couldn't leave for 45 minutes after the shift ended. I got sick of her, so I quit.

    November 2000 - June 2001: Blockbuster Video. Go ahead. Laugh at that too. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I didn't have such a bad attitude about it. My co-workers were *******s to me, especially the management. I guess they were joking, but I had a hard time telling if they were or not. Customers pissed me off too, espeically the ones who bitch about late fees. Also hated inventory night, which was when I would be there until 5-6 in the morning, and couldn't get to college class the next day. I left that job becuase it was just too damn expensive to live in Atlanta at the time.

    March 2002 - April 2002: Convergys. You probably don't konw what that is, they're a chain of customer service providers who assist customers in various areas. The branch here dealt with DirecTV. I didn't even make it past the training course (3 weeks, I only survived a week and a half). Mainly because that course was the most BORING Hell I've ever been through. I just couldn't find the strength to go on after that. Still got paid though for the time I was there.

    July 2002 - November 2002: Vacuum cleaner salesman. Yeah, you can laugh at that, I do too. When you experience it, you understand what these kinds of people go through, with people yelling at you and slamming doors in your face. But the money was good too. Even though I made good money, the hours and constant travel away from where I lived burned me out really badly.

    I've been jobless for nearly a year now, and it sucks because I've applied at many places and never recieved a callback from any of them. Just gotta keep trying though.
     
  20. Dying_corpse

    Dying_corpse New Member

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    the kfc gravy is made from the deposits at the bottom of the grease collectors in the deep friers
     

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