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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I don't really quit jobs. I worked at a bar/restaurant for 7 years, quit during the summer when they tried to screw me, then went back when they begged me. Probably keep working there till I graduate.

    EDIT: Well that's not exactly true. I've had various second/summer jobs that I've phased in and out of. Lesser gigs, like working at Gamestop for a while, and I usually do summers at a landscaping company

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  • webberwebber Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    webber wrote: »
    Koshian wrote: »
    webber wrote: »
    Counting down days until retirement.

    how old are you?

    28. I only have 27 years to go.

    unless you're retiring at 55, I think you missed a decade in those calculations.

    That's the plan.

    By the way can i interest you in a pyramid scheme?

    This lucky penny is bullshit.
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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm looking at a second job as security for some wierd place. It pays 17 dollars an hour though. Not that I need it I just want some extra fun money.

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Apparently my current job is crocheting a bunch of shit for you people.

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    shut up, you're getting paid for it

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I plan to retire at 32.

    edit - Sheri we still good or did you forget about me? Or do I have to find an alternate means of paying you.

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If I'd stayed working for UPS I woulda been retired by 45, 40 if I planned it right.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    At least you have a skill to fall back on -- and know a bunch of people with cold necks

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    but then you would have been working at UPS for 20 years

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Javen wrote: »
    At least you have a skill to fall back on -- and know a bunch of people with cold necks

    i usually wear a scarf if that happens.

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  • skinny87skinny87 Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I'm looking at a second job as security for some wierd place. It pays 17 dollars an hour though. Not that I need it I just want some extra fun money.

    Is it a mysterious mansion, with a reclusive owner, and mysterious noises and flashing lights can be seen and heard at night?

    Have there been reports of a Mystery Machine harrassing the owner?

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    but then you would have been working at UPS for 20 years

    It's not a bad life

    if you luck out and have a decent route where you're just bringing old ladies their Home Shopping Network shit.

    some of the routes I loaded had nothing but fucking heavy shit, including parts of a WWII jeep

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I feel sorry for the people in real estate and banking right now. Places are folding up like a dollar bill.

  • tardcoretardcore Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I quit four jobs, got fired from two.

  • BorommakotBorommakot Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I walked out of one job and never came back once, it was phone support so I say it was entirely justified. I just put in a resume at a local ISP/Computer repair place.

  • FabricateFabricate __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2008
  • tardcoretardcore Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Let's see...

    Hollywood Video, my first job, I was caught doing something stupid. And I was the assistant manager. Fired.

    Kroger... Wasn't too bad until everyone stuck me on a register and left to go do other shit, leaving me with a line of pissed off people who yelled at me for not having other employees at other registers. I started not showing up for shifts until one day I just decided not to go back.

    Target, overnight stock. This was a 2 to 10 job. On the second or third week, one day I slept in til 5 by accident. Fired.

    UPS, where I was a package handler (make your jokes). It was an okay job. No customers. Just measuring and weighing packages. Shitty hours and shitty pay, but the people were alright. I ended up leaving because the hours were a god damn mess.

    My next job was a receptionist position at some stupid company. I was their office bitch. "Clean this, go do that, fold these diagrams, etc etc." The bitch I worked for was a real stickler and if I was slightly off with anything, my ass would be handed to me verbally. I was intentionally late for several days until they were about to fire me and right before they could tell me to GTFO I told them to shove it.

    My next job lasted a week. I was one of the customer helping assholes at Office Depot. I didn't really like anyone there, and they treated me like shit. They put me in a room to watch like 10 something 15 minute training videos. I fell asleep during the third one. Anyway, I just stopped showing up and told them to eat shit when they called.

    My last job was for Batteries Plus. It was a good job. I got to sit on my ass for half of my shifts, browsing the intarwebs. The thing that pissed me off the most was my two bosses were husband and wife. They thought it'd be a swell idea to own a business together. This turned out to be a crock of shit as they were fighting back and forth whenever they were both in a room. I was usually in the middle. It'd be an empty, small little store, with me sitting there in the midst of two spouses fighting. I decided to leave and look for something better.

  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    tardcore wrote: »
    Let's see...
    Target, overnight stock. This was a 2 to 10 job. On the second or third week, one day I slept in til 5 by accident. Fired.

    You would think a night shift employer would expect this to happen at least once.

  • monsterrormonsterror HEY ASSBUTT Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I just got back from quitting my serving job at ihop.

    First of all, I got a better job.

    Second of all, they sent me home after a two hour shift for drinking a soda for less than 2 minutes in the break room when I had no tables. My boss tried telling me I needed to pay for it, so I pointed out that the company takes 10 cents an hour out of my pay (Which was only 2.13) for all the soda I want. After that, he blew up and sent me home.

    Fuck that guy.

  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    koshian do you have a job yet
    my back get off onto it

    faggit

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fabricate wrote: »
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    that guy used to come into the cell phone store I worked at all the time

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  • DakalDakal Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I just passed a training course for a security company I applied to. I dont find out if I got the job or not until Tuesday though.

  • ZombotZombot Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I have left on good terms from all my jobs.
    So yay me.

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  • KetBraKetBra hiRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Zombot wrote: »
    I have left on good terms from all my jobs.
    So yay me.
    Me too. H5

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  • bentbent Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I've just upped and left from two kitchen jobs, for no reason other than I really didn't need the money at that time, and the managers/head chefs/bar staff were absolute dicks to work with. I'm currently working in Blockbusters for some extra cash until my student loan comes through, but the money's not bad and I actually like everyone I work with, so I'll probably stay for a while.

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  • FlavabeanFlavabean Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I'm in an indie rock band. No one can ever fire me, no one!

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Flavabean wrote: »
    I'm in an indie rock band. No one can ever fire me, no one!

    They can set fire to you. I hear that happens alot in the industry.

  • FlavabeanFlavabean Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    Flavabean wrote: »
    I'm in an indie rock band. No one can ever fire me, no one!

    They can set fire to you. I hear that happens alot in the industry.

    The Arcade Fire!

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  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    monsterror wrote: »
    I just got back from quitting my serving job at ihop.

    First of all, I got a better job.

    Second of all, they sent me home after a two hour shift for drinking a soda for less than 2 minutes in the break room when I had no tables. My boss tried telling me I needed to pay for it, so I pointed out that the company takes 10 cents an hour out of my pay (Which was only 2.13) for all the soda I want. After that, he blew up and sent me home.

    Fuck that guy.

    That guy's a cunt.

    Is it koser to eat there and conspire with former employees to make his life worse?

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Flavabean wrote: »
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    Flavabean wrote: »
    I'm in an indie rock band. No one can ever fire me, no one!

    They can set fire to you. I hear that happens alot in the industry.

    The Arcade Fire!

    you

  • FabricateFabricate __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2008
    That's a good band name

    band last.fm
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  • FlavabeanFlavabean Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Fabricate wrote: »
    That's a good band name

    My band is called 'Caesar has Seizures'. We thrash the metal till it becomes real rusty and dangerous and then we thrash it some more.

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  • WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    May get fired tommorow! YEY!

    Saturday the register was $270 under... (a register shared between 3 of us)

    But I'm pretty sure someone (cough, new kid, cough) just hit the "00" button instead of the "0" on something. It's pretty stupid that we have a button to do 2 0's instead of just pushing 0 twice, but w/e.

    Anyway, I wont get fired unless the higher uppers of the university get annoyed (my boss is pretty relaxed and wouldn't)

  • KetBraKetBra hiRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Wezoin wrote: »
    May get fired tommorow! YEY!

    Saturday the register was $270 under... (a register shared between 3 of us)

    But I'm pretty sure someone (cough, new kid, cough) just hit the "00" button instead of the "0" on something. It's pretty stupid that we have a button to do 2 0's instead of just pushing 0 twice, but w/e.

    Anyway, I wont get fired unless the higher uppers of the university get annoyed (my boss is pretty relaxed and wouldn't)
    Sharing registers is stupid for that very reason.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    I used to work at FYE a few years ago. I had it good for a while, I was head of the games section, and got like 35 hours a week. Then they closed one of the stores in another mall about 8 miles away, and transferred all the employees to our store. The problem, they didn't increase the total number of allotted work-hours for our store. So everybody who wasn't a manager got their hours cut. The result, I was down to 10 hours a week. After 2 weeks of that garbage, I'm taking care of the game stock, and the person who was supposed to relieve the cashier didn't go in to work that day, so I'm doing that too. Actually, it turned out that nobody on second shift showed up that day except me, the manager and his sniveling little sidekick (neither of which wanted to do any real work). So I'm basically doing everything at the same time. Then this woman comes up to buy this game and it's the last one. So, I'm explaining to her how the whole gutting process works, and she keeps bitching about the sticker that says "This box is empty". After about 20 minutes of arguing with this woman (and a like of about 30 people forming behind her), I just tell her to fuck off, walk in the back, change my close, tell the fatass manager who had been hiding back there exactly what I thought of him and left.

    Instead of running the store for 4 more hours or trying to call in one of the 15 fucking employees not at work that day, he just closed the store for the day right after I left.

  • TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I'm currently working a okay job at Gamestop part-time.

    Waiting to be interviewed by the university I graduated from for an IT manager-ish job that pays roughly 32k a year. Low for what I'd be doing typically, but you have to remember that where I live, you can get a three-bedroom apartment for $350 a month plus utilities. I would basically be a millionaire by rural PA standards.

    Current plan is to get this job (I am pretty much a lock for the job, based on the retard graduates that have been hired in the past, having two of my former university bosses backing me up with references, and being that awesome), split rent on an entire house with someone, do whatever the fuck I want for two or three years, pay off debts, build a nest egg, then move back to NJ with lots of experience.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    classy

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    i have had my hours reduced to 12 - 18 hours a week if that

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    TxdoHawk wrote: »
    I'm currently working a okay job at Gamestop part-time.

    Waiting to be interviewed by the university I graduated from for an IT manager-ish job that pays roughly 32k a year. Low for what I'd be doing typically, but you have to remember that where I live, you can get a three-bedroom apartment for $350 a month plus utilities. I would basically be a millionaire by rural PA standards.

    Current plan is to get this job (I am pretty much a lock for the job, based on the retard graduates that have been hired in the past, having two of my former university bosses backing me up with references, and being that awesome), split rent on an entire house with someone, do whatever the fuck I want for two or three years, pay off debts, build a nest egg, then move back to NJ with lots of experience.
    What's your degree in? And why work at Gamestop instead of Game Crazy? I've seen people in Game Crazy literally play video games all day because of the lack of customers. I usually go to one every weekend just to shoot the breeze.

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