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Ever get paid to do nothing?

i n c u b u si n c u b u s Registered User
edited November 2008 in Singularity Engine++
We've all had to work for "the man" at some point and sometimes it can be quite hillarious. What am I getting at? While there are those pain in the ass jobs where you work yourself to death there are those jems where you have the best time ever and get cash for it. What's your experience? Whats your worst/best jobs?

My Experience:
I couldn't help myself from posting this but I really can't stress how ridiculous the situation I'm in is. I currently work "Lets just say the gov." Now I really have no intent to do this for the rest of my life but I've got bills to pay and what not. Whats funny is, as serious as my job sounds I always find myself in positions like where I'm at right now which is pretty much getting paid to post and scope out the PA forums. Technically I'm supposed to be answering phones at the moment but no one has called all day so I've basically got nothing to do. It's funny how this is probably the easiest job I've ever had which pays waaaaaay more than any other job previous to this and I've had to work my ass off to get half of what I make now before. If you were to ask me what I do I honestly couldn't tell you because I really don't know but when people ask I tell them "I watch google video all day." They think I'm joking but in all seriousness I can't tell you how many paychecks I've gotten from strictly posting on forums and watching Youtube videos.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    ITT your boss reads this and you get fired

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    ITT those of us who are willing and eager to work but can't find any tell you to go fuck yourself with a cactus.

    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail Satan!
  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I've done a few internships where I just rock back and forth in my roller chair and play on the internet. Interspersed with a little looking busy when someone walked by.

  • bentbent Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I work at blockbuster. I get paid to sit around watching crap on tv, essentially.

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  • WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    My current job: Go to work, sit at a computer and browse the forums until my manager leaves, set up a 360 behind the counter, connect to xbox live, Halo 3. It's pretty glorious. I beat Halo 3 on legendary in 1 shift, no customers came in at all that day though. (Store ran by a large organization that does the whole "public service" thing rather than "make money" thing)

    It's pretty sweet... Sometimes I have to deal with some shitty customers, but the people I work with just joke around all day and then game whenever the manager isn't looking.

    Sometimes I'll order a pizza or some wings or something... Typically I'll have a bag of chips.

  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2008
    I quit my last job where I did nothing all day to take this one up where I'm flat out most of the time and relish down-time like I currently have.

    I found that going into work for 8am to sit at a desk pretending to work and just browsing forums was really soul-sucking and just generally got me down. Maybe it's just me, but I like to spend my days actually doing stuff.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    ITT way to be a drag on the productivity of the nation and therefore the economy, Faggotronicus Rex.

  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bent wrote: »
    I work at blockbuster. I get paid to sit around watching utterly worthless and fucking soul-sucking miserable trash on tv, essentially.

    the best thing that ever happened to me when I worked there was putting the promos on dvd. what's that kenny chesney? you want to be skipped?

  • i n c u b u si n c u b u s Registered User
    edited November 2008
    This is posted with my cell, no worries.

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  • bentbent Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    bent wrote: »
    I work at blockbuster. I get paid to sit around watching utterly worthless and fucking soul-sucking miserable trash on tv, essentially.

    the best thing that ever happened to me when I worked there was putting the promos on dvd. what's that kenny chesney? you want to be skipped?

    You had to watch those promo DVD's? Our policy is that as long as it's got a BBFC classification of 12 or less, you can watch it. So far I've watched every season of the simpsons and most of my favourite childhood movies.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    ITT those of us who are willing and eager to work but can't find any tell you to go fuck yourself with a cactus.

    Word. I'm a formerly enlisted marine and getting a job for the guv'ment answering phones and working in a supply depot is apparently out of my reach. Something to do with a couple of distant relatives that I have who think that Texas should secede from the Union.

    How the fuck am I a security risk because of some assholes I haven't seen or talked to in over a decade?

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I do nothing and don't get paid for it.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I have personally walked out on the pizza place near my old base 4 fucking times without paying

    I cheated those over-pricing bastards out of $50 at least

    not really sticking it to "the man"

    just sticking it to a man

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Futore wrote: »
    I do nothing and don't get paid for it.

    stop fighting the good fight

    its time for you to get some children and force them to make clothing

  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bent wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    bent wrote: »
    I work at blockbuster. I get paid to sit around watching utterly worthless and fucking soul-sucking miserable trash on tv, essentially.

    the best thing that ever happened to me when I worked there was putting the promos on dvd. what's that kenny chesney? you want to be skipped?

    You had to watch those promo DVD's? Our policy is that as long as it's got a BBFC classification of 12 or less, you can watch it. So far I've watched every season of the simpsons and most of my favourite childhood movies.
    yeah, but this was like a decade ago at a particular franchise, too. man, I remember when we converted everything to dvd and everyone started bitching because it was a town full of old people what only had vcrs.

  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    ITT those of us who are willing and eager to work but can't find any tell you to go fuck yourself with a cactus.

    Word. I'm a formerly enlisted marine and getting a job for the guv'ment answering phones and working in a supply depot is apparently out of my reach. Something to do with a couple of distant relatives that I have who think that Texas should secede from the Union.

    How the fuck am I a security risk because of some assholes I haven't seen or talked to in over a decade?
    to be fair, the rest of us agree with them.

  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    how many threads like this can we have in one given week

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    how many threads like this can we have in one given week

    I swear, it's like someone's paying them for 'em

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  • bentbent Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    bent wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    bent wrote: »
    I work at blockbuster. I get paid to sit around watching utterly worthless and fucking soul-sucking miserable trash on tv, essentially.

    the best thing that ever happened to me when I worked there was putting the promos on dvd. what's that kenny chesney? you want to be skipped?

    You had to watch those promo DVD's? Our policy is that as long as it's got a BBFC classification of 12 or less, you can watch it. So far I've watched every season of the simpsons and most of my favourite childhood movies.
    yeah, but this was like a decade ago at a particular franchise, too. man, I remember when we converted everything to dvd and everyone started bitching because it was a town full of old people what only had vcrs.

    Haha. We're currently going through that on a smaller scale; when people bring a blu-ray up to the counter you have to interrogate them until they admit to having no fucking clue what it is.

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    how many threads like this can we have in one given week

    A lot, given that most of us aren't really working very hard.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    to be fair, the rest of us agree with them.

    Fuck your anti-Texas sentiments; we make great beef jerky and brisquet.

    And I defy you to tell me that Texas doesn't have hot women. Eva Longoria is just the tip of the iceberg.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    humble wrote: »
    Futore wrote: »
    I do nothing and don't get paid for it.

    stop fighting the good fight

    its time for you to get some children and force them to make clothing

    I get children to protest for me all day. Then I eat their lunches and make them sign petitions for the rest of the afternoon.

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    to be fair, the rest of us agree with them.

    Fuck your anti-Texas sentiments; we make great beef jerky and brisquet.

    And I defy you to tell me that Texas doesn't have hot women. Eva Longoria is just the tip of the iceberg.

    nip of the iceberg.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • Rampant EntityRampant Entity Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I once slept for 6 hours in an 8 hour shift.

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    We've all had to work for "the man" at some point and sometimes it can be quite hillarious. What am I getting at? While there are those pain in the ass jobs where you work yourself to death there are those jems where you have the best time ever and get cash for it. What's your experience? Whats your worst/best jobs?

    My Experience:
    Government Job

    seriously, everthing for the government besides like DMV is like that from what I've seen.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I went to a Hooters in Texas and all of the waitresses were like 4'10"

  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Futore wrote: »
    humble wrote: »
    Futore wrote: »
    I do nothing and don't get paid for it.

    stop fighting the good fight

    its time for you to get some children and force them to make clothing

    I get children to protest for me all day. Then I eat their lunches and make them sign petitions for the rest of the afternoon.

    the thought of children protesting would be so cute

    with their little scowly faces and signs made of construction paper and glitter

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited November 2008

    just ignore the stupidity WaM

    maybe it'll just go away if we don't pay it any attention

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    my god, what else would I do with my time

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    NotACrook wrote: »
    I went to a Hooters in Texas and all of the waitresses were like 4'10"

    That would be Midgetville; it's south of Tallberg and
    west of Averageheighton.

    WaM edit: You could, I dunno, get into gchat and we could discuss songs, ice and fire.

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  • Rampant EntityRampant Entity Registered User
    edited November 2008
    If I'm lucky, sometimes I can squeeze in 2 - 3 hour naps at work.

    God, I love working at a dead self-serve gas station.

  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    If I'm lucky, sometimes I can squeeze in 2 - 3 hour naps at work.

    God, I love working at a dead self-serve gas station.
    do you really

    do you really

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    my god, what else would I do with my time

    develop you latent psychic abilities?

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  • Rampant EntityRampant Entity Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Well, yeah, considering I work only part time and on midnight shifts. All I do is read books, listen to music, and once in awhile watch a good movie.

  • SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Once in a blue moon I get tagged to go work the donations door at my thrift store.

    Essentially I sit back in a huge chair and read/play my PSP/watch movies for six hours. Occasionally a person will show up. I take their shit, give them a donation slip, and they leave. Manager doesn't care what I do.

    I was on the door for about an hour last week (Friday). Had practically the whole store to myself. It rocked.

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    my god, what else would I do with my time

    develop you latent psychic abilities?

    She also knit you this sweater.

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    i like my job

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    NotACrook wrote: »
    my god, what else would I do with my time

    develop you latent psychic abilities?

    She also knit you this sweater.

    very nice

    you get a golden star

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