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I love my job (jk work is balls)

Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
edited January 2009 in Social Entropy++
in fact I love it so much, I don't even need to get paid for it

which is exactly what's happening! at least until the sixteenth. because apparently payment information for all your employees isn't that important and gets tossed around a lot. and gets lost! so instead of getting paid today like I am supposed to I will have to wait about a week.

so what about you guys? enjoying your respective jobs and/or careers? bosses done anything annoying lately, or are they so awesome they practically radiate cool?

welcome to the job thread make yourself at home

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    my job is waking up at noon and playing old videogames

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    the girl who just came in asked me what her login for the computer was

    i had to throw the brakes on my natural instinct to ridicule her so hard, i thought i heard squealing!

  • Frank BrakFrank Brak Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I act like I sell cell phones but instead spend a lot of the day on the internet.


    It could be worse.

  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    mrpaku wrote: »
    the girl who just came in asked me what her login for the computer was

    i had to throw the brakes on my natural instinct to ridicule her so hard, i thought i heard squealing!

    So that's what that sensation was; it felt like the Earth kind of...stuttered...for a second.

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I think I might be getting fired, but in the round about way where they just stop giving you hours. I'm very, very irritated with this because I really don't see what I could have done differently.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Frank Brak wrote: »
    I act like I sell cell phones but instead spend a lot of the day on the internet.


    It could be worse.

    are...

    are you me?

  • StationaryStationary Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I make taco's and such in a notfastfoodbutnotreallyfullservice restaurant. In fact I will be going there now. I can't wait to finish school and get out of food service, to many years spent in restaurants.

  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Frank Brak wrote: »
    I act like I sell cell phones but instead spend a lot of the day on the internet.


    It could be worse.

    are...

    are you me?

    He doesn't seem very gay.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I think I might be getting fired, but in the round about way where they just stop giving you hours. I'm very, very irritated with this because I really don't see what I could have done differently.

    That's what happened at a nightclub gig I had about two years ago. They just kept cutting my hours and the next thing I knew, the new bar manager was scooping the shifts to give to all of his buddies.

    Fuckin' prick.

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  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    i am slightly annoyed with my job and i am also starting a new job in another city in april

    if anyone remembers, yes i got the job in hamburg that i was applying for

    it's a fucking 50% pay increase, to boot

    yay me!

  • Frank BrakFrank Brak Registered User
    edited January 2009
    There's only one way to tell... do you have a freckle on the inside of your lower eyelid?

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2009
    my job is to watch cartoons and draw pictures and play video games

    for real

  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    rank do you see yourself still doing that at 60?

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I think I might be getting fired, but in the round about way where they just stop giving you hours. I'm very, very irritated with this because I really don't see what I could have done differently.

    That's what happened at a nightclub gig I had about two years ago. They just kept cutting my hours and the next thing I knew, the new bar manager was scooping the shifts to give to all of his buddies.

    Fuckin' prick.

    Yeah we had some Chinese couple buy our little fast food franchise and now she's giving my shifts to her 17 year old daughter and her friend. Apparently it's just for two weeks and she'll call me soon, but she doesn't speak English very well and also she doesn't like me. She also doesn't call my house to tell me when I need to work, and doesn't accept my calls, but gets pissed if I don't show up to work. I guess she expects me to read her mind to realize I'm not working my usual days.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2009
    Iskander wrote: »
    rank do you see yourself still doing that at 60?
    if I live that long, fuck to the yeah

  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Iskander wrote: »
    rank do you see yourself still doing that at 60?
    if I live that long, fuck to the yeah

    hi5

    you would be the raddest grandpa

  • tellahsagetellahsage Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I pack boxes when we actually have customers in here but mostly I watch T.V, do homework, and look at porn/interweb generic gross things with my coworkers on the computer.


    I enjoy my job because of the lack of stress but I get paid shit for doing it which makes it kind of suck. The only good thing is that I have a semester and a half left of school before I can start grad school and hopefully get an assitanceship...6 years of college and then 3 years of grad school is sounding more and more like balls every day though..

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  • Auntie ShibbyAuntie Shibby Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm starting to love my job again. I was working ten hour days six days a week for three months. Yesterday my boss informed everyone that we will be working the normal eight hours for five days a week.

    Almost everyone cheered, some were pissed because they needed the overtime money.

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  • Auntie ShibbyAuntie Shibby Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    I mean, climbing and trimming trees for ten hours a day six days a week gets really fucking tiring after a while.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I miss work.

    Well, I don't miss work, but I miss having money. You know, money to buy things with. Because apparently people at stores don't like it when you give them your personal IOU.

    Fucking deadbeats.

  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I miss work.

    Well, I don't miss work, but I miss having money. You know, money to buy things with. Because apparently people at stores don't like it when you give them your personal IOU.

    Fucking deadbeats.

    IOU 1 breadz

  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah we had some Chinese couple buy our little fast food franchise and now she's giving my shifts to her 17 year old daughter and her friend. Apparently it's just for two weeks and she'll call me soon, but she doesn't speak English very well and also she doesn't like me. She also doesn't call my house to tell me when I need to work, and doesn't accept my calls, but gets pissed if I don't show up to work. I guess she expects me to read her mind to realize I'm not working my usual days.

    It's because you eyes aren't slanty-like; you need to get a Scooby Doo mask and change your name to Gang Bang Fu and tell her that you're from Shanghai. If you're kind of chesty, just tape em down. It might take some time to get the whole project in motion, but it'll be worth it when you whip the mask off in front of her and say, "I never washed my hands after I went to the bathroom!"

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm still a student, but I also sell computer parts in a store and give advice to people on what piece of tech they need for whatever purpose. The pay is nice, the colleagues are awesome, and the topic is interesting
    Yay

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2009
    Iskander wrote: »
    Iskander wrote: »
    rank do you see yourself still doing that at 60?
    if I live that long, fuck to the yeah

    hi5

    you would be the raddest grandpa
    you know what is so rad? you remember these from back in the day?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywTZ3xgReiM

    my acting for animation teacher made 'em

  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah we had some Chinese couple buy our little fast food franchise and now she's giving my shifts to her 17 year old daughter and her friend. Apparently it's just for two weeks and she'll call me soon, but she doesn't speak English very well and also she doesn't like me. She also doesn't call my house to tell me when I need to work, and doesn't accept my calls, but gets pissed if I don't show up to work. I guess she expects me to read her mind to realize I'm not working my usual days.

    It's because you eyes aren't slanty-like; you need to get a Scooby Doo mask and change your name to Gang Bang Fu and tell her that you're from Shanghai. If you're kind of chesty, just tape em down. It might take some time to get the whole project in motion, but it'll be worth it when you whip the mask off in front of her and say, "I never washed my hands after I went to the bathroom!"

    olo RACISM

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  • ANTVGM64ANTVGM64 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Help Desk Support for a retail chain that employees the most idiotic store associates ever.

    Below are some examples of things that have happened to me due to my high voice and pleasent attitude. People think I'm a (hot) woman.

    Me: Alright, you should be all set
    Store(Woman): I Hope so girlfriend.
    Me: I’m a guy for the record.
    (Silence)
    (Click.)


    Store: Sorry, I have these fat fingers and this tiny little calculator

    Me: Oh.

    Store: Thank you so much for your help.

    Me: No problem.
    Store: You know what Mel Gibson looks like Hun?
    Me(Inundated so I let the “Hun” part go): Uh, yes.
    store: I look nothing like him. Sorry to disappoint sweetie.
    Me: Oh, uh…okay.


    And various non-high-voice-related mishaps:

    Store: Hi I just wanted to make sure everything was good because they’re about to cut the powe-

    And the power goes out.

    Store: I just squirted hand sanitizer all over myself and my second assistant.
    Me: On Purpose?

    Me: So you should be all set.
    Store: Alright.
    Me: Alright, Cool.
    Store: Alright
    Me: Okay.
    Store: Alright
    Me: Okay.
    Store: Okay.
    Me: going to hang up now.
    Store: Alright.


    Store: Hi I have an issu-
    Me; (Hiccup)
    Store; Do you have the Hicups?
    Me: I do <Hicup>
    Store; What’s your middle name.
    Me: …Joseph?
    store; Bet their gone now.


    Other fun things I do: Tell stores the registers they use don't produce the 2.1 gigawatts of electricity needed to run, that the droids I'm looking for are not in the register, and various other standard help desk douchebaggary.

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2009
    you're a dork

  • ZyrelaxZyrelax Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Vann Diras wrote: »

    because apparently payment information for all your employees isn't that important and gets tossed around a lot. and gets lost! so instead of getting paid today like I am supposed to I will have to wait about a week.

    This happened at a job I worked two summers ago. I was a temp, and had no part in the pay process, but guess who had to tell around 400 employees they weren't getting paid that Friday? D: Then the company loaned small amounts of money to some employees until the pay situation was resolved. Guess who had to tell various angry people that they couldn't have their check until they paid off their debt? :(

    I also had to tell people who quit that they couldn't have their last pay check until they turned in their work id, which some of them swore up and down (and at me) that they had turned in. This was technically against the law for the company to do.

  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Cowboy Fwankenstein Livin' That DreamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    olo RACISM

    Is it racism, sir, or is it irony? I postulate that an example of racism would be if I walked up to an Asian kid, flashed a 'J' in American Sign Language and said, "What's up, my ninja?"

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    mrpaku wrote: »
    the girl who just came in asked me what her login for the computer was

    i had to throw the brakes on my natural instinct to ridicule her so hard, i thought i heard squealing!
    I do this all the time, and I work with hospital staff.

  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Call center supervisor. Basically means I browse the internet all day. Occasionally I get to try to explain to a 90yr old lady what the "pound" sign is on her alarm keypad.

    I really should be doing homework, though. But PA lurking/ sporadic posting usually beats out doing Math 113 (Calc 2) or CS235 (Data Structures and Analysis).

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    Xbox Live - ObiFett (Currently Playing BF4)
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  • DaemasDaemas Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Shift Manager at a casual dining restaurant.


    kill me now.

  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I quit my job two weeks ago. My job was being paid to travel around the world and write about the places I visit.

    One part of me is saying 'you stupid bastard you had a sweet deal' and yet the other, larger part of me is saying 'but you were more depressed and lonely than at any other time'

    Time will tell how good a decision it was. Riding high on the 'being unemployed in a shitty economy' wave has its perks. Like sleeping in until noon and eating a lot of take out.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • JedocJedoc Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I liked my job a lot better before my counterpart got promoted and the new girl came in.

    You know the one. She's completely incompetent, but that's okay because she doesn't care about her job at all. She asks the same questions weekly, but doesn't ask them often enough to avoid screwing up large chunks of work that I have to fix. She's morbidly obese, and the moment she shows up the entire place instantly reeks of baby powder and institutional beef stew. The kind of beef stew they serve at hospitals and low-income public schools. I've had to make up imaginary sinus allergies because sometimes I just can't keep my nose from wrinkling with revulsion when she approaches my workstation.

    Someday she's going to choke to death while engulfing an entire ham and when I get the news I'm not going to be able to conceal my glee and everybody will know what a terrible person I am.

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  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited January 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    I quit my job two weeks ago. My job was being paid to travel around the world and write about the places I visit.

    One part of me is saying 'you stupid bastard you had a sweet deal' and yet the other, larger part of me is saying 'but you were more depressed and lonely than at any other time'

    Time will tell how good a decision it was. Riding high on the 'being unemployed in a shitty economy' wave has its perks. Like sleeping in until noon and eating a lot of take out.

    i hate you

  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    I quit my job two weeks ago. My job was being paid to travel around the world and write about the places I visit.

    *snip*

    You stupid bastard. You had a sweet deal.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    ahahaha so now I'm at work

    and for some reason or another my log in for our system has been changed

    I now can't log in unless I spell my name wrong.

    it's almost getting comical

  • SwillSwill Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I had a job offer as a sales associate at Sears, and they promised me full time. So I moved to Portland to accept the job. Used my money I had saved up for the move, and the first 2 months rent. Now, they say they can't let me have more than 11 hours a week.

    So now I'm in Portland, with no money, don't know a soul, and barely a job. But at least it is Portland right?

  • Frank BrakFrank Brak Registered User
    edited January 2009
    ascot wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    I quit my job two weeks ago. My job was being paid to travel around the world and write about the places I visit.

    One part of me is saying 'you stupid bastard you had a sweet deal' and yet the other, larger part of me is saying 'but you were more depressed and lonely than at any other time'

    Time will tell how good a decision it was. Riding high on the 'being unemployed in a shitty economy' wave has its perks. Like sleeping in until noon and eating a lot of take out.

    i hate you

  • Frank BrakFrank Brak Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Swill wrote: »
    I had a job offer as a sales associate at Sears, and they promised me full time. So I moved to Portland to accept the job. Used my money I had saved up for the move, and the first 2 months rent. Now, they say they can't let me have more than 11 hours a week.

    So now I'm in Portland, with no money, don't know a soul, and barely a job. But at least it is Portland right?

    I've been thinking about moving to Seattle or NYC and this is a concern I have.

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