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New Comic for 11/27/09

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  • CptKemzikCptKemzik Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Wait who is ever worried about missing the trailers before a movie?

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  • Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I worked in a grocery store for 6 years, and can still bag faster than 95% of the baggers I've run into when buying my groceries over the years.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    CptKemzik wrote: »
    Wait who is ever worried about missing the trailers before a movie?

    You have to be joking.

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Well, thinking of taking pride/putting effort in your work, there was a Russian guy at my local KFC who was some sort of chicken preparation Terminator- I later learned he'd worked at a munitions factory before coming over here

    He was too fast for words, and although once or twice he'd forget napkins or wetwipes (and once a straw) it was pretty rare- assuming the food was ready, he'd have it on a tray or in a bag about six seconds after your order and he'd have had the drinks' machine filling a cup while doing this

    It was like Ivan Drago had turned to fast food rather than face-punching

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I worked in a grocery store for 6 years, and can still bag faster than 95% of the baggers I've run into when buying my groceries over the years.

    I had people LEAVE shorter lines than mine to get in my LONGER line at the theater once they saw how fast I was pushing people through. That's how fast I was.

    See? I'm still proud of my job and that was many years ago.

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Lazy people the get rewarded piss me off the most.

    My coworker is sent home early when he wants to and his work is dumped on me to make up because, and this is a direct quote from management, "Oh, he wasn't going to do anything, anyways." Yeah, so he's a worthless fuck that gets rewarded and I'm reliable and get dumped on? Maybe I wanted to cut out an hour or so early for once. You know, reward the hard work?

    No? Fuck you then. At least fire him or coach him or something.
    No? Fuck this job. Too bad I need it!

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    When people would bitch about being sold a 'gutted' new game (the last new copy, used as a display) would complain I'd just go 'check the back' and shrink wrap it really quick and whoops 'one last copy, eh, Mr. Lucky?'

    "You know, I think I'll just take the opened one. Someone else might be getting it for his kid or something. It's cool."

    Oh uh...OK...well...I'll just re-hide that one in the back then, which is also where...I...left the opened one. Hold on.

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  • Wrench N RocketsWrench N Rockets Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    trentsteel wrote: »
    I worked in a grocery store for 6 years, and can still bag faster than 95% of the baggers I've run into when buying my groceries over the years.

    I had people LEAVE shorter lines than mine to get in my LONGER line at the theater once they saw how fast I was pushing people through. That's how fast I was.

    See? I'm still proud of my job and that was many years ago.

    hi5

    My good buddy worked with me at that store, and when we had to pull register duty it was excellent. There'd be a few lanes staffed by middle aged ladies, then you've got two 20 something guys on one. Customers used to recognize us and pick our lanes because we were fast, friendly, and nothing in your bags would be crushed.

    We had old lady groupies.

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  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    trentsteel wrote: »
    You know how at the movie theater if you see more than four or five people in the popcorn line you don't even bother getting your popcorn and stuff because you know you'll miss the trailers and the beginning of the movie?

    NOT ME

    I should have been cloned I would have lines of like 20 people DONE before those other slackheads and pimplenecks could get THREE people done.

    Some people might say that I shouldn't work so hard for minimum wage but I figure if I'm stuck there I might as well enjoy it.

    I was so fast, seriously.

    And those ones you see that are slow? There's no way they should be that slow. I don't think they should be as fast as I was but those people are purposely that fucking slow or uncoordinated. There's no excuse. There's like two things on the damn menu.
    I was fast when I worked concessions. And when there were lines, I went even faster. I almost completely ignored upselling and suggestive selling, though, which is why it was a relief when I got promoted to working the projection booth and didn't have to do any floor staff positions anymore. If the checker comes by and doesn't get upsold or suggestive sold at the counter, it's a big point deduction and the GM takes it out on you.

    I always justified it to myself by getting their order done in a matter of seconds when going ahead with "You know, for only 50 cents more you could get a Large..." takes up valuable time when there are 5-6 people in line behind them.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    vsove wrote: »
    Man I don't give a shit if you're not planning on making a career out of it.

    I worked at Best Buy for four years through university. I worked my ass off every day I was there. I learned to hate the job - I still busted my ass. I always planned to quit as soon as I graduated.

    People who do the minimum are the fucking worst. You know what? Because you're a worthless sack of shit, I have to work even harder to cover up your uselessness, you pointless waste of flesh.

    This attitude is probably a big part of why your current job is awesome.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    this guidance counselor of mine once told me a story about the best garbage man in the world, and how awesome he was at his job, and he finished by saying "but at the end of the day, he's still cleaning up someone else's trash."

    i think i missed the point of the story, to be honest.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Lazy people the get rewarded piss me off the most.

    My coworker is sent home early when he wants to and his work is dumped on me to make up because, and this is a direct quote from management, "Oh, he wasn't going to do anything, anyways." Yeah, so he's a worthless fuck that gets rewarded and I'm reliable and get dumped on? Maybe I wanted to cut out an hour or so early for once. You know, reward the hard work?

    No? Fuck you then. At least fire him or coach him or something.
    No? Fuck this job. Too bad I need it!

    What do you think your lazy coworker's long-term rewards will be, if he's so bad that his bosses openly express that they expect nothing from him? If layoffs have to happen, who do you think will go first?

    If being bad or lazy or whatever didn't have rewards of some sort, nobody would do it. It almost always costs in the long run, though. Besides, you should do a good job for yourself. You can choose to be a person who does what he believes to be right, or a person who does not.

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    I've overheard someone say "Don't say something is retarded, its not cool to make fun of retards. Just say its gay."
  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    this guidance counselor of mine once told me a story about the best garbage man in the world, and how awesome he was at his job, and he finished by saying "but at the end of the day, he's still cleaning up someone else's trash."

    i think i missed the point of the story, to be honest.

    Whereas your guidance counselor was oh wait

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    hello massa, I jar jar binks
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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    this guidance counselor of mine once told me a story about the best garbage man in the world, and how awesome he was at his job, and he finished by saying "but at the end of the day, he's still cleaning up someone else's trash."

    i think i missed the point of the story, to be honest.

    Whereas your guidance counselor was oh wait

    seriously, all i got from that is "fuck menial labor it's better to be unemployed than be good at something that sucks"

    which is not true at all! pride in workmanship is important no matter what job you have, i think.

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Oh I know who's getting the axe first. I can usually keep myself content in knowing that I'll still be employed after a number of them are fired. Doesn't make it any less frustrating.

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    Defender on
    hello massa, I jar jar binks
    I've overheard someone say "Don't say something is retarded, its not cool to make fun of retards. Just say its gay."
  • Just Like ThatJust Like That Registered User
    edited November 2009
    I can't speak for general merchandise, but if you're in a grocery store and are wondering if it would be okay to ask someone to check for something "in the back", please consider:

    Is the item on sale? Then yes, it is okay to ask because they order lots of that shit and it is constantly running out on the shelf anyway since it is on sale.

    If the item is not on sale, how specific or niche is it? If you are looking for something like corn meal for example, then that's okay because it is pretty commonly used and only has like two varieties. There's a decent chance we have some backstock/overstock.

    If you're looking for Xtreme Watermelon flavor Kool-Aid packets, then please don't. There are like 30 varieties of Kool-Aid, we don't order large amounts of them all and the chances of us having more of that specific variety is almost zero... just pick something else. If its some hard to pronounce imported Polish snack food, also no. It is simply not popular enough that we would order backstock-accumulating amounts.

    When people ask me to look for the aforementioned type of shit, it just wastes my fucking time. I can't very well deny their request, so I have to either stand back there for a minute like in the comic, or halfheartedly glance at the area where the item would be if there was actually a chance of it being there. This wasted time ultimately results in more people bitching at me for sale items that I could have been stocking instead.

    Edit: One product in particular used to piss me the fuck off and I'm going to vent here. So, Friskies cat food, in the little cans? There are literally over 25 varieties of it, and people would come in and give me shit for being out of one, because "their cat wouldn't eat anything else". Oh, really? Sounds like your cat is a spoiled little bitch. I bet that if you left some food in it's bowl, now this is very important- without replacing it, it would eat the food eventually. Of this I am certain. I know you like to treat your cat like your own child because you don't have one, or any friends either, but you're the one providing the food and shelter in this situation. Please obtain some perspective.

    These are the things I wanted to say to those people but couldn't.

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    A job someone genuinely enjoys. Yeah, opinions, but I mean, nobody wants to stand stand there working a concession stand, but I imagine knowing you can do the job damn well makes it easier to keep from getting to you.

    Going into a shitty job with the mindset that "I'll just do this bit to keep me busy and then go home." For years would make me kill someone, is what I mean.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    A job someone genuinely enjoys. Yeah, opinions, but I mean, nobody wants to stand stand there working a concession stand, but I imagine knowing you can do the job damn well makes it easier to keep from getting to you.

    Going into a shitty job with the mindset that "I'll just do this bit to keep me busy and then go home." For years would make me kill someone, is what I mean.

    Please give an example of someone genuinely enjoying their job but not taking pride in it. I can't currently comprehend someone enjoying their job and yet not taking pride in it.

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Hmm. That is not what I said, or at least, what I meant to say. If anything I'd say reversed. You know, not enjoying your job but being able to take pride in your ability to do said job, opposed to hating your job and doing just enough to keep it while wishing you were somewhere else.

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  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    The Geek wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    A job someone genuinely enjoys. Yeah, opinions, but I mean, nobody wants to stand stand there working a concession stand, but I imagine knowing you can do the job damn well makes it easier to keep from getting to you.

    Going into a shitty job with the mindset that "I'll just do this bit to keep me busy and then go home." For years would make me kill someone, is what I mean.

    Please give an example of someone genuinely enjoying their job but not taking pride in it. I can't currently comprehend someone enjoying their job and yet not taking pride in it.

    How many porno actors do you think brag about their jobs outside their circle of good buddies?

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Krosius wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    A job someone genuinely enjoys. Yeah, opinions, but I mean, nobody wants to stand stand there working a concession stand, but I imagine knowing you can do the job damn well makes it easier to keep from getting to you.

    Going into a shitty job with the mindset that "I'll just do this bit to keep me busy and then go home." For years would make me kill someone, is what I mean.

    Please give an example of someone genuinely enjoying their job but not taking pride in it. I can't currently comprehend someone enjoying their job and yet not taking pride in it.

    How many porno actors do you think brag about their jobs outside their circle of good buddies?

    All of 'em.

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    One of my brothers has a job in animal corpse disposal. As in, he cremates them.

    Just pointing this out for perspective I guess.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    sounds like an easy job. pick up corpse, chuck into incinerator.

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Wren wrote: »
    sounds like an easy job. pick up corpse, chuck into incinerator.

    Until you deal with horses and fully grown farm animals.

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    i like this comic.

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Another pro tip if you want something from "the back" at a grocery store.

    Any grocery store worth its salt gets a freight order every night. I know this because I was one of those monkeys that unpacked that shit every night from midnight to eight in the morning. We'd get general freight loads of over 1000 items on a fairly regular basis. By "items" I mean "cases," just so we're clear on that. 8, 12, 24 cases of soup, boxes of 4-6 jars of juice, ect ect.

    That means that somebody is taking inventory and doing the ordering every night. Is it obscure? Is it not on the shelf? Don't get huffy, tell a motherfucker, they will order it, and in like 2 days it'll be back on the shelves.

    Same with costco. Like something they carry? Worried they'll get rid of it? Fill out some comment cards, businesses will actually listen to you when you expressly tell them in a polite way how to get more of your money.

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  • WarlockDWarlockD Registered User
    edited November 2009
    This kind of mentality is in the computer repair busness too. I think the main problem is that when your in retail there are just NO options for achievement. It takes close to 3-6 months to figure out what chances you have, if nepotism is the norm, or if corprate dosn't really give a right nut and is going to fire everyone anyway.

    I mean seriously, why struggle hard with a job when you know its a dead end?

    I am not saying being outright rude with clients, just don't put any extra stress on. Heck, I work with enterprise customers repairing servers. They are nice, like to see me and generaly getting parts from Dell (when you PAY for it) its quick and easy. My parrent company though? I got in when they closed the pension, they just now killed off the 401k matching, and to top the cake I have to wait till someone DIES before I can even think of getting into management. If I am not on call, my phone goes off. The overtime isn't worth the stress:P

    God I want my CNNP.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    A job someone genuinely enjoys. Yeah, opinions, but I mean, nobody wants to stand stand there working a concession stand, but I imagine knowing you can do the job damn well makes it easier to keep from getting to you.

    Going into a shitty job with the mindset that "I'll just do this bit to keep me busy and then go home." For years would make me kill someone, is what I mean.

    My job is making video games, which is the job I've always wanted. But a deep desire to do interesting and high-quality work within the medium is what keeps me here. If I didn't have that, there would be no reason to do this, and it would just be "What the fuck, I have to crunch again? This is bullshit!"

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    duuuuh defender what company do you work for duuh

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Bonersoft.

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  • CyvrosCyvros London 1965Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I think I have some of your software. It doesn't work.

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited November 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    Bonersoft.

    expect lawsuit papers on your desk by monday

    good day sir

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  • WarlockDWarlockD Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Knob wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Bonersoft.

    expect lawsuit papers on your desk by monday

    good day sir

    Yea no joke, its already regestered as of 2 weeks ago.

    EDIT: Ok, this is just creepy, After a quick whois at netsol, hunthost.com bought up most variations of domans with the word "boner" in it. Seriously? Does he REALLY think the internet is run by 12 year olds? Er. 12 year olds with a credit cards that is?

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    WarlockD wrote: »
    Knob wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Bonersoft.

    expect lawsuit papers on your desk by monday

    good day sir

    Yea no joke, its already regestered as of 2 weeks ago.

    EDIT: Ok, this is just creepy, After a quick whois at netsol, hunthost.com bought up most variations of domans with the word "boner" in it. Seriously? Does he REALLY think the internet is run by 12 year olds? Er. 12 year olds with a credit cards that is?

    Maybe he just has a thing for boners, lay off.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    By the time my shift started today the store was pretty dead. Less busy than a normal Friday.

    I did a solo delivery over to Best Buy at 4:30 PM, so I got to take a peek in the backstock room while delivering and get a look at it all from the other side. It was like people sitting around inside a medical tent in a warzone or something. Thousand yard stares all around.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    A job someone genuinely enjoys. Yeah, opinions, but I mean, nobody wants to stand stand there working a concession stand, but I imagine knowing you can do the job damn well makes it easier to keep from getting to you.

    Going into a shitty job with the mindset that "I'll just do this bit to keep me busy and then go home." For years would make me kill someone, is what I mean.

    My job is making video games, which is the job I've always wanted. But a deep desire to do interesting and high-quality work within the medium is what keeps me here. If I didn't have that, there would be no reason to do this, and it would just be "What the fuck, I have to crunch again? This is bullshit!"

    High-five for awesome jobs, duder.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    The Geek wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Some jobs, having pride in it seems like the only thing that would keep a person going, I dunno.

    Aside from something like "supermodel blowjob tester," what job isn't that way?

    A job someone genuinely enjoys. Yeah, opinions, but I mean, nobody wants to stand stand there working a concession stand, but I imagine knowing you can do the job damn well makes it easier to keep from getting to you.

    Going into a shitty job with the mindset that "I'll just do this bit to keep me busy and then go home." For years would make me kill someone, is what I mean.

    My job is making video games, which is the job I've always wanted. But a deep desire to do interesting and high-quality work within the medium is what keeps me here. If I didn't have that, there would be no reason to do this, and it would just be "What the fuck, I have to crunch again? This is bullshit!"

    High-five for awesome jobs, duder.

    But has Defender actually done an awesome job? I don't know, he never seems to talk very positively about any games he has insider knowledge about!

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Clock King Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    so tonight didn't go nearly as badly as I was expecting

    so uh

    yay

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