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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-08 02:31:30
ID: 3460
I was a popular radio personality for a few years.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-08 01:13:13
ID: 3458
So I am home on a rare visit. My husband and I live really far away. Already my dad has cancelled on me twice to do chores for his wife's family. If he cancels on me tomorrow I will just ask him if I should ask him or his wife's family when I could see him. He should be a good son-in-law and help them out but if it is taking a lot of time away from his children from his first marriage then maybe its time to reel it back. Of course, last time I visited his wife bought a really expensive car and he took time out of our visits to take extra jobs to pay for it (his wife didn't help out). I felt bad for him and annoyed at her but then again he should remember that he has family. Apparently he doesn't even visit his own mother as often anymore and she lives 15 minutes from him! If anyone needs help around the house its his mom. My husband had to fix her roof because her own son is busy with his wife's family to help her with anything.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 23:46:46
ID: 3456
Steel mill. It paid so well and I got into super awesome shape. One day I was told to go cut some dunnage (wood to place under the steel on the flatbeds or in the rail cars), hey, there's the whole pieces and there's a chainsaw, get going. So I got going! It taught me that I could do near anything and yes even women can do manual/physical labor.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 22:54:20
ID: 3455
I worked at a convent for retired nuns doing housekeeping & now I work at a funeral home as a housekeeper. I worked at a zoo as a cashier. I never checked out to many crazy people until it came to Halloween. The people freaked out because the zoo was charging 25 cents for a bag.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 20:48:23
ID: 3453
One of my first jobs was working at a department store. It was so uncomfortable because each day I had no idea what department they'd place me in that particular day. Maybe I'd be needed in tools or maybe I'd be needed in men's clothing tailoring suits. Neither of which I new anything about, and of course, they gave me no professional training in those areas. Ugh, so stupid! Can you imagine a man buying an expensive suit and here I am, a young girl with no experience on her hands and knees with a piece of chalk folding up the material and trying to draw a straight line. Or trying to figure out where to take in the shoulders or sides? Lol! What a fucking joke! Needless to say, I didn't stay long.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 18:51:37
ID: 3452
Speaking of jobs, what was the funniest/strangest/coolest job you've had?
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 18:50:37
ID: 3451
I remember our fourth grade partnered local elementary school in a rich, affluent area of our city to start a penpal program. I remember lying quite often in my letters because I grew up poor and our school was in a very impoverished area. At the end of the year, both classes met at an amusement park to finally meet one another. I think we all had a good time, but I still felt there was a divide between both groups. If I become a teacher, I would still do something like that because I remember how much I looked forward to giving/receiving letters and the art form of cursive writing is getting lost.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 18:29:27
ID: 3449
I got into driving a forklift because I couldn't deal with low level customer service jobs anymore...a huge percentage of customers really are absolute pricks. To the point where it makes your entire day when you get a nice one, which says it all really. I'm still not exactly doing my dream job, and it's dirty, dusty and gets a bit cold sometimes, but I'm making a lot more than I was while I figure out what my dream is, and more importantly, I don't have to deal with customers.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 18:22:47
ID: 3448
I realize being a cashier is a demanding job. That said, don't take it out on me. I'm pleasant, organized, and undemanding. I don't, however, want my family sized package of raw chicken bagged with my fresh fruits and vegetables. I'm going to eat a lot of that stuff raw and I don't want me or my family to get salmonella. Washing produce doesn't magically sanitize it. Also, don't act like I'm a fucking bitch because I don't want my avocados placed at the bottom of a bag full of canned goods. I'm not being picky. Bruised and battered produce sucks.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-05-07 17:02:42
ID: 3446
I was a cashier many times. It sucked because I would have rather stocked shelves than deal with rude and disrespectful customers at the checkout. But I guess they thought I was smart enough and nice enough to be a cashier. I got tired of the rude customers that would make me cry by the end of my shift. I ended up quitting many times without notice. I couldn't handle the customers. In a perfect world people would realize cashiers are humans with feelings and you have no right to treat someone like dirt because an item rang up wrong (not my fault) or you handed me your coupons after the transaction was processed (your fault). I applied at Target and Sears the last Xmas season and they wanted me to be a cashier, I turned down those job offers cause I can't handle how the general public treats me and other cashiers. They wouldn't let me stock or do some other job.
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