Thread: Occupations... What Do You Do?

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    To everyone who would want to work in a comic shop: No you wouldn't. Its actually very very boring. After awhile the walls start to feel like they're closing in on you. You may think you would like it, but you won't. I'm just glad we have a tv that gets cable in there. That helps me get through the day.
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    I really don't mean to sound like an ass, so please don't take me as such, if you must, its OK, but my mission is one of benevolence.

    Anyhow, imagine working most of the jobs in the world: sweatshops.

    I'm sure we've all seen such jobs. Every time I think of how bad my job sucks, I think about the job I could have, if I'd been born in the wrong place. All in all, our jobs ain't too bad.
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    Right now, I'm currently unemployed. Lost my job this past June. I'm sure most know about the big layoffs that SunTrust made...I was one of the ones cut. Anyway, my two years there (in their Mortgage section in their Government Insuring department), I was an FHA Connection Submissions Coordinator. It was okay. The main thing that sucked about the job, was that I was a "temp to hire" employee. I was never hired on fully. I call it false advertisement.

    Last week, I landed a job at WM Jordan Construction as an Entry Level Administrative/Office Assistant. This was a temp to hire job as well, but they said that after 90 days, if I did a good job, they'd hire me on. After three days, they let me go, because they felt I wouldn't "fit in" and some other mess, like my breaking rules I didn't even know were rules because they never discussed anything like that my first day. A good employer would explain the rules of the company and such on an employees first day. I don't want to pull the race card here, and I usually don't, but I feel it was the case this time, especially since the rule I was "breaking" was being committed by pretty much every one else, including the one who let me go and told the agency who got me the job of my breaking rules...but never mind.

    I'm tempted to go back to school for Early Childhood Development, like I had been planning originally. I only have one course under my belt, and I can't even get an entry level job with just one course, so I plan on going back for it next year and put aside International Business Studies and go to that sometime down the line.
    Quote by Ilikethepixies
    I really don't mean to sound like an ass, so please don't take me as such, if you must, its OK, but my mission is one of benevolence.

    Anyhow, imagine working most of the jobs in the world: sweatshops.

    I'm sure we've all seen such jobs. Every time I think of how bad my job sucks, I think about the job I could have, if I'd been born in the wrong place. All in all, our jobs ain't too bad.
    I do that too. I also try to do that whenever I'm feeling down about things not going particularly right in my life. I count my blessings, so to speak, and am thankful that I have a roof over my head, and family who can help me until I am able to go out and work again.
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    Quote by Ilikethepixies
    I really don't mean to sound like an ass, so please don't take me as such, if you must, its OK, but my mission is one of benevolence.

    Anyhow, imagine working most of the jobs in the world: sweatshops.

    I'm sure we've all seen such jobs. Every time I think of how bad my job sucks, I think about the job I could have, if I'd been born in the wrong place. All in all, our jobs ain't too bad.


    Excellent point, but here's a plus of working in a sweatshop. Job security. You'll always have a job.
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    I'm a drive-thru girl. Smiles are my thing
    Cookie!!! OM NOM NOM!
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    Website designer & general freelance dude about town.
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    im a business systems analyst at Wachovia bank. my job is as boring as it sounds, thats why im always posting on RJ. of all my postings, none of them were done at home.
    Katon Gokakyuu No Jutsu
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    Quote by menasor
    im a business systems analyst at Wachovia bank. my job is as boring as it sounds, thats why im always posting on RJ. of all my postings, none of them were done at home.


    Yessir. Same here.
    About 25% of my workday is spent talking about GI Joes & Ducktales on this site. Pretty sweet work ethic, huh?
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    haha well, I'm either waiting on some piece of information or I finished project early. It makes me feel like a slacker sometimes to be here.
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    Quote by kayvee
    haha well, I'm either waiting on some piece of information or I finished project early. It makes me feel like a slacker sometimes to be here.


    NICE! i get have that wonderful slacker feeling daily
    Katon Gokakyuu No Jutsu
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    I am a catholic priest, have been for about 4 years now,
    Working for God has good benefits, but the pay stinks...
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    A priest? You might be the first priest we've had here.
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    I'm currently a full-time student, pretty close to finishing. I just have to complete my student teaching after this semester, so that will be my job. For right now, I'm just trying to pay my bills, and campus jobs suck because they completely ignore your job inquiries even after asking you to send your resume, so I'm currently applying for some department store jobs. Sucky pay, and I work for THOSE companies, but the employee discounts are appreciated!

    In the past I've done a lot of children related things including my current fieldwork. I also interned at an insurance company and was a clerk at the public library. Man those were good paying jobs. Minimum wage makes me cry.

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    A priest? You might be the first priest we've had here.


    Yeah, we better start watching our language. Hehe.
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    Quote by drcorey
    I am a catholic priest, have been for about 4 years now,
    Working for God has good benefits, but the pay stinks...


    how old are you? what is that like?

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    Comic book store manager and aspiring comic book writer. Seeing the pattern? I hate kids. Thats the pattern.


    i worked part time at a comic book store. it was cool until the geeks come in the store and want to hang out all day talking about which is better, golden age or silver age or who would win in a fight Superman or Hulk. it got to the point when the mofo's started asking me questions like that i would say, i don't read comics i just work here.
    Katon Gokakyuu No Jutsu
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    Copier Repairman and Musician (although I make zero buck$ as a musician)
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    Quote by Sunriser

    Yeah, we better start watching our language. Hehe.


    I try not to swear around the chaplains, but I got stabbed throught he hand once and screamed the F word and one of my marine frineds goe s"Dude, you should watch your launage around teh chaplain" and when i showed him my hand the chaplain stainding there goes, "I would have said the same thing."
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    Chemist. I love working in the lab, but maybe that is because we do research so it is always different and interesting. Before that many art-related jobs, most recently textile design.
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    Quote by menasor
    i worked part time at a comic book store. it was cool until the geeks come in the store and want to hang out all day talking about which is better, golden age or silver age or who would win in a fight Superman or Hulk. it got to the point when the mofo's started asking me questions like that i would say, i don't read comics i just work here.


    Oh! You got the Hulk or Superman guys too, huh? I give em the same answer I give everyone in that case; "The writer wins. Its up to the writer who wins. They're fictional characters. Grow up. No one cares. Take a damn shower."
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    Debris, tell me honestly, if I were to come in and get a few Silver Surfers from the early 90's, would you look down on me or approve of my purchase?
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    Quote by Ilikethepixies
    Debris, tell me honestly, if I were to come in and get a few Silver Surfers from the early 90's, would you look down on me or approve of my purchase?


    The Ron Marz/Ron Lim or the Jim Starlin run?
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