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Workings of the lonely man.

Posted 09-17-2010 at 03:19 PM by Ridg3
Updated 09-18-2010 at 01:57 PM by Ridg3
You know those people, the ones that are lucky enough to land a job in a time of recession and job loss and still have the audacity to complain about this job even though there would be a lot of unemployed people willing to take said job?

I'm one of those people.

Don't get me wrong though, I realize that I am lucky to have a job and I'm grateful having it, but Jesus Fucking H Christ do those cunts know how to take advantage of someone who just left full-time education.

Three weeks into it and so far I have gotten a total of 3 days off and by Christ, does it not take it's toll on you mentally and physically.

(I should mention that I'm working for a catalog retailer as a item retriever fuckin lapdog.)

Physically, it's exhausting and you really do need time to rest. Mentally? Leaves you incredibly fucking emotionless that you can't even talk to people who are close to you.

The work isn't even that strenuous but they keep calling me in day after fucking day to work shifts and I can't even turn it down as I need the money and I'm looking for a full time job at the end of it. (Christmas temp, see.) But it got so bad that I almost collapsed taking a Hoover down from the top shelf (shelves are roughly ten feet high.)

I also hate customers... they're the worst kind of people.
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T-nex's Avatar
My dad finally got a job after looong time of jobhunting. He has a really good salary now =D But 60% of it goes to the state.
Posted 09-18-2010 at 12:58 AM by T-nex T-nex is offline

MA's Avatar
don't burn yourself out. i don't really know what else to say, but i did exactly this on the farm. at one point i worked 6 weeks, 5:00am to 6:30pm, without a single day off. its obvious to me now that i was being taken advantage of. if i knew then what i know now, i would have told them to stick the job and gotten a different skill behind me. but now, i'm stuck. i work in a dead-end factory.

anyway, i don't know what i'm trying to say, but i know how tricky it can be. especially in the current climate.
Posted 09-18-2010 at 04:21 AM by MA MA is offline

OANST's Avatar
Welcome to life after high school.

Some people find actual fulfillment in their jobs. Some people get into a profession that they care about. For the rest of us it's day after grey day of the same meaningless shit. Never making enough money to get truly comfortable, and never really having the option to change careers.

You sort of get used to it after a while. Either that or you find a high place and start sniping.
Posted 09-18-2010 at 06:56 AM by OANST OANST is offline

Ridg3's Avatar
Cheers MA, I've decided and asked for them to cut the hours a little. And OANST, I do find fulfillment... it comes in the guise of a payslip. [EDIT]But no less a gray, monotonous day.[/EDIT]

But today was nearly the breaking point for me. I'm usually sent upstairs to get items, where all the toys, hoovers, sports equipment and heavy shit is kept... today was no different except it was very fucking busy and I was the only one upstairs.

What pissed me off the most was whenever I was run over with tickets, I radioed down the stairs for help... not one fucker had the radio on them and the best part was, I could hear them having a little chat with each other.

Fuck was I fuming.
Posted 09-18-2010 at 12:06 PM by Ridg3 Ridg3 is offline
Updated 09-18-2010 at 02:00 PM by Ridg3

Dixanadu's Avatar
Good thing the application closed then. My endurance blows.
Posted 09-18-2010 at 01:50 PM by Dixanadu Dixanadu is offline

used:)'s Avatar
Ah, how grateful I am to have been welcomed into the world of a paying-job via a bureaucracy.
Posted 09-18-2010 at 06:05 PM by used:) used:) is offline

Hazel-Rah's Avatar
*gasps* you work!? *points* he's a wage slave!
Posted 09-18-2010 at 06:55 PM by Hazel-Rah Hazel-Rah is offline


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