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Trollheart 07-24-2018 06:41 PM

Do You/Did You Like Your Job?
 
I know Kiii said he loves his, but what about the rest of you? If you're retired, did you enjoy the job(s) you held previously? If you're in school, college or on the scratcher, **** off. :D

MicShazam 07-24-2018 06:44 PM

I'm pretty cool with it so far. Nice colleagues, feels meaningful, short distance from where I live... Can't allow myself to complain.

elphenor 07-24-2018 06:44 PM

my job sucks sloppy donkey wang but the secretary in the blue vest is very cute and the chance that I might get to talk to her makes it bearable

MicShazam 07-24-2018 06:47 PM

Some people at work know this forum exists, so I won't comment on anyone specific. Let's put it this way: MILF heaven.

Frownland 07-24-2018 06:48 PM

:laughing:

I'm gearing towards my dream in this stage of my life but even when I get there, the idea of enjoying my job still feels like an oxymoron. It's what I gotta do, not being on the streets is payment enough. Remembering that is the hard part.

Key 07-24-2018 06:52 PM

Still enjoy it even with the stresses.

elphenor 07-24-2018 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MicShazam (Post 1979842)
Some people at work know this forum exists, so I won't comment on anyone specific. Let's put it this way: MILF heaven.

what kind of bizarre world is people irl knowing about internet forums you're on a thing

Frownland 07-24-2018 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1979867)
what kind of bizarre world is people irl knowing about internet forums you're on a thing

Most desk jobs track employee's online activity.

MicShazam 07-24-2018 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1979867)
what kind of bizarre world is people irl knowing about internet forums you're on a thing

I'm... not entirely sure what you're asking?

I talk to people about things and stuff. Some of these people might even be familiar with internetting to an above average extent.

Frownland 07-24-2018 07:05 PM

Nevermind.

elphenor 07-24-2018 07:06 PM

that's why I surf'd it on my phone when I had that luxury

I can't even have a cell phone on me at work

elphenor 07-24-2018 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MicShazam (Post 1979876)
I'm... not entirely sure what you're asking?

I talk to people about things and stuff. Some of these people might even be familiar with internetting to an above average extent.

yeah defaulting back to... what

Frownland 07-24-2018 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1979880)
yeah defaulting back to... what

Conversation.

MicShazam 07-24-2018 07:10 PM

100% successful.

The Batlord 07-24-2018 07:31 PM

**** a job. There are probably jobs I could enjoy but this "career" is not it. TBH in my line of work the idea of liking your job is ****ing toxic, and you'd be surprised how many minimum wage slaves claim to like their job. Really what they mean is that they like the people they work with but if you press them they'll admit that the job itself means nothing to them, but they buy into the notion of liking their job nonetheless. If why you "like" your job is because of your coworkers then you don't like your job, you just like your coworkers, and if you're some dumb **** who says they like their job because it makes them money then you're even worse, because liking the ability to support yourself is not liking your job it's liking not starving to death.

OccultHawk 07-24-2018 07:35 PM

This is hypocritical because I gave Kiii **** for saying he likes his job

But I like my new job. I’m in the kitchen at a high end restaurant. It’s not a chain, obviously. I’m learning so much about food and the atmosphere in the kitchen is like a good school the managers and chefs want to teach you new things. They’re also very kind and patient. And the high level people consult with the low level. It’s not like just formulated recipes. The recipes vary based on availability and the cooks and chefs discuss what they need and what they can do with the next order of food. Compared to teaching it’s very democratic and non-hierarchical. And at least verbally everyone even the dishwashers are treated with respect.

elph I don’t want you think that softens my stance against private property

Maybe it’s only because compared to what I’m used to in education it’s far less oppressive and depressing but yeah I like it there

I don’t want to be there so much or so long but I do feel happiness when I’m there

Compared to teaching where it reached the point that I felt like I’d literally rather die than go to work it’s a huge relief that I can work and not feel like killing myself

I thought it was impossible

The Batlord 07-24-2018 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MicShazam (Post 1979876)
I'm... not entirely sure what you're asking?

I talk to people about things and stuff. Some of these people might even be familiar with internetting to an above average extent.

I'd never talk to my co-workers about MB because A.) they wouldn't care about the music talk, B.) they wouldn't care about the internet camaraderie, C.) the idea of bringing this up for any reason would be super weird, and D.) I don't want them knowing what I say on here. Just imagine if my boss read anything on here I wrote about not just him but capitalism and bosses in general. I'd then have to explain that I don't respect his position while trying to explain that no matter how I felt about him as a person my position was about the existence of his position in the first place and now I'm fired.

I'm now fascinated by the idea of Mic's co-workers reading my words and associating them with him. Why the **** would he want that?

OccultHawk 07-24-2018 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1979896)
**** a job. There are probably jobs I could enjoy but this "career" is not it. TBH in my line of work the idea of liking your job is ****ing toxic, and you'd be surprised how many minimum wage slaves claim to like their job. Really what they mean is that they like the people they work with but if you press them they'll admit that the job itself means nothing to them, but they buy into the notion of liking their job nonetheless. If why you "like" your job is because of your coworkers then you don't like your job, you just like your coworkers, and if you're some dumb **** who says they like their job because it makes them money then you're even worse, because liking the ability to support yourself is not liking your job it's liking not starving to death.

Church

The Batlord 07-24-2018 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 1979897)
This is hypocritical because I gave Kiii **** for saying he likes his job

But I like my new job. I’m in the kitchen at a high end restaurant. It’s not a chain, obviously. I’m learning so much about food and the atmosphere in the kitchen is like a good school the managers and chefs want to teach you new things. They’re also very kind and patient. And the high level people consult with the low level. It’s not like just formulated recipes. The recipes vary based on availability and the cooks and chefs discuss what they need and what they can do with the next order of food. Compared to teaching it’s very democratic and non-hierarchical. And at least verbally everyone even the dishwashers are treated with respect.

elph I don’t want you think that softens my stance against private property

Maybe it’s only because compared to what I’m used to in education it’s far less oppressive and depressing but yeah I like it there

I don’t want to be there so much or so long but I do feel happiness when I’m there

Compared to teaching where it reached the point that I felt like I’d literally rather die than go to work it’s a huge relief that I can work and not feel like killing myself

I thought it was impossible

It's surprising that a non-chain job wouldn't have the same aspects of a corporate or government job? Why would this surprise you? I'd be happy to at least give that kind of job a shot.

OccultHawk 07-24-2018 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1979900)
It's surprising that a non-chain job wouldn't have the same aspects of a corporate or government job? Why would this surprise you? I'd be happy to at least give that kind of job a shot.

I never had a job in America that wasn’t totally ****ing fascist before. Ever.

I was free as a bird in Japan, though. I was taking all kinds of pills and getting drunk. I’d be out of my skull “teaching” lessons. Which basically meant showing up and being the gaijin clown. When things were at their best I couldn’t believe I was getting paid to do that ****. It was just benzos booze and j-bitches

The Batlord 07-24-2018 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 1979915)
I never had a job in America that wasn’t totally ****ing fascist before. Ever.

I was free as a bird in Japan, though. I was taking all kinds of pills and getting drunk. I’d be out of my skull “teaching” lessons. Which basically meant showing up and being the gaijin clown. When things were at their best I couldn’t believe I was getting paid to do that ****. It was just benzos booze and j-bitches

I think it would be pretty obvious that when corporate or government masters weren't involved that it would be much easier to feel like a human being in a job.

DwnWthVwls 07-24-2018 08:10 PM

My job is pretty sweet. I learn a ton and get to see the work i do put to use by engineers and scientists working to clean up government superfund sites and keep the contamination contained. Thank the navy dumping jet fuel everywhere during ww2.

elphenor 07-24-2018 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1979898)
the idea of bringing this up for any reason would be super weird

glad I'm not alone on this

The Batlord 07-24-2018 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1979920)
My job is pretty sweet. I learn a ton and get to see the work i do put to use by engineers and scientists working to clean up government superfund sites and keep the contamination contained. Thank the navy dumping jet fuel everywhere during ww2.

I'd love to do some environmentalist grunt work but that kind of volunteer **** seems to be all about school field trips where I am.

DwnWthVwls 07-24-2018 08:16 PM

I dont do grunt work. Im a tech nerd!!!

OccultHawk 07-24-2018 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1979918)
I think it would be pretty obvious that when corporate or government masters weren't involved that it would be much easier to feel like a human being in a job.

Great point

Frownland 07-24-2018 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwnwthvwls (Post 1979924)
i dont do grunt work. Im a tech nerd!!!

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The Batlord 07-24-2018 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1979924)
I dont do grunt work. Im a tech nerd!!!

Wasn't saying you were, but I'm just saying I've looked up environmental volunteer work around where I live and it seems mainly about school field trip type **** or otherwise childrens' volunteer work. Can't an adult plant trees and pick up litter in a chain gang on his off time? It's not like there's no need for it.

DwnWthVwls 07-24-2018 08:23 PM

Yes. You live on the coast plenty of opportunities for beach clean up volunteering and i just posted a treeplanting org that anyone can join in the watchdog thread. See if thee is any planting opportunities in you area. You can probably find great volunteer opportunities st your local college campuses as well.

OccultHawk 07-24-2018 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1979929)
Wasn't saying you were, but I'm just saying I've looked up environmental volunteer work around where I live and it seems mainly about school field trip type **** or otherwise childrens' volunteer work. Can't an adult plant trees and pick up litter in a chain gang on his off time? It's not like there's no need for it.

You gotta be creative

Volunteerism has been purloined by the churches and schools

They feel threatened if you try to **** with their monopoly on good PR and they’re aggressive as **** about maintaining that control

The Batlord 07-24-2018 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1979931)
Yes. You live on the coast plenty of opportunities for beach clean up volunteering and i just posted a treeplanting org that anyone can join in the watchdog thread. See if thee is any planting opportunities in you area. You can probably find great volunteer opportunities st your local college campuses as well.

I also don't have a car so that hurts. I don't actually live particularly near any beaches or wildlife areas but even what's around isn't catered to anyone not in school. I don't know about what OH was talking about but I'll take a look at that trillion tree thing.

Frownland 07-24-2018 08:47 PM

Do some (positive) environmental vandalism in your town.

Trollheart 07-24-2018 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 1979897)
This is hypocritical because I gave Kiii **** for saying he likes his job

But I like my new job. I’m in the kitchen at a high end restaurant. It’s not a chain, obviously. I’m learning so much about food and the atmosphere in the kitchen is like a good school the managers and chefs want to teach you new things. They’re also very kind and patient. And the high level people consult with the low level. It’s not like just formulated recipes. The recipes vary based on availability and the cooks and chefs discuss what they need and what they can do with the next order of food. Compared to teaching it’s very democratic and non-hierarchical. And at least verbally everyone even the dishwashers are treated with respect.

elph I don’t want you think that softens my stance against private property

Maybe it’s only because compared to what I’m used to in education it’s far less oppressive and depressing but yeah I like it there

I don’t want to be there so much or so long but I do feel happiness when I’m there

Compared to teaching where it reached the point that I felt like I’d literally rather die than go to work it’s a huge relief that I can work and not feel like killing myself

I thought it was impossible

Seriously happy for you bro. I know we clashed and I called you some nasty names but I think you really deserve some happiness. This is not a sexual advance by the way, sorry to disappoint.
Quote:

Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1979921)
glad I'm not alone on this

No I can see it. People sometimes ask me what do I do with my time and I tell them oh I write on this music forum, and they say oh, but that's about as far as it goes. I never tell anyone the name, URL or my username. I assume MicShaz doesn't either. Now that would be weird. Unless you wanted them to check out something you wrote...
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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1979927)
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You're in America! Speak English, dammit!

Key 07-24-2018 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 1979897)
This is hypocritical because I gave Kiii **** for saying he likes his job

But I like my new job. I’m in the kitchen at a high end restaurant. It’s not a chain, obviously. I’m learning so much about food and the atmosphere in the kitchen is like a good school the managers and chefs want to teach you new things. They’re also very kind and patient. And the high level people consult with the low level. It’s not like just formulated recipes. The recipes vary based on availability and the cooks and chefs discuss what they need and what they can do with the next order of food. Compared to teaching it’s very democratic and non-hierarchical. And at least verbally everyone even the dishwashers are treated with respect.

elph I don’t want you think that softens my stance against private property

Maybe it’s only because compared to what I’m used to in education it’s far less oppressive and depressing but yeah I like it there

I don’t want to be there so much or so long but I do feel happiness when I’m there

Compared to teaching where it reached the point that I felt like I’d literally rather die than go to work it’s a huge relief that I can work and not feel like killing myself

I thought it was impossible

I don't sound so crazy after all do I?

The Batlord 07-24-2018 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1979949)
I don't sound so crazy after all do I?

You still work for an evil conglomerate though. And not just any evil conglomerate, but one who sends things through the mail. What mischief do you think you could get up to with a job like that? Fight back, bro.

Key 07-24-2018 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1979953)
You still work for an evil conglomerate though. And not just any evil conglomerate, but one who sends things through the mail. What mischief do you think you could get up to with a job like that? Fight back, bro.

Nothing to do with whether I personally like my job tho. That's just the job I'm in.

Frownland 07-24-2018 08:57 PM

I went to a postal annex a few weeks ago and I could tell that the guy at the counter hated his job more than anything in the world.

The Batlord 07-24-2018 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1979954)
Nothing to do with whether I personally like my job tho. That's just the job I'm in.

And you couldn't use it to send something untoward to someone who deserved it?

OccultHawk 07-24-2018 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1979949)
I don't sound so crazy after all do I?

Ain’t nothing wrong with being happy goddamn

Key 07-24-2018 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1979958)
And you couldn't use it to send something untoward to someone who deserved it?

When people bring in packages, I'm not legally required to check them. I just ask what's inside. The only time I open it is too see if it was packed properly. So again. It's possible

Quote:

Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 1979959)
Ain’t nothing wrong with being happy goddamn

I mean my life ****ing sucks but I love my job.


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