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Scaryduck writes, "I celebrated my last day on my paper round by giving everybody next door's paper, and the house at the end 16 copies of the Maidenhead Advertiser. And I kept the delivery bag. That certainly showed 'em."

What have you flounced out of? Did it have the impact you intended? What made you quit in the first place?

(, Thu 22 May 2008, 12:15)
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Job duration = 0
After the car delivery job I applied to work for a huge parcel delivery company named after a type of explosive.

I attended the interview and everything went well. Three days later I recieve the letter 'Dear Mr O'Ryleh, We are pleased to inform you..blah de blah... come in Friday for orientation. Love, Parcel-delivery-company-named-after-a-type-of-explosive'.
'Sweet!' thinks I...

At orientation we are shown the usual videos about company history and safety videos showing huge and tragic potential conveyor belt injuries, we sign our 5 million contracts and waivers and then we're told about the random drug testing.

'I begs your pardon?' says I
'Every week, 5 employees selected at random will be urine tested for illegal drugs'
'That's no good, I quit'
'B-b-beg your pardon? Why?'
'I take drugs. sorry'

And so it was that my shortest ever employment lasted exactly nought units of time.
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 0:37, 5 replies)
thats right
stick it to the man!

yee haw
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 2:14, closed)
Ever thought of...
... giving up drugs and getting a proper job?

Just a thought.
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 14:38, closed)
Ever thought
of not stopping doing things you like to do just so someone else will accept you more?

Just a thou...oh wait you already do that.
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 18:11, closed)
@ Eurosong
I've got a proper job ta. The above incident was nearly ten years ago. I sorted my act out, did an apprenticeship and continued to take large amounts of drugs. Now I am sort of considering giving up drugs but I have to finish this spliff first.
(, Wed 28 May 2008, 18:39, closed)
I actually *don't* do drugs - alcohol is too pleasant and freely available - but I once went for a call centre job taking complaints about faulty parking meters. They advised me that as part of the *interview process* I would need to submit to a urine test. "Before you even get the job?" I asked. Yes, they said.

They didn't offer me the second interview. I often wonder what I would have said to them. Would I have been a have-a-go hero like the poster above ("sorry, I'm snorting coke out of the bottom of an Afghan boy right now") or would I have made up some bullshit excuse about accepting another job? Nowadays I'd pull out the Afghan boy line, but back then I didn't have as much experience.
(, Thu 29 May 2008, 15:10, closed)

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