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We've got a work experience kid in for a couple of weeks and he'll do anything you tell him to... He's was in the server room most of yesterday monitoring the network activity lights - he almost missed his lunch till we took pity on him.

We are bastards.

How bad was your first experience of work?

(, Thu 10 May 2007, 9:45)
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For my first summer job I was assigned to work in the harbour office
I think I was about 14 or 15.

I thought it would be ok working in a nice, cool, office for a few months.
The first few days I did normal office work.
Made copies of documents, sorted files, got coffee for the boss.
After just a few days they were out of stuff for me to do. I tried to make myself usefull, but there just wasn't anything for me to do.
So I sat on a stool for two days looking out the window. Finally they came and said that they had found something I could do.
I was thrilled as by that time I was pretty bored.

They sent me out to pull weeds from the cracks in the cement in the harbour. They used to just burn the stuff with a cool flamethrower,
but now they weren't allowed to do that anymore, something to do with the ash from the plants being full of pollution and stuff they didn't want to
fall in the water, so I had to pull the weeds out of the cracks and put them in a bucket.
That's what I did... for three months...
from 8 in the morning to five in the afternoon during one of the hottest summers I have ever experienced.
It took me about two weeks to work my way through the entire harbour area, and after that the weeds had grown back so I had to start all over again.
It was depressing, hot, sweaty, dirty work and I hated it.

the pay?
how does about 2,18 pounds and hour sound?

No I'm not kidding...
(, Thu 10 May 2007, 15:23, Reply)

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