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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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If at first you don't succeed . . .
Job 1 - Data entry for a company sold toy cars through mail order.
They wanted me to move customer data from one computer system to different computer system. They were imagining that printing the data and keying it back in was the way forward, and were looking to use me for couple of weeks. I wrote a script that did the job in 10 mins. Was promptly fired.
Job 2 - Newspaper cashier.
First day was on new years day and after celebrating birthday the night before (I'm a new years eve baby) was turned away as I stunk of alcohol and "had a bad attitude".
Job 3 - Plant Hire Site.
They told me most people quit on the first day. First day consisted of jet washing port-a-loos that had just come back from a gay music festival. Quit after first day.
Job 4 - Deli Sandwich Maker.
Had a 40 year age gap on the rest of the staff. Head sandwich maker shouted at me because I wasn't making sandwiches fast enough. I said I prefered to make good sandwiches rather than rushed ones. Asked not to come back.

At which point decided that going to uni was a good move.
(, Sat 12 May 2007, 1:58, Reply)

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