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  1. Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of sitting
    arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)

    Todays job was most interesting.... I got to see a warehouse filled with 87,000 (eighty seven
    thousand) cases of Girl Scout Cookies... 27 traqctor trailer loads.... My job.. to pick the and
    stack the troops' orders and load the delivery trucks.

    Man, that is a LOT of cookies! And that was only the distribution for the Eastern half of
    MA..... Wow.

    and no, I didn't eat a single one!
     
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  2. Pete

    Pete Guest

    "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of
    > sitting arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)
    >
    > Todays job was most interesting.... I got to see a warehouse filled with 87,000 (eighty seven
    > thousand) cases of Girl Scout Cookies... 27 traqctor trailer loads.... My job.. to pick the and
    > stack the troops' orders and load the delivery trucks.
    >
    > Man, that is a LOT of cookies! And that was only the distribution for the Eastern half of
    > MA..... Wow.
    >
    > and no, I didn't eat a single one!

    And the poor Girl Scout troops actually get a very small percentage of the take for all that
    slave labor.

    Pete
     
  3. ----------
    In article <[email protected]>, ClydesdaleMTB <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of
    > sitting arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)
    >
    > Todays job was most interesting.... I got to see a warehouse filled with 87,000 (eighty seven
    > thousand) cases of Girl Scout Cookies... 27 traqctor trailer loads.... My job.. to pick the and
    > stack the troops' orders and load the delivery trucks.
    >
    > Man, that is a LOT of cookies! And that was only the distribution for the Eastern half of
    > MA..... Wow.
    >
    > and no, I didn't eat a single one!
    >

    mmm...thin mints
     
  4. > And the poor Girl Scout troops actually get a very small percentage of the take for all that
    > slave labor.

    Who cares, its not as if they're going for career in that line of work are they? And besides, a
    fellow MTBer just scored a really cool, albeit temporary, job.

    Small Black Dog
     
  5. Penny S.

    Penny S. Guest

    ClydesdaleMTB wrote:
    > Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of
    > sitting arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)

    I would have thought an unemployed guy would ride his bike a lot.
    >
    > Todays job was most interesting.... I got to see a warehouse filled with 87,000 (eighty seven
    > thousand) cases of Girl Scout Cookies... 27 traqctor trailer loads.... My job.. to pick the and
    > stack the troops' orders and load the delivery trucks.
    >

    I'll think of you when I get my 1/2 dozen boxes...

    Penny
     
  6. Slacker

    Slacker Guest

    "Paul MacIntyre" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    > ----------
    > In article <[email protected]>, ClydesdaleMTB <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of
    > > sitting arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)
    > >
    > > Todays job was most interesting.... I got to see a warehouse filled with 87,000 (eighty seven
    > > thousand) cases of Girl Scout Cookies... 27 traqctor trailer loads.... My job.. to pick the and
    > > stack the troops' orders and load the delivery trucks.
    > >
    > > Man, that is a LOT of cookies! And that was only the distribution for the Eastern half of
    > > MA..... Wow.
    > >
    > > and no, I didn't eat a single one!
    > >
    >
    > mmm...thin mints

    damn you
    --
    Slacker
     
  7. Penny S.

    Penny S. Guest

    Small Black Dog wrote:
    >> And the poor Girl Scout troops actually get a very small percentage of the take for all that
    >> slave labor.
    >
    > Who cares, its not as if they're going for career in that line of work are they? And besides, a
    > fellow MTBer just scored a really cool, albeit temporary, job.
    >
    > Small Black Dog

    I beleive he means it's ineffective fund raising.

    P.
     
  8. Pete

    Pete Guest

    "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote

    >
    > I beleive he means it's ineffective fund raising.

    And REALLY good for the cookie company. Millions of little girls schlepping your product for
    $0.30 per box.

    Pete
     
  9. Nelson Binch

    Nelson Binch Guest

    "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    | Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of
    | sitting arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)
    |
    | Todays job was most interesting.... I got to see a warehouse filled with 87,000 (eighty seven
    | thousand) cases of Girl Scout Cookies... 27 traqctor trailer loads.... My job.. to pick the and
    | stack the troops' orders and load the delivery trucks.
    |
    | Man, that is a LOT of cookies! And that was only the distribution for the Eastern half of
    | MA..... Wow.
    |
    | and no, I didn't eat a single one!
    |

    Yeah, ain't temp jobs fun? I took one at Wally-world jacking counters and now my knee is busted bad.
    Fortunately the patella is intact (how I cannot imagine as hard as I got hit)

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  10. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    ClydesdaleMTB <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of
    > sitting arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)
    >
    > Todays job was most interesting.... I got to see a warehouse filled with 87,000 (eighty seven
    > thousand) cases of Girl Scout Cookies... 27 traqctor trailer loads.... My job.. to pick the and
    > stack the troops' orders and load the delivery trucks.
    >
    > Man, that is a LOT of cookies! And that was only the distribution for the Eastern half of
    > MA..... Wow.
    >
    > and no, I didn't eat a single one!

    Heheheh, sounds like fun.

    I did temping after I left Uni, and thoroughly enjoyed it for the most part. The variety keeps
    the mind stimulated, even if the jobs are dull ones, and you get to flex your adaptive muscles
    quite a bit. Also, I found if you are quick to pick up and run with new and different things,
    work well etc. they never leave you without work for more than a day (here anyways) - hope it
    works for you too John.

    Shaun aRe
     
  11. Penny S. wrote:
    > ClydesdaleMTB wrote:
    >
    >>Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of
    >>sitting arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)
    >
    >
    > I would have thought an unemployed guy would ride his bike a lot.

    snow it too deep to ride.
     
  12. Shaun Rimmer wrote:

    > I did temping after I left Uni, and thoroughly enjoyed it for the most part. The variety keeps the
    > mind stimulated, even if the jobs are dull ones, and you get to flex your adaptive muscles quite a
    > bit. Also, I found if you are quick to pick up and run with new and different things, work well
    > etc. they never leave you without work for more than a day (here anyways) - hope it works for you
    > too John.

    every job I've been to has tried to hire me on full time when the contract was over.... funny thing
    is, I make more as an employee of the temp agency than the Co.'s if I would work for them directly.

    Yesterday, I interviewed for a 9 Month contract position wiht a _large_ CAD software developer...
    close enough to home that I can ride my 'Cross bike to work (once I can afford to finish building it
    ;-) The postion was supposedly already filed but they sent my resume over anyway and upon seeing it
    the guy insisted on the temp agemcy calling me at my assignment and setting up a meeting with me
    last night, (he's supposed to have his decision this morning.) I hope the fact I showed up in grungy
    over-alls, steel-toe work boots helps rather than hurts my chances. Stil can't believe I showed up
    for an geek interview looking like a dock worker.
     
  13. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    ClydesdaleMTB <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    >
    > Shaun Rimmer wrote:
    >
    > > I did temping after I left Uni, and thoroughly enjoyed it for the most
    part.
    > > The variety keeps the mind stimulated, even if the jobs are dull ones,
    and
    > > you get to flex your adaptive muscles quite a bit. Also, I found if you
    are
    > > quick to pick up and run with new and different things, work well etc.
    they
    > > never leave you without work for more than a day (here anyways) - hope
    it
    > > works for you too John.
    >
    >
    > every job I've been to has tried to hire me on full time when the contract was over....

    Likewise...well most of 'em anyways. Wish I'da taken a couple of 'em now.....

    > funny thing is, I make more as an employee of the temp agency than the Co.'s if I would work for
    > them directly.

    Wow - sounds like you got a better deal thanI did - good goin' John.

    > Yesterday, I interviewed for a 9 Month contract position wiht a _large_ CAD software
    > developer... close enough to home that I can ride my 'Cross bike to work (once I can afford to
    > finish building it ;-)

    Heheheh.....

    > The postion was supposedly already filed but they sent my resume over anyway and upon seeing it
    > the guy insisted on the temp agemcy calling me at my assignment and setting up a meeting with me
    > last night, (he's supposed to have his decision this morning.) I hope the fact I showed up in
    > grungy over-alls, steel-toe work boots helps rather than hurts my chances. Stil can't believe I
    > showed up for an geek interview looking like a dock worker.

    Oh heck - I'da loved to have seen their faces, bet they wuz a picture eh?

    Good luck!

    Shaun aRe - least you were equiped to kick 'em good if they'd taken the piss ',;~}
     
  14. Cinder Girl

    Cinder Girl Guest

    "ClydesdaleMTB" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    Stil can't believe I showed up for an geek interview looking
    > like a dock worker.
    >

    I think the Abominable Snowman look would have been better.
     
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Guest

    On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 18:15:43 -0500, ClydesdaleMTB <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Well I signed up w/ a temp employment agency.. I need to pay the mortgage and I got tired of
    >sitting arod the house watching the same porno over and over again (I only own one ;-)
    >
    >Todays job was most interesting.... I got to see a warehouse filled with 87,000 (eighty seven
    >thousand) cases of Girl Scout Cookies... 27 traqctor trailer loads.... My job.. to pick the and
    >stack the troops' orders and load the delivery trucks.
    >
    >Man, that is a LOT of cookies! And that was only the distribution for the Eastern half of
    >MA..... Wow.
    >
    >and no, I didn't eat a single one!

    hehehee, I did that one year, good gawd the cookies!! I swear I couldn't stand the sight of em for a
    year or so.....

    that being said, I'm scheduled to p/u my order tomorrow! My daughters troupe (parents ;-0) sold 1800
    boxes this year!! Not bad for 11 girls!!

    Dave
     
  16. Penny S.

    Penny S. Guest

    Pete wrote:
    > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >>
    >> I beleive he means it's ineffective fund raising.
    >
    > And REALLY good for the cookie company. Millions of little girls schlepping your product for $0.30
    > per box.
    >
    > Pete

    I like my son's scout troop policy: NO fund raising or selling stuff. Just wrote us a check to what
    you can afford, and your kid will be outside doing stuff all year round. No kid will be turned away.
    It' makes a little trickier to get that yummy caramel corn tho.

    Penny
     
  17. "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Pete wrote:
    > > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote
    > >
    > >>
    > >> I beleive he means it's ineffective fund raising.
    > >
    > > And REALLY good for the cookie company. Millions of little girls schlepping your product for
    > > $0.30 per box.
    > >
    > > Pete
    >
    > I like my son's scout troop policy: NO fund raising or selling stuff.
    Just
    > wrote us a check to what you can afford, and your kid will be outside
    doing
    > stuff all year round. No kid will be turned away. It' makes a little trickier to get that yummy
    > caramel corn tho.
    >
    > Penny
    >
    My son's last school did the same thing, no bake sales, bad spaghetti dinners, or worthless trinkets
    to buy, just write us a check. When you are a parent and see what schools have to go thru to get the
    most basic of supplies, it kind of makes you cringe at the DOD's budget, and how they throw away 1/2
    complete projects every year. I know, I made a living for awhile on DOD software projects.
    Interesting work, but all too often they were canceled before they were completed, but long after
    lots of cash was spent.

    --
    Craig Brossman, Durango Colorado
     
  18. Pete

    Pete Guest

    "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Pete wrote:
    > > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote
    > >
    > >>
    > >> I beleive he means it's ineffective fund raising.
    > >
    > > And REALLY good for the cookie company. Millions of little girls schlepping your product for
    > > $0.30 per box.
    > >
    > > Pete
    >
    > I like my son's scout troop policy: NO fund raising or selling stuff.
    Just
    > wrote us a check to what you can afford, and your kid will be outside
    doing
    > stuff all year round. No kid will be turned away. It' makes a little trickier to get that yummy
    > caramel corn tho.
    >
    > Penny

    When I was a kid, our scout troop did it (IMHO) the right way. Once a year, all on our own, we
    negotiated a semi trailer full of Kingsford charcoal. Sold the thing empty in two days. Kept *all*
    the profits.

    Funded weekend snowmobile and ATV trips, ski trips, among other expensive pursuits.

    Pete
     
  19. Tom Purvis

    Tom Purvis Guest

    "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Pete wrote:
    > > "Penny S." <[email protected]> wrote
    > >>
    > >> I beleive he means it's ineffective fund raising.
    > >
    > > And REALLY good for the cookie company. Millions of little girls schlepping your product for
    > > $0.30 per box.
    >
    > I like my son's scout troop policy: NO fund raising or selling stuff. Just wrote us a check to
    > what you can afford, and your kid will be outside doing stuff all year round. No kid will be
    > turned away. It' makes a little trickier to get that yummy caramel corn tho.

    That is a wonderful policy. Gawd but did I have to shlep a bunch of product as a kid, mostly thanks
    to the BSA. I hated it. Go door to door. Bother people. Be embarrassed when they don't want the
    chocolate/magazines/fertilizer (no I'm not kidding, my scout troop sold fertilizer for several
    years) that you're peddling.

    Made me hate selling. And that sucks, since selling would potentially be a career option for me, in
    this age of dwindling career options...
    --
    Tom "Mister, wanna buy some fertilzer? We got urea, weed n' feed..." Purvis Salida, CO
     
  20. Stephen Baker wrote:
    > ClydesdaleMTB says:
    >
    >
    >>Stil can't believe I showed up for an geek interview looking like a dock worker.
    >
    >
    > Probably did you a lot of good - they must get tired or dorks in suits.

    It sure did, though when I was getting "the tour" I sure got a few strange looks... sorta like "what
    job is this guy interviewing for Tech or janitor"

    > still, it is WAY better than turning up in lycra shorts and shoes with "Dominator" written on
    > them. ;-))

    They have an indoor bike rack right off the front lobby, and a locker/shower room!!!!!

    > Good luck there, John.

    Thanks but no luck was necessary...... They called me at 9:02am today and asked me if I could start
    at 9 on Monday morning. SWMBO is delighted!
     
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