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#1 Reality's Fringe

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 04:56 PM

Well, it's summer, and I'm close to finished with my first two weeks as a full-time employee at my University (first fulltime job I've "officially" had, and the pay leaves a little to be desired since it's student work ). I have to say though the work isn't physically draining, it does a real number on you mentally. I want to know what keeps you office CAGS going during those grueling days such as the one I had today. For me, it's 44oz of Diet Mountain from the nearby Speedway after my lunch break. Nothing helps me along better than that.
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#2 Backlash

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:06 PM

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#3 shrike4242

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:07 PM

What's so grueling about your day? Please explain it to us that don't know your daily routine.

#4 onetrackmind

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:09 PM

knowing that death is in the future


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#5 starman9000

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:09 PM

I can listen to my Ipod, which makes the day bearable...especially as it allows me to effectively ignore certain people.
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#6 daikaiju

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:11 PM

The only thing that gets me through my daily office job? Debt, and knowing that I have to pay for things somehow. That and being far too lazy for anything physically demanding.

#7 kaw

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:11 PM

Live for the weekends. Except the weekends they call you into work. Those suck.

#8 Duo_Maxwell

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:11 PM

Well most days I work out of the office but I wouldn't say it's not grueling, just pretty boring. Which I often use CAG and the internet to keep me from getting too bored.

#9 Reality's Fringe

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:16 PM

What's so grueling about your day? Please explain it to us that don't know your daily routine.

Since I'm only a Student Worker, I wasn't taught (and am not supposed to be taught) certain things about the University's labor, repair, keys, and accounts payable system (which is where I work). Well, the lady who was my supervisor, worked here for twenty years, and was in charge of all the things that I can't do quit. So, I'm stuck by myself covering three persons worth of work (they were supposed to hire more students, but if I can do the job, why bother I guess) on a system I currently only know 20% of. Not to mention that every one of the 31 phone calls I had today about repairs consisted of the person being rude because I can't page an electrician to change their lightbulb (or straighten a piece of piping on their gutter, or tighten their chair). IT's not usually this rough, but for the past week it has been a little crazy. I think when I learn the system better things will smooth out. It's ok though, I have my Mountain Dew.

*edit for using plural instead of possessive form. I'm r stoopid.
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#10 shrike4242

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:27 PM

Since I'm only a Student Worker, I wasn't taught (and am not supposed to be taught) certain things about the Universities labor, repair, keys, and accounts payable system (which is where I work). Well, the lady who was my supervisor, worked here for twenty years, and was in charge of all the things that I can't do quit. So, I'm stuck by myself covering three persons worth of work (they were supposed to hire more students, but if I can do the job, why bother I guess) on a system I currently only know 20% of. Not to mention that every one of the 31 phone calls I had today about repairs consisted of the person being rude because I can't page an electrician to change their lightbulb (or straighten a piece of piping on their gutter, or tighten their chair). IT's not usually this rough, but for the past week it has been a little crazy. I think when I learn the system better things will smooth out. It's ok though, I have my Mountain Dew.


Welcome to the world of baptism under fire. It will get better as time goes on. And as you'll find, most people have little tolerance for anything when all is not right in the world.

That's ridiculous that one person quitting brings the whole thing semi-crashing to a halt. Should have it documented around somewhere.

#11 Reality's Fringe

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:32 PM

I'm sure it will get better. After all, I'm only here for the summer and today only closes out my first two weeks so I've got more time to learn. I guess I'm just a little stressed because when things go wrong here, they go wrong with stunning magnitutde. Ah well, I'm closer to my goal of experiencing every type of under-appreciated work. I've already downed: Food service, Retail, Grounds Work, Factory Work, and Janitorial Work. After Office Work I think I'll go for Sanitation Work (Grabage man!).
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I had one last summer. I was asleep for it so I have no recollection of anything being up my ass.


#12 Quackzilla

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:39 PM

A word of advice, don't own a gun.

#13 jlarlee

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:40 PM

I pull pranks on my office workers
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#14 Doylerulez

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:41 PM

RF, you should try mailman before sanitation, counts as government employment too.

If I didn't have internet at the office(even limited), I'd be long gone. Also since I'm the low guy, I get to mow the grass once a week, so I get to be outdoors and get some sun during the week.
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#15 Reality's Fringe

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:41 PM

A word of advice, don't own a gun.


Too late! God Bless America!

As for mailman, that's a good idea. I'll do that one, and maybe even Mall Seasonal Mascot!
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#16 cdeener

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:41 PM

In the office I work in we have music from a local Jazz station play all day and I get to check on the deals on this site everyonce in a while I am here.

#17 cdeener

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:42 PM

I'm sure it will get better. After all, I'm only here for the summer and today only closes out my first two weeks so I've got more time to learn. I guess I'm just a little stressed because when things go wrong here, they go wrong with stunning magnitutde. Ah well, I'm closer to my goal of experiencing every type of under-appreciated work. I've already downed: Food service, Retail, Grounds Work, Factory Work, and Janitorial Work. After Office Work I think I'll go for Sanitation Work (Grabage man!).


Same here. When something goes wrong it isn't a good day.

#18 Xevious

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:48 PM

I'm sure it will get better. After all, I'm only here for the summer and today only closes out my first two weeks so I've got more time to learn. I guess I'm just a little stressed because when things go wrong here, they go wrong with stunning magnitutde. Ah well, I'm closer to my goal of experiencing every type of under-appreciated work. I've already downed: Food service, Retail, Grounds Work, Factory Work, and Janitorial Work. After Office Work I think I'll go for Sanitation Work (Grabage man!).


Welcome to the office world. I have been through a lot of office jobs in the past years and you can say that I am pretty seasoned veteran. One thing I do after work is that I started working on an animated film. Its keeps me happy because I am doing something worthwhile (in my eyes) and life takes on new meaning.

Its also takes an enormous amount of discipline. You have to keep working at it all the time. Not everyone can do that.

So my advice to you is very simple: try to find something you like and work at it. If you live your life by only going to work (just to survive) then life is going to be hard to deal with. Thats why alot of people at my old insurance job are alchoholics -- They all secretly hate their job.

#19 sblymnlcrymnl

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 07:45 PM

knowing that death is in the future


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#20 mcwilliams132

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 07:57 PM

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#21 dtcarson

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 08:59 PM

Taking pride in my job, and doing it well. If something's worth doing, it's worth doing well. Might not like every aspect of it, but appreciating it's a hell of a lot better than what a lot of people have, I'm good at it, and I provide a very important service to the company and our customers. My predecessor gave me about 1.5 hours of training before handing the job off to me, so I learned on the fly. And that's often the best way to learn.

Don't expect to 'love' your job--if you do, you're extremely lucky. Don't think it's going to be a blast every day, and don't get disappointed when you realize Joe Jerkwad in the cubicle next to you just got the promotion you were hoping for. Karma comes back around, things happen for a reason.
But don't work at a job you hate. Not "don't feel like working today", but *hate*. I've only done that once, and it was miserable. Eventually I quit with, mmm, about 12 hours notice. Locked the keys in the safe, said "We're outta here, hope you find someone to open up in the morning." But every other job, from the mundane [stocking shelves at a retail store] to the unusual [toting dead disemboweled deer from the reefer to the butcher], I've looked at a job that needed to be done [obviously, since I was getting paid for it], done my best at, and learned from it.

#22 Javery

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:04 PM

Money, music and CAG are the only things that get me through...

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#23 CappyCobra

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:13 PM

A Session of Unreal tournament usually gets me going. I play a few rounds at the end of the day and that usually gets me vented.
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#24 mtxbass1

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:19 PM

Money and the enjoyment of my job get me through the day. I'm a software developer, so I'm always faced with some sort of challenge. Of course, it always helps to have my laptop handy so I can work in a little CAG and solitare while I'm at it.;)

One thing though about working on a computer all day. You come home and seriously don't want to touch one (even though that's really inevitable).



#25 Negative

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:27 PM

PSP and Ridge Racer.

#26 RacinReaver

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:35 PM

Taking pride in my job, and doing it well. If something's worth doing, it's worth doing well. Might not like every aspect of it, but appreciating it's a hell of a lot better than what a lot of people have, I'm good at it, and I provide a very important service to the company and our customers. My predecessor gave me about 1.5 hours of training before handing the job off to me, so I learned on the fly. And that's often the best way to learn.


I always preferred what my professors teach, "Not everything worth doing is worth doing well." It's a good thing to keep in mind when you've got ten things on your plate with only enough time or resources to take care of half of them.

#27 Hex

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 07:00 AM

Hey, if you consider school a job, and I do, what keeps me from failing is CAG and Ubersite. Ubersite is t3h good.

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#28 sblymnlcrymnl

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 07:09 AM

I always preferred what my professors teach, "Not everything worth doing is worth doing well." It's a good thing to keep in mind when you've got ten things on your plate with only enough time or resources to take care of half of them.


I always preferred my own belief that "Nothing is worth doing". :lol:

#29 radjago

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 11:11 AM

A Session of Unreal tournament usually gets me going. I play a few rounds at the end of the day and that usually gets me vented.

At my old job we used to play Quake 3 quite a lot in the late hours of the day. There was one guy who used to be one of the top players in Quake 1 on DM6, so one day he challenged everyone in the office to play him and get 1 frag before he could get 80. He beat us all into the ground without mercy. It was a sight to see.

#30 evilmregg

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 01:12 PM

I send death threats to coworkers all day long through the instant messaging system.