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Old 02-03-2020, 08:02 AM   #1
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Been delivering pizza at this place for almost a year, longest I've ever had a job [had school shit before]. Got on really well with everyone.

A couple weeks ago I texted the work group chat thing that I couldn't make it today because a) last time I worked that shift I made $11 in like 5 hours. b) my car was in the shop and I probably actually lost money paying for gas/the rental c) it was shitty out and d) I was tired I dunno leave me alone

I did this at like 6AM and go back to bed. [there's a little sign saying we need to give more than 2 hours notice; I gave ~5]. I wake up a bit later and didn't really check my phone, just did internet shit.

Apparently my manager totally lost his shit and said 'you either show up or you can find another job!' like wtf. And I was lying in bed and totally fucked. The shitty part was his next text: 'and yes I am serious'. Like he knows it's a huge departure from his normal tone of joking around and being a decent guy and stuff. w. t. f.

I guess....Imma try to go in today and apologize for...being a dick or something? I dunno. I've applied to like 15 other delivery jobs over the weekend - was hoping somehow I'd get a call before I had to go in, just so I could be like 'I only kinda give a shit bitch'

Ugh what do I say. Should I dress up at all? Wtf.

I've been waking up nervous for days now. My fucking new year's resolutions were a) get better at guitar and b) move out of my parents. Which seems totally attainable cause it's not as though I have...kids or a girlfriend or anything. I can totally afford $500 for my car and $500ish for rent a month. I got free food at work and am totally happy with $1 taco bell as a meal

fuckkk

I don't wanna go to college cause college makes me suicidal and lonely, as seen thru my post history here lol

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 12:02 PM   #2
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just tell 'em you had the coronavirus

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 01:55 PM   #3
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Look for a job with a reasonable supervisor/owner ASAP.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:09 PM   #4
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I realise that things can be vastly different from one country to the next and acknowledge the high likelihood of ignorant assumptions being made, etc., but I've noticed that the younger members of the forum all seem to take on work that would ordinarily be performed by people quite a few years younger or else those facing certain other barriers to employment were this my own side of the planet.

Is office-based administration work, purely for example, not typically made available to those in their early twenties in the United States and Canada?

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:16 PM   #5
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This isn't to say that data entry is better than washing dishes, mind you. I am more referring to the idea of taking sedentary work in a climate-controlled environment over that which might be physically draining, put miles on your personal vehicle, isolate you socially, etc., without being any more lucrative or where you might better equip yourself for some form of progression within an organisation possessing of a higher ceiling for such growth.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:06 PM   #6
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This isn't to say that data entry is better than washing dishes, mind you. I am more referring to the idea of taking sedentary work in a climate-controlled environment over that which might be physically draining, put miles on your personal vehicle, isolate you socially, etc., without being any more lucrative or where you might better equip yourself for some form of progression within an organisation possessing of a higher ceiling for such growth.
I totally see what you mean, but for me I like the exercise. And talking to tons of strangers daily does wonders for my social anxiety. And at the actual restaurant my coworkers are/were cool to talk to

Too scared to apply to jobs with upward mobility


 
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:18 PM   #7
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They prefer some sort of undergraduate level degree, but it is possible to find something without one. It's highly competitive, though.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:20 PM   #8
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Sorry about your boss and this stressful situation, Ram

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:39 PM   #9
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It's weird how "panicking" is spelt with a 'k,' and yet "panic" is not.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:57 PM   #10
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Frolicking, too.

What else?

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 03:04 PM   #11
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Anything else would be icing in a pan.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 03:06 PM   #12
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Old 02-03-2020, 03:16 PM   #13
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Should I dress up at all?
Miss Manners suggests it's tops and tails when begging for a food service job back, hat literally in hand, and ideally the tails literally shoved between your legs


 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:10 PM   #14
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Miss Manners suggests it's tops and tails when begging for a food service job back, hat literally in hand, and ideally the tails literally shoved between your legs

kekeke i once asked for time off for a christmas vacation with my family, but i didn't get it. really, it was only a courtesy that i asked at all, so i went anyway since i had asked even before thanksgiving and my boss played favorites. when i got back i just went to work as if nothing happened and nothing was ever said to me.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:08 PM   #15
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garlic and garlicky

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:11 PM   #16
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I dunno, aside from the car being in the shop, it sounds like you're making a bunch of irrelevant excuses for just not wanting to go to work. It's tough when people rely on you, eh?

 
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Miss Manners suggests it's tops and tails when begging for a food service job back, hat literally in hand, and ideally the tails literally shoved between your legs

They say to "dress for the job you want, not the job you have."

And I do believe that Mr. Peanut's untimely demise has left an opening.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:36 PM   #18
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And I do believe that Mr. Peanut's untimely demise has left an opening.
I have some unfortunate news for anyone hoping to claim his top hat

And, really, for the rest of society

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:11 PM   #19
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Signed, the guy who spent too many years in restaurants, filling in for flaky people.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:13 PM   #20
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no dress-up required.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:13 PM   #21
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I'm not sure why that guy signed my peanut-company-mascot job posting, but thanks

 
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I'm not sure why that guy signed my peanut-company-mascot job posting, but thanks
Job pays peanuts. Been there, done that.

 
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Hey look, it's instant messaging

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:17 PM   #24
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i applied to a sex worker outreach organization today. i finish school in june. last week i applied for a summer fellowship at a labor organization and i need to keep applying for jobs and fellowships while i try to do loads of homework. i love it and i hate it.

ram, you're lazy, dude.

 
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i applied to a sex worker outreach organization today. i finish school in june. last week i applied for a summer fellowship at a labor organization and i need to keep applying for jobs and fellowships while i try to do loads of homework. i love it and i hate it.

ram, you're lazy, dude.
wow! i already got an invitation to interview this friday.


 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:19 PM   #26
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Ram, if I ever cashew on here where you're supposed to be at work, almond my own business but I'll be pistachiod.

 
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i am a consistently excellent tipper, but i would never tip someone driving a tesla for any reason

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:53 PM   #28
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This should be embroidered and hung up somewhere.

Basically, rich kid thought he was above his shit job and basic responsibility and learned a hard lesson. Brush yourself off Ram, it'll be OK.

 
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:11 PM   #29
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This should be embroidered and hung up somewhere.

Basically, rich kid thought he was above his shit job and basic responsibility and learned a hard lesson. Brush yourself off Ram, it'll be OK.
fer real welcome to the real world

if you want to fake sick you have to do a better job

and don't do it too often

and for god's sake don't tell them the real reason

also don't trust your coworkers to keep shit a secret, ever.

 
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fer real welcome to the real world

if you want to fake sick you have to do a better job

and don't do it too often

and for god's sake don't tell them the real reason

also don't trust your coworkers to keep shit a secret, ever.
gotcha, thanks

the thing i've been doing in therapy lately is trying to realize how warped my worldview is. like my parents are super bougie and i'm trying to be normal

like i genuinely thought everyone did that type of shit [calling off for bullshit]. and if i saw someone else do that i'd be like 'oh lol have fun dude'

similarly - you were the one that recommended me Man's Search for Meaning a while back right? Been reading that lately -- whenever I was in rehab I would think about the part where a man is sobbing because his shoes finally fell apart and he had to report to march in the snow in bare feet for the first time. And I realized probably everyone there would slit my throat for my bedsheets
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re:tesla i am prepared for pages of shit about this. if anyone asks i just say it's my dad's. easier to explain. and i was spending the equivalent of my car payment on gas a month. just seemed like smart decision making at the time

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