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Old 02-25-2013, 02:13 PM
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After being unemployed for 3.5 years I started working last September.

I work at a place where mentally (and otherwise) challenged people can do easy jobs. I'm a driver and a help, as in I help out with the work and then I drive out the finished products. The most exciting thing was finding out how I would react and behave around people like that. I think I did good, although it is a bit tiresome to hear the same stories every day.

Oh well, I just have 4 months left there.



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Old 02-25-2013, 02:50 PM
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I produced a 30 minute TV program on a job site for intellectually disabled adults. For one month I would go over in the morning and have lunch with everyone then leave my equipment in a room and do it again the next day. They were cool people but you are right about hearing the same thing over and over again. Ha! They would ask the same questions over and over or tell me the same stories every single day.
When I finished my program one of the workers presented me with a beautiful drawing that they all signed. I have it in my office. The wild thing is that the guy that drew the picture is a non responsive adult but the artwork in phenomenal.



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Years ago I worked in a warehouse and across the way was a very similar sounding organization with developmentally disabled staff...every month or so they would ship a large order out that had to be loaded by forklift...they approached me and I was like sure no problem,we'll do that for you...then I hired this guy to work the dock and found out 3 months later he was charging them cash to load...I punched that guy right the nose...yep...also,congratulations,well done...now you can more adequately support your graphic novel habitůmore so than that gig mowing your folks lawn...



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Cool stuff, TAL! Is there no option to continue working there or have you had enough?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:54 PM
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oh nice

still wonder why you never became a porn star



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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 PM
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...When I finished my program one of the workers presented me with a beautiful drawing that they all signed. I have it in my office. The wild thing is that the guy that drew the picture is a non responsive adult but the artwork in phenomenal.
Yeah, I hope I get to sneak out of there without anyone noticing at the end of June. I know that won't work, so I guess I hope for nothing big.

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...also,congratulations,well done...now you can more adequately support your graphic novel habitůmore so than that gig mowing your folks lawn...
Many thanks! Me and a friend started usingDCBS last year, so now I'm getting comic books every month. Also, I will most likely do the lawn thing this summer too.

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Cool stuff, TAL! Is there no option to continue working there or have you had enough?
The job was just until the end of last year when I started. The did some restructuring at the new year, so my job doesn't exist anymore, but I got to stay for 6 months more to make the changes a bit easier.

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oh nice

still wonder why you never became a porn star
Who said I wasn't one?



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No more big desk?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:22 PM
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Congrats, Thomas... do you get unemployment again after the 4 months?



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Old 03-01-2013, 11:58 AM
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Congrats, Thomas... do you get unemployment again after the 4 months?
I sure will. I live in a good country.



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Old 03-13-2013, 08:34 AM
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Spending spree, niggaaa!
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it's sort of nice to come in and be happy you got a job and then sad it ended but glad you got unemployment and a credit card. it's like i watched a huge part of your life happen all in 12 posts!



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Old 04-26-2013, 01:34 PM
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Oh my! My boss asked me if I have any plans for the fall/autumn.



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Old 04-28-2013, 04:26 AM
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He wants to take you on a vacation!
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:18 PM
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My boss is a woman.



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Old 04-29-2013, 05:50 AM
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Her husband wants to take you on vacation.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:43 AM
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She got divorced early last year.



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Old 04-30-2013, 10:30 AM
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Way to go, TAL!!! I'm so proud of you! Don't think of it as easy jobs that challenged people can do, think of it as a job that only someone with your abilities can do.



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She got divorced early last year.
I'm all out of ideas.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:23 PM
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I'm all out of ideas.
She wants him to help draw Christmas and other Holiday cards.



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Old 05-01-2013, 06:54 AM
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How about she wants to seduce me?



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Old 05-02-2013, 11:10 AM
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How about she wants to seduce me?
Um, yes. Totally. It's not because she thought even though you were a good worker, and she doubts you will have a job in the fall, but thought you might like to work again, or anything like that. You should just let her know that you know what she is really after, and drop your pants right there. She will appreciate your directness, and feel relieved that she doesn't have to play these silly games anymore.



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Old 05-11-2013, 09:49 AM
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^That sounds like a good idea, I'll let you know if I try it.

In other news, I'm writing this on my new phone! First new one since 2003.
Technology, eh?



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Oh my! My boss asked me if I have any plans for the fall/autumn.
Yep, I get unemployed for 4 weeks in July, then I start working again for 3 months.



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Here's an update! Over 5 years and I'm still working there. And I've got a permanent position now, no more short contracts.

Never seduced my boss, we went to a movie once though.



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Old 12-24-2017, 11:24 AM
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Here's an update! Over 5 years and I'm still working there. And I've got a permanent position now, no more short contracts.

Never seduced my boss, we went to a movie once though.




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Here's an update! Over 5 years and I'm still working there. And I've got a permanent position now, no more short contracts.

Never seduced my boss, we went to a movie once though.
So nice to see your posts again, old friend!
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