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  • Maybe they should have been better at selling things.

    /Thought I'd get the thread off to a good start.
  • Sometimes, not often; but sometimes I wonder if we would be better off burning it all to the ground, collecting the insurance money and start completely over.

    / I'm gonna need a mulligan on this one
  • No matter how good Christmas sales are, January and February are always really slow.
  • The threat of a new recession is always good for business.
  • Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

    /amidoinitrite?
  • LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

    /amidoinitrite?


    No. Engineers don't get chicks.
  • But hey, Mitt Romney's entire campaign revolved around the nation's economy NOT picking up a few months before Christmas.
  • You mean to tell me that my seasonal job isn't going to last for as long as I want it to?
  • "We may have something permanent for you after the holidays."
    "If I'm elected, I'll fight for what matters to the common man."
    "It's OK, you don't have to get me anything for my birthday."
    "We just want you to do some cross-training with him, don't worry, your job is secure."
  • I've been hired on as seasonal and kept quite a few times. Hell last time they kept me, and when the garden center had to close most of the week they transferred me over to the design/install side to keep me on.

    I get lucky with bosses that reward good workers.
  • whatshisname: No matter how good Christmas sales are, January and February are always really slow.


    Exactly.  I worked retail for 22 years, and everyone knows inventory is light for January, run you big sales, and slowly start bringing in the new inventory mid Feb/March for Valentines and Spring Break.  Easter kicks off "normal shopping" and so on.
  • Then again, if you hope your retail gig is going to turn either permanent or financially successful, maybe a wakeup call is in fact needed.
  • Just wait until the Obama Limit kicks in and these workers get no more than 29 hours a week *ever*. More liberal stupidity, more pain for the working people.
  • whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

    /amidoinitrite?

    No. Engineers don't get chicks.


    When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.
  • El Brujo: whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

    /amidoinitrite?

    No. Engineers don't get chicks.

    When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.


    That is archeologists.
  • A tale as old as time.

    /worked "seasonal" several years at "The Hecht Co" aka "Hecht's" in the DC Metro area.
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    Surely disapointed her gig at the mall kiosk selling cell phone covers and personalized license plate frames didn't lead to her coveted career behind the makeup counter at Macy's

  • whatshisname: No. Engineers don't get chicks.


    We get dicks.
  • kendelrio: El Brujo: whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

    /amidoinitrite?

    No. Engineers don't get chicks.

    When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.

    That is archeologists.


    IT guys too.

    One of the engineers at work has both a black and a white western duster. He also keeps trasformers figures on his desk.
  • El Brujo: kendelrio: El Brujo: whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

    /amidoinitrite?

    No. Engineers don't get chicks.

    When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.

    That is archeologists.

    IT guys too.

    One of the engineers at work has both a black and a white western duster. He also keeps trasformers figures on his desk.


    I want a duster :-(
  • RedPhoenix122: El Brujo: kendelrio: El Brujo: whatshisname: LDM90: Maybe if they'd gone to college and become engineers, they'd be rich and have lots of chicks now.

    /amidoinitrite?

    No. Engineers don't get chicks.

    When I think of engineers I think of western style duster coats, leather fedoras and goatees.

    That is archeologists.

    IT guys too.

    One of the engineers at work has both a black and a white western duster. He also keeps trasformers figures on his desk.

    I want a duster :-(


    Then you should get one. Apparently not everyone thinks they look as silly as I do. But then again I've never played D and D.

    /I presume there is a strong correlation between the duster and the fantasy role player.
    //not that there is anything wrong with that.
  • Some businesses cut hours in the winter because business slows down. Except they still need the staff. And the managers end up working 16 hour days and eventually get burned out and quit. And the weird thing is they pay managers more than the minimum wage slaves.

    I hate Christmas so much.

    //"Everyone goes on holiday", except people who work in service, who get no holidays.
    ///And 70% of Canada works in service.
    ////So what the hell? Who is this holiday for?
  • jayhawk88: "We may have something permanent for you after the holidays."
    "If I'm elected, I'll fight for what matters to the common man."
    "It's OK, you don't have to get me anything for my birthday."
    "We just want you to do some cross-training with him, don't worry, your job is secure."


    So true, so true...
  • People want to make steady money. They want to work, because paying for your own food makes the best tasting food.

    I have spent time unemployed and it sucks like grieving for a loved one.
  • DownDaRiver: Surely disapointed her gig at the mall kiosk selling cell phone covers and personalized license plate frames didn't lead to her coveted career behind the makeup counter at Macy's


    Don't call me Shirley...
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