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    Hi,

    Just though we could chat/moan about our jobs and tell each other things that have happened during the day or the week.




    Ok, I'll start


    I'm working as a labourer in a metal cutting factory (predominantly steel) over the summer before I go back to uni to pay off my overdraft & save then spend eventually when I get back once the loan has come through.

    I work from 730am - 430pm Mon-Thur and from 730am - 1pm Fri, with a 20 minute break & a half hour unpaid lunchbreak.

    My job involves:

    Doing nothing (most of the time).
    Stacking metal from a conveyer belt after it's been guiletined.
    Nailing pallets together.
    Banding/putting covers on the finished jobs.
    Putting rods in the ancient machine to hold the metal up as the bar which is supposed to do that is broken.


    So far no bad injuries but after 3 weeks working I've got through 2 pairs of gloves and my hands have been destroyed and are covered in little cuts (especially the finger tips) also I have been cut lots on my arms and the tracky bottoms I wear have been sliced up pretty badly.

    I have so much time to kill at work, only 3 of us actually work in the factory, & my job is the least important. MZ (the cutter, who's called MZ or MG I can't decide yet is called that because the boss can't pronounce his name after about 6 months ) spends a lot of time preparing orders, meaning that I have nothing to, do even when I ask (except the odd job)... Both him and the boss just say things like 'do some tidy up' or 'chill' but I'll be moaned at for doing nothing so the way I pass time is by going into the wood shed in the back.

    Today I had to peel some special cover off about 200 1ftx1ft steel sqaures... After that (took about 2 hours) I put all the sticky sheets together and made a massive ball (It was a beast, trust me) which I killed time with in the back room by throwing it across about 15ft and trying to get it in the giant bin, that was my time killer today :laugh:.



    How was everyone elses day?
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    I'm a waitress, except they haven't bothered training me to have my own section so I'm just running, and therefore not getting tips :/
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    i like my job :^_^: apart from being given all the dirty jobs ;dry;

    i lost a chunk of finger after touching a wall in a room being kept at -27c
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    (Original post by Nadinus)
    I'm a waitress, except they haven't bothered training me to have my own section so I'm just running, and therefore not getting tips :/
    Ah no ask for training? Can't hurt surely.. Or ask for your own section.

    (Original post by dh00001)
    i lost a chunk of finger after touching a wall in a room being kept at -27c
    This week :eek: dear me... Where u work by the way?

    I got naked in a McDonald's walk in freezer once for some odd reason... Probably killing time, thank god I didn't touch the walls and lose a chunk of something else

    I lie :laugh: I was only topless.
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    i work as a an electrical engineering apprentice and travel around really.
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    if i wish i had a job to moan about, i was told today the job i was planning to start at marks and spencers in two week was withdrawn due to a fall in the economy, charming
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    (Original post by Bear_Grylls)
    if i wish i had a job to moan about, i was told today the job i was planning to start at marks and spencers in two week was withdrawn due to a fall in the economy, charming
    Unlucky

    You can moan about not having a job if you want...

    Have you tried the Job Center website?? It got me my job

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