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Old 12-02-2004, 11:36 PM   #21
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Well today I went to go get my last paycheck from work, and we had a meet and greet at the local bar. Check this out, while I was there my boss tells me he was talking to a lady that has positions for dynamometer testing that pay $18/hr. So he recommended a few of us from the plant and she is supposed to be calling tomorrow. How about that, I wasn't even gonna go to the bar. Kinda glad I did.

Plus I went to the casino tonight. Cause when you have no job and limited funds that is what you do, right? Anyway, I went with $70 and after 3 1/2 hours left with $186. So not too bad for a few hours of work.

Funny story... on my way out to the bar to meet with my co-workers I had a spare tire (donut) on my car and we hit some rough railroad tracks hard and I totally fucked the rim, and my buddy and I were kinda bummed about how we were gonna get to the casino afterwards. I was talking about it in the bar, and my boss gave me his spare tire. How cool is that?

Overall it was a pretty good day... Hell yeah.
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Become a Nomad and wonder across America and have all kinds of zanny adventures...then TP can write a movie about it and you will both be rich
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Sorry to hear about your situation, bro.

Why not just go to Europe now and see where life takes you. A few years ago, a guy that I used to work with told me all about his travel adventures. At one time in his life he had traveled to South Africa for a few months...and came back 7 years later.

You can go overseas, find work under the table and just make it happen. Who or what is stopping you? You've always talked about going to Europe and now is a perfect time to make it so.

I always find that getting out of my comfort zone forces me to be resourceful, creative, more prone to seeing opportunity when it presents itself.

Remember that "things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." (I don't know who originally said that, but it continually helps me B) )

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Did you hear about the potential job? Any new thoughts on what to do? Keep us posted
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:34 AM   #25
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The biggest thing stopping me, is my car payment. I have no way of paying it off quickly, aside from an unfortunate accident totalling it or someone steals it. And while I wouldn't care so much about my credit, my mother is the guarantor of the loan and I can't just up and leave it.

You are right, I know I am way too deep in a comfort zone. I can feel it all around me. I have a few ideas rolling around, perhaps not quite as big as jumping over the pond (although I am still going in march, to Europe), but I am gonna get something going.
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Old 12-07-2004, 02:58 PM   #26
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I am so glad I have my own thread to do all my bitching... even if no one listens... its very theraputic to think someone does.

Allow me to reiterate that, I HATE MY GOVERNOR! I hate her, I hate all the ignorant dumb asses that she appoints to help run the state, I hate her policies, I hate her ideas, I hate her stupid voice, and I hate how she refers to us as michiganians. Like a f*cking moron. I wish she would go back to whatever ignorant ass rock she climbed out from under.

If anyone here ever voted for Jennifer Granholm for anything aside from a test subject for the death penaly, I will punch you. And I don't like the death penaly either, but she would make a great test subject.

Anyway, I don't understand why everytime I apply for unemployment, I get a notice less then a week before i get my first check telling me there are complications and I have to fill out form and mail them back and wait for them to ok it and all this dumb sh!t. Their problem this time is apparantly when I worked for Rite Aid they changed their name during my employment from Rite Aid Corp to Rite Aid Services, LLC. I didn't know this, I didn't think it was that important, I thought Rite Aid sufficed as an employer. Now they want to know why I changed employers from Rite Aid Corp to Rite Aid Services and this and that and yadda yadda. Amazingly both 'employers' have the same address, are in the same state, and list my date of hire and date of termination the same. But noone in this state can seem to get it. I know its confusing, the replacement of 'Corp' with 'Services, LLC' can just really take about 1/2 a brain cell to figure out I didn't change jobs, the company changed names.

Once again, even though the forms lists it already, I have to tell them why I quit, and if I quit for a good enough reason, like being called back to a previous job for a 50% raise over what I was making now wasn't a good enough reason.

It's not like you can get this done quickly or efficiently. They have a phone number but those people are almost always stupider then a rock, or they just don't care. We don't have unemployment offices anymore cause those just allowed too much interaction. So you either mail stuff in, or call and try to explain stuff over the phone to people that couldn't follow a straight line let alone a conversation.

Thanks for listening. I hope your state isn't as doomed for the frigid pits of unemployment and stagnation as mine is.

P.S. Since I am on a rant about Ms. Granholms inability to run a state for the 4th year in a row we have a deficit, this year a mere $442 million dollars (but this year she isn't cutting education, of course she said that last year too and she did anyways, cause who needs to learn? We need pretty vacation mansions and large expensive archways over our freeway) It's like Martha Stewart came in and instead of paying the electric bill bought cute little knick knacks to put on the shelves. It doesn't matter how cute they f*cking are b!tch, if you can't see them, and noone is coming here if they can't see.
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:08 PM   #27
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wow, sijuki. just... wow. That's so incredibly shitty. I hope it works out!! And I didn't vote for her.
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:29 PM   #28
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I didn't vote for her either. It was all the dingbats in the metro areas that voted for her. I don't know their obsession with such people. My mother voted for her, based on the reasoning that due to her party affiliation she is to help the people. Only thing she has helped the people with is lose money, lose jobs, lose education, and lose young people.

But she spent last month in Germany talking to german companies that do business here telling them they need to invest more money in michigan. I don't like that, the last 3 companies she did that to left the state. Oy! I just can't support someone who thinks Geoffery Fieger is a good person, and appoints him to a position. Seriously, the man if a f*cking goofball. He is the epitome of a scumbag lawyer. He represents the lowest of the low of society like they are great people and deserve everything because they brought misery upon them selves. Of course I guess its important to get that degenerate vote. Why do something important when you can glamorize some ignorant bastard that represents the poor oppressed masses and make it into a big media circus and make those blinded masses think you are exciting and helping people.

I am sorry, there I go ranting again.
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Life, its a funny thing. Just when you think youve got everything something changes. Just when you think youve got nothing, something changes.

What I have learnt is to try and keep people around you happy, because in my experience if people want to be around you, they also want to help you out. It is amazing how a friend of a friends uncle, had a dog that was previously owned by goat herder, whos goat was owned by a car manufacturer, and hey presto!

one door closes, and you can be sure of a door opening somewhere. It is the rule of life!!
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I don't know that I want to work for an auto manufacturer though. They seem to have screwy jobs.
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ehehe haha ehehe eh e ah

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Well, Rob, it IS your thread...your rant. Go for it! By the way, how far upside down are you in car payment? Cause if this other job doesn't come thru for you, CD's right. Now's the time to cut loose and go...

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Old 12-08-2004, 10:25 AM   #33
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How far upside down? I owe just under $10k on it. or another 36months of payments. I still have other debts too, but they aren't as bad.
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Old 12-11-2004, 08:55 AM   #34
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dude, that so incredibly sucks, but it's nice to know that there's now proof that drinking can have positive benefits!
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Old 12-21-2004, 10:40 AM   #35
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Ok, today I have two topics to discuss.....

First off, I just found this one out trying to post the number for the British Embassy. If you type three sixes in a row it comes out six,six,seven after you post. No matter how many times you edit it, its still does the same thing. 667 <---- that last one is gonna be a 7 i know it. I don't know why, is this site anti-satanic? I guess Tony would be the only one that could shed some light on that.


And also, well I might have a possibility to go back to Rite Aid as an Assistant Manager. At least will be steady income. I am also applying for a job with ULine (they do office supply for companies and what not). It's way up in Waukegan, IL... so if this Rite Aid thing doesn't work out I am going out there for a job fair Jan 8, and who knows may end up becoming an Illinois resident. How about that? I was surprised at the number of jobs in the chicago area. Most didn't pay too well, but there were jobs. So just in case I have started to look for apartments and what not. Which aren't too terrible, even in chicago. At least to me, they weren't. I think with the ULine job I would actually be making more money than an assistant at Rite Aid... of course I would have to pay rent in chicago. But I guess we will have to wait and see. I still have a couple weeks yet, and still have no unemployment. Oye.

So that is my rant for the day. Not too bad, eh?
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:05 AM   #36
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667 oh fuck thats weird.

good work on getting a job. see, 2005 is already starting to look better, and its not even here yet. woohooo
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haha, the power of santa triumphs over this board's attempts at containment.

oh wow, the big S word changes to santa as well. Weird.
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I dont believe you.

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well thats fucking weird. our board is posessed. at least it doesnt clean up my posts automatically. that would be annoying.

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...you know, I never believe conspiracy theories...but this is weird. Where's voyd when ya need him?

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