I happen to be chronically ill, since i was about 17. Last time i visited my specialist, and i complained about being SO tired all the time and that it depressed me, he told me, i should view my disease and myself differently. He said: "Having Crohns disease, is like being an athlete, it's top sport for the body to deal with it, it's natural for you to be so tired,...it's the... Read More »
A regular day doing furniture delivery.
While I was in college I worked for a furniture company as a delivery boy with one of my buddies. One day during the summer we had to deliver a very expensive piece of furniture, this didn't bother me that much because we have delivered high dollar pieces before. We drive out to the middle of F***ing nowhere Kansas, its about 5 hour drive from the shop. We get to the guys house and our boss didn't tell us there was a security gate at the end of the driveway. its about 105 degrees with a heat index of 118 and a truck with no AC. I get out my cell phone to find that there is no service, We walk around hoping one of the grounds keepers would see us or something, this went on for about 30 minutes till I climbed to the top of the delivery truck (which you could fry an egg on)to catch 1 bar of service to call the customer and get the code. He didn't answer until the till I dialed about 15 times. We drive down the 3 mile driveway to the dudes house and unload the piece which weighed easily 350 pounds without any trouble. I checked over it and everything looked alright the customer said everything looks great and we shook hands and left for the 5 hour drive back to the shop, and if you this day could get any worse keep reading. When we get to the shop its way past closing time and we notice the bosses truck is still there along with one of the other managers from one of the other brances, this seems odd they never stay past closing time. we go into the store and see the boss with the biggest I want kill somebody look on his face. He starts cussing us out using every word in the book. We have no idea what is going on or why he is so angry. He said he has been waiting here for 3 hours past close waiting for our F***ing asses to get back now what do you think I should do. This goes on for about five minutes of listen to him cuss at us, call us names, and tell us we are worthless and we still have no idea whats going on. Apparently the piece we delivered was damaged and we got the blame for it. He didn't fire us on the spot but I quit, I took truck, store, and storage unit keys and threw them in the parking lot walking out with my middle finger up in the air. My buddy quit later on but I heard he went and messed with the storage warehouse across town by rearanging everything and stacking it out of place where the boss and future employees would have a hard time finding stuff. That is what I would call a bad day.
Schuyler Holsten |
Several years ago I worked with a overnight delivery company. It wasn't unusual to run into all sorts of dogs when you made a delivery (including nasty ones.) One day, I walked up to a lady's house where the front door was open. As soon as I rang the bell, I heard the jingle of dog tags & realized I was too far away from the vehicle to get back there in time, so I braced myself.... Read More » of the door run 4 GREAT DANES, who start to circle me & are growling. The lady comes out, signs for the package, & walks back in the house, leaving her pack circling me, snapping at me & growling. I yell out "Ma'am, would you please come get your dogs", to which she replies "Oh, they won't hurt you." It was about this time they got more aggressive & nipped at my legs. Finally after yelling at her that her dogs were starting to bite me, she comes out, tells to dogs to go inside, looks at me & says "Oh you poor frightened boy...you're just not a dog person are you?" Needless to say, anytime someones front door was open after that, I just honked the horn.
I work at Wal-Mart as a Wireless Sales Associate (basically electronics), and we have this one reoccurring older African-American customer who comes in with the assumption that we are some type of IT or Geek Squad. Well anyways, he comes in about a week ago, and brings his laptop. The laptop that he has is a Compact with Windows XP (a bit outdated I must say). Anyways, he pulls... Read More » it out, and opens up some program that is similar to PowerPoint (I guess, the XP version?) and tells me that some guy is stealing his credit and plagiarizing the trademark "Civil Rights", which baffled my mind. He wanted me to save a copy of his document, that he opened up on his mind you, so he can sue him for copyright infringement. I just looked at him confused, and literally had to listen to him rant for half an hour (before dumping him onto another associate for another hour) about how he stole his thunder and how computers are confusing. The next day, he calls the store, and begins asking me as to why his keys aren't working, I just let out a sigh and told him to call Compact (basically dumping him onto them). Moral of the story, please learn how to use a computer and don't bring it to a retail store and expect them to fix it.
I work private security, we have lately been having a lot of issues with access control and breaches (people not allowed to be there, being there.) so we have one officer who is in charge of training all of the officers in proper breach control. During his breach test, he failed and got a slap on the wrist. During mine, I passed but I missed a minor detail and got written up and... Read More » was told I was a step from being fired... the fuck?
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