Friday Fluff for your reading enjoyment.

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Friday Fluff for your reading enjoyment.
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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 8:29am
These questions are strictly voluntary, and it's all in good fun.

1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last?

2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired?

3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving?

4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share?

5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear?

:O)


"There in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I close my eyes, feel their beauty and follow where they lead."

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 8:44am
1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last?

Working on a potato farm during harvest. Sorting rotten potatoes is NOT my idea of fun. I did it several years.

2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired?

Nope. Never been fired. No wait a sec..does losing a day care client count as being fired? In that case, yes and as I remember I WAS glad.

3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving?

Oh yeah several times!

4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share?

Not really.

5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear?

No. I don't wear skirts..but I have come out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to my foot trailing behind me.

Fun questions! :-)

Sue


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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 8:48am
1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last? Nurses' aide - two summers and two winter breaks. Oooh so hard in many ways, and very low paying.

2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired? Yes; yes; no

3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving? No

4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share? No

5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear? Yes

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 9:14am
My answers.

<<1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last? >>

Telemarketer. 3 whole days.


<<2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired?>>

Yup, I was fired from a tellers job when I was 18. I was glad I was fired. I worked with all older ladies, who were gossipy and just CRANKY. Nope, never tried to get fired.

<<3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving?>>

All the time, but only if they make a real boneheaded move.

<<4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share?>>

When I moved back to Maine from Florida, I was interviewing for a job. They asked me why I returned to Maine. I said "I really missed the seasons, and the state." Shoulda left it at that, but I thought I'd dazzle them with the quote: "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Instead, I sputtered: "Absence makes the fart grow honder." I got the job. :O)

<<5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear?>>

Yes, and of all the horrors, it was in High School. I had a skirt/dress phobia for YEARS afterwards. I was wearing very loud, turqoise undies.

"There in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I close my eyes, feel their beauty and follow where they lead."

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 9:44am
1) Worst job without a doubt, picking tobacco during the summers when I was 13. Temps under the nets were 105 degrees, and kids would randomnly drop like flies, just faint from the heat. I guess we were too young and dumb to know better, we just thought this was what work was like, it was hard. Made going back to school a whole lot more attractive though!

2)Never been fired.

3)Yes.

4)No

5)No, but something more embarassing. I was working for Xerox and had an appointment with the CIO of Pitney Bowes, so I waited for him to come and get me in the lobby of their corporate headquarters. When he came off the elevator I stood up to introduce myself. These were the days when everyone wore suits to work, so I had on a gray flannel skirted suit, with a slip. While we were shaking hands I felt something around my ankles. It was my slip! I guess the elastic had broken, and it just fell down. I didn't miss a beat, I stepped out of the slip, picked it up and tucked it in my briefcase, all the while stifling gales of laughter. I don't know how either one of us didn't die laughing, but we both kept straight faces.

Oh, btw, they ended up giving us a multi-million dollar contract for laser printers. Maybe he felt he owed us since he had seen my lingerie already.

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 9:49am
1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last?

One summer I was a waitress at a Chinese restaurant

2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired?

No-I have not. I have tried to get fired/laid off but I eventually had to quit. I was a end of lease collector for a finance company and it was awful. People would have termination fees of $500.00 that was in small print on the contract. They had no idea until they got the bill and they would call and yell at us. I still have flashbacks.

3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving?

No but I do flip off my DH sometimes.

4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share?

I have always had pretty good interviews.

5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear?

I have not but I have worn 2 different shoes. Never get dressed in the dark. I also have been walked in on twice while pumping. The men were quite embarassed and installed locks after that.


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 9:50am
1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last? *A. Gaylord's Dept store, Panama City Beach, FLA ... I was 19yo, I worked in the shoe department, it was horrible, I lasted 5 or 6 weeks.

2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired? *A. Yes. I worked two nights in the most despicable nursing home; patients were treated miserably and the place stunk of human eliminations. I called out the third night, the supervisor called and said not to bother coming back and I told her my concerns ... she lol and hung up on me. Well ... lo and behold the place was shut down by the state for several non-compliance issues, not to mention board of health violations, two or three months later.

3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving? *A. NEVAH. ;o).

4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share? *A. NO, but I have an embarrassing OB/GYN interview incident. I was 21 and needed BCpills ... well, the receptionist asked for my reason(and the room behind me is packed!!) ... loudly I proclaim "I'm having sexual intercourse with my boyfriend." OMG ... I said that? Jeez.

5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear? *A. NOPE, but funny story ... a good friend of mine was at a wedding reception and on one trip to the bathroom, she didn't notice the seat cover was down and she never sits on public toilets. OMG ... she had on a gorgeous silk pantsuit! We explode with laughter about it now ...

Linda








 

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 9:54am
1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last?

In High School I worked for a friend in my church for two weeks...she said I was going to help her set up appointments with her clients (she was a financial planner) She didn't mention I was going to be cold-calling people she didn't know and asking them if they wanted a financial consultation. GRRRRRR! I could NEVER be a telemarketer. YUCK!

2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired?

No, no, no.

3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving?

No

4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share?

Hmmmm....not really. All have been pretty boring!

5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear?

Not that I know of! But I have come out with toilet paper trailing behind me...that's pretty bad!




Edited 8/8/2003 11:41:39 AM ET by biancamami

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 9:55am
Lol . . . . here you go . . . .

1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last?

I'm lucky - never had a really terrible job, but once when I was babysitting a neighbor's kid, she threw up all over her room, down the hall and on the bathroom floor. When I called my mom for help (I think I was about 14), she said "you're the babysitter, it's your responsibility." I must have really done something to tick her off that day, because she usually wouldn't have responded like that!

2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired?

Nope.

3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving?

Oh yes. But I try really hard not to do it in front of the kids!

4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share?

Not really an interview, but when I was clerking for my former law firm (sort of a summer-long interview), I accidentally hit one of the managing partners in the head with a tennis ball during a doubles match. I told them I didn't want to play! Fortunately, I don't serve very hard ; ) They did still hire me.

5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear?

Nope, although I have walked out of a bathroom with a big ol' piece of toilet paper stuck to my shoe.

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 10:31am
1.) What is the *worst* job you've ever had, and how long did it last?

Probably this last one that I quit about two weeks ago. Actually, I LOVED the job, but the man who owned the business is a bigoted, dishonest, lying JERK. When he decided he could talk to me the way he talks to his girlfriend (worse than a dog), I told him he could find someone else to work for him.

2.) Have you ever been fired? Have you ever been GLAD you were fired? Have you ever TRIED to get fired?

Fired? no. Layed off? Yes. I had left a brokerage firm I had been with for awhile, and went to work for an independant agent, as I had a better opportunity for job growth. 3 months later, on Christmas Eve, he says "I can't afford to keep the firm open anymore, so here is your final check" to everyone who worked for him. GRRRRRR!!! Thanks for the notice.

3.) Have you ever flipped someone else off while driving?

No. But I use my horn for a lot of idiot drivers.

4.) Do you have an embarassing interview moment to share?

not to share. I wanna hear Beths again, though...hehehehe {editted to add that I'm an idiot...I didn't see the "interview" in this question, and thought you were just asking for an embarassing moment. No, don't have an embarassing interview moment...not sure if Beth does...lol}

5.) Okay, and this is a biggie...... Have you ever came out of the bathroom with your skirt tucked in your underwear?

Rofl...no, but I rarely tuck in my shirts. I typically buy shirts that are made to NOT tuck in.




Edited 8/8/2003 10:46:10 AM ET by okmrsmommy

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 10:53am
1. I have only taught school and my first year was with 6th graders. I hated it. New teachers in my county get the worst kids. Plus I got my first job, got married, built a home and had a miscarriage all in about 6 months. Not easy. After that things were much better. The miscarriage wasn't a big deal at all except I felt kinda bad because I really was terribly upset to be pg so quick after we married and I never even told anyone about it. I am one of those who is at least 12 weeks pg before I say anything. I was so glad at the end of that year to be moved to high school.

2. No

3. No

4. No

5. I forgot this one and had to edit. I have walked out with my skirt tucked into my stockings and thank goodness someone noticed in the bathroom. I was so embarrassed.


Edited 8/8/2003 10:56:23 AM ET by bobcatkathi

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