From Reddit: I work at a grain elevator. We started feeding the neighbor's roosters. 9am on the dot we find this at the door every day.
Been a while since I last posted. I consider that a good thing because that means work hasn’t been complete hell. I’ve been at my station for a year and almost five months, so I figured I’d give you guys an update.
I’ve gotten a few raises, earned my paid vacation, and risen in seniority a little bit. All good things. Unfortunately, my hours have been cut down to 24 a week unless someone needs time off. The new manager (let's call her Sour Patch, because she can be sour or sweet depending on the day,) was getting her ass chewed for giving the non-full time people more than 24 hours. So she had to hire someone to pick up the slack.
Kind of sucks, but that gets me closer to being able to get full time eventually. I’m also looking to transfer to my hometown hopefully in the summer. It won’t be easy, though. Our store is union. The one in my hometown is not. So I would basically have to apply for the position and negotiate my wage and vacation time. Fingers crossed that goes well.
Now for an update on the actual gas station. Our station is pretty old. Almost ten years old. We are due for a remodel in two years, but a lot of things need replaced before then. The biggest thing we need is new pumps. We are getting those next month.
It’s going to take a week to get everything installed and updated, which means lots of bitchy people complaining. Never mind that there is another station RIGHT ACROSS THE FUCKING STREET. It’ll be worth it, though, when the pumps are done. Ours are literally falling apart. We have to call in a problem with them at least once a day.
We also need a new sign. We still have one where you have to put up the big plastic numbers with a suction cup pole thingy. Unfortunately, the pole is broken. So is the bottom lip that holds the numbers in place. I refuse to change the sign. All that broken shit + wind = bad things. The first time I tried to change that stupid thing, the wind caught a number, and the thing fell right on top of my head. I still have a dent in my skull.
Our Icee machine is also falling apart. It doesn’t freeze very well anymore, so the Icee is more like Meltee. That is due to get replaced soon. What else? Our freezer keeps going out on us (so fun to take all that shit up to the main store.) If I can find the pictures from the last time, I will post them. Two cart loads of ice cream had to be thrown out. Our cappuccino machines both need new parts that will take months to get. And we can’t forget the craptastic donut case. The doors are held on by tape. Very sanitary, I know.
That’s all I can think of for now. Working on a new list of pet peeves, so I will send that in soon.
Toodles, my darlings,
From Thought Catalog:
1. Wrinkle chasers iron wrinkles from shoes using a hand iron or a hot air blower. The minimum requirements are just a high school diploma and an eye for detail (or wrinkles). The average pay ranges from $19,000 to $49,000. That’s not bad for ironing shoes.
2. Furniture testers exist because machines (or robots) simply can’t give feedback about how comfortable these furnitures being tested are. Testers will sit on an armchair and give feedback (or their experience) to the furniture makers. This human touch helps the manufacturers gain insight to what is comfortable, what material they should use, how high/low the seats should be, etc. Furniture testers make — on average — $31,000 a year.
3. IMAX screen cleaners do exactly what you think they do. Clean IMAX screens. According to a CNN Money article, IMAX screens can get notoriously dirty.
An aluminum pole that holds our device is attached so that the cleaning head hangs over the front of the screen. A winch powered by an electric motor moves the cleaning head up and down. One person works at the top of the screen, adjusting the machine and moving it horizontally across the surface after vertical sweeps. Another works an electric motor that moves the machine up and down. Lamb’s wool is the best material for removing dust and debris. Theaters that carry concessions often have Gummi bears or soda thrown at the screen. We also find spit wads. – Jenny Mero
And they make around $45,000 a year. Not too shabby.
6. ESPN wrote that golf ball divers make anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000. What? How?
“It takes a special person to want to be a golf ball diver,” said Dick Smith, owner of Midwest Diving Specialists, a diving school in Normal, Ill., that offers a golf ball diving course. “That person has to love treasure hunting and be extremely testosterone-laden.” – ESPN
Oh, I see. I need a lot of balls. Apparently, there are snapping turtles, water moccasins and the occasional alligator to watch out for. Yikes.
7. If you’re a chronic masturbator (or likes to experiment), there’s a job market out there for you. Sex toy testers are employed by sex toy manufacturers to test out the functions of the toy (and if it feels good too). In 2012, AOL reported that testers can make $39,000 from just testing sex toys. That’s a fulfilling career.
8. Some people have said that they’ve eaten dog biscuits without knowing and enjoyed it. Although you might feel disgusted, some people do this as their job. Pet food tasters make an average of $40,000 tasting pet food and checking to see if it, well, tastes good. But that’s not all, they check the nutritional facts and see if it is indeed healthy for your pets. And just so you know, pet food tasters usually spit the food out after tasting.
9. Paper towel companies employ paper towel sniffers to make sure that their product is odorless. No one wants to use a smelly paper towel, so these men and women, equipped with their advanced sense of smell make sure the rest of the world get odorless paper towels. Their salaries range from $19,000 to $52,000 a year, with experience and olfactory expertise being a major factor in pay.
To see the rest of the more crazy well-paying jobs on Thought Catalog, click here.
From Viral Viral Videos:
Have you ever wondered how that weird court reporting machine the stenographer uses even works? It’s like a piano-keyboard hybrid. How in the world does the typist write with that thing?
What’s the point of this extravagant typing machine as a oppose to traditional keyboard?
Jean explains that the average professional QWERTY keyboard typist can write at 60 words a minute. However, the average court reporter can type at a blazing 225 words a minute–a big difference that is necessary to record those fast paced arguments in court.
“I think we all have always wanted to know this. But this broke my brain,” says YouTuber Chook Alana.
We couldn’t agree more.
I would have fired him too.
Via The Post Game:
Nathaniel Wentz thought when his boss told him to wear a jersey to work on Sunday, he could wear any team's uniform.
Wentz, 17, worked at Odyssey 1, a children’s play center in Tacoma, Wash. Before the big conference championship games on Sunday, Wentz's boss reportedly told employees to wear a jersey to support their team. Seeing as Tacoma is just outside Seattle, most employees wore Seahawks gear. Wentz, a Broncos fan, wore a No. 88 Demaryius Thomas jersey.
That didn't fly with the management, and Wentz was sent home to change. Wentz's dad tried to call the owner but never heard back, so his son stayed home. The next day he was fired.
Odyssey 1 has not spoken to any media outlets, so it's important to note that we've only got one side of this story. Plus, Wentz was technically fired for not returning to work, which is less outrageous than being let go for wearing the wrong team's jersey.
Still, if the directions really were that unclear, it's hard to fault Nathaniel for breaking out the Broncos jersey.