ABANDON HOPE OF: SATISFACTION, REFUNDS OR DEATH WITH DIGNITY
Saturday, January 31, 2009
JOBS, JOBS , JOBS
I've been on the planet for the better part of a century. In that time, a few jobs have come my way, beginning in elementary school. In Grade Eight, I delivered flyers for a hardware chain. My teacher's brother was a distribution guy and he needed sneakers on the ground. That summer, I also delivered prescriptions for a pharmacy. Rode my bike all over town for forty cents an hour on Saturdays. If there were no deliveries, I washed the dude's car.
Below (in half-assed chronological order) are a few jobs I've had in my life.
Shoe store clerk , Grocery clerk, Groundskeeper, Caddy, Washer/Dryer/Freezer and Refrigerator assembly, House painter, Letter Carrier, Library Associate, Retail sales, Janitor/Custodian, Kitchen staff member, Union president (unpaid), Freelance writer (often unpaid), Stay-at-home dad (always unpaid), Book reviewer, Editor, Teacher, Youth worker, Education assistant, Reading tutor.
The one I liked the best is in red. It lasted four years. The best four years of my life.
This post is apropos of nothing, really. But I keep hearing the phrase jobs, jobs, jobs.
So tell me, what have you turned your hand to?
UPDATE: I should have mentioned that I'd been listening to this song when I was prompted to begin typing this post.
1.1 Diners shall have the right to refuse a stomach pump. 1.2 There is no Right 1.2 2.1 Diners shall have the right, duty and obligation to pay in full. 3.1 See Right 2.1 3.2 to 5.5 These Rights have been removed by the Kitchen Staff.
DR. HUGO Z. HACKENBUSH
LUNCH COUNTER DIETICIAN
THE DINER'S BILL OF RIGHTS, Sections 5.6 to 7.4
5.6 Diners have the Right to tip generously. Neglect of this Right shall be at the expense of the Diner's desire to leave. 6.3 This is essentially a re-wording of 5.6 6.4 Diners are encouraged to use the washroom facilities, especially on All-Fibre Tuesdays. However, 'Floaters' must be removed. 7.4 Bread sticks are not a meal. And although they are provided free of charge and in abundance, there is a limit to Llewellen's tolerance.