A QUOTE TO START THINGS OFF WITH

A QUOTE TO START THINGS OFF

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

SIx words after a full day of work




I forgot how "real" labor feels.




Don't get me wrong I am not saying that what I usually do (teach the kids) isn't work. It not only is work, it is the most demanding (and rewarding) job I have ever had, It's just since 1992 when I graduated college all have my jobs have been office jobs with the exception of my work for the census last year, This summer I have contacted various agencies and have looked for summer employment. I have not had a great deal of success so far. Today I got a call at about 3:30 p.m. to work an 8 hour shift at a box factory. I worked 10 hours putting literally thousands of potential boxes in a box making machine. The work cycle was like this 1 to 1/2 hours of grueling backbreaking work followed by 1-2 minutes of adding fractions. I of course loved the fraction adding part. I would have done that for free,




If I survive the weekend I may get invited back next week to make more boxes. If that happens I will be glad for the chance to bring some money into the family and I also glad to be able to still do hard work as a man of my advanced years. But I will be especially glad that every hour and a half or so I can get paid to add fractions!




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9 comments:

  1. Not to mention the income. Now let's see; Wage times time-and-a-half for seven and a half hours, divided equally among my creditors...

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  2. I hope they appreciate you too.

    I went from back breaking production work years ago to an office job and for the first few months I thought I was going to go crazy sitting at a desk and not using up all the energy I had.

    Least you'll sleep well :-)

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  3. i am glad that you have found a job! i'm sure you are doing well and they will keep you for more grueling work! i am sorry it isn't more fractions and less box making!

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  4. That sounds like rough work!

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  5. Hope you get paid well for your hard work. It does give you a sense of satisfaction when you finish a hard day of physical work! Great 6WS!

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  6. Sounds like a sweaty job. Makes me think of bringing ice water to you while you work. Great 6WS!

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  7. Real labor for sure! glad to see you back!

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  8. Nothing like some back-breaking "real" labor to make us appreciate our more cerebral endeavors. Enjoy your fraction breaks and thanks for playing 6WS (only simple math required).

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