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Many leaf blowers when reversed become huge leaf vacuums, which is the effect I think Hunter was referencing ... :D


And I'd know that because? :lol: I'm not allowed around tools and machines like leaf blowers and lawn mowers since "the incident". :D

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Many leaf blowers when reversed become huge leaf vacuums, which is the effect I think Hunter was referencing ... :D


And I'd know that because? :lol: I'm not allowed around tools and machines like leaf blowers and lawn mowers since "the incident". :D


That is why I explained it to you dearie ... <pats on top of head condescendingly>

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Woulda, coulda, shoulda ... :lol: :lol:

I could have a foot massager if there was anyone here I would let massage my feet or would if I told them too .... :lol: :lol:

None of the former so have no idea on the latter .... :wink: :P :P


Hrm.. are you hiring and how well do you pay? :D

I used to give the guys I worked with in San Diego massages. They always told me I was the best secretary in the world.. don't know if it was the massages or the fact I gave them the Playboy Lingerie page a day calendar each Christmas. :D

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That is why I explained it to you dearie ... <pats on top of head condescendingly>

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Hey.. you're going to mess up my hair, it took me all morning to get it done!

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I've got a computer, phone, tape dispenser, stapler, a couple U.S. flags, some hunting magazines, a brick and copper piece from a charge and a 1" thick piece of I beam from the building we imploded, and several plants. It's fairly neat and organized since I don't do much paper work.


For some reason this reminded me of the movie "Office Space" where the guy had been fired but still showed up and wanted his stapler ... a Swingline. (I have a person similar to that one working for me too ... very odd coincidence)

If you have not seen the movie you should it is soooo funny and hits the corporate IT and service industries hard.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/


I have seen it and that guy was my favorite character! Wasn't his name Milton, or something like that? He always mumbled, and that just cracked me up.

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I've got a computer, phone, tape dispenser, stapler, a couple U.S. flags, some hunting magazines, a brick and copper piece from a charge and a 1" thick piece of I beam from the building we imploded, and several plants. It's fairly neat and organized since I don't do much paper work.


For some reason this reminded me of the movie "Office Space" where the guy had been fired but still showed up and wanted his stapler ... a Swingline. (I have a person similar to that one working for me too ... very odd coincidence)

If you have not seen the movie you should it is soooo funny and hits the corporate IT and service industries hard.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/


I have seen it and that guy was my favorite character! Wasn't his name Milton, or something like that? He always mumbled, and that just cracked me up.


Milton does sound right for the name and he did mumble ... and none of the other people really paid any attention to him and his red stapler. :lol:

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Woulda, coulda, shoulda ... :lol: :lol:

I could have a foot massager if there was anyone here I would let massage my feet or would if I told them too .... :lol: :lol:

None of the former so have no idea on the latter .... :wink: :P :P


Hrm.. are you hiring and how well do you pay? :D

I used to give the guys I worked with in San Diego massages. They always told me I was the best secretary in the world.. don't know if it was the massages or the fact I gave them the Playboy Lingerie page a day calendar each Christmas. :D


Why do I see this line of discussion ending with :

"Honest officer I was not soliciting sex over the internet and anyway she said she was of legal age...." :shock: :lol:

Anyway, no openings now but there will be at the end of the month when the latest new hire gets returned to the sea and fishing starts again. That is a lower technician position and starts at $14.00 an hour, which is not the great considering the cost of housing around here. If you had a good science/biology background and want to live in the beautiful Southeast .... we can talk .... but I have not yet hired anyone from the internet or internet sites :lol:

(there are enough odd responses with just the old methods ... you should hear about "Susan" some time ... :shock: )

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Wayne Stollings wrote:
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I've got a computer, phone, tape dispenser, stapler, a couple U.S. flags, some hunting magazines, a brick and copper piece from a charge and a 1" thick piece of I beam from the building we imploded, and several plants. It's fairly neat and organized since I don't do much paper work.


For some reason this reminded me of the movie "Office Space" where the guy had been fired but still showed up and wanted his stapler ... a Swingline. (I have a person similar to that one working for me too ... very odd coincidence)

If you have not seen the movie you should it is soooo funny and hits the corporate IT and service industries hard.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/


I have seen it and that guy was my favorite character! Wasn't his name Milton, or something like that? He always mumbled, and that just cracked me up.


Milton does sound right for the name and he did mumble ... and none of the other people really paid any attention to him and his red stapler. :lol:


Yeah, but he got his revenge.

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Wayne Stollings wrote:
Why do I see this line of discussion ending with :

"Honest officer I was not soliciting sex over the internet and anyway she said she was of legal age...." :shock: :lol:


Woo-hoo! I stopped looking underage when I hit 25. *sigh* But I still get carded when I try to buy booze. :D

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Anyway, no openings now but there will be at the end of the month when the latest new hire gets returned to the sea and fishing starts again. That is a lower technician position and starts at $14.00 an hour, which is not the great considering the cost of housing around here. If you had a good science/biology background and want to live in the beautiful Southeast .... we can talk ....


Does a C in high school biology and an D- in high school chem class count as a good background? :lol:
Err.. I prefer being a glorified doorstop. :D

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but I have not yet hired anyone from the internet or internet sites :lol:

I got my first job via BBS. :)

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(there are enough odd responses with just the old methods ... you should hear about "Susan" some time ... :shock: )


I'll tell you my BBS hiring story if you tell me your susan story. :D

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Had to skip posting yesterday since my secretary job is keeping me busy :x

My desk has a computer,a phone,my game boy,a digital camera,an ornamental skull that I fitted with an eyepatch and a little plastic fire helmet that we give kids during PR stuff,pics of my family,and an old braqss hose nozzle.

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Anyway, no openings now but there will be at the end of the month when the latest new hire gets returned to the sea and fishing starts again. That is a lower technician position and starts at $14.00 an hour, which is not the great considering the cost of housing around here. If you had a good science/biology background and want to live in the beautiful Southeast .... we can talk .... but I have not yet hired anyone from the internet or internet sites :lol: [/quote]

Hmmm....that's more than I make now,we'll talk in the future Wayne..with the cost of housing can my family and I just shack up with you? :D

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Anyway, no openings now but there will be at the end of the month when the latest new hire gets returned to the sea and fishing starts again. That is a lower technician position and starts at $14.00 an hour, which is not the great considering the cost of housing around here. If you had a good science/biology background and want to live in the beautiful Southeast .... we can talk .... but I have not yet hired anyone from the internet or internet sites :lol:


Hmmm....that's more than I make now,we'll talk in the future Wayne..with the cost of housing can my family and I just shack up with you? :D[/quote]

In a word ... NO!! :lol: :lol: When we moved to the new house we expected to have it to ourselves, but the younger son and his girlfriend moved in with us for a while. That was interesting as they had their friends over quite a bit. I met one of them early one morning as she raided our fridge. I was unaware of the number of tattoos and piercings that were normally not seen when she wore more than a small set of panties and a bra. It seems she did not expect anyone to be up at the ungodly hour of 6:30 in the morning. I could never look at here the same after that either. Well, they all finally got their own apartment and moved out, but not before my brother-in-law retired from the military and got a divorce .. which landed him in the second bedroom upstairs before the kids moved out. This was my favorite b-i-l and it was only for a couple of months while he got back on his feet. A little over three year later he finally moves out. But not before the oldest son moves back in while getting his tree farm established, which has been over a year now and there is still a long road until I see him being out of the house again. It does give us help in having someone to watch the dogs if we want to get out of town, but it is still an extra person and his big dog living in our house. The next house may just have half the number of bedrooms or a guest house I don't know which now ... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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but I have not yet hired anyone from the internet or internet sites :lol:

I got my first job via BBS. :)

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(there are enough odd responses with just the old methods ... you should hear about "Susan" some time ... :shock: )


I'll tell you my BBS hiring story if you tell me your susan story. :D


You first, but "susan" is a really unusual story ... :wink:

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You first, but "susan" is a really unusual story ... :wink:


Ehh.. mine isn't so unusual.

One of the guys I talked to online a lot worked for this guy who owned a telemarketing company. His boss was looking to hire a receptionist and he said I should apply.. I didn't, but a few days later this other guy starts talking to me out of the blue and asking why I didn't apply. Anyway, I got hired without an interview or even meeting either of them in person. :lol: I got hired based on the fact they liked my voice. :D The job lasted a whole three months before his company went under.. but it was a fun three months, I met my best friend through his office. Cracks me up because to this day she still calls me by my screen name from way back when because thats what they called me in the office. :D

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Well, that was not that exciting, but a deal is a deal. We placed an ad for a technician for which we narrowed the choice between two guys and a "girl" named "Susan". When the interviews came around the best candidate backed out because he had a job. The other guy and "Susan" came in for their interviews. The guy was a good fit and interviewed well. "Susan" came in last and was a surprise since it was a guy in a dress. Now we have had a couple of openly gay employees and one who was openly bi so we have some experience with being tolerant of alternative lifestyles but none of us were prepared for this aspect. It took quite a bit to get past the initial shock since there was no indication of the "difference" in the phone interview. The guy was still the better choice but "Susan" would have been really interesting to have on board just to work out all of the logistics. I can honestly say that was the biggest surprise I have had in the work force, including the girl who got too comfortable with our understanding and talked about her girlfriend attacking her when she came in the door and the one legged friend that she had before. :shock:

Never a dull moment especially with a "born again woman" working here who did not judge except when she talked to anyone else .... :lol: I had to draw the line with her "complaints" when she thought some of the women were not wearing underwear to work and I REFUSED to check ... she finally had to move on before someone (me at times) was going to explain how hypocritical she was with her own stories of how she "bent her own rules" when it suited her.

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