Thursday, October 06, 2005

HNT* and the strangest job I've ever had


I'm completely naked here. Too bad the covers are blocking the view.

The strangest job I ever had was working graveyard for a company that transferred paper documents onto microfiche. We worked in a large room with long tables on various tasks. I was assigned to staple removing. From 11pm to 7am, I removed staples from documents. That's it. The supervisor hovered over the hundred or so of us making sure no one nodded off. I drank a half gallon of milk every shift because my stomach hurt so much from taking no doze. I got written up twice for purported staples I had missed. When we finished off the insurance company's contract, half of us were laid off. I was so grateful.

What was your oddest job?

* HNT = Half-Nekkid-Thursday I know I said I would only play once a month. But hey I'm a comment whore.

36 comments:

Scott & Julia said...

Staple remover? Wow, bet that looks good on the resume ;)

Happy HNT!

Fidget said...

damn covers... staple remove hmm, dont they have machines that do that? Happy HNT

_Psycho said...

Hehehe geesh that's quite a job there. I never really had old job, but then I never really worked before my computer jobs. I'm lazy like that =P

Rebekah said...

oh goodness. If I'm right, that's the job where you would call me sometimes on your break (in the middle of the night) and I would fall asleep talking to you.

"no no, I'm awake... re..eall...y.
...I...zzzzz"

St. Dickeybird said...

I had a job where I dressed up as Barney and delivered balloon bouquets to offices, schools, and kids' parties.
I got into trouble for wearing the costume head while driving.
I got fired for (in costume) stopping for a pee on the side of a deserted road. Wasn't as deserted as I thought.

Adam said...

I think the oddest job I ever had was when my friends and I answered a casting call for a Japanese beer commercial when we lived in Phoenix. It was $50 for the day and they provided a lunch. It was set in a minor league baseball park and when they got to filming they instructed us, the large crowd that had responded to the call, to pretend like we were cheering for the baseball team withouth making any noise. In one of the takes I turned to look at the crowd of pantomimes, flailing arms and mouths wide open with no soind coming out. It was worth the $50 and free lunch.

The Wisdom of Wislon said...

an admin job where we played guess the celebrity in the afternoons-what a doss of a job

nice peaceful pic ;-)

bsoholic said...

That's a pretty mundane job. I had one similar working in a mail room for a huge corporation, I just fed envelopes in to a automatic letter opener all day. That's all I did, put mail in to a machine. Needless to say I didn't stay there long.

Happy HNT!

snavy said...

Hey sleepyhead - Happy HNT!!

I worked for a company called Inkadinkado - they made rubber stamps!

cmhl said...

my worst job? detasseling corn in illinois. it was horrific. hahah.

lose the covers!!

Dantallion said...

Strangest job? Rolling industrial wire onto those big wood spindles. VERY exciting.

Happy HNT

Femi-mommy said...

i'm a school teacher - nuf said.
happy hnt - and watch those staples, you could put an eye out.

S. said...

NICE pic! You look MUCH MUCH younger thatn you are. That coming from a gay man of 42! Happy HNT!

littlefeet said...

looks damn comfy... :)

peace...

Em said...

You slut! You look great though. This is why we all flock towards you.

Jillian said...

I once built a bathroom at the lake! Your so handsome!! Happy HNT!!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I was a paperboy once.

pushthebutton,max! said...

Hey dude. Finally getting caught up on everyone's blogs, and enjoy reading your thoughts lately. I feel kind of guilty not leaving comments on all your entries, but it looks like you're not doing too shabby in that department!

Hope we get to see you during the holidays...

Word up to the big toe.

Belly said...

Thats a whole lot of staple removing. wow.

And yes, a real shame about your covers! ;)

Happy HNT, Cheers!

addict said...

You look soooo snugglie!
My oddest job is my current one!
I pierce body parts at my tattoo studio!
People constantly surprise me, both in a good way and in an "OMG what were you thinking" way...

Kalani said...

You win. No strange jobs here just fun exciting ones. You do look so cozy. I think I like this one better then last week it exudes sexy! Happy HNT :)

Spinning Girl said...

woo woo!

t said...

Not really a strange job, but a strange ending.
I worked an experimental 3rd shift at a fast food place that normally closed everything up at 11 p.m.
From 11 p.m.-7 a.m., three of us got stuff ready for morning. I quit and went back to first shift. Suddenly the 3rd shift work wasn't getting done anymore and the manager knew something was up. Checking in the middle of the night, through the dining area windows he saw the two that were left and my replacement dancing on the tables to music and later sleeping on them and they were all subsequently fired.
Can you imagine driving by and seeing that? HA!
The experiment was over.

juicya said...

Nice pic... my oddest/ most mundane was uh, you know those little numbers on the side of files in doctor's offices? i spent a whole summer making 50 cents per file putting on those little numbers. i want to sleep just thinking about it...

amygeekgrl said...

wow, staple remover. that's quite a job. :oP how did u not go insane?

i think my worst job was in footwear at kmart, though a cpl friends worked there too and we had a lot of fun. i just didn't like touching the shoes that ppl tried on. ewwwy.

nice pic btw. pesky covers.
happy hnt!

Ristak said...

Got room for 1 more? Damn covers!! Happy HNT!!

shay v. said...

makes me wanna curl up in bed... happy hnt!

donna said...

you do look pretty cute there, I think you look good with longish hair. Do you think that's why "we all flock to you"? I always thought it was because of your sparkling wit and loving compassion. Maybe I'm wrong and em is right. (wouldn't be the first time)
worst job=scooping ice cream as a teenager in a shop on Hollywood Blvd. I got fired after three days for being too sloppy and not quick enough, two traits I seem to have kept over the years!

Tatted said...

damn, I am wishing a stiff wind would just come up and blow those blankets down!

Happy HNT

Queen of Ass said...

Woo! Nice pic!

Happy (late) HNT!

MG said...

Nothing better than to be completely naked under a ton of covers... love that! Happy HNT

Em said...

The flocking comment was wry and even slightly sarcastic in nature.

Austin's Wonderland said...

ooooo-la la that is too bad

Lee said...

"I'm completely naked here. Too bad the covers are blocking the view."

Please fix this.

My oddest job was working for Coca-Cola, answering that little number on the side of the can during the night. People calling at 2am to discover whether it still contained cocaine were amongst your sane callers.

Lyvvie said...

Awww...poor thing! you look like you need a cuppa tea and bacon and an omlette. Dairy-fucking-free too!

Actually the weirdest job I had was cooking in the kitchen of a nursing home. the residents used to come to the door and beg for cookies. Once I figured out who wasn't a diabetic, I used to slip them treats all the time. It was really fun, but backward because usually kids are begging the Grannies for a cookie.

awaterpixie said...

awww.. you're completely adorable all sleep fuzzed.. ::smooches::
Happy HNT