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  1. seamus1979 Green Belt

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    So I'm an electrician
    The one main thing I enjoy about my profession is the varied places you can end up working

    Over the years its been factories, hospitals, schools, army bases
    The only place I have ever turned down work is an animal research place

    Four jobs that stand out to me
    I spent six months on the athletes village for the 2012 Olympics
    Biggest job I will ever work on

    During the actual Olympics there was a mess up with security so the army was crafted in. They where billeted in a dissused shopping centre in east London. I was in charge of getting all there power up and running. They slept in the car park. Row upon row of cots. What was cool was each floor was occupied by a different regiment and each regiment had totally different attitudes.

    A crematorium. An eye opening experience. I got to see the bodies burn and twist up in the heat. One guy who worked there had a pretty morbid job. Once the cook had finished he inserts a large rod inside and breaks up the ashes. He then empties it into a bucket and then has to pull out the artificial body parts for recycling. The hardest part was when they brought a babies coffin in. I have buried a daughter so wasn't fun for me.

    A hospital. I spent nine months replacing every emergency light in a hospital. I was desensitised so the morgue didn't bother me. The one that was hardest was the dying rooms. When working in the main wards they had side rooms. These side rooms are the last room you will ever see. When your booked in and there is a weeping family spending there last few hours with a loved one and you have to interrupt them to take a light down can take away a bit of your soul. What balanced it out was when you worked in one of those rooms and the person was alone. Some of the greatest conversations of my life have been the half hours I spent in those rooms chatting to lonely people facing death alone.
    When you go to work the next day and you see the person has died since you spoke to them.

    So anyway. Tell me some of the interesting places you have worked.
     
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    I was a fluffer for 6 months for "manheat productions".
     
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    almost landed a job at Sesame Street, the IT Admin there chose this cute Flip chick instead. the office was literally like a giant playground.
     
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  5. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    My wife worked there in college.
    Screech (Saved by the Bell) came in once with his girlfriend, went up to my girlfriend (wife now) and said, "Please tell people that come in that I'm not giving autographs".
     
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    Groundskeeper at a cemetary, summer 1997.
    Pretty cool job.
     
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    David Haye, Cormier, and a few others. We did the Brand Conference at the one the Kardashians go to.
     
  8. RumDiaries Banned Banned

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    Ah, in good company then. I moonlight off and on at a funeral home/crematorium.
     
  9. PG29 red0 Jr Brown Belt

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    Paint manufacturing plants, that's about it.
     
  10. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Nice.
    I helped in the mausoleum a bit.... but mainly with cleaning.
    It was a summer job between college years.

    I liked the ground keeping work though.... relaxing.
     
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    One summer at college I worked at a dropoff location for Goodwill. I would basically sit on a semi truck trailer and receive a couple bags every hour or so. I had no direct supervision and would sit inside the trailer playing guitar all day and reading books. It paid like $8 an hour back then which was pretty good for a job like that. Most college jobs were paying like $6.25.
     
  12. mushishi A is a, a is a, should I save her?

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    I did contract work at an Intel chip fab place in Oregon where everyone wore bunny suits. After a while, it got to a point where I could tell who the guys on my team were through body language only, even from the back, since they were my only visual cues. One guy had a thug walk with chest out. Another always held his hands out in front of him like Monty Burns. Another was always slumped over. Worst part was having to pee and taking 5-10 minutes taking off the suit.
     
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    Worked inside of a construction camp doing janitorial... paid good but the shit you see going on there is unbelievable.
     
  14. RumDiaries Banned Banned

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    Dafaq?
     
  15. mushishi A is a, a is a, should I save her?

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    he said

    wat the fuck
     
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  18. mushishi A is a, a is a, should I save her?

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    I understand.

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    i once convinced a gal who worked at victorias secret here in houston that i used to work for their brother company 'Victor's secret' in NY.
     
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    maximum security hospital.
     

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