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Discussion in 'Community' started by beezel26, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    what kind of negative things about your job do you have to deal with? Do you get great health care, lots of vacation time. Do you get freebies like free lunch or free healthcare. Do you have all the opposite, or other stuff.

    Name of Job
    Positive effects
    Negative effects


    Automotive technician in a dealership
    Positive effects
    I get discounts on all parts at any dealership and parts store.
    I get discounts on rental cars
    I get to repair my car for free
    I get to clean my car for free
    I get employee pricing on a new car
    Can get out of some tickets
    Always learning, never stop
    Negative
    I get lousy insurance
    only one week of vacation to start after one year. Two after two years
    I have to repair my car when work is done. Not fun or easy after a hard day.
    I have to pay for tools. Lots of them. Tool bills can be anywhere from 600 dollars a year to 2400 dollars a year.
    No AC in my shop
     
  2. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Escort service

    Positive:
    Couple grand per gig
    Free gifts
    Partying and partying in mah pants for work

    Negative:
    crabs.
     
  3. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I have friends with benefits.
     
  4. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    robocop

    positive:
    serve the public trust
    protect the innocent
    uphold the law

    negative:
    any attempt to arrest a senior ocp employee results in shutdown
     
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  5. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Positive: Free wine.
     
  6. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    What kind of benefits?
     
  7. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    You know I know someone that worked for the marketing dept of a vineyard in Coonarawa in South Australia. They entire office got a whole case of wine a week for marketing purposes. The office was pissed drunk on friday afternoon after it arrived.
     
  8. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Vision and dental.
     
  9. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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  10. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    i get to make and look at pizza
     
  11. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I rely on Hero Initiaive, not being outbid on ebay for vital, life saving medications, and Obama to heal me.

    When they fail, my wife's coverage shames all three of my methods.
     
  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    That thread made me laugh my ass off. I was 33 and 35 when I had my kids, and the idea that there would have been any benefit whatsoever to my having them younger, was hilarious.

    I like my job. I get to recommend good books to kids, I get to buy Star Wars comics for kids to read without spending my own money, and I get to warn kids early on about the bat**** crazy conspiracy theorists whose websites might appear in a Google search.
     
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  13. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i got paid to stay home sick today. i guess the negative is that i'm actually really sick. :(
     
  14. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Sporting Goods Sales

    Positive
    Paycheck, Loyal customers who won't buy their gear from anyone else but me.

    Negative
    Supervisors who give me 20 hours of tasks but only 2 hours to complete them, while working alone, and then asking why the hell the task list isn't finished and I have to stand there and take it instead of just saying what's on my mind like "NO **** ITS NOT DONE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE GODDAMN NAME ON THE SCHEDULE YOU ******* MORON!"
     
  15. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    what is the standard annual leave for the average american anyway? in the UK i get paid 27 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays (christmas, new year etc). i assume that's good.

    as a bonus i get 15 paid study days per year, but that's not standard.
     
  16. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    none. i live in a right to work state during a depression
     
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  17. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh yeah...

    Benefit: I only work a few hours a week during the summer.

    The downside to that: I also don't get paid during the summer. I have a savings account that I use just for the summer months.
     
  18. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Wow, what a steal.
     
  19. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    School Teacher in Washington, D.C.

    Positives:
    Decent wages
    Summers "off"
    16 free Grad credits through Federal Government
    Extensive usage of the Smithsonian and Archives

    Negatives:
    IMPACT system
    Horrible Union representation (we are recalling our Union President next week though)
    Lack of parental support (Why are you blaming me for your kid not doing their homework?)
    Lack of resources in the school
    Backstabbing co-workers
    Germ-infested teenagers and their sex talk
     
  20. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    isn't this kind of the norm now?
     
  21. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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  22. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well if you want to make me the parent then I am allowed to start beating them for giving me lip, rite?

    DarthGuy: The Education of Michelle Rhee was illuminating, was it not?
     
  23. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    i dunno, i just think it's really sad.
     
  24. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Sarcasm aside, I agree. Majority of my kids act like grown folks. It is heartbreaking knowing that they aren't enjoying their youth.
     
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I work for the government. I'm literally not supposed to put any details about it online. And it's incredibly menial. Weird.