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August 24th, 2006


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04:46 pm - working for the weekend
so i'm pretty sure the lummi school is run by random number generators. here, let me give you a quick run-thru of the evolution of my new job:

1) 2:30-5:30 five days a week, 12/hr
2) perhaps 2 days of training first, 8-2pm. then definitely two days of training first.
yesterday:
3) 7 days of training, and instead of 12/hr for the training it will be a flat 70$ per day.
all the rest is as of today:
4) instead of 8-2, it's 8-4:30, then it's 8-3 with an unpaid lunch. also note that NONE OF THE TRAINING APPLIES TO US ANYWAY. so we get to spend 6 hours sitting there listening to people lecture us about benefits and 401k's that we're not eligible for. there was also a long discussion of how to censor and control and dole out the kids' (and our, to a lesser extent) use of the internet. this shocked lauri much more than me, since i already think of the school system as inherently oppressive, reactionary, and controlling.
5) lauri, me, and these 2 girls we met there - all four of us were each told a different description of the job and a different schedule of how/when it would function. as it turns out, we were all four told wrong. but it took us a few hours to track this down definitively.
6) after next week when we're done training, it is now 2:30-5:30 (or possibly 3-6?) monday-thursday. so we're out $100+ per month (adjusted for taxes and such).
7) nobody could even tell us reliably what paperwork we needed to fill out, or what to do with them once we had.
8) note that we still don't really have much idea what our job will entail, or the grade levels involved.

on the plus side, 2 new friends, and there's a really good fish and chips place nearby. and by place, i mean sketchballs purple trailor on the side of the road.

(8 shots upside the head | en garde!)

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From:haveaball
Date:August 25th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
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stop lying, you don't have friends.
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From:kingnixon
Date:August 25th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
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don't talk to yourself in my journal.
From:haveaball
Date:August 25th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
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daniel, only i can make fun of my lack of friends. when you do it, i will sacrifice you to the gods.
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From:kingnixon
Date:August 25th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)
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BUT TEACHER, SHE STARTED IT!!
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From:kingnixon
Date:August 25th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)
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also, are you near brooklyn? dan will perhaps live there next year
From:haveaball
Date:August 25th, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)
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well from here i'm about 90 miles from brooklyn. when i'm at home in new york it's about 25 miles away.
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From:madeleine
Date:August 25th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
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note that we still don't really have much idea what our job will entail,

Yes, but you *got the job!* Think of all the losers out there who weren't hired for something they have no idea what might have been.
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From:kingnixon
Date:August 26th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
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shhh but if one of those losers wants my job, i may be vacating it after next week if i find something more betterer

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