Gosh darn it I hate my job

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    Gosh darn it, I hate my job

    As you know I work in a crappy super market taking crap from retard customers. Im 15 but I want to make my money some way through the use of computers/programming. As you know I live in Sydney, Australia. Any ideas, people?

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    You sound spoiled to me. I would take any bloody job for practically any salary, taking crap from everyone, but I can't. I really envy you face_master, so be happy with what you have!

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    Trust me. It sucks.
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    I wouldn't care if the actual job sucked. As long as I'd get the money I'd take whatever crap there'd be.

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    OK, lets see here...

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    Rate of pay: AU$6.731/hr (sundays - AU$9.5356/hr)

    Avg. number of dickheads who complain bout somthing to my supervisor, but have to be directed to them by me/hr: 4

    Avg. number of managers on a power-trip who ........ me off/hr: 1

    Avg. number of customers who complain about something and think I care/am going to do something to do about it/hr: 3

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    So, thats 8 things that happen/hr on avg, so that means that every 7 1/2 minutes, im being hassled by some retard! Im getting payed 89 cents each time this crap happens, and the rest of the time Im carrying out this crappy job.

    I rest my case

    BTW, im still open to ideas, like I said in my original post.
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    Ok, I would have been totally fine with that job.

    Well, I guess we went a little of topic here.

    Sorry, I don't have any suggestions for computer/programming related jobs.

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    i work in a grocery store in america and i dont mind it too much. of course i only make $5.15/ hr but i do get 7.72/hr on sundays. yippee!
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    Sounds to me like you're a crappy worker, face - hopefully someday soon one of your managers realizes that.

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    Yeah, your apathy towards customers is disturbing.
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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    Sounds to me like you're a crappy worker, face - hopefully someday soon one of your managers realizes that.
    After reading many of face's past posts I believe it's just his whole demeanor and attitude that needs changing. One day he'll realize it and shape up....hopefully.

    Face, if you can't handle the pressures you get from working in a grocery store then you'll fail miserably in the IT/computer/programming field. It's no cake walk....you have supervisors, users, etc breathing down your neck and every one of them thinks their problem is more important than the next. You either need to change your attitude towards people and authority figures or because a street peddler/begger or other profession where you make all the job decisions.
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    Originally posted by jessie23
    i work in a grocery store in america and i dont mind it too much. of course i only make $5.15/ hr but i do get 7.72/hr on sundays. yippee!
    What's minimum wage?

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    Minimum wage is $5.15/hr. in America.

    Yeah, this was a one-liner, but there's not much to say about minimum wage. It's not enough; it sucks.

    Uh oh, I feel a rant coming on. Maybe this won't be a one-liner after all. This may seem incoherent and is probably just a lot of faulty logic and anger, but bear with me.

    [rant]Why can't a guy like me get a half decent job? I'm sixteen and a senior in high school. I'm a pretty smart kid, sixth in my class or something like that. The whole purpose for going to school and college and getting an education is to get a better job. The concept is that the more schooling one gets and the better in school one is, the better job one can get and the more successful one will be. However, my good grades and above average intelligence don't result in getting a better job. In fact, quite the opposite is the case. People with below average intelligence are able to devote more time to their jobs, because they don't have tough classes and often don't participate in extracurricular activities. Those kind of people have more money than me. This really doesn't seem right to me. I think there's something wrong with my education if it can't do what it promises—get me a better job with more money. I really wish there was a job out there for me: one that would require knowledge of calculus and C++. I would love a job like that.

    I had a job like face_master's this summer. I didn't mind the customers as much as he does. What I hated was the physical labor involved. I had to lift 30-40lb. boxes above my head in a freezer. You ever try lifting heavy boxes while standing on a frozen floor or try working in a freezing freezer for extended periods of time? I don't suggest it. This may sound arrogant, but I don't feel that I should be doing manual work when I have other talents. Also, manual labor makes me bored out of my mind.[/rant]

    Whew, that rant took a lot out of me. Well, let me know what y'all think about what I said. I guess now I ought to be prepared for an onslaught.
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    Originally posted by joshdick


    I had a job like face_master's this summer. I didn't mind the customers as much as he does. What I hated was the physical labor involved. I had to lift 30-40lb. boxes above my head in a freezer. You ever try lifting heavy boxes while standing on a frozen floor or try working in a freezing freezer for extended periods of time? I don't suggest it. This may sound arrogant, but I don't feel that I should be doing manual work when I have other talents. Also, manual labor makes me bored out of my mind.[/rant]

    Whew, that rant took a lot out of me. Well, let me know what y'all think about what I said. I guess now I ought to be prepared for an onslaught.
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    Sometimes you just have to deal with adverse situations until something better comes along. I graduated college with a Computer Info. Sys. degree and couldn't find work so I had to get a part-time job doing extreme physical labor. I was working on an assembly line lifting 25-200 lb fiberglass molds onto a conveyor. It was extremely hard work and made me bust my butt to better myself to get a job in the IT field.

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    I worked a very similliar job at 15, up until i turned 18. i did what i had to do, now i am making 11.25 /hr sitting on my ass, pressing keys, for a living. I'm the assistant tech/manager for the IT department of the local gateway country store, and my job is to keep the network up.

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    man in california the min wage is around 7$. 6.71 au= around 4$ US. I agree that is a **** job. Mabey the cost of living is cheap in australia but still. Just keep an eye out for better jobs. Over here you make more then that working for the california conservation corp, and they take teen labor. I've seen 18$ an hour just for colecting entance fees to a lake(for swiming).

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