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  1. So there's this girl. Wait, wrong introductory sentence.

    I guess this is my last official weekday of mooching off the government. After about 3 1/2 months off work, I start Monday at a desk job at the headquarters of a large company, with about 1,800 employed in the building.

    It certainly blows my previous employer out of the water. They wanted to reduce my wage to 11.00 because their project funding was collapsing. That wasn't surprising considering that the project was failing all of its deadlines the day I joined the company. That was the point at which I decided to quit and let the government pay me for doing nothing rather than get paid slightly more for full time work.

    The office is walking distance (20 minutes) from where I live, directly in the center of the city's downtown. It's a unionized company, so after 3 months I get every benefit package imaginable, including paid sick leave. It's a 37.5hr workweek, with two paid 15min breaks a day, so really 35hr when you think about it. Starting wage is 21.28 with a guaranteed raise to 23.something after 6 months, and raises every 6 months thereafter.

    I still need to decide how to mark the occasion. I'm thinking along the lines of alcohol on Monday afternoon, and alcohol on Friday night. Some upgrades to my PC music studio are appropriate as well.

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    2. Csonicgo

      Csonicgo

      Danarchy said:

      Ouch, the USD is really going downhill.


      please, I saw the exchange go .99 USD to 1 CAD this week. I don't need to know that monopoly money will be worth more.

    3. AndrewB

      AndrewB

      All's well for the first day. I filled out some forms, toured the building, and started researching some junk. I then stopped off at a favorite watering hole and then made the 20-minute walk home at around 5pm. Incidentally, here is the weather I walked through: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=obs24h&placecode=cask0276

    4. Csonicgo

      Csonicgo

      AndrewB said:

      All's well for the first day. I filled out some forms, toured the building, and started researching some junk. I then stopped off at a favorite watering hole and then made the 20-minute walk home at around 5pm. Incidentally, here is the weather I walked through: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=obs24h&placecode=cask0276


      Partly cloudy with a chance of rain?

      wuss.

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