[08:06] *** Sat Sep 27 2008 - LOGGING START ***
[08:06] *** Topic is - LOL Loser -
[08:06] *** Set by SpeedRcrX on Sat Sep 27 08:06 2008
[08:07] <FireFly_9> So I am excited inside by the chance of a weekend to get away from the damnable store and back home to rest from the week when my employer comes up and asks in that puppy-dog voice of his, "Hotaru-kun, can you work Saturday?"
[08:08] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Did you tell him to jump off a ridge??
[08:09] <FireFly_9> No, but I wanted to. Just because I have a family at home willing to support me doesn't mean I can just walk away from things. I have to treat this as if I was own my own, fully. So I need this job.
[08:09] <SpeedRcrX> Yeah and he knows it which is why he's f[BLEEP]king you over.
[08:10] <FireFly_9> This will be the SECOND week in a row I wont' have a proper weekend. And the worst of it is that I'm so tired after working that any free time I *do* have I just want to spend in a daze instead of enjoying it.
[08:10] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Welcome to retail, Hotaru-chan??
[08:10] <FireFly_9> "Welcome to hell" is more like it.
[08:10] <SpeedRcrX> Like there's a difference?
[08:11] <FireFly_9> I now fully understand and appreciate all the connotations of the phrase "wage slave".
[08:11] <FireFly_9> It is a truism beyond reproach.
[08:12] <FireFly_9> I make a pittance, I have to wear some stupid brightly-colored shirt that doesn't suit me at all and I am subject to the whims of my maanger like a marionette having her strings pulled.
[08:13] <SpeedRcrX> LOL give up and come home
[08:13] <FireFly_9> Some days I think about it.
[08:13] <FireFly_9> Some days I really do.
[08:13] <FireFly_9> But I'm no quitter, Haruka-poppa.
[08:13] <FireFly_9> I will tough this out.
[08:14] <SpeedRcrX> LOL you're trying to pull a whole Prince and the Pauper thing but the fairy tale ended with the Prince coming home.
[08:14] <FireFly_9> :/
[08:15] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> A wise man once said something on the back of a coffee cup:
[08:15] <FireFly_9> Who said that?
[08:15] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Bruce Campbell-sama
[08:16] <SpeedRcrX> ASH!!!
[08:16] <[gTV]Red Crow> Oh yeah, he said that on the back of a Starbuck's cup. I had to drink that overpriced burnt-sludge one time.
[08:17] <FireFly_9> Karasuma-san, from everything I've seen of you, you never complain about your work. Why is that?
[08:17] <[gTV]Red Crow> I love my work.
[08:17] <[gTV]Red Crow> I love every second of it.
[08:18] <[gTV]Red Crow> The difference between me and you, kid, is that I do what I love all the time. You're just stuck in a dead-end job trying to do what you love but being treated like just another cog in the machine.
[08:18] <[gTV]Red Crow> You're going to burn out.
[08:18] <FireFly_9> I'm already there.
[08:18] <[gTV]Red Crow> Then change careers.
[08:19] <FireFly_9> Don't you think I'm looking to? The market is sparse.
[08:21] <[gTV]Red Crow> That's the world economy tanking for you.
[08:21] <[gTV]Red Crow> One of the reasons I love my job is I come across gems like this:
[08:21] <FireFly_9> ... LOL
[08:22] * FireFly_9 looks at her watch and almost cries.
[08:22] <FireFly_9> I have to get ready to go now.
[08:22] <FireFly_9> I have to go put on my blasted red jumpsuit top that makes me look like a "redshirt" from Star Trek.
[08:23] <SpeedRcrX> LMAO well look at it this way
[08:23] <SpeedRcrX> their lifespans were never very long
[08:23] <FireFly_9> :/
[08:23] <FireFly_9> Wage Slavery then death. O, what a miserable existence doth man live in order to earn his daily bread.
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