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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby RedPlums » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:49 am

I made them with candied and ground ginger in them. They were really good.

Chewy chocolate chocolate chunk cookies?
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:14 am

Hmm, how about this one?


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Postby Sstavix » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:06 pm

I thought you worked at Walmart. Is that correct?
I walked those dark roads for a season several years ago, yes. Left me with anger issues and a sincere respect for the humble retail worker.

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Hmm... in that case, two questions.

Have you decided to switch to the manly kilt, then?

Also, any advice for entering the workforce as a Walmart grunt? I start on Tuesday.

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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Chozon1 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:19 am

I made them with candied and ground ginger in them. They were really good.

Chewy chocolate chocolate chunk cookies?
I'd eat them...but I'm not a huge fan of chocolate. I just want it occasionally.

Give me fruit or nuts, or give me...well, not death. Chocolate I suppose. :D
Hmm, how about this one?
I liked it more. Still not as much as I did the first one, though.
Hmm... in that case, two questions.

Have you decided to switch to the manly kilt, then?

Also, any advice for entering the workforce as a Walmart grunt? I start on Tuesday.
I've had a kilt for years...I stopped wearing it for some reason. I think it's because it's solid black, in the Irish style, and it just felt too much like wearing a skirt.

Advice for working at Wal-Mart...Hmm...

Walk not alone in the darkness. Keep a weathered eye above you in the back rooms, and be ready to run at all times. If the lights start flickering in the freezer section, rudimentary demon fighting tools can be fashioned from the dairy carts, cottage cheese, and a gallon of low-fat orange juice--the citrus equivalent of holy water. Your telzon can also be used as a laser if you can manage to boost the power with section 2 batteries. Remember this: You don't have to outrun the possessed sleeping bags, you just have to outrun the sporting goods cashier. Be good to the backroom gremlins; we were human, once.

OK, in all seriousness, that's cool. ^_^ For me, Wal-Mart was a pit of despair...but all the reasons are tied to me and my own head. For a relatively normal person, I'd call it a great place to work. Decent pay, reasonable benefits. I even had good bosses (save one. Who wasn't terrible; he was just a typical Boss, kinda boss) who usually worked with me. And most of the people were pretty nice once I stopped being a scrub and earned my scars. I might complain from time to time, but an honest review would be in the positive. :D

Serious advice? Learn the store and where things are. I was nightside IMS (Inventory Management Stocker. I wanted to change it to Backroom Management stocker, but I never took it up with those in command, for obvious reasons. >_>), but they often pulled me and others to work as a regular stocker on the 'floor'. The telzons contain the info for where things go if you are at a loss, but it'll go faster if you already know and don't have to look it up each time.

I don't know what position you're taking, but it'll be generally helpful if you know where various items are, even if only to point people in the right direction.

Secondly, you'll need a good pair of shoes. That sorta goes without saying, but I'ma say it anyway because people tend to forget it, and it'll make your life infinitely better. I used my regular tennis shoes for the first month or so, and regretted every minute. Whatever they paved the floor with in our local Wal-Mart should be outlawed by the Geneva convention. I did a lot of walking, so your mileage may very depending on where they place you.

You'll want to wait until they tell you the dress code though, since they are pretty specific (at least mine was) about what kind of shoe to wear. Which is fair; ain't no one going to be happy if little Timmy loses a toe because he wore flip flops when working in automotive.

Thirdly, and this is assuming they use the same technology as mine (I think it's a nation wide standard for them) learn the computer system and use it to keep an eye on your scheduling. They changed my schedule a few weeks in without any of my bosses giving me a heads up. It was changed in the system though, and had I known to trust it, I wouldn't have come in and worked on a wrong day. XD Not to mention I was nearly reprimanded a few weeks later for it; fortunately, one of my overseers talked to me about it and changed the system when he heard the tale.

You'll also need to know the ins and outs when they require you to do the little computer training sessions thingums.

Oh! And if you do use a telzon and printer (or similar gadget) in your job, make sure you pay attention to what number unit you are using; some work better than others, and some don't work at all. If you figure out which one's work, you can aim to grab for them when it comes to signing them out. It wasn't a huge deal to get a broken one exchanged for a working one, but it means you have to go find a manager and bug them (they kept ours in a locked room. The telzons, not the managers) about it.

Finally, have a care when you pick up anything fluid or messy; sometimes people shove it in/on a cart because its broken or open or something, and they don't know where the loss bins are. -_- Goodbye, favorite T-shirt, hello perpetual smell of polyurethane for 6 hours. Thanks Larry. <3

So...good luck and God bless. ^_^ Your experience might be different than mine, because I worked at one of the lower ranked Wal-Marts in my area. XD But I hope some of that is helpful, and not just obvious. Wal-Mart is pretty people focused; a lot of the people I knew in management had worked their way up from scrub, and a lot of my fellow nightside gremlins climbed the upgrade ladder in their time there. Except for Larry, who was a real person, who really did that, and thankfully quit after two days.
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby micah211 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:01 am

Yeah things are much different on Normal mode. I couldn't even play Survival.
As for the Atlas path, I think it's the only path with an actual story and it's really cool!

(PS2 Perks are upgraded jumpjets (or invis, etc.) longer sprints, negated fall damage, and more.)

I just found out that my ChicFilA exclusively might get mac-n-cheese... So excited.
Have you ever worked in fast food?
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Postby RedPlums » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:34 am

Monster cookies?
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Postby Deepfreeze32 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:11 pm

Hows abouts this one?


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Postby Chozon1 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:33 pm

Yeah things are much different on Normal mode. I couldn't even play Survival.
As for the Atlas path, I think it's the only path with an actual story and it's really cool!

(PS2 Perks are upgraded jumpjets (or invis, etc.) longer sprints, negated fall damage, and more.)

I just found out that my ChicFilA exclusively might get mac-n-cheese... So excited.
Have you ever worked in fast food?
I'm exploring freely at the moment. I went a different path on normal. But I'm also enjoying the game a hair more, since so much of it is exploration, and exploration is a pain on Survival. XD Finding all kinds of fun and crazy stuff (and a sweet world I renamed Eden, since it's stupid beautiful, and aside from a couple of angry crabs, all the life is harmless).

Thanks heavens, I have not. I don't think I could work in a kitchen. I'm a fair cook, but the idea of trying to cook that much food that quickly kinda makes me want to cry.

...now I want mac and cheese.
Monster cookies?
I'm not sure what that is. If it is a giant rampaging cookie...well, that seems easy enough to solve. Especially if you have access to a bunch of children or teenagers.

Or give me twenty minutes. I'm really hungry now. -_-
Hows abouts this one?
That one I actually enjoyed.
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:36 pm

If you were to learn an instrument besides the guitar, what would you learn and why?

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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Chozon1 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:44 pm

Cello, I think. I've got a passing interest in woodwinds, but the wheezy sound that occurs when playing a note incorrectly drives me loopy, so learning to play a flute or ocarina would be incredibly difficult.

Piano would be nice too. Then I could play all types of ridiculous electronic music on a synth.

But I love the timbre of a cello, and the deep soul-thumping notes that can punch through you. <3
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Postby Deepfreeze32 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:59 pm

I'm personally leaning towards the Violin, but I also know many people who play Cello, so...

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Postby RedPlums » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:24 pm

Betty White?
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Postby Emwok » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:20 pm

Cold Winter Sun sounds pretty good. Here it is if you want to give it a listen:

Origami?
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To which--the last one--I always feel like falling to my knees and shouting "NEVER AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN!" to the heavens whenever it comes up. O_o

But I like the craft. XD I haven't done it in awhile.

Also, I quite liked that. They've changed their sound enough to differentiate, but not so much that I want to cry. XD
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:51 am

I'm personally leaning towards the Violin, but I also know many people who play Cello, so...

Finding time to write is hard?
Blessedly, I have plenty of time to write at the moment...but I have trouble finding time to write where I want to, or when I feel like it. I know sometimes you just have to get over it and write, and I do...but the end product is rarely as good, and I don't seem to get as much done. Sometimes, I even have to just delete it, or save it in another file and pull the good bits later. So in the end, save perhaps as an exercise in discipline, I'm not sure it's really worth it?
Betty White?
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I love origami. I picked it up again recently after a break of a few years. Thankfully, I haven't forgotten much and am working on some of the more complex models again. I've found that it is very relaxing, so maybe I won't be as stressed this semester? Don't know if that's how it works... *shrugs*

Ever have those days where you spill everything, but then you're just fine every other day?
That's cool. ^_^ Origami never relaxed me, but it was a way to keep my hands busy. Stop the fidgits. Then I had to fold 800 or so flowers in four designs, and never picked it up afterwards. XD

Wednesdays. No matter where you go, it's always Wednesday. -_- I will admit that days like that frustrate me. I can't always laugh it off like I would like when my hands basically stop functioning correctly, and it seems like no matter where I turn, some part of my body is knocking something over.

I have yelled at my own elbow before. >_> That's when you need to take a breath, I 'spose. XD
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby micah211 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:54 am

You don't have to work in the kitchen in fast food. They usually have two teams, the front and back.

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