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  1. I was just curious how open other bronies are about their brony-ness. Do you walk around proudly displaying it or is it on a strictly need-to-know basis? Personally I'm completely open about it. I'm wearing a Princess Luna shirt from WeLoveFine right now (it was a gift from my little sister. She's so sweet. ). I don't randomly bring it up or try to shove the show down other people's throats or anything, but I'm not afraid to say I like it if it comes up or someone asks. How about you all?
  2. I haven't been injured to the point where I had I had to go home and take a few days off, but I have had minor injuries at work before, specifically nose bleeds and scrapes.
  3. What I mean by that is this. My Dad was talking about an interview call for a position, and one of the things the interviewer commented on was how he talked. He was told that the words he used were 'too big', that talking so intellectually made him seem intimidating, that he wad trying to create an air of superiority by sounding sophisticated. Like speaking somewhere between a professor and an attorney. This came to the point that most work places try to use language equal to an 8th grade education. I heard it's even lower, up to 6th grade. Apparently from what I was told, newspapers are made to be readable at a 6th grade level. My dad was basically told that he sounded too smart, using either too many words or too big of words. That talking in monosyllabic Twitter posts is more approved of. Is language and vocabulary, not just in the work place, but in school, in discussion, in public forums being too dumbed down? Are most people really at the level of needing to read and speak on an 6th grade level? Is being verbose and articulate in speech something to be looked down upon?
  4. For those of you who have a job, what do you like most about it? I don't have a job anymore, but I was most recently a zombie actor at a corn maze. My favorite part of that was just hanging out with the other zombies. We often had breaks between rounds, and used that time to chat, joke, listen to music, and eat junk food we snuck in. Some guys brought along a little bit of weed to share on the last day, too. (Not me, though. I'm an angel ) Before that, I was a bagger at a grocery store. Similarly, my favorite part was hanging out with my co-workers after all my tasks were complete. I lived in a small town at that time, so I worked with other kids from my high school. We'd just hang out by the front and talk, waiting for customers to come in, then pretend to look professional.
  5. Well first off i did 3 searches and didnt find it so I'm sorry if posted Most of us have a form of employment, just wondering were do you work, what shift do you work (optional) how much you make, you know stuff lile that about your job As for me I'm an overnight baker and maintainance man for a Canadian coffee chain. The job sucks but it pays the bills
  6. The longest amount of days I've worked without taking a day off was 13 days straight.
  7. After recently earning my bachelor's, I found my way into a nice entry-level position in a firm that i like, and am going to start working quid pro quo, none of the low-wage student position i had to do till now. Real work. As much as i'm happy with my accomplishments, i really did enjoy a good laugh or a nice group of colleagues to chat with as i work. I guess i'm a little nervous moving away to work with a team, which i know no one of. How about you? How do you feel being the new guy / girl?
  8. Part of my job entails going around the Crystal Empire (AKA the Arctic or the Discordia as I like to call it, because things can turn to chaos in a heartbeat) installing and maintaining equipment that provides internet service. It's tough work but I think it's worthwhile, being able to provide those ponies (read: Nunavummiut and whatever Newfies have moved up there) with access to the rest of the world. Anyway, the only reason I bring this up is because I was just out on a work trip. I've been in the office for exactly one day and tomorrow (today, now) I'm going back out again. I'm a bit frustrated because I have various pony projects I'm working on and sadly won't be able to touch them while I'm away. I write a comic (which you can find on da if you put my username in the right place in the URL) and a fanfic (which isn't published anywhere yet) and various other things that either entail editing/lip syncing show footage or creating my own with SFM or Blender (i have a youtube channel. Again, you'll have to find it by being clever -- i'm not really interested in promoting my work. Not yet, anyway.) Pretty much the only things I can work on while travelling is the fic and maybe the comic if I have lots of time, which I usually don't. SFM is out of the question due to lacking sufficient hardware and video editing is too time-consuming. Anyone else travel 'too much'? Does your work get in the way of your ponies in some other fashion? Any Bronies in Kugluktuk? Or Cambridge Bay? Or anywhere in Nunavut? 'Cause it'd be great to meet you! ᓴᐃᒻᒪᓯᒪᐅᑎᔪᑦ
  9. Hey, do any of you guys have jobs? If so where do you work? Are you old enough? Or are you still teenagers? If you have a job where do you work? Are you allowed to where -pony- MLP shirts to your office or do they have strict dress codes? Do they allow you to use MLP screensavers? Are you ever teased by other workers or customers for liking MLP?
  10. So, I'm gonna be starting my first job soon as a cashier at a grocery store called Meijer (most of you prob haven't heard of it, it's not in every state just in a few) and I've been wondering...... What was your first job, what did it pay (if you don't mind me asking, feel free not to answer), did you love it, like it, hate it? Was it fun? Was it a good company? Did it suck? How long were you there? Are you still there (some people have the same job for years)? What was your start and end positions? Like I said, I'll be a cashier, not sure how it'll be but I'm thinking it'll be enjoyable (it'll help that I'm an extrovert!) I'm pretty excited about it, the company seems great, I love the store, the employees who I've spoken to have talked highly about it, pay raise is good and it's actually more of a higher end grocery store. (I'm guessing you ponies are picturing it to be a small town, family owned grocery store which it's def not). Also, I start a little higher than minimum wage which is great!
  11. Pretty straightforward. What’s the minimum working wage in the state you live in? Here in Florida it’s 8$ an hour.
  12. Cause I'm 4 days in and I've already completed 40. Tomorrow looks to be 10 hours. Saturday is scheduled to be another 8. How about you?
  13. As the title says, have you ever had a moment where you realized that you're really not cut out for the job you do? I have, today. I'm a programmer. I went to college, got my Bachelor's degree, have a job, etc. Tomorrow, a new programmer is going to apply at our company. To test his skills, two of the senior devs created a test for him to do, in which he has to come up with an algorithm which sorts and merges objects along specified guidelines. I was the guinea pig for the test, and I failed miserably. After three hours, I still had nothing but errors and failing tests. A friend of mine, who hasn't programmed in two years, was able to get something more or less working in half the time, so it wasn't like the assignment was too difficult. I just completely lack the ability to come up with an algorithm. At that moment, I realized that all of my programming skills are derivative rather than innovative. I just look at what's there and expand upon it or alter it, as needed, but I've never once, either at work or in college, come up with my own algorithm for anything. While I already knew I didn't want to program for my entire working life, that realization still sucked. So, have any of you ever had a similar experience? A moment where you just thought, "Well, I guess this really isn't my thing." ?
  14. So here’s where we all share the awkwardness of work with a laugh. (Obviously don’t share sensitive information about the company/ whateveritis you work for. But you should already know that.) anyways here it goes. I work at DollarTree as a part-time cashier. My job consists of checking people out, stocking when I have free time, blowing up our helium balloons when needed, and generally keeping the store looking decent. I cant tell you how many times I’ve completely embarrassed myself. I think I’ve knocked myself in the head with the damn baskets at least 10 times during the summer. I literally knocked myself in the head today with one. I was like oh my lord seriously lmao. not only that but the awkward flirting of customers with me and THE DREADED AGE CONVERSATION. I can’t tell you how many times someone has commented on my appearance. They’ll be like “so when do you graduate high school?” And I’ll be like “uh. I’m a year from graduating college ma’am/sir” and they’ll just look at me and laugh. I’m like HAHAHAHAHA yes very funny. anyways, that’s literally the highlights of my working life, aside from the obvious rude customers. I’d love to hear any work stories y’all have. just be sure you comply with the policy that your place of business has when it comes to the things you share!
  15. So today at work, before we all left, one of our older co-workers, our departments fork lift driver, had something to say to us at the end of our Toolbox Talk (AKA Here's some new saftey guide lines to listen to and paperwork to sign). On a serious note, he said that he'd worked with a lot and he meant a lot of crews on our factory floor. And he could honestly say, that we were among the finest he worked with. and I'm like "Holy shiznit. We really made that much of a difference?" He said that he were among the best and that he was proud of all of us. (Except for Paul. Or as he was described: "This part-timing pile of s--t sitting over here!"). Every day after I left work, I always thought I put in a good day and did a lot, doing my damnedest to get the company caught up so I could experience what a normal 40 hour work week was like one day. It pays well. I don't hate or dread what I do. And the company treats us well. Each day, I'm sort of content with what I'm doing and what I got done. And I look back and think, while I would've ended up working for the same company doing the same job in the end; the path, the experience, my outlook, perhaps even my reputation, could've been very different. Lets' rewind a bit. It started about 5 months ago, with my dead end grocery job. I didn't like it since the day I was let go from my job at a historical society. And I grew to hate it even worse as the years went by. I'm not a people person. I prefer doing my own thing. And that thing is not dressing like a corporate intern (we later switched to ugly polo shirts) bagging groceries at the whim of rural towns folk. What did I get for my troubles? An employee discount, a weekly changing schedule, and minimum wage. I was probably gonna quit one day for one reason or another. And I found my excuse when my hours began to decline. My pay was piss poor already, but now my disposable income was forecast to dwindle even further. So I had more than enough motive to leave, but not anywhere to go once I did. Luckily, opportunity was on the horizon, and all I had to do was look half a mile from my house to the town assembly plant. And what luck, they were hiring. And offering better pay. W/ a full time position. Not easy to find those in this economy. So I would have to drive about 45 minutes, weaving and winding through forests, fields and all sorts of hills out in the countryside, to a middle of nowhere town that looked like the type of thing you'd see in a natural disaster movie before it was wiped out by a tornado. Into the headquarters of the staffing agency who would be handling my application. And by headquarters, I mean something that looked like a rustic mom and pop store front. It was even right next to a TV repair shop. But I'm getting distracted. I did my Q&A tests to see if I was competent and knew the common sense of workplace saftey. I was briefly interviewed. I was told the department I was to be assigned. Then I was asked about which shift I wanted. The 1st shift, which was from 7am-3pm. Or the 2nd, from 3pm-11am. I had had my eyes on 2nd, but the hours weren't quite what I expected for either shift. I anticipated that like most jobs I'd start in the late morning or around noon. Then I'd get off between 5-8pm and have the evening to myself. But at that rate, I'd work the evening and sleep away the day, leaving my free time in the dead of night. First shift wasn't quite what I wanted either. The closer to an afternoon position I could get, the better. So, very quickly taking into consideration the things I liked to do, and whatever time I could spend with my family, as well as my reservations for the hours of second shift, I made a snap decision, and asked if I could apply for 1st. Luckily for me, there were openings. Cause if there weren't, my experience could've turned out differently. In the weeks and months after I started, I noticed that I was in the company of a rather experienced bunch. Some who had been with the company at least 6 months before me, and some who had been working together for years. Guys who either had been working this job for a while, or had been working a long time in general. Dudes with discipline and professionalism. Pretty much the closest thing I had to training & coaching, as I was pretty much thrown into the thick of things on day one. But everyday, we would receive a red painted rolling rack, labeled 'non-conforming parts', which were parts that had defects, got scratched or bent in transit, didn't have enough paint or just packaged and shipped wrong. Parts that needed to be re-done. And more often than not, these came from the 2nd shift. And oh boy, did they ever come from 2nd shift. In the stacking, arranging, piling, organization & movement of parts, there's a bit of common sense. Don't put parts atop each other unless there's something to buffer them in between. Stack smaller parts atop of bigger or wider ones. Don't put steel parts atop of aluminium ones. Don't let edges or corners come into contact with surfaces. Keep loads balanced. And if parts can interlock, do so, so that they're packed tighter together in transit. Don't hang too many parts up to be done. Just a little common sense. 2nd shift doesn't have this. Pictures would be taken of loads stacked too high. Parts on rolling racks would be inserted facing the wrong ways, sometimes with their edges digging into other parts. So many parts would be hung that you couldn't even get to the work bench. Just a solid winding wall of parts to be sanitized, primed and painted. Which the guys next door absolutely hate. We'd even get orders sent back to us from other plants because the parts were so stupidly packaged that they inevitably got damaged in transit (why the guys in packaging and shipping didn't say anything is beyond me). So many parts to be fixed. So much more to be added to our already stuffed work loads. And this was the legacy of excellence I could've been a part of. Instead of working with a team of veterans to show me the ropes, I'd probably be tagging with a bunch of high schoolers. Heck, their shift manager is probably a high schooler, with how he doesn't exactly check for quality, or attempt to set the crew straight, as this keeps happening over and over. I heard that 2nd shift has less work to do. So why do they suck at it still!? Maybe they do 'work' 'harder'. According to said shift manager, talking to my shift manager, he said that some nights, his guys work harder than us. Heck, even my shift manager admitted he had to bite his tongue on the nerve of that remark. And maybe that's what they lack. Veteran workers to show them how things are done and what quality is. My plant is short staffed. The older work force has moved on. Best you can hope for is that they learn from their mistakes someday (soon). But there's being incompetent in your job. And than there's being total scumbags. These last few days, the plant had been prepping for the holidays. Each department would have it's own little 'office' party of sorts. And each department would bring their own food. But the company was also gonna provide everyone with a roast beef sandwich dinner. And they had 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts all prepared for. But you know what they didn't prepare for? 2nd shift. Eating all of the ham and roast beef that was reserved for the 3rd shift crews on the next night. When the managers of 3rd shift leave a message on a paper plate 'thanking' 2nd shift for eating all of their holiday meal to be, and when Human Resources puts up signs on the rest of the food telling 2nd shift not to eat any of those either, you know you done bucked up. Wow. Just. Wow. I wanna buy 3rd shift a pizza for their troubles now. Actually screw that, I wanna hold all of 2nd shift at gun point and make them order fresh meals for all those on the graveyard shift. That. That would've been the glorious grand legacy I would've been a part of. Instead of learning on the way, I'd keep making the same mistakes, probably getting frustrated and loosing my confidence (even more than usual). Instead of thinking I did a good days work, I'd get told that a bunch of our parts now have to be fixed. Instead of being praised, we'd be called lazy behind our backs. And now I would've had to go home with the guilt that I put a damper on the next shifts holiday festivities. And it was all thanks to that one off the cuff decision to switch my hours, that I ended up in the right place at the right time with the right people. I don't know where I'd be or how'd I'd be feeling right now if I didn't make that gamble. And for now, my future is pretty steady. I don't know if I want to do this forever. But where I am in life, my current situation, this is workign out pretty well. For once, I don't really have to wonder 'what if' on this one. For those that care, thanks for reading! Happy heartwarming everypony! And may second shift get coal in their stockings.
  16. Wanna know what happens, when you don't give wrestlers a script? Magic happens: This is one of the best promos i have seen on WWE Television, in awhile. The Miz and Daniel Bryan make one hell of a great promo, by bringing in a little pinch of reality into it, turning it into a very serious matter and making the fans actually care for the wrestlers that are in. I will admit, i was never a big fan of miz, but here he really shows what it means, to be a phenomenal heel. Alot of people know, that the retirement hit Daniel Bryan very very hard and Miz calling him out on it, makes him look like such an a-hole, that you can't help, but love to hate him and this is what makes a great heel. This what is missing alot, in mainstream wrestling, bad guys that you love to hate and i for one applaud the miz, for giving me back this feeling. Chapeau.
  17. Out of the main 6, we know that: Pinkie pie helps the cake family as a baker Rainbow Dash is a weather pony and has aspirations of joining the wonderbolts AJ works on the farm and sells apple related things Rarity has her boutiques and Twilight used to be a librarian, but now probably gets royal funds as a princess The only thing I could think for Fluttershy is that she takes cares of others animals, but most of the ones we've seen are either her own or wild animals, and I feel like if she were to take care of somepony else's pets, she'd do it for free. I mean, it's not like she runs an animal shelter or anything. But she does pay for things, so she must get money from somewhere, right? She helped out in the tornado in hurricane Fluttershy, but that wasn't a job or a thing she'd usually do, the only other thing I could think of is in art of the dress when she shows her knowledge of stitching, maybe she works as a seamstress? Or did she get a ton of money from modelling that she's able to live off of for life? Am I missing something really obvious, I feel like I am. What do you guys think?
  18. Alright, imagine you're a pony and you live in whatever place of Equestria you like. Nice! But remember, ponies have to earn money for their food too. Some work as employees and others own their businesses. So, what kind of job or business would you have in Equestria if you were a pony? A mailpony, a baker, a waiter, a tour guide, a musician, a secretary, having a milkshake or snack store... the possibilities are endless
  19. So I decided to make a blog entry to update all my friends and just everyone in general as to where I've been and what I've been doing. To those interested I've been extremely busy preparing to go to my Aunt's home to take care of here animals for a week while they're gone to Alaska. I have most of my food and other supplies ready (taking my computer as well). I've also been working 30+ hours a week in order to build up the funds necessary to pay off my loans and make my general payments. I've been feeling sick and tired almost every single day for the past few months and I've been taking medication to remedy that somewhat. I need to make a doctors appointment to figure out what exactly this is but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I've also been very busy with the new Terraria 1.3 update (trying to collect everything in the game). I haven't seen my father in almost a year so I'm getting ready to visit him as well. And finally I've been preparing my supplies for my fourth year at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and I also need to contact my roommates to go over the logistics of what we'll all be bringing. Oh yeah, I almost forgot that my driver's test is next week as well. Stress should've been expected I suppose. So yeah. With the combination of work, chores, packing, trying to contact people and never hearing back from them, and playing games that I've wanted to get back into for a very long time I just don't have as much time for the forums right now. Once all of this crap is dealt with and I'm back in my apartment then I'll definitely be more active here. Oh yeah, and I just got a parking ticket by mistake due to the UWGB campus public safety being terrible at their jobs. I haven't been on campus since the middle of May and the ticket is dated for the 20th of THIS month. And...that's it. Sorry for my absence and I hope you all have a fantastic day! I'll see you all later.
  20. I'm just wondering if there are any construction workers on here just for the heck of it. As for me, I am currently working with my dad in the Drywall Finishing and Plaster Trade (basically, a Drywaller). My dad needs my help this summer and I still get good pay from it (only on the days he needs me though). I've had 7+ months of Drywall working experience so far. Now I'd like to know which trades do the rest of you work for? I'll have a poll up, but I'd also like to see your posts explaining what and why you are working in that particular trade. Post away!
  21. Since it's nearing the end of May soon I was wondering what you all would be doing over the Summer time? I'll be mainly working and saving money for college classes I'll be taking again in August. I will also be going to Bronycon in August as well which will be the first time I will get to go. So what plans do you all have over this Summer?
  22. Since summer vacation is coming up, what would you do to get summer vacation again? This is intended for adults and kids in year round schools. I'm still in school and for me, summer vacation is only two weeks away.
  23. Just want to gather some thoughts on something I've thought about off and on over the last few months. So, I have an office job now. And it took me awhile, but I realized it was kind of familiar to me already despite only working retail beforehand because its very similar to a daily and weekly structure I'd more or less been programmed to be used to: school. Wake up, pack a lunch or ensure I have some money on-hand for the food truck, go to my desk, write, type and do some math, break for lunch, more math, more spreadsheets, etc and then I get to go home. A few important differences though that have just about broken my sanity after one year of this. No one cares about you or how you progress. No teachers are going to take an interest in how you're performing (even though they were paid to do so, some put a good face on it). No one is going to add any variety to things either. No incentive to do so, also, its a business. The same tasks are going to be expected. Every day. Forever. As long as you're willing to do it, you'll get money. If you can't handle it anymore, bye, we'll find someone else. Nothing changes after a year either. Each new school year there was some of the unexpected to look forward to. New teacher, new room, new classmates perhaps. Work has a stagnancy to it in comparison. That guy you can't stand over in the corner? Yeah, he's been here for ten years, get used to him. Don't like your boss? Well, that's a shame because he's been here for TWENTY years, best just get used to him too. Getting bored? Quit your whining. Don't like the jokes people tell when the boss isn't around? Well...that one I honestly don't know what to do with. I'm not one to look for conflict and I have a tendency to bottle things up so I foresee me eventually blowing up at someone or quitting and looking for a new job. I mentioned it to management but we're all adults now, don't rock the boat if you don't have to. Part of me feels embarrassed I'm still one to get offended by off-color humor but I think that stems from my association between work and school. Time and place for everything. Work is not the place for tomfoolery. But there are no disciplinary measures in place for such talk so it gets dispiriting. So, what to do? School is 12 years. Post-secondary was six for me and while structured differently, it still had feedback. Still had the semblance of people taking an interest in your destiny. Imparting knowledge to you, trying to keep you interested and invested in something. Now I'm facing 40 years of expected "work" and I'm feeling despair encroaching on every moment I spend here. School gives you weird expectations about what life has to offer. Enjoy it while you can kids, but know finishing it isn't the end and after its over things get less organized and, in my experience, less friendly. Thanks for reading for those who did. Um, coping mechanisms? Job recommendations? I don't know what I hope people want to share, but any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.
  24. What's your dream? And when do you think you will make it? My dream is to be a Youtuber and make my story (I wrote a story, is not about mlp) and to make it famous! It suppose to be an animation but I'm the only animator and it takes a looot of work and once I tryed to make the animation but it look horrible so I decided to start do it as a comic and see how it goes.
  25. (Did a quick search, didn't find a thread like this, if so, sowwy) Fun story happened to me today at work.... (I work at a sports bar/restaurant) So here I am just cleaning up a table with a bunch of plates and cups in my arms, and this lady asks me "Excuse me, can you get our waitress?" and I say "Sure, can you remember her name?" (They say "Hi my name is ____ I'll be taking care of you" and repeat it again at the end of greeting) and then she gives me this death look like I insulted her and her family and she said "*Huff* Uhh excuse me....? No, why the hell would I (heavily emphasized) need to know something like that, thats your job, now go find her, *whispered* I swear kids dont know any respect these days" I told her "My apologies, I'll go find her..." Turns out she asks everyone that walks past her table including my manager within like 30 seconds where I had to put all these dishes away. She complained to my manager about being rude and lazy too (which he knew she was over exaggerating) So do you have any odd/funny work related stories? I have a ton I could post, and I'll post a few here and there when I remember them/am not awake at 1:15AM.