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The First Day of the Job
Hey Reader,

Well, I have survived the first day of my job. I have to say it is quite possibly the EASIEST job EVER. The description that was given to me for the job made it sound a bit complicated. What it should have really said  is this: Putting packets together for nine hours straight save a couple ten minute breaks and a half an hour to hour lunch. Seriously. All they had to say when I asked what I would be doing is that. I would have gotten it.

It's incredibly BORING. Sooooooooooo boring. The good news is, the more boring the job is, the more my mind wanders and the more my mind wanders, the more story ideas flutter about in my mind. I just can't believe I'm getting paid $8 an hour to do this. It's ridiculous, but I'm not going to complain. It could NOT be any easier. Boring, dull, mind numbing, yes, but easy and when I get home, my time is MY time. I don't have to read some stupid book I hate, I don't have to write a paper, I can work on my story and read other stories.

What's really stupid is I was told I had to dress up for this job and when I got there everyone else was in t-shirts and jeans and tennies. I am thrilled. I get to wear a Stones shirt and some comfy jeans and my good tennies. I HATE dress shoes. They make my back hurt and they're terribly uncomfortable, and I think people in hell are forced to wear them. Same goes for panty hose. All I gotta say is I'm happy I won't have to be all fancy while I do the most boring job in the world.

The only thing that sucks about it? The endless paper cuts. Other than that, it's not all that bad. I just hope I don't die of boredom. . .guess who's going to bring a little notebook for the break periods to jot ideas down?

Until next time,

Far Away Eyes

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My biggest mistake is letting my hands dry out, and that's when I get paper cuts. Nothing at looking at something you just printed and realized your bleeding all over it. Using a lot of hand lotion has really cut down the number I get.

Most of the time my paper cuts bleed like crazy, but today my skin seemed so dry that the blood just couldn't really flow, which is good. Hey, I forgot to mention, at least I think I did, I get free icecream, too!

Hey, you can't beat that - you're getting paid AND you get FREE ICECREAM! Woo Hoo!

Just don't be too surprised when you get that first paycheck - the government gets and awful lot of it...(make up for it in ice cream ;o)

I already know, because when I was at my college job, I barely made 100 bucks every two weeks and they always took at least 15 of it.

And yes, I get free ice cream, because I work at Schwan's, the ice cream company. Yeah. . .I just hope I don't get fat.

The funniest thing is, the person I was working with, she couldn't lift the really big boxes of packets we had made. I lifted it no problem and she was like "woah." I knew all those years of slinging garbage would come in handy.

Just be careful and don't hurt your back. It'll wear on you if you do it by yourself all of the time. Is it something that two of you can do together?

Is Schwann's the one that advertises the 'slow-churned' ice cream that is lower in calories/fat? If they are, you'll have to give it a try and tell us how it is.

Down here we have Blue Bell. It's made here in Texas and pretty hard to beat when others are compared. (I remember when their Dutch Chocolate won "Best Chocolate ice Cream" from Consumer Reports. I lived in Mississippi at the time and wondered, 'Blue Bell - what the hell is that?' Now, I know - too well.)

No, Schwans's doesn't advertise for that. Most people know them best for the frozen foods they market, like Freschetta and Red Baron pizza. I grew up on Schwan's ice cream in freebies throughout school at picnics and the like. It's good stuff. Very good stuff. Expensive as all mighty hell, though. I saw it in the store yesterday. They want $6.75 for a half-pint.

I have to admit, I like both of those pizza brands. And WOW, that much?! Even Ben and Jerry's isn't that much. I don't even think the Dove ice cream is that much.

At least Blue Bell is very reasonable, it's under two bucks for a half pint. And I love their advertising campaign: "We eat all we can and sell the rest." It sounds like Schwanns might be doing the same. :O)

I think they might. It's kind of weird for me, because they OWN my little humble town. Just about anything and everything that is built(including the new events center that will be built at the college) bears Schwan's name it seems. The Schwan's Ice Facility, the Schwan's Event Center. . .it's their town. We just live in it.

And yeah they do want that much, but then again, Schwan's does do home delivery of the stuff on top of grocery sales.

Oh yeah! We used to have one that came around the neigborhood I lived in. I used to by the pack of individual pizzas and I forget what else. I only have the freezer over my fridge so I can't get too much of anything at one time. I occassionally pass by their truck on my way home now, though I don't guess they come to anyone here in my apartments - but probably down to the nice new subdivision down the street, or the one right across from the golf course.

It sounds like you got in with the right company. Hopefully, this will lead to something else.

I see Schwan's trucks almost every day, lmao. It's wild. My family and I have never bought any, mainly cause it's too spendy, but we do know about it and we do know what it tastes like. And yeah, I hope it leads to something else.

It sounds like if they own the town, then that's the place to be. At least you're in the door.

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