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Reply mitchellbravo, July 25th, 2014, 6:02 pm

It's tedious, but you just gotta come up with a system and get into the rhythm of it.

Hi folks, sorry for the long absence, at least I didn't leave off in the middle of a scene. :P


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply The_Hankerchief, July 26th, 2014, 11:12 pm

Looks a lot like my seafood processing gig at the cannery (cleaning salmon on an assembly-line setup). Not terribly hard work, but very tedious. Plus, you work muscles in your hands you never knew you had! (Vitamin B12 will handle all those aches in your hands, Aggie)

Reply mitchellbravo, July 27th, 2014, 8:51 am

@The_Hankerchief: Exactly! It's challenging but in a way that jobs most people seem to talk about aren't.

Reply Oly-RRR, August 1st, 2014, 1:51 pm

Yay employment! Nay tedious jobs! But yeah, there's a surprising amount of jobs that someone gets done daily and people just don't think about it...

Reply mitchellbravo, August 1st, 2014, 9:19 pm

@Oly-RRR: I never really thought too much about it until I was subbing this year and when I didn't have a class for a period I'd stop by the library or the office to see if anybody needed help with anything. I never realized that all those times we got letters home from the school that had a sticker with our address on the envelope, there had been someone whose job it was to PUT THOSE STICKERS ON ALL THOSE HUDNREDS OF ENVELOPES. I did that a time or two, and also slapped identification stickers on the standardized test booklets and stuff like that. My favorite job was sharpening pencils because I could do it by sound and feel, so I could read a book while I was doing it :P

Reply Oly-RRR, August 1st, 2014, 11:12 pm

@mitchellbravo: Sometimes when I have to draw particular trash for work I think I could do with a job like that, same task over and over while thinking of stories in my head. But then there are some kids in Cop Story who feel just DOOMED at the idea that this is probably the only kind of job they'll ever get and I understand that feeling too. But well, a job is a job, you get paid to do it for a reason, what I find really fishy is those therapies where people make baskets or hats or matchboxes or whatever, I mean it's fine when it's optional but sometimes it doesn't seem to be so.

Reply mitchellbravo, August 2nd, 2014, 12:33 am

@Oly-RRR: Yeah, having the option really makes a huge difference. Like at the shitty job I used to have, I RELISHED being able to hide in the front room and rubber-band envelope packets together and shit like that because it was a welcome reprise from the bulk of the work. At the subbing job I don't mind at all doing it because I feel good that I'm taking the task off someone else's hands and allowing them to get something more specialized done instead (at least I like to think that's what's happening :P). If I had to do it day in and day out for tremendously long workdays I'm sure I'd feel differently.

Reply Bluezilla, October 11th, 2014, 5:26 pm

ooh! I really like how you changed her outfit subtly, while doing the same task, to show that the days are going by. At first i thought it was just the dress--like two days--but then the handkerchief was different too...

nice device :}

Reply mitchellbravo, October 11th, 2014, 6:13 pm

@Bluezilla: Thanks!!! I figured she would really only have two sets of work clothes and a larger selection of handkerchiefs since they'd be cheaper, and it made "showing the passage of time" much easier :P

Reply Bluezilla, October 11th, 2014, 6:40 pm

@mitchellbravo: it was a good figure to figure :3

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, December 30th, 2014, 2:14 pm

Repetitive sweatshop work?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHP4JtsBnUQ

Reply mitchellbravo, December 30th, 2014, 3:19 pm

@Squirreltastic-Blue: LOL. Not sure what I was expecting but it wasn't Jontron.


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