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I know why unemployment is so high.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DaneA, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. What is the remuneration?
  2. Gonzoso


    Jan 29, 2008
    NE PA
    Geeze just buy the extra cookie for god's sake!

  3. Gunhaver

    Gunhaver the wrong hands

    Jan 24, 2012
    Maybe she was just very religious and you made her nervous?
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  4. jfost11


    Aug 18, 2012
    In the woods, VA
    I'd put money on you being right. A few years back, my sister-in-law was out of work after having her son. Her husband was doing a year in the regional jail at the time. Between my wife and my mother-in-law, all the leg work of finding out where to go and what to do to draw unemployment was done for her. All she had to do was sign a paper and fill out a certain number of applications a month(I forget how many but it was low), and she would be paid almost as much as she made working as a nursing home butt wiper. She was too lazy to fill out applications, so she never got a dime. The sad part is, she actually finished high school.
  5. I can count the change, read a tape measure, calculate fractions and pass the drug test. If I tried hard enough, I could even be polite to customers. But you probably cannot pay me more than I make now (and I don't make much).
  6. gilfo


    Mar 14, 2008
    I guess I am one of the dopey ones. But if you handed me $5.12 for a $4.37 bill I would ask you what the hell are you doing.
  7. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    Trying to find help is a joke. Some of the applicants we get are so bad. We've had people that attached multiple pages to the application with their job history because they can't hold a job for more than 3 weeks. Or people that can't spell.

    One section of application has an hours available section with the hours that we are open written right above it. Don't say you are available 8-4 when we are open 9:30-5:30. Simple reading skills are a necessity.

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  8. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

    Dec 16, 1999
    I was in a business yesterday. The one guy was doing weights so he asks the other guy. "Find a calculator and add 3100 and 3680" I said "6780" in normal voice. 2nd guy gets calculator, asks for numbers again, (I say "6780") 2nd guy says "he is right? How did you do that, so fast?"
    I am trying to find a worker for a friends business. I am almost tempted to do job myself. Thing is he can't pay me what doing that kind of work would cost for me. (I am not young/hungry, agile....anymore)
    BUT I could make him $$$ in short time.
  9. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Benefactor

    Feb 24, 2000
    Richmond, Virginia
    " How did you do that, so fast?""

    <Cuz I'm almost average and you're dumb>

    How? Because it was easier to learn to do simple arithmetic than to always be looking for a calculator. You know what drove me nuts working in an office; people were always looking for scissors or a box cutter instead of just carrying a pocket knife.

    We didn't have $10 calculators until after I finished grad school.

  10. I got a call from a very polite gentleman who asked if it was OK for him to work at a pistol range despite being an ex-con. I quickly advised him that he couldn't even set foot in a gun store because he would be in violation of Federal law. He said that he didn't want to work in the store, just the range and wanted to be the range officer. I explained to him the rules for both physical and constructive possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He was sad but said that he underdstood and thanked me for my time.

    The sad part is that he was extremely polite on the phone and spoke very well. I felt kind of sad for him, but I had absolutely no choice.
  11. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Witless Protection Program

    I'd rather get back $0.75 change than $0.63, and I'm tired of all these pennies accumulating.
  12. Z71bill


    Feb 19, 2007
    I would give you your change

    1 quarter
    3 dimes
    3 nickles
    5 pennies

    You said you wanted $.75 in change

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  13. Winner. :rofl:
  14. Z71bill


    Feb 19, 2007
    I would even have counted it back -


    3 pennies - $4.40
    3 nickles - $4.55
    3 dimes - $4.85
    1 quarter - $5.10
    2 pennies - $5.12

    Thanks for shopping with us!
  15. Averageman


    Oct 22, 2011
    Someone was explaining that when you add up all of the available Benefits it comes out to about making 45K a year.
    Now when you can fill out an application screw it up and still get 45K a year and get to sleep until 9am every morning, I have to ask, who is the stupid one?
  16. srhoades


    Jul 14, 2000
    Is eleven sixteenths reducible?
  17. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    Sure, to twenty-two thirty-seconds, duh!

  18. Z71bill


    Feb 19, 2007
    5 and 1/2 eighths.
  19. CAcop


    Jul 21, 2002
    I think I found your problem.

    Whenever the drive through ****s up my order my wife wonders why they can't get it right. I always reply with what do you expect for minimum wage?
  20. svtpwnz


    Nov 19, 2010
    The guys work on a commission scale of 25-40% of the total ticket price. They earn more for evening/after hours work and get added compensation for add on's. They also keep 100% of all tips they make.
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