alright i think i need to address everyone here and calm down our usual polite and friendly fora to its regular state.
also, i need to issue an apology. i did not mean to offend fast food workers in any way. in fact, i WAS the fast food monkey at one time, and yes, its a demanding job. not in the sense that i didn't know what i was doing, but in the sense that there must be some level in hell that is a fast food joint where they send the worst people, and i would not wish that job on anybody.
i have been lucky enough to move up from fast-food monkey up to tech crap clearing monkey, all the way to IT desk job monkey. im still kind of a monkey that doesn't know what he is doing, and is still weirded out by keyboards as an idea transfer interface,
Tomlidich the second wrote:
pretty sure this is everybody who holds down a job higher than fast food monkey.
Sytri wrote:Reason for me coming here: I honestly don't think I'm good at my job, I just stumble onto things and I'm quick at picking things up so it looks like I know what I'm doing. It's getting me by just not enough to help me up the career ladder. Although I'm a contractor so I don't know how much of a career ladder that is.
No one tells you of the career prospects of a mercenary desk-monkey when you're growing up.
Tomlidich the second wrote:sorry, perhaps i should have phrased that differently.
but as far as jobs go, fast food, is not a hard job, and hardly a "stumble around til you figure out the answer" job. unless the kitchen is very disorganized, and you have never in your life seen or heard of hamburger meat, bread, and mayonaisse.
i think this is close, but missing my original intent slightly.
point is, all jobs are hard. everything we do is hard. it wouldn't be a "job" unless it was hard and sucked and noone wanted to do it unless you paid them. and we all have those shitty days where the ice machine broke again and our shitface of a manager wants us to get it running for opening in three hours. (seriously, fuck my old boss)
never think less of yourself because you are struggling in a job. ever. and don't let anyone put ya down.
i think thats what i really really wanted to say, and i really just wanna make others feel better about themselves. and even though, yes, i work what could be called a cushy desk job, i still get those days where im on a roof in the middle of goddamn nowhere at 3 am wondering how im gonna fix the broken wireless antenna im staring at.
Wednesday wrote:Also, I get to interpret his insult however charitably I want because that is how language works when it is vague - he said a shitty thing that insults me, my employees, and everyone who has ever worked in fast food.
im really, really sorry wednesday, and i hope i did not cause you too much undue distress. and i do hope we can still be friends.