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No work for me, again :(

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by K2e2vin, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    So, I had a dream yesterday where my brother said, "aye, they blew up ConAgra".

    Well, this afternoon, my brother woke me up and said, "yo, ConAgra blew up"

    Flip on the TV, and yup, ConAgra blew up/collapsed. 2 people are currently missing.

    Anyone hiring? :(

    Workers injured in explosion, roof collapse at Slim Jim plant :: WRAL.com

    Also, this morning I got voicemail from Coast Personnel, my employer(I'm temp), and I had just got picked to be a permanent.
     
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    Jared759 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Damn that sucks. Seems like no one is having good luck lately.
     
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    damn, that's crazy. lucky you weren't at work today.

    just because the plant is currently shut down doesn't mean you are necessarily out of a job.... i'd wait a few days and see what happens.
     
  4. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I know, but I won't be working for a couple of weeks(or even months) which is going to kick my ass. I'm searching for under the table jobs right now.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Pizza delivery. Seriously, its good money. You might like it more than making slim jims and just stay there.
     
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    Damn, thats crazy. GL on the job search. There are jobs out there, just gotta be patient for em.
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    I knew you guys shouldn't have been wearing boots on your hands! :D
     
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    That sucks, hopefully the company works something out with you guys. Is there any work they can use you guys on?

    On a side note, is there going to be a slim jim shortage? Is Macho Man going to be pissed?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Well, I'm still a temp. I called the temp agency and they said everything is on hold; if they do use anyone it will be their own employees.

    Jack Links is kicking our ass anyways(Slim Jim is doing VERY bad on top of a lot of money being wasted; rumor I heard is they lost $80mil last year), so I doubt we'll really be missed. Macho Man hasn't endorsed Slim Jims for a while now; I won't be surprised if he's the sasquatch in the Jack Links commercials. lol.
     
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    [​IMG]

    File away under "things you never thought you'd say"
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    ROFL! Perfect!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I didn't want to say this, k2... but I'm sorry... I eat Jack Links beef jerky. I never liked slim jims. :ph34r:
     
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    First off, this man should be repped by everyone here.

    As for Macho Man not repping Slim Jim's, this is the wrong play here. Macho Man will triple annual profits if brought back into the mix.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I eat Jack Links too. My brother, who works with me, actually brought some to work for break.

    I said the same thing. That's what actually got me into Slim Jims when I was younger. And remember that motto, "Snap into a Slim Jim, OOHHHHH YYYEEAAAHHHH"
     
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    At least someone understands!!!


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    This is so perfect it's not even funny.

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    On a more serious note, that totally sucks, good luck to you. I actually like Slim Jims. :D
     
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    Shitty, hopefully they get you some work again asap.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Well, when 2 guys out of a room full of people are laughing at that joke, consensus is it's lame. :p

    They just confirmed 2 dead and 1 still missing. I hope I don't know them...but I must say, it's pretty sad it took them that long to find the bodies, I won't be surprised if they died slowly.
     
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    didn't shit blow up whenever Randy savage "snapped into a Slim Jim"?

    Pretty ironic.
     
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    I'm just really surprised something there even blew up. From what I hear it came around the oven/smokehouse area, but don't really know what could go wrong(I would expect it to come from the chemical area). The building is pretty old though, and lackluster maintenance.

    I'm pretty lucky though, if I had woke up and got that message earlier, I would have probably been crushed by that wall that fell(in the voicemail they said I had to go pick up an application from ConAgra; where the wall fell is pretty much the "front" lot right at the entrance to the main office areas).

    I honestly believe this is a nail in the coffin. The Slim Jim division has been losing money for a while and Jack Links just has a better product(and advertisement). I'm going to call whoever I can get in touch with tomorrow and see if I still have a job. If not, I'm going to try to get in contact with people I used to work with back at UPS.
     
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