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Posted: 6/20/2003 9:03:21 PM EDT
I'm thinking mine has to be pretty high on the list. It was 124 degrees today on the deck area, about 160 in the work area. I'm fucking beat! Oh, BTW I work in a steel mill
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Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:18:24 PM EDT
thats darn close to what i do. Except the Liuidus temperature of steel is about 2700 degrees and we keep the temp about 2900. my job is to "tap" the ladle for casting, it sucks and i add mold powder to the molten steel to preserve quality. Those space suits you mention, save your ass when your standing above the steel you would probably not make it without them, I wear the bastards every day. so, anybody got a job in the A/C that pays about $75k for me?
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:24:29 PM EDT
What about the guy that has to clean the booths at the porno store??? Or maybe collecting the quarters. God only know what people do in that slot.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:27:47 PM EDT
I'd think working on an assembly line and putting widgets on cogs would suck. Day after day, hour after hour. I dunno, maybe it'd be like digging ditches, where you can throw your mind outta gear and drift away...
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Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:50:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By superdav: thats darn close to what i do. Except the Liuidus temperature of steel is about 2700 degrees and we keep the temp about 2900. my job is to "tap" the ladle for casting, it sucks and i add mold powder to the molten steel to preserve quality. Those space suits you mention, save your ass when your standing above the steel you would probably not make it without them, I wear the bastards every day. so, anybody got a job in the A/C that pays about $75k for me?
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No, but you can have mine..it's half that but it's in the AC. Downside: never know when you are going to be off. People under me bitching. People above me bitching. And no matter what you do, it's wrong half the time.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:53:19 PM EDT
Toughest job I had was working for a roofing outfit that was mostly hot(tar)jobs.Lots of schools and stuff like that, that would keep us busy for a couplea months(small crew). So being the grunt,you get there in the morning and load the trucs with all the gear,couple large propane tanks,hot carts ,mops,alot of times a pallet or two of rolls(to cover the roof) Then you get to the job and haul all that shit up a ladder(mostly myself so they could get ready,dry the roof,yell at me to hurry up[:)] ect) Then I got to run the kettle(the thing that melts the tar).First you've got these kegs of hard tar(basically the size and weight of a full beer keg)that you have too chop up with an axe(just like you would wood)into pieces small enough that they will melt quickly and not plug up the pump that takes the hot tar up to the roof(Can't remember for sure,but maybe 15-20 kegs a day) This kettle has to run at exactly 500 degree(any less it plugs up,any more it flashes)so your hovering over this stinky 500 degree kettle all day stokin it. Meanwhile every few minutes the guys layin the roof are yellin for "hot" so you run up the ladder and fill 2 five gallon buckets with hot tar(pretty heavy) and run down the roof to fill the carts(you gotta do this quick because the colder it gets the harder it is to work with) So all day your going up the ladder to run hot and then back down to chop kegs and stoke the kettle. While you're doing this your wearing "hot clothes"which consist of a flannel long sleeve shirt,some shitty pants,boots and gloves that are already fucked up with tar.All that over your undies and a t-shirt. When the day is done you pack it all up,take all the shit back down the ladder,put it in the truck and go home. Man those 80-90 degree days with all that shit on and around that kettle,sometimes on a white roof........fuckin bummer. Toughest thing they had me do,was me and another kid had too haul a pick up truck load of white rocks up a ladder,a five gallon bucket full at a time.[rolleyes] Don't even get me started about picking up a couplea layers of roof tear off that the guys just threw on the ground all around the house.Scoop shovel and dumptruck anyone? I worked that job for a couplea years outta high school,and even being a strong young buck I'd just come home and sleep. It ain't all that easy swingin a tared up mop around all day either,those things are heavy. Those guys work hard man.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:53:51 PM EDT
I have no job right now and it sux bad! I do however have Drill this weekend(which reminds me, I should be in bed) so I guess I'm not that bad off. I have had my share of shitty jobs. The worst was warehouse work. Loading pallets. Boring, repetitive, and laborous, not to mention low pay.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 10:16:54 PM EDT
Im currently a 19 year old college student working at a local McDonalds part time It sucks but it funds the gun habit, and college
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 10:39:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By superdav: I'm thinking mine has to be pretty high on the list. It was 124 degrees today on the deck area, about 160 in the work area. I'm fucking beat! Oh, BTW I work in a steel mill
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That wouldn't happen to be the mill over by Blytheville/Grosnell?
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 10:43:28 PM EDT
Slaughter house, in the blood pit.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 11:55:43 PM EDT
About 15 yrs ago I worked at turkey processing plant.And worked on the butchering side,anyway a young lady who I worked with ,toke a shine to me and wanted to date.I told her no and well she wasn't happy about it. anyway the next day the foreman came to me and said that he had a new job for me.He took me to a room were the turkeys came down on a hanger after they had been killed and pucked and showed me my new job, which was as the birds came passed I was to grab said bird and sqeeze the shit out of it [literly]in to a drain on the floor [by the way the temp in the room was about 80].Well I did this for about 8 hours and had done about 400 of them.At the end of day the foreman came to me and said that I was doing a great job and that he was putting me on it peramenty...I quit .I found out later that the foreman was also the girls brother and that no one had done MY job before that day...
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 12:05:06 AM EDT
I teach special ed at a school where districts send the kids that they can't or don't want to serve. Sort of the special ed of special ed. I get hit, kicked, bit, scratched, spit on, cursed at, all on a very regular basis. My arms and hands are covered in tiny scars that luckily don't stand out too much. When I had to clean up a 300lb. 15 year old with autism who shit diarrhea all over himself I thought to myself that ten years ago, playing "Would you for a million dollars?" pretty much say no to what I'm being paid a whole lot less to do now. I love my job. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 1:53:12 AM EDT
Orderfilling at a Wal Mart distribution center. The place is 1.3 million square feet of steel and concrete purgatory. It's pretty much a physical and emotional nightmare. 10 hours a day on your feet busting your ass in freight modules that are 3 stories high and as long as a professional football field. Cold during the winter time and hot as Hell in the summer. My shins and forearms are literally covered in scars from that place. Things hurt that never have hurt before in my life, and are surely only going to get worse as I get older. Dealing with utter stupidity on a daily basis does wonders for one's disposition. Nothing says loving like throwing a few pallets worth of full case antifreeze that the vendor thought was a good idea to glue together. That job brings out the worst in me, it really does. Outside of work, I'm rather laid back ... keep to myself, and generally am not high strung at all. Once I start working, it's like a Jeckyl and Hyde transformation. I become one of the most foul-mouthed and ill tempered individuals I've ever known. I spew forth a litany of curses throughout the course of the night ... cussing out the lift drivers for loading freight into the modules on broken pallets, so you can't possibly pull the damned thing closer to the conveyer belt ... damning the inbred bastards down on the receiving docks that for some reason feel compelled to mummify the freight in plastic wrap, or use so much tape that every last box on the pallet is entwined in a web of white chaos. It gets to a point where the back of my head hurts just from being so pissed off at all the idiots all night long. I swear, one of these days I'm going to give myself a heart attack from working so hard or suffer a nervous breakdown from having to deal with so many people that are lacking in any semblance of mental capacity. Oh, and the benefits (which may as well be nonexistent) suck ass. Considering how f'in hard I work, the pay is shit as well. Job security and my girlfriend are the only 2 reasons I stay there. It's just not worth it on so many other levels [:(]
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 2:13:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ratters: I teach special ed at a school where districts send the kids that they can't or don't want to serve. Sort of the special ed of special ed. I get hit, kicked, bit, scratched, spit on, cursed at, all on a very regular basis. My arms and hands are covered in tiny scars that luckily don't stand out too much. When I had to clean up a 300lb. 15 year old with autism who shit diarrhea all over himself I thought to myself that ten years ago, playing "Would you for a million dollars?" pretty much say no to what I'm being paid a whole lot less to do now. I love my job. [:)]
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Not to hijack, but what do you think of "mainstreaming?" TS You can IM or Email if you want.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 3:02:42 AM EDT
i heard kinney shoes is buying u.s. steel they have an order for 500 pairs of black loafers
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 3:08:30 AM EDT
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Working at a convenience store in the middle of South Side Gang land,lot of people wanting to buy single wheatstraws,glass roses,copper brillow pads,as many puesdio max brands as I will sell them along with three or four bottles of HEAT! Sounds like Meth shit to me! I don't sell them single papers because the ATF says no tobacco products can be sold individually that are packaged to be sold as bulk(IE no single ciggs or cigg parafanalia) I don't care to go to jail! Some of these people are just wanabees,and some are sure enough gang bangers(tats all across their shoulders and fuck the police tat on their back)! The hookers were using this store for their main pickup base before we took the store over and renovated it from top to bottom! We run off the hookers,tell the homeboys to hang out somewhere else (I gave the homeless trolls that literally lived under the bridge free coffee this winter) then cut them off as soon as the weather permitted! I have more or less cleaned up the morning shift,my friend of five years and boss and owner had more or less made me work for him in the mornings to help get the store up and running! I fixed his heating and air,ran new gas line,installed deep fat cooker,stainless steel walls and hood and fan! Did electrical and plumbing and got him through health board inspections. I told him I am no store clerk and there is no way I could feel safe at any time working in this part of town! But as a friend I have done it for four months,he now asked me to work nights! I told him not no,but hell no! He said then if you won't reconsider then I will have to work it 24/7 myself! So as of Friday I am out of a job,twenty minutes after coming home I got on the phone and started calling people,and have enough work to keep me busy all of next week! I can make enough in two days as I could make in one week for him(which was what I was doing for him before I tried to help him out) In the worst job anybody would ever want to have! If you are not police or army ,and have to carry a .45 just to feel safe at work it's time to change jobs! Bob [:D]
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 10:35:00 AM EDT
*warning! This is a nasty one* A former job was working at a reclaim center. This is the single worst thing I saw there that I'll probably always be haunted by. Opened up a box of unsellable goods, in it was a four pack of toilet paper. One missing. A few boxes later, the missing roll turned up. With a lump, not a smear, but a fxcking lump of human waste stuck ot it, and maggots were snacking on it to boot. [:x*]
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 10:41:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TigerStripe:
Originally Posted By Ratters: I teach special ed at a school where districts send the kids that they can't or don't want to serve. Sort of the special ed of special ed. I get hit, kicked, bit, scratched, spit on, cursed at, all on a very regular basis. My arms and hands are covered in tiny scars that luckily don't stand out too much. When I had to clean up a 300lb. 15 year old with autism who shit diarrhea all over himself I thought to myself that ten years ago, playing "Would you for a million dollars?" pretty much say no to what I'm being paid a whole lot less to do now. I love my job. [:)]
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Not to hijack, but what do you think of "mainstreaming?" TS You can IM or Email if you want.
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To hijack [:)]: I'm very pro mainstreaming, or "inclusion" as it is now termed. As long as the teacher's and students are given the support and a teacher is not given a student they have no idea what to do with as is too often the case. For my students, we are on a segregated site because our students constitute a safety risk to the general ed population. We often get student's behaviors back under control so they can go back after a year or two, but often their are external forces reinforcing the aggressive behaviors making them difficult to manage in a school setting so they stay with us a pretty long time.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 11:10:08 AM EDT
I always thought a Gynecologist's job probably sucks. I mean, THINK ABOUT IT...you're up to your elbows all day in NASTY problems that they feel they need to see a doctor for. Then you go home and the wife wants to get frisky and all you can see in your mind is that nasty disease/rash/smell/discharge/etc. [puke]
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 11:49:01 AM EDT
I worked all kinds of odd jobs from highschool through medical school. The worst I'll keep to myself, but the second worst, from a sheer boredom perspective, was putting together cardboard boxed on an assembly line. I didn't get the whole production line mentality and only lasted 3 weeks. The best odd job? In medical school, setting up the ORs at night. TT [wave]
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 12:01:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tailgate: I always thought a Gynecologist's job probably sucks. I mean, THINK ABOUT IT...you're up to your elbows all day in NASTY problems that they feel they need to see a doctor for. Then you go home and the wife wants to get frisky and all you can see in your mind is that nasty disease/rash/smell/discharge/etc. [puke]
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Thanks. I was doing a real good job lately NOT thinking about that, but you just listed all the reasons I would never in my life even consider that line of work.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 12:13:20 PM EDT
Every week when I see the "honey wagon" pull up to the jobsite I think That has to be the worst job in the world. Day in day out cleaning shit out of port-a-pottys. Now that has to suck. What could you tell a chick you did for a living? I suck shit all day. I bet those guys dont get many dates.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 1:51:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ratters: To hijack [:)]: I'm very pro mainstreaming, or "inclusion" as it is now termed. As long as the teacher's and students are given the support and a teacher is not given a student they have no idea what to do with as is too often the case. For my students, we are on a segregated site because our students constitute a safety risk to the general ed population. We often get student's behaviors back under control so they can go back after a year or two, but often their are external forces reinforcing the aggressive behaviors making them difficult to manage in a school setting so they stay with us a pretty long time.
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I've only had one "inclusion or mainstreamed" student. This was 97/98, one day in the middle of the year I'm told that she's in my class, Spanish I. I intially had her seated with the entire class, but everytime I was not paying special attention to that area there was a problem. Instead of us vs. them, it was us vs. her. She was then seated beside my desk. I gave her short vocab lists with more time and very simplified grammar. All this resulted in "She's getting treated better" & "teacher's pet" outside my class. It ended up with her gaining very little from my class. Whose fault? Just about everyone, I guess. Except hers. TS
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Originally Posted By CockedandLocked: Im a Staff member on a firearms board and no one luvs me except to complain ... [:(]
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Which board is that...? [BD]
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 3:57:28 PM EDT
How about a nice tall glass of dumpster juice with a twist of lemon on the side.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 4:24:18 PM EDT
I was visiting the zoo a few summers ago and I saw a guy shoveling elephant shit in 100+ degree heat. I guess you get used to it after awhile
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 4:38:54 PM EDT
Try being the one that spends weeks away from family to make sure that others have what they want and need to survive, the materials that keep businesses in business, the food that people eat, the clothes that they wear, the materials to build their homes and cars and then have people flip you off because you couldn't move over to let them on the interstate. Or when they decide that you were obstructing them in your big old truck and decide to give you payback by racing around you and stomping on the brakes. Of course, let's not forget to mention having to go through scale houses 7 or 8 times a day and dealing with the JBT hick, nowhere bozocops that want to use trucks to generate revenue. And then there are states that come up with BS laws like split speed limits (OH, IL, IN, MI, AR for example) or lane restrictions (GA, NC for example) when 73% of all accidents involving trucks are [b]caused by cars [/b]. I love the job, but the BS we have to put up, along with having the highest job related casualty and injury rates of all jobs (per OSHA) Shippers and recievers that don't give a damn about getting you loaded or unloaded in a reasonable amount of time (but you better not be 5 minutes late or they raise hell) all combine to reduce the enjoyment of what has the potential of being the best of jobs. As to pay, freight rates have not gone up in 20 years, but the cost of equipment, maintenance, fuel, insurance and everything else has.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 5:39:01 PM EDT
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This one isn't mine, but it's a shit job nonetheless. I used to work for a health care company processing medical insurance claims. This guy Chad that worked with me used to have a job at a poultry processing plant shovelling chicken guts. He'd have to hose the area down with a pressure cleaner, and shovel up these large piles of giblets. Used to tell me about how he'd get home at the end of his shift to shower and find bits of chicken skin and other stuff stuck to him when he took his clothes off. That was his motivation for coming to work at the insurance company every day ... because it was better than shoveling chicken guts
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 6:08:44 PM EDT
I am lucky enough to be a Food Inspector stationed at a poultry processing plant (ie: Slaughterhouse). Ther are people with much worse 'jobs' than mine and many who wish they had my job. Nonetheless, temepratures are always too cold or too hot, everything is wet and bloody. The smell, well people who work in sewers know what I am talking about. Use your imaginations boys, it's really 10x worse. [bounce] BUT, I am thankfull to have a good steady well paying job.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 6:14:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By superdav: thats darn close to what i do. Except the Liuidus temperature of steel is about 2700 degrees and we keep the temp about 2900. my job is to "tap" the ladle for casting, it sucks and i add mold powder to the molten steel to preserve quality. Those space suits you mention, save your ass when your standing above the steel you would probably not make it without them, I wear the bastards every day. so, anybody got a job in the A/C that pays about $75k for me?
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I worked for a while in a mini-mill that was producing mid to high quality steel in Korf & Fuchs 90 ton capacity furnaces. They had three electrodes through the roof of the furnace, each was 12 feet long and 22 inches in diameter. After tapping the furnace, the first helper had to "Gun" the furnace spraying a mud slurry of firebrick into the walls to reinforce the brick before the next charge. The 1st helper would often melt the lexan full-face shields off of their helmets. Those were some of the toughest SOB's Ive ever met. I salute you sir.
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Used to be the Haz waste guy for the U of M Chemistry department. Interesting "student work opportunity". I loved the time I was told that the old chems I had been handling all day were peroxide forming compounds. That five minutes of training I got just didn't cut it... Edited due to hangover/spellcheck interference.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 4:24:14 PM EDT
my boss is a defective 30 year old virgin thats obsessed with jason movies, porno, and model trains. he also cant say "fuck you and the horse you rode in on" without bursting out in an immature painful souding laughing fit. beat that
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 4:43:56 PM EDT
I think being a dog walker would be bad. Just to think of having to dodge all the bullets the cops keep popping off at the violent death dealing cocker spaniels that surround you....
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 4:58:19 PM EDT
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I work at Hardees. I started here when i was 16 and have continued while I'm going to college. Ive been at this place for four years. It was 110 degrees in the back last saturday because our air conditioner has been messed up for the last 2 summers. On saturdays I am the biscuit maker and have to clock in at 3:30 am. I'm also one of the two males that work there so all the jobs that involve lifting, climbing, and sick ass things women dont feel the need to do are my domain. My job sucks but they work around your school schedule and the managers are pretty cool. Psywarrior I understand how people unloading the trucks slowly can piss you off. I always bust my ass unloading our stock truck trying to help that dude out.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:08:09 PM EDT
A friend of mine had to do community service at the local sewage treatment plant. They made him the chief turd taster. Jail time would have been better.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:11:25 PM EDT
I deal with nasty infections every day. I cut the digits and more of the feet of people with gas gangrene and maggots (OK, haven't gotten the maggots yet, but the attendings are promising more than a few cases by summers end), and in the winter of people with dry gangrene from frostbite. I squeeze someone's calf only to see pus boil out of the bottom of their foot. AFARR
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:43:26 PM EDT
My friend works at a sewage treatment plant and says its the best job he has ever had.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:51:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By llanero:
Originally Posted By superdav: I'm thinking mine has to be pretty high on the list. It was 124 degrees today on the deck area, about 160 in the work area. I'm fucking beat! Oh, BTW I work in a steel mill
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That wouldn't happen to be the mill over by Blytheville/Grosnell?
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yes it is, NUCOR Hickman
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 6:05:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pale_pony: I worked for a while in a mini-mill that was producing mid to high quality steel in Korf & Fuchs 90 ton capacity furnaces. They had three electrodes through the roof of the furnace, each was 12 feet long and 22 inches in diameter. After tapping the furnace, the first helper had to "Gun" the furnace spraying a mud slurry of firebrick into the walls to reinforce the brick before the next charge. The 1st helper would often melt the lexan full-face shields off of their helmets. Those were some of the toughest SOB's Ive ever met. I salute you sir.
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ours have one electrode, i dont know the dimensions but its FREAKIN big. They are 150 ton EAF's. The electrode temperature is about 10,000 degrees and its so bright you cant look at it without eye protection. My face shield is a little "warped" but i can see through it. One of the coolest things i've ever seen (as far as work goes) is burning out a ladle with an O2 lance when it chokes off and the steel goes everywhere when you finally melt through it. it is truly unbelivable that we can "somewhat" control a beast like that. i wish i had some pics of it, it's really an awesome sight.
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Originally Posted By superdav: ours have one electrode, i dont know the dimensions but its FREAKIN big. They are 150 ton EAF's. The electrode temperature is about 10,000 degrees and its so bright you cant look at it without eye protection. My face shield is a little "warped" but i can see through it. One of the coolest things i've ever seen (as far as work goes) is burning out a ladle with an O2 lance when it chokes off and the steel goes everywhere when you finally melt through it. it is truly unbelivable that we can "somewhat" control a beast like that. i wish i had some pics of it, it's really an awesome sight.
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What's it take to get a job in a place like that?
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 9:22:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Simonh:
Originally Posted By superdav: ours have one electrode, i dont know the dimensions but its FREAKIN big. They are 150 ton EAF's. The electrode temperature is about 10,000 degrees and its so bright you cant look at it without eye protection. My face shield is a little "warped" but i can see through it. One of the coolest things i've ever seen (as far as work goes) is burning out a ladle with an O2 lance when it chokes off and the steel goes everywhere when you finally melt through it. it is truly unbelivable that we can "somewhat" control a beast like that. i wish i had some pics of it, it's really an awesome sight.
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What's it take to get a job in a place like that?
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send in a resume and it helps to know somebody. the conditions are less than terrible but the pay is damn good.
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