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Steam Heat by Jesse
I sat in an office today, listening to a man tell me about steam heat. About the house he's lived in, probably for as lo...
November 23, 2016
 
Jump Start Your Day With A Ditty by Ray
Monday morning, second cup of coffee, just out of the shower, and I find myself singing some made up song in a horrible ...
May 17, 2010
 
I Didn't Kill A Dog Today by Ray
I didn't kill a dog today. I think it's important that you know that before we get started--it'll make things easier lat...
January 22, 2010
 
Mystery of the Turd by Trey
I work in an office. I'm surrounded by well dressed, college educated professionals. I work with people who should be a...
August 19, 2009
 
Thinking Ink by Ray
I went into a tattoo parlor today. Aside from the woman with the ink gun and the guy she was tatting up, there were two ...
July 28, 2009
 
What Has Two Thumbs And A Job? by Ray
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June 25, 2009
 
A Snippet Of My Day Via Text Message--Interview by Ray
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June 24, 2009
 
Heck Yeah, I Am by Ray
During my morning ritual of looking through the ads on craigslist, I c...
June 04, 2009
 
Will Work For Purell by Ray
I mentioned a while back that I was going to try to write something for each section this month. I thought the difficul...
February 28, 2009
 
Work'n 4 Da Man by Ray
3:20. In case you're wondering, that's a.m., as in the morning. A surprising twist: ...
September 05, 2008
 
Unemployed Starting...Now by Ray
So today is my last day at work. Honestly, I donít know how I feel about that. On the one hand, this is the job that ...
November 08, 2007
 
Various Jobs by Ray
I was talking to a guy at work today, and somehow we ended up talking about bacon. Because itís me, this course of con...
October 27, 2007
 
Horror Films, Gremlins, and Email by Trey
It's friday which means I'm slacking at work more than usual. As food for thought, here is the condensed version of a d...
September 14, 2007
 
Thomas' Shining Moment by Ray
I deliver to eight different stores, all owned by the same company. Each summer, these stores put ďhelp wantedĒ signs ...
September 03, 2007
 
by Jesse
Hello, All. The job I have right now is through a small temp agency. It's a woman-owned business...says so right on thei...
May 10, 2007
 
I Guess I Will by Ray
I wonder if Iíll write about this. Thatís my first thought as I dangle about twenty feet above the unforgiving ...
April 28, 2007
 
Things I Saw: Thatís Not Funny by Ray
If you would have asked me this morning if I had ever written a post about the weird stuff I see while Iím driving my d...
April 24, 2007
 
Monday, Mucking My Mind by Ray
Note from Ray: I wrote most of this story last night, but before I could finish it of...
March 21, 2007
 
A Workplace Conversation by Ray
I was talking to a coworker today about my lousy truck, and how itís a dangerous piece of shit. I was telling him abou...
March 17, 2007
 
Making Ends Meet by Ray
Before we get started, let me ask you a question: What do you think they should make space ships out of? I spent the ...
November 28, 2006
 
How Do You Tell...? by Ray
I work with this guy Willie. Willie is the kind of person that I would generally file in my ďhow people relate to my l...
October 09, 2006
 
What Do You Call...? by Ray
I was at work the other day, and had dealings with a man who is generally not funny. Iíve found in life that there are...
October 07, 2006
 
My Ride To Work by Ray
ďYou Ray?Ē Short little Latino guy, probably in his forties, old tattoos on his arms, Hawaiian shirt. ďYeah.Ē Payin...
June 27, 2006
 
Dag, Yo by Ray
It was wicked nasty weather today, man. Hot, humidóweather that wanted to kill humanity. Even for regular people, thi...
June 16, 2006
 
Dropping Acid and Other Bad Stuff by Ray
You wouldnít believe how much chlorine I smell like right now. Shitpiles, thatís how much. I smell like shitpiles of ...
May 19, 2006
 
Old Cellphones by Trey
Apparently my floor at work houses the department in charge of all the cellphones, and after 10 years or so they've deci...
April 21, 2006
 
Half A Post by Ray
Awíright, kids, Iím back. Not in top form by any means, but whatever. I was freakishly ill on Sunday, Monday, and Tue...
April 21, 2006
 
Time Soft Served by Ray
Iím at work the other day, and my cell phone rings. I was just pulling my truck in after a delivery, so I figured what...
April 16, 2006
 
My New Job (part 2) by Ray
Okay, so we discussed the ďpeopleĒ at my new job. Now letís discuss the job itself, shall we? When I was being inter...
January 22, 2006
 
My New Job (part 1) by Ray
I look at the hole in my hand, and I feel a little sad and poisoned. Not too much of either, though, so I guess Iím ok...
January 21, 2006
 
The Interview by Ray
Yeah, yeah, I know. Itís been forever since Iíve posted anything. I donít really have any excuse, if you want to know...
January 17, 2006
 
It's Raining, it's pouring by Carey
If you're anticipating a charming witty yarn detailing my struggles on how I pay my rent then you better stop reading pr...
October 12, 2005
 
Hold This by Ray
I canít think of anything to write about. Sometimes, when I think about time machines, I wonder if a future meósome cr...
October 01, 2005
 
Same Old Rant by Ray
I was looking back over some pictures this evening, and unfortunately found myself in some of them. One thing I notice...
July 13, 2005
 
Tall, Frosty Glass of Rage-ahol by Ray
Hey, kids. Itís been awhile since Iíve ranted about my job, so I guess weíre about due. Itís not my fault that I have...
June 17, 2005
 
Fed Up by Ray
Hey Gang, I feel like I need to share something with you. No, not only NEED to share, but I feel that I ABSOLUTELY MU...
May 10, 2005
 
I Suck by Ray
All right, kids, here it is: the story where Iím not a complete badass and cool cat. Yeah, I know: you all though...
April 29, 2005
 
A day in the life by Carey
Tonight may have been the worst 3-11 pm shift I have experienced in my nursing career in the lovely city of New York. I...
March 16, 2005
 
Texas Wisdom by Ray
Runniní on fumes for sure. Itís just after midnight, and Iíve barely been able to keep my eyes open since around noon....
February 04, 2005
 
Hate Week At Work by Ray
I would love to think that everyone in Austin reads The Strangelands. I would love to think that everyone was so enamo...
January 08, 2005
 
A Few Words To the Customer by Ray
If youíve ever worked in customer service, you know just what Iím talking aboutÖ If youíve never worked in customer...
November 15, 2004
 
Bad Supervisors SUCK by Carey
I will preface this story by stating if I was drinking (which after the work day I had I should be) the following tale w...
August 19, 2004
 
Slow Day Draggin by Ray
The day drags on, slower than any day has a right to be. There just isn't enough caffeine, there isn't enough sugar to ...
June 12, 2004
 
The Day Ends by Ray
Another done day. Corporate whore extrodinaire. Killing my soul one exchange at a time, welcome to the world of custom...
June 11, 2004
 
Past history by Carey
It might not be fair to ramble on about a job I had years ago when I first moved to the city, but this warm weather and ...
May 12, 2004
 
First Time by Ray
At work, wasting time, got some chick yelling at me to get to work. I didn't know this section existed until a few days...
May 11, 2004