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The good and bad of my job...

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Fletcher Knives, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    I have a tendancy to drink alcoholic beverages. At every job I've ever had, there were strict rules against drinking during business hours. I admit, several times, while on the clock, I have gotten obliterated, against company policy.

    Thanks to my current job and boss, that is no longer a problem. Unfortunately, as well as being a blessing, this can also be a curse. It's really hard to sell a bike to someone if all you hear is that muted alcohol talk. You know what I'm talking about. When someone is talking to you in a bar and you're so bombed that you seem to be responding to everything as you're supposed to, yet you don't register a single damn thing the person says and none of it is retained in memory as important information.

    That's pretty much how it is right now. I know that I'm typing this somewhat correctly and I know that if customers talk to me, I will respond accordingly. However, at the moment, you could punch me in the face and I still wouldn't even know you're there. In short, I am trashed. My boss was having a bad day. As usual, I say, "I bet a few shots and some margaritas would clear that right up." Today, as he has many times before, he took me up on it. Now I find myself in my smashed state. Unable to do my job as it should be done, yet somehow able to type quite well from what I've been reading. :) Damn my boss. He shouldn't enable me this way.

    So here I sit, drunk, waiting for the work day to be over and trying not to fall asleep. I know I won't sell a damn thing now. Like I said, a blessing, because I can get tanked and come back to work, but a curse, because now I don't want to leave my chair, let alone my office. At least the day will go by a little quicker.

    By the way, for anyone in the Roswell/Alpharetta area, there is a little restaurant call Mama's Taqueria on Hwy 9. The food is good and the margaritas are potent. Try them out. I highly recomend the plantain steak thingy. I can't remember what its called, but holy lawd its good. Really thin steak with grilled onions and fried plantains on top. Oh gawd.
  2. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    My head itches.
  3. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    The only jobs I've ever drank on were bar jobs. My current job, it just wouldn't ever fly. I'm so busy I can't even post really. Time flies there though
  4. tonym


    Mar 18, 2008
    Yeah I can see how getting trashed at work can be a not so good thing. Next time just have a couple. Get a nice talkative buzz going and you'll be fine, might even sell a bit better.
  5. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    I get bombed all the time at work. I dont see the problem.:confused:

  6. tonym


    Mar 18, 2008
    Well in your career its not. That is how you can afford your knife habit. Get trashed jump in the bambulance and create work for yourself. At least your responce time will be fast:thumbup::D
  7. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    I can't remember what the name of it was, but i saw a movie back in the day about these two ambulance drivers who freebaced and did heroine all the time while they were driving the ambulance. They even went to pick up drugs in the hurt bus. That movie scared the crap outta me.
  8. tonym


    Mar 18, 2008
    I remember that movie. Some wird sh#t went down in that flick. I can't remeber the name either, but I remember when they rolled the ambulance:eek:
  9. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    Hmm. Dont recall that one. wish you knew it...

    I am a mother, jugs and speed kinda guy.:cool:

    Bringing out the dead is badass too. Nic cage:barf:, and Tom Sizemore:cool:.
  10. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    I get paid regardless. I like to do nothing, but the bad calls are fun too.:D
  11. falcon72


    Mar 11, 2008

    I knew of a guy that passed out on the job once...I heard he liked to dance or something.
  12. tonym


    Mar 18, 2008
    Broken vessels
  13. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Yep. That was it.

    "ooo... you smoke too much dragon..."
  14. Ice Tigre

    Ice Tigre Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2004

    Being self employed a lot, I can get bombed any time. BUT, whether working for someone else or not, my lines of work are the kind of thing that has a high rate of finger/arm removal if you slip while sober... Or nail yourself to the building...


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