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Apr. 7th, 2011 | 03:48 pm

The state of Nevada requires that people who work food handling jobs get vaccinated for Hep A and watch a video about food safety, which I did today, and got a massive headache because it was fuzzy and out of focus. I just took two ibuprofen but I still feel like I'm gonna hurl. HOW is this HEALTHY, Nevada? How?

I learned many important facts about food safety, like "Do not get snot all in the food," and the hand washing procedures that nobody has ever followed in any of the food-related places I've worked ever. Nobody - but me. I'm sure my coworkers think I have OCD or something (or I use handwashing as a way to avoid working). Whenever I eat out, I assume that all the food is contaminated with fecal bacteria and what-not. Whatever, I have an immune system for a reason.

So my roomie says that the dodgy casino that I work at is a hotspot for hookers, that the guy who asked for my number may have thought I was a pro, and that when he told someone at work where I got a job, she replied "She isn't just standing outside, is she?" I find all this hilarious. I think of work as a place where I get free pie at lunch, and where they won't give me a baseball cap like everybody else has and make me wear a stupid paper one what the hell, but apparently it's HOOKER MECCA. Or relatively more hookerlicious than other places.

You'd have to be brain dead to mistake me for a hooker, though.

I don't know why people (NOT my roomie though) won't stop giving me shit about my job. Yeah, I'm a dishwasher, but it's better than being unemployed and I'm not doing anything ethically dubious or harmful. The hours are difficult and the work is kind of hard and I always get soaking wet and my skin is developing some kind of rash in reaction to the dishwater, but I'm making more money than I ever have before, I've never worked with happier or friendlier people, I'm learning a lot of Spanish, and this is much, much better than being unemployed. So fuck that.

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asakiyume

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from: asakiyume
date: Apr. 7th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
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I would LOVE to be having the experiences you're having.

(Except, the one time I worked as a dishwasher, it was so disgusting, and then I got mono and quit. But I'm made of sterner stuff now. As are you, clearly.)

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 7th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
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It is kind of gross. I make a game out of how hungry I am as judged by whether or not I find the food on the plates appetizing. I've found that leftover steak always looks good (even though I'm vegetarian) and that I will always be hungry for spaghetti.

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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 7th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
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What are you going to do, beat them up? :D

It doesn't matter.

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Ashley

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from: a_neonta
date: Apr. 8th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
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Rock that job for as long as you want to/can and to hell with anyone who tells you differently.

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from: lauralot
date: Apr. 8th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
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One of the food safety videos required for my job gave us such insights as "The AIDS virus is fatal, and everyone with AIDS will die.

Really? I had no idea.

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 8th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
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That's like this search someone made on yahoo - "How many Alzheimer patients die?"

The answer is "All of them."

The state video was weird. It had actors playing characters like "Feisty Hispanic restaurant owner who learned the biz from her grandmother" and "Chef who used to cook for the army" who teach us various lessons like "wash your hands after using the bathroom" and "the danger zone is from 40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit." (The DANGER ZONE! DUN DUN DUN!)

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from: fintinobrien
date: Apr. 8th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
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I would kill to have that job right now. Screw anybody who gives you shit about it.

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from: fintinobrien
date: Apr. 8th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Actually, don't screw them. That might confuse the whole hooker issue more.

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from: zudapack
date: Apr. 10th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
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keep posting like this it’s really very good idea, you are awesome!

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A Quirky Undead Chick

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from: ardys_the_ghoul
date: Apr. 16th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
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Uh, whut? (mispelling intentional)

I actually wondered if that guy who stopped me at Walmart thought I was a hooker or something. I probably look as much like a hooker as you do (which is to say, not at all), but the thought did cross my mind. Either that or I must have looked really desperate (or maybe he was really desperate, I don't know).

But I would imagine the average number of hookers per square mile is a good deal higher in Vegas than in Indianapolis, so maybe the likelihood of being mistaken for one is higher?

And, dude, at least you have a job. You're doing a lot better than I am in that respect.

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from: redcoast
date: Apr. 16th, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
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I don't think he thought I was a hooker, honestly.

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