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This is my first time posting from this job, but we've all been sitting here with very little work since before Christmas. I get about 2-3 hours of work per day. On Thursday I bought a 900 page book, and finished it on Tuesday. I've read the whole internets<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I'm tired of sodoku and crosswords. Now what?
 

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Take up knitting?<br><br>
I read something about how during cutbacks at an auto manufacturer, some people had to be kept on because of contracts. There was no work for these people, so all they had to do was show up on time and spend the day there. They were housed in a little room where they sat for eight hours a day and were paid for that. Most people ended up quitting and finding jobs. If I'm remembering correctly, it was from a management book illustrating how important it is that people find work that is meaningful, even though people think getting paid to do nothing would be pretty cool. I still think getting paid to do nothing sounds nice!
 

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I should start a knitting project, that didn't occur to me!<br><br>
I feel stupid complaining about getting paid to do nothing, but it really does make you crazy after a while. There's a girl here who is in school full time, and does all her school work here.
 

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On the plus side, it would be a good read.<br><br>
The best way to decide whether to do something is how well it will make your autobiography sell when you're gone. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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You have no idea how many times I've managed to get myself in trouble by doing something simply to see what happens/have a great story to tell later. You shouldn't encourage that behavior<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I suppose I should look for a new job. But I wanted to at least make my 6 month goal here, and I'm at almost 5 months right now.
 

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I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. It was pretty good, not great. And it read pretty quickly. It's worth checking out of the library.
 

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I've read it. I actually loved it. I read it through once, liked it so much that I read it again.<br><br>
I really liked the relationship between the brothers.
 

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You are much better off that way.<br><br>
I think you would lose your mind before you got too far into it.<br><br>
But then, of course, you wouldn't be bored anymore.
 

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My all time favorite book is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780060512804/Cryptonomicon/index.aspx" target="_blank">Cryptonomicon</a></span> by Neal Stephenson.<br><br>
Don't be fooled by the cover art which almost always makes it look like some sort of pure sci-fi novel. It's SO much more than that. In fact...it pretty much has a bit of everything in it.
 

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Cool, thanks. I'll look for it and see if it's something I may be able to follow<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Which one? <span style="text-decoration:underline;">I Know This Much Is True</span> or <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Cryptonomicon</span>?
 
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