As I mentioned in the say hello board, I am a mid thirties mom of 2 girls ages 15 and almost 5, I got married almost 3 yrs ago in the country (small town, where most of my dad's side lives including my dad, in western mass) paid less than 3,000 dollars for the whole thing. I love it up there because it's so quiet, we go up to visit every Sunday. Both of my girls love being outside and using their imaginations. My hubby works for a very well known beer company breaking bottles to be recycled. The beer company's colors are red and white who can guess?
Post by DashCamExtraordinaire on Mar 18, 2014 16:10:32 GMT -5
Alright here it goes! I work for a solar paste company located in San Diego, and I work with the LAZIEST bunch BABOONS!!!! These guys are the worst! They don't want to take responsibility for anything, something that takes five minutes to do takes them EIGHT HOURS!!! The job we do is not that hard! They take advantage of our boss not putting his foot down on anything!
We recently have had law-offs due to the solar market not doing so well, and our plant needed to be downsized. Instead of getting rid of the people who were the laziest,.....they got rid of are most hardest working!!!!! I know people a lot of people are hurting for jobs right now! Makes me crazy to think that these guys don't care about their JOB!!!!
Post by Bad New Jersey Drivers on Mar 18, 2014 23:05:02 GMT -5
I live in NJ. I drive a 2012 Nissan Versa SV sedan. I bought it in Sept. of 2013. I also own a 2009 Toyota Matrix, but family members now drive it and pay for it. , but it is still in my name! I am an accounting student at a private college. I work part time at a grocery store and during summers, I do accounting internships.
Post by Bad Drivers of the DC Area on Mar 19, 2014 21:50:34 GMT -5
Just joined. I'm originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but recently moved to the Washington, DC area. I used to drive an ATV when I was 13, had my first drive at 15 where I stalled the manual car I was driving, later I found out I actually did well, but the car had a weird clutch activation point.
I now have a license and drive pretty averege, but much better than the people I go on highschool with. I don't have a dashcam at this point, since I don't have my own car yet.
Currently driving: '15 Corolla LE '13 Honda CR-V EX AWD
Post by Bad Drivers NE Ohio on Mar 26, 2014 12:27:38 GMT -5
I'm 17, and I'm in my last year of high school. I take a Web & Graphic design class for 3 hours of my school day, and I just finished a 3D animated video for Business Professionals of America. The topic was to create a futuristic Indianapolis 500. I'm going to college this fall (hopefully) for Gaming & Simulation Arts (video game design). I am in the process of getting a job at WalMart. I just submitted a piss test, but I pretty much have the job. Help me save up to get a better car, and when I go to college, I can just transfer to one near there and not have to worry about job searching after I get there.
Post by Bad Drivers NE Ohio on Apr 4, 2014 21:47:38 GMT -5
I just got my first official job! Hooray for me! I'll be working in Lawn and Garden at my local Walmart. It will be a great job, since when I go to college, I can just transfer down to the closest one, and I won't have to worry about job searching at the beginning of the year along with hundreds of other college students. Also, I get stake in Walmart stock every paycheck, which is pretty much free money. Walmart stock is never going to go down. Walmart isn't going anywhere soon lol.
Off to Wallyworld for my orientation on Monday after school, wish me luck!
Since it's the 5th of April, I've cleaned my house for my 5 yr old's birthday party (she turned 5 yesterday), ran some errands yesterday morning, picked up a few things at the dollar store. Started to set up but my ridiculous cats decided to play with the table cloth (ya know those cheesy plastic ones) and wrecked it, good thing it was only a dollar. I'm still up (it's 12:30 in the morning) cuz I still have some cleaning up to do aka laundry oh and I have insomnia. Got my phone upgraded on the 3rd (Thursday) I now have an iPhone 5c and it's green (my fave color) my iPhone 4s will be my main video recorder.
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