Strangest job you've ever had?

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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:16 pm

Trish wrote:
Catch-up wrote:I used to love cotton candy.


They tell you that you'll get sick of it. Not.

I worked in a bakery (non-dwarf) years ago.
It was a "quick job," in that we needed the money very badly and very quickly.

The other counter folks said I'd get tired of the glazed doughnuts and the chocolate creamsticks and homemade bread, that I wouldn't even be able to stand the smell of baked goods.

Bloody liars. What I got was fat. After 3 weeks, none of my jeans would zip.


Muahahahahaha, too true. :twisted:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Trish » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:48 pm

chris.ph wrote:i saw in an extreme tattoo magazine an american who had sliced his old boy down length ways and pierced both sides of it :shock: :shock:


Okay, that's weird.

What I really want to know is what did the piercer say to the career counselor back in HS?

Most business, still and in this electronic age, is word-of-mouth.
I really want to know how this conversation came to be and to whom one would go for personal recommendations.
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:52 pm

i think this good old boy :lol: did it too himself :shock:
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Postby Watchman44 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:14 pm

Thankfully only had this job for one day, but while working at a "meat processing plant" for a summer holiday after leaving school. Was issued with a rubber apron, rubber gloves and wellies.....also given a car wash brush on the end of a hose.... the job? to wash the backsides of the sheep carcasses as they came past on a conveyer.

As I said, thank god it was only for the day, pity the guy who had it as a career. :shock:
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Postby Trish » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:12 pm

I have to (don't have to, but I'm going to) say that we had a blast during filming.
We were the crowd at an MMA event. 550 people who 'became' 14,000.

Only 1 re-take (total of 13 takes) right after lunch when we were all full and tired. I managed to reunite with all my new BFFs after the re-take, so we did what ornery people do and starting doing The Wave.
Yes, I did instigate that, actually.

Lionsgate was cool enough to raffle off an iPod, a laptop and a lot of $100 gift cards.

So when "Warrior" comes out, the crowd scene will be terrific.
The movie might suck, but the crowd is great. :0)

I've done extra work before, but not once had that much fun.
16 hrs in the rain at night (Innocent Blood) and 14 hrs in the cemetary at night (Dawn of the Dead) made 11 hrs inside in air conditioning not bad at all.

There's supposed to be something filming in Pittsburgh starting in September.
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:40 pm

did you meet george a romero then trish he is one of my favourite directors :)
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:27 pm

Trish wrote:14 hrs in the cemetary at night (Dawn of the Dead) made 11 hrs inside in air conditioning not bad at all.


Eeeek! You were in Dawn of the Dead! How exciting! Which zombie were you?
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Re: Strangest job you've ever had?

Postby kakaze » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:17 pm

wolfiess wrote:
ever do a corset piercing?



yup i still do depending, was never that keen on them though. what makes you ask?


Just curious.

I've never seen one personally, but I think they're rather attractive.
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Postby Trish » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:00 am

Dotsie wrote:
Trish wrote:14 hrs in the cemetary at night (Dawn of the Dead) made 11 hrs inside in air conditioning not bad at all.


Eeeek! You were in Dawn of the Dead! How exciting! Which zombie were you?


Duh, Day of the Dead. It and its 2 predecessors were filmed in Washington Co, PA.

I was a teenage zombie, Dotsie, which is what happens when you're 5'.
No, I didn't meet Romero, although he was there, no 2nd unit director for him.
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Re: Strangest job you've ever had?

Postby Trish » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:04 am

kakaze wrote:I've never seen one personally, but I think they're rather attractive.


Here's what I want to know. If you have a corset piercing and get sunburn, then what?
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Postby MattK » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:47 am

Not really a strange job, but a unique one. I used to work at an art foundry, making statues and sculptures. One of the main projects while I was there, that we finished just before I quit, was the Dr. Seuss memorial park in Springfield, Mass.

Here are pictures of most of the pieces we made. I helped with metalwork, sandmold casting, pouring, and was in charge of patina (the color application) for these:

Oh The Places You'll Go
The Grinch beside that book
Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat
Characters on an open book--1, 2, and 3

Horton is over 12 feet tall (3.5 meters), just to give some scale.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:44 am

Wow! Those are very cool! :D
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:30 am

bloody hell are they solid bronze and how much do they weigh :?:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:46 am

:shock: :D What a great job and v.g. colouration too if they're not actually bronze?
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Postby MattK » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:06 am

If they were solid they'd probably be half sunk into the ground by now. :) They are bronze, but they're only about 1/4" thick. Horton weighs over 2 tons.

I learned so much at that job, but it could be kind of scary at times. Everything was cast in pieces and had to be welded together. One of the seams on Horton was, unfortunately, right down the middle of his stomach. It gets a little scary when you're lying underneath 2 tons of bronze, working on grinding down the weld so it blends in with the rest of the character, and hoping that whoever welded it did a damn good job.

We also had to produce a set of these every week. (Sisters, Youngest, and Daughter) There were about 3 of us that did the metalwork on those every week. I usually ended up doing the patina on all of them. The sisters are about 4 feet high, 1/4" thick bronze, and weight 400 pounds.
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