amy - 2004-04-06 07:34:43
daylight savings time messes with my head too and I'm farmer's grand daughter in the midwest. Doesn't make it any easier to deal with. Little comfort to you and Andrew, I know. Sorry.
Jenny - 2004-04-06 09:16:38
Uncle Bob, you goof. Do you really think the farmers need the government to tell them what time to get up in the morning? DST was instituted to save energy. Next time, try adjusting Andrew's bedtime by 15 minutes over the course of a few nights.
Jen - 2004-04-06 10:21:45
I like Uncle Bob's explanation better. Invented to save energy? I don't get it. I thought it was invented to piss me off and make me wake up on a Sunday in April thoroughly confused. ;p
Angel - 2004-04-06 11:27:10
I live in the Midwest and I am not a farmer, none of my relatives are farmers, and I still hate Daylight Savings time. I had no idea it even had anything to do with farmers until a couple of days ago. Yeah, I'm still crabby from losing that hour of sleep. :P
mike - 2004-04-06 13:54:45
what? i thought DST was invented as a excuse to skip church.
Brandi - 2004-04-06 14:08:20
I heard it was created to decrease traffic accidents. So people weren't driving home at 5:00 p.m. with the sun in their eyes while it was setting. Somebody needs to get to the bottom of this.
wtf - 2004-04-06 14:12:04
why is it that employers can remind you that you are only temporary labor, but if you were to point out that you're about as committed to the job as Courtney Love is committed to personal hygiene, they get all bitchy?
Brandi - 2004-04-06 14:15:27 Now we know...
whitebarron - 2004-04-06 15:49:10
I have the perfect job for you. In Birmingham there is an "Uncle Bob's Storage." Surely they'll give you a job!
Pisser - 2004-04-06 17:14:14
I'm a temp in Reception. I mf'ing hate reception but I get to blah-g all day. Oh, and I believe you should only give 70% of your all, if that, on temp assgnmts, especially since your agency gets almost half w/ no benefits...maybe 30%.
humungus - 2004-04-07 03:35:50
Dear Uncle Bob; I feel your pain, I really do. As much as I fear temp agencies, I may have do to the same thing. You see, I am 7 weeks away from graduating from the university with a degree in computer science (With honors, and a minor in physics). I have sent out well over 100 resumes, had five interviews, and only ONE job offer. The offer was for $22,000/year with NO benefits. I started searching last NOVEMBER too. Several of my friends that graduated LAST MAY went to work for temp agencies, because they couldn't find anything else. Some of the stories they tell about the screwed up places they've worked in scare me badly. Did I really just blow 4.5 years of my life getting a degree so I can sit around making spreadsheets in MS Excel? I would of been better off going to truck-driving school! I don't know what it takes, but believe you me, I've about had it with Southern California. Gas is $2.15/gal, the AVERAGE home is over $400K, and I am broke from being in school so long. Maybe I should move to Arizona and and find a McJob there. At least they don't observe this wacked-a$$ Daylight Savings Time! Sorry to rant on your board. Know that I could only WISH I had a life as exciting as yours! Sign me "Jaded and Bitter in San Diego"
Jendra - 2004-04-07 07:04:35
silly uncle bob, The germans instituted daylight davings time and we took it on. the english tried to do it too, called their double savings time and put the clock ahead 2 hours. It was less popular, obviously and died off. We can thank germany for this one.

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