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02: Employment History

Redding Bookstore

I am having trouble digging up any information online about the history of these two places, so this is going to be written from my old and foggy memory, any insight would be nice. I believe the Redding Bookstore opened in 1982.  That seems like it was way too long ago, but that’s what this...
The Strange Testimony of Larry V. Stotts

The Strange Testimony of Larry V. Stotts

On more than one occasion, we Amigos Locos have crossed paths with some extremely unusual people. Earlier tonight, I was digging through some old folders in the back of my filing cabinet and found a strange document that had been given to me by one such person years ago. Back in the summer of 1994,...

Eh Doo!

I can’t get into too much detail at this time, but my job involves me working with a team of people overseas who can only be described as “eh doo”. As you may know, many Asian companies that do outsourcing work for U.S. companies have their employees choose “American” first names for easier identification when...

You dropped a bomb on me….baby

At Paco’s urging, I will, as painful as it is…recall the 3 weeks I spent working at Spectrum Color. I was home from college, and had known this little photo lab in town that did a lot of color and black and white custom printing Paco and I had delivered there when working for Tom;...

Jaime Request…

Jaime, I saw a lady this afternoon who was an employer of yours for a very brief period of time about 10 years ago. She used to run that little photo lab in town that we used to deliver stuff to… Can you post about your experiences working there? I had to chuckle when I...

im just doing this once so it might be long…

First job: seeding and watering a several acre field for a federal water district, I was 12. Second job: paperboy, I got around the ‘hood and I was well liked. Third: oldest existing business in our town, jewelry, fine china, crystal and stuff like that, after school in a mall everyday. I loved it there,...

Jaimenacho Feeling the MS flow.

I only really got to visit Eduardo at MS once or twice. I remember him driving on “campus” and being very amazed at the pure size of the place. It was beyond impressive. Eduardo’s office was very nice, and very professional. He showed me his room, and the first thing I noticed was he had...

Eduardo & Big Softy – Paco remembers…

I have a few moments that stick out from Eduardo’s days at MSFT… 1) Eduardo was out of town somewhere… I believe he was back in CA visiting family or something. Anyways, I was asked to take care of the cat that Eduardo was taking care off… this smoke grey Persian named Romeo. I don’t...

MML – Solar Powered Eduardo

In August of 2000, I accepted a position with my current employer. I won’t get into any details here, but will say the following: – I enjoy my job. – I design web sites. – A lady I work with sells candles with vaginas on them.

MS MacBU – Eduardo migrates north

In June of ’99, while working at JPS, I got an email from Big Al – who had since moved up to his home state of Washington. He had gotten a gig at Microsoft, and had been working as part of the Macintosh Business Unit’s marketing team up there for a while. I was shocked...

JPSnet – Eduardo’s fond memories

The next job I got was at JPSnet, in May of 1998. This would prove to be one of my all-time favorite jobs, mainly due to the combination of cool people, good location, interesting work, and bizarre experiences that I enjoyed at this job. I made some great friends there, several of whom I am...

Round Table – The Late Shift

My first and only high school job was Round Table. I thought being part of the virgin crew of the new 299 round table was going to be an honored experience. I usually ended up on the weekend late crew closing down, which included mopping the floors, doing all the dishes and polishing ALL the...