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Layziebones 05-24-08 07:15 PM

In what kind of job's do you just wait?
 
I was just watching a movie and there were a few people who just wait around and do whatever until a light goes off or they are called, they push a few buttons and get back to reading, surfing the internet or just waiting.

What kind of jobs, both overnight and daytime, do you do that? Just sit around until your needed and then go back to waiting?

Green Smurf 05-24-08 07:19 PM

security guard

domino harvey 05-24-08 07:24 PM

Grammar corrector

kantonburg 05-24-08 07:25 PM

Our motto is hurry up and wait.

Nesbit 05-24-08 07:26 PM

I have a job like that for the most part. I handle the scheduling for a customer contact center. Ideally we should be idle most of the time so that when a scheduling request comes in we can handle it as quickly as possible.

mndtrp 05-24-08 07:28 PM

Call Centers
Network Control Centers

Psi 05-24-08 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by Layziebones
What kind of jobs, both overnight and daytime, do you do that? Just sit around until your needed and then go back to waiting?

Something tells me that you are looking for a job like that.

Layziebones 05-24-08 07:41 PM


Originally Posted by kuroiinu
Something tells me that you are looking for a job like that.

:eyebrow:

Ron G 05-24-08 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by domino harvey
Grammar corrector

Thanks for that. I hate being the stereotypical English teacher.

NotThatGuy 05-24-08 07:52 PM

If you get high enough on the IT side, you can just relax. :D

greg9x 05-24-08 07:58 PM

My job (Satellite Communications Tech) can be like that at times...but you have to know what to do when the alarms start going off and that takes a lot of experience. Other times have projects to work on etc, so not always like that.

tommyp007 05-24-08 07:59 PM

Nuclear Missle Key Operator

Shepherd

Waiter?

Nick Danger 05-24-08 08:03 PM

I knew someone who was an E-15, a Chief Master Sargent. He was the senior NCO on the airbase. His job was to handle things that could be counted. Payroll, supplies, bullets, and nukes were all his responsibility.

Apparently, all he did was play computer games. But his subordinates had great respect for him, because if they ever had a problem, he knew the answer off the top of his head.

Nick Danger 05-24-08 08:05 PM

Firemen just wait.

But after that they risk their lives.

Drexl 05-24-08 08:07 PM

Medical research guinea pig?

NCMojo 05-24-08 08:16 PM

Uh... waiters? :hscratch:

twikoff 05-24-08 08:17 PM

front desk worker at hotel

The Edit King 05-24-08 08:19 PM

Chauffeur/Taxi-Cab Driver

The Edit King 05-24-08 08:22 PM

UGLY PROSTITUTE!!! :lol:

X 05-24-08 08:22 PM

Forum moderator/administrator. The pay sucks though.

Numanoid 05-24-08 09:06 PM


Originally Posted by pedagogue
If you get high enough on the IT side, you can just relax. :D

:up:

mrhan 05-24-08 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by kantonburg
Our motto is hurry up and wait.

Same motto on a movie/TV set.

PopcornTreeCt 05-24-08 10:09 PM


Originally Posted by mrhan
Same motto on a movie/TV set.

Beat me to it.

Doug Heffernan 05-24-08 10:56 PM

Maytag repairman?

Rockmjd23 05-24-08 11:06 PM

Deal or No Deal briefcase model

Vanna White


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