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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 7:12:25 PM
Well, I've been waiting for this day to come, and it's finally here!

Today, I clocked out of Wal-Mart for the last time! Starting now, my occupation is "Artist".

WOOOHOOO!
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 7:30:44 PM
Congratulations!!! Grin
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 7:58:09 PM
Congratulations!! Love Love Love Love That is really awesome.
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 8:01:06 PM
Congratulations! Grin
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 8:05:43 PM
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 8:16:45 PM
Congratulations. Well done.Grin
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 8:26:12 PM
Good for you!

Shocked Smile xd

In order to make you feel like this is your full time work a day job, I will take up the position of that guy that is always updating the boss about other employees..
"Hey, Mr. Johnson...have you seen Customizables avatar?" " I was just wondering if you felt it was 'appropriate' for the workplace.."
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 8:35:04 PM
Good for you - You did it!!Roses

Now get to work missy - you're clocked in! xd
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 8:41:16 PM
Fantastic news, there's nothing better than being your own boss. Congratulations!
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 9:44:38 PM
lol Softproduct...
We didn't have one of those. We just had a lot of people who thought they WERE the boss. e_e
"Didn't I just let you go to the bathroom?"
"Uh, yeah, like, three hours ago, before my break."
"Well, you need to try to go DURING your break next time!"
"..."

Also,
Thanks everybody!
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 10:53:10 PM
Customizables wrote:
Well, I've been waiting for this day to come, and it's finally here!

Today, I clocked out of Wal-Mart for the last time! Starting now, my occupation is "Artist".

WOOOHOOO!


Congrats!!
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 11:05:10 PM
Onward and upwards!!!
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:33:27 AM
Congrats!
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:38:07 AM
wow! congrats
Love
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 2:19:36 AM
Customizables wrote:
Well, I've been waiting for this day to come, and it's finally here!

Today, I clocked out of Wal-Mart for the last time! Starting now, my occupation is "Artist".

WOOOHOOO!


Now you have a New Boss -- Yourself !

Remember the same OSHA rules still apply - (2)-10 minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch for 6 hours worked. And if you don't give yourself time and a half after 8 hours - I would report yourself to the Dept. of Labor.

Best of Luck on your New Job.




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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 4:09:28 AM
Wow; that's great!Idea
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 6:10:18 AM
Congrats!! Grin
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 6:43:56 AM
lol
I worked at a convenience store that didn't give us any breaks or meals at all, and it was against company policy to sit down on the clock. Try as I might, I could find nothing in the federal, state, or local laws that required them to give me a break. I ended up having to quit after a year and a half because they just kept giving me longer and longer shifts, they wouldn't let me leave when it was time to leave, and they flat out refused to give me a five minute break so I could eat something to keep my blood sugar up. Their words, "You'll just have to eat while you're working like everyone else does." Except they wouldn't let me move away from the deli long enough to eat, and they wouldn't let me eat in the deli...

Evil people.
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:12:32 AM
Well that is illegal and you should report them. I don't recall the exact law, but it's something like 10 min paid break per 4 hour shift, plus some amount of unpaid lunch after a certain number of hours.
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:13:47 AM
Nope, there's no law unless you're under the age of 18. Federal government leaves it up to the state, and Kansas leaves it up to the employers. Believe me, a year and a half of working for those >Sad , I researched it.
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:15:48 AM
http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/breaks.htm

Quote:
Federal law does not require lunch or coffee breaks. However, when employers do offer short breaks (usually lasting about 5 to 20 minutes), federal law considers the breaks as compensable work hours that would be included in the sum of hours worked during the work week and considered in determining if overtime was worked. Unauthorized extensions of authorized work breaks need not be counted as hours worked when the employer has expressly and unambiguously communicated to the employee that the authorized break may only last for a specific length of time, that any extension of the break is contrary to the employer's rules, and any extension of the break will be punished.

Bona fide meal periods (typically lasting at least 30 minutes), serve a different purpose than coffee or snack breaks and, thus, are not work time and are not compensable.
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:46:14 AM
Well ... as a full time Zazzler, you are certainly allowed to sit! Just remember to get up from time to time and get the blood flowing to the legs Stick out tongue

Congrats on your shift!

AbernathyDuck
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:51:22 AM
xd xd xd xd

congrats! now get yourself a good accountant and keep track of every business expense!
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 8:04:34 AM
Congrats, Congrats! Oh to be a full time Zazzler, and to have myself for a boss.
I've been fortunate to work Civil Service for a military base for the past couple years. Rules are simple regarding breaks and lunches and hours and all of that. And we have recourse if the rules aren't followed.
I can't understand any employer not treating the employees fairly. Treat your people like people. You keep your employees happy and motivated and productive that way, and it doesn't cost you anything.
About a million years ago I used to manage two ice cream stores. We had rules of course, but we knew the employees worked harder and better and were more motivated and dedicated when we treated them right. The kids I hired loved their jobs, and hopefully I instilled some work ethic and pride in the job in them.
When I was in the military, I treated my troops the same way. Yes we had rules, and they were followed. But hell, if you needed a break, if for no other reason than to catch your breath and maintain sanity, well, take the break. My people were motivated, dedicated, loyal to me, to my bosses, to their job, and very very few "bad apples" ever came through. And when they did, they were soon set straight by the rest of the troops.

Anyhow, congrats on hiring yourself as a full time Zazzler. Treat yourself right! I expect to see excellent performance reports from your boss!
Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 8:29:31 AM
It seems to be a disturbing trend in corporate America today that companies honestly believe they have to abuse their employees to get any work out of them. The convenience store was the worst I've dealt with so far, but Wal-Mart wasn't much better, and my mom has had her own share of bad experiences with local employers.

lol

Phetefirst:
I wish I could afford an accountant! I'm gonna be eating a lot of mac and cheese as it is, but I'll be eating it on my own terms which makes it worth it! XD

I'll try very hard not to let y'all down! Thanks for all your support! Love
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 9:05:02 AM
Customizables wrote:
Well, I've been waiting for this day to come, and it's finally here!

Today, I clocked out of Wal-Mart for the last time! Starting now, my occupation is "Artist".

WOOOHOOO!


Outstanding

I left Wal-Mart years ago and am so glad I did.

About 6 years later I got my bachelors degree in graphic design.

After discovering PODs a few years ago I am now spending 50% of my time doing work for my clients and 50% on Zazzle.

I doubt I will ever give up the other half of my business because I enjoy it.

I do love designing shirts.

I have a gazillion ideas to create, I'll never be done.
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 9:08:41 AM
Customizables wrote:

Phetefirst:
I wish I could afford an accountant!


You only really need the accountant at tax time.
For a Zazzler your bill will be really small.
My high end accountant only cost me $125 last year.
The first year it is a direct cost to you.
The second year that first accountant bill is a deduction.
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 9:41:14 AM
Congrats! You are an inspiration to us all Smile Here's wishing you tons of success Love Grin
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:55:41 AM
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Remember the same OSHA rules still apply - (2)-10 minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch for 6 hours worked. And if you don't give yourself time and a half after 8 hours - I would report yourself to the Dept. of Labor.


This is what I have trouble with... xd In fact my husband and I were talking about this yesterday. He has a union where he works so his employer is required to give breaks and a lunch according to similar guidelines stated above, otherwise the union would stomp on the company.

Just don't tell him I worked from 7am to 10 pm yesterday... Zazzle is just too much fun!Grin xd Grin

Again, congrats Customizables!Roses Roses Roses Roses Roses

~Susanne
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2009 11:51:44 AM
Congrats! us too!
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