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(Opposing Views)   "What are you doing this summer?" "Working at my dad's accounting firm. You?" "Testing water slides all over the world"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 27
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2013-04-24 09:01:46 PM  
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2013-04-24 09:05:22 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


Whoops, wrong thread.

/Lucky bastard kid
 
2013-04-24 09:14:32 PM  
So they use British kids now instead of test dummies?

First water slide he gets to test:
www.domainofdeath3.com
 
2013-04-24 09:17:19 PM  

Cathedralmaster: So they use British kids now instead of test dummies?

First water slide he gets to test:
[www.domainofdeath3.com image 636x373]


1.bp.blogspot.com
It will be my Waterloop.
 
2013-04-24 09:17:32 PM  

Cathedralmaster: So they use British kids now instead of test dummies?

First water slide he gets to test:


Traction park?
 
2013-04-24 09:23:23 PM  
Came for the Traction Park references, leaving satisfied.

Still remember their commercials and their billboards too:

/Grew up a few towns over
//That place was scary to even drive by.
///Still less slashes in this post than you would get from one of their rides.
 
2013-04-24 09:25:36 PM  
That always bugged me back in high school.  All the cool kids at school had summers jobs working at their Dad's/Uncle's/Dad's Friend's/Oldest Brother's office at a law firm/accounting firm/medical practice.  I mowed lawns.  Later I got a summer job with a general contractor.  On day one they told me I had my choice of nickname: Junior or Little shiat.  I learned that meant they liked me.

I suppose in the long run I don't regret it.  The cool kids all grew up to be doctors, lawyers, CPAs and investment bankers, just like they were trained to be since childhood.  I went to grad school too and I'm doing alright.  But I can do all that and build a house if I wanted to.  I don't know too many of my colleagues who can say the same.
 
2013-04-24 09:26:05 PM  

EvilKatGurl: Came for the Traction Park references, leaving satisfied.

Still remember their commercials and their billboards too:

/Grew up a few towns over
//That place was scary to even drive by.
///Still less slashes in this post than you would get from one of their rides.


Why does that commercial look like its from the '80s even though youtube says its from 1994?
 
2013-04-24 09:26:19 PM  

Oldiron_79: Cathedralmaster: So they use British kids now instead of test dummies?

First water slide he gets to test:

Traction park?



Class Action Park
 
2013-04-24 09:34:45 PM  
Would be better if it was sponsored by viagra
 
2013-04-24 09:36:48 PM  

Nuuu: That always bugged me back in high school.  All the cool kids at school had summers jobs working at their Dad's/Uncle's/Dad's Friend's/Oldest Brother's office at a law firm/accounting firm/medical practice.  I mowed lawns.


Yeah... I'd have killed for the kind of connections my dumbshiat friends had.

In hindsight, I probably just should have pitched myself to one of their dads anyhow.   I mean one of the guys owned 23 farking companies, and his son was a total piece of crap who farked up everything his dad ever asked of him.  I didnt understand how important things like ambition and networking were at that point in my life.  Oh well.
 
2013-04-24 09:42:20 PM  
S'pose they'll send him to Mojo World, where they have barbecue sauce in the waterslides?
 
2013-04-24 09:43:19 PM  
Day 230: The Jamaican Jungle Juicer completely tore my speedos off then drenched me in a unprovoked geyser of gratitude. Only yesterday, i had slid down the slimy slippery slopes of the Sahara sand worm's snaky sudden-dance slide, but this, somehow, felt inappropriate. Anyway, JJJ gave me some concentrated reconstituted Apple juice, patted my fanny, and pushed me out the door to try out the 50 splays of spray.at the secret Dubai men's only desert desire double dare dip and slurp when I suddenly regretted my choice of careers. God, I could have aced my CPA exam by now. Well, no time for aged receivables now. Plenty of time for that when I meet the Sheik, later.
 
2013-04-24 09:49:07 PM  
I was expecting something a little more Lab Coaty

/ little Brit wouldn't have lasted the morning at Action Park
 
2013-04-24 10:15:25 PM  
Less of a "job" than a "contest winner", but, still pretty cool gig to get.   But, not uncommon for businesses to run a promotion like this to get young people engaged with their company... there is a credit union in town here which has a competition to be their "youth spokesperson" and blog about how wonderful it is to... have an account at a CU I guess.
 
2013-04-24 10:19:49 PM  

Nuuu: That always bugged me back in high school.  All the cool kids at school had summers jobs working at their Dad's/Uncle's/Dad's Friend's/Oldest Brother's office at a law firm/accounting firm/medical practice.  I mowed lawns.  Later I got a summer job with a general contractor.  On day one they told me I had my choice of nickname: Junior or Little shiat.  I learned that meant they liked me.

I suppose in the long run I don't regret it.  The cool kids all grew up to be doctors, lawyers, CPAs and investment bankers, just like they were trained to be since childhood.  I went to grad school too and I'm doing alright.  But I can do all that and build a house if I wanted to.  I don't know too many of my colleagues who can say the same.


Same boat here.  I took a bit of a detour in life, and didn't get my head on straight until about 6 years ago when 30 was approaching.  Now only making about $25/hour compared to a friend of mine already making $80k/year and 5 years younger than me, with another 5 years headstart.

But because I was able to build my 2ksq/ft house from scratch with a cash loan at the bank, my $700/mo cash loan payment now dwarfs his $2500.00 mortgage payment he has on his house.  We joke that we're now even ;).
 
2013-04-24 10:44:09 PM  
I'd take that job with the accountant. Boring, yes, but the connections are priceless. Speaking of which, I need to reach out to a friend about a summer internship/job at Raetheon. Spelled that wrong, but whatever. Will do the research after my engineering project is finished. Stressed enough as it is.
 
2013-04-24 11:05:16 PM  
I recommend rating water slides using the IEV - Involuntary Enema Volume - Scale
 
2013-04-24 11:33:40 PM  
Sometimes I think instead of drafting I should have gone for hospitality.
 
2013-04-24 11:38:33 PM  
Came for Action Park pics. Left satisfied.
 
2013-04-25 12:01:59 AM  
Clever dick! :O
 
2013-04-25 01:02:46 AM  
Sounds great until he gets to the ones that don't work right.
 
2013-04-25 04:56:05 AM  

Oldiron_79: EvilKatGurl: Came for the Traction Park references, leaving satisfied.

Still remember their commercials and their billboards too:

/Grew up a few towns over
//That place was scary to even drive by.
///Still less slashes in this post than you would get from one of their rides.

Why does that commercial look like its from the '80s even though youtube says its from 1994?


That's definitely the 90s. Just look at all the super bright neon colors in the clothing.
The 80s are reflected in this commercial better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SxhNai4Zhs
 
2013-04-25 06:04:46 AM  

farkingismybusiness: Cathedralmaster: So they use British kids now instead of test dummies?

First water slide he gets to test:
[www.domainofdeath3.com image 636x373]

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x164]
It will be my Waterloop.


You ditched Napoleon?
 
2013-04-25 07:39:02 AM  

EvilKatGurl: Came for the Traction Park references, leaving satisfied.


We always called it "Accident Park."
 
2013-04-25 12:14:20 PM  

Night Night Cream Puff: Oldiron_79: EvilKatGurl: Came for the Traction Park references, leaving satisfied.

Still remember their commercials and their billboards too:

/Grew up a few towns over
//That place was scary to even drive by.
///Still less slashes in this post than you would get from one of their rides.

Why does that commercial look like its from the '80s even though youtube says its from 1994?

That's definitely the 90s. Just look at all the super bright neon colors in the clothing.
The 80s are reflected in this commercial better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SxhNai4Zhs


Well that commercial is early 80s.

The super bright neon I associate with mid to late 80s and VERY early 90s(like as in 1990), by mid 90s in 94 people dressed about how they do now.
 
2013-04-25 04:17:02 PM  
Testing water
slides all over
the world

/halfassed haiku version
 
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