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Old 06-29-01, 09:30 AM   #1
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Summer Leave

Hey Folks,

I just wanted to let everyone know that I only have 7 more days of work before my three month paid leave. My last day of work will be Friday, July 13 and I will be returning to work on October 8. Don't worry, I am getting a computer in about a month, so I will still be able to post.

For all of you who do not know, I work for a standardized test scoring company. About 1/2 of the employees are laid off every summer, simply because there are no test to be scored.

I will be enjoying my summer with plenty of biking, sleeping and gardening. I will also be taking a two week trip to the West Coast in August and a 4 day trip to South Dakota next week.

Don't feel sorry for me, I am sure I will find something to fill my days with.
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Old 06-29-01, 10:01 AM   #2
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Don't feel sorry for me, I am sure I will find something to fill my days with.
You could always design and post a daily web page.
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WHAT IS STANDARDIZED TEST SCORING?
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Steele,

I'm jealous!! That reminds me of the good old days last summer when I was unemployed (corporate downsizing) and had nothing to do all day but be a house-husband and ride. That was the life.
I hate having to work. It interferes with the important stuff like riding.

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Have fun, Steele-bike.
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yes, Iam Jealouse of you Steele Bike
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We design, administor, and grade those annoying "bubble" tests that you probably took every year in school.
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Old 07-02-01, 06:40 AM   #8
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We have those Bubble Tests in the UK, although they were called Richmond Tests back then...

Oh, the hours of fun colouring them in *sighs*...miss 'em I does.

As for having three months paid leave.... Damn your eyes!!!!!!!!

Hehe..not really...have fun matey, don't take too long in getting your computer now...y'hear!

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Five more days left!!! I am taking the rest of the week off and going to South Dakota. So, when I come back next week, it will be just five work days until my three month leave. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
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Five more days left!!! I am taking the rest of the week off and going to South Dakota. So, when I come back next week, it will be just five work days until my three month leave. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
Steele-Bike, does your employer know you're so--uh, enthusiastic about being away from your job? Tsk, tsk...
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You better watch out Steele-bike, I know where you live!!!!!
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I'm back from South Dakota. I did a little biking up there, but not much free time. There is not a whole lot in SD, so biking is unlimited. Watch out for the cattle, though....plenty of them.

The girlfriend and I were visiting her Grandma, who owns 1000 acres on a lake. Most of the land is pasture, but very scenic.

This is my last week of work before the 3 month leave. About 1/2 the workers here are laid off in the summer, so this is quite the festive time of year.

I have ordered my home PC, so I should be online in no time at all. HP 733MHz Celeron, 128 RAM, 40 GB Hard drive, CD-Writer. Reconditioned, costing $459. If you like reconditioned computers/accessories check out www.egghead.com
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