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    RAGBRAI. Need I say more? Steele-Bike's Avatar
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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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    Originally posted by Steele-Bike

    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.
    On leave of absence as of March 13, 2002. Contact by email.

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    WHAT IS STANDARDIZED TEST SCORING?
    :cool:

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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
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

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    Originally posted by Trekn
    WHAT IS STANDARDIZED TEST SCORING?
    We design, administor, and grade those annoying "bubble" tests that you probably took every year in school.

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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!

    Rich :thumbup:
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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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    Originally posted by Steele-Bike
    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...
    On leave of absence as of March 13, 2002. Contact by email.

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    You better watch out Steele-bike, I know where you live!!!!!
    Booyah!!

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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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