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Since: 17.11.02

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I quit my day job recently because I have come to the conclusion that corporate retail stores suck major ass.

I do still feel the need to have a secound job however because if I have too much time on my hands, I'll either remember how crappy my life is or drink heavily; probably both.

On a whim, a friend of mine told me that this porn store was looking for people to work midnight to 8am 4 days a week. It's a privately owned shop, the owner has 4 different stores in the Tampa area and this is sorta what I think I am looking for in a secound job. No drama and backstabbing by district managers and such and the customers are just as embarrassed to be there as the employees probably are.

Lets just say that I am getting up there in the age department. If anyone had noticed or looked, you'll see that I've changed my birthday a few times cause people don't really need to know how old I am, but thankfully I do not look my age, which the manager said was a really good thing. I'll help keep the regulars happy and probably bring in newer people cause I have a 'fresh face'.

This sounds like a really good job. It pays $11 an hour which is actually more then what I started out making for Raymond James. They have those 'booths' but I am told I won't have to clean them cause they have an outside guy come and do it.

I think what the point of this post is, that I'm trying my damnest to come up with a reason NOT to take this job. I mean, something in my gut is telling me not to, but I can't for the life of me explain why?

She wants to know if I can start monday night and I need to have an answer for her by saturday. Any thoughts and/or comments would be appreceiated. Thanks for listening.





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Since: 2.11.02
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Well the hours arent exactly social but given that we both post on wrestling boards this is not something that would really worry either of us greatly.:)



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Well, you might want to go through this. I never thought I would have a real reason to point someone to this site.

http://www.improvisation.ws/mb/tpcs1.php



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Since: 18.11.02
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If you work there, do you get free porn?



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    Originally posted by Dagent913
    If you work there, do you get free porn?


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Since: 17.1.02
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I guess the first question I would have is: Do you really want to put this porn store job down on your resume? It might be illegal to discriminate, but bosses are going to judge you based to your resume and work experience.

Another thing: Are you going to feel resentment or anything for the patrons that shop there? If you can't regard anyone that comes in there as just a customer, then I wouldn't recommend taking the job.

One other negative: If Nicolas Cage ever comes in and asks you for help, just say no ;)



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Actually, you know, I have a very good friend who DOES work at a porn shop in Tucson, Arizona (His wife works for a Lutheran Church - this is a great combo!)
He honestly loves the job. He does have to watch a lot of porn (his store makes employees screen porn to "better serve the customer, who might know a scene in a movie but have no idea of the title") but I do not know if it is a standard practice.
Plus he has all sorts of interesting stories about when Ron Jeremy would come in, but that is another thread.
Honestly, if you are not squeemish about it, have nothing better to do, and are not really looking for anything else, a porn shop is cool. Let me tell you- you will end up with a shitload of stories to tell just from the customers who come into the damned place...



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Since: 8.1.02
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"One other negative: If Nicolas Cage ever comes in and asks you for help, just say no"

Thanks Torchslasher for bringing up a memory of a very disturbing movie. 8MM and the dark world it deals with would be reason enough for me to not take a job like this.

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Since: 18.11.02
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    Originally posted by DMC
    "One other negative: If Nicolas Cage ever comes in and asks you for help, just say no"

    Thanks Torchslasher for bringing up a memory of a very disturbing movie. 8MM and the dark world it deals with would be reason enough for me to not take a job like this.

    DMC



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Since: 2.1.02
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#10 Posted on

    Originally posted by Cerebus
    They have those 'booths' but I am told I won't have to clean them cause they have an outside guy come and do it.


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I wouldn't base your opinion on what other people might think of you working there, as I've always been the type of person to not give a flying hoot what others thought about me. Life's too short to worry about why someone else would bother to think about what you are doing instead of focusing on themselves. If things seem to look cool and work out for your schedule, take the thing and have fun with it. Of course, your definition of fun may vary...

On a note too related note, I could have sworn today that I was taking a class with a porn starlett this semester.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

One of my friends manages a video store, which is technically regular and porn, but I'm sure porn is the lion's share of the business.

At least he can say it's a video store with porn, rather than just a PORN STORE.

Of course, he was a porn connisseur before getting the job and it's only gotten worse with his liberal watching of the material and employee discount.

I can't complain, since I benefit from the liberal "borrowing" policy that I also take advantage of.





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Since: 17.11.02

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I have been store manager at 3 different video stores and asst manager at 2 others. 2 of the 5 stores had porn rooms, Video Giant and Video Street. Video Giant's income for the porn came in at 80% of the overall monthly income and Video Street's was around 60%. I've worked around porn before obviously and had no problem with it, in fact I even got to like alot of the older stuff from the 70's and 80's and have become somewhat of an expert on that era of porn (SADLY I should add... but the exwife liked it.) into the store and most people agreed that it was better then just the all sex all the time stuff.

Walking through the store, I saw that they had a small section for this and for Anime. I've already suggested to them to expand these and they are working on it. They also have a large section of Faces of Death type stuff which while I do sort of enjoy watching Bud blow his brains out or Anthea catch fire from the motorcycle, I find it odd to be in a porn shop. I'm told these are some of thier highest rentals.

I've talked to 3 of the 6 people that work there today and each have told me that the only thing creepy about the store is the owner who has the place wired up with cameras and mics and he likes to sit at home and watch the employees and listen in on them. The manager, Serina (cute little asian chick!) said a little loud and looking up at a camera that he was "...a creepy asshole who got off on it." About 5 secounds later and the phone rang. She handed it to me and it was the owner, Pete. He told me that he hopes I accept the job and that he doesn't get off on it, he just doesn't trust his employees very much because of the type of business it is and he doesn't want any shit going down in his stores. He also said that he had called my previous employers and was rather empressed with my background and he felt I would be an excellent addition to his business, which was really nice of him.

This is very fucked up, however, with someone watching at all hours of the night, I think it would be a SAFE job to have. and in THAT sort of store, I probably would have had the shotgun out on the counter all night... yes, they keep a shotgun behing the counter along with a baseball bat and cans of mace. Security wise, this could be the safest job I would ever have.

I told my boss at my 'REAL' job about this this and he was all like "Dude! You know what that means, right... if you take that job? It means that every one here that you know and all the others are gonna all of a sudden become YOUR BEST FRIEND! Tech support guys don't get laid, they'll be asking for discounts for the rest of your life!" This was funny, he also said that as long as it doesn't bother my work, they have no problem with what I do on my own time.

Originally posted by Torchslasher
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One other negative: If Nicolas Cage ever comes in and asks you for help, just say no

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Dude, first I would ask him what the hell he was thinking about marrying Lisa Marie after Michael Jackson kissed her, THEN I'd laugh at him for selling his comic book collection just to have her divorce him right after the sale goes through.

And to answer the billion dollar question, YES, I get free porn and I DON'T have to wait for it to download. Actually, I was allowed to snag 2 DVDs today just for considering taking the job. I got RAW TALENT featuring Ron Jeremy in an early role where he karate fights Jerry Butler and Jerry Butler does 'STUFF' with a cooked turky before cutting it up and making a sandwich for a little old lady who in real life was actually his mom; and Traces of Death 2 featuring a female to male sex change and a funny but NOT REALLY air show accident where this biplane flies upside down and scrapes this guys head off onto the ground. I'm a sick person, aren't I?

Anyways, after today, I'm leaning towards taking the job, if anything, I get to make an ass of myself and ask out the cute little asian girl. Seems that she also thought that Wilco's YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT was the best CD out this year and she ALSO likes older porn... we had a moment if you will. If she says no, then I can always quit.

Oh yeah, this was cool. While I was up there, this rather large woman was buying an 18inch vibrating 'YOU KNOW WHAT' and Serina had to open it up and make sure it works. So she put in the batteries and started pushing the buttons and then looked at the customer and says "Well, it's defineatly powerfull." and the woman turns to ME, cocks her head sidways and says "I like them big." with this HUGE grin on her face. I looked at Serina, then back at the woman and said "Well, it certainly is... I'm sure you'll enjoy it." After the woman paid for it and left, Serina said I have to work there bacause I was the first applicant who did NOT bust out laughing during thier first ever toy sale from behind the counter.

Look at this, I don't even work there yet and I already have a story to tell.





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