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Workers’ Comp Part 4: Repetitive Strain

Repetitive Strain sets in… Workers Compensation continued! “Workers’ Comp” is a four part excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. Part 1: Workers’ Comp Part 1: Lying on Resume Part 2: Workers’ Comp Part 2: Office Drama Part 3: Workers’ Comp Part 3: Workers Compensation I have only three or four outfits that Read More

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Workers’ Comp Part 2: Office Drama

Office Drama! “Workers’ Comp” is a four part excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. Part 1: Workers’ Comp Part 1: Lying on Resume Office drama! Due to this odd office beef between paralegal and transcriptionist, the night guy comes in early because he knows it’s my first day, and they send me Read More

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Workers’ Comp Part 1: Lying on Resume

“Workers’ Comp” is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. I haven’t found a full time job that I want, and so I apply to temp agencies. There’s a bit of lying on resume. My mother tells me that when she was younger, temping is how she got by. Her stories of Read More

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My Volcano Day: You Mean Water Pipe 5

I enjoy selling to the drug dealers. Some of these are obvious, they are clean cut and inconspicuous, and have come in to buy a very expensive and accurate scale with cash while wearing white cotton gloves so as not to leave their fingerprints anywhere. Some of these are dead obvious in the other direction, Read More

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Delivering Cigarettes to a Hospital Bed: Driver #69, Part 3

Driving for a Living: Driver #69, Part 2 is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California that covers my time as a driver messenger. To see Part 1 of my driver messenger stories, go here: Party on the Freeway To see Part 2 of my driver messenger stories, go here: Driving For a Living Still a driver Read More

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Driving for a Living: Driver #69, Part 2

Driving for a Living: Driver #69, Part 2 is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California that covers my time as a driver messenger. To see Part 1 of my driver messenger stories, go here: Party on the Freeway One time I deliver to A Band Apart studios, up some elevator in the Read More

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Party on the Freeway: Driver #69, Part 1

Party on the Freeway: Driver #69, Part 1 is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. The criteria I use to choose jobs becomes fixed into those that have no supervision and some control over a schedule. The last thing I want is to show up at an office at a time Read More

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I Do Windows: Part 3

Here are parts One and Two: I Do Windows: Part 1 (Excerpt from my book) I Do Windows: Part 2 This post, “I Do Windows” is an excerpt from my book, Down and Out in California. I interview to do other things. Line up job interviews. I attend an interview to be an internet chat sex Read More

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I Do Windows: Part 2

For more about cleaning windows please see I Do Windows: Part 1 (Excerpt from my book) “I Do Windows” is an excerpt from my book, Down and Out in California. My parents had a habit of taking in people that have nowhere else to go, and then my mother would try to better their lives through Read More

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San Pedro

“San Pedro” is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. It’s four in the morning on Hollywood Boulevard. I’m carrying three knives: a serrated bread knife, a meat cleaver, and a small, sharp kitchen knife. I’ve sloppily wrapped these and a roll of duct tape in a couple issues of the Los Read More