Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Working for Satan...

So, yesterday I began a new job. It appears that I will have plenty of time to update and draw pictures. This is the good news.
Friday, my agency calls me about a job as a secretary for a whiskey-maker! And it pays €2 an hour more than my current job, so I am like badass, even though I despise whiskey with every fiber in my little being. But Bill really likes it so since I was like, yeah, I'll do it. Then the temp agency says to me: Great! It's a small family company, and they also own another company based in the same building called African Diamonds!
So, that sucks, but I had committed to the job and I consoled myself with the fact that I would be making whiskey, not you know, being evil.
Then I come into work on Monday and am shown to my desk. In front of me is a sheet of paper listing all the companies chaired and directed by this family, though they are publicly traded, etc. Essentially, the list is pure evil. The whiskey production is the only justifiable sinning. I will go down the list with their mini-descriptions that sits in front of me for you. I will use the actual company names to prove that I do not care if I am discovered.
  • Cooley Whiskey: "The Only Irish Owned Whiskey Distillery"
  • Pan Andean Resources: "Oil and Gas Producer and Explorer in the US and Bolivia"
  • African Gold: "Gold Miner and Explorer in Ghana and Zimbabwe"
  • Petrel Resources: "Oil Exploration and Development in Iraq"
  • MINCO plc: "Gold in Siberia, Silver in Mexico, Zinc in Ireland"
  • African Diamonds: "Diamond Exploration in Sierra Leone, Botswana, and Guinea"
  • Persian Gold: "Gold exploration in Iran"

!!!! So I have agreed to be the secretary to the financial director of all these companies! I'm in the head office! The bunker, if you will. But, like the protagonist of that Downfall movie, I'm just a secretary, I don't know nothin', right? Sure...
Really though, as evil as this company is, I've sold Nikes at Nordstrom (although I always pushed New Balance...) who sell diamonds and loads of other jewelry, probably mined in Africa.
I feel this is an opportunity to learn. I've shopped at Walmart, eaten at McDonald's (but not for many years!), and committed a multitude of sins. And I consider myself a conscientious consumer. So let ye who has not sinned cast the first stone, eh. This is a learning experience. And besides, I'm not REALLY working for Satan. I'm just a temp.

3 comments:

stevie.be. said...

we are all just cogs in the wheel of society. with each new spin, the riches change hands but our hands are always empty. (and greasy from the damn big macs)

wanderius thrax said...

well i don't think any less of you ruthie!

especially after sending me another postcard! shock!!!!!!

DaintyDoughnuts said...

I want to write you ruth but I have misplaced they new e mail. I got the fancy knoxalumni.org thing and i sent you an e mail but Im pretty sure I sent it to your old knox address so that was probably not so smart of me. And in response to your question, I broke up with BJ because I am an idiot. A total idiot. Its the worst mistake I have ever made and I cant even believe I am saying something so silly. My sister and I went out on a canoe today, it was fun. I love my ferrets!!!