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#JusJoJan the 7th – Just the tempest


Back when I was in my late twenties, I lived in an apartment and supported myself by working in various offices for an agency.

I remember my agency called me late one afternoon and asked me to be at a new job first thing the next morning, as they needed someone desperately.

But when I woke up the next morning, I was so sick, I couldn’t even get out of bed to call them to tell them I couldn’t make it.

They didn’t call me againโ€”I’d been effectively fired for not showing up on the first day.

Making me the tempest temp there ever was.



This corny but true post is brought to you by Just Jot it January and Liz! Check out Liz’s post here! Click the following link to see how you, too, can join in! It’s fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

27 thoughts on “#JusJoJan the 7th – Just the tempest

  1. LOVE IT! I worked temp gigs for years – sometimes full time, sometimes as a side hustle, etc., – My ‘tempest temp’ assignment, ever?? Called to report to a 4-6 week, 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, data entry temp job – for a small collection company – arrived – was shown the stack of ‘paper’ to be entered digitally into a system (overview of system) and worked that day, worked until it was time for me to take my lunch break and I poked my head in and said, “Okay – the stack you gave me is all entered – going to lunch – but will need the next stack to do when I get back from lunch” –

    “You’re done???? Already??? Let me check…..”

    She spot checked for about 20 minutes – just pulling random paperwork from the done ‘pile’ and searching in their digital system – –

    “Um, that was all of them – I can’t believe you got it all done! We had a temp in here for two weeks, working that same stack!”

    Sigh – let go after less than 11 hours of ‘paid time’ and when I called in to say, “available for new assignment’ – they made me cool my heels for over a WEEK, while they verified I had really done the ‘job requested’ – sigh – that was the day I started really questioning the whole “temp gig’ on both sides of the transaction – it became rather a “heads we win, tails you lose’ operation – – – LOL

    thus? I became a Freelancer!! ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. The universe took care of you. In reality the temp company was a front for the mob and you would have inadvertently been involved with money laundering. Thank goodness your guardian angel took care if it. (LOL)

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  3. Maybe it wasnโ€™t meant to be

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  4. Hehe! Greatest use of a prompt I still can’t seem to find myself using. All I see are tea pots!

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  5. Hahaha! I love the way you used the prompt! Great job!

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  6. *THAT* was a fabulous take on the prompt!
    Never saw it coming! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  7. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  8. Well, you had good reason not to show up! Granted, they did not know it! Hahaha!


  9. I saw what you did there! Good for you, though. Sounds like it would have been a not-so-great gig.

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