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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 02:13 AM
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43. Gawd. When I freelanced housecleaning in college it was for middle class women...
... who would have been ashamed to leave such filth in their homes. It was hard work, but not demeaning.

Hekate

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  - Busboy.  TahitiNut   Dec-08-07 11:31 PM   #1 
  - Busboy was the worse for me too, the  doc03   Dec-09-07 05:00 PM   #126 
  - Working in a bowling alley.  Captain Angry   Dec-08-07 11:33 PM   #2 
  - I used to scrub pots in an Italian restaurant  nightrider767   Dec-08-07 11:35 PM   #3 
  - Merry Maids. That job sucked hard.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-08-07 11:36 PM   #4 
  - people are such assholes  Skittles   Dec-08-07 11:42 PM   #8 
  - I'm sorry but your post made me laugh so hard  durrrty libby   Dec-08-07 11:56 PM   #15 
  - Don't be sorry! I get it.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-09-07 03:09 AM   #47 
  - Gawd. When I freelanced housecleaning in college it was for middle class women...  Hekate   Dec-09-07 02:13 AM   #43 
  - Same here  Raine   Dec-09-07 03:22 AM   #49 
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  - Bag-smasher.  Occam Bandage   Dec-08-07 11:43 PM   #9 
  - Phone soliciting for funeral plots  sandnsea   Dec-08-07 11:43 PM   #10 
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  - How did that go?  Wcross   Dec-09-07 10:33 AM   #94 
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  - Ad layout artist at a newspaper  Rob H.   Dec-09-07 10:20 AM   #88 
  - Housewife.  LWolf   Dec-09-07 10:23 AM   #89 
  - A shill in a Greek Restaurant.  0007   Dec-09-07 10:29 AM   #92 
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  - Filling Vending Machines  NeedleCast   Dec-09-07 12:45 PM   #99 
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  - Assistant Crack Whore.  Blue-Jay   Dec-09-07 03:07 PM   #119 
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