Working For a Living: Lessons Learned Money burned

Sometimes people who you’d think should know better make dumb mistakes. Up until last week (4-26-18) the place I work had a cafeteria. It was a nice place, overcooked and overpriced food. They charged for pretty much everything. The friend chicken was okay at times, and egg rolls.

Then, one of the head cooks did a major no-no. She brought her little dog to work, put ii in a pet cage and placed it near the stoves while she worked. Apperantly. someone noticed and complained.

She was fired and the cafeteria had to close. They do have outside food trucks coming by during days of the week.


I’ve held numerous jobs over the years, currently at Pilgrim’s Pride, going on my ninth year. A record! Work in the whole bird department, coning chickens, tying them up and packing them. One thing I’ll say, this place has made me feel better about some of the previous jobs I’ve held, but I’ll delve into that more as this blog moves on.


Feel free to chime in with your own work related experiences.

Yours truly, David V. Pyle


About davepyl

Though I have held many jobs over the years, being a fiction writer has always been my main interest even though I may not have always pursued it well enough. Originally from Princeton, IN, where I graduated High School and took writing related courses, I went on to attend Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN, and obtained a degree in journalism. After working a few years as a journalist and freelance nonfiction writer, I pursed other careers. late in the 90’s my interest in writing fiction resurged with stronger and better ideas, I have taken courses through Full Sail University to help me hone my skills as a creative writer. Now my plans are to focus more on writing fiction in addition to my day job and build it as a career in as many ways as I can: books, short stories, scripts, comicbooks. My writing credentials include: *KNOX COUNTY DAILY NEWS | Feb 1988 – April 1992; Staff Writer / Journalist; * OFFICIAL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE GROUP | 1990 – 1992Freelance Writer / Photographer; *VIETNAM MAGAZINE | April 1995 • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “Operation Babylift” *MIDNIGHT ZOO | May/June 1991 • Contributing Writer (Poem) – “Lady In Black” *REUNIONS MAGAZINE Summer, 1995 * Contributing Writer Reunion at George Field *QUILTER’S WORLD | April 2004 • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “Two Visionaries” *STORYTELLER MAGAZINE | Nov/Dec 2010. • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “The Ol’ Conner Place” short story *TALES OF THE TALISMAN | Oct 2011 • Contributing Writer (Poem) – “Bloody Red Riding Hood” *REUNIONS MAGAZINE Fall/Winter 2012 * Contributing Writer Morgan/Bivens Family Reunion * Frontier Tales magazine/ Winter 2012/ Battle of Three Lakes and what inspired you to write your book. The battle between the ani-men and the JLA, from Justice League America issues 221-223-1984.
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