WORK @ HOME!!! Part 5

STOP: Read Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4 first


The next day, Joe seemed to forget all about his request from the previous day (see Part 3):

10:30AM
Joe
Good Morning

10:31AM
chris.auman
Good morning

10:32AM
Joe
How are you doing

10:32AM
chris.auman
Good.

10:33AM
Joe
how are you doing with your assignment

10:33AM
chris.auman
Which assignment?

10:33AM
Joe
I need you to map-out the industrial areas of your State and find out the available lands in those areas that are yet to be developed or for sale. If unable to locate such then look up very good realestate agents in your location and retreive their contact details.

Land Lenght about 20acrs

Assignment Objestive: XXXX, INC is looking for locations to situate its branch in your state.

Assisgnment Duration: 3 days

Let me knw if you need anything

10:35AM
chris.auman
Ok.

It should go without saying that I did not complete this important assignment and I received no further inquiries as to its progress. Everything was smooth sailing and I guess I was supposed to be earning $20 an hour for my services of staying logged into my Yahoo account. Yes, everything was fine and dandy until Joe dropped this bombshell on me one morning:

10:50AM
Joe
where have u been?

10:53AM
chris.auman
Just making some coffee.

10:54AM
Joe
you have not been online

10:54AM
chris.auman
I was on-line but not on yahoo, i guess. Sorry.

11:00AM
Joe
you are not taking this job seriouse
are u

11:01AM
chris.auman
I have not received any instructions or assignments or anything but "good mornings" for over a week. What is there to take serious? I just sit here all day and do nothing.

11:02AM
Joe
you have not been online to receive updates

11:03AM
chris.auman
Alright, send me an update then.

It took Joe five minutes to come up with a reply to this reasonable request:

11:08AM
Joe
Note that your assignments are been put together at the controller office.. and as soon as i have it i will send them to you... but still make sure that you are always online to receive updates on your assignment

11:08AM
chris.auman
ok

This the first time I heard about The Controller. I had not been advised that it was the Controller’s job to send me my daily assignments. This Controller appeared to be quite a slacker and not too diligent in his work. Fine with me. At any rate, I received no assignments from The Controller and I made no effort to comply with Joe’s wishes to stay logged in and everything was fine for a few more days. Then Joe got somewhat cryptic:

10:24AM
Joe
Good Morning

11:00AM
chris.auman
Good morning.

11:00AM
Joe
you are invisible

11:00AM
chris.auman
Yes.

11:00AM
Joe
Become availble so I know you are here

11:01AM
chris.auman
ok.

Joe didn’t seem angry or annoyed, if anything he seemed almost concerned. That didn’t last long. My continued noncompliance over the next week brought the old Joe back to the fore:

10:45AM
Joe
you come online when you want to
and log out when you choose to

10:46AM
chris.auman
i haven't heard from you in a week.

10:48AM
Joe
could you reconfirm your mailing addres as i just recieve an update form the controller office that petty cash will be mailed to you tomorrow and your salary will be mailed next week
please reconfirm your full legal name and mailing address for delivery

10:49AM
chris.auman
i've confirmed it many times already. why don't you have it?

10:49AM
Joe
BUZZ!!!
do that now!

10:50AM
chris.auman
mr. craig definitely has that info.

10:50AM
Joe
as ur supervisor am telling you to reconfirm it

10:51AM
chris.auman
can you tell me why i would need petty cash?

10:51AM
Joe
the petty cash funds will be used to solve any assignment that require the use of money..
purchasing office equipments or softwares
making payment to shipping company for shippment of office supplies

10:52AM
chris.auman
so i would use the money to ship office equipment from where to where?

10:52AM
Joe
supplies will be shipped to you

10:52AM
chris.auman
what kind of supplies? to be used for what? this has never been very clear.

10:53AM
Joe
custom designed supplies
laptops
printer
softwares
for your upcoming assignments
it will be full loaded with the companies softwares

10:54AM
chris.auman
cool, so i would get a new computer, printer and a laptop so i could work on my assignments better?

10:54AM
Joe
yes
when the contract is over you will return the company property
ok

10:55AM
chris.auman
oh, well in that case, i can just use my own stuff. i have all that computer equipment; computer, laptop computer, computer printer, etc, etc, etc

10:56AM
Joe
are they customised to the company needs

10:49AM
chris.auman
i think they are.

Joe has signed out.

More tomorrow! Can you stand it?

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