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Old 10-31-2013, 06:18 PM   #14411
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I'm relaxing after my second day at my new job. It's exhausting meeting loads of new people and trying to absorb loads of new information! But I must say the people all seem very nice. The office I work in has windows on two sides with loads of trees and parkland outside and I have been promised a personal tour of the mansion house very soon!

The dining hall (and I do mean "hall" as in panelled walls with a high vaulted ceiling and oil paintings of "important" people dotted around), serves excellent subsidised meals at lunchtime. A hot meal costs 1.90 (about $2.80). Which compares very well with my previous employers' pretty mediocre canteen food which generally cost from 3.50 to 5 ($5.25 - $7.50). Today, I had breadcrumbed baked fillet of salmon, with green beans, carrots and gorgeous herb-buttered new potatoes.

Of course this all means I am doing no cooking in the evening!
Does the mansion have a history? Sounds like a dream job. What do you do? Can I come for lunch? A thousand questions I know. but inquiring minds want to know. Love the cost of your meals.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:19 PM   #14412
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Sitting out front with a tub of candy...waiting for trick-or-treaters and trying VERY HARD not too eat any of tha candy!

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The secret is to buy candy that you can't stand. Something like sour balls!
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:23 PM   #14413
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The secret is to buy candy that you can't stand. Something like sour balls!
If I gave gave out those they would think I was a sour ball. LOL. There are only two houses giving candy this year here
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:29 PM   #14414
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I'm thinking I should send the little girls upstairs to play while the getting's good. They like to "Help" and anyone who rings the doorbell Always comes to specifically see them. I better do this, even though one of them will stand inside the stairway on a step and jiggle the door knob and caterwall. O well, it's only for a couple hours.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:30 PM   #14415
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I never did get around to buying mysel... the trick or treaters candy this year.
Now I'm bummed. That's what I usually buy.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:31 PM   #14416
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If I gave gave out those they would think I was a sour ball. LOL. There are only two houses giving candy this year here
I like your choices, Dave! Mmm, do I see Heath Bars?
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:34 PM   #14417
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Does the mansion have a history? Sounds like a dream job. What do you do? Can I come for lunch? A thousand questions I know. but inquiring minds want to know. Love the cost of your meals.
Here you go Addie! I don't work in the mansion - I am in one of the many many ancillary buildings that are in the grounds. I am a Programme Coordinator - which means I help set up training courses for high-ranking police officers. (The place is teeming with police - some of them from all around the world - it's completely fascinating!)

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You can certainly come for lunch - after you have had a full security vetting!
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:38 PM   #14418
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I like your choices, Dave! Mmm, do I see Heath Bars?
Yes. Heath bars and baby ruths and butterfingers and tootsie rolls..and...

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #14419
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Here you go Addie! I don't work in the mansion - I am in one of the many many ancillary buildings that are in the grounds. I am a Programme Coordinator - which means I help set up training courses for high-ranking police officers. (The place is teeming with police - some of them from all around the world - it's completely fascinating!)

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You can certainly come for lunch - after you have had a full security vetting!
Wow! That is some mansion. I would love to meet some of the 14 ghosts. How lucky for you to have found this job. Sure beats sitting in a cubicle all day long and staring at a computer.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:06 PM   #14420
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Here you go Addie! I don't work in the mansion - I am in one of the many many ancillary buildings that are in the grounds. I am a Programme Coordinator - which means I help set up training courses for high-ranking police officers. (The place is teeming with police - some of them from all around the world - it's completely fascinating!)

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You can certainly come for lunch - after you have had a full security vetting!
I could pass security. The FBI and The Boston Police Department both have a complete set of my fingerprints and full palms. I worked for the Boston Police Department in Charlestown. Not the safest part of Boston.
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