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January 9th, 2011

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 10:36 am
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A retention specialist. Ugh. UGH.

So picture this: You sit in a call-center maze 'o cubes and your job, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (plus whatever overtime they wrangle out of you) is to convince pissed-off people to stay with your shitty company. You are literally yelled at from the time you get there to the time you leave, and you apologize over and over to obviously made up, exaggerated tales of customers being slighted, and offer credits and most of the time it's not enough. And the best part? If you don't "save" enough people for your company than YOU get in trouble. So while you have customers screaming at you from dawn till dusk you also have your supervisor doing the same, only he/she is in your face.

I never worked in retention, but I saw people who did -- they had eyes like war veterans.

No thank you times a million.
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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 12:54 pm
Title: Morning Shows The Day (or) Iruka and Kakashi's Excellent Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Kakashi/Iruka
Summary: One moment ten-year-old Umino Iruka is pulling his most daring prank, and the next he's in the middle of a bloody battlefield. What is going on, and who is this strange masked boy with him?
Contains [warnings]: Some violence, children as soldiers, bra theft
Word Count: 4,300+ (This chapter)
Author's Notes:  Written for [ profile] jofelly  on the KakaIru fest.. Special thanks to the many people who patiently listened to me whine as I figured out the plot, and others who worked to correct it. [ profile] alexb49 , [ profile] yukinoomoni , [ profile] book_people , [ profile] tucuxi  and [ profile] schwarztkd . You guys are great. :D
This is a slightly edited version of the one that was put on the fest, and I broke it up for easier reading.

It was a fine autumn day. The sun was shining, with sky the special kind of clean deep blue that only comes about after a storm, and ten-year-old Umino Iruka was currently running for his life. )