Worst Job U Ever Had?

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    Dec 07, 2008 5:17 AM GMT
    K guys, whats the worst job part time/full time, etc that you ever had. Mine would be working in a lettuce factory, yes, they exist, its basically getting the lettuce from the farms and cleaning them, etc for the restaurants. I lasted 4 days lol.icon_redface.gif
  • charrismd

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    Dec 07, 2008 5:26 AM GMT
    I worked in a leather tannery for 3 summers in college. It was hard, hot work moving wet, sloppy tanned hides out of a big wooden box onto saw horses for drying. I often worked 12 hour shifts, also, during the really hot muggy Milwaukee summers. It got so hot one day that a co-worker went into heat stroke.....had a seizure in the middle of the shift from the heat. I hated it but it provided $$$ to get me back into pharmacy school every year.
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    Dec 07, 2008 5:40 AM GMT
    k, the fact that ur job was in the summer made me remember another job i had that was pretty horrible - sanding down rowing boats for 9 hours a day in the heat outside. any rowers out there who have a hudson boat - ya i most likely sanded it lol.

    heres how my days at that job went - 4:30 am bike 15 km's to practice, practice till 7am, bike 5 km's to the factory, work 9 hours, bike 20 km's home, die a little more every day... and weekends werent free, regattas every weekend.
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    Dec 07, 2008 5:50 AM GMT
    Telemarketing
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    Dec 07, 2008 6:14 AM GMT
    Wow, I actually would've loved a lettuce factory...maybe.

    Well, every job has its bad parts. However, my first job was exceptionally awful. I was 16/17 and worked at a waterpark, as that guy that went around sweeping up all the crap left by all you pigs. I didn't mind it, and had I not been quite overweight at the time then I would've taken up my boss's offer to be a lifeguard. I didn't understand why he asked me to be a lifeguard, I suppose because I took my job seriously and they needed some responsible ones out there watching people.

    The first season was OK, but the second was awful. I came back to a void department and ended up being the only one doing any work. Even after they hired a bunch of lazy brats, I still ended up doing everything. I didn't let it go. I tried to reason with my boss, the Assistant Manager. I eventually just started clocking out and going home early when it got to me. Because my efforts didn't do much - geez do people not know how to use trashcans - he didn't seem to notice.

    Well, one day he caught me and I didn't stop when he told me to come back. He followed me down the street to the bus stop, that was about half a mile away. He was limping and couldn't keep up. I found out the next day that he had been shot in his leg two days earlier. I felt bad, came back, apologized, and he took me back. He realized what he was doing wrong.

    Changing things was different. He did eventually get a supervisor, but he didn't speak ANY English. I was flabergasted. I worked my ass off and he hired somebody that none of his workers could speak to. He threw my actions in my face when I complained, and I had to give him that. He eventually started to try to make friends and gave me more office and slide operation duties.

    Had it not been for a beautiful lifeguard that seemed to love talking to me, Sonny (Probably the hottest guy I've seen to this day; I loved that name too), I would've just quit. Of course, he eventually left, after beating up a guy that called him a fag, and I had nobody to talk about the hottest book with or such a hot bod to stare at as I acted interested in what he said. I tolerated the crap less, and my AM eventually confronted me and said, "If you cant keep a smile on your face, you should just go." I hadn't stopped working hard, but couldn't smile there, so I left. He was floored, but I fealt sooooo liberated. I got a MUCH better job two weeks later.

    Sorry about the short story...but that hell still gets to me. It's always good to vent.
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    Dec 07, 2008 6:22 AM GMT
    One word: KFC


    I loved people I worked with, and I despite about half the people I served. What sucks is that it takes about 20 minutes to cook chicken, and when people have to wait, they flip out. And as much as loved my ex co-workers, they weren't really productive, which made my job worse. Instead they went to the back and got high.


    Haha I also worked as a painter which is just as bad. I was super hot out (one of my co-workers had a heat stroke on top of the roof), we worked super long hours tediously painting any smartboard on the windows, doors, or any fences, and I constantly got ripped off from my manager. I believe my last paycheck for two weeks was $160. Yea, I flipped the shit out and quit on the spot icon_evil.gif.

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    Dec 07, 2008 7:04 AM GMT


    Doug here - call center for a plumbing co that allowed the plumbers to use our desks and head-sets when we weren't sitting at them. So guys just back from augering a sewer would lounge out on the desks and use the head-sets. The smell was gagging and eye-watering. The girls and guys in the office had every cleaner at their desks known to Man.
    The computers we used were old and dirty, sewery finger-prints all over everything. The place was not kept clean and you know how most pcs have an air vent out the back to run a fan after twelve hours of use or so? These all sported flapping plugs of dust and dirt so long they looked like raccoon tails!
    I got a great staph infection all around my headset wearing ear in the first week. They laughed and said oh well, everybody gets that. icon_rolleyes.gif
    I took Bill and a neighbour in there as customers the day before I quit so they could see why I was quitting. They were so owl-eyed they forgot to play their parts and just turned around and left. Hah!
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    Dec 07, 2008 7:04 AM GMT
    first job

    worked at a movie theatre in concession. was the ONLY one there that never got "promoted" to more desirable perks such as working box office.

    Anyways I did it to save up to travel and see Janet Jackson live in concert. Stayed for 6 months and my boss lady was a fat homophobic racist bitch.
  • Sparkycat

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    Dec 07, 2008 7:06 AM GMT
    ....mowing grass in a cemetery during a very hot summer...old cemetery with big old headstones that had to be mowed around with a push mower... but I did see a ghost...honest, I really did...
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 07, 2008 7:09 AM GMT
    Had to be.. hands down.. none other than..that blow job I got from a really good looking guy I picked up at this party in NYC years ago.
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    Dec 07, 2008 7:27 AM GMT
    Similar to the lettuce factory, I once worked in the warehouse of an ice cream factory. While this may sound like some peoples' idea of heaven, it was freezing cold, my fellow employees were not the brightest or most inspiring people on Earth, and after the initial couple weeks of eating the freebies, you soon come to associate ice cream with work.
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    Dec 07, 2008 7:30 AM GMT
    Working on a Tyson chicken farm.
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    Dec 07, 2008 7:32 AM GMT
    I worked at Subway. I realized my calling and it isn't fast food because I take my time trying to make every sandwich perfect. But one customer, had left when i was taking forever to make her wrap. I lasted less than 2 months. it was really bad. Also, one of the workers locked me in the freezer for several minutes - I was so PO'ed. Never again.
  • josephmovie

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    Dec 07, 2008 9:55 AM GMT
    I worked on a fashion magazine and all I can say is that it was just like The Devil Wears Prada and Ugly Betty except without the glamour, humor and fun.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Dec 07, 2008 10:14 AM GMT
    At 17 I worked ONE day for my cousin who ran a concession next to the pool (hamburger/hot dogs etc.) at a posh Country Club in a snooty Boston suburb,

    The spoiled rich kids were always being jerks and one of them deliberately dropped his burger on the ground and to impress the girl he was with said loudly., "Boy, this hamburger you made is bad, make me another one before I get you fired , you stupid idiot" (words to that effect" I held my temper and made him another but he threw it at me with more insults and he laughed (I presume again to impress his friends)
    I leaped over the counter and threw him in the pool, turned around and walked off.... oppps!! hahahhahah
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    Dec 07, 2008 10:41 AM GMT
    my first job was a seafood clerk that works behind the seafood counter in a supermarket. my work schedule was vary.

    in my morning shift, i had to set up the seafood counter with fresh and frozen fish. and i had to wrap up some a-day-old fish at cheap price.

    in my evening shift, i had to clean up the seafood counter, and put fish in a big refrigerator.

    then i quitted after a month, cuz every shifts repeat the same thing over and over and over and over and over... simply say... this job was not getting me anywhere in the future.
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    Dec 07, 2008 11:17 AM GMT
    Selling Dish Network door-to-door, back in 2005. I lasted three days, three days too long in Nebraska's freezing December weather.

    On the last day there was a group of 5 of us, 2 trainers, 3 newbies doing the door-to-door thing. We get stopped by cops, get told we needed permits to sell door-to-door, which the company neglected to inform all of us about. Permits which cost a cheap $500 in the town we were in. The cops also did the typical checks on us. They made one of the other newbies strip to his undies in below zero weather to make sure he did not have an identifying mark of some long lost criminal they've been looking for, his name and birthdate were almost exact matches. I did not want to be next, so I didn't show up for day 4.
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    Dec 07, 2008 3:10 PM GMT
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    Me too. I didn't do it very long though. I quit after just one hour. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 07, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    working in a children's gym teaching gymnastics as a lead instructor. it was a good job, and others would love it im sure, and i liked it at first.... but after a year of it (and birthday parties on weekends lol) i realized just how much i really don't like kids lol. i can take them in small doses, but juggling about 25 screaming first graders for an hour and a half on a regular basis, trying to keep their attention, keep them doing what they should be, while entertaining them and letting them be kids and have fun....... burnt me out. and their parents were watching from the waiting room through the windows so i couldn't even hit them.
    ok just kidding on that last bit there. but it was tempting sometimes toward the end lol.
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    Dec 07, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    I had a number of summer jobs in my youth, including mowing the lawns of people without gardeners - which I liked doing - except when the lawns were wet and too long. Anyone who has tried to do this knows what sheer Hell this can be!
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    Dec 07, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    destroying expired beer in a beer factory...the pain..
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    Dec 07, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    busy boy in my (once) favorite restaurant. after i saw what was going on in the kitchen, i could never eat there again.
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    Dec 07, 2008 4:13 PM GMT
    The first job I ever had was the worst. I worked in a furniture manufacturing plant. I was the guy the hung all the furniture on the hooks for painting...dressers, headboards, coffee tables, end tables, chairs. It was nonstop the entire day...if you let too many hooks go by the furniture started piling up. There were no breaks till someone relieved you for lunch. The lifeguard job at the country club was a dream after that shit.
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    Dec 07, 2008 4:20 PM GMT
    My worst as a high-schooler was selling hot dogs at Six Flags over Georgia. "Gimme 17 chili dogs, 3 of em with onions, 6 with mustard but no ketchup, 2 with double chili and 4 with bout half the usual and put some ketchup on the 3 with onions but don't put any relish on em and if you got any hot sauce put that on the ones with ketchup and please make it quick because my kids are driving me crazy and we got to get home in time for spaghetti supper at the church of holiness with jesus is lord."

    My worst as a grownup was writing Fortune Magazine inserts for industrial development commissions -- endless Rotary Club meetings, trying to think of something positive to say about hellholes in North Dakota and Florida, listening to my boss who called himself, seriously, "the father of jet propulsion".....
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 07, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    First job when I was 14, shelving books at the local library. It wouldn't have been so bad if my boss hadn't be a total jerk. I kind of just stopped going because I was so fed up with it. I still see my old boss around sometimes and we pretend that we don't know each other.