Most Physically Demanding Job You've Ever Had

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 4:44 AM GMT
    For me, it was loading hay bales as a teenager. Each bale weighed 125 - 150 pounds. The truck would drive slowly between the bales of hay, while two guys on each side would toss them up to the guy on the truck, who would carefully stack them as high as possible without them falling over. Imagine not only lifting this awkward weight, then having to throw it as hard as you can, sometimes 8 feet high....and you had to do this over and over and over until it was full. Then you climbed on top of the hay bales and rode the truck to the barn. Then you had to unload it and do the same thing over stacking it in the barn. Our barn was small so we had to stack it literally to the ceiling. Absolutely brutal work, and it was usually 90+ degrees! This was even more difficult for me because I have a severe allergy to hay but my dad made me do it anyway.
    hay-bale-400ds0622.jpg
    hay_stacking_8_550.jpg
  • jo2hotbod

    Posts: 3603

    Jan 28, 2014 4:50 AM GMT
    Bank of America has greeters at their bank, I think that is the toughest job. They have to tell you to either go to the teller line or have a seat and wait for the next available rep.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 4:54 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidPicking cucumbers.


    That sounds like a "cool" job. icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 4:57 AM GMT
    woodsmen said^Giggles!


    Ummm......giggling while picking cucumbers? What are you doing back there? icon_mad.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 5:14 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidFor me, it was loading hay bales as a teenager. Each bale weighed 125 - 150 pounds. The truck would drive slowly between the bales of hay, while two guys on each side would toss them up to the guy on the truck, who would carefully stack them as high as possible without them falling over. Imagine not only lifting this awkward weight, then having to throw it as hard as you can, sometimes 8 feet high....and you had to do this over and over and over until it was full. Then you climbed on top of the hay bales and rode the truck to the barn. Then you had to unload it and do the same thing over stacking it in the barn. Our barn was small so we had to stack it literally to the ceiling. Absolutely brutal work, and it was usually 90+ degrees! This was even more difficult for me because I have a severe allergy to hay but my dad made me do it anyway.
    hay-bale-400ds0622.jpg
    hay_stacking_8_550.jpg


    Good grief. I did that since I was eight years old. After I was about 12, I did it all by myself until college. icon_rolleyes.gif (Dad couldn't drive the truck carefully enough to keep the hay on it.) And Dad would "rent" me out to city people and hippies who bought property up in the valley but didn't have farm equipment. I was driving pick-up loads of hay like that 20 miles down dirt mountain roads years before I had a drivers license. That's what I did when other kids were playing baseball and shit. (I cut, raked, and bailed it by myself too. And hammer-riveted the scythe of the sickle mower back together every night with a piece of railroad rail as an anvil.) And that was waaaay before benadryl was invented. Dad would hit me for sniffling. And my shirt was literally soaked with snot. My eyes would swell shut and I'd have to go hide until I could open them.

    Nobody has touched any of that equipment since I went away to college. Nowadays, I take the cows to the grass instead. Well... a few years ago, I did harvest 5 acres of alfalfa for a friend. So much for nostalgia. Doubt that I'll do it again.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    Labor work at a print shop. Cutting and loading stacks of papers and loading them onto trucks. Getting paper cuts from time to time. Also the smell of thinner makes me sick. The constant noise of paper folding machine and perforating machine drove me crazy too. Good thing I worked there for a short time.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 5:39 AM GMT
    Unloading trucks for a freight company. We were pd based on how many trucks we unloaded. the trailers were often freezing cold in winter and hot as hell in the summer. You would feel like you were being cooked. I went home every night sore as hell and noone was waiting to give me a massageicon_sad.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 5:43 AM GMT
    Furniture delivery, piano mover. I was in my early 20ies. Some moves were killer. Hid a beds up stairwells, and having to move old mid century fridges and stoves. Definitely young mans work. icon_wink.gif
  • Jolsi

    Posts: 17

    Jan 28, 2014 5:47 AM GMT
    This evening...carrying grocery bags
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 5:50 AM GMT
    Retail support, especially during the holiday. At one point last year, I was on my feet for all but 6 hours of a 3-4 day period.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:14 AM GMT
    Roughneck on an oil drilling rig. Coming in second would be breaking broncs when I was a kid (from age 9 to 18 )
  • JArking

    Posts: 139

    Jan 28, 2014 6:14 AM GMT
    Iron Worker hammering and grinding down the rough edges of cast iron parts on an assembly line. The first 4 weeks, just as I was warned, my hammer wielding arm would clench and my hand be stuck in a fist spasming as if being swung when I slept.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:15 AM GMT
    I've been a construction worker for 11 years, this thread makes me laugh.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:19 AM GMT
    David3000 saidI've been a construction worker for 11 years, this thread makes me laugh.


    I was a US Marine. That comment made me laugh. icon_lol.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:20 AM GMT
    Working as an overnight shipment guy for a framing company. There's only three of us guys doing it, but they're both hot so I'm entertained, lol!
    We all got along too, so it made the job fun. Miss those guys...

    AB TRUCK CREW 4EVER! icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:21 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    David3000 saidI've been a construction worker for 11 years, this thread makes me laugh.


    I was a US Marine. That comment made me laugh. icon_lol.gif


    that has nothing on construction
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:23 AM GMT
    David3000 said
    jmusmc85 said
    David3000 saidI've been a construction worker for 11 years, this thread makes me laugh.


    I was a US Marine. That comment made me laugh. icon_lol.gif


    Dude that has nothing on construction


    Fuck you faggot!!! I will beat your spic as to the ground you worthless piece of shit!!! Don't ever disrespect me again on this forum, do you understand that you fuckin JEW!!!!icon_mad.gif


































    I'm just joshin' you dude!!! Wanna cuddle?!?!?icon_surprised.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:29 AM GMT
    Broseph saidThis one time, at Pier 1 Imports, the manager made me rearrange all the baskets so they would look nice, and some of them were up on shelves so I had to use a ladder!

    Wow, that was really gay.


    GURRRL, try doing a ten hour day of doing nothing but assembling mannequins, putting outfits on all 30 of them, haul all of them up to the front display windows and do all of the window dressing too, all in a day. Oh yeah, you have to get the mannequins from the 4th floor. Using the stairs. And they're almost 30 lbs.
    Yeah, that's pretty much crossfit for you. Lol!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:30 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    David3000 said
    jmusmc85 said
    David3000 saidI've been a construction worker for 11 years, this thread makes me laugh.


    I was a US Marine. That comment made me laugh. icon_lol.gif


    Dude that has nothing on construction


    Fuck you faggot!!! I will beat your spic as to the ground you worthless piece of shit!!! Don't ever disrespect me again on this forum, do you understand that you fuckin JEW!!!!icon_mad.gif

    I'm just joshin' you dude!!! Wanna cuddle?!?!?icon_surprised.gif


    LOL calm down slut. Have you gotten your daily cock dose tonight?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:33 AM GMT
    David3000 said
    jmusmc85 said
    David3000 said
    jmusmc85 said
    David3000 saidI've been a construction worker for 11 years, this thread makes me laugh.


    I was a US Marine. That comment made me laugh. icon_lol.gif


    Dude that has nothing on construction


    Fuck you faggot!!! I will beat your spic as to the ground you worthless piece of shit!!! Don't ever disrespect me again on this forum, do you understand that you fuckin JEW!!!!icon_mad.gif

    I'm just joshin' you dude!!! Wanna cuddle?!?!?icon_surprised.gif


    haha calm down slut. Have you gotten your daily cock dose tonight?


    I just said I got boinked by a British and Spanish tourist couple earlier tonight, so I'm good. Pay attention!!!icon_mad.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:33 AM GMT
    I said calm the fuck down. Don't you "icon_mad.gif" me understand?
  • AdventureTime

    Posts: 51

    Jan 28, 2014 6:34 AM GMT
    I managed a 3rd story terrace urban container garden that had no elevator sooooo I would have to carry up tons of bags of dirt.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 6:34 AM GMT
    David3000 saidI said calm the fuck down. Don't "icon_mad.gif" me understand?


    Sawwy icon_redface.gif
  • Webster666

    Posts: 9217

    Jan 28, 2014 7:01 AM GMT
    Worked in the mailing department of a publisher who put out a weekly magazine, 2 daily newspapers, and 5 or 6 weekly newspapers and "penny savers." Those mail sacks were really heavy.

    Worked for the Post Office, delivering the mail. Lots of heavy lifting of trays and plastic buckets of mail, and walking about 10 miles a day, with a heavy mail bag hanging off my shoulder. But, the worst part was the management.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 28, 2014 7:23 AM GMT
    Working as a deckhand offshore