What would be the worst job for you?

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    Jun 05, 2015 11:10 PM GMT
    Dont answer with the obvious odd wtf jobs, do it among the spectrum of average.

    For me it'd be working in an office with the computer. I've been there so I know. I hate it so much to the point I would prefer to deal with people instead, anything rather than to sit all day facing a monitor.

    What about you?
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    Jun 05, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    I love working in an office with a computer and 6 large windows facing the waters of Puget Sounds, which is what am doing right now!

    My worse job was being a pool boy.
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    Jun 05, 2015 11:22 PM GMT
    I prefer office job where I have my own space and interact with others from time to time (like what I'm doing now). icon_biggrin.gif

    My nightmare job would be any job that requires me to talk a lot or deal with a lot of people like customer service. icon_mad.gif
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    Jun 06, 2015 12:39 AM GMT
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    Jun 06, 2015 2:09 AM GMT
    polfsky saidI prefer office job where I have my own space and interact with others from time to time (like what I'm doing now). icon_biggrin.gif

    My nightmare job would be any job that requires me to talk a lot or deal with a lot of people like customer service. icon_mad.gif

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  • Apparition

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    Jun 06, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    pretty much anything involving working as a "group" where there is no hierarchy, particularly if they are straight men who like sports, or women.

    also, parts of my current job is highly ranked on this list, anything that requires repetition AND thinking, or rushing or waiting. Pretty much something that involves doing 1 action per one time unit, rather than n actions in n units combined (eg 1 every minute, rather than 10 in ten minutes but you can go at a pace in between and catch up as needed).

    Standing still, on concrete, looking down holding a narrow handled worktool which requires a lot of pressure is pretty much my least favourite current situation.
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    Jun 06, 2015 2:49 AM GMT
    Apparition said
    Standing still, on concrete, looking down holding a narrow handled worktool which requires a lot of pressure is pretty much my least favourite current situation.


    I worked with a jackhammer for years, not sure why you list that as your least favorite job really. It's exactly like the gym, it hurts the first week then it only makes you stronger. I wouldnt concider it a bad job, let alone the worst of all.
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    Jun 06, 2015 2:54 AM GMT
    One where I have to actually work.
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    Jun 06, 2015 3:02 AM GMT
    Working as a hospital orderly, cleaning the shit of bedridden 90 year olds who would be dying any day. Your revulsion is mixed with your compassion for the indignity that ends our lives.

    ^^^Yes, my job for a desperate while.
    I now have a net worth in the top .25 of the 1%.

    Hang in there no matter what shitty job you may currently be doing.
    Life is pure magic, dumb luck and occasional hard work.
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    Jun 06, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    ^ Wait actually that'd be the worst job for me too: working as a hospital assistant cleaning the mess of sick people. I rather work in an office than doing that. Its a very noble job and someone gotta do it but its extremely revulsive and depressing. Yeah, that ranks -#1 for me too.
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    Jun 06, 2015 3:12 AM GMT
    ^^^Worst day was first day:

    First call of the morning was the worst shit clean-up you can imagine.

    My coworker looks at me and very sincerely asks
    "So, Do you think you'll like it here?"

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    Jun 06, 2015 3:13 AM GMT
    ^ So you actually work as a hospital nurse?
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    Jun 06, 2015 3:17 AM GMT
    ^^^NO. Gracias a Dios!

    But I had that job for about 2 months and it made me wake up to do what I really wanted to do.

    I went from "shitty" to the first business I ever created, and that business made me a relative fortune.


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    Jun 06, 2015 3:22 AM GMT
    FitnessWorker said^^^NO. Gracias a Dios!

    But I had that job for about 2 months and it made me wake up to do what I really wanted to do.

    I went from "shitty" to the first business I ever created, and that business made me a relative fortune.


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    Jun 06, 2015 6:25 AM GMT
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    polfsky saidI prefer office job where I have my own space and interact with others from time to time (like what I'm doing now). icon_biggrin.gif

    My nightmare job would be any job that requires me to talk a lot or deal with a lot of people like customer service. icon_mad.gif

    Hello, brother
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    Hello there. icon_wink.gif I think we know what it's like to be introverts.
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    Jun 06, 2015 7:05 AM GMT
    Construction. I'm useless with tools and any kind of home repair gets me stressed out.
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    Jun 06, 2015 8:35 AM GMT
    I was going to give a response but after thinking about it, this thread is going to end up insulting or offending someone's profession.
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    Jun 06, 2015 8:47 AM GMT
    I don't think there is any need to feel insulted. Everybody has preferences of what they like to do. The worst job for me is retail. I did that for a very long time and I would never want to do it again. Some people can be so rude. That's funny about cleaning up people's craps. In the fire department that's called a code brown.
  • venue35

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    Jun 06, 2015 9:14 AM GMT
    I had seen this 80's movie called Letter to Brezhnev
    and the leading lady's best friend in the movie worked in a chicken slaughter house and would fist chickens all day removing the insides..that sounded pretty awful.
  • venue35

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    Jun 06, 2015 9:18 AM GMT
    Also wanted to add that with the crisis here in Greece
    A lot of older people are forced to take up work when at say 65 you should be collecting a retirement pension.
    I see many 65+ men working as security guards at many various train stations and they do not look pleased.
    Which is funny because in the States I had seen a woman around 80 working at a Dunkin' donuts and she looked thrilled to be there.
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    Jun 06, 2015 9:57 AM GMT
    Haha some people just seem to enjoy working. My Grandpa could have retired but he kept working until he was 75. I think it's good for some people because I've heard so many stories of older people passing away after retirement because they don't really find anything to do with the extra time and turn to a sedentary lifestyle.
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    Jun 06, 2015 12:04 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI was going to give a response but after thinking about it, this thread is going to end up insulting or offending someone's profession.

    Come on, if someone gets offended by this they should get a thicker skin. My profession was mentioned twice and I survived. These are personal opinions, whats good for some it's bad for others, nothing offensive about it.
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    Jun 06, 2015 12:33 PM GMT
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    FitnessWorker said^^^NO. Gracias a Dios!

    But I had that job for about 2 months and it made me wake up to do what I really wanted to do.

    I went from "shitty" to the first business I ever created, and that business made me a relative fortune.


    Now you sell Herbalife? icon_razz.gif



    I'd go back to cleaning up shit before I'd sell Herbalife or any other of the scam, multilevel marketing schemes out there.
  • venue35

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    Jun 06, 2015 12:44 PM GMT
    Yeah they asked me to become a "partner".
    Which means they want you to buy 350 dollars worth of their stuff and then try and sell it.
    Thanks a lot but no thanks Herbalife.
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    Jun 06, 2015 2:10 PM GMT
    bk11789 saidHaha some people just seem to enjoy working. My Grandpa could have retired but he kept working until he was 75. I think it's good for some people because I've heard so many stories of older people passing away after retirement because they don't really find anything to do with the extra time and turn to a sedentary lifestyle.

    First, to answer the OP question, my worst job would be anything repetitious and mind numbing. Like assembly line work, or at a desk doing the same menial tasks every day. I dreaded that prospect as a kid, and ultimately my solution, after several false starts, was the US Army. Where every day was different, every day a new challenge, where no 2 days were often alike. Satisfied me for 25 years, and I still miss it.

    As for keeping working, both my husband & I do that. No longer employed, instead we take on projects of our own making. A lot of them charity-related, but we stay busy. Neither of us could ever be idle.