This Job Was So Bad That...

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    Jul 13, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    Have you Guys ever had a Bad job, that now looking back, it makes you Laugh?

    Please Share.

    Here's Mine:

    I took a position with an Italian, Garlic, Roll Manufacturer. I was told I would be given a company car and a laptop to track "market penetration".

    I ended up in a hairnet, in small grocery stores, handing out garlic roll samples most of the time. AND.. I'm pretty sure my boss was hiding out from the mafia.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Jul 13, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    ahaha ... i had to dress up as a sailor for a restraunt opening...i couldnt stop sweating the whole time too...it was a fuck my life moment LOL
  • DCEric

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    Jul 13, 2009 1:39 AM GMT
    After graduating from college, I couldn't find professional work. I got a job at a local deli to make ends meet. They had a 16 year old girl supervise me.
  • Sirkit

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    Jul 13, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    Probably working at this old rundown hotel doing front desk. I had a guy try to climb over the counter and attack me, ended up smacking him with a bat the night guy left behind 'just in case' and hiding in the front office until the police came.

    Strangely, I didn't quit until three months after when I got my real job.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 13, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    I worked for a dept.store styling their windows..
    Yes, i was one of those people decorating and painting and dressing the mannequins, which was okay, but the queens i worked with drove me crazy..
    The supervisor was a major dope addict who stayed fucked up and the other nut-case didnt have a clue about style.....
    I also worked for Tower Records,[ Classical Dept.], and those kids were just STRANGE, The staff stole more merchandise than the public could ever ..
    Ah, but those were the days....Glad their goneicon_exclaim.gif
  • Hunter9

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    Jul 13, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    telemarketing the graveyard shift of a company selling breast enhancement pills (in-bound calls only).... the nuts who called that place were unbelievable.
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    Jul 13, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    Well the only time I had a Laughable moment was when I had to go to this 8hr training thing to become a courtesy clerk(Fry's) and I was just about to fall over! it was pretty intense. There was this Handicapped girl(I'll just call her sunshine)That was also there. A total of 8 others including me.

    So we had this Mexican instructor that went through the rules,laws,and so on.ughh 2hrs of talking. Out of nowhere sunshine Screams "ohhHHhhh noo!!!! Boarder patrol is gonna get usss!!!!" My face turned soo red I thought I was going to die and on top of that I'm the type of person that once you get me laughing I can't stop. When the other lady was going over the safety stuff.There was this one thing thats on a string and when you pull it it makes a High pitched noise. What do you know, Sunshine walked over to that thing but before she could pull it her helper pulled her away(arggg!!! curses!) I needed another good laugh.





  • DCEric

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    Jul 13, 2009 2:08 AM GMT
    Hunter9 saidtelemarketing the graveyard shift of a company selling breast enhancement pills (in-bound calls only).... the nuts who called that place were unbelievable.


    Ok kids gather round, Uncle Hunter9 is going to tell us a story.
    (Just one pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease)
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    Jul 13, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    I worked at McDonald's for four hours. You cannot hear a damn thing on those mics associated with the drive-up. I now know why orders are wrong --even though I don't eat there anymore, I can empathize!

    I also waited tables for a solid week. ...a lady asked me (very boldly) to "get her some bread" and I gave her a dirty look. I guess I forgot what I was...just wasn't my nature I guess...oops! hahahaha. I tip waiters very well now.
  • Hunter9

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    Jul 13, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    DCEric said
    Hunter9 saidtelemarketing the graveyard shift of a company selling breast enhancement pills (in-bound calls only).... the nuts who called that place were unbelievable.


    Ok kids gather round, Uncle Hunter9 is going to tell us a story.
    (Just one pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease)


    some old guy from the south called up and said "if i put that shit my prick, will it make that grow too?" and hung up... of all the prank calls, for some reason that one sticks with me
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    Jul 13, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    Yeah, I had a sales job where I did nothing but cold calling all day. I quit after a couple weeks.
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    Jul 13, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    While living in California I was working for a porn store. Here's just one of many stories but the best one I have about that place:

    I'm behind the counter talking with one of my co-workers. One of her friends comes in and starts talking to us and kept saying that he couldn't believe the floor was as dirty as it was. We didn't think much about it since the place was basically a dump anyway and the janitor would be there in the morning.

    Eventually we took a look and yes it was dirty. There were footprints that led from the video booths and as they made their way to the front door they became fainter. The video booths were small enough for only one person and had half doors that we could see clearly from the rest of the store through clear glass but still gave the customers privacy (city ordinance). On closer inspection we realized it was blood.

    So the three of us thought there might be a dead body in one of the video booths. It was a lot of blood. Huddled together we inched our way closer. We could see a puddle of blood on the outside of the booth and we all froze. Finally I was brave enough to go and check the booth. No body was in there and it did not look like there was any blood.

    I told my coworker to call the police and our boss about it. She called the boss who said he didn't want us to call the police but to just cordon off the area. I told her that we need to call the police because if there is a dead body found outside or tracked back to the store we will be the ones in trouble.

    So when the police came they talked with the people still in their booths. After a while and several OJ Simpson jokes (it was around that time) from the officers we were told that probably what happened was that someone put something up their ass they shouldn't have.

    Eventually we figured out who it might have possibly been and we nicknamed him 'The Bleeder'. There were a few people that we had nicknames for because we didn't know many of their actual names.
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    Jul 13, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    i was working as a cook at a pizza hut in town. it was in an artsy area and during the summer had a fringe arts festival, which always escalated into a drunken street party that took up several blocks of the street. it was shut down at midnite but the store was open till 2am. i was working in the back doing cleaning and the manager was up front. I had my head inside a refridgerated table so i cudnt hear very well all of a sudden theres loud banging coming from up front, so i poke my head out and al i can see thru the door leading to the till is this huge 6'4ish 200lb guy throwing punches, and im hearing them connect into the wall. The manager was yelling for help so i go booking it into the office to hit the alarm button and grab the delivery driver. after doing that we run out to the front and try to get the guy off the manager. the manager winds up smashing the guys face on the counter and we toss him over it. we wind up knocking him out. i call the cops and they put me thru to the local ambulance service (cuz their concerned the guys hurt, lol). while on the phone to the medics, the guy gets up and starts fighting the driver again. i drop the phone on the dispatcher and run up front to help. the manager runs back up front too and the guys gets thrown into the wall, then a pop cooler. hes knocked out again, but not before thrwing up on the floor. i realise ive forgotten about 911 on the phone so i go back to it and the dispatcher is screaming "oh my god, i heard everything, ive got the cops coming right now, is everything okay?" I just said, yeah we're good, but the guy needs the ambulance now. She bursts out laughing. Then this undercover cop in a minivan pulls up. the guy starts coming around and trys to break free of the cop. they start fighting but we get him pinned against the wall until the backup arrives. then, the medics show up, but they figure the guys alrite and leave. they give this huge guy to the smallet cop to put in the car and we all go inside to start statements. all of a sudden theres this loud burst screaming for help over their radios, and the cops go oh shit. they go running outside, where the cop has the guy around the waist as hes kicking off te side of the cop car. trying to get away from the cop. they baton him, mace him and punch him to get him into the car, then they secure him upside down in the car so he cant move and peel out, lol. unfortunately the store was wrecked and took 2 days to full clean up.
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    Jul 13, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    i was the rat at chuck e cheese in augusta, ga icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 13, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    I worked the holiday retail season at Express. It was the worst place to ever consider working at in that mall because they would keep us very late to tidy up the store. I didn't leave until 7am once. The pampered veteran sales associates stole and the managers were annoying, unprofessional, and loud over the headsets. Others would tell people clothing looked nice on them when it really didn't.
    One time there was a fitting room that smelled like ass. I don't know if someone had sex in there or what.
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    Jul 13, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    I worked in retail for a few years, and while there wasn't a single experience that was overly horrible that it merits its own story, there was a general slow crushing of the soul that went on there every day. Especially at my last store that I eventually got "fired" from. The cattiness and general incompetence of my fellow managers was utterly astounding. I once was yelled at for suggesting that things go back where they belong when you're done using them icon_eek.gif
  • Webster666

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    Jul 13, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    I had a job that was so bad that I decided to leave at lunch time and never go back. By the time I was half way home, it dawned on me that I had left my jacket there at work. So, I drove back and, instead of just getting my jacket and leaving, I finished the work day, with no lunch. The job was producing junk mail.
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    Jul 13, 2009 6:56 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidi was the rat at chuck e cheese in augusta, ga icon_eek.gif



    omg I used to love that place lmao
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    Jul 13, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    I painted signs for a billboard company when I was sixteen. It sucked.

    They would send me up these billboards to help put up the signs (all 120 lbs of me) in the crazy wind that is constant where I live. The wind, the height, and smelling constantly of paint thinner sucked so much.

    I hated that job. Looking back though, it was pretty cool for being my first job.
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    Jul 13, 2009 7:24 AM GMT
    well after I left my first job at frys.I went to Safeway. One of the managers threw a hard rubber ball at my back,I had to do other peoples work,The 1st ass. manager made me work 8 hours a day on school days and told me either this or I will have to quit(asshole) that store had a whole bunch of assholes.I told my mom(she worked in the same store) the day I quit is when I have to do something gross. Stupid manager comes up to me and tells me" kevin can you please clean that up for me,I hope its mud" It wasnt mud and I quit. nasty nasty!!!!!
  • kinetic

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    Jul 13, 2009 8:54 AM GMT
    I've had 2 jobs waiting tables One lasted 2 1/2 weeks the other almost 3 months (that was the 1st one).
    Trashy rude clientele that treated me like shit and trashy rude co-workers who were really homophobic. They all hated their lives and were really mean to me because I got to leave at the end of the summer and go back to college. Everyone in these places thought I was much younger than I actually am, so there attitudes and tone towards me were beyond condescending
    by far the WORST jobs I've ever had. I will never wait tables ever again!
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    Jul 13, 2009 9:30 AM GMT
    I'll probably laugh at the job I have at the moment...when it's over.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 13, 2009 11:26 AM GMT
    In the summer before starting my senior year in high school, a buddy of mine and I started a job tossing tires. Our job was to clear a path through the 1/2 acre pile of tires so that the trucks that come in could roll through and they could manually toss the tires. After a long, hard, hot august day of tossing tires over our heads, with water and trash pouring out of tires, getting burned by the intensely hot tires, we got our $20 each. This was in 1991, but yeah, still short of a days worth. So he and I come back the next day after a putting a good dent into the pile the day before...everything we cleared was full of tires again as the dumb drivers just dumped everything in the path. We hadn't worked an hour before we decided to quit. Tossing tires on a hot, humid august day in south Louisiana is not worth $20 a damn day!
  • Timbales

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    Jul 13, 2009 12:25 PM GMT
    I had a summer job after my junior year of high school working at a Crowley dairy processing plant. It was third shift, in a refrigerated area, packing yogurt for institutional use. My job was to take a plastic bag lined waxed cardboard box and put it on a platform. Someone else would fill it with 30lbs of yogurt, then I had to lift it off, tie the bag and place it on a conveyor.
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    Jul 13, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
    Teaching low income housing kids how to read. Only the female in charge of the program was incredibly inexperienced and she would never set up our transportation properly. so All these kids, who could care less about reading in the first place, who were really just there for food and or babysitting, would fight and run away and it just sucked.