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Old 01-30-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Worst Job you ever had....

Mine was...
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:27 PM   #2
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I pulled electrical wiring (mostly Romex) in old homes to replace the old kno and tube wiring. It was the middle of summer in NW Florida and I was under homes built in the 1920s. Lots of dust and lots of snakes! One time I was startled by a pine snake and near knocked myself out on a floor joist!

I hated that job!

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Old 01-30-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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I once worked as a roofer. Spent a lot of time on second and third story roofs.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:53 PM   #4
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Worst job was in high school cleaning buses. I quit after a week.
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I worked as a "tech" at a veterinary school in the food animal department...basically did nothing all day which was awesome. Except once in awhile I would have to drive 2 hours out to get to the dairy farms to pick up the dead cows. Then bring them back to the dead animal room as I called it. Giant freezer piled with animal bodies or pieces of bodies. I swear you can't get that smell off. Definitely don't want that job again.
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worst job- being active duty.
best job- being active duty.

for real though, I got a job at brookshire bro's stocking shelves in high school. it was beyond depressing. buddy calls me up an hour before I am supposed to be at work and says I have a job waiting for me at Gamestop, just had to come in and do an interview. ended up getting that job, which is good because I never went back to that grocery store.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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Ever seen the large steel containers (about the size of a small house) that they put on ships to transport goods around the world? I used to have to clean the empty ones and prep them for the next shipment when they came in to port. That job suuuuuuuxx!!!
Being a lineman apprentice wasn't much better. Basically, the job was about 10-12 hrs/day of getting hazed by the older linemen...
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:33 PM   #9
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I've got two...

One was working as a car salesman which was very recent. I was never put into the payroll system so i cant exactly say it was a "job" but i was there all day and hated every single second of it. Never attempted to get the required paperwork to stay on at the place and never went back after the first day.

Second one would be as an accounting manager for a company called "Travelers Haven" here in Denver. Was the worst run company i've ever been a part of. Every day i went in i hoped to be involved in a car accident on the way there so i didnt have to go. When that never happened, i'd always wish the elevator would drop as we reached our floor...that also never happened. Then one day i just decided to stop hating my life and quit lol. Put in my two week on a friday and woke up to an email asking to make my resignation immediate due to financial reasons. Hated that place.
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I worked at Wal-mart for 4 hours. The orientation /brainwashing creeped me out so much, I quit at lunch time!
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Husband ... to my first wife.
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the one i have now----owning rental properties,,,,the wife and i work so hard to make each home as we would want it like we were going to move into them only to have people come in and tear everything up then you end up evecting them for nonpayment of rent after about 3 months so were out at least a grand or two so we have to put at the very least a couple thousand backinto it so we can rent it back out,,,we do all the work ourself and i absolutly hate working on houses,,--it use to be fun but after 15years now i hate it..
the worst part though is kicking people out that have childre because they wont pay there rent because there party goods are more important than there home,i feel sorry for there kids ,,,
another bad job like stated above roofing i love the hights but damn that is one hot job feet get scalded and blisterd from the heat---i have never worked in a weld shop that got even close to that kind of heat..
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Husband ... to my first wife.
This made me laugh haha
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Working on a Farm when I was young, I had to shovel cow crap from the troughs daily to the manure spreader.
Boy did it ever stink, and some times it was runny and would leak into my shoes.
I did this all for $.75 a hour.
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Gross surgical assistant at a pathology lab. I remember scrubbing out and dissecting colons. We used to throw gallbladder stones at one another, that was at least some fun. Otherwise, that was one nasty job.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:16 AM   #17
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Worst job I ever had... It was the most miserable i had ever been. Ive never had a job/ employer make me hate something that I had previously loved so very much. 6 years ago I went to work for a friend. Lasted 2 years. Biggest DOUCHE BAG in the world.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:40 AM   #18
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Installing 40 ft TV towers on homes. Tough 2 man job but I hated running the wire under the house. It was me and the old man and I was only 10 or 12.
He paid me well as I could fit easy in the tight spaces but I still hate spiders to this day. The Old Man was one strong and tough guy. I would hold the base by standing on feet and he would walk up the first 30 feet I bolted together. After that was installed he would carry the last 10 foot section o the top. Then while 30 feet in the air holding on with only his legs (No safety harness- got tangled and almost fell one time so never used one again) and press the last section straight up and slip I the 3 legs which usually had to be bent into position. This was usually a 4 man all day job using pulley's and ropes ect. My Dad and I(boy) did 4 in 1 day once! I remember like yesterday doing one and the wind picked up. He installed the top section in 40 MPG gusts. I remember at least 15 to 20 other service trucks parked around the hood watching the high wire act. We made a lot of money putting up systems. Before cable you had do this if you lived in the country. Big antenna with a rotor and directional antenna. We could pull in Chicago, Rockford, Peoria, The Quad Cities and on a clear night St. Louis for Jack Buck and the Red Birds game. Now you can watch it on your phone from a tree stand in the mountains!
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I worked for an apartment cleaning company. It was my job to clean the bathrooms. There are some nasty bathrooms!!!!
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Husband ... to my first wife.
Yeap, I felt exactly like this those miserable days...
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Police officer on the south side of Dublin, lots of walking in all sorts of nasty weather, tons of paperwork, and dealing with the general public made this a less than fun job. Did it for 6 years though
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High school summer job in a commercial bakery. Stood at the end of a hamburger bun oven stacking the empty pans as they came out. The oven was about 8’ high, 10’ wide and 100’ long. It was a bit “warm”. They came by every two hours passing out salt tablets. At least once a day the bun lifter broke. Then you had to pull the pans directly from the oven and slide them in racks. Wore double gloves plus a pot holder type pad.
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Unloading trailers at the warehouse distribution center for a regional discount store chain in my late teens. It was heavy, hard and dirty work.

In the summer those trailer would get HOT. Imagine a metal box with the sun beating down on it and the outside temp already in the 90s. It was probably 20 degrees hotter in the trailers. I lived for the rare times when a driver with a reefer trailer (refrigerated trailer) would back up to the dock. In the winter it was just the opposite.

I was a part-time worker and thus my hourly wages were 1/2 of the full time workers who did much of the same thing.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:53 PM   #24
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Answering a customer service tech support hotline for a company that produced uninterruptible power supplies. People do not call you because they love your product; 8 plus hours a day of pure uncut 100% negativity.....


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the one i have now----owning rental properties,,,,the wife and i work so hard to make each home as we would want it like we were going to move into them only to have people come in and tear everything up then you end up evecting them for nonpayment of rent after about 3 months so were out at least a grand or two so we have to put at the very least a couple thousand backinto it so we can rent it back out,,,we do all the work ourself and i absolutly hate working on houses,,--it use to be fun but after 15years now i hate it..
the worst part though is kicking people out that have childre because they wont pay there rent because there party goods are more important than there home,i feel sorry for there kids ,,,
another bad job like stated above roofing i love the hights but damn that is one hot job feet get scalded and blisterd from the heat---i have never worked in a weld shop that got even close to that kind of heat..
Working on rental properties that have tenants like Bap has described. Almost like working in a filthy zoo cage.
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How about a used car lot detailer sucking farts out of car seats
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How about a used car lot detailer sucking farts out of car seats
Did you choose to do it free or was it a paid position?
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Roofer, in Phoenix Arizona. This is definitely a horrible job to have in mid-summer in Phoenix.
It would get so hot up there, that it would burn your feet right through your shoes. More than once, I had second degree burns on them!
I did this for two years, and then decided that this was not the occupation for me!
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Did you choose to do it free or was it a paid position?
Paid, because they didnt give me a shop vac. Felt like I was a vampire sucking so hard
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chucky cheese,,,,animals are cleaner than people,we have pet friendly rental homes and the human filth far outways there pets....

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