What Was the Worst Job you ever worked?

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  1. Captain

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    Howard related because he obviously hates his job and his clients.

    In my younger days, I had every shitty job you can imagine, from digging ditches to cleaning toilets. But, hands down, the worst job I ever had was when I first moved to the San Francisco Bay Area during the original dot.com boom. I worked at an Internet startup and was supposed to be doing technical research for the Company.

    What I quickly realized is that "corporate research" does not exist (at least in that product space) and is really just an extension of the sales and marketing department. I felt like a total tool, leading people on to talk to me about the products in that particular space. Not only that, but only the "positive" parts of my "research" ended up in the corporate reports. The negative parts just never seemed to make it to print. I lasted three months. I literally would clean toilets again before doing that shit.
     
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    Substitute teacher in Chicago high schools.
    Working in all white schools was fine.
    Working in all black schools was fine.
    Working in mixed race schools was a nightmare.
     
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    Worked for a summer delivering furniture in Dallas.

    Most people are ungrateful fucks.
     
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    Current job.
     
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    carpet cleaning with my sister's bf. summer + unventilated buildings + heavy equipment + steam from the vacuum = totally wiped at the end of the day
     
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    I delivered drywall for 3 years. I wanted to die every morning I woke up. My right arm is slightly longer than my left from carrying up to 450 sheets a day. 2 at a time.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I had a soul crushing job before at a defense contractor - despite all of the "ethics training", many of them were liars, cheaters, harassers, etc. I had trouble sleeping on Sunday nights, dreading going in on Monday.
     
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    My first job was at a place similar to Fudrucker's - one of those burger joints that you could special order burgers back in the day.

    My first day, I arrive and am told I am going to be working in THE FREEZER. When you walk in, there is a window and a guy literally chopping big slabs of beef and eventually making them into burgers. That was going to be my job. The guy that trained me was probably 60+ and I was honestly scared he was going to knife me. Did I mention it was IN THE FUCKING FREEZER?

    I didn't show up the second day.
     
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    ...that shit will kill ya. ever do core board the shit that elevator shafts are lined with? how about lead lined rock for medical facility xray rooms? i dont know how a guy can deliver or espcially hang sheetrock until hes 60 (if hes lucky) some guys cant get out until 62 or 65! fuck just kill me already.
     
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    Program specialist/coordinator at NIH.

    The patients were great.
    The scientists/doctors/nurses were socially disfunctional retards.
     
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    My earlier jobs were landscaping and janitorial and I actually liked those ok...no money but no hassle and easy work. I worked installing these things similar to California Closets which was an ok job, one of the other installers was sort of a dick and he made it tougher than it needed to be. My first architectural job was for a real prick and that was easily my worst job ever...very low pay ($5 an hour) and very rough working conditions with a lot of crazy and anger - and artistically these were the worst shits you can imagine...sheet after sheet of suburban shithole new money fucktards. Its only gotten better after that.
     
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    I worked in a package store one summer. It is a small chain with goofy commercials. Jay Leno made fun of the commercials on at least one occasion. I worked in the bottle return area to start. Not long after, a couple of guys came in with five soaking wet cases of Heineken bottles. These bottles were not quite empty, and had been sitting in the sun for a while, so imagine the smell. When they opened the cases so I could check the number of bottles, a plague of cockroaches flooded out and scattered all over the store. I have never seen so many roaches in my life, and combined with the smell of the skunked and sun cooked beer in the not so empty bottles, I got ill and spent a solid 10 minutes puking my guts out behind the store. If you buy canned beer from such a store, clean off the top of the cans first if you don't plan to drink it with a glass, people. Roaches crawled over the inventory for a while until an exterminator could come in on a Sunday.

    My manager took pity on me and let me run a cash register. That was not too bad. Despite having a fantastic selection of beer, wine and spirits, nearly 70% of the people coming through my lane bought 30 packs of Bud, or Bud Light. A few days into this, the girl cashier next to me accepted a counterfeit bill from a customer. She was either in cahoots with the customer, or was just a total moron. The bill was made of green construction paper and was somewhat larger than any bill used in the USA.

    In my short time there, I saw many fights between co-workers, sketchy customers and the like. that summer, the store owner made a commercial where he dressed as Elvis and hammed it up. As soon as it was on TV, a bunch of people came to the store. One lady came in and kissed his ass for a while after presenting him with a homemade cake shaped like The King. The cake was actually pretty impressive. The store owner thanked her, took it in the back of the store and promptly threw it in the garbage. someone asked him why he threw it out, and he said that he had a fear of being poisoned :artiejj:
     
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    First job as a bus boy, I hate people and the restaurant industry. It was fucking awful I was fired after 2 months after laughing in my managers face when she was trying to be serious about filling up water glasses.
     
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    ...ive done a lot of work other people would complain about and was there for the money but the worst job i ever had was car salesman i didnt like it. you gotta be able to be willing to inflict injury to work in that trade. i could be good at it but getting dummies to sign contracts they cant afford wasnt my thing.
     
  15. You Knew!

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    Telemarketing. Calling people begging for money for every charity imaginable. I didn't do very well. They fired me, they said, because I was too nice.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    The moment my brother and turned 15, we had to get our working papers, get after school jobs, and be expected to maintain A averages. (No Jewish American Princess here). The worst was probably working after school and weekends at the local dry cleaners in their back room, unloading and tagging people's stanky clothes in steamy, 90 degree plus temperatures. If I wanted to quit a job I had to have one lined up beforehand. I now appreciate having that work ethic instilled in me, though it sucked hard at the time.
     
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    Loading trucks at FedEx Ground in the summer. It was hot as fuck, but at least no drug tests.
     
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    Dishwasher. :pissed:

    Oh, and hand loading trucks too!
     
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    Steamy! If I was the owner of that dry cleaner, the women would be forced to wear white t shirts. Because they would be much cooler. Of course. :hat: