Worst Job you have ever had?

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  1. hbk48942 macrumors newbie

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    mine was 3 days in my college study support , didnt get to do much in those 3 days for whatever reason.
     
  2. tayluftwaffel macrumors member

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    I worked in a factory in china for no pay, 12 hour shifts, sweating all day. Sorry about your desk job
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Had a lot of temporary jobs when I was young with an agency. I got sent to a tyre place once and had to unload a huge lorry full of tyres. So boring, and those things get heavy. Filthy dirty as well.
    That was probably the worst.
    Taking dead people to the morgue was pretty unpleasant as well.

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    Why no pay?
     
  4. Mr. McMac, Jan 20, 2015
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    Mine was finding fuel leaks in Airplanes around 1980. I worked one day and called it quits. Came home smelling like kerosene. Plus it was a very hard job only a few could tolerate. I wasn't one of them.. I forgot to mention, I'm a very good mechanic, but yet this job was way too complicated for me. I had to crawl in the fuel tanks with the hatch closed and pressurized, spray foam substance around all the conduits and watch for bubbles. I had to wear an oxygen mask..It was horrible. I tried it because the pay was good.. Not good enough for being miserable...
     
  5. tayluftwaffel macrumors member

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    I was parodying OP. Minimum pay is more believable. But really, I worked on a farm for a while in my childhood where I bathed cows, pigs, and horses, and cleaned up after then. While there are far worse jobs out there, it certainly wasn't the best I've ever had.
     
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    Not one for the smokers then. :D
     
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    Not unless you had a death wish....
     
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    I was working in an architect's office. The owner was a real dick to people, and I was terribly uncomfortable working for him. I lasted less than a year.

    Another job I had which should have been more pleasant was terribly stressful to me - I was actually hospitalized for a couple of days - and I was glad to leave there, as well.
     
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    Firm at I worked at prior to my current job. The boss was Satan's mother to put it mildly.
     
  10. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    I suppose the worst job was working the kill in a packing house. It wasn't really that bad. It's just probably the worst I've had.

    Bathed cattle and hogs? Why would they have you doing that?
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Wow, that sounds particularly awful!
     
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    I worked in an electronics store that was owned by a drunk. You never knew what kind of a mood he was going to be in. The work you were doing had nothing to do with the way he was going to treat you.
     
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    Cleaning barrack latrines of a local Air Force Base. Disgusting.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe, Jan 20, 2015
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    As the thread develops, I am fascinated by an interesting distinction which appears to have been drawn between how individual posters have chosen to define what they consider to have been their 'worst job'.

    Some of the posts describe jobs that really do seem to have been gruesome, or possibly physically difficult, dirty, demanding, disgusting and exhausting in themselves. But others have written about the soul-destroying effects of working for a dreadful boss, and how this ensured that the job - which might have been interesting otherwise, - became an absolute nightmare.

    However, to a certain extent, it does seem to serve to confirm that old cliché, the one which says 'people don't leave jobs [although they, do, of course] they leave bad bosses'.

     
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    It seriously was a nightmare. The fact that it wasn't just an empty tank. It had all these conduits running through them. It was a complicated maze. I barely made it through the day. BTW, the job was at Kennedy Airport in NY. I forget the name of the company.
     
  16. shawnpuerto macrumors member

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    I worked a fryer in college. Fried french fried and chicken strips. I know there's worse to be had, but it only lasted about 4 months before I couldn't take it anymore
     
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    My worst and best job are the same. My time in the military. Some times it was hard and there are so many BS details and deployments. At the same time I got to visit a few countries and see a lot of things.


    Anyone ever work as a fluffer? That's got to be a pretty bad job.
     
  18. Face Ache macrumors regular

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    Installing asbestos fencing.

    Trench digging + Aussie summer + asbestos.
     
  19. damidget macrumors regular

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    STRAYAAAAA!!!!

    But seriously my worst job was when I worked at Hungry Jacks (Burger King).
     
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    I hope you wore a mask!! I recently went on an Asbestos training course and its nasty stuff isn't it? :)
     
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    The worst job I ever had?

    That has to be retrieving lobsters from Jayne Mansfield's bum. ;)
     
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    Complaints manager at a local Spa/Hotel. Was like being stuck inbetween a rock and hard place. The customers would complain, I would pass on the feedback to management above and request certain improvements. All of my requests were denied no matter what and then I'd be told off for not reducing the amount of complaints.

    And the worst thing, when I told them what was occurring and why no progress was being made, they didn't give a ****. So I told them to go **** themselves after two years and never returned. No idea why they even bothered employing me if they had no intention of listening to me.

    Worst customer had to be this American dude who got super offended when a receptionist said the word 'toilet'. Apparently they call it a 'restroom' over there and it took two bottles for free champagne to help him get over the horror of hearing the word 'toilet'.
     
  23. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Would have to be my first job, working in my friend's father's Chinese laundry when I was 11. Sorting through people's cum stained sheets and smelly men's shirts for a whopping $1.50 an hour.
     
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    I am sure there is a special place in hell for telemarketers... I was one during my struggling college years... Only for a couple of months

    I felt horrible for trying to swindle old ladies and gullible people to apply for a credit card over the phone... Ughhh
     
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