Worst Job You Ever Had

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    What is the worst job you ever had?

    Mine was a glass cutter for a window factory. 115 degrees in the shop and constantly bleeding from small cuts on my hands. They where not big on personal protective equipment.
     
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    Post High School, Pre college, maid at a hotel/ desk clerk, graveyards. Cool thing about the job was the hotel was the town's weather station and I broadcast maritime weather across a large portion of the state.
     
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    I was a fish monger when I was a kid. My hands swelled up to twice their size, they would crack and not bleed and I smelled like fish all the time.
     
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    Roofing, once did a home by myself including tear down and I hurt still. LOL
     
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    zzzz Just a regular American

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    Picking bricks up out of a conveyor belt from dirt and limbs and stuff out in the sun in 90 degree heat. Had to watch for copperheads or rattlesnakes that were mixed in too. We were taking up kilns buried in the dirt and salvaging the bricks for a brick company. By noon I was covered with dirt, sweat and who knows what.

    Also worked one winter for a pig farmer, cleaning the barns out of pig manure, castrating hogs, slopping around in the mud and snow with temperature around 0.

    And a few more ...
     
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    Hawking commodities contracts for what turned out to be a criminal organization.

    After a few weeks it became apparent to me that the products I was selling were dubious investments designed to rip off my clients, so I walked.

    A week or so later the FBI shut the place down and arrested everybody working there.

    I had nothing to do with the FBI busting the place, but I got a call from one of the brokers afterwards, who was clearly trying to determine if I'd dropped a dime of the place. I suspect they'd have killed me if I had. Turns out this really was an organized crime activity.

    Had I known what it later it turned out the FBI knew about how crooked this scam was, I would have dropped a dime on those crooks.
     
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    College summer job in a metal welding/stamping plant. The equipment was all early 20th century. Dangerous smelly 11pm to 7am shift. By the last week there, I was puking in the bathroom.
    Decent wage for the 70's though.
     
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    gunna be tuff to top editec

    tree planting

    3 teens were given poles to ram holes in the ground and put a pine sappling in. rain, shine, mud, gravel.

    How many of you have heard this on the job;

    "Dude. Is that a razorback?"
     
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    a china shop for one of the kennedys in blowing rock nc......the owners were just pricks...wouldnt pay on time...etc....the work was not hard just the owners were impossible...shipping and receiving was my job...which i enjoy
     
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