Your worst job

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    I thought this would be an interesting topic. I'll start with mine.

    When I was 12, my mother thought it would be a good idea for me to get a summer job. Being 12, my options were fairly limited to babysitting and Dickie Dee ice cream vendor. I went with Dickie Dee, since I thought I would be getting free ice cream while I was peddling away all day. Well, it didn't turn out to be what I expect, not even close. For starters, I was assigned to the worst area in the city, they didn't give me any instructional traning, and I had no idea how heavy those little contraptions could be (very heavy, especially up hill :D ). I managed to stick it out until I ran out of ice cream, but, on the way back to the warehouse, I was robbed at knife point.

    When I told the manager what happened, he fired me! He said he thought I was to small for the job anyway (exact words). Needless to say, I went home very up set.

    A few WEEKS later, some police officers arrive at my house to question me about the "incident". They asked what happened, and I told them, what I could remember. For some reason they seemed very skeptical when listening to my answers. At this point, my mother stepped in and asked the officers why they were questioning me with such an attitude. They answered that the manager didn't think I was that upset after being robbed at knife point! Then they went on to explain that kids do that all the time, so they can keep the profits and get paid.
    My mother told them to get the F*@k out, and that was pretty much the end of it - and the summer job idea.
     
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    I did a little air conditioning/ heating duct work for my dad when he owned a company in that industry.

    Not only did I get the luxury of laying in dirt, cat crap and dead animals, but I got to breathe asbestos and fiberglass and do it 10 hours a day.

    To top it all of, I was working for my dad. -Which was incredibly terrible in its self since it wasn't a very good household.
     
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    Sounds like a dream job :D I' rather do what you did over working for either of my parents.
     
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    I worked at Roy Rogers. :(

    Not only was it humiliating to have to wear that apron and cowboy hat, but I was the only guy there that had to work at the register where you had to greet the customers! All the other guys were making burgers, flippin fries or cleaning the dishes. And every week they came up with a new greeting we had to say to EVERY customer that came to your register. "Welcome to Roy's, Partner, what can we rustle up for you?"

    And yes, we did spit in your burger.

    I got tired of this job, so I quit last week. :D
     
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    I have to say that his job that I am at is the worst !! I feel like I am in the 3rd grade... I have worked for Allstate for 7 yrs but you can change offices so I did 9 mths ago and it was the worst decision of my career !!
     
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    i can just picture that...lol
     
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    I didn't really have any bad jobs. I've been a papergirl, worked in a dog kennel, Casual Corner, 2 grocery stores, municipal governments, as a headhunter and a real estate developer. There have been a few bad incidents.

    1. When I worked at Casual Corner we had this customer who smelled awful. She would try on outfit after outfit...stinking up every one. She normally only bought a blouse or skirt...we ended up throwing away tons of clothes.

    2. Worked as a cashier in a grocery store...not really bad incidents so much as watching food stamp after food stamp being used by people with cars better than mine, buying steaks and wine & beer whilst I ate mac & cheese night after night. And I worked.

    3. Cleaned professors' houses in college...one guy had the playboy pad. He was famous for leaving open playboys/penthouses on his bed on my day there. He also left his used ones and toys all over too, expecting me to clean them up. If my textbooks hadn't cost $70 each sometimes I'd have quit for sure.

    4. One year we did a housing complex ... grand opening, the toilet explodes sewage everywhere. With reporters, government officials and my company big wigs, I was there on my hands and knees cleaning. Couldn't take time to run home for change of clothes so I stripped off my clothes and cleaned in the nude. Hopped in the shower afterwards, got dressed and greeted the press.

    Geesh, thanks for bringing up those memories!

    Seriously, if it don't kill ya, it only makes ya stronger.
     
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    nothing wrong with mac & cheese!! its my favorite food group
     
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    When you quit did you bang on the bathroom door and yell "hope that was one hell of a piss Arnold!" ? :D
     
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    :laugh:
     

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