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What is the most difficult job you have ever had?

  1. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 6 years ago

    What is the most difficult job you have ever had?

  2. Credence2 profile image81
    Credence2posted 6 years ago

    Working as a wait person in a restaurant

  3. mcrawford76 profile image83
    mcrawford76posted 6 years ago

    Well, I've had jobs that were difficult for different reasons.

    Roughneck (working on a rig) - very physically demanding, not to mention dangerous as hell (I was in the hospital twice in a year). And you have to learn to deal with sleep deprivation.

    Chef - High heat, high stress, high speed, high emotion.

    Chief of Security - Not only dealing with the petty squabbles of employees, but working in Vegas provided all sorts of interesting characters to deal with. Violence almost every day.

    Glazier (window installer) - Couldn't be afraid of heights on that job. Found myself dangling from the side of a building more than once. Replacing 12/12 eighth inch panes of glass on top of a two story greenhouse was pretty scary as well.

    But out of all that I think my most difficult job is being a father. Trying to teach your children right from wrong, teaching them to be intelligent and kind. And protecting them from all the scavengers of the world.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I worked in the office of a funeral home and the owner wanted staff to come in through back. The back room was always full of dead bodies and it just creeped me out.  One of the last days I worked, the owner was telling me that they would be gone and that they were delivering "someone" and that I might have to help them unload--I refused.  I quit a couple of weeks later to be home with my girls during the summer.

  5. Inventurist profile image76
    Inventuristposted 6 years ago

    I managed sales of 2,000 inbound trucks of "chicken parts" that were rendered into 600 truckloads of feed - then sold that to 131 customers world-wide, each week. About $300, 000, 000 a year in sales. That kept the Tumms around! Actually, it wasn't bad once I got the hang of it....no wait, hardest job?

    Hanging chickens in a poultry processing plant. You had to pick them up, turn them upside down and hang their legs in shackles that were going by about 50 per minute. You had to catch one in four. Physically the hardest job (and nastiest) ever.

  6. truthfornow profile image83
    truthfornowposted 6 years ago

    Starting my own nonprofit.  It is a lot of work and it was all on me to get it up and running.

  7. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    Well, I have yet to encounter as I have been doing automation for companies and help to cut down manpower in one dept to utilize them on other departments that needed them.

    But I think physical load will be the most difficult job for me.

  8. Elena Lee profile image56
    Elena Leeposted 6 years ago

    To work as a programmer. So many complicated codes!!!

  9. Wonder Referrals profile image36
    Wonder Referralsposted 6 years ago

    The most difficult job I ever had to was ,telling someone that
    they were HIV positive.
    The most stressful part of it was that I knew that telling them
    would not make them better.

  10. StephanieBCrosby profile image84
    StephanieBCrosbyposted 6 years ago

    I would have to say when I was a student teacher (you are learning to be in a leadership role but have essentially no say in anything). While there is much to learn being a pre-service teacher, I often reflect back (now as in-service teacher) on how horrible my experience was. I loved the students, but I had two cooperating teachers--one was the head of the English department and the other was a teacher with about five-seven years experience (and followed suit of the department chair no matter what for obvious reasons).

    I will not bore everyone with the long, sad story, but suffice it to say, I did all my prep hours with one master teacher in a different school district, then he changed his mind about having a student teacher. I was reassigned, after a lot of turmoil, in a district that was closed to student teachers for the semester because everyone wanted to get their foot in the door there. I got in and, well, was sexually harassed and encountered racism on a number of occasions. Some colleagues ended up creating a "safehaven" for me during prep times and lunch breaks.

    The whole situation, along with other like it when I became an in-service teacher and was on my own, makes me want to be the mentor I never had.

  11. myseopandit profile image53
    myseopanditposted 6 years ago

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  12. monaz profile image58
    monazposted 6 years ago

    The job that I gave up 2 months back. I had to work 12 hours 6 days a week in a senior post in a bank. I had to manage the staff as well as the customers. The pay was good. But I realized, I was forgetting my existence. I no longer lived for myself.All my energy and time was spent in the bank.
    I decided to call it quits.I am much relaxed now. And have lots of time to do things I enjoy.

  13. FamilyFindersUK profile image58
    FamilyFindersUKposted 6 years ago

    The one I currently do which is tracing and reuniting adoptees with their birth family.  It is also the most rewarding.

  14. gem33 profile image60
    gem33posted 6 years ago

    parenting. its more difficult than it looks. Thank God for those precious moments that are priceless

  15. Brian Anderson profile image87
    Brian Andersonposted 6 years ago

    Landscaper..  Incredibly hot in summer, constant lifting and moving heavy plants..  Tough job..

  16. fdoleac profile image58
    fdoleacposted 6 years ago

    Cleaning test tubes in vats of acid.  Had to pay attention.

  17. Obsidian Drift profile image79
    Obsidian Driftposted 6 years ago

    I worked for awhile as a Professional Dominatrix. It was the hardest job I have ever held, both physically, mentally and psychologically. The experience is one I do not regret, and will always remember. I learned a lot about myself that I would never had discovered, along with gaining insight into the deepest realms of human emotions, trust, fantasies, desires. I learned a lot about humanity at its core. To be a dominatrix you have to be able to detach yourself from yourself and delve into your imagination. You have to be able to let go of the real you and not confuse it with your character or alter ego. You have to be willing to enter a period of complete understanding between yourself and what the other person is feeling, desiring, needing. It is dark, twisted, beautiful and strange all at once. Some people live with Fetish and BDSM as a life style; I lived in that world as my job for sometime. But in that world, sometimes it is hard to separate your job and yourself, your mind, your body...

  18. maryerhope profile image60
    maryerhopeposted 6 years ago

    Parenthood.. and you never get leave or get to retire...... but then again it has its compensations! :-)

  19. halola1999 profile image60
    halola1999posted 6 years ago

    My kitchen! lol its really sooo hard for me' i spend most of the day inside it" covered by flour ' sult and sugar and after all this ' i always burn food big_smile