What is the worst job you have ever held, and what made it so horrible?
Selling Kirby Vacuum Cleaners. I am not a pushy salesperson. I lasted about a day-and-a-half
When I decided to leave a particular Government job and gave them two weeks notice I was 'ousted' to an annex where I was to spend the next ten working days sorting cards into file index order. My boredom quickly converted to sheer exasperation. This is mainly because this card system was already superseded and would probably be never used again. I was monitored to see I was actually doing this mundane work.
To this day, I'm of the opinion it was as a sort of 'punishment' for having the temerity to reject the earlier work to leave and go back to a former Government Department with it's NOW recognized and appreciated much more interesting work.
Working in a certain nursing home in the Seattle area. I can't give details over the internet; suffice it to say I suffered a major nervous breakdown as a result, and had to leave Seattle. It is for this reason I would NEVER check into a nursing home! If I had the misfortune of being in such poor health, I would commit suicide!
Worst off my head is back when in high school for a summer job. It was weeding potted plants at a grower nursery. The plants transitioning to be shipped had to be weed free. The pots of course were on the ground in large sections. So, on the knees and a lot of reaching while stuffing the weeds into a large bucket. That was back in '71, so was minimum wage for a student I think at $1.30 / hr.
My first job was as an umpire for the local Little League baseball organization. I was sixteen years old. I spent a glorious summer being cursed out by 8 year olds and threatened by their parents and coaches. It sucked.
I was working at a water park, and my job was to rip tickets at the entrance and I had to go through people's bags to make sure they weren't bringing in glass items. I was expected to stand up straight from 8:30 to 5. It was pure torture. My legs were throbbing by 10:30. Also, I hated having to go through others' stuff.
by Mark6 years ago
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by Marc Lee11 months ago
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by ChristineVianello6 years ago
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What was the worst job you've ever had?
by TONYKIARIE8 years ago
Please tell the universe
by ptosis5 years ago
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