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What is the worst job you have ever held, and what made it so horrible?

  1. bluesradio profile image76
    bluesradioposted 23 months ago

    What is the worst job you have ever held, and what made it so horrible?

  2. LoisRyan13903 profile image82
    LoisRyan13903posted 23 months ago

    Selling Kirby Vacuum Cleaners.  I am not a pushy salesperson.  I lasted about a day-and-a-half

  3. Austinstar profile image88
    Austinstarposted 23 months ago

    Washing dishes. The steam and the smell were the worst.

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 23 months ago

    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  This is mainly because this card system was already superseded and would probably be never used again.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.

  5. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 23 months ago

    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!

  6. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 23 months ago

    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.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 23 months ago

    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.

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    LoliHeyposted 23 months ago

    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.