What is the Worse and BEST Job you ever HAD?

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  1. DGirl

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    The WORSE job I ever had is the ONE I have right now!! I am so DEAD tired and FED up already with the place.." I just started not to long ago and already I feel so much STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!:mad: The first day I had to deal with a VERY crazy chick and I am still dealing with her!!!!!!!!!:eek: I talked to the big boss about her the same week.." But, she is STILL the damm same!!! I have NOT stopped putting in NEW applications ..." I really hate working their.." Oh, the job is a fast food place.." We have to WASH dishes, cook, clean, wait on customers. Stock, ....etc... etc...." Hell, I should be getting paid $15.00 or more a hour with ALL the crap that you have to do!!!!:mad: I can go on and on about the place..." But, I have to go back their tomorrow.." I get ONE off day this week.............."

    The best job I had was when I worked at Captain D's, back when I was younger.." I loved that place.." We used to have a BLAST their!:biggrin1: Plus, I would never get sick of the hush puppy's and fish!!!!!!!!!!:tongue: It was so much fun working with them.." We always had a laugh...":biggrin1:
     
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    Hot Topic in the fucking mall at school time
    McDonald's (lasted three days)
    Walmart (lastest three days)
    Discount Cinema (lasted three days) The Rocky Horror people that came in at midnight of Saturday were cool though.

    and the worst job I've ever had.......

    Austin State Hospital where kids beat me up daily. I twisted my ankle, fractured my wrist, got bitten, kicked, slapped, punched, scratched, my foot stomped on several times, spit at, had shit thrown at me, had to clean up shit and piss and vomit. I got called a cunt, a bitch, a nigger, a mother fucker, and every other name you can possibly think of. I had to restrain people from hurting each other, had to pull escaping kids off fences, was sexually accosted several times, had to wrestle weapons away from people (pool cues, ping pong paddles, chairs, pencils, shards of glass). I'd restrain four or five people a day sometimes in four point beds, restraint chairs, stretchers..sometimes for an hour or more until their medication kicked in.

    Best jobs:

    Community Clinical Research working with adult schizophrenics and bipolars
    Hastings (Your entertainment superstore) as a music associate. This was my first job. I got paid $6/hr and loved it at 16 years old.
    Dell where I do gold technical support. (I fucking love my job)
     
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    I've had several of both... but... I think my worst job was shoveling dirt under a hot sun in the neglected backlot of a Hechinger's.

    Best job... I don't know. I really enjoyed substitute teaching most of the time. Not much to do and the kids usually just saw me as one of them. I also enjoyed working retail at Electronic's Botique. Getting paid to stand around and talk about video games all day wasn't too bad.
     
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    The worst jobs I have had have always been working for other people.

    Ie.. movie theatre, Longs, coffee shop, deli.... so many.

    And all along the while I was trying to figure out, and trying things to get out of it. Finally I did. I started my own company designing websites, ads, commercials etc.

    So now I'm the boss, and I only answer to me for the most part. Bad part is... i can't fire myself!

    Ahh yes, and working for 10 bucks an hour is a joke. I don't like being a slave.
     
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    Dept. of Health and Human Services...Eligibility Worker (Food Stamps). (There I came to realize that the primary purpose of welfare programs is to perpetuate itself by keeping people dependent on the program).

    Even worse was Public Health Disease Investigator (STD's no less...) I remember once during one of my "training" sessions a visiting doctor to the clinic brought me in to show me a female patient with vaginal syphilis lesions. The poor woman was lying there on the table all exposed when this moron pretends to stumble against me wiping his hands across my shirt and going "Whoops...heh heh...just kidding." (That's when I knew I had to get the hell out of there). Next day my supervisor sits me down in an office and says, "Today I going to show you how to draw blood. First I'll do you then you do me." He pauses a bit looking closely at me. Then he says, "No, tell you what, I'll do myself, you watch." Smart guy.

    Tried that sh*t for about 3 months, which was three months too long.
     
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    :eek: :eek:

    Where are you FROM?
    They still want to Hire people at the MALL for $ 6.00 / something a hour.."
     
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    Worst: Picking plums, they were on the ground already and many were rotten, quite a few had wasps in them and I kept getting stung in the palm of my hads and fingers.

    Best: Wilderness ranger/trail crew in the High Sierras.
     
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    Best:
    The Center for Women, Children, and Families
    -- I took the position because it got me out of the office at the UK Clinic. Basically, it was actually getting in deep with the urban poor, which, let's face it, aren't all too concerned with communication if they have trouble making ends meet. I worked here pro bono and developed a parenting education curriculum to get parents in the court system that much closer to being reunited with their children. I also worked on my first sexual abuse case here. That was grueling, but it was good education.

    Worst ('cause they're both unforgivably awful):
    American Income Life Insurance
    -- I guess I can laugh about it now because this woman bolted from the office as soon as she found out she would be selling insurance. What's worse is that AIL dupes its employees into thinking that they sell insurance to union people. While it's true that the leads come from unions in the area, they are hardly new. The company recycles many-time refusals. It's also a ton of driving; I spent nearly 70 hours a week between "working," not earning commissions, and I put at least 10,000 miles on my car before I called it quits. It was a crock, man.

    The Buckle
    -- Again, a reminder that I'll NEVER work for commission again. The manager was really cool and enthusiastic at first, but his colors started showing through about a month into it. He would badger me to sell, "rationalize" how it's okay to harrass customers ("you're just recommending product," my ass), and he had this real fake sort of happy thing going on all the time. Another time, an assistant manager wigged out because I took credit for his part of a sale. Considering it only added up to less than $3 on my check, I figured it wasn't that serious until he started whining about it, way worse than a grown man should. I have since refused to shop there and I make it a point NOT to recommend that store to anyone.
     
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    working at The Gap.

    UGH.
     
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    Worst: House painter

    Best: Current job as a "ghostie", a ghost writer/research specialist/editor for a major publishing house. It allows me to work out of my Dad's house and spend the time I will need to do what I have to do here before going home.
     
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    Well I had many harsh conditions job as blue collar immigrant, really harsh.

    The worse and best in some strange way was my 1st job in the US as a cleaning/housekeeping in a nursing home, a poor one in small town not chic of 1/2 chic one. I worked for 3 months there but the problem was not much the nasty smells and etc but the humans there, old men and women with 'all ' their possessions in that room, many pictures and some with almost no possession, sharing space with another person too..sooooooooo sad that I could nor really work in the begging without cry in some rooms and some were so lonley that they want to touch, talk or have someone around or just look at us...but I could not spend much time with them because I had to clean my many rooms schedulle and the nurses or assistance nurses keep eye on cleaning people for security reasons of course...but still I had my favorities one that I remember their faces to this day...some did not make sense some could not talk or was like in a coma without those instruments..they were already out of this world I think...but still you could not help to be touched by their situation. I made friends there and was sad to leave them there.

    At that time I was very new to US and very angry as why a rich country leave grandpa or grandma there and many had no visitations...to me in a society as raised to love my olders relatives and take care of them because many families even if have to institutionalize they do only with there is bed vacant to take them and 3rd country healthy mental services lacks etc. Most families just have to take care of their aging family members because one reason or another.

    That experience tought me deep and basic things and made me humble as doing any kind of cleaning job if necessary too, I will never forget that job. And believe me people I need that lesson as cleaning goes too..there are some people homes much more nasty situation them many nursing homes for sure.
     
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    I love your best job Love it !

    I'm going to google to see this High Sierras...do they have mountain lion and bears?

    Do you had to hide a horse while as ranger or a car? Do you were that green uniform as the parking people wears? Later you tell lots of details please! :smile:
     
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    Worst job: Working for family.

    The best (not including what I do now): Tour Boat narrator in Prince William Sound Alaska.
     
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    Worst: Telemarketer. People are mean, I know, I'm one of them.

    Best: My current job in Human Resources. Never dull.
     
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    Worst: In the pit, under the assembly line, riveting braces on the undercarriage, in a school bus factory. The arc welders were above me, welding the sheet metal floor together, and the smoke and sparks came right down on me burning through clothing and into the skin.

    Best: Probably reservation sales agent for a major airline.
     
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    BEST JOB - w/Worst Pay, Decent Benefits & Cool Perks
    National Plastics Center & Museum
    Driving cross country in a rainbow striped van 22 weeks out of the year. I did this for four years while working on a MS.Eng in Plastics Engineering (which I never finished even though I had an NSF grant to pay for it all) until my body cried uncle. I taught Plastics and Polymer Chemistry to grades 2-12 via hands on lab experiments; also did assemblies and corporate training days. Cool perks: got to keep my flight miles and hotel points, visited friends and family nation-wide. Stayed in 5 Diamond hotels on the company dime. I literally got to see the USA in a Chevrolet! It was an Express cargo van but hey, I did it.:smile:

    I was able to see most of the contiguous USA first hand.
    When I tell you I love the east coast it's not said out of ignorance. It's said because I have been to Spokane, Austin, Oskaloosa and Mequon. Darn nice people there and beautiful rolling hills in Kentucky. Kentucky is the only land locked state in which I would consider living. It's GORGEOUS! :smile:

    Taught in elementary and high schools from the Berkshires to Seattle down to San Diego and over to Las Cruces, and West Palm Beach. When I tell you we are raising a country of rude idiots believe me. :redface:

    WORST JOB - w/Best Pay and Awesome Benefits
    New Jersey State Department of Education
    My manager was Hitler in a skirt. Seriously, she hates everybody. She has systematically gotten rid of numerous Blacks for not knowing our proper place, an Israeli woman, and a Lesbian. She actually hated me because I was too dark and well educated. Apparently where she comes from people my complexion sweep streets. :mad: WTF!

    Best Learning Experience
    Six Flags Great Adventure - Food Service: Carts Manager
    I slaved there for 5 consecutive summers. From high school into college. It was the most physically draining and fun job I could have hoped for at 16 yrs of age. I met people there that are still my friends to this day. I also learned weird things like how many pounds of BBQ chicken you need for 600 people and baboons love pizza and churros.

    Best Retail Job
    B. Altmans - NYC Cashier: Mens Sweater Department
    I worked there Christmas 1985. I learned never to judge a book by it's cover. Saw my first American Exxpress Platinum card, and started a lifelong love of estate jewelry. I also walked from the Port Authority every day because I was too poor to take a cross-town bus. Employee discount - 30% even on top of sale merchandise! :smile: That was the year everyone I knew got a cashmere sweater or vest! They also had a cafeteria upstairs that was ubercheap you could get a delicious gut-stuffing meal for only $2.20.

    Shortest Job Duration
    Sign Coordinator - Shop-Rite Supermarket
    I had to hand letter the sale signs for the entire store.
    The graphics designer in corporate said my 9's didn't look happy enough and I should practice. I quit after 3 days never even went back for my check.

    In my 40 years on the planet I have had about 37 jobs but these stand out. I completely glossed over the 10 years in retail mangement. I have had an interesting life.

    Interesting Memories
    Folger Shakespeare Library - Box Office
    Spring 1996 I was in grad school at GWU
    tea was served very afternoon at 4:00 in the kitchen.
    I got to play with the musicians and actors children during rehearsals. I received many a look of disdain from serious scholars for doing cartwheels down the great hall

    Macy's - Monmouth Mall
    Fired for slapping a customer. He grabbed my ass when I was shelving jeans. It was a reflex I couldn't help myself. :tongue:
     
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    njqt, we apparently have MUCH in common, may I send you a PM?
     
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    Worst - rodbuster followed closely by operating the lead tongs on a drilling rig

    Best - beach lifeguard in Destin Florida
     
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    Worst job... my dad is a farmer and I am not farming material. Should I say more? lol

    Actually, my worst job was in college. I was the Assistant Manager for a convenience store (nearby campus). Hours were long, pay sucked but patrons were always fun to be around.

    Best job... my current one, even if I detest some of the folk. :) I enjoy working with college students. The downside to the job is working with Deans, some faculty members, and some of the administration. I suppose I should develop this element of arrogance so that I fit in more....

    Also enjoyed teaching in Public Schools.
     
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    Worst job: Working in a perpetually understaffed nursing home. I didn't mind the actual work but was underpaid and had to listen to the Director of Nursing's pathetic excuses as to why they had to keep staff at a minimum and why the responsibility for dodging OSHA standards fell on our shoulders. I quit after the day I was one of two staff members caring for 25 alzheimer's patients for the entire day after several staff members called in sick and the DON refused to call in substitutes and told us to "deal with it". Then I called OSHA anonymously and told them about the incident. Fortunately that nursing home is under different management today and the patients are now given proper care.

    Best job: I love my field (interior design) but am searching for a change in job location. The environment in the business where i'm currently working is proving to be very unsatisfying. Time to utilize my resources and skills.
     
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