lets hear it
i have worked the majority of my life in verioust construction type jobs. But my two worst experiences were these:
door to door sales. I was going around to businesses and trying to convince people to buy posters that had the state employment laws on them such as minimum wage and what not. These are required by all businesses to be posted but small companies dont care about them and if they wanted to they could get them free off the internet. But i had to try and convince these people that they would get busted if they didnt have them posted. People were throwing me out left and right. It was really demorlaizing walking around for 10 hours straight and people telling me to get the hell out.
the worst construction job i ever did was when an old house needed to have the foundation underneath replaced due to dry rot. They sent me and 2 other guys in for 5 days straight under the house with little 5 gallon buckets and we had a little 2 foot shovel and we had to dig out the dirt under the house for 10 hours a day. Just on our stomachs pushing buckets of dirt back and forth back and forth with all the spiders. Eventually we got enough dirt out that the real workers could come in and have room to work comfortably.
so what you got?
I've worked up in atticks crawling around in insulation and balancing on trusses during below zero temps in Minnesota winters repairing fire sprinkler systems that froze up and needed to repaired. They typically take about a week to fix.
Well, I have never had a real job yet, but last summer I went to camp and was in chrge of cleaning the latrines
bathrooms) but since the bathrooms were isolated(sort of) from the rrest of the camp I would just take the hose they had and hose the whole place down and nobody would ever catch me. Regardless, its not a desirable job.
I the f-er was clean... the f-er was clean.
Every day, 7am to 6pm hungover in the Miami sun.
That job is why I moved to Denver and got my grow liscense.
I'm kinda afraid to ask but.... what are you licensed to grow?
Ive done all kinds of odd jobs but I hate plumbing. Small space, always reaching, stupid corners, leaks, NO SPACE AAAAAAA. And I hate heights, cant stand em.
Right now I am working as a dishwasher, just workin' my way through rejected breakest dishes-not horrible work.
But every now and then I am charged with cleaning out the grease trap, which like it sounds, is a 4by4by4 container filled with only used grease and food that has been sitting there for several days(sometimes weeks).
Now to clean out a greasetrap, one must remove the filter that is inplace to catch any food-this means sticking your arms into the grease so that you can pull the 35lb+ filter in a position where you have no leverage and I am forced to lift with my bulging, shapely, well-oiled, man arms(I wish) or with my back/crotch. Now I tried the back/crotch approach several times hoping for a hernia, but it just took longer and I was left incredibly sore/tired/proud of my crotch 'cause it held up. Once the filter is out, it can be taken outside to a large grease-bin and everything can be scraped out, which is the uneventful part of the job save for the occasional dead animal in the bin.
When that is done the grease can be changed out by using a shop-vac to suck the stuff out, put this is quite difficult 'cause the damn thing leaks, but if you can get the grease into a bucket and take that out to the trap, you just need to run some water through it and you will be done.
In conclusion-it sucks
But, it was nice to get that off my chest..
Years ago I took a job retreading truck tires. You wore 2 layers and dirt would still go through your clothing. On top of that it was a summer job so it was 95 degrees outside with hardly no ventilation and you had to put the truck tires in a walk -in oven that was over 200 degrees. You would have to pull a large tight fitting rubber cover over the 50-60 lb tire 40 times per day and remove them once they were "baked" in 200+ temps. By the end of the day I remember bleeding from beneath all of my fingernails and being covered head to toe with filth and sweat.... all for $6.25 per hour.
The moral of the story is go to school! And never let anybody talk you into retreading truck tires.
I havent had many bad jobs..But 1 i had was when i was 18..during the summer we were hired by a Air Filter Company to put new Air Filters throughout Factories in parts of Mississippi, Louisana & Arkansas. We had to pull out old filters and put in new 1's..and those old filters were nasty,dusty & covered with dark dust...no matter how much u washed your clothes..u could not get that stuff off..we had to throw the clothes we wore to work away....most of the places required us to climb about 80 feet up..i use to live in Mississippi..and the temperture was about 101 degrees...we would be up 80 feet on top of the roof..pulling out old filters & replacing them with new 1's...but we were paid 1000 a week..it was so hard trying to get that dark dust off our skin....but that 1000 a week..was all that was on my mind...I made about 13,000 that summer..i worked for that company again the following summer after i started college...
Interesting topic you got here.
Ok lets share.
Worst job that I ever had is telemarketing. You call cold calls to different people and try sell your stuf that actually noone actually needs.
So the time has come that I found something new and happy to show my new job that I really love - rosacea treatment !
Good luck everybody to find something that you really like!
All jobs I did in high school sucked...
Subway, Fast Food chicken wing place, phone book delivery, fancy pizza place
all of them were horrible especially phone book delivery.... But I got a lot of good food for cheap or free when i worked at the food places...
i recommend no one ever delivers phone books.
I also dish washed a little that SUCKS
It had to be my summer of '08 job at a supermarket. I was a janitor. It was my job to clean out the garbage cans from the meat and seafood departments (which contained a smell so horrible that it can't be defined by words), clean up spills, compress cardboard boxes, and get yelled at by the general manager whenever somebody else f--ked up. The assistant managers were cool; one was only a few years older than me and didn't really care about his job that much, and I had a "black thing" going on with the other boss. (he's black, and I'm black, so he treated me better than he treated the other workers.) I threw up several times a week (one time I threw up twice in one day), but I didn't quit because I was determined to get textbook money for school. They asked me if I wanted to keep working there while I was going to school, but I just couldn't do it.
Another terrible job I've had was selling -- or attempting to sell -- $600 knife sets "cold turkey." I did this in the spring of '08. It's a damn near impossible job. Your salary is 100% commission-based. They don't give you any leads, and, until you make $10,000 in sales, you only get 10% commission. I made about $800 (after taxes) in two months, and I was working my ass off every day after school. I called everybody: relatives, people from school, random people out of the phone book. But hardly anybody was looking to spend a few hundred bucks on knives, even if they are the best knives money can buy.
OJJ, you CANNOT reach 3,000 points before me!
Wait until you see my vacation recap in "What made you crack up today?"..........dotdotdotdotdotdot
I have wet my pants in anticipation...
Nanna nanna boo boo.
Guile always returns with a vengeance.
I've always been more of an E. Honda guy, myself. That hundred-hand slap is sick.
I used Fei Long and Dee Jay. That is, until I was consumed by the greatest theme ever created:
Once you hear that, you know you're in for a long fight... Unless you're the one controlling him.
OJJ you have that song forever stuck in my head...i even put it on my ipod *cough mp3 player cough* for some reason
I have had a couple of bad jobs I worked at a casino as a security guard for 1 month until I got fired I was so happy I got fired cause I was gonna quit anyway. And 4 years in the airforce it was the worst time of my life i hated every minute but it paid for my bachelors degree and it is paying for my masters degree right now so i guess some good came out of it.
OJJ, that is so weird you mentioned your 2nd job because right now I am currently working for Vector Marketing selling high quality cutlery aka i sell knives
You are right, it is cold-calling but holy sh1t man your company must have been the biggest d-bags on planet earth, giving you only 10% until you sell 10 grand in product. My company pays like this: 10% until 1,000 in sales than you go to 15% and then at 3,000 you hit 20% then at 6,000 you get to 25% and 10,000 you get 30% at 15,000 you get 35% at 20,000 you get 40% at 25,000 you get 45% at 30,000 you get 50%
im having some success i have been working there since friday, july 23rd and my current CPO (commission paid on) is 1,800 therefore im already making 15%...but dude it sucks making the phone calls but i have had 10 appointments and have made 8 sales...on thursday morning i sold $1,136.52 worth of cutco to this dudes mom
anyways, the worst job i have had is EASILY shoveling gravel. Earlier this summer my buddy and I were hired by this duded named Sean who is a very cool guy and he made us build him a huge-ass garden. The only problem was we had to shovel gravel for 4 straight days/8 hours a day for the foundation of his giant garden. I will never shovel gravel again, it is incredibly boring and my forearms were extremely sore not to mention me and my buddy were hungover every day we were there
long story short, go to college get a degree dont do manual labor
yeah talyor, manual labor is tough and thats why im in school right now. Shoveling, digging, breaking up concrete with a jack hammer, all of it sucked. Eventually i became a head guy for a company and had my own truck and had laborers to do the tough work. But honeslty, maybe you are better at it then me, but ill take tough labor over sales any day. Its just very tough mentally to get turned away left and right and go days at a time without making any money.
You guys are right manual labor sucks thats why i got a job now where all i do is computer stuff so easy. I guess I have really been lucky in my life to have not had a job where I worked hard or got my hands dirty. People say I have girl hands because i dont work hard and I am going to keep them that way.