what's the worst job you've ever had?

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my worst job ever was as Leasing Agent on an apartment complex with elderly residents, virtually no vacancies and about twenty minutes' worth of work to do every day. I came the closest I've ever come to going completely insane there -- despite the lack of work, I had to stay the full 8 hours, surrounded by people who were pretty much just waiting to die.

-- suriel (suriel@darktapestry.com), August 28, 2000


Completely ignoring the military... The most mind-numbing job I've had was putting blank keys on to the little peice of cardboard as it came down a conveyor belt (you know the little cards the put into the access key-cutting machines at Target/K-mart type places?).

-- stypica (stypica@concept-factory.com), August 28, 2000.

My worst job was the one I thought I'd be the best at. It was little shop in the mall where you could buy trinkets and have them personalized. I was hired as an artist to paint customer's names and stuff on whatever they bought. A girl brought in her own t- shirt and I was instructed to paint her name on it. I was uncomfortable, it being my first day and all, but did it anyway. Sure enough I spelled her name wrong. The manager tried to fix it, screwed it up even more and I was fired the next day. Thhhpppt!!

-- kiwigirl (kiwigirl@deadgarden.com), August 29, 2000.

The worst job for me or anyone to have is the one where you constantly futz with a resume, advertise yourself like a piece of gray matter with legs and arms, talk to slimy recruiting-types and sometimes-befuddled hiring managers. Meanwhile you're broke and bored but you have LOTS OF FREE TIME TO DO NOTHING! Yay! Job-hunting!

Well, back to work.

-- Robert Url (elizium23@yahoo.com), August 30, 2000.

Working at eatZi's, a gourmet market and bakery, where they did not know that slavery had been abolished. Producing gourment quality food at the flash of light, with no breaks, no lunch, and glaring eyes on you if you went to the bathroom. In 34 yrs of food service work, this was the most demoralizing job I have ever had. Cleaning toilets would have been better, and just as stimulating.

-- Kaye Gabel (kaygma@ev1.net), January 17, 2003.

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