The shortest job you've ever had...

United States
April 20, 2007 5:31pm CST
What kind of job was it? And what was the reason for it being so short? When I mean short, I mean less than a year. Less than a Vegas wedding if possible. Can anyone beat me for having the shortest job? XD Haaaa... I was accepted on call at a public library after passing their crazy Dewey Decimal Test. The only thing was they never told me they needed me all year, I had to leave to go to school in another state three weeks after I got the job (and I applied for that position three months in advance, too). They made it clear that I am free to leave whenever even though they really needed people. I ended up causing a chain reaction of upset library workers. I didn't even work on my first day. Instead, I got paid to sit through orientation for an hour and thirty minutes.
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@amydawn11 (906)
• Canada
21 Apr 07
I worked at a call center for 2 hours, realized it wasen't for me and got up and left. I don't like pestering people, I just couldn't get the hang of it.
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• United States
22 Apr 07
The world needs more people like you so there would be way less calling centers =D I hope you found a better job!
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I worked like a dog to get a coveted position at a large computer software company in Manhattan. Finally, I got the word that they hired me and I was beyond joyous...until I started the job. The first few days I was there, I had no desk. Then I had to arrange a trip for my boss with all the details. After I spent hours on the phone, he tells me to cancel the trip..he's not going. Also, everyone in the company was stabbing everyone else in the back. I think I lasted three weeks. I called my old boss and he missed me so much, he gave me full medical benefits, which was the reason I left in the first place.
• United States
22 Apr 07
Wow, that's really terrible...at least you got medical benefits in the end! Do you think there are websites out there that rate companies in the U.S? I know they have rating sites for school teachers and hotels. That would be pretty cool, especially if a lot of people knew about it so there would be plenty of feedback/ratings for most jobs before you apply. Ah well :)
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• Philippines
21 Apr 07
i worked in a callcenter before.. i stayed there for more than 30 days.. i'm not comfortable with how my schedule changes.. day to night.. night becomes daytime.. i had to go and find another job.. but i'm very happy with my coworkers and being in that job is a nice experience... it changed me a lot..
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20 Apr 07
i got a job as a bar steward and lasted a week because i was in charge of the staff and they didnt like it because they was all in their 40/50's and i was 21, so all they done from day one was make my job beyond difficult so i had to give it up
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• United States
20 Apr 07
I had a shortest job when I was in 11th grade. I was tutor of a child who has exam at head and whose original tutor (who had been my tutor) too had some other urgent work. And his result was very good in that term. I did not let my tutor's student perform bad.
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• United States
22 Apr 07
Wow, hopefully there wasn't any pressure helping him to do well =D
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• Australia
23 Apr 07
2 years ago i had my shortest job as a marketing staff, work for 1 days then got sick in the second day then only work for 2 more days. There is my shortest job i ever had.Because i don't like the boss and his wife.
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@AmbiePam (50943)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I was living on my own and going to college at 17, so I needed a job quickly. I was accepted on at a telemarketing firm because they'll hire anyone who can read and who has good grammar. I worked there a week and a half. When the customer first said no, I never had the heart to push the sale, and I also got tired of being cursed at over the phone.