What is the worst job you ever had in your life?
16 Dec 08
My worst was undoubtedly the 2 months I spent as road-crew cook and canteen manager in a travelling circus. The living conditions were atrocious, the men I cooked for were mostly on the run from the law or their wives and were not generally very nice people, and the circus people themselves were the most insular and standoffish mob I've ever been involved with. And they were unbelievably inflexible. They would set a route to the next gig and everyone was expected to follow that route to the letter. I got in trouble with them because, being a local, I knew the roads and traffic flows well, and convinced the driver of the truck I travelled in to go my way, which got us to the site 40 minutes ahead of the convoy. They were so set in their ways, in every little thing, that I got a blast. I walked out on the spot. I also didn't like the treatment the animals (horses and lions) got. Lash
16 Dec 08
Mine would back when i was still a salesman in Pepsi. I should be in the office at 6am and go home late at around 8pm or 9pm. Depends on the gravity of the work. As if the large work time isn't heavy gravity enough! I need to work from Monday to Saturday with no overtime and i need to report for work on Sunday just in case there's a client who needs our stuffs. I got home irritated and it kind of affected my family because i don't talk to them much unlike before because i was so tired and need to rest just to wake up then work again. I felt like a robot. And this softspoken boss of mine thought that i was a bodybuilder to carry cases after cases to load the truck when it's not supposed to be my work.
16 Dec 08
I am not sure I have ever had a disaster job. I went for a terrible job once and quite before starting. It would have been handing out leaflets. I was desperate for a job at the time but the worry was killing me and I could not go through with it. The interview was in an office with a bed and I thought that was really strange. As for my other jobs they all had good points and bad points. I never liked any of my jobs much but I made the best I could of them, be they cashier or senior administration officer.
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16 Dec 08
My first job, during highschool, was a summer job cleaning cabins. It wasn't really the job that was horrible, it was my boss. She was the most mean, uncaring, impatient woman. She would always yell at all the workers for doing one little thing maybe a minute late or maybe they missed a spot cleaning a dish. Stuff that could be easily fixed. She was insane, and I figured out why she never got the same cleaners every summer.
15 Dec 08
I would say, it was when I was only a teenager, I was working as a housekeeper. When those couple hired me they said they only need a housekeeper but then I end up looking after their three kids and do everything inside the house like ironing and do the laundry and just about everything for themselves. I was like a desperate or miserable mother and a housekeeper at that age. It was too much for me, so I had to tell them I am leaving and they didn't like it so they never gave me any wage at all, after six months I had to run away with nothing just to be free from them. And from that time I had swear to myself that I would never have to be in that kind of work just to earn money, I deserve a better one. I didn't expect that it would be an all around housemaid they needed.