Describe a job that would be your worst nightmare.

@calai618 (1781)
Philippines
October 29, 2009 3:04am CST
The job that would probably be my worst nightmare is something that takes away my freedom to think on my own. I hate it when all I do is follow what others have to say. I also don't want the job that other people forced me to have. Basically, I don't want to be dictated. The job does not even have to be high-paying as long as I gain non-financial stuff like knowledge or satisfaction, I'd be fine.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I wouldn't mind a job that is repetitive, if I don't have to think too much about it - so I can think of other things. I also don't mind a job that makes me think about it, so long as it is interesting. But a job that is both repetitive and required lots of concentration would probably soon become annoying because I have other things I want to think about besides the job.
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@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
very true to me too. job which is repetitive and requires too much concentrations is not fun at all. I dont even care if the earnings I make is just right for the job because i really think it is some sort of abuse if a job requires you to put your whole being into it all the time. I would want some time for other things every once in a while
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I used to say they didn't pay me enough to think and they didn't want me to think so I was going to do my job and think about other things.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
29 Oct 09
The worst job I can imagine is an assembly line job, doing the same task time after time, standing on my feet all day, little better than a robot. I know a lot of people can do these jobs but I think it would be unbearable. I had a temporary job like that when I was in my 20's and barely made it the ten days I was assigned!
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
29 Oct 09
I’ve had bad jobs in the past that I would never want to go back to but the very worst would have to be somewhere like a factory line or some place where the work is monotonous and you are not required to think very much. Data entry would drive me nuts after a while too. Having said that when we are short of money I take a deep breath and prepare myself to do almost anything!
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@trohichko (197)
• Bulgaria
29 Oct 09
The worst job for would be cleaning toilets for little money and having a fat boss, whose hobby is to shout at me...even beating me from time to time.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
27 Dec 09
That's sad. That' one thing I hat about having bosses. they feel like they own you because they are paying for you. they feel like they can do whatever they want to you and abuse you all they want. Shouting may be one thing but beating is supeerrr wrong.
@mylo2008 (55)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I had that job and I left because of it. I realized after being on a job for well over tens years that I don't want to be that person. I don't want to be on a job getting instructions from people that knew less than I, on that job. Although the pay was great, my happiness is worth more. Also, watching the way that some were treated verses the way others were, just got under my skin. So I left and now I'm pursueing my dreams of becoming my own boss.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
27 Dec 09
That's really nice to know that you are now your own boss. it really is sad to know that there exists inequality in most workplaces. people aren't treated the way they should be and some are favored more than others. You are so right, happiness costs definitely more than anything else in this world!
@magic9 (981)
• China
29 Oct 09
Hi, Calai, I think your question just comes at the right time to me ! Rightnow, my job is like a nightmare, absolutely. I have been teaching over 10 years in college, language training centers and private schools. But I have never met such a devil school like this one NOW ! First of all, it negociated with me that if I agree to reduce my hourly payment by 10.00, it would promise me 100 hours class per month. Yet it only lasted one month. The next month, the so-called Human Resource officer called me and offered a 12.00 minus per hour salary, and again compelled me to choose either accept her offer or no class again at all. She denied the big boss' agreement, claiming that somebody else promised me the payment irresponsibly, and now that she was back, she should decide. I asked her to give me a few days to consider but was refused immediately. When I asked to think over, giving me one day, again refused by her. you may wonder why should I accept such rude offer? because I was not ready to this abrupt change and wasn't thinking of finding another job at the time. I had to find others in the same time when I work here. In this way, I can minus my loss. The worse thing followed. She refused to pay insurance which is required by the Chinese law that employers must pay for their employees' medical insurance, penssuib ect. She tried all means to postpone it now she finally agrres but she never makes a real move on that and I know that she never will. This is illegal, but you know what ? There is no way for me to accuse her because the local authority won't solve my problems unless a large groups of individuals are reporting this. The authorities demand me to present the relavant proofs and wait and wait and wait... More troubles are coming day by day. I am so pressed . I don't know how long I can survive here.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
That's very sad to know. I personally believe that being a teacher is the most genuine and rewarding profession but having known what you are going through, I understand why you would want to be somewhere else. I dont know why those people kept on troubling you with the salary but I m sure they know how important you are for them. Normally, if I am in a pressing situation such as that, I would just contemplate and confirm to myself if my passion for it is enough to make me stay. but if I really feel that I dont deserve the way I have been treated, then it is surely time to move on. i m sure there are a lot of other people who would value you and provide you not just what's enough for you but more than what you deserve.. Good luck! :D
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
29 Oct 09
If your job is not satisfactory to you and salary is not enough you should find out a new job. But don't quit this job till you get another job. Otherwise you will fell in trouble.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
i have to gree with that..having a job in hell is better than hving no job at all..hehehe
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Oct 09
ANy job where i had a boss telling me what to do. . I worked for other people for a long time but the lasy 20 years of my working life i was my own boss & i loved it.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
I currently have myself as my boss too and i m loving it!!! :D
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
27 Dec 09
Similar with your statement, I would really like to have a job that doesn't constrict freedom. Creativity and opportunity would really be something that employers let their employees do. Considering the pay, I guess as long as it covers bills as well as lets me save money for things like emergencies or things that I want to reward myself with. A bad job would be something that makes you do a lot of things but, doesn't compensate your hard work.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
30 Oct 09
Hi Calai, If you are an employee, it can not be avoided that the freedom would be taken away by the working hours. I dont' care too much about that. Most of the job, we can not make our decision or judgement over the issues, but to follow the rules or the advice of the management. Unless you position at a high level of the management, you can not develop your own idea fully. Sometimes if you did, supposed you are thread to leave your job anytime. I think that is the competition machanism functions there. I am an employee with common level. most of the time I can not make decision concerning the price. I don't mind. But you questioned the worst nightmare job that I can not stand is the OT job, except for the 8 working hours, I need to add 3-4 extra hours to complete my job. It is exhausting to get on that kind of job and no spare time can be spent on my hobbies. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
29 Oct 09
Aside from working fast food again, my nightmare job would be to work anywhere on the campus of the university I graduated from. I get physically nauseated each time I'm on that campus for whatever reason (most of the time I'm not there voluntarily), that's how much I can't stand the school. So yeah...no working on that campus for me...ever.
@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 09
I hate my previous job with the boss that didn't pay me until today. It's not a bad job and I really love it. But being penniless made it sux. I quit after 3 months. Apart from that, I used to work in a factory and being assigned to auto machine. That machine always had breakdowns and the blame was put on me as I was the handler. Apparently the other worker in a shift after me also suffered the same. I also quit that after 3 months.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
29 Oct 09
Working in kamrt when the manager hates shouthern talking people and tries to run you down over the intercom
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
29 Oct 09
For me and how I am put together, working on an assembly line, doing the exact same thing hundreds or thousands of times a day would be a nightmare. I admire those who can do it, as they provide needed services. Other jobs I'd find difficult: being an EMT and having to see how injured some are in accidents Ideally, each of us can make a way to get and hold the work we love. Karen