What would be the worse job ever?

United States
January 30, 2007 3:52pm CST
Have you ever thought your job sucked? I know I did at times, but then I would think how lucky I am to have a job and one where I am safe and in a clean environment. My dad was riding his bike in the park the other day and he said he saw a job he would never ever want. He saw a man cleaning out the porta-potties (portable toilets). This man had a long tube hose with a suction and he had to go in there and just suck all the stuff out of the toilet. Blech! What do you think would be the worse job ever?
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I don't remember what country it was and I'm not sure if it was in Africa or the middle east. But they have a class tier society. And if you're in the lowest class, there are few jobs you can take. One of them is cleaning the sewers by hand without protective gear. I think I saw it in a National Geographic. It was absolutely disgusting.
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@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
31 Jan 07
This is gonna sound very wierd, but still the worst job I could imagine is being a doctor, really I would hate it. The enviroment and all the suffering, yuck! It disgusts me!
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@BobaFett (72)
• Sweden
31 Jan 07
Working at macdonalds i think i really dislike that place.
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@avs189 (1031)
• India
31 Jan 07
The worst job would be i think where you are not respected or your self-esteem is not valued or where the person currently holding a postion doesnt feel satisfied for his job postion ,,,,that is where the true meaning of worse job comes into the picture,,,,nuthing is harmful as losing your self respect and self -esteem...
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• United States
30 Jan 07
Any job that has to do with cleaning up any kind of bodily waste has to be the worst job. Of course this doesn't apply to Mom's who always get the diaper, throw up duty. I gues it's okay if it's family, YUCK
30 Jan 07
No, i dont think i would want to do that - what would happen if something went wrong and it exploded all over the place!! Something along similar lines.. the person who helps out with colonic irrigation. come to think of it - ANYTHING to do with toilets and the waste that goes down them.
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
30 Jan 07
That is a bad job!! Yuck!! The other day I was passing an open pasture on my way to check on our horses, there was a guy that had the back of a dump truck lifted all the way up. He was standing in the back of the truck with a shovel, scraping out the contents, and gagging and vomiting the whole time. What was he spreading out? Chicken manure.
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@Nagareru (308)
• Peru
31 Jan 07
IM back from my first job ever.... i have worked 12 hours on a mail office typing numbers all 12 hours on a damm old pc i got paid for those 12 terrible hours 5 bucks!!!! can u belive that!!
• Malaysia
31 Jan 07
Well, that's terrible. 5 bucks for 12 hours job but sometimes we should consider ourselves lucky because somebody still want to employ us and we can buy food with the money. Imagine in India people have to beg for jobs.
@Nagareru (308)
• Peru
2 Feb 07
yeh well i know... but i mean... 5 bucks... -_- my day itself values more than 5 bucks... T-T...the craziest thing is that today i went there for the second time ... ¬¬ it wont happen again i quitted... --- the fact is.. that... humm.... ....... ......... they dont pay me yet ó_Ò
@cerium (691)
31 Jan 07
Having no job.
31 Jan 07
id rather have no job than a job that made me hate my life
@cerium (691)
31 Jan 07
You'll hate your life in both cases. But at lease with a job, you'll have some money to cool things off.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I butchererd Kosher chickens that was the worst job ever holding the chicken while the rabbi slit its windpipe then getting blood and dung all over me as I passed it up the line. Then they would give me two ten minute breaks and a 30 min lunch. I would spend all the time cleaning to eat.
• United States
12 Feb 07
wow! That must have been hard.
@janjabu (110)
• Qatar
31 Jan 07
i once had dinner in this restaurant with a japanese buffet and there's this huge-ish bowl of lemon juice (fresh lemon juice) to use as sauce for the sushi. i thought what if that was your job, to squeeze lemons all day long to be able to provide the sauce? of course i do realize that it's nothing compared to the grossness of the jobs that you described, but at the time, this was the job that i'd least prefer. :) i currently work for an airline as a flight attendant and it's okay so far. however there's the price passenger, of course that's so rude, screams bloody murder if you do something wrong, like give him the wrong drink or something. i think in every job, there's a very bad downside. :)
@janjabu (110)
• Qatar
31 Jan 07
*sorry i meant "prize" passenger :)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I always thought that any job where you breathe in polluted air all day had to be the worst job ever. Examples: toll booth collector, coal miner. They have lung problems, higher incidences of cancer, and it has to affect their skin, doesn't it? I always smile and say hello when I go through a toll booth because I think that they might need a smile from a passerby more than the average joe.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I agree. I wouldn't want one of those jobs. That is nice that you give them a smile. I try to do the same as well.
@picek123 (177)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
becoming a teacher is the worst job for me. very boring
• United States
31 Jan 07
you think that is worse than cleaning toilets?
@joshua_77 (612)
• India
11 Feb 07
Hi, well when I work a software company I got a bad experience because my projectmanager always curse me.So I quiet the job now I'm doing indepentend work even thouh I seek good Job from a good company.
@diancute (111)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
for me the worse job ever is stealing, robbing, or take something from other person. i think they've alredy become job or profession.
@secret4u (105)
• Pakistan
31 Jan 07
sales
• United States
31 Jan 07
Working as a personal assistant for a boss who is a perfectionist to the max.
@mikaghi (389)
• United States
31 Jan 07
working in retail is the worst.people are rude to u and treat u like their servants.
@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
31 Jan 07
TELEMARKETING!!! Oh I hated doing this when I was younger. Being told to try and force someone to buy something they dont want or need, and practically lie and say someone "won" something but has to pay for it is not for me.
• United States
31 Jan 07
That is pretty bad. I was watching Dirty Jobs last night and the guys was cleaning some nasty stuff. He had trouble breathing through it. I have seen so many job on that show that are nasty. I hope they pay well! But you have to do something to pay the bills.