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#21 Posted on 29.8.05 0916.34
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Super K-Mart grocery stock. That job drove me to work hard in school so I would never have to do a job like that again.
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#22 Posted on 29.8.05 1010.09
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Data entry--I worked in a furniture store which was getting audited. Their accountant hired me to put all their records onto computer (nothing was on computer--all the information was in file cabinets), and I spent a summer working mind numbing 12 hour days to accomplish it. I worked alone in a small room. The room was in the front of the store, behind the cashiers and advertising displays. They had installed a security mirror. However, they installed it backwards, so everyone in the store could look in and see me, but I could not see out. I didn't realize this for at least six weeks. No one would talk to me. No one. At least I own at the 10 key.

I worked a lot of menial jobs in college. Like whatever (the W, not the valley girl expression), fear motivated me to do well in school. That job was probably the worst, however.
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#23 Posted on 29.8.05 1930.40
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The worst job I ever had was as a midnight gas station attendant at Domo, the absolute WORST place ever. I worked 16 hour shifts when people wouldn't show up in the morning and constantly dealt with co-workers who tried to steal from me as they cashed out their shift.

I also got robbed twice, once by this huge girl wearing a bandanna over her mouth like a old-west bank robber. That robbery was memorable due to her insistence that I load up her sack specifically with packs of Du Maurier King.

Oh yeah, and I have one more . . .

After being laid off by the CBC (I was one of those casual workers they're striking over now) after two years, I worked at an audio/visual company for a couple of months. Basically, I would drive around and set up multimedia presentations for business meetings, etc.

I got the job as I was recovering from a long, brutal indoor soccer injury (severely torn ankle ligaments), so when I started I walked with a noticeable limp. One day, the big boss came up to a bunch of us, and he and I had the following exchange:

Boss: "So, are you a Jew?"
Me: "Uh, no."
Boss: "Well, are you a fag?"
Me: "No."
Boss: "Too bad, because with you being a cripple and all, we could have had three minority hirings in one."

Suffice to say, I didn't stick around for the rest of my shift.
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#24 Posted on 4.9.05 1532.49
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WALMART!!!! WALMART!!!! WAL F'N MART!!!!

I was buggy pusher/stockman. They have a great discount if your an employee that 10% off the subtotal but to acutally be doing grunt work with a manager out there, almost, every hour telling you that you are not...fast enough, working hard enough, keeping buggies in the bay, and just plain useless sort of supports the negative reinforcement that you don't want to say in a place like this.

So that is currently my worst job it might get updated in future jobs.
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#25 Posted on 4.9.05 1607.09
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Factory Job at Solo Cup in Urbana IL (you know the red or blue or yellow cups everyone has at house partys...yeah thats the place)

I was in charge of disposing of the "defective" cups as they came down this belt. Mind you this belt moved VERY fast. Plus it was the graveyard shift. The place had an overwhelming hot plastic smell and it was so loud people communicated w/ hand signals. I only lasted 2 weeks.
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#26 Posted on 9.9.05 1129.28
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Working at a pharmaceutical company on the assembly line. My job was to put the little plastic safety seal wrapper on each bottle that came by on the conveyor belt. 8 hours a day standing in one spot without moving.....I couldn't get out of that place fast enough.
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#27 Posted on 9.9.05 1140.39
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Textile factory, escorting bails of synthetic fiber from the presser to the warehouse. A mind-numbing, sense-glazing job. Twelve hours a day for four days straight. Then, each month, you switch the shifts.

You put a sheet on the presser ram which desecends under the floor. You fill the presser cylinder with the fiber (which drifts everywhere and coats everything). You turn the presser on, and it makes a big cube of material. When the bail is made, you wrap wire and hook it around the bail and shove the bail onto an automated conveyor. That's the job.
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#28 Posted on 9.9.05 1433.37
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Also first job. Cashier at Big D supermarkets, Hudson Massachusetts.

Among my many indignities
- Being called a cocksucker for enforcing store policy
- Starting wage of $4.80 an hour
- Mopping up toddler puke
- Watching a friend and top notch employee get fired after losing $200
- Watching a woman get promoted a week after saying to a customer "Shut up that nigger child of yours"
- Mopping up fellow employee snot
- Being forced to wear a knit clip on tie after Price Chopper bought out the chain
- Mopping up old man blood
- Raging alcoholic boss
- Friend slept with night manager and I had to hear about it from both of them
- Threatened by steroid monster produce clerk for ogling his cashier girlfriend
- Training said cashier girlfriend who'd already been fired from the other 2 grocery stores in town for gross incompetence (her parents were first cousins)
- General customer service woes
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#29 Posted on 9.9.05 1607.13
Reposted on: 9.9.12 1613.02
    Originally posted by jwrestle
    WALMART!!!! WALMART!!!! WAL F'N MART!!!!

    I was buggy pusher/stockman. They have a great discount if your an employee that 10% off the subtotal but to acutally be doing grunt work with a manager out there, almost, every hour telling you that you are not...fast enough, working hard enough, keeping buggies in the bay, and just plain useless sort of supports the negative reinforcement that you don't want to say in a place like this.

    So that is currently my worst job it might get updated in future jobs.


My good-for-nuthin brother works at the nation's number 1 employer. I recall him discussing his job, saying he supervises what he calls "useless slackers and rejects who don't work fast enough, hard enough, or long enough keeping buggies in the bay"

He hates his job, too.

I thought this might add perspective for you, jwrestle.
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