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#1 Xiander



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Posted 09 December 2020 - 07:21 AM

describe the #### job/ career/ position/ role that you have held in your lifetime. Why did you accept it? Why did you leave?

My most resented job was driving an employee shuttle bus service for a temporary work agency..

I drove for hours on end transporting workers (most of them also worked for peanuts) from their pick up locations to job site. I was extremely underpaid for the amount of responsibility I had, I also felt over worked because I was one of only 2 drivers for the company.

We crowded workers on the bus like sardines, most of them were recovering from addiction and some of them were real wackos. Routes were long and just driving to one warehouse added a total of 100 miles each day round trip to the bus.

Eventually the shuttle started having issues, spark plugs blew out, the alternator gave and that’s when Everyone just said #### It. The agency gave up on the shuttle program and I too left the #### role I was in. All in all this experience allowed to see that not all job offers are a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory.

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 07:24 AM

Phone sex Op.

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My job was horrible because i would have to  listen to guy's all the time, the most gross thing's you can think of. Bare in mind i only did this job because i needed the money getting threw law school this was 10 year's back, my god the nonsense these guy's come out with is just lol. It would throw you of your dinner. It was a gay chat job, eh you gotta do but it was the worst job we ever had for that reason of having pretend to be wanking of or doing some other shit and it does take a whole lot of time and energy you need to keep them on the phone as much as possible, i worked 6am 11pm did one hour as manager role, it got me 500 a month but in the end it wasn't worth it , made me really sick in-fact and just drained completely 

i left because it was getting to much to point i got sick, i would never do it again though i can't handle the amount time effort u need put in plus the men made me feel physically sick

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 07:41 AM

Only ever worked retail, none of them were enjoyable, worst shift I ever worked was christmas eve in sainsburys 2 years ago 

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 07:48 AM

Housekeeping, hands down. I've also worked customer service basically all my life so saying customers don't see me as human is a given, but I never experienced it so deeply as when I was working in hotels. bad memories there

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 08:02 AM

My morally wise worst job was writing parking tickets (about thirty years ago...um). But a good thing about it was that the company fired me because I was too nice and ripping many of those tickets apart, hahahha!!

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 08:22 AM

My morally wise worst job was writing parking tickets (about thirty years ago...um). But a good thing about it was that the company fired me because I was too nice and ripping many of those tickets apart, hahahha!!

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 08:27 AM

real life robin hood <3


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Posted 09 December 2020 - 08:56 AM

I had a terrible cleaning job. I was always afraid to leave . But I made up my mind and left. I couldn't find a suitable job for a long time,the money I saved up ran out, but I had to live on something. They gave me access to payday loans, they gave me a quick loan without any questions. So I was able to hold out for another month and found a great job. Now I didn't regret going with the old one for a second.

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 08:46 AM

I have disliked a lot of my jobs to varying degrees. My ultimate career is something I LOVE, but I'm in school so I have to work an entry level part time job that will deal with my school schedule. I worked at a taco shop and loved it, except my manager and owner were all addicts and it ended up being stressful because if you got a problem you were all on your own to fix it. They also had the cooks working 14 hour days nearly 7 days a week. The cooks were in the US illegally, and it all smelled a little too much like human trafficking. Several of the cooks had panic attacks at the restaurant. It was terrible. I worked at a pizza shop and had the owner of the shop cuss me out, flip me off, throw pizzas, scream etc. regularly for honest mistakes. And he would often take it out on someone who didn't even make the tiny mistake. I worked at a second hand clothing store and had a lady call the store and tell me to kill myself because we didn't buy her gym shorts. I work at another second hand clothing store now, and it's chill except the fact that despite everything we know about COVID and state mandates saying masks must be worn, they are still not enforcing masks in the store for employees or customers. It REALLY irritates me because I have asthma and loved ones who are at risk if they get COVID. But, it is the first job in a while that I don't get stressed about, and they are super chill with my schedule, so I'm dealing with it for now.


I'm soooo close to being able to finish school and work in my actual profession and stop putting up with bullshit to pay the bills. There's a decent chance I can start a little bit in my actual profession in the next few months and if it goes well enough I can quit my second hand clothes job. Fingers crossed because that would be AMAZING.

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 06:54 PM

I worked in fast food for a while, it was the first job I had and I stayed there for wayyy to long looking back at it. I just felt bad leaving because we were so understaffed Now I work at a job with weird hours but the pay is pretty good and its physically demanding, which is a plus for me.

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 07:13 PM

Smith's in a small town where everyone knew each other.

It was basically high school 2.0, with cliques and favoritism, and an extremely mysoginistic store manager who hated every woman in the workplace with an uncomfortable passion. My own department manager hated me for no particular reason. He didn't want me fired because I was his hardest worker, but he would constantly berate me and put me down.

I was also severely stalked by a coworker for my last 6 months of working there, and the town in general was just creepy af. Like a simulation of a perfect town, no one out in the town after 9 pm as if there was some unspoken curfew, no crime (or even homeless people), little to no diversity.

Pay was trash too, and rent was insane lol so glad to be out of that workplace and town. It was all so suffocating.

I love my job now, my entire AP team is one big family, my manager is chill as hell, and the environment is so relaxed and lighthearted. All we do is joke around and talk shit to each other it's great.

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 12:37 AM

I used to be a special ed para. I accepted the job against my better judgement because I didn't have any other offers. I was really bad at it. I'm not good at controlling other people's kids. I'm also not that good at helping kids with their homework. Like I understand the material but I'm not good at explaining it. Anyways it was just way too much social interaction for me and I'd come home from work exhausted. 

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Posted 30 September 2021 - 07:17 PM

I am currently working at the job I hate at the moment. The only reason why I accepted it is because it was meant to initially be work experience but now I kinda need to save money for my next degree.


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Posted 06 October 2021 - 01:23 AM

Probably my first ever job at a fancy local grocery store.

For whatever reason they made you go through two interviews to work there? The breakroom and aprons they made you wear were gross and smelly, the pay was not very good and they made you count your own tills all the time (before your shift, before your break and before going home) to save money on hiring payroll employees to do it (and would watch and yell at you if you weren't fast enough at counting it)? They also made you do admin around milk bottle returns before you could go on your break.

They claimed to be student friendly but scheduled me on the day of an exam. They said I would have to find a replacement myself so inbetween sobbing I called every other cashier at the store and everyone refused. I went to the exam anyways and they fired me for it? We had maybe 14 pages of produce codes to memorize and the manager would get angry if you weren't as fast as people who had been working there a long time as a new person. The screens were not the most sensitive to the touch which slowed me down sometimes since I would have to press into it hard with my fingernails for it to respond and the manager yelled at me and asked if I even wanted the job? I started crying because I was just a young teen and he tried to silence me by giving me a cookie which I threw in the garbage as soon as I got home... The turn over rate at this store is apparently notoriously high, but I had no idea at the time.

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 01:29 AM

I also worked as a housekeeper for maybe like a week? I was beginning recovery from my ED around this time. Some of the bathrooms were super gross, management was racist and it was just dehumanizing. I couldn't keep up with their expectations for speed cleaning rooms because I was focused on being thorough and without warning they unexpectedly let me go like a week in?

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 05:19 PM

Worse one: The manager would call me screaming, once told me “I’m sure you can do that in one afternoon” (despite the fact that he gave me a one-week long project), also since it was an internship I had to do it all for free… So I had to handle his bullshitting just for credits and not getting any money from it :/

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 10:58 PM

a certain popular US fast food chain around 7 years ago. I needed money for rent for my first apartment ever when I was 18, and took the first job I could get.


There were health code violations absolutely everywhere. We were strictly held to each drive through order taking <2 minutes, but some of the food (chicken) took almost 2 full minutes to cook so I would get screamed at to take it out early (partially uncooked!) to get it in the customer's bag and handed off to them on time.


So obviously you're supposed to change gloves/wash hands after touching raw meat and then handling fresh foods. I also got yelled at for doing this with the reasoning that it would "take too long." So they would have us handle raw meat, put it on the food to go into the fryer or whatever, then use the same gloves to stuff someone's hamburger or taco with "fresh" raw lettuce. I felt so bad every time I did this but if we didn't comply we'd get yelled at. I tried to double glove and take them off when I could but I didn't always have the time.


So the 2 minute rule applied even if the customer ordered a ridiculous amount of food. Unlike other fast food chains that would just have the customer drive around to the side of the building, they wanted us to get it done in under 2 minutes as usual. So customers would order 20+ items or whatever. But we only had a limited amount of space in the fryer and would basically have us standing next to the fryer to make the item immediately as it was dumped onto the counter. Which would have been reasonable if they gave it like a few seconds to cool off, but no, we were yelled at to handle the stuff directly out of the fryer without a wait time. My gloves would be melting onto the food as I was trying to handle it, and also it fucking hurt lol because it would burn through the gloves even if you double gloved. Some people would make these super hot items with tongs but there were never enough clean ones for some reason to do it consistently. So idk I guess people constantly had plastic melted onto their food or whatever


Anyways, I didn't last long at this job at all. I quit like an hour before my shift one day because I had a panic attack before going in (sorry coworkers). I couldn't get screamed at again for another shift. I probably should have reported their health violations but I was a dumbass and didn't. A few months later there was a class action lawsuit for the management withholding overtime from the employees there, and I got a really low amount because I didn't last long there, but apparently some people got a lot. I worked in food service and retail for a while after that and nothing ever held a candle to this stupid job. 

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 11:18 AM

another certain popular ff chain. they hired me on the spot and from then on i knew it would be shit


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Posted 16 October 2021 - 10:31 AM

Working at a summer camp in the US, I felt like half the staff didn't really like me because I didn't grow up at that camp and the camp management also were rude to me on several occasions and always took the side of the staff who had worked there before me, even when they were lying. So I basically felt like I was working in a place that based itself on a lie



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Posted 23 October 2021 - 01:37 PM

I have been working as a sales manager for two years. My job is fine but the department head is a bad person. I quit my job only because of him, he is a real tyrant. Although it was hard without money, I got a loan https://maybeloan.com/payday-loans/oh and started my own business. It's great that nowadays there are so many opportunities. Never give up!

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