1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

What is the worst job/s you've ever had?!

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by ironmansnap, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. koquerelle Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    14,895
    Likes Received:
    5,332
    Ice cream truck for a whole summer. That's the year I decided I didn't want children (not a joke).
     
    Vil7, Moin, ThulsaDooom and 2 others like this.
  2. crabmeat Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2015
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    3,936
    Location:
    The model train room
    Surface warfare has been spiraling out of control for a long time.
     
    Canned Tuna likes this.
  3. llperez22 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    10,760
    Likes Received:
    1,413
    Location:
    california
    door to door sales. I lasted 4 days of doing 12 hour shifts selling labor law posters to businesses which all business are technically required by law to have. The days started with some group brain washing. Then we were sent out in small groups/pairs to areas with high numbers of businesses and went from business to business trying to act official and ask to see their labor law posters to make sure they were up to date and try to get them to buy them off us. It was a solid stream of either "fuck off" or " give me your card and ill give it to my boss when hes in". Then after full day of that, we went back to office and finished with some more brainwashing so we could feed the pyramid scheme business model while we made nothing outside of commission for our sales.

    I had always done blue collar labor work previously and thought it might be nice to try something less back breaking. Give me an honest days pay for an honest days work where you dont feel like a pest to society any day. Door to door sales is truly some soul crushing type shit.
     
  4. The Eagle Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2018
    Messages:
    2,383
    Likes Received:
    2,196
    Busboy at a restaurant. Worked 14 hour shift and was paid 80$ for it. On top of that the manager wanted to charge me 20$ for a shirt that I had to wear at work. Didn't return the next day.
     
  5. Mike Retired

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    37,715
    Likes Received:
    11,684
    Location:
    Don't Give Up!
    I've done a lot of carnie work all over the country. Two stick out. The call center job I had for a few years. Talking on the phone all day is mentally draining to me, and having people talk crazy to you that you can't grab by the throat drove me nuts.

    Other one is my current job. Warehouse work for what is supposed to be 40 hours a week, but is usually 50 to 60 with no idea how long you'll be working each shift. Also, most of the people working there are retards or assholes or both.
     
    M.U.S.C.L.E., Moin, Solid and 2 others like this.
  6. cincymma79 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    19,298
    Likes Received:
    3,297
    Navy. I could breakdown parts that sucked more than others but overall it was just shit

    Other than that every job I had delivered what it promised.
     
  7. kahiljabroni Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    Messages:
    8,005
    Likes Received:
    2,053

    Toughen the fuck up. I washed dishes at 14 years old about 25 hours a week. Try doing insulation. Crawling through attics of rat feces and being bathed in fiberglass in 95 and 15 degree weather
     
  8. Bia Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2020
    Messages:
    985
    Likes Received:
    676
    worked in recycling plant, we had to wear 3x layers of protections including gloves so moving & seeing is cumbersome. Wasn't too bad indoor but when they ask you to sweep the floor outside in the sun with flies buzzing around your face, it's pretty shit.
     
  9. Horus Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Location:
    Australia
    That sounds tough. Especially for guys that do it long term.

    No wonder some guys develop a massive drive to be champions.
     
    sweetviolenturg likes this.
  10. Horus Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Location:
    Australia
    1. Plant operator on a gravel crushing plant. Controlling a conveyor belt of rocks going into a machine crushing them into smaller rocks. Efficient ongoing speed of feed and preventing fixing jams was of utmost importance.

    12-14 hour days. Had no social life. Hot. So dirty that I would look like I was in blackface by the end of the day. Also loud (even with hearing protection) and I think I damaged some hearing on that job.
    Also boring beyond belief. A bit like a gulag without the beatings...for $7 an hour in the early 90s

    2. Police officer
     
    Moin likes this.
  11. Canned Tuna Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    13,966
    Likes Received:
    3,592
    Location:
    St. Louis
    That shit sucks so bad. I worked on the floor at a restaurant in high school (busser then server) and the unpredictable schedule was the only thing I didn't like about it. Not knowing if/when you'll get cut and only knowing the schedule two weeks in advance sucked.
     
    Mike likes this.
  12. ithinktheymad Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    9,353
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    Socal
  13. ithinktheymad Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    9,353
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    Socal
    When you're girthy they're all toothy.
     
    Zinger and Luke Hand Cool like this.
  14. crabmeat Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2015
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    3,936
    Location:
    The model train room
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Horus Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Location:
    Australia
    Yes similar set up to that. You're giving me flashbacks lol
     
    crabmeat likes this.
  16. Smokes Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    Messages:
    8,581
    Likes Received:
    5,236
    Selling Insurance. It was the exact same conversation over and over with the same dam people everyday. People that I had to deal with were always on a bad day cause their car got hit or they hits something. Or their house got flooded and they don't have flood ins and still expect to get help. Yrs of sitting down for 10hrs a days dealing with people's problems. I loved it when I could help and I feel good about it and they still fuck that up by bitching about the bill going up after they filed a claim. I hate that shit.

    People coming in and looking dead at me and start off with "Why did YOU raise my bill!". Lik I am in the system fucking with them and raising their bill. 'First of all, I didn't raise your bill, they did it, now if you give your account number I could look and see why THEY raised your bill and see if there is anything I can do to get it back down to where it was. " Every Dam time
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021
    Vil7 and Clementine like this.
  17. Mike Retired

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    37,715
    Likes Received:
    11,684
    Location:
    Don't Give Up!
    Yeah I'll work whatever I agreed to, and even whatever is needed within reason. But coming in 2 hours early and leaving 2 or 3 hours late with no notice is rough.
     
    Horus and Canned Tuna like this.
  18. Hitman81 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Messages:
    14,802
    Likes Received:
    1,227
    I liked the Navy for the most part. Only thing I really disliked was after being out to sea for days, weeks, months, whatever, and then being in port and the Chief or first class forcing you to work until like 5 or 6 pm (and by work I mean sitting around or sweeping or painting bulkheads) just because. When you're at sea, fine, there's nowhere to go. But fuck man when you're in port fuck that shit.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021
  19. RogerB08 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    9,481
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Location:
    Chicago
    Call center rep. Fuck, I don't even talk to my friends on the phone so I sure a hell didn't want spend all day doing it with strangers.
     
    Moin and Clementine like this.
  20. Canned Tuna Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    13,966
    Likes Received:
    3,592
    Location:
    St. Louis
    I spent 2.5 years in training, 2 years in shipyard, and 1.5 years working up to the ship's first deployment after overhaul. What you just described was a huge portion of my time in. I only got about 5 or 6 months cumulative sea time, so a lot of time wasted in port. I didn't do any painting, but still, a LOT of time wasted.

    Edit: don't get me wrong, there are a ton of things I liked about the Navy. The amount of time spent away from the family (especially in port like you said) was just totally unacceptable for me.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.