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  1. Misanthropist Purple Belt

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    Tiling. Never looked back. I don't know how guys have passion in that job for decades with multiple knee reconstruction.
     
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  2. Vil7 Silver Belt

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    My grandfather was in the army & carried a heavy machine gun in WW2 & saw combat. He was a very tough man. He said doing fiberglass insulation in attics convinced him to go to school & complete his degree & work in nuclear physics. If he said it was bad I know for damn sure it was awful.
     
  3. kahiljabroni Red Belt

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    Lol..thats a good story

    No offense but u sound like a pussy. The idea of going through life without knowing labor is bizarre to me
     
  4. thetruth2709 Red Belt

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    and you sound poor, but hey
     
  5. Applehead Orange Belt

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    Worst job: Pest control technician. I'm from Florida, so working outside during the summer time for sometimes up to 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, is excruciatingly difficult. By the time you get to Thursday and Friday, you're just completely spent. The work wasn't even really the worst part and I had good relationships with my customers. It was the management that made the job more miserable than anything else. Treated us like absolute garbage on a consistent basis. It was a mom-and-pop's pest control company, so it wasn't run very efficiently at times and there was also zero accountability held towards the office people. If they messed up, you would still get blamed and you wouldn't get an opportunity to respond or you'd get reprimanded even further. It got to the point where I essentially just went rogue and would show up, complete my assigned route for the day, and completely ignore the office for the entire day haha. It was not a good relationship. I felt like I had to be a gigantic asshole back towards them to keep myself from getting screwed over and that's so contradictory to how I am as a person, so I'd feel miserable and sullen all of the time. I lasted in that job about 1 calendar year and was mercifully fired in April 2020 when COVID was first starting to affect everywhere. Best thing that ever happened to me.

    Best job: My current job. EMT working ambulance transport for Cleveland Clinic. Most rewarding job I've had to this point in my life. A good friend of mine that I met while working together for the aforementioned miserable pest control company was in EMT school at the time with the eventual goal of becoming a fire-fighter. He kept trying to recruit me the entire time we were working together and was telling me "dude, if you get into school and graduate the program, we can quit this job at the same time." I kept telling him I'd think about it and put it off because being a responder or working in the medical industry wasn't something I'd even remotely considered interesting growing up. Well, when I got fired, I was at a crossroads in my life and had to make a decision, so I decided to take a leap into this avenue to see if it was something that'd be for me and I completely fell in love with it, to the point where I wondered why I never pursued it sooner. I get to see a lot of wild stuff on a daily basis. I've been able to be right in the middle of the action when it's come to COVID calls and whatever else. I spend all of my time in hospital ER's, so I get to see all types of crazy stuff from assault victims to car accident victims to COVID patients to patients having heart attacks, strokes, etc. I plan on taking this thing the whole way and eventually ending up as a paramedic at a fire station so I can run emergency response calls. Best decision I've ever made. It's not for everybody. I work really weird hours. I work from 7pm-7am most nights, so I have to be awake at strange hours and that wears you out over time, but the job itself is awesome.
     
  6. Applehead Orange Belt

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    I believe him. Dude, that shit is AWFUL. That material is miserable to deal with. I hated going in customers' attics who had fiberglass insulation in there. If you get any of it on your skin, you come out scratching yourself like Tyrone Biggums. It gets all in your clothes, your hair, it's awful to breathe in. On top of that, I imagine it's also miserable because you're working in an attic all day that's like 140 degrees. I'm from South Florida, so being in someone's attic anywhere from April through December is like being stuck in an oven. It's not as bad when we have our mandatory 3 months of cool weather. But for the rest of the year, it's too damn hot.
     
  7. Damien Karras Mirabile dictu, don't you agree?

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    Roofing. Lasted two weeks
     
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  8. Contempt black belt in couch-fu

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    I assumed it was a reference to Breaking Bad but hey... you start your business where your customers are.
     
  9. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    I agree.
    When do you wanna start ?
     
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  10. Luke Hand Cool Allez(oopsie)-Omi

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    i need to wash my ass first
     
  11. sleepyguard85 Green Belt

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    Cash in transit driver. Poor pay, dangerous, long days, one mistake can get you sacked, disgustingly hot vans, shit equipment.

    Never again.
     
  12. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    You’re a better man than me, Gunga Din.
    I lasted one day. And I’m not talking nailing shingles or whatever. I’m talking laying tar on a hot summer day shit.
    Lasted the day but said fk that for ever again.
     
  13. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    Oh you were offering a reverse blow job ?
    Fk that. I’m not gay, bud.
     
  14. Luke Hand Cool Allez(oopsie)-Omi

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    i havent eaten in days bro, it'll be fine
     
  15. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    I bet your woman would be relieved though.
     
  16. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    Tough roaches.

    <mma4>
     
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  17. Tone C Gold Belt

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    Not really had any that I thoroughly hated. Had bits of them or a person I hated.

    Safeway - one of the managers was a right c**t . He had his car fucked up after folks had a collection. I did quit because I couldn't get on with him.

    Safeway - finding a dismembered cat and the smell of it in one of the bins was not great.
     
  18. 4daLuLZ Black Belt

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    you should try selling crack.
    The right neighborhood and every door will have its red carpet rolled out for you.
     
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  19. Provocateur Red Belt

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    Any type of community service.
     
  20. Jack Fiddler Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    Were you a PSW/DSP?
     
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