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I worked the factory for Scania for 9 months. Although it might not have been the job itself so much as it was the opposite of what I could handle mentally at the time.
The work itself was merticulussly precise.
There was a specific way of going everything..
Turn 90* that way, use right hand to grab bolts while using left for the screws, on you knees, screw it all together.
If you dropped a bolt or something you had to throw it away because it could have been contaminated. If it hit the door or you touched it in any way you gad to report it and get a blue point (9 points/month allowed or you go see the boss to look into how to get better). I saw the boss every month.
If you wheren't holding up your standards you weren't allowed to talk because it would distract you. I was in my head all day.
We had 90s per truck door per station to finish the task before the next door came and the pricess was started all over again.
While these things slowly became routine and the whole thing became a coreographed dance repeating itself every 90s until we rotated stations to start the next dance.
I didn't think about work anymore, I was spinning circles in my own head. Going over events and actions over and over. There were times when I forgot I was at work and every 2 hours or so I briefly woke up to realize I was alive.
This process was not good for me.
But I learned how to make dance out of everything.0
The worst job I’ve ever worked was Restaurant. Fast Food Restaurant is the absolute worst.
I worked at a Hot Dog Fast Food Joint.
You make below minimum wage. And this was back in 2017. The managers a lot of the time belittle, bully you and make you feel like absolute 💩. (I had a fat Karen manager yell at me at the top of her lungs for going to the restroom after clocking in. Can you imagine the insanity. The actual literal boss later phone called me and reprimanded me calmly herself, but not like the psycho Obese Karen)
UNNECESSARY.. Stuff like that makes you want to purchase a weapon or want to beat someone down regardless of consequences.
Later on I had a manager also a woman. A very old woman. She literally was possessed by some demon. That woman was demonic. She wouldn’t smile for sh-TT.
She had an angry-af look no matter what.
She stares at you like she hated you. Got angry at you for the smallest most insignificant of things at all.
I quit in 6 months, once I saved enough. I didn’t even wait to have a job waiting. Luckily I lived with my parents.
Once I stared working desk jobs , help center jobs, security jobs. THE UNBELIEVABLE PEACE AND QUIET. THE MORE you're MAKING TOO.
(That day I was being yelled at for no reason. I should have made a video on her and left that moment. Quit that moment)32
USPS as a city carrier.
Job is fine, management in local offices can be extremely awful. Too many unfit people getting leadership positions from brown-nosing and abusing that power. Favoritism, verbal abuse, etc are rampant. They make their hardest workers work even harder for metrics. It's soul sucking.
Then they sort of brainwash the carriers. You'll hear a lot of, "You're delivering paper, what job will pay you this much just to do that?"
Or "There's no other career that will pay this much," or "This is a career." After 5 horrible years I finally got out and my boomer ass of a family are treating me like I'm homeless with no other job prospects.
I found a job that paid me the same starting rate as the USPS that allows me to work from home permanently. Now I'm getting raises, managers are amazing, etc. Walking on fucking sunshine; I can't believe how I allwed myself to be brainwashed and mistreated for money that I could get easily at a better job.
Anyone working at USPS and hates it, please don't be afraid to leave, there are other jobs out there.52
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A financial counselor at a hospital. That is one of the worst jobs out there!!!
For those of you unaware of what that is, basically I used to have to speak to patients and collect money from their copay on their medical insurance when they came to the hospital. I was mostly stationed in the Emergency Room (ER), but I also did inpatients as well.
Imagine going to the hospital in excruciating pain, sick, or bleeding to death, and someone comes into your room asking for money to be treated-
And heaven forbid you didn't have insurance- I'll never forget the looks of rage and panic when I told someone they had to pay 300 dollars just to be seen, and if you're admitted? I think 5000 dollars was the amount they asked for...
They didn't care if you couldn't pay. They would harass you and/or your family until you paid something, or you had to complete an application for free care/Medicaid and hope you qualified for it.
And yes, you would still receive treatment; that's required by law. However, if you had no insurance or refused to pay, yet needed to be admitted, the physicians would stabilize said patient and transfer them to the State run hospital that offered free care.
People hated seeing me coming- and I hated doing it; it was a miserable job. So why did I do it? It was my first job after graduating college. And without any experience or previous work experience, I needed something on my resume! So I stayed there for about a 1-1.5 years until thankfully I got laid off!!! It was a blessing really. Because I got another MUCH BETTER job a few months later.10
eI recently worked at a place for about 7 weeks. I only had a bout an hour or two worth of real work but you were watched like a hawk so I had to pretend to be busy.
I was put in charge of a technical staff of about 30 people. but I could not tell these people what to do. If I did they would complain to my boss and he would take their side. We had a flood in the place and everyone had to move to one end of the building so the other could be dried out. People had to share desks with other employees. We had a night staff and the guy I shared a desk with was off shift at 8AM. It was getting to be 9AM so I asked him if he was going home anytime so. He complained about this to my boss and my boss gave me a hard time about it.
My supervisor used to schedule meetings with me and then not show up for them. I would sit in a conference room for an hour by myself. I figured it they wanted to pay me for sitting in a conference room who was I to argue.
They had a big turnover problem and one of the technicians that reported to me decided one day he was going to work from home. I told him I had no problem with working from home but he needed to tell me because I needed to know where he was. He complained to my boss about it and after that I was let go.10
Probably what was colloquially known as Crash n Smash while in the Air Force.
Basically responding to air craft incidents in support of CAA etc, primarily for our own air craft but also civilian ones as well.
Usually it was okay, however if you had a crashed civilian light aircraft especially with a family on board, you knew it was going to be find the body parts.
Its amazing just how flimsy our bags of flesh are and how the come apart when de accelerated from say 200mph to zero mph instantly.0
I've liked all of mine so far reasonably well.
There was one time I had to work under the worst boss. He just had no leadership skills whatsoever calling brainstorming sessions for our team and then asking us to come up with ideas on what to do next for the product. Then when we had different ideas on what to do, he became frustrated and wanted us to pick one instead of stepping up and choosing and taking responsibility for the decision. It's like he wanted to pass the leadership responsibility onto us.
He ended up being forced to resign though after just a year or so. After that things became much easier and smoother.10
Worst job I had was at this wheelabrator. I went there for a welding job and the supervisor hired me. 1st day he puts me at the wheelabrator and lied to me 😭. This job involved clipping off ties to large pieces of steel that came out of the wheelabrator machine, and then carried them down the line. So basically throwing parts. Each piece weighed 50-100lbs each and some had sharp edges. So very dangerous too.
After 3 weeks of no welding and still doing that job, I had to work an overtime day. A piece slipped and the full weight went into my right bicep. Blood went down my arm... I was walking no where confused and my skin turned pale white. Co workers lead me to a chair. After having a banana and water my color returned. I quit soon after.0
My current job.
No PTO, nurses are fuckin lazy and can’t even get their own vitals when there’s 2 CNAs for 70 vent patients, they don’t know how to operate feeding tubes, any time you tell them anything concerning about a patient they ignore it and expect the next shift to handle it (they literally kept ignoring me about this one patient in particular that I noticed was declining rapidly, nothing was done for weeks. Second I told one of our GOOD nurses, the man was immediately taken to the hospital and I saved his life by advocating for him and not letting my gut feeling go about his condition). The place I work at right now should be J Tagged and several of the nurses deserve to have their licenses ripped from them.20
Railroad conductor…5 years on call with no regular schedule. Management trying to paper files with infractions to fire you if the option comes along. Union talks big bit hardly ever delivers. Hours are terrible, forced overtime and dangerous work environment. Book and books of rules that you must know and are told to follow but expected to break…miles of territory that you must know. Angry old men and arrogant young men. After 5 years in a huge hub of the US still could not have a normal schedule. Other hubs were sometimes better sometimes worse.0
my last job in management of 2x years under new manager who tortured me, using military technique called "gas lighting"... a standard practice in some domains, in order to justify firing me with cause. I hadn't been put through intentional torture before like that. It was on top of existing relationship strain and I about fell apart, my body was failing.
not worth it. I shoudl have stuck to my plan when I started... if it was no longer fun, leave. I failed to follow my own rule so paid the price. I think my advice is good... if you don't like the job, create another path and leave. I pushed through a lot of hard times to be successful, but sometimes it is clear, it isn't worth it. Don't try to make a miserable boss successful.10
Two come to mind. The first was when I worked at Sonic before I left for college. The manager just threw me in front of the switchboard, said "figure it out", and nothing else.
The other was when I worked as... I guess a broker for a trucking company. They lied to me in the interview process and subsequently fired me. It was also extremely boring and had no future.0
When I was a teenager I worked at a Newks (it's a southern picnic like restaurant) and I hated working there cause one of the managers hated me so much that one time he verbally abused me over some bread in front of the customers then he verbally abused the lady who wanted said bread and almost got into a fist fight with one of the men standing in line2
Both working at a sporting good store and working for the gov assisting people with financial applications and crap turned out to be the worst crap ever. I hate working with customers. can't stand the bastards with a passion. I prefer a job where i work directly for the boss but not for the people0
Amazon fulfillment center. The break policy is very strict. The 15 minute breaks are not truly 15 minute breaks. You get 2 minutes to walk from one end of the building to the other, 2 back and 11 to relax. That is if you walk fast. They track work scan to scan. If you have 30 minutes total time off task, you get a written warning. That means if you use the restroom a lot the time counts against you. The pace is faster than most warehouses and injuries are very common and swept under the rug. If you have a funeral to attend to they want proof you were at a funeral and they are very insensitive about it.
Even my time in the military was not as unreasonable as some of the stuff Amazon pulls, most of which I cannot list on this site because it is horrible enough to get me banned from GaG and possibly sued.10
An old fashion retail store. Drama city, everyone sleeping with everyone or trying to, managers forming special cliques with their favorite employees and doing things like cutting your hours and never really telling you why but you knew the reason. I don't miss it for a minute.0
I worked on a farm/ agriculture college and I was meant to be learning about agriculture on the side but all I did was shit shovel. Eventually I made friends with the equestrian students and I got to learn how to ride a horse and I cleaned there stables instead which wasn't as bad20
Waitress. Grossly underpaid and management always sucks. Constant harrassment, very few breaks and no rights. Ever since I quit my job I have much more respect for service people and make sure to give extra tips and tell them I'm greatful for good service.10
Food and coffee industry. I went back home with my hands burned because I was clumsy as fuck. It was definitely not a job for me because I was not careful.0
McDonalds. Oh my fucking god I hated McDonalds! Getting up at the asscrack of dawn to go to a disgusting workplace. Starting the day freezing to death in the freezers to stock the nuggets and fries and stuff for the day. Making breakfast burritos that felt like the stuff they’re made off was getting into my hair and face and eyes. The smell of the breakfast foods made me sick to my stomach. Just describing it is giving me ptsd about having worked there10
A one-day fill-in at a packing plant when I worked at a Tempy Agency.
Had to pack cans into cases and tape them shut.
The two of us got it down so fast, the last couple of hours we got to weigh poppy seed into bags! woo-hoo0
I dont think i have. In all jobs there are good bits and bad bits.
I've been a waitress , a barista. Helped out in shops. But what i loved about all of them, was the inter action, the banter, it always got me through.3
It wasn't the job itself it was the toxic environment amongst my co-workers. We used to work for someone who was extremely racist. I am mixed and my colleague was black.1
Taco Bell/Pizza hut, when I was 19 in the Summer of 2005. This was the ONLY place I could get hired at, at the time, as Philly has always had a sh*tty economy, making it hard to get hired at most places without a PhD. I've worked almost every sh*tty minimum wage job imaginable in my 20s and that one was STILL the worst! It was a damn fast food job and I had to commute two hours one-way to get there, by public transportation.
Walk to a bus, take that bus to the el train, get off the el train and walk to the bus stop, and ride the bus 35 minutes to the location. It was on Roosevelt Blvd at Red Lion Road in Philadelphia and I lived in West Philly, very close to Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Which is the equivalent of someone driving from New York City to Philadelphia everyday, JUST to work at a fast food restaurant for minimum wage!
Everyone working there, especially the dyke managers, were highly incompetent, yet expected everyone else to do their jobs perfectly. I remember how SLOWLY time moved while working that job. I'd get there at 10am, thinking I was halfway through the day, and it'd only be 10:50am. I'd have another seven hours and ten minutes left. I also remember I started at the very debut of the "Crunchwrap," which they all made this huge deal of, and we had a special training day just for that!
Not just that, but we were also a Pizza Hut, in addition to a Taco Bell! This was called a Taco Bell Express. The Taco Bell parts were fine, but, the Pizza Hut parts was too much! (Not really, but I'm going for a joke here.)
I lasted maybe three weeks to a month before they fired me because I outright refused to throw away perfectly edible food because it was five minute past "expiration", and instead, would take it home to give to friends. They considered not throwing perfectly edible food away, to be "stealing." This is how f*cking retarded fast food work, is. Wasting perfectly edible food we all sat there and made, was the "right" choice to them, but not allowing it to go to waste was "stealing."
I've had other jobs before where I would quit in defiance, due to either moronic managers, or the pay being too low for the amount of work we'd be doing, but this is still the worst job I ever had.
It's funny you bring up Pokemon on here, cause one of the reasons I haven't completely memory-holed and blocked that job from memory is because I bought Pokemon Gale of Darkness for the Gamecube from the Best Buy next door with my first paycheck from that job. I remember playing the game when I got home and thinking "All the work wasn't worth this." (Pokemon Colosseum)
(Pokemon Colosseum *was better.) I meant to say.
I also worked at a call center on my 17th birthday and they wouldn't let me work there a week prior because I legally needed to be 17 first, before they accepted me. That job sucked too, as well as various "paid on commission only" jobs. I also unknowingly worked in a Pyramid Scheme/Multi Level Marketing job in 2010 during the recession. Meaning, I'd put in hours of work; sometimes entire days, for no pay. Taco Bell Express was still worse!