For me it was my service as an auxiliary policeman. The worst of the worst - it's a glorified paper pusher position with an uniform plus menial tasks. The only real "police" task I had was issuing parking tickets. I couldn't quit because quitting without going through the bureaucratic tapes is considered going AWOL and can result in jail time. What about you?
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I used to work in pharmacy. I'm a technician, one step below a pharmacist. I went to college, I needed to take exams to earn my "job title", etc. Assistants, who are more common in the field, are like grocery store cashiers and are simply job trained.
Anyway last year / early this year I was working for a pharmacist & his partners who not only opened TWO pharmacies at the same time. But were racists, disorganized, etc. They did not hire additional staff so I had to oversee one pharmacy (with newly licensed incompetent - wrongly dosed patients, didn't complete tasks, etc. pharmacists) and handle multiple tasks for the 2nd pharmacy for 8 MONTHS working 6-7 days a week. .
To put it in perspective my first pharmacy was long term care. 5,000 daily prescriptions. 3 technicians, 2 pharmacists, and 5 assistants were at this long term pharmacy. I knew NOTHING about pharmacy back then - was just a summer student getting experience.
The main pharmacy I oversaw last year was so pathetically slow I could've left at noon most days because there was no need for me to be there. But being overworked as between two stores was doing a job of 2-3 people (employers hired 3-4 people when I left), stressed and harassed by low-quality employers whose only value was to blame me it was much worse than the long-term care.
And nowadays I am at a point in my career I am offered jobs after phone interviews sight unseen and headhunted for specialty jobs.
I needed anti depressants & anti anxiety medication last year. That was the only place I've ever worked where I've needed medication to be able to walk through the door.20
in my case, it was my last one.
I was a kitchen assistant for an Elementary School. Now, the first location that I worked at, it was working well, as my boss there knew how to handle Autistic people like myself.
However, after a couple o' months, I had to be transferred to another school. And there, it went downhill almost instantly. Basically, my "new" boss there, claimed that he knew how to handle Autistic people too. And yet, he keeps criticizing me over... well, basically anything and everything that comes with being autistic. It's as if he believes that people (again, like myself) *chooses* to be Autistic, but can be too stubborn to stop being so.
Like, my "old" boss let me learn at my own pace. While my "new" boss had a deadline on everything new that I needed to learn. And he was not kind to when I were being "too slow to learn".
Fortunately, my dad "comforted" me with that I shouldn't worry about getting fired. 'cause my behavior (whatever comes with being autistic) were NOT valid reasons to get fired over. So I bit the bullet and endured. Knowing that my boss can't fire me over what is out of my control.
(Besides, at that time, it was when the Covid Pandemic was in "full swing" here in Sweden. So I suspected that it'd be harder to find a job at that time.)0
I never had another work than mine, for which I can’t complain so much, aside from stress and sh*tty attitude from clients.
But when I was student I did internships and one of them was at an architecture studio of my city. It was a very little studio but they never gave me opportunity to valorise myself, I felt like I was only a burden. Ok I was at first stages of my study path so I wasn’t an expert in anything, but I could use pc to draw and to make projects, they really put me in a room, sometimes they gave me little things to do, but most of the time I studied and worked for my university exams.10
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When I was a teenager I was working at this fast food southern restaurant that served sandwiches and pizza. And almost every day that I worked there one of the managers would constantly yell and scream at me no matter what it was.
Funny story but one time I was working the register and this was during the lunch rush and this lady wanted a certain bread on her sandwich. After I rung her up I asked her could she stay for a little bit and she looked confused. Well it was because the manager that ALWAYS screamed at me was on duty and he came over, sighed, and started to scream and said that I was the "the biggest idiot ever, how I was such a dumbass" and "for someone that wants to go go college you're a utter idiot what the fuck is wrong with you, are you a dumbass". Well the lady started yelling at him, and telling him that he messed up her order last time, he screamed at her calling her a dumb bitch, and the man in the line was like "are y'all really arginine over some god-damned bread". Meanwhile I'm in the bathroom trying not to cry while my coworker Bree at the time was getting cursed out over a salad by him while he's arguing with the customers still.
In conclusion, I quit 4 weeks later and so did my other coworkers.
by the way he was like pushing 40 and we were all 14-18 year olds. He was later fired by the other manager21
Kitchen staff at pizza joint. The actual job wasn’t too bad for a first timer but we were treated like shit and the bosses were so cliche and obnoxious: mid 30s white male, philanderer who only hired cute girls to flirt with, tried to intimidate me all the time and was butt hurt I didn’t find him appealing. He was later fired for sexual harassment, he deserved it. Then there was the mid 30s unhappily married woman with a stick up her ass, always angry and irritable. Wrote threats to us on the chalkboard. She got too close to the delivery driver and was reprimanded for that.30
Aircraft recovery aka Crash n Smash,
when an aircraft crashes we were on call to respond to the crash, set up guarding, protection of wreckage, work with CAA etc. Also sorting out body recovery with local emergency services.
This sometimes involved digging bits out of the ground, looking for heads and other body parts.
Fleshy bodies stopping quickly from 400mph to zero do not come out that well.12
I've had many but lemme pull out this one of security in the lands of animals. Mosquitoes everywhere, leadership non-existent. Stayed there for a good batch of months because I could quit. Didn't care that I kept my face covered from mosquitoes and tried to rip it off of me. Guess they were jealous. Had to sit in an outhouse and watch an area 12 hours straight the whole week. Couldn't sleep of course, and power might be limited to the point I could lose my only entertainment and light. It was horrible because my body doesn't do well against mosquito bites, and also had to use port-a-potties. My last day, I had 8 minutes until I can go home and sleep. My boss called me saying me and two other ladies needed to come and help with the ID checking. And when it was done, she waved and smiled at us. We had 8 minutes... and she ma-
I don't regret my decision. They still needed people to come in on their off days.0
I worked for this thrift store sorting and pricing the donations. The two managers were a gay couple. They would constantly come in the back and check everyone to make sure we were going fast enough! I only lasted 6 months. It was a thrift store, but in a nice area, so many wealthy people would donate brand new stuff and Boston Store would donate stuff they didn't sell each season. That was the only good thing about that job.10
Working at UPS as a Package Handler.
Supervisors were assholes who blatantly abused their power, security guards straight-up robbed people, management overtly discriminated against men in favor of women, they refuse to put air conditioning in the warehouse whereas Amazon and the Post Office have it, and the only way you can become a package car driver (the people working at the company who most people see) is to fill out applications that are sporadically posted on a bulletin board in an obscure part of the building before someone else snags it.
I hate that company now.10
I managed a group of engineers at a tech company. i was not allowed to tell the guys what to do and I could not ask them to let me know if they were working remotely. the whole place seemed paranoid and I know that my internet usage was monitored. People would just disappear with no explanation. My boss used to schedule meetings with me and then not show up. I was fired after 7 weeks. It really was for the better.20
Call Center. Had to go anon, may hit some bone.
I hate asking people to pay up their credit card debt. Well, most people.
I can understand if you or someone in your immediate care is sick. But buying a car, partying, buying things online? Then come due date "Oh I do not have money".
Then next due date, same reasoning? And when we call you saying that we will refer you to a collection agency, and you have the audacity to yell at me?
Not my problem if you have poor money management.10
Graduated uni and was asked to help some friends from back in highschool because they were looking for a programmer. I needed a job, so why not.. Holy shit was it annoying to work with people that don't act professional.
When your boss asks you not to mention who is working on a project, to another colleague.. because he will throw a fit because he doesn't like em?
When you have clear evidence of industry standards and your colleagues think they're "above" that..
I could keep going, holy shit were they annoying to deal with.0
Worked at a wheelabrator machine on the outbound side. Big sharp steel parts tied down would come out. I had to cut off all the ties quickly as they were feeding through the backend. These pieces weighed 50-80lbs each. I would pick up every piece, carry them down the line, set them down one at a time. Pure back breaking labor 10 hours a day.10
Server. people are the worst. I made almost $1,000 from working an open to close on a Valentine's Day. Sounds great until the servers working the lunch shift made the same amount if not more, finding out the ones doing dinner made more. (That's when I decided to quit serving and go back to the kitchen.) And I was a dish washer in the dead of winter. Plus I was a farm hand and had to shovel hog shit.20
When I was a broker for a transportation company. Mostly because they lied to me in my interview and I never learned the things I was supposed to. It was extremely boring and it also didn't help that I was trapped at a desk all day, which I hated.0
Working in a pharmaceutical distribution center. The job was for idiots, yet still stressful (quantity instead of quality). Also the place smelled like a hospital, without having the cleanliness of one. 😷11
I worked at a popular greeting card store. I thought it would be a happy place to work. I walked off the job in the second week. The manager was a complete nut.10
Both my jobs had a down side I guess. I got followed him by drunk guys when I was bartending and my self esteem went to shit working at my grandpas plastic surgery office Lmfao10
I’ve emptied lavatory tanks on aircraft. I once had the coupling come off, discharging a 747’s honey tank all over me. I was in a bucket truck and couldn’t make a speedy escape.
I also had a job sorting mail, once. I’d stand in one place and throw mail into slots for eight hours.0
Actual work for others no issues but my business matters may dabbling in furniture ended in a bonfire so was one bad time, clothes ended up donated and well electronics thankfully only lost me money20
Painting a house pink as a teenager. Low pay and just working on something you think ruin the neighborhood.10
I worked in a mustard factory and they gave us paper towels to clean the vats not hot water and it was 3rd shift.10
Working at a call center it was horrid and I hated the people that called in. I knew how to kill surveys since bad customers never got mine and sometimes if the call was long enough I would disrespect the customer back lol cause I knew QA & my boss wasn't listening to long calls. They only ever audit 10-30 min calls.0
It has to be my last job. I worked in a print and packaging factory. The job was very hard as I had to pick hundreds of packaging boxes of a extremely fast conveyor belt and put them in another box sounds easy but it's really not.
The place was really toxic and I hated every second of it, my parents used to have to drag me to work and I'd cry every night. It was mainly all older women. Some were lovely but most were bitter and two faced.
It didn't help but I was crap at the job the woman who was training hated but I was a slow learner and gave up on me straight away. She said she hated the fact I take a interest others and I shouldn't be living with my parents at 22 years old yet she bought her daughters house. She always favorited this Hungarian woman who started not long after me whilst training. She only favourited her just to let me know she hated me. This Hungarian woman loved to play victim and would make out no one was talking to her at work yet when you made conversation with her she would have nothing to say.
She and her Hungarian minion would make me out to be this really bad person when if anything I was nothing but lovely to everyone at work because I'm such a people pleaser I hate knowing people hate me.
There was another woman called Karen and she was soooooo fake and was the Karen of all Karen's. Shed pretend to be my friend and would report me for not saying hello in the morning sometimes and she lied and ganged up with a couple of other women to tell the manger I smell how sad 🤣.
When I told my nice co workers they were fuming with them and said that it wasn't ture.
The bullying just got worse and worse I found out I wasn't the first young person they'd bullied out of a job and I felt like I had to do something even if it wasn't gonna change them people.
I did a dairy over 3 months during this time the bullied had got physical. The Hungarian woman was starting to push me around and the camera even caught it but HR said it didn't look like she it hit me hard enough.
They decided to do a intervention with the bullies and it only made things worse. The trainer pretty much exposed herself by the way she acted in the intervention and she was actually told if she didn't stop yelling she'd be kicked out. Karen played it all innocent and acted like I was over sensitive and tried to blame it on other people. Hungarian woman said nothing besides that she thinks I'm lazy and don't wanna learn basically shed just took that from everything the trainer had said.
The bullying just got worse after that and I decided to leave and move to a new town. I'd handed in my notice just before my hoilday so I didn't have to come back for to long. I was told by my manager but I was from the snowflake generation and needed to get over it. Yet 3 others had left due to bullying too all different ages, genders, races etc.
They we're just terrible people and that's, that. My manager came looking for sympathy with two women who stuck by me the whole time and were amazing with me in this horrible time. He said he'd let me down and they just looked him straight in the face and said "yes you did" and bouth told him they were retiring
I didn't even mention but Karen was stalking me and my boyfriend online too
I have no words. That's just terrible.
Karen even started sneaking mental health pamphlets in my locker. When I confronted her about it she said she was worried for me and that's why she did it yet she let everyone else see her do it. She was just trying to gas light me and make out like she cared when actually she was trying to make me out to be the crazy ones not her
Luckily now we're I work and live the people are so kind and lovely. I feel so lucky now
I would have doxxed Karen to a oblivion if she showed any sign of a online presence in my personal life. Lol
@Fuentes I blocked her and her daughter from mine and my boyfriends socials. It drove her crazy but she couldn't say anything or she'd be outed
Their are paste websites for people like her who think her internet stalking has no consequences. Where she thought she was harassing you but it backfires & ended up being harassed by 100's of different random people & make her delete everything and start new and maybe make her move & make her get fired or quit. The things I would do to someone if they went that FAR with me lol I'm glad she stopped after being blocked.