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Bruce
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0 posted 08-03-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Bruce   Email Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Bruce's Home Page   View IP for Bruce

I just started a new job this week. I'm a janitor now with some general maintence thrown in. You would not believe what some of these people in this office do! One guy throws a half a can of Mountain Dew into his trash can. So if I'm not careful, I end up wearing it! And last night I found a pair of panty hose in some woman's trash ( I know it was a woman, she had a cup on her desk with lipstick stains on it).

I like the job, but they don't see me. I'm invisible. Like I'm not even real. It's ok for now but I don't think I want to be the guy that you can see through.

So I really wanted to know - what was the worst job you ever had?
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1 posted 08-04-2000 11:33 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I'm not sure I ever had a job I didn't like Bruce, although I admit to having plenty of weird ones...LOL

I worked in a factory when I was about 15, well 2 factories, one where I had to check to see if there was the right amount of cream on top of chocolate mousses and yep, you guessed, I used to eat them if there wasn't...ooops but the perks were that I used to bring home stacks of cream and I lived in a home at that time so I was very popular...*g*

The 2nd was a ball bearing factory where there were 6 parts to the job and everyone got rotated each hour but you stayed in the same team, boring as anything but the people were great..  

As for being invisible, yep, some people like to pretend they are better than anyone else but we're all human and lets face it, one day they may not be quite so lucky and end up without a job or better still they'll go for an interview and who will be behind the desk, you !

I wish you luck but I don't think you need it..  

HUGS



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 08-04-2000).]
Christopher
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2 posted 08-04-2000 11:38 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I was married.
Christopher
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3 posted 08-04-2000 11:39 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Oh, and welcome to Passions!
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4 posted 08-04-2000 12:04 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Jobs? They all suck! Hehehehe...well, currently I'm cashiering, and it's both good and bad...just depends on how the managers and customers treat you. I've had managers that want to walk all over me (at one time I was scheduled to work 6 1/2 hours when I had school the next day), and I've had customers that have everything all wrong and are dead set convinced they are right, like they'll grab the wrong brand instead of the brand that's on sale, and act like it's the store's fault they grabbed the wrong one. Wonderful people! They're not all like that, thankfully. I've met some really nice customers. Heck, some of my managers are even decent!  

Elizabeth


Why ME???
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5 posted 08-04-2000 02:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Can't say that I've ever had a boring job...

but your job as a custodian brought to mind my father. He worked as a school custodian. I was very proud of him, because he did something that I thought was very special, and in fact, sometimes I had wished that I were the child being kept after school.

My Dad had that ability to take a bad situation [detention] and helped, in his way, to turn a kid around. And he took a few of them and got them to see what track they were on, and where it would take them if they didn't straighten out.  Only a few words needed to be said, I was never privy to them, but chances were, if my Dad could have just a few moments, he never saw them in detention again, and saw quite a few of them graduate!

So I guess that's where I got the idea that every job/any job, is exactly what one makes of it!

Welcome to Passions!

Karilea
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Irie
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6 posted 08-04-2000 07:14 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Hmmmm.....Worst job?
I'd have to say Radioligy. Not so much the job it's self, but people.
It was very sad to get to know so many terminally ill people and watch them die. That was the only thing that was so tough. Though, I will tell you
one thing.... I sure learned to be grateful for what I
have and try not to complain about life too much.
And when I do.... I just remind myself...it could always be worse!~

And Chris...LOL.. ..Hehe


~Sheri



[This message has been edited by Irie (edited 08-04-2000).]
Poet deVine
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7 posted 08-04-2000 07:55 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I've worked as a waitress..hated it! Worked retail - fabric store, linen store, drug store..it was ok. I've done some 'phone work'    and that was ok..
Severn
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8 posted 08-04-2000 09:46 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Welcome to Passions!  

Hmmmmmm...how gross - mountain dew - I mean really, that's a FILTHY drink isn't it?

It'll probably get easier...

my worst job?

One day in a salad bar.... ~shudder~ it was awful...

K
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9 posted 08-04-2000 10:29 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Once I had a job - or three (in one day) that made me leave the house... stole me thrashing and screaming away from my computer... sent me into the throes of Passionate withdrawal.... I had to quit - went on UnemPassionment..... found my way back to my computer.... and to you and your wonderful poet friends, Bruce... ... sure am gettin' hungry, though...
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10 posted 08-05-2000 01:38 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

The worst job that there ever will be is sitting through any kind of math class. And you don't even get paid!  

(Oh, and welcome to Passions!   )

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
PhaerieChild
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11 posted 08-05-2000 04:00 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I have pondered this question and I think the worst job I ever had was when I was 14 and I wanted to ride horses. The only way I could do that was to get a job with the guy that owned them. So everyday during one spring and summer (weekends included) I had to go muck horse stalls. Nasty job!! Didn't mind the care and feeding of those magnificent steeds but cleaning the stalls was awful! At least I got to ride and that was all that made it worth it.

Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


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12 posted 08-05-2000 05:27 PM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

hehe lets see ...worst job ... think I will have  to make this a prose submission or something, (it's all in the details ya  know and there are lots of those...) but think Chris is hitting it pretty close on the head ... just change was married to am married add 4 kids and a secreterial position to it and  that about does it lol
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13 posted 08-05-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

CLEANING STABLES  

Welcome to passion's

The best and most beaytiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched...but are felt in the heart (Helen Keller)

Jeffrey Carter
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14 posted 08-06-2000 07:51 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Ok...which one of you has the alias? LOL

Yeah, that's right I caught ya! (although a little late) but I caught ya none-the-less  

I just went to the Countless Horizons site
Jamie
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15 posted 08-06-2000 09:53 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

Does 3 years in the Army count as a job???   And I would be careful you may actually start to like being Bruce!!..lol



Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".  




[This message has been edited by Prometheus (edited 08-06-2000).]
brian madden
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Selling beauty promotion vouchers on the street, I was getting paid by commission and actually lost money trying to support myself while working. After a week and half and only three sales they asked me to leave.



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city where all roads
meet, waiting for you,To the depths of the ocean where all hopes sank,
searching for you," Joy divison
Erin
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17 posted 08-06-2000 03:25 PM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

i was just browsing around and i found this one. i would have to say my worst job was a job i went to with my sister. a telemarketing job. the only reason i went was cause of the pay. i ended up sitting on the phone for 3 1/2 hours. it was horrible it was quiet. not a like mouse quiet but an erie quiet. that was my first and last day at the job.
Kit McCallum
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18 posted 08-07-2000 09:45 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh boy ... the worst job I had was "indoor pool cleaner/housekeeper" at what could only be termed as a mansion when I was about 17. The man's house was beside the nursing home he ran ... Monday and Friday I worked in the nursing home, and the rest of the week, cleaned up at the house, and got to know the family. I did this one whole summer, and was soooo grateful when it was over. Here's the saddest part though ... within a few months, this "man" was charged with hiring hitmen, stopping at the side of the road with his wife and nephew to "help" the hitmen who had "car trouble", and watched as they killed her. Nightmares to say the very least.
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The worst job I ever had was my first job...waitressing. People can treat you like dirt, but you have to be nicey, nicey. You also take the blame for the entire restaurant...how the food's cooked, running out of items, if the place is too hot or too cold. Good waitresses and waiters deserve a lot of credit and good tips! I know I could never do it again.

BTW...Welcome!
Kris

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A local habitation and a name ~ Shakespeare

Jeffrey Carter
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20 posted 08-08-2000 03:20 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I'm putting my money on Christopher LOL

It's you isn't it?
Jamie
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21 posted 08-08-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

While Christopher is the most likely candidate, I would be careful placing a bet...( I would not put it above that bunch to put forth a ringer)....lol



Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".


Bruce
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22 posted 08-08-2000 12:28 PM       View Profile for Bruce   Email Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Bruce's Home Page   View IP for Bruce

Thank you Chris for telling me about this.

Ummm... Why do you guys think that Christopher is me? I'm just curious. I'm actually honored that you might think my writing is the same quality level as his. But I don't think it is really that similar. Just that I am curious.

Bruce
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23 posted 08-08-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well Bruce...it was prolly the mountain dew reference - you read mountain dew, and you read Chris. ~Shrug~ don't let it get to you...you have a great writing style of your own I reckon...

K
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24 posted 09-18-2000 07:19 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Ok So if it isn't Chris then who is it?????
 
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