Downsides of Your Job.

  • crimsonzord86

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    I work third shift (Nightshift or sometimes known as Graveyard) And as much as I've enjoyed having every other week off I'm tired of being drained as fuck on the last few days and struggling to re adjust my body clock just to have to re adjust it a few days later.

    Hold on let me explain that a little more: I work 7 nights on, with 7 days off. . . I work Monday night from 10p to 8am through Monday morning the next week. I'm off for the rest of that week Monday morning until the next Monday then I go back in for 7 days. Again all through the week off is nice, You need 4 or 5 days to re adjust from sleeping during the day to sleeping at night but once you're back on track to that you have to go right back to sleeping during the day.

    Sound like a pain in the ass? It is!

    I'm currently trying to get off it though and go to a calmer job with the same company.
    May 21st, 2014 at 10:38am
  • Looking_In

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    I clean an office building with several other people. I don't clean the bathrooms, but I handled bathroom a mop head a few days ago and ended up dropping it on the ground. The water left on it splashed into my eyes, so I ended up in a total panic. I washed out my eyes with water, of course, and then went to our first aid kit and found eye drops to wash them out further. So far, I seem fine, unless I caught a virus from it that isn't showing symptoms, yet. :/

    I don't usually do things that are that dirty, but I wash my hands a lot there.

    I would say the biggest downside is some of the drama we have to deal with from certain workers that are incompetent. Friday night, the one guy cursed our supervisor out. I hope that means he's not coming back Monday night, because everyone hates him. I am very confused as to why he is still there, since he can't get his job done in time and actually broke to floor scrubber that he was trained to use. Everyone else got warnings about having to pay if our vacuums are used incorrectly and break, but I think he completely got away with that.
    The only problem is, it's going to be hard to replace him, and his fiancee will probably quit if he's fired, too (she's another lunatic that no one can stand).

    I actually like my job for what I get paid ($9.00 an hour.) I get paid more an hour than I did at my old job, and I feel like it's a hundred times easier than my old job.

    At some point, I will find a better-paying job, but I'll probably wait a while since I just started college (again).
    September 20th, 2015 at 08:17am
  • herpy berpy.

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    The fact that its a night job sort of and my body clock is screwy from it.

    Getting called in some weeks almost every night of the week and some weeks hardly ever; I range from doing 4 hours a week to doing 18 hours a week.

    How unbelievably slowly things get done. It took 4 weeks for my uniform to come through and 4 months for my name badge (though that was cuz they spelled it wrong the first time). They offered me 8 hours permanent about a month ago and I was promised the contract by the end of that week maybe I should query that oops

    Kinda funny but still a complaint: how they managed to spell my name wrong when it's a product that is sold in their store! I work at a supermarket and know for a fact that most, if not all, supermarkets sell Rosemary.
    September 20th, 2015 at 01:07pm
  • CallusedSilk

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    I'm a temp at my company, so that means I don't get any of the stuff the actual employees get. Obvious ones are vacation days and compensation for holidays. Less obvious stuff is like when the business has special events for employees or gives away goodies and temps are exempt. That means that while regular employees are off having fun and getting food/goodies, we get stuck doing all the work and then sometimes we get the leftovers.
    October 8th, 2015 at 09:09pm
  • Carrietta White

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    I'm not allowed to do anything fun with my hair. I know, it's SUCH a downside (kidding) but there have been times when I've wanted to do something spontaneous like dye just my roots lime green but I can't because the elderly people who shop there will judge me and it will reflect poorly on the company.

    Also the boss picks favorites and if she doesn't like you very well then you're on register duty forever but if she likes you then you'll get to do fun stuff like tag clothes in the back or process wares donations.
    October 31st, 2015 at 05:07am
  • joelkanitz

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    I work at an employability and training centre... it's great because I'm allowed to have an piercings, tattoos, dye my hair, all kinds of stuff. Downsides are it's always Mon-Fri, 9-5, and it clashes with a lot of my friends' work schedules so it's hard to see each other.
    December 4th, 2015 at 04:00pm
  • iron underneath;

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    I worked for Walmart for a while and I have to say the downside was mostly the customers. They're so rude and not understanding that you have no control over where CUSTOMERS put crap. If something is on the 3 dollar rack and it rings up for 13 that means that someone put it where it shouldn't be; I'm a cashier I can only do so much.

    Then there is the object of hours. I worked 38 hours christmas week, which sucked. But they had me leave at midnight and come in at SEVEN IN THE MORNING and work til FIVE PM. I thought I was going to die, and that didn't happen just once either, it happened more than I'd like to admit.
    January 22nd, 2016 at 07:25am
  • faster.

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    Downsides are mainly the owner being a crazy person who doesn't know much of anything about running a business and is more concerned with proving people wrong than doing what's best for his business. I work at a tattoo shop and the turnover rate, especially at 2 of our 3 locations is insane because things aren't ran smoothly and it's clear that most of us aren't really respected there (and the money can be horrible most of the year. I made $120 for a 40+ hour week, and thats not uncommon). but I'm leaving soon for another shop thats established and professional, so cant complain there I guess lol.
    May 24th, 2017 at 10:08pm
  • lonely girl.

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    I'm a swimming teacher, and the main downside is the parents. As I'm relatively young and have next to no rep, some of the parents think they know better than me, etc., etc. despite having several years experience teaching and many, many more as a swimmer myself. Some can get pretty judgemental if they don't trust me / think their kid is the best.
    Edit: a year later, and while parents are still a downside, I teach some special needs kids and they can be physically violent if they have a meltdown. Nothing too bad, just punching and slapping but still. I also had a kid try to look down my top last night.
    May 25th, 2017 at 04:04am
  • coffincake

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    I'm a stripper, and while there's a ton of things I love about my job, there are some things I don't like so much. Sometimes customers can be extremely rude or not listen to the rules. They'll try and touch you when that's not allowed at my club, or they'll ask if I will have sex with them later and persist when I tell them no. I've learned that guys have a hard time listening, they don't understand that no doesn't mean convince me. ugghhhhh. lol.
    October 8th, 2017 at 09:47pm
  • Sharkey's Day

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    I work at the local grocery store, and for the most part, I enjoy it. However, my co-workers and I are very different animals. I'm not into relationships, I don't have or want kids, and I don't drink, smoke, or party, so I don't think they are particularly fond of me. A couple of them are at least nice, though.
    Another downside is some of the customers. Unhygienic older men who make comments, and a few sour older women. There are a couple of seriously bratty kids, as well.

    But, I get on well with my boss, I have relatively decent hours, and it's within walking distance to my house.
    October 30th, 2017 at 02:32am
  • TwistedByTheStars

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    I work in a call center that conducts surveys and I've made my way up to a higher position (somehow). The fact that literally everyone we call basically hates us and is yelling at us kind of sucks. Also some of the employees (100+ that I've interacted with almost all of more than once.) just straight out suck. It's a huge revolving door of people and it's super stressful doing what I have to do day in and day out.

    Other than that it's okay, I love my work family and the hours are decent.
    April 19th, 2018 at 09:45am
  • nearly witches.

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    - far too much emphasis put on stats, to the point where I feel far too stressed to even answer the phone sometimes
    - working hours are terrible -- constant backshifts, pretty much, and if you ask for a rota because you're studying it takes them literal months to get it sorted out.
    - some managers are downright useless and don't know how to do our jobs, which makes it difficult for them to relate to us
    September 9th, 2018 at 09:29pm
  • Alsoldey.

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    We don't get holiday pay Facepalm
    October 4th, 2018 at 12:46am
  • PaperFray

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    I'm bored, there's only so much I can do with shoe boxes for 5 hours.
    October 24th, 2018 at 06:21am
  • DeresyMiranda

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    Too much Work. But i am a workaholic so It doesn't matter to me though.
    January 14th, 2019 at 06:57am
  • Park Jimin

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    Physically tiring, have to deal with people who can be complete asshats, sometimes the hours are crazy
    February 11th, 2019 at 07:33pm
  • strawberrylegs

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    There's nothing worse than having an old lady go off on you for ID-ing her even though it's store policy to ID EVERYBODY who is buying alcohol.
    Also old white men like to push their grocery carts into the wall, as hard as they can, when they don't get their way. ~The more you know~
    March 22nd, 2019 at 05:22am