Downsides of Your Job.

  • mia bell.

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    Freddie Mercury.:
    She was in there for 45 minutes, and after she left, I had to go in and make sure it was all clean and stuff.

    Um yeah, there was shit smeared everywhere. On the walls, all over the toilet, on the floor, even under the mat and in one of the basins. It was so disgusting.
    I didn't have to help clean it up, much, I was just the paper towel and rubber glove dispenser, but you get the point :tehe:
    :cheese: Are you serious? Ewwww.
    November 4th, 2008 at 10:17am
  • chrissie.

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    Mia Bell.:
    Freddie Mercury.:
    She was in there for 45 minutes, and after she left, I had to go in and make sure it was all clean and stuff.

    Um yeah, there was shit smeared everywhere. On the walls, all over the toilet, on the floor, even under the mat and in one of the basins. It was so disgusting.
    I didn't have to help clean it up, much, I was just the paper towel and rubber glove dispenser, but you get the point :tehe:
    :cheese: Are you serious? Ewwww.
    Indeed I am. The smell was foul, too
    November 7th, 2008 at 03:21am
  • tweezers.

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    I run errands for a psychologist/pilot/nurse/whatever the hell she is, which can get pretty weird. Once I had to write up a contact list with phone numbers and emails and addresses and everything for her flying society, so I was like "Oh, cool, there'll be like ten people, it'll be easy."
    Three sixty-eight people. Took me ten hours. *headdesk*
    November 7th, 2008 at 01:38pm
  • RENT.

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    PRICE RICES.
    I AM SORRY BUT I DONT MAKE THE PRICE RISES, OKAY?!
    omg.
    I hate customers whining about bread going up.
    It. is. not. our. fault.
    November 12th, 2008 at 06:51am
  • tom conrad

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    There's always one asshole who feels the need to annoy a complete stranger just for their sick pleasure
    I get a lot of jerks that come through my line saying shit.
    I wish I could slap them

    When I get blamed for something that happens on the floor. What the heck? I'm a cashier, I can't control what happens on the floor. Excuse me?
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    November 12th, 2008 at 08:37am
  • Star; la Triste

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    I fly on a recon jet in the US Air Force. The Upside is I get to travel. The Downside is the early showtimes...and aerial refuel (barf). Have you ever rode in the back seat of an empty schoolbus and hit all those speedbumps? Try it on a $300million boeing 707 at 30k ft going 300 mph. Fun stuff.
    November 13th, 2008 at 01:33am
  • chromatography.

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    I get paid more per hour than my friend's parent and she is full-time five days a week. :shifty
    That's the downside of her job.
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    I have to wear a Santa hat. :grr:
    November 13th, 2008 at 02:05pm
  • garry way.

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    Santa hat. LOL!
    But it's not Chrissy yet.

    Eh, shops and thei bloody "lets bring out stuff for certain holidays 2 months early" attitude.
    November 13th, 2008 at 02:28pm
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    Pretty much.
    I have had to put up with ten hours of Christmas corals this week on repeat.
    I've got to get through the next month with most likely a hell lot more hours than that.
    November 13th, 2008 at 02:38pm
  • garry way.

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    Have fun.
    I have McHappy Day coming up in a day. It's massive. A lot of donations. [/off-topic slightly]
    November 13th, 2008 at 02:53pm
  • S.T.A.R.S.

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    ^ Your going to be busy today then! I don't have a job. That's both upside and downside. :|
    November 15th, 2008 at 03:28am
  • Goober

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    I work at a representative payee office- I basically help pay mentally er..unwell, and old peoples bills/ act as secretary.
    Upside- I work with really funny and nice people. Most of our clients are nice enough.
    Downside- I'm the youngest, so some of the clients always ask for someone else.
    I know the most about computers so I get the most computer work, I'm also the one called when something goes wrong with the computers.
    Some of the clients are really really crazy. This one homeless guy told me he was going to snipe me. :roll:
    November 18th, 2008 at 09:45am
  • rustandstardust

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    I work at Cold Stone Creamery hahahhaaaha. omg.

    downsides: minimum wage, and a boss thats an ass and working till 11 on a weekend BLEH.

    Upside: new manager who is awesome, and getting paid to do nothing because no one wants ice cream in the winter.

    actually I was going to quit after a month of working there because my manager was an asshole, but then they hired another manager who has become a good friend of mine so I haven't seen the old manager in a while thank god. I've been working there since July and I like it except when I have to work till 11 on school nights and weekends.. I hate closing. My hours have been cut back though so I usually work only 3-6 some nights haha or 3-9 which is okay I guess but I always get scheduled nights on weekends and it makes me mad.
    November 20th, 2008 at 03:09am
  • twiggeh

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    Pretty much.
    I have had to put up with ten hours of Christmas corals this week on repeat.
    I've got to get through the next month with most likely a hell lot more hours than that.
    Oh man, already? I'm dreading the day when our supermarket gets into the Christmas carols.

    I kinda want to wear a santa hat :tehe:
    November 22nd, 2008 at 09:12am
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    Pretty much.
    I have had to put up with ten hours of Christmas corals this week on repeat.
    I've got to get through the next month with most likely a hell lot more hours than that.
    Oh man, already? I'm dreading the day when our supermarket gets into the Christmas carols.

    I kinda want to wear a santa hat :tehe:
    It's cool in some respects, I decorate mine though, but I despise the hat hair.

    It gets worse the closer to Christmas because all the choirs park themselves outside of our supermarket for some reason. So here you've got, supermarket carols, shopping centre carols and a choir carols at the same time with 18 cashier register scanners beeping at the same time. Not happy Jan. I embraced my lunch breaks like hell and run. Though they are ridiculously long. An hour.
    November 22nd, 2008 at 01:47pm
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    Pretty much.
    I have had to put up with ten hours of Christmas corals this week on repeat.
    I've got to get through the next month with most likely a hell lot more hours than that.
    Oh man, already? I'm dreading the day when our supermarket gets into the Christmas carols.

    I kinda want to wear a santa hat :tehe:
    It's cool in some respects, I decorate mine though, but I despise the hat hair.

    It gets worse the closer to Christmas because all the choirs park themselves outside of our supermarket for some reason. So here you've got, supermarket carols, shopping centre carols and a choir carols at the same time with 18 cashier register scanners beeping at the same time. Not happy Jan. I embraced my lunch breaks like hell and run. Though they are ridiculously long. An hour.
    He he hat hair :tehe:

    My lunch breaks are half an hour, and this seems too long unless you have a friend around at the right time, but everyone goes on break at different times. The people that are around, I don't know much better than a 'how are you' approach.
    November 23rd, 2008 at 12:24am
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    twiggy:
    He he hat hair :tehe:

    My lunch breaks are half an hour, and this seems too long unless you have a friend around at the right time, but everyone goes on break at different times. The people that are around, I don't know much better than a 'how are you' approach.
    I get stuck with all the older cashiers bitching about others and the younger ones. :roll:

    I've learnt to walk over to the nearby library during my breaks.

    I still have yet to forgive work for the incident over grand final weekend in a previous post on the first page.

    I've come to work on a sprained ligament and stood for five hours on it (which made it so much worse), just because no one could cover my shift. I sprained my ligament at work the previous day too. -sigh- The things I do for them and they complain about giving me one sick day off. :grr:

    [/rant]
    November 24th, 2008 at 08:55am
  • folie a dru.

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    Some of the customers that come in are just stupid.
    Like, they expect me to have every coupon from the ad memorized and if I don't they get mad when I don't take it off.
    Or they expect the item to ring up at the coupon price before I take the coupon off.
    They get mad when we're out of stock.

    And some of the managers are just dickheads.
    Mike is a jerk and Anne thinks she's freaking God even though I've been working there longer than she has.
    November 25th, 2008 at 07:58pm
  • twiggeh

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    druscilla; team ryro:
    Or they expect the item to ring up at the coupon price before I take the coupon off.
    That always happens to me. If they ever say "no it was $__.__" I'll just put the coupon through then so they can see and continue. Then again at the end so everything gets couponed if it can.

    The supervisors are so sweet at my work
    November 25th, 2008 at 08:14pm
  • mia bell.

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    Freddie Mercury.:
    Mia Bell.:
    Freddie Mercury.:
    She was in there for 45 minutes, and after she left, I had to go in and make sure it was all clean and stuff.

    Um yeah, there was shit smeared everywhere. On the walls, all over the toilet, on the floor, even under the mat and in one of the basins. It was so disgusting.
    I didn't have to help clean it up, much, I was just the paper towel and rubber glove dispenser, but you get the point :tehe:
    :cheese: Are you serious? Ewwww.
    Indeed I am. The smell was foul, too
    Awweh, man. That's just sick. Wrong even. I really hope we don't get something like that at work.
    November 26th, 2008 at 10:55am