Downsides of Your Job.

  • the betrayed

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    The fact that they all end the same way;
    Being fired.
    From an under paid and frankly crap job.
    Over the phone.
    November 27th, 2008 at 05:44pm
  • Sara

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    The break room. It's such a cold enviroment :|

    And some of the store standards are kinda creepy. I was asked out 5ish times, all by SSs and they were all wayyyyy older.
    November 28th, 2008 at 09:05am
  • rockurheart

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    I don't have a real job right now. The only job I have are apprenticeships for school, that they also call on the job training. For the job training I have right now, at a hospital, I think the downside is that there are actually people who you work with that are most of the time snobbish and most of the time mean.
    November 29th, 2008 at 06:51pm
  • Sara

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    It hurts my feet ;_;

    lol.
    December 2nd, 2008 at 04:53am
  • Synyster Lisa

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    I get put on watch all the time...pointless ones at that...

    I'm always moving around...well at least right now I am. I hope when I get to Norfolk, it'll be calmer and more settled.
    December 3rd, 2008 at 07:11am
  • chromatography.

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    Two words:

    Self-serve. :grr:
    December 5th, 2008 at 01:26pm
  • DearJanuary

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    Little League Coach: Fathers and Mothers screaming "stupid c*nt" and things like "Get off the field and in the kitchen!"

    Waitress at a night club: Long hours, pervy guys, underage drunk girls, cleaning up vomit.
    December 11th, 2008 at 02:25pm
  • Rainbowing

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    The uniform, mines about 20 sizes to big.

    Also people in the public who complain and abuse me for things that are out of my hand, and that I have no controll over.

    For example at the end of the day by law we have to throw the bread out, only on certain days 'cause charity comes on others. Everytime we're throwing it out I get 'Why are you throwin that out, that's disgusting'
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    'I can see that young lady over there throwing bread out, that's jsut not acceptable, you should give it away.'

    What part of by law, don't people get?
    December 21st, 2008 at 12:17pm
  • the betrayed

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    I got a temporary job working at the farm.

    It's preparing the turkeys and chickens for christmas.
    So I'll be working with dead birds.
    And they smell so awful. And it's so cold because we have to do it in the unheated shed.
    It's not nice.
    December 21st, 2008 at 07:10pm
  • thisnameoffendsme

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    I'm in the Marine Corps...

    I'm in Iraq right now...

    This job has it's downsides...
    January 7th, 2009 at 06:01pm
  • totheark.

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    Kennels.

    ~ You have to clean up dog poo.
    ~ If there's a vicious dog, you still have to go in there.
    ~ If the owners think something's wrong with their dog when they pick them up, you have to take their crap.
    ~ Rabies threat =O
    ~ Outdoor job - and it's -12 here at the moment.
    January 7th, 2009 at 10:15pm
  • chrissie.

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    Shane MacGowan.:
    Kennels.

    ~ You have to clean up dog poo.
    ~ If there's a vicious dog, you still have to go in there.
    ~ If the owners think something's wrong with their dog when they pick them up, you have to take their crap.
    ~ Rabies threat =O
    ~ Outdoor job - and it's -12 here at the moment.
    Oh god, that's gotta suck :XD
    January 9th, 2009 at 10:35am
  • dreamanotherdream

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    When I worked at Toys R Us over christmas it used to be constantly busy, and most of the stuff didn't scan so you had to get someone to go get the right code. The tannoy didn't work. Customers would get angry at you cos they read the price tag wrong.
    But the not scanning used to be the worst since everyone would be so impatient.

    Oh when you were a cashier you would hardly get any change so you had to keep asking them if the had the right change.
    One day a customer was getting really annoyed with me since I had to give her £2 in 20pences. She kept saying she just won't pay for the stuff. Grr.
    So I was like "sorry that all the change we got, so you ll have to accept it."

    In the end she did have the right change.
    January 9th, 2009 at 10:07pm
  • sammers?!

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    My grocery store has way too much drama. It is exactly like high school with all the relationships and rumors.

    My boss is on a constant power trip and call everyone 'skank.' He thinks he is the funniest thing ever. He also has a girlfriend, even though everyone knows he is gay. My store is in the gay part of the city and some of the gay guys even say that he's gay. Their reasoning? They "know their own kind."
    January 13th, 2009 at 04:27am
  • daisyfairy

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    The mornings are a bitch.
    Paper round.
    Disgust
    January 13th, 2009 at 10:28pm
  • HerFamousLastWords

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    Daycare

    1. There's always one kid that has an "accident" after nap.
    2. I have to hear "I want/miss my mommy" at least five times a day.
    3. We take turns mopping the cafeteria. Mop nights suck.
    4. Kids scream and make messes. Even if there are only five or eight kids in the room, it ends up looking like a tornado went through!
    5. Kids take FOREVER to clean up their toys or don't do it at all.

    But, despite the downsides, I love my job. I must be crazy...
    January 16th, 2009 at 04:10am
  • twiggeh

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    I find if I work too long/too often the constant routine of it (supermarket checkout) gets ingrained in my brain. Seriously, I woke up in the middle of the night last might to find myself trying to scan my pillow. It took me a moment to realise I wasn't working, or been magically transported to my bed. It felt like I was still supposed to be there.

    I told people today at work, and everyone at all the surrounding checkouts laughed so hard. I mean, it is pretty obsessive sounding. Sleep scanning?

    :tehe:
    January 24th, 2009 at 06:28am
  • chromatography.

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    ^Dudes, I do exactly the same. You're not alone.

    In fact my parents hate me going to the supermarket because I go into checkout chick mode. I have frequent dreams about work...the last one was where the self-serve machines broke, it was scary man. :shifty

    Do you know how horrid it makes me feel that I can mimic the voice of the self-serve machines what they say? Know off by heart what I say to customers when they stuffed up on self-serve? It's really irksome actually, beyond belief.

    Then when you're scanning you have this "actor" that you fall into during your shift. It's weird.
    January 24th, 2009 at 09:32am
  • mia bell.

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    I'm a Macca's girl and when I'm on drive-thru everything just becomes so automatic that I wake up at night and the firts thing on my mind is something like, "Coke as the drink m'am/sir?" or "Crispy or seared?"

    It's kinda pathetic but I do drive-thru a lot. Last night I was in drive-thru doing ordertaker and cashier by myself for eight hours. When my shift ended at 11pm I wasn't even coherent. I was so tired from starting at 11am and going until 11pm with only a two and a half hour break.

    I honestly have nothing better to do with my time so I'm always desperate for shifts. At least until school starts up. :lmfao
    January 26th, 2009 at 01:31am
  • chromatography.

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    ^My work stopped giving me extra shifts. I'm more expensive because I'm older. Sad
    January 26th, 2009 at 09:21am