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    What's the worst job you've had

    I have a tie.
    1. Selling rodeo tickets in the summer over the phone in downtown Des Moines when I was in high school. There were probably 40 of us in one room. We were given several pages out of a phone book and had to go down the list one by one reading some cheesy dialogue. We also had to raise our hand and be excused if we had to go the bathroom.
    2. Clearing dirt out of footings for apartment construction when I was in college. I used a wooden shovel with a steel scoop probably 8 feet long to dig out the "crumbs". We strattled the footings bent over shoveling out the loose dirt. This was another summer job so the heat made it even worse.



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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    I worked at Viking Magazine Telemarketing for a month or so when I was in college. Horrible. No matter how desperate you are for money, go around collecting pop cans before you do telemarketing.


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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    ISU Foundation. Calling and asking for money, and supposed to ask 5 times before hanging up was terrible. Figured it would be easy, but it sucked. Didn't help my first night on the phones was Fathers' day.



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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordyo5 View Post
    ISU Foundation. Calling and asking for money, and supposed to ask 5 times before hanging up was terrible. Figured it would be easy, but it sucked. Didn't help my first night on the phones was Fathers' day.

    I did that for a few months during college as well. I hated it. I never actually asked all five times, and my last night working there I got chewed out for it.



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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    I worked for IBP. Spent a couple summers there. Good money for summer job. For overtime - 10$ an hour(great pay back then), I used to go to rendering and stand knee deep in pig guts, skulls, eye balls, etc., and shovel it into a big auger sp?/grinder.



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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    Working in a furniture factory for $1.25 per hour (minimum wage then). And having to run your botox off all day long.


    If you didn't run you were fired after the 2:30 break, a guy would come out of the office and if he tapped you on your back that meant you were summarily FIRED!!!


    Myself I got laid off after two months (thank the good lord) when they have a layoff of 15 people, they actually had the guts, to thank us for all our hard work, just before they handed us our Lay Off Check.

    by far the worst job I ever had............

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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I worked at Viking Magazine Telemarketing for a month or so when I was in college. Horrible. No matter how desperate you are for money, go around collecting pop cans before you do telemarketing.
    I notice you were a kinesiology major. Im a movement science major. Were you able to find a job in the field?


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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    Worst job I ever had was in college when I spent the summer working in an egg hatchery. Easily the foulest job I have ever had. You haven't lived until you have used an emergency wash station to clean rotten eggs out of your eyes, nose, and mouth. If I close my eyes and think about it hard enough, I can still taste it.


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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    I used to work for the City of Clarinda during summers while I was in college. I was a maintenance guy. Mowed all of the parks, baseball fields, etc. That part was fine, but twice a day, I was in charge of emptying out all of the trash cans and cleaning all of the restrooms in the city park. People would seriously crap on the floor. Sometimes at the picnic areas, people would crap, pee, vomit. Etc. Grossest stuff ever. I did that for two summers.



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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    Quote Originally Posted by timappelgate View Post
    I notice you were a kinesiology major. Im a movement science major. Were you able to find a job in the field?
    Yes, I'm currently a trainer at a sports performance facility.

    In order not to derail the thread, PM me if you have any other questions about the major or job market.


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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    Cleaning moldy beans out of the bottom of grain bins is not much fun. The smell will literally stay with you for ever!



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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    Strattled?

    My worst job ever was Vice President for Commemorative Coins at Community State Bank.



    Quote Originally Posted by HuddleUp View Post
    I have a tie.
    1. Selling rodeo tickets in the summer over the phone in downtown Des Moines when I was in high school. There were probably 40 of us in one room. We were given several pages out of a phone book and had to go down the list one by one reading some cheesy dialogue. We also had to raise our hand and be excused if we had to go the bathroom.
    2. Clearing dirt out of footings for apartment construction when I was in college. I used a wooden shovel with a steel scoop probably 8 feet long to dig out the "crumbs". We strattled the footings bent over shoveling out the loose dirt. This was another summer job so the heat made it even worse.



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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    I don't consider any of the jobs I had "bad" that I did as I got some valuable people skills and work ethic out of pretty much every job I had.

    First job in HS worked summers at a strawberry patch, had to be in around 6am in the morning and worked till about 10 or 11 am before it got too hot. depending on what was in season you may go home by noon or hang around for awhile and pick things like tomatos or whatever else they were selling at the time. about the only time they didn't work was when there was a thunderstorm other than that you'd work through light rain some days or terrible heat.

    Then pretty much I worked in the meat department at a local grocery store then eventually a couple large Hy-Vee stores. I grew up on a farm so cleaning all the machines with blood and raw meat didn't gross me out. In fact once in HS at the local store someone had thrown up in the bathroom and the shift manager that night was offering whoever cleaned it up the rest of the night off with pay. For a free 2 hours of work I had it cleaned up in less than 15 minutes and went home early. I'd seen more gross stuff than that on the farm yet all the city kids were "grossed out" by it


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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    When I was younger, I cleaned out our neighbor's sheep shed. The stuff was like five or six inches deep and packed down hard. I had to wear a mask because of the dust, but that didn't eliminate the smell. I would rather clean out hog houses (which I also did). Sheep are the worst.



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    Re: What's the worst job you've had

    I sold vegetables and corn out of a pickup truck one summer, money was good though cant complain..Sometimes me and my friend would sell $2k worth of corn and vegetables and fruit in one day, split that up after the cost of buying the stuff, we'd make like $750 it was awesome but we worked like 80 hours a week but man i made tons of cash



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