Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
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17-02-2017, 11:18 PM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
Worst: Cold calling trying to sell appliance maintenance agreements to Sears customers from 6-9PM

Best: Now, running my real estate investment company from my home 95% of the time. The other 5% I go visit to see how things are looking.

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17-02-2017, 11:36 PM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
Best - my years as a bartender. I was hired by a company that was opening a new restaurant and dance club. They taught me how to tend bar in a high end way. Fancy free-pouring and specialty drinks, I was 19 and it was a great gig. I got to spend weekends with my friends (while getting paid) and was also paid to go check out potential bands to book. From there I worked at everything from a country club to a cowboy bar. For a while I freelanced for weddings at various locations. Another cool place was the only rock and roll bar (with live music) in a cowboy town in AZ. Made awesome money!

Worst...working in a die cast farm toy factory. UGH!

Through my years of working as a bookkeeper I have always liked the work but have had to work with complete jerks which made the job bad. It wasn't the work, it was the environment. I now have a bookkeeping position that I really like a lot.

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18-02-2017, 04:59 PM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
Worst? Washing dishes in a small cafe: lasted less than a day.

Best? When I became an Overload escort car driver. I was my own boss and could take or deny any job I wanted. Traveled all over the US and Canada. Finally had to retire due to exhaustion from driving across the state and returning in one day. It was an age thing. But I loved the travel. [Image: SU5sBDu.gif?zoom=2]

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21-04-2018, 04:37 AM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
Best - one at the Job Centre a great experience

Worst one at the college i went to as a part of the course i did a week in their study support suite only did three days , it was ok but there was much to it , it didnt learn as much as i wanted to.
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21-04-2018, 07:22 AM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
My two favorites were managing a custom framing shop, building wall-frames for art and posters; and being a firefighter in the Air Force.

Worst was overnight stocking at a grocery store. I quit after two days.
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21-04-2018, 09:46 AM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
Worst: Telemarketing for Sears Duct Cleaning Services. I took it for as short a time as necessary to pay the bills while I was looking for something else (about a month & a half)

Best: Working as a farm hand on a small hobby farm/petting zoo, all kinds of different animals. It was a working dairy farm before I got there, but the farmer (semi)retired and none of the kids wanted to take over, so he sold the cows & equipment and rented out most of his land to other farmers in the area. He had lots of types of goats, ostriches, emus, half a dozen or different types of pheasants and ducks, miniature horses, riding horses, a few deer etc. School groups used to come in from time to time for the day.

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21-04-2018, 09:56 AM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
Working at an art supply store when I was a teenager was my worst job, since I had few people skills at the time. I got fired.

My best job was designing printed wiring boards for satellites. I kept that job for over twenty years.
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21-04-2018, 12:07 PM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
When I was right out of college I worked for a market research company that did research for the motion picture industry. The building was located on "glamorous" Hollywood Blvd. Rolleyes I had to walk around all the sad homeless teenagers that lived on the streets and the drunks that slept and peed on the brass celebrity stars imbedded into the cement.

Anyway, People were recruited to watch various movies at the various movie studios around the Los Angeles area and we'd ask them questions about the movie they just saw , what they liked and didn't like about the film, then we had to code all the answers. It was endless.

Back at the main building in Hollywood I'd have to fill in for the receptionist from time to time but I was horrible at it. They had this crazy phone system (this was the early 90's) and when there were incoming phone calls I'd have to depress the cradle of the phone for a specific amount of time to transfer the call. I never figured out how to do it consistantly without hanging up on people. It was sort of a hit and miss situation. About half the time I'd hang up on callers.

One time Robert Redford called to talk to the head of the market research company and I hung up on him.....TWICE! I panicked and had someone else take the call for me when he called back.

I did the same thing when someone with the last name Zanuck called. I later found out it was one of the offspring of Darryl F Zanuck. I really sucked at that job.

There were a lot of actors and dancers that worked part time there and AIDS was really hitting the community. Several people died of AIDS while I was working there. It was really depressing.

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21-04-2018, 12:29 PM
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
Worst job: Arby's

It was the only decently close place that would hire a 17 year old.

It drove me nuts with my anxiety, and washing dishes in straight bleach and degreaser probably permanently damaged my hands. There were no breaks, no sick days--no benefits period--shit pay, and your hours each day could swing from just 2 all the way to 13. You came home every night smelling like shit and covered in grease.

I only stuck with 'em as long as I did because the people were cool and they worked around my classes.

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23-04-2018, 12:55 AM (This post was last modified: 23-04-2018 01:04 AM by MuntyJay.)
RE: Spinoff: What was your best / worst job?
My current work I don't like too but it's not the worst. I don't like people I work with. I was thinking to quit and cooperate with a recruitment agency that I found on one website . With a good recruiter I have more chances to find a better job.
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