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what the worst Job you have done?

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    well i will start this one off

    Over the summer Holidays i had to drag sheep for shearers and if it was pissing down with rain it was a **cking minging job never forget the time i had just started slipped of the trailer in to the front exit of the barn into sheep sh*t and had to work the whole day humming of it :Flush:

    character building stuff
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    My first summer holiday as a student, I worked in a rope factory, making polypropylene bailer twine for agricultural use. The extruder machines ran 24 hours a day. There were three gangs of workers. At any one time, two of the gangs would be alternating with each other to do 12-hours shifts (from 6am to 6pm, or vice versa) whilst the third was on a 3-day layoff.

    It was heavy, noisy, dirty, smelly work, and the gang members were serious no-bull$hit blue-collar guys with no time for a nice middle-class educated boy like me. Thankfully, one of them was a pal of my eldest brother. He took me under his wing, & his acceptance of me meant the others had to as well. What also helped was that even though I wasn't really used to the hard graft, I was willing to put the effort in & learn, whilst another guy who started alongside me was a permanent skiver.

    I actually preferred night shifts to day shifts - cooler, no mangement around, and there's a perverse pleasure to be had in finishing your shift & going to bed just as every other bugger is getting up.

    I remember buying a new album out of my first week's wages, "The River" by Bruce Springsteen. I'd spend my shifts singing "I got a job at work in construction...", and imagined I was The Boss.

    The alternating between day and night shifts totally wrecked my sleep patters for the entire summer, but I earned a fortune by 1981 standards and boy did I do a lot of growing up!
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    in a post room, stuffing envelopes and sorting post :keule:
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    I guess mine isnt as bad as yours, the worse job I have done was at one of those concourse cafes you get at train stations, you know the ones, best part of a tenner for a cup of coffee and a crusty scone. I used to work at one in London Bridge station. The only good thing about the job was watching all the secretaries coming home from work. :wub: :drool:
    The worse thing was everyone I knew from my way who either worked or studied in London used that station.
    So there was me hiding behind the coffee machine in my stripy hat and elastic bow tie.
    One day the manager was having a go at me (not a rare occurrence) for something or other, so I took off my hat and bow tie, pulled down my trousers and pants and told him to stick his job up my ass.
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    That last bit was a lie by the way.:blush:
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    Heheheh! London Bridge Station is one of the most god-forsaken places on Earth. I feckin' well hate the place.
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    good lie........lol
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    Yep I used to use that station every day up till a year ago imo the platform staff are the rudest people on earth
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    Delivered papers to all the newsagents for a year! Up for a 4am start every morning then back out at night @ 7pm for the early editions... and Joe Public is a feckin' idiot @ that time of morning "Yer late.." then at the next stop " My, your early this morning" leaving you baffled as to how you could be late one minute and early the next, moral: if you've nothing useful to say at that time of the morning then say nowt at all!! Grrr

    Best one was watching this Ethnic person demand that you take back all his porn mags saying that they didn't belong to him...yeah right, you're a service station whats always on the top shelf?? Secondly where's the best place to get a Dirty Comic answer: The Local Asian Newsagent.

    Another job I had, I decked the Boss - Yep its true the Company in Question was a forklift company based in Queenslie, Glasgow now based in Bellshill. He had a thing about my leather jacket that I wore when driving about. When its cold you have a jacket to wear in the car yes? well mine was a heavy leather Bomber jacket. But when out seeing the customer I'd change into my suit jacket that was hanging in one of these natty "Vectra" coat hangers (standard reps car!) that all cars have.. I was told that I couldn't wear this leather jacket whilst doing my job! And so it went on.. I'd change before reaching the office and change when leaving etc.. One day, I'd had a massive blow out with "her indoors" and her Mom (Bitch!) and I was still riled about this so I drove to the office to pick up my calls for the day. I was so angry that I clean forgotten to change as normal. I went in the service managers entrance to see him before leaving for the days calls and got delayed. In came my boss and grabs me by the lapels and tells me to remove my jacket.. Too late, I was having a bad day and this just made it worse so I planted him, sticking him cleanly on his ass.. to a round of applause from the service engineers and manager... I never did get that reference Te..He!
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    Class story 28v6......good to see you about as well mate
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    Why "Thank you" kind sir.. hows that nice toy of yours doin these days?? Was up your way not so long ago... could have met up..had a chat etc, Mick where are you (Fallmonk) a new meet place...:)
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    Had another, sometime ago now... I qualified as a mechanical engineer away back *then*... finished my apprenticeship and didn't have a job for a short time so a friend got me into driving buses see..

    So, it was a hot day and I was driving about with the doors open to get the air in the bus .. I travel through Cumbernauld and pull into the stop under the shopping mall. First on the bus is a very BUSTY Blonde with a young kid in her arms (must have been DD's at least!) She was wearing a low cut white T shirt that displayed her fuller figure.. on she gets and puts her kid and messages down on the floor, well, the kid wriggles see, before going down ...and thats not all that wriggles, Her boobs go **PLOP** and pop out her blouse!! worse still, without thinking I reach over and put them back into place to spare her dignity see... AND THEN THE PENNY DROPS! Argh! what have I done, I'm passed Purple in embarassment... fortunately she just laughed and paid her fair and promptly sat down out of my vision *Boo Hoo*
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    Spare her dignity what a nice guy you ...a couple ponds were they.......lol

    Car is going well ,always working on it of course doing something ..have a TDi as well now that saves on the fuel bills

    Fitting new doors skins this week as some tosser kindly dented the drivers rear passenger door..next time you are up just PM and we could meet up and go for a half..trying to Arrange a meet at moment with the rest of the guys from Scotland ......
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    Another not so good Job was

    I was on the brew for a while having a gap year(19YR Old) as they say..lol

    and was getting buck shee work here and there ..so this irish guy i know in the pub comes up and says to me ..we looking for guys to help with the roads its only for two weeks... out of the way no one will know you cash in hand............were was it you say 10 miles down the road right outside Perth.... seen everybody i knew was just waiting for the for the Brew officer to drive past:photo: ........

    now i would not support that sort of thing as i am a tax payer:happy:
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    Used to work in McDonalds. Hence why i hardly ever go there now.

    I remember cleaning under a firdge and finding burgers that could have ran away they had been sitting under there that long.

    Or the time some work pal dropped a tray of burgers picked them all back up checked for hairs then wrapped them and stuck them in the dispenser bit.
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    Yeah, heres another for you..

    It was a time where violence was just getting common and bus drivers were starting to be attacked for money. I'd just completed my run and was sitting up at the terminus in Milngavie doing my numbers and getting ready for the next run, when a young guy asks to board the bus. Now, you're not allowed to have passengers on board until 5 mins before leaving, so I ignore the guy and hear the Pssshhh of the emergency door handle going. At this time the drivers carried a money box or safe that contained the ticket machine, rolls of ticket, money bags and change, total size was around 9 inches high and a foot square. The guy gets on board and asks to go to Glasgow. I tell him that I'm not due to leave yet and that its 77pence. He pulls a knife on me and threatens to stab me if I don't go now!.. I tell him that its not wise to do this and is he sure he really wants to go through with it.. "Why??" he asks unbeknown to him the box was at my feet inside the cab & and I'm 6'1" normally, so I stand up slowly.... only I'm standing on the money box and thats boosted me to nearly 7ft tall my back is now jammed onto the ceiling of the cab and I'm starting to tower over this guy, when he looks up at me says "Shit..." drops the knife and runs off the bus...
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    When I was 14 to 16 I worked as a milkman, helping the local milkman anywayz. Up at 4am and worked until 7.15 and then went to school......well sometimes went to school and sometimes went back to bed.

    16 worked in McDonalds for 1 day........I saw much of what Beerzo says so I walked out.

    Since then I've made double glazing frames, YTS trainee on phone systems, Alarm and security engineer, Currys Electrical salesman, wired switch panels for power stations, put blades onto farming equipment on a production line, PC engineer, I owned a car valeting business, Software support helpdesk and I now run my own Company.

    Which was the worst job? Software support - Just down to the number of numpties I had to be nice to. (If you click the link below and want some IT help then you are clearly not a numptie, just to dig myslef out of the hole)
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    I have 2 worst jobs:

    1. Working for VitaCress, when from 7 am to 7pm with two 15 min breaks and half hour for lunch, for 2.50 an hour.. ( this was some years ago). Unloading web salad and spinning it dry, then loading it on a conveyor belt... ( i stuck the job for a week)

    2. Working in a pharmaceutical packing factory. I was working for company called "Pharm-arsehole". I was putting the white nozzle cap on a product called Vicks UltraChloroseptic. Getting high on the fumes.. I stuck that for a week too.
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    :biggrin: :biggrin:
    Funniest thing Ive read on as.net:applaus:
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    Think that could be aranged maybe half way stirling? or up to perth doesnt mind me , just say when dave ,

    ps im off this week so if suits maybe during the day?
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    Think my worst jobs where 10 years in the Glasgow fruit mkt, up at 3/4am to sometimes after 5pm (to be fair most days it was 2/3pm) the worst day was a sat morning cause you would see all the taxis with drunken couples going home for "some entertiment" and you where going out to do a shift in the freezing cold(open air work) fine in the summer but anyone whos been to Scotland generaly knows we aint famous for our hot climates!
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    Is Tomorrow during the day to close Guys?? After that it may be the weekend?
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    I need to 'ave a word wif my mate Olly K, this "Second Gear" thingy is just Sh1te...
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    lol, get posting then !
    Or, you can change it to your own custom title in your CP :)
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    Probably the worst job I've had was about 6 years ago working in a boatyard one autumn doing "maintenance" on a very old (circa 1930) wooden tug that was about 45 feet long and rotten throughout - I had to chip away all the barnacles, rotten wood etc etc from the hull with a sh!te scraper - 99p job from B&Q - not nice when your getting dripped on and you don't want to imagine the smell.

    After that we took out all the ballast - iron ore triangular weights - about 900 of them weighing about 10 -15 kilos each, took them out, put them on a rock and hit them with a hammer!!! till the rust comes off, then paint them and put them back in.

    I only lasted about 3 months but that was more than enough - and to top it off i'd just split up with my girlfriend at the time so it was truly demoralising
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    bit to soon for me i am working , off wednesday and thursday but only have the till 3.30 free as Parent duties kick in

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    Tried door to door sales once of whatever the bloke had got in cheap. You traipsed around newcastle in your suit with a massive kit bag trying to sell england shirts to all the folk working in the shops. We were told to try to sell to the OAPs particularly. Didn't go back the next day.
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    During the day is good for me as long as i am back by 3.00

    Stirling or Perth i am easy
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    Working in shit-hole houses where the people don't know how to clean, even when they've got 19 cats, 3 dogs, 7 rabbits, 5 guinea pigs and a fucking parrot. Ugh! The stench. The hair every where. This is where you use dust sheets to protect your overalls.
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    Errr... Is your name either "Kim" or "Aggie"?? Is there something you want to get of your chest & share with us all?? You are male Yes??

    P.S I'm only kidding TD.. just seems a little curious as I thought you had something to do with "Gas"...
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    Yep, i go into peoples houses and install central heating.

    But i do have a manner of cleanliness about me, and customers who don't clean there houses (aka how clean is your house) and howthey horde loads of crap in the filth need a good slap. It's disgusting. And espicially when you have to pull back there carpets laced with animal hairs and maybe the cat has had a secret piss there too.

    I think this should be in the rant section 28v6.
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    LOLS! Trust you to be so graphic...Do they not supply you with rubber..gloves for that? Hmmmm..TDI in Rubber....Nah! doesn't bear thinking about :)
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    I once did a 4 month stint with the Grass-cutting/Gardening gang for the NHS up in Lancaster.

    I was 21, and most of the rest were 55+.

    I'd spend all day walking miles at steep angles on embankments round mental hospitals with a heavy petrol Flymo,.........................then the farking grass was grown back again in a few feckin days!!!!!

    I was alone with my meandering thoughts too long each day, not good when you're out on a hillside for hours on your own.

    It was one of those soul destroying jobs where you really DID need to put your brain into neutral LOL!!!
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