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Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 9:14pm
Anyone else have a really **** job? Like really physically demanding and everything? Only manual work I mean, not office jobs or anything like that. If there is someone else who does work like I do everyday then I will feel better. So if you do, why do you do it and what are the **** parts?
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 9:50pm
I worked as a... builder? (albañil), I mean, building houses and all of that, it was demanding; for 3 years I worked in Yacireta, an hydroelectrical plant, my job was cleaning other's mess, meaning washing? the floor, and things related in a plant like this, very physically demanding; now I'm just resting... I mean, waiting for a new job, but that's other story.
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 10:09pm
I worked as a framer under this dumbass who didn't come in until 12 every day, then to make up for not coming in early, he'd stay there until 7-8 (and of course make me stay there too). Then he only paid me for 8 HOUR DAYS!! when I clearly worked 10-12!
Then I worked selling alarm systems door to door. That wasn't so much demanding as bloody frustrating and depressing.
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 10:25pm
I work at K-Mart. The only physically demanding part is when I have to lift or drag large furniture boxes around. Other than that, it's mostly manual work - straighten up shelves, scan horrendously cheap items, and punch in the right buttons on a cash register.
Fortunately, this is just a summer job and I am still in school.
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 10:59pm
I've been working on a farm for the past 6 summers, but now I'm working for a building contradtor company. In both these jobs, I did/do all sorts of stuff, mostly physical. At the farm the most challenging bit was sometimes working up to 14 hours a day, and that's one of the reasons why I wanted to try out something new.
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 11:06pm
Now that Mystra said something about it: selling books, alarms, and 3 other stuff door to door, IS demanding, frustrating and depressing; I did that to.
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 11:12pm
A few years back I got a job in a construction site, where also one of my relatives worked. 10€/hour, 8h/day, but since the site was a bit off, I usually had to travel for about 3 hours per day. Yep, 11 hours of work that consisted mainly of carrying stuff like lockers (dropped accidentally one on my foot, OUTCH), dangerous stuff (metal-cutters, pressure-nailers -one fellow even shot a nail through his finger :eek: ), and doing other building chores. Interesting maybe, but the 11 hour days were enough to make me quit after just two weeks.
Dark Haired Beauty
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 3:46am
I grew up on a dairy farm. Ever since I can remember I have got up at five in the morning to help milk the cows. Even on school days when i was in high school. We usually finish around seven am then I move to the chicken coup where we have around 50 hens. It takes about an hour to process the eggs to sell to the local restaurants. Anybody who thinks farm work is easy hasn't worked on a farm.
This summer I also had two part time jobs to help me to have spending money at college. Wednesdays were my worst day. I got up at five did all my chores had to be at the video store by ten am. I worked there till ten pm then went to my car and slept for about an hour and a half then worked the night shift at Walmart midnight till six am the following morning. Thank God i have a younger brother and sister who would help me out the next day. I usually went home and crashed till about nine then had to go to work again at the video strore by ten the same day. The video store job was ok but a lot of standing and my boss was a total jerk. That alone made that job a nightmare.
Bahir the Red
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 7:26am
My last job was to sit infront of a computer and change symbols on a map for airoplanes. Realy hard work...
But it was however hard work mentaly, I sat for 3 weeks and did the same thing over and over again. Although the last week I got bored and started posting here instead
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 8:49am
Worked in a packing/freezing works for 2 months. Heavy, boring, repetitive work. Was good for my arms, not my back. Good for my social skills (meet HEAPS of people) bad for my health (many smoked).
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 12:55pm
Personally, I think office jobs are worse! Packed into tiny cubicles like veal, sitting in a chair all day, breathing recirculated air...It's brutal!
I think one of the best jobs I had was the most physical. I was a garbage man in undergrad for 4 summers. Try lifting 1000 50lb garbage cans each day in the hot summer sun, it was a great workout, if a little stinky and tiring! It didn't pay as much as the job I have now, but there are days when I wouldn't mind being out there working out!
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 1:35pm
I worked for UPS one Christmas season unloading semi trailers. Had to get all of the trailers (usually 11-13) unloaded, sorted, and reloaded onto the delivery trucks for local delivery before 8am. That meant starting at 2am, in December, where it was regularly below freezing. We only got one 10-15 minute break for the shift and we were timed on how many packages we could move per hour.
Not sure if you've been inside the back of one of those trailers, but they are about 12 feet tall inside and they were packed all the way to the roof with packages. The only way to get the ones from the top was to pull a few from the middle and leap back to avoid the falling pile. One guy didn't leap fast enough and got a badly sprained ankle from being piled on.
After that I went home, got a shower, breakfast, pain-reliever, and then went to school (college).
Big fun. So much so that it lasted only until Christmas. I'll take my office job any day of the week. :)
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 2:22pm
Personally, I think office jobs are worse! Packed into tiny cubicles like veal, sitting in a chair all day, breathing recirculated air...It's brutal!Not really. They use cubicles only is the biggest companies at the other side of the ocean, and the same applies to 'recirculated air' as only those big buildings really need a system like that. Office jobs also have that added benefit that you can always sneak off to surf the net when the job is done and you got nothing to do. ;)
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 9:59pm
Office jobs suck. Working with women in offices is the worst part. Like before when I worked in office jobs all I had to listen to was the women complaining about how hard they worked (typing names on template letter heads all day) and went on and on about how badly they are paid for what they do, listening to that made me want to puke and punch someone in the head. Like yesterday I jack hammered through concrete all day long in burning heat trying to crack concrete that is like super space titanium and come home with both hands in blisters and about 3 pulled muscles, that is real work, not sitting vegetating in an office 9 to 5. So far, I have found everything I have tried has been really ****; it would be nice to find something enjoyable for a change.
Wed, 4th Aug '04, 12:54am
I work in a psychiatric clinic for people who have been sentenced to psychiatric care. We also handle patients who are too violent for other wards. This summer I have been forced to wrestle with a drooling lunatic three times, two of them after he tried to punch me in the face. Not entertaining at all.
The good side is that when you are not attacked by drooling lunatics you sit and chill, chat with workmates, surf the net, play gameboy or read a good book.
Those two minutes of violence every week or so negates an otherwise cozy job though.
Sat, 7th Aug '04, 2:24am
The most sucky job is for someone who doesn't know enough to contribute anything, but knows enough to keep *****ing about the things you're doing. This is especially true for any job related to computers. It's so horribly annoying when someone's preaching sermons over your head on what you're doing wrong and how, while he won't do it on his own because he would blow the thing up if he touched it.
If you're geekier than your computers guy, fix your computers on your own. If you know more than your doctor, treat yourself yourself. If you're a tougher mother****er than your lawyer, go to the court alone. That's Uncle Chev's great message to all humanity.
Sat, 7th Aug '04, 8:51am
I'm working in fast food...'nuf said. But really, it's harder than most people think. One of my posisions is "back register", in which you have to take orders, collect money, wash all the dishes, get buns/bacon for the sandwich maker(s), and make several pots of chili...all between cars. Oh yeah, did I mention that the Wendy's I work at is the second busiest in its district, second only to the location that's "downtown" SLC. My job really sucks. :bang: :rolling: