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#4559981 - 10/31/17 09:11 AM What is the best /worst jobs you have had?
ZZman Offline

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5788
Loc: Michigan
Worst: paper boy. Early morning delivery, bad weather, Sunday papers, having to collect money for bills.

Best: current security related "escort" job. High pay and no physical labor.
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40

#4559986 - 10/31/17 09:20 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
Reddy45 Offline

Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2969
Loc: USA
Worst: Supermarket shelf stocker and bag boy. We weren't allowed to accept tips from customers and one day a customer told me the policy was [censored]. Quit that day.

Best: I guess what I do now, but always hoping things can get even better.

#4559996 - 10/31/17 09:32 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
pandus13 Online   content

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 3201
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
-A: Buss boy: the smell of chilly and cigarettes in the grinder bowl....
-B: Warehouse carts pusher in a second hand store: the smell from one old-ish lady chicken sauce...

Medium: MFG place I'm at: 20 min. commute beats all....(I love my kids)

Best: When I worked with 700k+ peoples health data... That was power data mining/data science before there was all the rage....
16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde

#4560006 - 10/31/17 09:40 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
Virtus_Probi Offline

Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Worst: Working for a demented sadist near Detroit. This guy just loved to make people miserable and made no bones about it.

Best: Next job, working very hard with a group of fantastic people who were really motivated near Chicago. Lots of extra hours but it was worth it, at least at a time when I didn't have a kid. That company is more or less defunct now and almost all of my former coworkers have scattered to other places. This is where I really learned my craft.
2014 Forester XT, 80500 miles
Last Change;
Valvoline Full Synthetic 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter

#4560009 - 10/31/17 09:43 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
Kuato Offline

Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Worst: Call center.

Best: Airplane pilot. thumbsup
Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete

#4560011 - 10/31/17 09:44 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
MCompact Offline

Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4113
Loc: KY
Worst: Private practice attorney in a small firm
Best: Product specialist at a local car dealer
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

2016 i3 REX
2009 Cooper Clubman

2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...

#4560015 - 10/31/17 09:46 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
CincyDavid Offline

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 708
Loc: Cincinnati, OH USA
Worst: Selling termite treatments for Orkin Pest Control...crawling through wet crawl spaces hoping and praying I'd find termite activity. The worst was selling little old ladies on the concept that they needed to treat their house today, even though they had lived there for 50 years and nobody in the subdivision had ever had a termite problem.

Best: What I do now...death care. I help people preplan funerals and purchase cemetery property & memorialization products.
06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
16 Honda CR-V EX silver
17 VW Jetta SE black

#4560037 - 10/31/17 10:08 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
KGMtech Offline

Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 967
Loc: SW Ontario Canada
Worst: Selling industrial safety products. The multiple people you'd have to convince to buy, and then finally deal with the purchasing department that didn't give a rats A$$ about quality and only saw prices. Worst period of my career, some nice training from 3M as the highlight.

Best: What I do now, purchasing for automotive parts & assembly supplier.
2017.5 Nissan Rogue SV FWD
2013 Nissan Maxima SV
2009 Ford Flex SEL FWD
1984 Yamaha XJ750RL

#4560051 - 10/31/17 10:22 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
opus1 Offline

Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 2498
Loc: Chicago Area
Worst: paper carrier. The early mornings weren't bad and I didn't have to collect, but the problem was that I had a large apartment complex on the route. I had to leave the papers for each building inside the door and had no way to ensure that the papers actually stayed put for the paying customers. I had a problem getting docked for a missed delivery when there was no secure place to leave the paper.

Best: still looking. Present job is OK, but I wouldn't say it's 'best'.
Current Fleet:

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS
2009 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan (yes,the turbo)
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT Club Cab
1994 Ford Ranger XLT (RIP, Dad)

#4560054 - 10/31/17 10:24 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
CT8 Offline

Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10984
Loc: Idaho
Every job I have ever had was great and allowed me to learn.
"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf

#4560055 - 10/31/17 10:24 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
StevieC Offline

Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Worst - Working construction in the winter with my uncle. I swear he gave me the hardest jobs on purpose.

Best - Current job in Sales. Making a killing, boss is great, company is growing like crazy.
'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

#4560059 - 10/31/17 10:25 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
DoubleWasp Offline

Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 5236
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Cutting and assembling blinds. Owner had a seriously "improvised" cutting rig with cut line marked with a marker. Put 5 sets of blinds in the rig, and you'd get 5 different cuts. Far from a precision device. Training was pathetic, expectations were high.

B: Sales for phone company. Job wasn't bad, but co-workers were the most closed minded idiots ever. I could have had more open-minded conversations in a medieval hamlet in the year 1039 AD. I've literally been in better social situations with animals.

Best: Being a business owner. I don't care if I have to go to the warehouse right now to fight off Utahraptors with a chainsaw. At least I'll know I did it for myself and my employees (who are the greatest), as opposed to some jack holes who I don't even know.
07 Lincoln Navigator M1 0w-40/FU
68 Charger R/T / Supercharged 440 VR1/DBL7349
07 Ram 3500 4x4 / Cummins 6.7 /DBL7349
17 Maserati GranTurismo Cabrio

#4560069 - 10/31/17 10:29 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
Mr Nice Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21196
Loc: Orlando, FL
Worst: unloading produce trucks at 3 AM, idiot lazy coworkers, terrible boss had a 5th grade education

Best: current job, great pay and low stress, great coworkers and boss

#4560072 - 10/31/17 10:34 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: CT8]
Lolvoguy Online   sleepy

Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 2340
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: CT8
Every job I have ever had was great and allowed me to learn.

/ thread!

Even the "worst" jobs allow you to learn about yourself and your career of choice.
06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
03 Suzuki SV650S- One night stand

#4560080 - 10/31/17 10:40 AM Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman]
JTK Offline

Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10587
Loc: Buffalo, NY
A few temp jobs I had almost 30yrs ago during my college years. The worst was swapping out mattresses in a Holiday Inn. Another was emptying tractor trailer loads of kitchen cabinets by hand, non stop, all day. Third worst was working as a construction laborer at a apartment complex that was being built.

Best is what I've done for the past 20yrs.

Edited by JTK (10/31/17 10:41 AM)
2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)

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