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What is the best /worst jobs you have had? #4559981
10/31/17 08:11 AM
10/31/17 08:11 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,133
Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
ZZman  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,133
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. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4559986
10/31/17 08:20 AM
10/31/17 08:20 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
Reddy45  Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,231
Where the wind comes sweepin'
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.

Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4559996
10/31/17 08:32 AM
10/31/17 08:32 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,387
Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Offline
pandus13  Offline
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,387
Chicago,IL,USA
Worst:
-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
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560006
10/31/17 08:40 AM
10/31/17 08:40 AM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 4,426
New England
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Virtus_Probi  Offline
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Posts: 4,426
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, 90000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560009
10/31/17 08:43 AM
10/31/17 08:43 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,094
Colorado
Kuato Offline
Kuato  Offline
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,094
Colorado
Worst: Call center.

Best: Airplane pilot. thumbsup


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560011
10/31/17 08:44 AM
10/31/17 08:44 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 4,548
KY
MCompact Offline
MCompact  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 4,548
KY
Worst: Private practice attorney in a small firm
Best: Product specialist at a local car dealer


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560015
10/31/17 08:46 AM
10/31/17 08:46 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 827
Cincinnati, OH USA
CincyDavid Offline
CincyDavid  Offline
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 827
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)
11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HEMI Mineral Gray
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
17 VW Jetta SE black
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560037
10/31/17 09:08 AM
10/31/17 09:08 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,074
SW Ontario Canada
KGMtech Offline
KGMtech  Offline
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,074
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
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560051
10/31/17 09:22 AM
10/31/17 09:22 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,564
Chicago Area
opus1 Offline
opus1  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,564
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)
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560054
10/31/17 09:24 AM
10/31/17 09:24 AM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 12,578
Idaho
CT8 Offline
CT8  Offline
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 12,578
Idaho
Every job I have ever had was great and allowed me to learn.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560055
10/31/17 09:24 AM
10/31/17 09:24 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 21,282
ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline
StevieC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 21,282
ON, Canada eh?
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.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - AMSOIL SS 5w20
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560059
10/31/17 09:25 AM
10/31/17 09:25 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,667
Fort Lauderdale, FL
DoubleWasp Offline
DoubleWasp  Offline
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,667
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Worst:

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
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560069
10/31/17 09:29 AM
10/31/17 09:29 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 21,930
Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
Mr Nice  Offline
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 21,930
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

Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: CT8] #4560072
10/31/17 09:34 AM
10/31/17 09:34 AM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,603
Canada
Lolvoguy Offline
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Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,603
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
Say "no" to Turbo!
Re: What is the best /worst jobs you have had? [Re: ZZman] #4560080
10/31/17 09:40 AM
10/31/17 09:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,013
Buffalo, NY
JTK Offline
JTK  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,013
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.

Last edited by JTK; 10/31/17 09:41 AM.

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