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« on: January 03, 2009, 08:12:28 PM »

Looking back, I don't think I've had to do that many 'awful' jobs, even though I didn't really enjoy them, but I know others have. What's the worst job you've ever done? Was it worth it or did you gain experience that's proven valuable now?

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 12:50:08 PM »

I was just writing in another discussion about awful shifts I had to do for the first taxi company I worked for. Truly awful. That was the worst job I've ever had and I hope I can take what I learned into the future. What I learned about being treated and certainly how I should be treated. My employer there was a little testy to say the least.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 08:12:07 PM »

My theory in life is all experiences teach you something about life or about yourself.  These experiences can be good or bad. 

I have worked in a few places in my career and one that sticks out was working for a hospital where I handled patients accounts.  Usually you don't get to know the patients, but this one person was dying from cancer and she was very concerned that her family would not have the burden of any medical bills upon her death.  Together we made sure all bills were properly taken care of in an efficient manner. 

This experience made me feel good that I was able to help someone during this difficult time.  I never got to meet this person, but this experience has made me appreciate life and I will make the effort to help someone in their time of need because you never know when it could be you.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 02:16:56 PM »

I agree that experiences are there to be learned from. Usually we learn more from the bad experiences or mistakes we make than things that are going great...if we want to of course. I think the learning curve needs to be embraced. That or bitterness can sink in.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 05:57:45 PM »

I have never really had any jobs that have been awful. Well, my paper round when I was 13 was pretty bad, getting up at 6 every day and riding around on my bike in the rain just wasn't worth those 8! I think that any job is a worthwhile experience, even if it is just to tell you that you don't want to pursue that career path!
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 12:09:23 AM »

True.

I have many career paths that I know I do not want to follow.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 07:16:09 PM »

I had a friend that worked in a fast food restaurant.  She used to tell me how terrible the meat looked when it was delivered and would never eat there.  That was a job she hated and it made her think differntly of fast food.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009, 03:40:40 PM »

One thing I've never done actually is work in a fast food restaurant. I don't think I ever could to be honest for a variety of different reasons.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2009, 09:54:40 PM »

fast food restaurants are very bad for your health.  If an employee of the restaurant is suspicious of the food, chances are it's not good.  I personally try to stay away from fast food, but sometimes it's hard to do when you're hungry and want something quick to eat. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2009, 05:40:57 PM »

Exactly on your last point. If you're in town and want something relatively cheap to eat fast food is sadly the best bet. I try and stick with Subway as I think they're better for you than something fried but still, so full of salt.
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2009, 07:33:25 PM »

I'm the same, Subway's the only fast food I can eat really. I don't think I could ever work in a fast food restaurant, it would make my hair smell and would be terrible for my skin, (I know, how girly of me, but it's true!!)
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009, 04:12:39 PM »

When you go ino BK or Maccy D's on a busy day and see those kids stressing out and running around trying to get orders together? I don't mean to diss them but I could never work in a place like that. Subway maybe but still, dealing with those awkward people, "no I didn't say tomato did I?" would be too taxing for me. Give me a call centre with horrible customers any day. At least I can sit down.
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 01:06:06 PM »

I too would probably last 42 minutes if I worked in a McDonald's or other fast food outlet BK/KFC kind of place.

I respect the people that work in those places very probably for minimum wage too. Hot, stressful, busy...I couldn't.
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2009, 09:07:58 PM »

If you work in a fast food restaurant, do they give their employees any special discounts if they eat their food?  Do they at least give them free drinks?
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2009, 02:23:09 PM »

I'm probably the wrong person to answer this but I'm fairly sure if you work in McDonald's or Subway you're allowed to eat whatever (within reason I'm sure) you want for lunch.

Or if that's not true you certainly should be able to.
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