What is the best & worst job you have ever had? What job would you prefer to have?

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  1. BigBossman

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    Currently, I work as an administrative assistant for a temporary staffing agency. It is by far the least stressful job I have ever had. The bonuses make it worth while. I have been with this company for almost a year & a half & my salary is almost maxed out for my current position. Promotions are easier to obtain. I enjoy this job, but its not the one I have had the most enjoyment from (yet).

    My favorite job:
    Working as a mall security officer. Contrary to what most people think it isn't "Tail 'em, Nail 'em, & Jail 'em". The job mostly revolves around customer service.

    My least favorite job:
    Working as a floor cleaner at Winn-Dixie. The good part was I got weekends off (at first). The management thought I was too slow to stock so they threw me on that job instead. The problem I had was anytime the equipment would break down, the management would do nothing about it. As a result, the floors would look sloppy. They tried twice to replace me & move back to working stock, but each time my replacement wouldn't even last two days. After the second replacement quit, the managers were forced to do the floors themselves. They eventually had me working weekends. They saw that I wasn't just making excuses for the floors looking bad. They got the equipment fixed.

    After that the store manager called me asking if I would go in that night to do the floors again. I sensed the desperation in his voice. I told him the only way I would clean the floors for him is if I got my weekends off again. I could tell he didn't want to do it, but he did it. Out of all the managers that gave me a hard time, only one of them apologized to me for not taking my maintenance requests seriously.

    Job I would love to have:
    Being one who has enjoyed expressing my views, I would love to get into the political arena. I have always observed things that have taken place that I feel strongly about or against. I hate feeling powerless to do anything about it. I am a strong conservative all the way around. I'm not alking about about John McCain conservative. I am more of a Ronald Reagan Conservative.

    I once was elected as one of the many Constables in Mobile County in 2004. When I voted, I noticed no one was on the ballot. I wrote my name in. Afterwards I told my brother what I did. When he went to vote, he also wrote my name in. A week later I got a letter from the Mobile County Probate Court congratulating me. This position isn't as "political" as I thought. Its not well respected either. Around here constables are almost thought of as bounty hunters. I didn't seek a second term.

    I have toyed with the thought about running for school board. Mobile County's school system is in a shambles. Since 1988 they tried raising property taxes to get more money. They were successful in getting their increase in2001. Even today, that tax increase hasn't helped. The problem lies with the board mismanaging taxpayer money. I will never vote for a tax increase. I believe that the money is there; It just needs to be used properly.
     
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  2. Revmitchell

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    In answer to all three:

    While it is not so much a job as it is a calling my answer is Pastor.
     
  3. Spinach

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    Being a Stay-At-Home-Mom could sum up any of those at any given time. So could "Missionary".

    I'd love to be a freelance writer (a published one) in addition to being a SAHM/Missionary.
     
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    Best "job"? Selling cars. I was in management and spent a lot of time at the auction. I always drove used car demos and the auction was a great place to pick out a favorite ride... Trans-Am, 5-liter Mustangs, Turbo T-birds - no Vettes. Winter time brought out some great 4WD trucks, Blazers, Broncos and Suburbans. I spent 7 years reliving my childhood. I had a $50,000 weekly auction budget and I SPENT IT! I come home from the auction one time with a Massey-Ferguson tractor. The boss says, "What in the name of Sam Hill inspired you to buy a farm tractor?" "Greed," I told him. made a pile on that Massey... Then there was the time I brought home a white Super Coupe....

    Worst job? Drawing copper wire on a 10-head fine wire drawing machine. You had to stick your arm in this vat of hot water emulsion and pull thin copper wire through a series of dies. It was filthy, dangerous and the pay stunk.
     
  5. Carolina Baptist

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    Best job:
    U.S. Coast Guard. Job security. Adventure. Tradition. Respected by most.
    Search and rescue, and law enforcement.
    Busting surf. Plucking people our of the water. :thumbs:
    Spent the winters fixing the boats that we tore up in the summer.

    Worst job:
    U.S. Coast Gruard. (No, it was not my only job) Not respected by those in charge. Unwritten rules that get applied at the whim of the senior inlisted (never had a problem with the officers). Made-up work designed to demean and dishearten the lower ranks.
    After a knee injury, they shuffled me from bad job to bad job before they finally put me in as office where I inability to stand for long periods was not a problem.
    Spent all but 6 weeks in New Jersey :tonofbricks:


    Job I would like to have:
    Professional traveling fly fisherman :thumbsup: :D
     
  6. Jon-Marc

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    The best job I ever had was in the Air Force. If only I had stayed in and retired from the Air Force. My worst job was in a foundry with unbearable heat and black dust that covered your entire body and got in your lungs. My second worst job was working at a VA Medical Center around crazy people. However, I stayed and retired from there.
     
  7. FriendofSpurgeon

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    My worst job was working in a warehouse between high school and college. Even though it was hard work, it helped me save a lot of money for college.

    One of my best jobs was being a corporate recruiter for a major comporation. I was relatively young at the time - not even 25, but had the responsbility of filling many key positions.

    My favorite job would be to be a travel writer -- to be paid to travel.
     
  8. Jim1999

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    On one occasion I worked digging ditches..yeppers, on end of a shovel. When the bulldozer driver quit on the spot I was asked to drive it,,I couldn't even start it....Short job whilst at Bible College.

    Next worst job was as a chaplain in Korea. I had to hold the hands of dying soldiers on the battlefield. Never again!

    Pastored and taught university all my life otherwise. Enjoyed most of my churches. I am long retired now, but can't stand being idle, so I still write correspondence lessons for the National Native Bible College serving North American Indians..the college is only 40 miles from me.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  9. Carolina Baptist

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    Come to think of it, I think my worst job may be what I am doing now: Out of work, full time student. At 47 this is not fun.
     
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    My worst job ever: being a waitress at a family-run restaurant when I was a teenager. Never, ever again!

    My favorite job: working the floors of a hospital as "girl friday." I had lots of variety, lots of little fun jobs and interaction with people.

    For those of you who want to be a published writer: I also liked being a writer (and getting paid!) but it wasn't as fun as I thought it would be. The deadlines were too much pressure for me and stifled my creativity. If I go freelance, maybe after the kids are grown, it will be on my schedule not someone else's.
     
  11. Jim1999

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    You are supposed to get paid for writing???

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  12. Spinach

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    I'm hoping so. I'd love to contribute to our income.
     
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    My best job was proof machine operator at a bank and I put myself through college with that job. There was little stress and I really excelled at it. My boss, who had been manager of the proof department for 40 years, said that I was the best proof machine operator he'd ever seen. Before I took that job, I worked the 2 worst jobs I've ever had, working 3 days at Hardee's and 1 day busing tables.

    I would like to work from home doing SAN Admin work, but those jobs are few and far between.
     
  14. Karen

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    One of my worst was painting the stripes on heels in a shoe factory.
    That kind of heel has been out of style for quite a while.
     
  15. Carolina Baptist

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    I worked at Hardee's for almost 2 years. I got promoted to the lowest level of management. No raise. I got a title instead :tonofbricks:.
     

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