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What's the worst job you've ever had?
August 9, 2023 | Sparkle Wednesday
Finding a good job can be challenging.
I remember when I was in my 20s and thought I landed my dream job. I had worked through college in restaurants - front-of-house, in the kitchen, I enjoyed working in hospitality, but I didn’t love the hours.
At one point, I answered a newspaper ad for a food salesperson. The position sounded great (at least it did in my head). This is how I pictured it. I'd get to know and be friends with (of course) top chefs and cool staff at the best restaurants (free food, good friends, nice hang). Of course, I’d be great at sales and fulfilled at my job, and my paycheck would be bountiful!
I landed the job! Yay!
Unfortunately, my story didn't turn out that way.
After arriving on my first day in my new business attire (yes, I bought a special professional-looking blazer), I discovered I wouldn't sell to restaurants. I'd be selling door-to-door. Even worse, I'd be selling meat door-to-door. Worse yet, I couldn't wear my cute blazer because I had to wear a polo shirt with the company's logo. Have you ever tried to sell meat door-to-door? It’s hard, near impossible. My trainer’s go-to line as he tapped the meat’s marbling with his ballpoint pen was, “Look at this meat, ain’t it great?”
I didn't last long. I knew right away this job wasn't for me.
So, what say you? What's the worst job you've ever had?