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        12-27-2011, 04:57 PM
      #21
    Trained
    Duffy I DID know what a prawn was--too much BBC America programming, like "Dr. Who", and ALL of the Jane Austin I've watched and own, ROFL!!
    My DD manages a "Game Stop". Managers are worked 60hrs+/week AVERAGE, some weeks more hours, and they love to decrease payroll. My other DD worked for a sewing store where the new manager--2 years now--still hasn't replaced her. She and the 1st asst mgr--she was the 2nd asst mgr, and a keyholder--ran the store with 2/3 managers for the first 8 months of 2011 bc the manager is incompetent. LOTS of days for both DD where the managers closed at 11-midnight and then opened at 6 AM THE NEXT DAY..
    MY nightmare? Public school teaching. I spent 10 years taking 100 extra hours of part-time classes to become certified. Was hired by the best Principal (her last year) in a crummy district, then told by the next Principal in OCTOBER that "I couldn't teach." I had run my own teaching business for a decade, taught private music intermitently--I had 15 years experience to her 3 years. She and the music teacher made my job a living hell. By March my one daughter told me I was looking haggard. Mouthy and dangerous and disrespectful kids, and a double-standard in the district--I'll match you bad days!!!
    SSSOOOO Glad I got out of THAT!! So sorry for your bad workplaces!@! **hugs all around**
         
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        12-27-2011, 05:00 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    LOL Corporal, do you guys call them shrimp or something?? Dr Who FTW!
         
        12-27-2011, 05:25 PM
      #23
    Trained
    I call them "sea insects."
         
        12-27-2011, 08:24 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Can changer for people with a can for a toilet
         
        12-27-2011, 10:46 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    I once had this job where I had to watch 3 loud mouthed children from sun up, til sun down. They would tear through my house like little tornadoes, destroying everything in their path. The worst part is, I didn't get paid.
    Oh wait.... I'm a stay-at-home mom.
         
        12-29-2011, 10:49 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    So since I have a few minutes ill post about one of my bad jobs....

    NOVEL ALERT!

    First I wanna say that I LOVED working at bootbarn, I loved the product, most of my coworkers and my customers were generally pretty awesome (generally.) I just didnt like working FOR them.
    When I got hired I was the second of 3 or 4 new people as lots of changes were being made. They hired one girl purely because she spoke spanish (and she had HUGE tatas..) & of course that was a HUGE flop. I worked her shifts more than I worked my own! I was constantly getting called in on my days off or early, it was really irritating. By a few months in it went from 5 or 6 sales associates to just me and one other person. This happened to me TWICE! I seriously threw up for 5 straight hours at work because there was no one to cover for me and there needed to be atleast 2 people in the store. I would start to ring someone up and have to quit halfway through to run to the back, I've never spent so much time on the ground before. FIVE HOURS, just imagine that for a second.
    So because Boot Barn is pretty lame we went through about 10 sales associates in the time I worked there, 2 managers and 2 assistant managers. The first manager proposed to me, I kid you not. But that's another story and its much more saloon friendly :)The second manager was a serious alcoholic, liked to do nothing more than stroke his beard in the middle of the store & piss off customers. I seriously had so many customers complain to me! On his first day as a manager at my store he had a customer go to corporate to complain about him. So Mr Manager is older, and like I said an alcoholic. Always calling out of work and taking days and days off. So basically long story short Mr Manager gets "hurt" at work and takes a week off, a girl from another store has to come cover his shifts. So before this since BootBarn thought it would be cool to cut me from 40 hrs to 18 with one days notice I got another job and a store in the same complex, I told Mr Manager id need a second job and made it VERY easy on them, making new job work around my hours. I was working 7-1 at one job and 1:10-8:30 at the other. Just enough time to change. So I told Mr Manager what hours I was available but gave him well over 2 weeks to sort out the schedule. So finally after 2 weeks I'm like hey, you can't keep scheduling me when im working my other job, I've showed you which hours im available. So we go through the schedule day by day and I show him what he needs to change and he tells me later that he switched me around with another coworker. Cool. So on a sunday im working at my other job and keep getting calls from the girl that's covering. Turns out he DIDNT talk to my coworker and theres no ones to open, and we're already running late on opening. So I seriously take my lunch at my second job, run over to Bootbarn so we can open and wait till other coworker who had no idea can get there, then hurry back to my other job. Wth. So after Mr Manager gets back from his "injury" leave he calls me into the back and seriously tries to write me up for not being there when he told me he changed the schedule(!!!) and for being consecutively 1 and 2 minutes late. EXCUSE ME! When I was hired I was told it was better to clock in a little late and that we had 5 mins before and after our shift started. So needless to say I said it was a pleasure working for you, adios. & walked out.
         
        12-29-2011, 11:53 AM
      #27
    Started
    Omg love this thread and sorry the op is in a rough spot

    My nightmare of a job was working at a gas station. Our boss was a pervert and hired girls to work during the day and guys for the night shift his gas was always overpriced buy 20 cents but he always got more business. Why you ask , well when girls came to work we had to dress to impress. Short shorts and tang tops in the summer... even were allowed and told to wear bikini's grr.. I quit after that. But besides the boss the main customers were all old man who were perverts. Oh miss can you wash my window, oh miss can you check my oil, oh miss oh miss... god I never hated men so much in my entire life. They did give crazy tips though.. stupid perverted men... just for putting the gas in there car and smiling at them you would get a 20 dollar tip. Average a day was over a 200 dollars in tips..better then minimum wage :) but a**holes none the least.
    mind likes this.
         
        12-29-2011, 06:22 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TKButtermilk    
    So since I have a few minutes ill post about one of my bad jobs....

    NOVEL ALERT!

    First I wanna say that I LOVED working at bootbarn, I loved the product, most of my coworkers and my customers were generally pretty awesome (generally.) I just didnt like working FOR them.
    When I got hired I was the second of 3 or 4 new people as lots of changes were being made. They hired one girl purely because she spoke spanish (and she had HUGE tatas..) & of course that was a HUGE flop. I worked her shifts more than I worked my own! I was constantly getting called in on my days off or early, it was really irritating. By a few months in it went from 5 or 6 sales associates to just me and one other person. This happened to me TWICE! I seriously threw up for 5 straight hours at work because there was no one to cover for me and there needed to be atleast 2 people in the store. I would start to ring someone up and have to quit halfway through to run to the back, I've never spent so much time on the ground before. FIVE HOURS, just imagine that for a second.
    So because Boot Barn is pretty lame we went through about 10 sales associates in the time I worked there, 2 managers and 2 assistant managers. The first manager proposed to me, I kid you not. But that's another story and its much more saloon friendly :)The second manager was a serious alcoholic, liked to do nothing more than stroke his beard in the middle of the store & piss off customers. I seriously had so many customers complain to me! On his first day as a manager at my store he had a customer go to corporate to complain about him. So Mr Manager is older, and like I said an alcoholic. Always calling out of work and taking days and days off. So basically long story short Mr Manager gets "hurt" at work and takes a week off, a girl from another store has to come cover his shifts. So before this since BootBarn thought it would be cool to cut me from 40 hrs to 18 with one days notice I got another job and a store in the same complex, I told Mr Manager id need a second job and made it VERY easy on them, making new job work around my hours. I was working 7-1 at one job and 1:10-8:30 at the other. Just enough time to change. So I told Mr Manager what hours I was available but gave him well over 2 weeks to sort out the schedule. So finally after 2 weeks I'm like hey, you can't keep scheduling me when im working my other job, I've showed you which hours im available. So we go through the schedule day by day and I show him what he needs to change and he tells me later that he switched me around with another coworker. Cool. So on a sunday im working at my other job and keep getting calls from the girl that's covering. Turns out he DIDNT talk to my coworker and theres no ones to open, and we're already running late on opening. So I seriously take my lunch at my second job, run over to Bootbarn so we can open and wait till other coworker who had no idea can get there, then hurry back to my other job. Wth. So after Mr Manager gets back from his "injury" leave he calls me into the back and seriously tries to write me up for not being there when he told me he changed the schedule(!!!) and for being consecutively 1 and 2 minutes late. EXCUSE ME! When I was hired I was told it was better to clock in a little late and that we had 5 mins before and after our shift started. So needless to say I said it was a pleasure working for you, adios. & walked out.
    Wow! THAT would be the definition of a REALLY bad job. What would they have done if you just told them no, since it wasn't your mistake?
         
        12-29-2011, 06:24 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kait18    
    omg love this thread and sorry the op is in a rough spot

    My nightmare of a job was working at a gas station. Our boss was a pervert and hired girls to work during the day and guys for the night shift his gas was always overpriced buy 20 cents but he always got more business. Why you ask , well when girls came to work we had to dress to impress. Short shorts and tang tops in the summer... even were allowed and told to wear bikini's grr.. I quit after that. But besides the boss the main customers were all old man who were perverts. Oh miss can you wash my window, oh miss can you check my oil, oh miss oh miss... god I never hated men so much in my entire life. They did give crazy tips though.. stupid perverted men... just for putting the gas in there car and smiling at them you would get a 20 dollar tip. Average a day was over a 200 dollars in tips..better then minimum wage :) but a**holes none the least.
    Oh gosh... as terrible as that job sounds I chuckled a little thinking of a 'hooters' style gas station!
         
        12-29-2011, 06:36 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    I worked as a receptionist and bookkeeper for a Print Shop my first year in college. The other 3 employees (all creepy guys) chain smoked, drank beer and leered at me all day long. The only time any of them was even remotely sober is when the owner's wife was going to visit that day.

    Oh and a beyond weirdo, creepy, icky salesman "worked" there. He claimed to be an independent broker but in reality he ONLY booked jobs with this print shop and sat in the backroom at this print shop lying through his teeth about being "at his office but would stop by the print shop and check on their print job".

    The police came by one morning looking for the salesman who had apparently destroyed a hotel room during a drunken binge and sexually assaulted a maid at the hotel.

    Such a wonderful job for a 17yr old girl! They did pay me very, very well and I had next to no actual "work" as the drunks never managed to get many customers. I did a ton of needlepoint, cross-stitch and reading along with billing the very rare customer or answering a random phone call. They finally laid me off, the owner's wife decided she wanted some fat, ugly, old broad instead of me!!
         

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