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Old 04-30-2023, 08:28 PM
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Unfortunately I’ve never had a bad job. I’ve had 2 jobs in my life post college. My last job lasted 31y (Moved to California for the job) until I retired last year. The employer benefits were unbelievable.
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Old 04-30-2023, 10:20 PM
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I currently teach Physics, so working with teenagers has up and downs, but is never boring!!

I had two jobs that tie for worst, but in different ways. The first one was when I was in college, my senior year. I worked at a restaurant for my husband's uncle. He was super pervy. When a girl worked alone in the afternoons, he would call her back to his office, pull her on his lap, then fondle her. Being a college kid at the time, I didn't know how to handle it. My husband didn't believe that his wonderful, rich uncle would do these things. I found another job with better hours and more pay, and used that as an excuse to leave the family business. My husband and I divorced a few years later.

My other bad job was working in a school for a principal who was a bully. She drive most of the good people out her first year. Many people were suicidal and having breakdowns. Her higher-ups thought she was wonderful for "cleaning house." I left at the end of the year for a better work environment.
Wow! This is crazy! I never have been able to understand how assholes end up in positions of power. They strive for those positions for that very reason, to bully people in lower positions. Drives me nuts.
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Old 05-01-2023, 07:06 AM
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Wow! This is crazy! I never have been able to understand how assholes end up in positions of power. They strive for those positions for that very reason, to bully people in lower positions. Drives me nuts.
Because they don't act like assholes to the people who choose the administrators. They suck up to them.
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Old 05-01-2023, 11:20 AM
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People at the top of professions are like senior officers in the military. They have all the education and book knowledgeÖbut either 1) theyíve never actually done the job personally or 2) they did the job, but it was so long ago that they donít remember the day to day details and how it REALLY was.

(Also true for a lot of Directors of NursingÖthe only ones Iíve met who really got it were the ones who actually went on the floor to help out when we were short staffed. Amazingly, they were much more understanding after that lol!)
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Old 05-01-2023, 12:46 PM
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Some folks just want power but lack principle. I donít respect people like that. I never have. Iíve always respected or not respected the person behind the title.
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Old 05-01-2023, 05:23 PM
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Because they don't act like assholes to the people who choose the administrators. They suck up to them.
Iím not sure how it is in the field of education but when one person is causing problems like that in peoples lives, at FedEx that would be a serious HR issue and would be dealt with immediately.

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Some folks just want power but lack principle. I donít respect people like that. I never have. Iíve always respected or not respected the person behind the title.
I couldnít agree more.
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Old 05-01-2023, 05:50 PM
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I’m not sure how it is in the field of education but when one person is causing problems like that in peoples lives, at FedEx that would be a serious HR issue and would be dealt with immediately.
I wish! They're often really good buddies with their superiors. In one district where I taught, administrators had a wife-swapping group and they were pretty open about it because they knew they'd never get in trouble.
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Old 05-01-2023, 09:02 PM
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Telephone solicitation for carpet cleaning services. Only lasted two weeks as it was a horrible job. Met another person my first day on the job and we hit it off. She only made it three weeks. Just over a year later she became my sorority sister.
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Telephone solicitation for carpet cleaning services. Only lasted two weeks as it was a horrible job. Met another person my first day on the job and we hit it off. She only made it three weeks. Just over a year later she became my sorority sister.
I did telephone solicitation once. The manager tried to talk me out of it, saying that I was "too smart" for the job. After one night, I agreed with her. I called to tell her that I would not be in again, and she could keep the last night's pay which was due to me.

The most disgusting job was for a county row office. I lasted 3 years, although that seems impossible to me now. The last straw was when the County Officer/Politician told me that his friend really "liked" me, and I was to cozy up to Politician's Friend. I refused. When he pushed, I gave notice, and had my father pick me up after work to that last, horrible week.
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Old 05-01-2023, 10:11 PM
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I totally forgot about the job I had at Auntie Anneís Soft Pretzels. I think I was like.. either a senior in high school or a freshman in undergrad. But, I didnít even last a full shift. I went to lunch and I didnít come back. I learned how to make giant pretzels though.
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Old 05-01-2023, 10:37 PM
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I wish! They're often really good buddies with their superiors. In one district where I taught, administrators had a wife-swapping group and they were pretty open about it because they knew they'd never get in trouble.
In the field of education? Wow, thatís crazy and unheard of. I can believe it though.
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I totally forgot about the job I had at Auntie Anneís Soft Pretzels. I think I was like.. either a senior in high school or a freshman in undergrad. But, I didnít even last a full shift. I went to lunch and I didnít come back. I learned how to make giant pretzels though.
Lmao! Why didnít you at least give a notice? Those pretzels are good as hell though. Did they at least give employees discounts on the pretzels?
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Old 05-01-2023, 10:48 PM
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Lmao! Why didn’t you at least give a notice? Those pretzels are good as hell though. Did they at least give employees discounts on the pretzels?
I don’t know, I just didn’t want to be there. When they gave me an apron and a sun visor with a picture of a pretzel on it, I was like… “I’m not doing this. I just can’t.”

No, the pretzels were free. I remember I took a “glazin raisin” pretzel with me to eat on my 30 minute lunch and like around 10 minutes into it, I left.
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Old 05-01-2023, 10:55 PM
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I donít know, I just didnít want to be there. When they gave me an apron and a sun visor with a picture of a pretzel on it, I was likeÖ ďIím not doing this. I just canít.Ē

No, the pretzels were free. I remember I took a ďglazin raisinĒ pretzel with me to eat on my 30 minute lunch and like around 10 minutes into it, I left.
Lmaoooooo!!!!! You told them that? I never had the raisin pretzels there. I always get the jalapeŮo ones. What were the raisin pretzels like?

CG you are funny as hell! Lol!!!
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Old 05-01-2023, 11:00 PM
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Lmaoooooo!!!!! You told them that? I never had the raisin pretzels there. I always get the jalapeŮo ones. What were the raisin pretzels like?

CG you are funny as hell! Lol!!!
No, I said that in my mind.

Theyíre like a regular plain pretzel with glaze and raisins on it. I like the glaze but I donít like raisins so I picked the raisins out.
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Old 05-01-2023, 11:03 PM
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No, I said that in my mind.

They’re like a regular plain pretzel with glaze and raisins on it. I like the glaze but I don’t like raisins so I picked the raisins out.
Lmfao!!!! @ your description and the mental image of you doing that. Loool!!!!
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