Quite a few questions in the que, but today I wanted to go with one I’ve been wanting to ask since the beginning. A pretty basic one, but there’s always some great stories that go along with it.
Worse job you’ve ever had, and the worst moment.
For your scribe, it was when I was 17. My friend use to be a dishwasher at this hole-in-the-wall Chinese resturant, and he was quitting. Well, he offered me up the gig and I said sure, as a favor to him. It was a favor because he couldn’t quit and start this job he really wanted until they found a replacement.
I was hesitant because I’m a bit of a germaphobe. I like things clean. I especially have a problem with food related illness, like e-coli, or salmonella. So, imagine my joy when the first thing they have me do is scrape frozen blood, mold, and discarded meat off the freezer floor. Or be told to just rinse out this tub that had been holding uncooked meat for hours with only water. Which would then hold rice. Anyway, the worst moment came when one particular, after helping to kill a GIANT sized rat in the kitchen, one of the cooks decides he wants to play a CD, of some absolutely God-awful Chinese pop-music. And there’s only one song he likes, and he plays it over and over and over, literally for hours. I was covered in blood, and all sorts of fantastic things, in this God-forsaken place that was 95-100 degrees inside, listening to this atrocious music. Later, everyone was on an hour break, and I asked if I could listen to some of my music, well that was instantly vetoed. Thankfully, my request reminded him that he hadn’t listened to his song in a while.
Also, while working 10-12 hour days isn’t bad, I wasn’t eating. I didn’t feel clean, or safe to eat anything until I could get home and take a shower. Needless to say I quit that job after 4 days. Funny thing was, when I told them I quit, they said “We thought you already quit? Got your friend to take over?”. They thought I was my friend, who’d been working there for 2 years. We didn’t look a like at all.
How say you?