Best Job/Worst Job

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    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    My sister is a nurse in a care home looking after dementia patients, I honestly don't know how she does it, but she loves her job. I too enjoy window cleaning and reckon its the best job going, but some people would dislike working outside in all weathers. I've got friends who work in factories and offices, they get well paid and seem happy doing what they do, but it wouldn't suit me. So have you the best job,or do you hate it ?
     
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    I love my job.

    Mainly because I haven't got one.
     
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    What was your profession before you retired ?
     
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    My mate who worked for the council as a gardener retired at 58. He doesn't miss his job at all and wishes he'd retired earlier. We were talking about retirement in the pub on Saturday, most said they wouldn't know what to with their time if they jacked in work, most are in their fifties. I'd miss a few customers I reckon, but I can adapt quickly so I'd be okay as long as I kept occupied etc.
     
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    I thought i'd got the best job ever when I was an apprentice. It seemed just like an extension to school. Lots of stuff to learn, but lots of "play" time too with mates. 1 morning every week was football, 1 day at college. Regular inter company apprentice competitions where we would use part of the week "training" for them, volley ball, canoeing etc. Lots of trips to other "group" companies like Slazenger. Pay was rubbish, but better than nothing. Great days.
     
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    Loved working at the Odeon as a student. Good people, all the films I could want, free hotdogs at the end of the night. Never felt like working.

    Hated working in the Cahoot call center as a student: shitty customers, ridiculous targets, boring as fuck. They did overpay me by several thousand pounds though so can't complain.
     
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    My job was bearable, never enjoyed it, but didn't hate it, money was good too, it didn't effect my outside life so I was happy enough with it. Been moved to a new site, doing same job but I absolutely hate it, now, can't wait to get out of there now and actively looking for a new job, going to uni is most likely though.
     
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    Anyone ever done a paper round ? I did it as a youngster down Walsgrave, absolutely loved it. Nice and early, and any football magazines in my bag I'd have a sneaky read before pushing it through the letterbox. I see pensioners about still doing paper rounds, as it is a good way to keep fit and active. I wonder if you get paid ?
     
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    Yes BBR, I used to have a paper-round from the age of 13 (1984) up to the start of my apprenticeship at 16, Pilgrims newsagents on Beake Avenue.

    Loved Xmas time, as I would post Xmas-cards with the paper, then the generous customers used to leave a quid or 2 with a return card, which was sellotaped to the knocker!
    Trusting, different times :emoji_innocent:
     
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    I can't stand Christmas but on my job many of my customers give me a tip at that time of the year, some generous too. So I do enjoy that part of the festive period !
     
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    I used to do morning and night, loved it as a first job. Used to read all the transfer rumours in all the papers in the morning then come in to school with all the gossip.

    Delivered around Beechwood Gardens in Earlsdon and found that the nicer the house the smaller the tip! Daily Mail readers were always tight as well!
     
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    I had a paper round in Coundon, had to deliver to this house where the old boy who lived there would always open his door and watch me bend down and post it through his porch door, the pervert. Never once received a tip from any of my round. Love that round though, as my mate was doing a round from another store and we both went round together as the houses were all next to each other.
     
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    My daughter's best friend does a paper round. Only has to deliver 6 papers per day and she gets paid £20 a week.
     
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    Blimey!! Gis a job!
     
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    Yeah, thinking the same thing. Only takes her 20-25 mins a day.
     
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    When I had a bigger round and had to go collecting on a Friday night, to get the money off those that weren't in when I cleaned them, I would take my young son, and my young step daughter with me, and I'd tell them which houses to knock, and then they'd bring me the money. They were that good at this I'd give them a few quid each, and buy them fish and chips. They both remember this as they're both in their thirties now, and they say they loved these Friday nights. I never thought much of it back then, but it shows you never forget earning a few bob do you as a kid !
     
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    Sports and dance school - Teaching the next generation. Best job in the world.
    Parties and events - Meet loads of different people. Travel. All good.
    Sports management and marketing - Too much paperwork. Race meetings get a bit tedious. Too much politics. Don't do as much of it now.
     
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    I worked at UHCW as a supervisor in tthe Booking Centre. Main task was arranging appointments for suspected cancer patients that had to be seen or within 14 days of GP refferal.

    Probably the best of jobs and worst of jobs in one.
     
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    Never had a paper round but was always scheming with mates to earn a few pennies. Tried selling eggs door to door, potato picking (back-breaking work for £1 - loads of us kids picked up in the back of a lorry outside Bell Green Precinct), collecting newspaper - had to get a ton I seem to remember my parents' back room almost full to the ceiling, tried window cleaning but heavy wooden ladders then and I didn't like heights. My main job as a schoolboy was collecting milk money for a dairy which was somewhere near the Green Man pub on Hall Green. Hard to believe now that as a 14 year old boy I went alone to blocks of flats in Bell Green with my leather satchel full of money - it was all cash in those days and my first week was when we went decimal in 1971 so loads of hassle from the old folk who couldn't abide the new coins and thought they were being ripped off. I remember one house that (unbeknown to me) was paying off a large debt in instalments - usually the wife answered the door and gave me the money but this one time the husband answered and was furious at the amount and demanded to see my ledger - turns out the wife hadn't told him that she had run up this debt. Cue lots of shouting and me beating a hasty retreat.
     
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    Also carol singing, penny for the guying, and bob-a-job week but obviously all seasonal. Collecting Corona bottles for the deposit was a good little earner.
     
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    Yep. Henley Green. Did very well with tips at Christmas.
     
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    The only money I earned was singing in the church choir. We used to get two shillings and sixpence for doing weddings.

    I would go straight over to Ward's newsagents and buy ex jukebox records.
     
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    Had paper round mornings, evening and delivering the pink on Saturdays, negotiated Saturday afternoons off eventually to go Highfield Road , then got the sack for missing to many Pink delivery rounds.
     
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    I am actually living in a block of flats in Bell Green precinct, You wouldn't want to come round in the evenings with money on you now ! Shit hole. Glad when they knock the flats down, which hopefully will be sooner than later.
     
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    Best job - McDonalds in Cross Cheaping as a kid (16-18). Worked with loads of school friends, was a brilliant time. Straight out on the beer after close. Some real oddbods used to visit there on weekend nights!

    Worst - Picker at Safeways warehouse up at Prologis Park as a temp job. I went in on my second week and was told I’d be doing a double shift by the manager because the first shift had underpicked due to a mechanical issue with the site. I walked straight out. Thankless work ran by little Hitlers.

    Also, paper round as soon as I could as a kid. Paul’s paper shop on Parkgate Rd, 100 papers morning and afternoon. Xmas tips were brilliant!
     
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    Went to university and got a ridiculous degree that will never help and now I work as a project analysis for a bank, basically figure out if the ideas the higher ups make are goos ones.


    The answer is always no.

    Job pays well, afford me plenty of down time, no weekends and best of all, I work in the centre of brum so plenty of footy banter.


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    Teaching is one of the most up and down jobs about. There are times when you can't believe you're being paid for what you do and others when you're being paid nowhere near enough. It beats working in laboratory fume hoods until stupid o'clock any day of the week though.
     
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    I also worked for pilgrims but left because I couldn’t commit to going in to work as I was missing to much after school sports. Used to like the mornings picked up the papers went home for breakfast and sat and read the papers then delivered them. Had a job delivering the free papers for a while but that was just back breaking.
     
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    Worked in sales for years but after a couple of shitty jobs packed it in, first one got head hunted with promises that the owner was taking a step back and I would get his accounts once I started they just wanted me to go and get new business and he kept his accounts I took my customers with me and that was what they wanted and got rid of me after a eighteen months fat knob head I hope he dies.
    Next one worked for a friend or should I say ex friend it was cold calling I used to hate every minute of it and my sales manager was a bully hours were to long and the money was bad when they got rid of me I cheered.

    I now work for ups and it started off as a nice job unloading lorries four hours a night (but back breaking) been promoted and now work full time in revenue recovery/protection sounds more exiting than it is but the money is ok but start at 5.30pm and today finished at 2.49am so always tired as I will be awake at 8am at the latest.
     
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    I've had 2 careers, the first in IT and the 2nd in catering/customer service roles and in both I never seem to spend more than 3 years in any job. I have been in my current job 5 years working in a cafe at the side of a loch and I thought I would work another 3 years until I'm 60 then retire but still do the odd day and then a month ago I suddenly got fed up and resigned & leave at the end of the month. I have got something else lined up already so hopefully it will see me through till I retire at 60.
    My 2 joint worst jobs were both in IT, 1 as a contractor at Transco in Hinckley where there was about 20 of us doing year 2000 testing with enough work for about 5 of us and most of the time there was nothing to do and I was bored and the other was at a company in Lancaster where I hated the work, manager & the travel and left after 6 months.
     
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    I went to the job centre and saw an advert for a Gynecological assistant. I asked for the details and was told I was expected to shave the pubic hair off then rub cream all over the shaved area and the salary was £100,000 pa. I said I'll take it and they told me I'd need to go to Glasgow. I said no problem if that's where the job is and they said ….













    wait for it ….













    dad joke punchline coming ….




















    No it's the end of the applicants queue!

    Coat please!!!! :)
     
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    Or maybe a better delivery of.

    'You have to go to Glasgow.'

    'Oh, I thought the the job was in Reading.'

    'It is, but that's where the queue starts.'
     
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    Seems that 2/6d was a standard rate, Otis. I got the same for being in the choir at weddings. The best earner that I had was working on the track at the Bees on race nights. Got in free, best view in the stadium and paid ten bob each time.
     
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