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Reader Stories: Readers Share Stories About Their Worst Job - Ever


At some point in most careers, you will have had a job that you hated. No matter whether your worst job offered you lousy or distasteful work, a boss you hated, or difficult coworkers who constantly undermined you or complained, you remember the job as your worst job - ever. Perhaps the company was archaic or the company's mission just didn't appeal to you as important or exciting. Whatever your reason, the job has stuck in your memory as your worst job - ever. Readers have shared these stories about their worst jobs. Please share your worst job experience.

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Papa Johns = Worst Ever Company to Work at...

Let me start by saying that they do not care AT ALL about their employees. I have been told by different district operators that, and I quote, "I don't care about anyone here but the general managers…More

Worst Job: I Have to Pick Just One?

In the case of the first one the work was gross and demeaning, I care too much about people in general to serve them food that was on the floor. The oldest person on staff was the 19 year old manager…More

My Worst Job with a Law Firm

I was hoping to gain some experience working at a law firm before I applied to law school. I had always had well-paying and fun jobs while in college (I know, I completely lucked out). I knew I had t…More

Worst Job in a Workplace Looking for Cheap Labor

After a year, I was so overwhelmed even after explaining I had too much to do. Then, my critically ill child (she is a Make-A-Wish Foundation child) went into the hospital for 2 weeks and when I retu…More

Dishonest, Bad Management Destroys Dream Job

My job description stated that I was a pharmacy technician, but I was treated like a cashier. They told me I needed to complete my computer training... made sense. After 1 month, I realized they were…More

Time for Change

I have been out of work for almost a year now and shared my story back then. It is called Managers Desk Vacant. What I have learned is that future employers are concerned about past employment. The …More

Pork Processing Plant Clean Up

Rotten meat smell at the end of the shift was right after our lunch break. Very cold even with thermals, jeans and insulated coveralls. The supervisors were always criticizing us, they are nastier th…More

Owner Was a Harasser, and More

The owner of the company repeatedly made inappropriate advances to me personally and made inappropriate public comments (which he treated as jokes) to the rest of the staff about being with me and ot…More

Bad Boss Ignored Company Policy

The manager I had was magic to watch with most customers. This was a Durable Medical Equipment Company, so reps in the field would visit physicians, who in turn would refer patients for our services,…More

Bad, Abusive Boss at a Bank

I was not exactly a 'crack' bank teller since I'm not a numbers person, but what made it so awful was management, all of them, not just my immediate boss. They did everything possible to belittle me.…More

Zoo Intern Has Abusive Supervisor

Having to put up with the constant verbal abuse every day from the supervisor. She would scream at the interns for no good reason. As an example, we were counting t-shirts for our summer campers, and…More

Coloring Bubbles in a Student Testing Office

You know those scantron bubble forms that you use to mark your answers on certain tests? Well, my job as a student assistant for the university's testing office was to look over every single scantron…More

Bi-polar Bully

I worked for a bi-polar alcoholic who didn't take any meds for it. You could actually watch him work himself up into a fit of rage and then push everything off his desk and start yelling for no reaso…More

Professor Was Worse Than a Bully: He Was a Cheat

The nature of the job was to ensure compliance by the institution with a government research grant and contract. It soon became clear that the Prof. had his own agenda and that the expectation was fo…More

Manager's Desk Vacant - No One Home

My worst job I ever had was with a boss who was not at work a lot. Always making excuses about why she had to leave, but was really out running around with her girlfriends or her mother or out shopp…More

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