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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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Working at a Well Known Pizza Chain

First off I've been through manager shuffle more times then I like to admit. Time and time again it boils down to my general manager breaking due to the demand of working 60+ hrs a week, 6 days a wee…More

Worst Job in the World Award Goes to...

On top of this we are the hardest working team that saves the most money yet are treated the worst with more and more and more work being piled on top of us daily as other departments see us as the s…More

Our children's future aren't worth much!

With all my experience i was only offered $10 an hour at 38 years of age. I thought to myself that will be fine... once they see how reliable, competent, and crafty I was....that would change. It did…More

Worst company in America to work for!

Simple: The company pays their employees minimum wage and very, very, very rarely gives anyone a raise. Employees could work there for over five years and not get a raise. The company never evaluates…More

Wants to Walk Out; Feels He Can't

So summing the two worst jobs as I type, I actually think they might be on an even keel as worse jobs. Being told you are little more than worthless when you know you are not and not treated properly…More

Boss Was Sexist, Racist, and Lazy

My HR Manager was the worst! He sat on 2 sexual harassment complaints without investigating. He told me we couldn't possibly hire an African American sales manager for a particular region, because he…More

Nasty Managers a Surprise

The managers seemed like they were competing with each other, putting me in the middle. It was horrible. I'd never been spoken to in such a condescending way. It was awful. They would constantly ques…More

Worst Daycare Job with Uncaring Coworkers

What was so bad is that I had taken all these college courses on positive discipline and democratic/pro-social teaching styles. I learned all about all these ways to be respectful and kind to childre…More

Physically Demanding and Not Supported

You work long hours 12 -14 hour days driving around in triple digit heat with no AC in the truck. Customers degrade you by talking to you like you are a child or just being outright racist by some of…More

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

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