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#1 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

I create this topic, mainly because I am going on a job search soon and I feel like this is a good topic to vent a bit of my real life tragedy a bit. (LONG LONG STORY... which I will never post here. For obvious reasons of this being the internet.)

One job I would NEVER want to be in, is being a Vet at a hospital for animals. Now sure, animals are awesome, and taking care of them is fucking awesome. But... there is a near 100% chance that YOU will have to be the one to end these poor animals lives inside that place. That... to me, is so freaking heartbreaking that I wouldn't last past the first poor animal dying in a chamber... Jesus this is making me sad talking about this.

I think this stems from the fact that I had a great dog dying on me in my childhood and... she had to be put down... sorry if this stirs many unpleasant memories everyone... I am just being honest in the fact that I would even take crab fishing and being in the military working on living people as a medic more than I EVER would as a vet... I know, hypocritical. But... when an animal stares at you... in that chamber... it destroys a part of your soul seeing it happen...

What is the one job you would NEVER want to work in?

#2 Posted by JasonR86 (9372 posts) -

I can only imagine that giving any answer will lead to a negative response from some GB member who has the job in question.

#3 Posted by ohnobruno (85 posts) -

I'm scared of heights and even this video makes me nauseous.

#4 Posted by Hunkulese (2526 posts) -

@Jay444111: What a weird choice.

#5 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -
#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (34594 posts) -

Whatever your job is.

#7 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

Any job that requires me to work with dead livestock, especially a slaughterhouse. Killing animals for a living would kill my soul,

A hospital job of any sort. Working with dying people, especially children would just crush me. I admire people who do it a lot, but I just couldn't cope.

A theme for me would be anything to do with death is not for me.

#8 Edited by Zacagawea (1569 posts) -

What a puss.

#9 Posted by Turambar (6484 posts) -

Let's go with an easy one.  Firefighter.  I am a pussy and do not want to put my life in danger for a living.

#10 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4655 posts) -

Most of them.

#11 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6936 posts) -
#12 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

A salesman. I believe there is a special place in hell for the majority of salesmen.

#13 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19150 posts) -

Anything in medicine.

#14 Posted by Loyal_Dragoon (118 posts) -

Middle Eastern Dictator.

There's just something about revolts that I could never handle...

#15 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -

@Contrarian said:

A hospital job of any sort. Working with dying people, especially children would just crush me. I admire people who do it a lot, but I just couldn't cope.

I'm going with this as well.

#16 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -
#17 Posted by iPliskin (117 posts) -

A non-muslim person in Nigeria http://j.mp/ypOpHr, what a lovely, peaceful and tolerant ideology.

#18 Edited by Rohok (550 posts) -

I'd hate to do anything non-Military related, except teach or work as a historian in a museum or something.

#19 Posted by BombcastGoldthwait (247 posts) -

Editorial Director for gamespot, because, you know.

#20 Posted by AnxiousTube (172 posts) -

I don't want to do anything that involves killing someone, or something, in reality, and sitting behind a computer with an excel spread sheet open. I hate math, although I recognize it's use in our modern day society, it's just not for me. I love acting and writing so that's the path that I want to head down.

#21 Posted by iam3green (14388 posts) -

customer service person or anything to do with people. i don't like too many people and yeah.

#22 Posted by eugenesaxe (199 posts) -

Street policeman. Your life is on the line every time you punch in, and you get very little visible respect/appreciation for doing a seriously dangerous job.

#23 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

Fucking retail is the worst fucking job you'll take. If you know something about electronics and work at a Best Buy or something, that's probably ok, but like a department store, where you don't get commission, where the place is filthy, the customers ornery, you're constantly having to clean up and fold and fold and fold and fold and fold...

Horrible. I think I'd rather work at a fast food joint.

#24 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Why do you use ellipses so much?

#25 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

Any job where I have to sit in a desk all day

#26 Posted by Questionable (619 posts) -

No jobs come to mind, there are some companys i would never want to work for tough.

Companys that treat employees as a resource they can hire and sac on a wim without taking into account that person's working experience or value to the company.

Companys where half the parking slots are always open but only high ranked members may park while the common folk have to walk a minimum of 10 minutes to the nearest lot

Companys where the only way to survive is to adopt the mindset of a lemming,

Seriously the Dutch KPN (the largest telecom/ISP here) is the most vile company i have ever worked for and i will never set a foot in that company ever again

#27 Posted by me3639 (1607 posts) -

So many jokes, so little time... but for a response i am most related i would say truck driver. As someone who has know been in the transportation business for over 20 years, unless you are a super hero, do not become a truck driver.

#28 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2028 posts) -

@me3639 said:

So many jokes, so little time... but for a response i am most related i would say truck driver. As someone who has know been in the transportation business for over 20 years, unless you are a super hero, do not become a truck driver.

What would my power have to be?

#29 Posted by me3639 (1607 posts) -
@HaltIamReptar
 
The power to never sleep.
#30 Posted by BadNews (490 posts) -

I am constantly telling people who come to gamestop that they don't want to work at gamestop. So many people apply everyday not knowing the horror it really is. At least at mall stores. They just put some new rules in for this year. Not picking up a game that is reserved by your pay period results in a write up. Employees are not allowed to reserve more than 10 games. Employees can not cancel their reservations. Games that are not picked up by customers who reserved them count as a cancellation to the person who sold the reservation. That leads to bad numbers and bad numbers leads to termination. We must now, in this specific order, pitch subscriptions, free cards, reservations, guarantees, customer service survey, and trades each transaction and no transaction is meant to take longer than one minute. Also now we must personally call and mark every person who has reserved any game and pitch trade promotions to each customer. Also hours are being cut drastically so even at the busiest stores the average full time employee will get about 20 hours. Part timers won't work or only get around 4 to 8 hours a week. At least that is what was the last information I received.

Some old rules that were terrible were if you reserved a special edition as an employee then if the store doesn't receive enough copies, you forfeit your special edition to customers.

I could go on forever but this isn't that kind of thread.

Online
#31 Posted by dudeglove (7246 posts) -

"Content Manager" for Google. Basically involves looking at penises for $15 an hour.

Never work in a call center. Ever.

#32 Posted by Vexxan (4598 posts) -

Customer support at any company.

#33 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:

@Contrarian said:

A hospital job of any sort. Working with dying people, especially children would just crush me. I admire people who do it a lot, but I just couldn't cope.

I'm going with this as well.

I'm with those two
#34 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.

#35 Posted by Z3RO180 (228 posts) -

avoid the cheackouts in any supermarcket....soul destroying....

#36 Posted by Dunchad (460 posts) -

@ohnobruno:

Holy fucking jesus. I get vertigo when standing on a chair - that video is fucked up and it made my palms sweat like mad. Yeah, definitely no jobs that include scaffolding or climbing gear.

Also, telemarketing is pretty horrible. I quit after 2 weeks because I just felt shitty after work every day.

#37 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -

Eh, I work in customer support at a small-ish IT company. It's not bad. I answer the phone and respond to emails all day. There are no quotas, I'm not being monitored, and there aren't any ridiculous policies in the company. It's fine.
 
2 things I'd never want to do though, is telemarketing and working in a big call center. We just got a new sales guy, and his job for the next week is to call 200 different companies and sell our products to them. Fuck that.

#38 Posted by S0ndor (2715 posts) -

Call-centre. Everyone I know who has ever worked at one says it's the absolute worst. Even people who are good at the job usually quit after a few months to save their sanity.

#39 Posted by Moreau_MD (402 posts) -

The God-Emperor of Mankind. I don't think I could handle the pressure...

#40 Posted by Galiant (2163 posts) -
#41 Posted by Talis12 (488 posts) -

anything with fish.. cant stand the taste of fish, but the smell is even worse.. people that work in one of those fish stands can shower 3 times a day for the next 6 weeks and still not get rid of the oder

#42 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

Anything that involves picking up shit with my hands on a daily basis.

#43 Posted by Fajita_Jim (1463 posts) -

You know when it's 100 degrees outside and you're driving past some road construction and you see those guys in orange vests spreading steaming asphalt out with shovels?
 
That.

#44 Posted by Joker369 (858 posts) -

Anything in medicine. I couldn't handle people dying being a part of my job. Props to the people who do it, just not for me.

#45 Posted by MikkaQ (10224 posts) -

Prostitution, probably wouldn't want to sleep with older women for money. For freshly baked cookies though, HELL YEAH!

#46 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@sideshow said:

anything with fish.. cant stand the taste of fish, but the smell is even worse.. people that work in one of those fish stands can shower 3 times a day for the next 6 weeks and still not get rid of the oder

Oh, c'mon! The smell of fish is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  
 
@MikkaQ said:

Prostitution, probably wouldn't want to sleep with older women for money. For freshly baked cookies though, HELL YEAH!

Older women would be the least of your problems. 
 
Also, i would hate to masturbate animals, or be the janitor of a motel and shit like that.
#47 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

I'd hate to work as a fisherman for crab in Alaska.
#48 Posted by Doctorchimp (4063 posts) -

Minimum Wage

#49 Edited by baconbits33 (1156 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Contrarian said:

A hospital job of any sort. Working with dying people, especially children would just crush me. I admire people who do it a lot, but I just couldn't cope.

I'm going with this as well.

I used to think this along with my bro, but he became a combat medic for the Army, and told me it's freakin amazing. I signed up for it, looking forward to the experience, and conquering that fear.

#50 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@baconbits33 said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Contrarian said:

A hospital job of any sort. Working with dying people, especially children would just crush me. I admire people who do it a lot, but I just couldn't cope.

I'm going with this as well.

I used to think this along with my bro, but he became a combat medic for the Army, and told me it's freakin amazing. I signed up for it, looking forward to the experience, and conquering that fear.

I think we all have a deep reserve of strength to step up and conquer our fears if we wish to tap into it. I am sure you will soar to great heights. Good luck.