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I definitely do not want to be any sort of delivery driver such as UPS, FedEx, etc. Imagine you have a deadline like no other; the package has to be delivered on time and you are stuck in traffic. Also imagine that you have to deliver a heavy, bulky package to the front door, but the house has a fence blocking the way that is locked. Now imagine cold, wet rain pouring down on you and the package. That has to be one of the worse jobs (for me) to have. Doing that every single day has got to be painful, both mentally and physically.
Last edited by mindwaves; Nov 29, 2017 at 03:20 AM.
Another job is being a teacher in a low-income area. Students living in such areas do not really pay attention to classes, talk a lot, be rude or racist to the teacher, and don't do their homework. Multiply that by a 100 by the time that the students are in high school complete with everyone using their phones, being truant, etc. I used to be a substitute teacher at such schools, and I dread working in those schools. I ended up only subbing at better schools.
End result for such students is doing (and failing) adding and subtracting negative numbers still in 11th grade.
Last edited by mindwaves; Nov 29, 2017 at 03:25 AM.
About once a month, I get a cold call. It starts off with a guy representing the fraternal order of retired policemen or something like that.
The gist. Police get decent pay, along with amazing immunity from consequences. Benefits, medical, actual pensions in addition to social security. After they retire, they have a call center try everyone in the phone directory. Or just try every possible number. I'm not sure which. If someone picks up, the call worker begs for donations to supplement police retirements. Considering the income spectrum of the population today, most of the people they reach will have lesser income and much lower benefits than they enjoy.
Usually I hang up. But once they hit me at the wrong moment, and I ripped into the schmuck. Told him to have some pride, and stop begging for more. Mostly from people living more poorly than him. He protested that it wasn't him personally.
The minimum-wage worker, cold-calling everyone to beg for money. The guy I ripped into. I would hate to have his job.
Last edited by reader50; Nov 29, 2017 at 07:14 AM.
My first job as a kid was installing asbestos fencing (in Australia, in summer). Every day started with digging a 2ft deep trench around a house block (using a shovel - none of this mechanical wizardry), then placing the asbestos sheeting in the trench, drill through, bolt together, backfill trench. Protection? A bit of sunscreen.
But I'd rather do that than work in an abattoir. Close call though.