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Posted By: Becky In Response To: Re: my current job IS the worst job ever (Steve MacLellan)
Friday, 24 March 2006, at 10:25 a.m.
In Response To: Re: my current job IS the worst job ever (Steve MacLellan)
Thanks Steve. I guess I didn't mean that it was the worst job ever, I meant that this is one of the worst jobs that I have ever had. I'm currently working right now but I am hiding out at home because I know my boss came in at noon today. I'm a community representative for a buffet (which shall remain nameless) which basically means I go out into the community and participate in my city's events to increase the guest count of the restaurant. I do have the freedom to leave the restaurant during my shifts to search for new events or to distribute the restaurant menus to companies. In a month, the other community rep and I need to do a total of 20 events which equals 100 points. Right now we are in the beginning of the third week and we have done 12 events, which means that we are right where we should be. But, nothing is EVER good enough for my boss. Every time I work he lectures me about not making good use of my time even though I am scheduling and going to all these events. Our marketing tools consist of a mascot costume, free meal passes, stickers and balloons. The other week, he lectured me for a half hour because I told him that some businesses, churches and schools just don't want to be involved with a restaurant. A lot of places say "What's in it for us? You're promoting your restaurant but what are we getting out of it by having you come here?" When I told him that he became irate and started babbling about how we're providing them with entertainment and free meals. He told me if I really thought that negatively, then I would never make it in the world of marketing. Nice, huh? I was being realistic, not pessimistic. He also expects us to do things off the clock, like research events on the internet the night before (because there is no internet access at the restaurant), then when we get to work the next day, we're supposed to call the places right away. I know there are worse jobs, but for what this pays and the unnecessary lecturing that I have to put up with, it isn't worth it. It also isn't worth it because I don't have a car, so every time I schedule an event, I have to find a ride. This is especially difficult because no one ever wants to dress up as the mascot and a lot of other people in the restaurant also don't have cars. Sorry, didn't mean to go off on a tangent. To conclude this, I suppose that the reason why this credit card payment processor job looked so promising was because I'm so sick of my current job. My boss tried to get me into this job for at least a month before I finally decided to do it. Now that I finally agreed, he's just walking all over me and I've only been there for two months. Sorry, I'll shut up now and look for a new job.
> Hi Becky,
> Whenever someone says this, it reminds me of a TV show on "History
> Television" that I caught a few episodes of. You can get the general
> idea of it from parts of it on line called The WORST Jobs in History .
> I found that in the Georgian era, that the idea of being a Castrato Opera
> Singer to be particularly disturbing. Apparently out of the 400,000 boys
> who were chosen for this occupation, only 1.5% of them were successful.
> The purpose of posting this message it to make you feel better about your
> job. You may not like it, but there are worse jobs.
> Best Regards,
> Steve MacLellan
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