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Boring Jobs

Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

Ok, I'm bored as hell at the moment, but i figure it could be worse, my job is very rarely boring.
So I wanted to start a competition and find out who out of all of you actually has the most boring job. (Doesn't have to be you, could be someone you know)

Reply with what you think the most boring job is and why, unless it's obvious in the title, in which case please don't bore me further.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

The guy that has to mop up the private booths at adult movie theaters. He is also the loneliest person in the world too.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:06 AM

I had a job taking core samples of a glacier for a climate research team... that was boring, for real.

(sorry)
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:41 AM

I had to weld steel cabinets-- 100f outside + welding jacket + welding heat + hundreds of cabinets and seems= boring and hot as fuck
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:47 AM

I bored a lot of hoes, during my time in porno industry.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

Defense contracting. QA.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:53 AM

Programming... toll booth attendants... being Jessica Simpson or Brittany Spears... camera guy for a "reality tv show"... being George Lucas's moral fiber (always being left behind)... totally not the run aways and random folk locked in my basement...
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Re: Boring Jobs

Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:54 AM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 06 August 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:

I bored a lot of hoes, during my time in porno industry.



Don't take it personally. It wasn't you, they're pretty much bored the whole time. That's why they get paid - looking interested must be pretty hard work.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:59 AM

Odd I took that as "bored" as in pierced, drilled, forced an opening, etc, but do appreciate the double meaning.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:01 AM

So did I. ;)
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

data entry clerk. dishwasher. restroom attendant. street sweeper. factory worker.

When you think about it, most jobs are boring. I'm a programmer. It gets lonely, quiet, and dull locked away in my little code cave. How many HTML statements can you write before your eyelids start to droop? Sometimes you'll get a project that gets you all excited and you become a little ball of energy because it's something new and different. But mostly it's just the same shit over and over and over again. Essentially, we all get paid to do the mundane.

"Thank you. Come again."
"Do you want fries with that?"
"Have y'all decided on drinks?"
"Do you have anything that needs filed, sir?"
"Yes, I can spell check that for you."
"Your hours of operation have been updated."
"Gas went up 2 cents, go change the sign, Bobby."
"Yard needs mowed, boy."
"Welcome to Starbucks, may I take your order?"
"What size shoes are you looking for?"
"Turn your head and cough."
"Ok, class, turn to page 73..."
"We're gonna have to extract that nasty rotting tooth."
"We need to order more lumber..."

Do you really think any of these people have a thrill-a-minute job? Life in general is a constant succession of boredom and banality sprinkled with surprise moments of happiness and entertainment.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

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Life in general is a constant succession of boredom and banality sprinkled with surprise moments of happiness and entertainment.

Bah.. life is just a complex drinking game.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:22 AM

I had a graphics job a few years back where I had to outline and remove the background from EVERY. HP. PRINTER. PRODUCT. EVER. PRODUCED.

Actually one of my better work experiences, because I was a master of the pen tool (and photoshop in general) after that, and it's stood me in good stead when I've needed a quick job since then. Done some cool stuff too, although I can't talk about some of it and the rest of it's too boring to mention (no porn, coolest stuff was architectural work)
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Re: Boring Jobs

Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:30 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 06 August 2012 - 11:13 AM, said:

"Thank you. Come again."


And we're back to the porn industry?
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:52 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 06 August 2012 - 12:15 PM, said:

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Life in general is a constant succession of boredom and banality sprinkled with surprise moments of happiness and entertainment.

Bah.. life is just a complex drinking game.


The complexity must be the reason I keep getting injured every time I drink! I have two bruised toes, a bruised or sprained thumb, and these hand injuries from my big pool party this weekend:

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I was doing OK until we started doing shots of whiskey and tequila...
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