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Re: Boring Jobs

Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

Mines fairly exciting. I lost the game. :/

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:05 PM

My cousin used to work for this company where his job was rearranging stuff on a website's UI every 2 hours or so. This was back in '99.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

My daughter had a job as a Lifeguard. Since she was certified the assistant did all the work. She would get to work, setup, open the pool and hope someone came to swim that day. Otherwise they just sat playing cards or read.

Then she finished college and now sits all day looking for a job. For the last two years that's what she does.

That's great isn't it? We spend all the money sending her to school, and now she's competing with people with Masters and PHd's for an entry level Journalism, copy writing, editing and similar type jobs.

Okay, sorry, that's another topic.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:51 AM

She could go back to lifeguarding. Sometimes any paycheck is better than no paycheck.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:01 AM

Depending on the degree - probably over qualified. What was her degree? What was her expected job coming out of school?
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:31 AM

We have someone in the factory who's job occasionally sucks. There are times where we want promotional brochures to go out with our product. We don't have a machine that does that. So she will have to sit there for 8 hours with a stack of papers. She sits near the conveyor belt that goes from the machine that fills the boxes to the machine that closes the boxes. She puts a flyer in each box that goes by. It doesn't matter how the piece of paper goes in, just that it makes it in before the box is closed. I feel bad every time I pass her on those days.

I used to work in the auto rental business. It was a startup located outside the airport. In the 3rd year, the owner came up with an idea. I was to take the transport bus and sit at the airport for my 8 hours waiting for customers needing a ride. He figured that we were losing customers that didn't see a counter for us. If they saw our shuttle, they would hop on instead of going to a competitor. It was boring, but I enjoyed it. I read the entire paper every day, read 3-5 library books a week, and took home $100+ a week in non-taxed cash tips. After 8 hours of that, I would go work a 6 hour shift at McDonald's. I had no time to spend my money during the week and got to every weekend with all that cash in my pocket.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:52 PM

My daughters degree is Writing, and Journalism. She went on an interview Last week, and another one today.

She gets a copy writing job every now and than from eLance, Craigslist or other online ad sites.

Okay, the guy with the Shuttle Bus Job.

Not that's using your brain, and turning a negative into a positive. I do something similar, but make a whole lot more money. Not a shuttle bus driver, nor work at McDee's.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:09 AM

My friend turns cartons on a conveyor belt system so they do not get jammed at one of the corners (8 hours x 5 days per week).
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:28 AM

My cousin's husband gets paid to watch assembled miniblinds come out of a machine and make sure the cords don't catch on the belt. "Those cords are okay. Those cords are okay. Ooh! Ooh! Nope. Nevermind. It's okay. That one's okay. Uh-oh, that one needs moved to the left. And that one's okay. And that one's okay..."
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:52 AM

calvinthedestroyer has an interesting story about someone he used to work with. She used to work at the end of the assembly line, & had to count product. Years of counting became engraved into her thought process. She can tell you how many dishes she owns, spoons, forks, cups, & so on, because she counts them as she washes them.

Ick.

Maybe he can provide more details ;)
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:28 AM

I've done some temp IT work for a company called Intellitec here in Florida, they assemble computer boards and such for ambulances, big rigs and other kinds of vehicles, and whenever I have to go onto the factory floor to fix a machine, I always see a row of people just sitting at a line of machines with their faces in magnifying glasses inserting these tiny components into the boards. They do this all day, 5 days a week, from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Talk about mind numbing.
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Re: Boring Jobs

Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:53 AM

View PostGunnerInc, on 06 August 2012 - 06:10 PM, said:

One morning, my job was really boring UNTIL this happened:

The following pic is safe for work, it is just not safe for those eating stir fry/noodles or have a queasy stomach.
Spoiler


Took a 1/4 inch chunk of bone out of my thumb with a router. While I was waiting for the plastic surgeon to look at me at the ER, I was showing everyone how my tendon moves when I bend my thumb, never seen a tendon move till that day. Now I have half a thumbnail...


Damn... No wonder they pay those engineers who come out and set up your internet conenction so well...
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:48 PM

some of the most boring jobs ive had:

1) i used to work at a casino, all I would do is sit around for 13 hours doing nothing, occasionally I would answer phone calls because some old lady lost her voucher worth 10 cents. I would have to search the system for this stuff, and often I would have to replace broken hardware. I was duped into this job through my college, they had connections and i was told it was I.T work

2) worked in a warehouse. Filling orders over and over, doing the same process for hours on end with managers who were very uneducated and aggressive.

Ive had two programming internships/jobs, and it was night and day. I love programming and I never want a job doing anything else.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

When I was 16, I went door to door trying to sell double glazing windows. If you cant handle abuse, you do not want this job!!! I cant complain now though, got the best job ever working self employed for a company. The pay isnt great at the moment, but I can work when I want, where I want, and how I want. Although I could get something better payed with the many qualifications I gained through 7 years of uni, I found out when applying for jobs that the thing they want more than good qualifications is experience. Atleast this job gives me experience whilst allowing me to really enjoy what I do.
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