It has been a while since I have done a “getting to know my readers” post so I figured I was due up for one. These posts are a fun way to get to know all of you better! In this post, let’s share about the worst jobs we’ve ever had.
The worst job I’ve ever had.
It was 1996, I had just finished bible school and I landed my first pastoral position as a 1/3 time Youth pastor (you know the deal, 1/3 pay for full-time work ). We couldn’t live on the money that I was making at the church so I had to find another job. The problem was that it was a small rural community with very few job opportunities.
The first place I looked was at gas stations because I had some experience working at them during my college years. I ended up landing a job at 7-11 (which on the surface seems cool and all but it wasn’t). The only shift that was available was the graveyard shift (12-8 am). I had no choice but to take it.
What made it the worst job was both the work (cleaning disgusting bathrooms, garbage, cleaning up puke, etc.) and the nightly crowd that visited me. Every night when the bar closed I was inundated with every drunk in town because we were the only 24 hour service station around.
I was repeatedly threatened, cursed at and harassed. On top of that, I had a knife pulled on me at one point and a guy trashed the store because I threw him out for stealing! I used to hate going to work every night! It was fun times. NOT!
Now it’s your turn!
What’s the worst job you have ever had?