Worst or weirdest jobs

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15/02/2011 at 20:47

Had some great jobs - worked making guitars in a factory in Australia, working the night shift on a friday / saturday in a 24-hour service station (or just "servo" if you're in Oz) in the middle of a red-light district - you saw some sights!

I guess the oddest job was when I worked for a while collecting data for government and academic research projects - one was a 3-year longitudinal study on the sexual habits of the nation.  Some funny (and occasionally slightly depressing) conversations were had when you're asking folk fairly detailed questions about their experiences...

gingerfurball    pirate
16/02/2011 at 16:33
My uncle worked in a factory where they made Victory Vs - no one in his family had sinus problems!
16/02/2011 at 16:39

I worked in a paint factory and had a minor accident.  I was surprised just how much it effected my mood - I was overcome with emulsion!

I'll get me coat ......

16/02/2011 at 17:08

I was once a professional thief, i worked for a small chain of  Spar franchise supermarkets, it was my job to go in and shoplift to see if the security of the store was up to scratch.

As a result of that i got a one off job to deliver a cheque for over a million pounds from schewppes to a pop making firm in Huddersfield. 

16/02/2011 at 17:18

My dad is a vicar and during my Uni holidays I used to work in the graveyard and get IIRC:

  • £10 for digging an ashes plot
  • £3 an hour for mowing / strimming the graveyard

The going rate for full graves was £80 I think, but I wasn't qualified

 Kept me in beer money, and I used to take "bribes" to give graves a bit of extra-special TLC... Alan Sugar would have been proud

gingerfurball    pirate
16/02/2011 at 23:33
Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)

I worked in a paint factory and had a minor accident.  I was surprised just how much it effected my mood - I was overcome with emulsion!

I'll get me coat ......

Is that your top coat or your undercoat....

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/02/2011 at 12:06

Walking back from the swimming pool this morning got me thinking that being a pool lifeguard has to be a pretty shit job, your duties basically are:

Sitting on your arse trying to stay awake / dealing with boredom.
Cleaning all the grime from the changing rooms, showers, pool

17/02/2011 at 12:08


Barley - but you do get to admire all the pretty folk in the costumes.  Not sure it would make for the boredom though.

17/02/2011 at 12:55

I spent years working as a lifeguard - I had the pleasure   of being on duty when the pirates came to play once

Yes its dull but I have done duller jobs for less money and perks since

I think male lifeguards get teh better deal - womens swim wear tends to be far more flattering even with less than perfect bodies than mens itse either way too baggy or fat boys in speedos

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/02/2011 at 13:14


Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/02/2011 at 13:15


Bouncing Barlist    pirate
17/02/2011 at 13:17


17/02/2011 at 16:42
Nice pics Barley!

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