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Started by BrouTwo on Nov 11, 2015 2:54:08 PM
what has been your professional lowpoint?

What has been the lowlight of your working life? A disastrous mistake made on the job? A tyrannical boss? Having to work with a colleague more annoying even than every other annoying colleague? An injustice? Physically uncomfortable working conditions? Or maybe just one of those 'there's got to be more than this' moments when your will to breathe slips away in the face of the indescribably tedious work you have to do?

I found it hard to reconcile working in a pie factory with an ongoing desire to live, but I think my personal rock bottom was a job where I had to come up with a list of sex puns involving sandwiches. Seriously. All I can remember is hoping that 'whipping out your Mother's Pride and dripping' worked as a wank reference, while wondering where, in a broader sense, I'd gone wrong.

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browserbutton - 11 Nov 2015 15:52:00 (#1 of 178)

You were paid for coming up with puns? That doesn't sound so bad.

BrouTwo - 11 Nov 2015 15:56:59 (#2 of 178)

depends if you like puns.

CaptainBlack - 11 Nov 2015 15:57:43 (#3 of 178)

Having to write a brochure aimed at the future occupants of Chinese mausoleums which, for some bizarre reason, were named after golf courses around the world. The 'St. Andrews' was the most prestigious abode for a stiff to reside in.

MaisonLazlique - 11 Nov 2015 16:00:18 (#4 of 178)

Floury baps, seedy buns, that stuff writes itself!

Agaliarept - 11 Nov 2015 16:01:35 (#5 of 178)

I once worked in a Christmas factory. I had to collect orders of decorations for shop's stock for Christmas.

Also worked in a massive fridge putting stickers on cheese.

dottie30 - 11 Nov 2015 16:02:46 (#6 of 178)

I worked in a plant nursery once when I was a sixth former. Involved sticking those plastic things into pots of herbs (the things which tells the buyer what they are). That's all I did.

I quit after 3 days and never even went back to collect the money.

dreams99 - 11 Nov 2015 16:02:56 (#7 of 178)

I think my personal rock bottom was a job where I had to come up with a list of sex puns involving sandwiches.

I'm astounded that you'd fail at this task.

JohnIlly - 11 Nov 2015 16:03:41 (#8 of 178)

Nowadays you would just have to ask here.

Explicity2 - 11 Nov 2015 16:03:53 (#9 of 178)

Sleeping off a very bad hangover in the disabled toilet. My immediate boss obviously knew but was good enough not to drop me in it.

tasselhoff - 11 Nov 2015 16:04:10 (#10 of 178)

I once worked nights doing 12 hour shifts breaking cement for the to-be Trocadero Centre. Going home at 10am on the tube with my mate totally filthy and gurning at the terrified commuters was fun though.

MaisonLazlique - 11 Nov 2015 16:04:30 (#11 of 178)

"Slime Man" in a freezer plant.

Explicity2 - 11 Nov 2015 16:04:37 (#12 of 178)

A different job with a not so good boss:

The day I thought about walking out the door and into traffic. Glad I'm long clear of that job.

browserbutton - 11 Nov 2015 16:05:23 (#13 of 178)

I sometimes think that my professional lowpoint is just round the corner.

Lawlsie - 11 Nov 2015 16:05:39 (#14 of 178)

Data entry at the now defunct Britannia Building Society. Quite the most boring, soul-destroying job I've ever had

popstar7 - 11 Nov 2015 16:05:41 (#15 of 178)

what has been your professional lowpoint?

Your mum.

JohnIlly - 11 Nov 2015 16:05:43 (#16 of 178)

"Slime Man" in a freezer plant.

Sounds like a horror film.

tasselhoff - 11 Nov 2015 16:06:52 (#17 of 178)

I did data entry once during my existential angst break from computing. I never went back after lunchtime.

TommyDGNR8 - 11 Nov 2015 16:08:20 (#18 of 178)

I got as far as the induction presentation for a summer job at the chunky chicken factory before deciding I'd rather be skint.

Tagyourit - 11 Nov 2015 16:08:22 (#19 of 178)

Being shot at.

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