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Jobs you have done but would never want to do again?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Employment, Jobseeking & Training
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Employment, Jobseeking & Training
What are they?

I would say working in a call centre simple
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  • edited 16 May 2019 at 3:51PM
    lincroft1710lincroft1710 Forumite
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    edited 16 May 2019 at 3:51PM
    Have you actually worked in a call centre and if so, for how long and why wouldn't you do it again?

    I personally didn't enjoy being a lion tamer, thought accountancy was far less boring. But there you are, each to his own.

    PS if anyone is considering being a lion tamer you can have my cap with Lion Tamer embroidered on it for free
  • marlotmarlot Forumite
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    ...I personally didn't enjoy being a lion tamer, thought accountancy was far less boring....
    Your real name must be John Major!
  • lincroft1710lincroft1710 Forumite
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    I could be an Idle Eric!
  • The worst job I ever had was with Jayne Mansfield.
  • lincroft1710lincroft1710 Forumite
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    The worst job I ever had was with Jayne Mansfield.

    I trust you weren't with her when that horrific fatal accident happened.
  • owen_moneyowen_money Forumite
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    The worst job I had was thinking up and writing inane questions for a public forum, however I believe the guy who took over from me loves it, he said its much better than working in a call centre, simple
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  • lozzy81lozzy81 Forumite
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    I enjoyed the call center but would never do it again unless I was desperate as its quite soul destroying being spoken to like carp just for doing my job!
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  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    lozzy81 wrote: »
    I enjoyed the call center but would never do it again unless I was desperate as its quite soul destroying being spoken to like carp just for doing my job!

    You fishing for sympathy......





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  • keepcalmandstayoutofdebtkeepcalmandstayoutofdebt Forumite
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    Temping in a building of 240 people. (I did wonder how everyone sat down in not exactly the biggest building)

    Never felt so alone. Job title irrelevant. Let's say it was one up on the Call Centre.

    There was no company talk or induction given you were put to work immediately which was just frightful for an Insurance institution when you are put in an area you've never touched upon, someone said something awkward within 5 minutes of being there. Fortunately. It was starting to bring back sad old memories anyhow and that freaked me out as it wasn't the very last employer I left that I missed, the training support was far better at the call centre of this type of organisation.

    I was also paying slightly for the privilege of going to work - £1.50 a day in car parking on top of fuel costs. It made me quickly determine if I would like to carry on
    and it made me want to chase for wages and not let them off. They had a go, timesheet conveniently took a week longer to be authorised.

    It's not really about jobs I wouldn't do again, for me, it's the people (immediate colleagues) and working environment. Plus I really appreciate no messing with wages.


  • Claddagh_NoirCladdagh_Noir Forumite
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    Definitely working in a call centre. Especially when you have to talk and type and follow a script and your calls are measured by KPI's. This means you cannot be on the call too long otherwise it affects your average scores. You feel like a battery hen and it is very soul-destroying.
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