What was one job you had that made you quit in a couple of weeks?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Hunter Barlow



What was one job you had that made you quit in a couple of weeks?

Years ago, as a recent high school graduate, a classmate and I decided that we would try to get hired at one of our large local plants. It was an inexperienced long shot to speak of! We were both hired the day we interviewed, mainly because we accepted the last minute schedule. I really appreciated the opportunity and was looking forward to starting the next week. In the early 1990s, the pay was great! We both celebrated that night with what little money we had between us, but we thought we would be rich in a few weeks.

We arrive promptly at 10:00 p.m. M. To collect our uniforms, etc. This was an assembly plant that

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Years ago, as a recent high school graduate, a classmate and I decided that we would try to get hired at one of our large local plants. It was an inexperienced long shot to speak of! We were both hired the day we interviewed, mainly because we accepted the last minute schedule. I really appreciated the opportunity and was looking forward to starting the next week. In the early 1990s, the pay was great! We both celebrated that night with what little money we had between us, but we thought we would be rich in a few weeks.

We arrive promptly at 10:00 pm to pick up our uniforms, etc. This was an assembly plant where small solenoids etc. were inspected and packaged. Wow, we were in for a surprise! The first machine was spitting out parts so fast they could barely be seen, but the manager said we had to inspect them before sending them to the line. Like EACH LITTLE ONE. There was a HUGE box of like 10,000 already in there. Sitting there for two hours, we barely made a dent. The manager walks up and says, "Hurry up, the line is too slow!" We walked in puddles doing our best to take a quick look at each one, but we kept finding broken tips, bent cages, etc. I tried to call a foreman to tell him the machine was dropping them from bending them too high, but no. It has been there 20 years and that machine has done it the same way for the same thing. Ok whatever. Break # 1 We sit in the break room and everyone is upset with us for holding the line. They weren't bad, but they were sarcastic in saying that the company needed to hire skilled people faster. Wow, I mean we were FLYING, we thought!

The manager walks over and leads me to a machine that dipped the boards in a solution. Wow, I was high within minutes of being there ... kind of head like a swimmer and seeing double! All I did for an hour was put boards on hooks, which was apparently too slow to do THAT too despite being so dizzy I could barely stand up. Then a guy walks up and says: OH, YOU NEED TO WEAR THIS MASK WHILE IN THIS AREA. WTF? I was trying to figure out how this mask thing worked, and here comes the manager asking why it wasn't working and the line ran out of boards! Maybe it was the fumes, but my wick exploded. I am a VERY laid back person, slow to anger. But that night he received every ounce of pent-up anger. I was so angry and enraged. The manager took it well, I'll give him that. But his last words were Get your butt going and get to work; There is no time for babies here! "OMG. After he left, that was it; my time was up. No training, just throw me into a machine and I hope to get it right. Knowing that my car was in the parking lot, I decided that the house and bed was definitely my future I fled through a side door.

WELL I forgot that this plant was heavily guarded by security gates! You had to log in and out (we didn't have our security badges yet). You had to exit through a revolving door. I was so furious and determined that I wasn't going to sit in the office for the rest of my nine hour shift, I basically decided to see if I could get away. Luckily for me, there was a spot on the fence where a tree had fallen and was bent enough to get through. Yes, prison fugitive - I jumped over the fence and made my way through some thorns to my car. Once free from that horrible place, I fled as fast as I could. Ooooops. My friend had ridden with me that night. How was I going to get home? SILLY STUFF. Cell phones were coming out and WAY too expensive. I quickly walked into a Waffle House and had coffee while waiting the remaining six hours for my friend to get off. At 7am and I walked through the security door horrified that they might recognize me and arrest me! I just said I was going to pick up my friend. Get out, get in and ask how I got to the car so fast. I told him the whole story. He was laughing a lot, but then he said that the manager came over angrily and asked if he knew where I was and that something about me had just disappeared. Apparently they spent the whole night looking for me! I know I'm probably the only person who quit his job over the fence! I told him the whole story. He was laughing a lot, but then he said that the manager came over angrily and asked if he knew where I was and that something about me had just disappeared. Apparently they spent the whole night looking for me! I know I'm probably the only person who quit his job over the fence! I told him the whole story. He was laughing a lot, but then he said that the manager came over angrily and asked if he knew where I was and that something about me had just disappeared. They apparently spent the whole night looking for me! I know I'm probably the only person who quit his job over the fence!

Well, my friend held out for a few more months until he couldn't cope with the stress either. He was also stuck on the same machine trying his best to look at a million little solenoids, and his eyes were crossing. I never asked for my three hour paycheck.

Original question: What was one job that you had that made you quit in a couple of weeks?

It only took 3 days.

First a little backstory. I worked at the local Wal-Mart during high school for about 3 years. I started as a seasonal lawn and garden and moved on to seasonal stationery (Back to School). From there, I spent a few weeks on paper items (TP, napkins, etc.) when I was asked to work with the front desk team overnight, which I did until I left to go to Marine Corps training camp. .

Fast forward 5 years and I leave the Corps and go back to the same city. I go to Wal-Mart to get a job, expressing that

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Original question: What was one job that you had that made you quit in a couple of weeks?

It only took 3 days.

First a little backstory. I worked at the local Wal-Mart during high school for about 3 years. I started as a seasonal lawn and garden and moved on to seasonal stationery (Back to School). From there, I spent a few weeks on paper items (TP, napkins, etc.) when I was asked to work with the front desk team overnight, which I did until I left to go to Marine Corps training camp. .

Fast forward 5 years and I leave the Corps and go back to the same city. I go to Wal-Mart to get a job, expressing that I was raising for anything besides the Register. After my mandatory training day, the first thing they do is send me to the front to work on a registry. I work at the cash register all day without complaining, except when it was time to leave I reminded the shift manager that when I did my interview they told me I could do something other than register. Third day, second on the floor, the same manager on duty sends me to the front to do a search so I smile all the time. At the end of the shift, I walked out, handed my badge and vest to the manager on duty, and left. A couple of days later, my mother says the manager on duty had told her about it (she also worked there, just retired over 30 years). ) She asked him why he thought I was quitting and he said he had no idea. Then she asked him what I did during my first 2 days on the floor and he said to do a search, then she said, "Well there you go, you answered your own question." She said that he still seemed surprised that she did that. When the store manager (the same one I had when I first worked there) found out, he bit the manager on duty. He asked my mother if she would reconsider, but she had already found another job. He bit the shift boss on the butt. He asked my mother if she would reconsider, but she had already found another job. He bit the shift boss on the butt. He asked my mother if she would reconsider, but she had already found another job.

That was the shortest I ever worked on. Most of the jobs I took, I did for at least a year or two. My longest job was working for the casino, first as a security guard and then as a table game dealer, 12 years in total.

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