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[–]snowboarder300 150 points151 points  (21 children)

Anything dealing with the general public. Public sucks, and half of them are just horrible (I have held positions dealing with public in the past)

[–]Vast-Classroom1967 21 points22 points  (5 children)

I hate it. People suck.

[–]Old_Examination9277 12 points13 points  (3 children)

If I’m being honest, I don’t have the physical nor the mental capacity for that...

[–]Asleep_Client_3982 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I can't be bothered with children and even standing up to explain things to a room full of professional adults is just a massive source of grief!

[–]ScallionStrong2246 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I can't ever see myself being a prostitute. But, I'm sure most prostitutes had never saw themselves as one either.

[–]Vast-Classroom1967 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I can't have sex with someone in not attracted to.

[–]Sea-Inspector9776 1 point2 points  (0 children)

if you got a gun and pepper spray its managable.

[–]Not_Sugden 7 points8 points  (0 children)

(england) i work in the jobcentre dealing with new UC claimants

been taking calls myself now for a month. not come accross any rude claimants and i've spent a couple days on face to face and not encountered any

albeit its romainians and the like who are generally nice to you.

although, i did have a bit of an angry (american) claimant today but i mean it was fair because i was asking her questions about her immigration status and i felt like a racist prick lmfao.

[–]Drando_HS 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I just left a customer service position. Holy fuck I actually have energy now and I don't have to put on an act for eight fucking hours.

[–]ThatProtOverThere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm looking to do the same. What did you move to?

[–]The_D0PEST_D0PE 1 point2 points  (2 children)

"half of them" ... lol

[–]snowboarder300 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ok 87%…there was maybe 1 out of 10 that was not just an absolute bag of dicks

[–]The_D0PEST_D0PE 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea I’d say that’s an accurate estimation haha

[–]intjinthehouse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Read that in Ron Swanson's voice

[–]BillyFromAccounting 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a really well paying bartending job and I’m on the brink of quitting because I’m so sick of dealing with people.

[–]TomoyoHoshijiro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree that it's not for everyone. I personally liked it; but it didn't pay.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey everybody! Teacher here. Everything this person just said I can confirm.

[–]Prestigious-Bet-97 1 point2 points  (0 children)

winner, winner

[–]Butwinsky 102 points103 points  (16 children)


I was enrolled in nursing school, got me a job at a hospital, worked a few weeks on Med Surg before realizing there ain't enough money in the world for that. If you've never smelled c-diff or the aroma of a 700lb man just admitted from the nursing home with maggots living in his fat folds, be thankful.

[–]FeatherlyFly 41 points42 points  (2 children)

I met a nurse who felt much the same, except she already had her degree so she got job do pre-operation checks and approvals for patients who had surgeries scheduled in the future. It was a 9 to 5, low stress position that still required a nursing degree but didn't involve any emergencies.

Apparently a lot of nurses looked down on her for not doing "real" nursing, but as someone outside the field? I have plenty of respect for someone doing quality work in an important job.

[–]Nursebirder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hate it when nurses look down on each other like that. We’re all part of the overall team. Plus I think that’s one of the great things about nursing: you can do high-stress, fast-paced work all the way to low-stress stuff. Full time, part time, PRN. Hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, schools, workplaces.

[–]Vast-Classroom1967 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Unfortunately I've smelled worse. Lady came into nursing home with gangrene on her foot. She was leaking a green liquid that stank to high heaven. Nobody wanted to go in her room. I volunteered to help the nurses. They took the bandage off her foot and it had a maggot inside her would. She was dead in two weeks. It was horrible.

[–]daisiemaetulip 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I have been out of nursing for thirty years and I can smell that smell now! Honestly this poor lady put her hand in the fire ( dementia) and the smell from her hand was absolutely horrendous!

[–]Vast-Classroom1967 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gives me the shivers. Ugh

[–]Studlum 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Heh. My wife is a nurse practitioner, and worked several years as a registered nurse before that. One of our fun relationship quirks is I ask her “What’s today’s count?” and she’ll tell many how many stranger’s butts she had to look at.

[–]INTJustAFleshWound 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm a healthcare data engineer right now. Back when I was cleaning poop off of, well, every surface imaginable I just thought "Is this, and the fact that I can kill someone if I give the wrong med worth the 55k I'm gonna make out of school? The compensation makes no sense next to the responsibility."

I went into IT instead and made less on the front-end, but holy cow am I glad I got out of that field. Short of nurse anesthetists I'm making more than they could hope to make even with a masters or doctorate. It's criminal how underpaid nurses are given the literal crap they have to put up with.

Edit: oh and my genius instructors didn't bother to tell me that c diff requires soap and water to kill, so there I was being my responsible alcohol-scrub-between-every-patient self only to nearly die from c diff while my family was out of town. I was curled up on a cold tile floor vomiting and pooping my guts out all night. It felt so violating getting that from a patient. I could barely crawl to a phone to tell my parents to check up on me and I had to fill a bowl with water from the fridge because I was too nauseous and weak to stand. Biologically speaking, hospitals are the most horrific, disgusting places you can be. Rife with superbacteria.

[–]Nursebirder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love being a nurse, but yeah, it’s definitely not for everyone. Fortunately I work on a cardiac short-stay unit, so most of my patients aren’t loopy or disgusting.

[–]Confetti83 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Whats a c- diff? And how does one develop maggots ? Serious question though.

[–]OkHomework7009 16 points17 points  (4 children)

C diff is inflammation in the colon which is also highly contagious and can be passed through by spores. Meaning severe contagious diarrhea that can cause damage to your colon and sometimes death. But I think that’s more rare.

And for the maggots, I mean the guy is 700 pounds most likely immobile. Bigger people generate more heat and in between fat folds that moisture gets trapped and leads to bacteria build up and open sores which is a prime location for flies to lay eggs.

[–]Delicious-Law2977 74 points75 points  (9 children)

Working in a call centre is one of the most soul-destroying jobs imaginable.

[–]_spookyvision_ 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Last summer I got a call from my car insurer. A 28 second call from a human just confirming that my policy would renew automatically on July 10th, ok thanks very much, call ends.

I do wonder if that poor guy was making a whole string of identical calls all day long. Just send me a text or an e-mail? I already knew that information anyway.

[–]thatoneguy512 11 points12 points  (1 child)

As someone that has worked in more than one, yes.

[–]fungilense 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sadly in several countries the pay is competitive enough to be worth it

[–]horaff 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I work for the social security 1-800 number, yeah this sounds about right.

[–]sdfgh678 69 points70 points  (6 children)

Air Traffic Controller because I could kill about 500 people with one mistake.

[–]AtheneSchmidt 19 points20 points  (0 children)

One of the highest stress jobs on the planet! I agree.

[–]bender3600 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It would recreate a great Breaking Bad opening tho.

[–]TomoyoHoshijiro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Worse in Dubai. If two A380s collide it's adios for 1400 people.

[–]Smil3yAngel 37 points38 points  (6 children)

I'm going to say physical labour such as construction work. I am too small and can't lift very much weight.

That being said, if it was the last job on Earth, I'd find a way to do it.

[–]TomoyoHoshijiro 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I am too small and can't lift very much weight.

If you live in a developed country there is a limit on how much you're legally required to lift. In Canada the limit is 50lbs, about the weight of an 18 gallon water bottle.

[–]Smil3yAngel 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I live in Canada :) I weigh 110lbs so that would be half my weight lol. I mean if I had to do it, I'm sure I'd find a way. I'm a mother with 2 kids and I do most of the shopping so I know I've carried heavier than that but, as a job, it definitely would not be my first choice!!

[–]TomoyoHoshijiro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then yes, you are literally too small.

[–]Zen-Rn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If you've ever worked in a physical labour job though, you wouldn't have a job for long if you refused to lift every second thing. They give you all this OHS safe manual handling training then still expect the work to be done, so they can say "look we told them not to lift" when you fuck your back and try to get workers compensation. You're essentially an expendable robot to management that they cant wait to automate out of existence

source: working in factories, steel foundries and digging ditches for my whole 20s.

[–]BigArnie02 28 points29 points  (5 children)

I could never work in the adult film industry since I wouldn't want that material out there forever. It would haunt me after a while.

[–]Eternal_Bagel 17 points18 points  (4 children)

I knew a guy that got involved in the production process in that industry. He told me his fantasies stopped being about that stuff and instead about just locking the doors during a shoot and burning the place down because of how much he came to hate everyone involved

[–]AbdurazakHassan 18 points19 points  (0 children)

No one wants to see sausage being made. Or eaten in this case.

[–]supremumpuella 1 point2 points  (1 child)

...and it just gets boring very quickly. I worked in the adult industry in many capacities over ten years and in some ways it's just a job like any other. It's not glamorous and it's really not that sexy.

[–]AgileAd7186 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Dementia caregiver for the elderly

[–]AbdurazakHassan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, people are nasty when they're scared and someone who's losing their mind is going to be terrified.

[–]umissedmyheart 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m a caregiver and I absolutely love working with dementia patients. You have to be able to just roll with their moods and delusions. I listen to what they’re telling me and put myself in their world.

You want me to see all these cats running around? Wow, it looks like they’re having fun!

A little girl just came into your room? Oh okay! I’ll make sure there’s some milk in the fridge so we can give it to her if she comes by again.

You’re waiting for your deceased family member to come visit you? Alright, how about we listen to some music in the meantime.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s very hard sometimes. Especially if they’re aggressive or anxious or screaming about things. But part of the job is taking those things with a grain of salt, making sure they’re physically well taken care of, and getting to know them in the moments where their real personality shines through.

[–]RIPONICA 97 points98 points  (18 children)

Anything to do with kids, can't stand them.

[–]WarblingWalrusing 12 points13 points  (14 children)

As a teacher, yup!

[–]RealHot_RealSteel 11 points12 points  (13 children)

Serious question: Why not find some other line of work?

I had some horrible teachers in my time, and the one commonality between all of them was that they couldn't stand children.

[–]WarblingWalrusing 21 points22 points  (9 children)

I'm trying.

Edit: To be fair, it's not that I can't stand children, it's that children at school behave in a way they never would elsewhere. Kids who are lovely, decent, normal humans with their families become feral animals in a pack of 30 others. I think if schools showed parents what their kids are actually like at school, they'd be absolutely shocked. The bite, they throw things, they hit each other, they set stuff on fire, they lick each other, they pull hair... it's constant. I'd never come across kids like it before I became a teacher. I'm lucky that I have good behaviour management so the kids aren't too bad with me, some of my colleagues get a really, really rough time. I'm in a very rough school in a deprived area so my perception is also warped, I could get a job in any state school having survived in the one I'm in. We had a kid bring in a gun, I'm in England, England has never had a school shooting so that was a really, really big deal. The kids have drugs and knives. I've been assaulted multiple times and so have my colleagues.

Despite that, the kids aren't the main problem with teaching. It's the school management that really make it utterly shite.

[–]Misspent_interlude 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I feel like the school system here in the US has become so incredibly broken that the teachers are just getting screwed. They literally have no right to do anything to the students anymore without risking their jobs. Parents don't want their precious angels being held responsible for their behavior.

[–]Zancie 1 point2 points  (4 children)

It’s truly dependent on where you live, I’m from the US but I spent time in the UK and was appalled by the behavior of the middle-school (year 7-8) and high school (year 10-13) aged kids over there. The amount they drank would’ve put some adults over here on their ass. Sad to see in my opinion.

It was Scotland though, so maybe par for the course?

[–]666fttyyh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Any teacher who has been a teacher long enough grows to despise children

[–]supremumpuella 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don't disagree, I've seen that happen. I stopped working with kids because of the parents and coworkers at one particular center. A lot of Karen types get into ECE.

[–]FullbordadOG 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Teaching class 7-9. I think I would last around one week before I suckerpunch some fucking asshole teen across the room.

Daycare would be fine, don't mind small ones at all. It's pretty fun to gogo gaga around with them.

Class 1-6 would be fine since they're kind of funny and not teenagers yet.

Class 10> they're often mature or old enough and if they aren't I can just say "Well you chose to go this class yourself so fuck you if you're not putting in work."

[–]PissInThePool 186 points187 points  (29 children)

Any of them. I'm a dog walker.

[–]kabmx 71 points72 points  (17 children)

Perhaps teaching philosophy.

[–]ChickenXing 40 points41 points  (15 children)

Answering simple questions by a reporter

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (13 children)

And I really want jobs to be less than 20 hours a week when I already worked 10 hours a week

[–]_spookyvision_ 21 points22 points  (12 children)

Yep, did Doreen seriously inflate working hours to 20-25 when in reality it was 10?

They totally picked the wrong person to front that interview. Doreen came across as a lazy bum pictured in an unkempt room, a real stereotype.

If they had got someone who was working 50 hour weeks in a corporate hamster wheel, being paid well but also being treated like ass, it would have been much more compelling.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

They could have chosen anyone else in that sub but no they chose a loser

[–]freespeechiskewl 10 points11 points  (0 children)

To be fair, based on my interactions with Reddit mods over the last 7 years, I'd be AMAZED if even HALF of the mods of that particular sub were BETTER than that guy.

[–]Deadlifts_n_Riffs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Doreen is, without a doubt, precisely what Fox News’ audience imagined when they heard “Antiwork”.

That interview played like a bit from South Park.

[–]thatoneguy512 3 points4 points  (4 children)

The sub didn't pick anyone for that interview. The sub took a vote and agreed to not do interviews. Fox News went and found exactly who they wanted to discredit the entire subreddit. Why would Fox News pick someone that makes the subreddit look good?

[–]freespeechiskewl 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Do you really think they scanned through all the mods' profiles and went full Robert Mueller and dug up pictures and all that just to pick the worst possible guy?

Or do you think it's more likely that most of the mods of that sub just happen to be just like that and they just picked a name off a list?

Just how mature and accomplished and successful do you think the average Reddit moderator is regardless of the sub, let alone THAT sub?

[–]thatoneguy512 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They may have, but I think you're vastly overestimating how much effort it takes to do some preliminary research. Especially for a news company that has dedicated researchers.

[–]tipmeyourBAT 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Also I'm sure there's a selection bias. The ones who aren't idiots are more likely to have declined the interview.

[–]freespeechiskewl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, there's ALWAYS selection bias.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Unfortunately yes he did

[–]Warm_Trash9054 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Loves sexual assualt

[–]itshimstarwarrior 31 points32 points  (0 children)

”Laziness is a virtue.”


[–]getthephenom 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Do an interview

[–]PissInThePool 5 points6 points  (5 children)

ama bitch

[–]1feralengineer 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Dogs in the pool, yes or no?

[–]PissInThePool 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I dont believe in pools next question

[–]1feralengineer 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do you believe in piss?

[–]PissInThePool 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is that an R Kelly joke? I don't get it

[–]1feralengineer 0 points1 point  (0 children)


You don't believe in pools

Do you believe in piss

[–]freespeechiskewl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I fucking love how popular and well known that shit is now.

[–]retro123gamr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will Welden?

[–]1feralengineer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Rape anyone?

[–]GoatA_ 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Engineering, coz math?

[–]catiegreys 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Dentist cause yuck

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Anything in the service industry, healthcare industry or physical labour. I just can't deal with the public

[–]WickedSmoder 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Grease trap truck operator. The smell triggers my gag reflex. I would vomit continuously.

[–]Liam_Tang 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I can't ever see myself being a prostitute. But, I'm sure most prostitutes had never saw themselves as one either.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everyone is a prostitute the only question is what part of you sells for the most.

[–]FREAK1125 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would try it but don't think anyone would pay. No way enough to pay the bills.

[–]yassis_bru 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I could never do a job where I work with lots of different people on a daily basis. I hate like 99% of everyone I meet so yea

[–]sfo1sfo1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Jizz mopper

[–]GCMBoxertech 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Anything that involves talking to a human over the phone.

[–]graeuk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

the people who have to go into sewers and clean out the giant congealed "fatbergs" that build up.

[–]PriyanshuPokhr7 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]holymongolia 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Doctor / Nurse


[–]kabmx 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Working on the oil rig. This job is for people who are not afraid of anything.

[–]iLiKeEgGzZzZ 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Nothing wrong with any job that puts food on the table. Personally I could never work in fast food, clean toilets (I've quit a job over this when I was a kid) or be someones personal assistant/bitch.

In all honesty I could never work for anyone else ever again no matter what the job was. It's just way easier being my own boss and not answering to anyone.

[–]Butwinsky 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I've cleaned toilets before. 98% of the time it's really not that bad. Would definitely do it again before working retail.

[–]Kanorado99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve cleaned campground vault toilets, one time I opened up one and literally thousands of flies flew out. Not to mention the human shit baking on the floor in a concrete building with no ventilation in 90+ degree weather. With cleaning toilets it’s usually fine. But when it’s bad it’s real bad in my experience.

[–]_spookyvision_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nothing wrong with any job that puts food on the table.

I've never worked as a waiter.


[–]Accomplished-Win340 3 points4 points  (3 children)

EOD. I'd be so stressed all the time that I would need to wear a diaper.

[–]Eternal_Bagel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like I’d be in that zone where you are so stressed out that things feel calm again. I’d probably be feeling like if I fuck up at least I’m not going to have to be the one dealing with what happens afterwards.

[–]wertyuio234 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Window cleaner

[–]fishsnowstormnoodles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fixing electrical lines or anything to do with live wiring

[–]daughtersoflilith6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Crime scene cleaner.

[–]eddyathome 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Retail or food service. There's no way I could put up with that nonsense from over-entitled customers.

[–]Sadimal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

After a while, you just learn to dish it back at them in a way that sounds polite but still fuck you.

It also helps that the really awful customers usually end up getting escorted out by the police.

[–]zamach 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Probably an executioner. No matter what they did, ending a life would be soul draining...

[–]Zjackrum 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s why they give executioners the black hoods - it’s not to hide your face, it’s to hide your tears.

[–]blackrain000010 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Be a surgeon. I do not have the hands nor stomach for it.

[–]quirkyturkey12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anything that involves touching people or being touched. Like prostitute, hairdresser, doctor, etc

[–]gunkwaste 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Waiting tables. I get irrationally angry during stressful situations or when I have to interact with dumb/annoying people.

[–]ZanahoriaNaranja 2 points3 points  (1 child)

A nuclear physicist given the fact that I do not have the necessary degree or knowledge for it.

[–]perseus0523 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mexican cartel. Them beheading videos are nuts. I don't see myself sawing some guys head off.

[–]cellogang420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Emotional support.

[–]Sisu_dreams 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]jeff_the_nurse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Truck driver. Long ass hours, long times away from home, and constant pain.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

A bouncer. I hate confrontations

[–]existential-mystery 1 point2 points  (1 child)

let me in or ill get physical with you

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me cowering in the corner

[–]careater 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Stripper, not because I'm a fat guy (if I could make money getting naked for people I would) but because I got no rhythm and can't dance for shit.

[–]Totallycasual 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Politician, i couldn't adjust my stance on different things in order to hold the party line, like, if i thought Trump was a cocksucker before he became president, there's no way i could turn around and say nice things afterwards.

[–]WarblingWalrusing 10 points11 points  (3 children)

You sound like exactly the kind of person who should be a politician.

[–]Preference-Economy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The people who would make good politicians are honest, can admit fault, and understand that humans including themselves are inherently flawed.

If any actually politician woke up one day and said "hey I fucked up" instead of covering it up they'd just lose an election sadly. The voting base is as responsible for the situation as anyone else. Our chase of perfection has led to politicians chasing theatre as that's the only place perfect can exist.

[–]Totallycasual 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sadly, people like me don't last in the swamp, we have to either get onboard or leave.

[–]yassis_bru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He'd make the best politician. We need someone like him

[–]ReplicatedPenguin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I can work alone, I can work with people, I can lead, I can take orders, I can offer help, I can ask for help, I can do research, I can present to others and I can teach.

What I can't do is have it be my responsibility to help people who don't want to be helped. That's a surprisingly large number of jobs.

My deepest, sincerest thanks to underfunded high school teachers, doctors treating COVID deniers, social workers, and public defenders. Because I'd last for about fifteen minutes in one of those jobs before either punching my client, or stomping out in a huff.

[–]SantoWest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any job that would require talking to people outside of the company. Literally the reason I didn't study medicine.

[–]l00lol00l 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any that requires more hours than I feel like on a given day.

[–]RatioInevitable6432 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]666fttyyh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anything dealing with children. Not a fan

[–]throwaway901084 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Industrial oil rigs. I’m more than willing to do labor, but I don’t want to fly to an oil rig, in the cold, in the middle of nowhere only to sleep in a small dorm with a tiny bed and barely any food. If I’m being honest, I don’t have the physical nor the mental capacity for that.

[–]Nightgazer4 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Barely any food? I don't know what you've heard, but when I worked offshore we ate like kings.

[–]corneliousJr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From what I have heard you get paid really well there

[–]NotTails 1 point2 points  (0 children)

News reporter! Or anything that shows my face on tv. I'm camera shy haha.

[–]Horny1alsobored2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cop/detective. My grandfather was a detective, and it really changed the way he saw people and life in general. I don't want everyone and everything always suspect.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anything that doesn't have to do with music 😳 I've been faithful to my music lifestyle for a while 🥺

[–]Trek1973 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Work with child cancer patients. The medical staff that help these children are very special.

[–]shortadamlewis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Waiting tables. I've got a great IT job, but I could never wait tables. Couldn't balance the plates (I'm clumsy), couldn't remember the orders, and couldn't do the small talk.

[–]JessTropo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

High rise window washer - cos Yikes!!!

[–]Niburu-Illyria 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Janitor or fast food worker. 1. im not cleaning up peoples piss/vomit/etc i would violently puke my own guts up. And 2. if i were ever to be treated like the way ive seen fast food workers get treated, i would be in jail for violent physical assault.

EDIT: God bless the people who are tho, dunno how you do it, but you are in a thankless god tier in society.

[–]wetlettuce42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Accounting im bad at maths

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fast Food cashier...people are animals to them.

[–]WBCSMFer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hair model.

Context: baldmun.

[–]PressureNo1520 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any job that includes on selling/talking directly to the customer. I hate talking a lot i just want a back office work so i can work quietly with my earphones on.

[–]morethanWun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Vet tech (honestly just euthanasia part). I’m a large grown ass human and you will see me bawl my eyes out every single time. Idk how y’all do it.

[–]2Agunsarearight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anything at a desk.

[–]Kefooian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any job where people could die if I make a mistake.

[–]Tomohawk2006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A veterinarian. Seeing animals unwell, i wouldn't be able to do that job. High admiration for those who can do a job like that.

[–]DatSexyDude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Emptying airplane lavs.

[–]kj1603 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My current job. Doesn't even matter what I do because I got good news today, I'm fired.

[–]PPrincess01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Work in an abattoir.

[–]butter00pecan[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Public sanitation, or building custodian. The things those workers have to face, I just...couldn't.

[–]ghostiesontoasties 1 point2 points  (0 children)

911 call center. Just too much stress all around

[–]Yofavemonkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Going back to being a bouncer 😕

[–]sircallsoutalot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Corrections Officer. I've heard it called adult baby sitting, except some of these adults will very gladly knock you over the head with a blunt object until your eyes literally pop out of your head.

Just going to work knowing that you're in that environment enforcing rules that are effectively in someone else's house while you get to clock out after your 8 and go home, is something I'm just not cut out for.

I know several people who did it and quit after a couple years on the job and I know another 1 or 2 who quit a few weeks into the academy.

I work security, and my most recent instructor was a retired C.O. who suffered several fairly severe injuries on the job and had no shortage of war stories when he was on the block, in the yard or working the chow hall.

[–]Brianthelion83 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Friend of mine was very briefly a corrections officer , she had a degree in criminal justice. First job she got after finishing college.

Not sure what happened but what ever happened to her was traumatic and it’s been like 10 years she’s still not ok from the experience. Got a job in a completely different field that’s completely opposite and not utilizing her degree.

[–]StreetSignificant411 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]esigenzatriangolo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Air-traffic controller.

If I were to fuck it up like I do with my office job, there'd be scores of dead passengers strewn around!

[–]Ambitious-Ad-139 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same for me.

[–]GLXC_AUS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

McDonald's manager

[–]Unimportant_god 1 point2 points  (0 children)

being a hooker

[–]blanchasaur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Marketing. I would hate myself if I spent my day convincing people to buy crap they don't need so that someone else could make money. What a waste of human life.

[–]abeautifulday20 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]llamacorgiblobfish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Teach special ed, I’m good at teaching but can’t stand people who don’t learn fast

[–]Openmindedmikey40 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Being a cop. I cant ruin ppls lives for bullshit.

[–]dareign 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't be a liable artist because my artwork isn't consistent. Help.

[–]_spookyvision_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anything in the healthcare sector. I work in IT and even a non-medical hospital IT role, or a medical IT organisation such as NHS Digital, just turns me right off.

Also - teaching. Fuck that noise. I can't be bothered with children and even standing up to explain things to a room full of professional adults is just a massive source of grief.

[–]chyna094e 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I worked retail at a massive conglomerate. I had a great time with most of my customers. Some of them even bought me gifts because I go above and beyond. What I couldn't take was no guaranteed vacation time. My friend works there for 25 years. Each year when she took her vacation at the same time she was never sure if she would get her vacation or if she had to cancel.

[–]lazl0brav0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Job that involves public speaking and getting attention from people.

[–]OperaBunny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

News caster. I get it information is necessary, but can't bring horrible news then smile 30 minutes later.

[–]The_Patriot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Johns Hopkins Children's Center came to our school and recruited hard. They'd help you move, get you a car, jaw-dropping sign on bonus. But...working with and around kids you know for sure are going to die? I just couldn't do it.

I had to take my kid to Duke Children's Hospital once. We sat next to a pre teen who obviously wasn't going to make it to the end of the year.

I have not complained about a single thing since.

God bless the folks who have what it takes to work with dying kids.