Jump to content
simonm

Worst job you have ever done

Recommended Posts

Crawling in confined spaces pushing shit about is bread n butter, oh to be a tree surgeon... 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cleaned the toilets at Otterburn camp for 6 weeks, over a thousand of Her Majesty’s finest troops would shit in there on any given day during a big summer exercise.

Some of them may be on here!

 

Character building stuff.

 

My worst job, however, was trying to run my small arb firm with a totally fucked knee that I didn’t realise was serious.

Pissed off mate I worked with thought I was being a mincer didn’t help.

Got through that and he’s still one of my best mates, although we rarely work together now, but it’s great craic when we do.

 

Any job is better than no job though.

 

The current benefits system may make a mockery of the above statement, but for anyone worth anything it’s still true.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, eggsarascal said:

Crawling in confined spaces pushing shit about is bread n butter, oh to be a tree surgeon... 

Well, you've got the climbing bit sorted already. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, felixthelogchopper said:

Well, you've got the climbing bit sorted already. :D

.......an the shear volume of nappies n crap on our fencelines ain't that different neither. K

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, felixthelogchopper said:

Well, you've got the climbing bit sorted already. :D

I was taught by one of the best in the industry.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Worked in a factory making factories (in kit form) one week I sat at a machine pressing metal components, the technique was pic a component out of a box place in the machine, press two buttons, remove component and throw it into a box on the other side of the machine. 12 hour shifts to make the crap wages viable...
That job really made rainy super wide conny hedge re-re-re-reductions look like exciting adventures. Even in the rain.
 
 
 

Sounds similar to a job that I had producing microfiche.
Pile of documents to the left, take one and place on the flatbed under the camera, press a button, put on the pile to the right.
Pre minimum wage so was on less than £2 an hour!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pulling the bile gland off Chicken livers,that was one School Holiday job.

 

Picking the yellow peas out from the Green ones,whilst standing at a conveyor belt was another holiday job.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.