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What job would you hate the most? and why?

  • 03-12-2022 9:40pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8,420 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    For me its definitely a professional office job, I did one in the past, lasted just about a month and quit one day when I couldn't take it anymore. The whole suit and tie, formality and fakeness of it all, most of the people I worked with were toxic gossipers who would stab you in the back as soon as look at you. I think most people just hate jobs like that deep down and that is the reason they are such a$$holes while at work.

    I nearly get sick now thinking of such a job.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,752 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Don't judge by your bad experience. I did 35 years in an office job and lived it. It involved constant variety and was with a great bunch of people who became marvellous family friends. It depends on the work and the people.

    I'd hate any marketing or sales type work. I think it always comes across as very fake and I'd be too honest for it. But our perceptions of other professions can often be way off mark.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,420 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    I will judge it. Even if I had great colleagues in a professional office job, I couldn't handle it, its just not a god match for me im afraid, I wouldn't do a job like that for any money. soul destroying in my opinion.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,481 ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    It's mostly about the mindset which you engage with it, though, isn't it?

    I've had jobs I was unhappy in, but it was more about where I was in my life; I've never hated my job, nor the people I worked with. Maybe I was just lucky...

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,420 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    I suppose some people just go with the flow but I don't believe that is the way to go. I could have stayed in that awful job but I would have become deeply depressed which isn't something normal for me. I quit and set up a business, I am happier, making far more money and doing something I enjoy. maybe I was lucky. 😉

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,168 ✭✭✭gameoverdude

    In all fairness they just said what they wouldn't want to do.

    A suit and tie I'd be nope, unless meeting seniors. Think they're pointless. It will make you do your job better?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,420 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    Sometimes the judiciary doesn't let them down, there is a guy in an Irish prison who is there since the early 80s, some guard had to catch him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 713 ✭✭✭Vita nova

    Painter/decorator, I've done a lot of house painting in my time and have always found it very boring. I can't imagine doing it full time for the rest of my working life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,752 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    It was a bit more than that...

    fakeness of it all, most of the people I worked with were toxic gossipers who would stab you in the back as soon as look at you. I think most people just hate jobs like that deep down and that is the reason they are such a$$holes 

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,168 ✭✭✭gameoverdude

    True. Others have 10's of convictions. The guards did their job.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,168 ✭✭✭gameoverdude

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,420 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    Even if they keep them off the streets for a few months or years, job done. The rest of us don't have to deal with them for the while they are in Mountjoy.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,168 ✭✭✭gameoverdude

  • Registered Users Posts: 571 ✭✭✭gary550

    The idea of ever having to leave self employment to work for anyone fills me with trepidation.

    I've never been employed outside self employment so can't say definitely it ain't for me, I could love it. The idea of just collecting a hassle free paycheck without having to manage the headaches, heartaches and ballaches that come with business certainly make it appealing some days but I've never been even close to packing it in and looking for a job.

    From what I can tell from those around me who all have jobs the tyranny of some workplaces and some employers is something I don't see myself ever wanting to dip my toe in.

    Of course I know people who absolutely adore their job but I know vast amounts more that show up every day just to pay the bills and feed the kids - which in itself is admirable in my eyes. If the chance presented itself they'd be gone in a second.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,118 ✭✭✭saabsaab

    Footing turf. Slow and hard on the back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,952 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    That’s probably because we don’t have enough prison places for the population though in fairness.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,618 ✭✭✭Lewis_Benson

    Donald trumps rent boy.

  • Guard, doctor, nurse, chef, secondary school teacher... the stress and responsibility. An office job is luxury compared to many roles.

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