While I sit in the fetal position writing this, contemplating Thursday night’s finale of Lost while grading my students’ final projects, here’s something that might be amusing to find out:
What’s the worst job you ever had?
Have any of you worked in a world completely outside the one you currently inhabit? (i.e. an atheist who worked at a church?)
- A miniature golf course/batting cage. You know the golf balls that go into the mini-ponds? I scooped them out. And when the batting cages got clogged? I’d have to run past the flying baseballs to the back of the machine, unclog it with a bat, and run back to safety while the pre-teens aimed their swings at me.
- Telemarketer for The New York Times. Since I wasn’t allowed to hang up on anyone, that resulted in several conversations where people quizzed me because they thought I was elitist. Or took me with them into the shower. Or swore at me because the Lakers were in the playoffs and how dare I call them at that time!?
Oh, the memories…
I should mention that I bring this all up, having nearly completed my first year in a job I actually enjoy doing It’s been a while since I’ve said that…