So much talk about liberals hating real work and it got me thinking (Yeah I know, that's never a good thing, especially when I'm a little bored). Anyway short back-story leads to question: what would you say were the best and worst jobs you've ever had? Why?
As for myself:
Worst Job: Environmental Science Lab, Fuels Extractions.
The first job out of college. 20 fume hoods crammed into 2 mid-sized rooms and there wasn't enough room to work really. You often got a solid buzz from all the various chemicals. It was impossible to both get all your work done and do it safely. People sent to the hospital coughing up blood after a particularly bad accident. 50-60 hour weeks on your feet all day moving around gallons of chemicals, no climate control. Went through a surprising amount of calories and water for a lab job. Thank god for overtime. Anyway, I got out of there as fast as I could.
Best Job: Intern at a Forestry Lab.
One of my college internships. We did 'last fish' surveys and macroinvertebrate sampling. Long days, but lots of fun. Was going to work there after college, but the lab head got a bad virus and missed a few months of work. That meant less contracts and grant money to go around and they couldn't bring me on.
It was good times though. You want to pay me to go hiking and fishing? Yeah ok.
Edited, Dec 8th 2011 1:03pm by someproteinguy