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People's 'I Don't Get Paid Enough For This Sh*t' Experiences

There are jobs that our psyche can't deal with for very long.

Sometimes you take a job because you like to eat.

You want a place to live.

Sure, it may not be in the wheelhouse of your educational degree... but you have to eat.

But everyone does begin to reach the point of... I'm over it.


Redditor indian_boy786 asked everyone about jobs that cause more stress than they're worth by asking:

"What is your 'I don't get paid enough for this sh*t moment?"

I've left places after fights.

I'm not having this face marred by violence at minimum wage rates.

Merry Christmas

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"Being told that I ruined a woman's Christmas because the supermarket I worked at was out of brandy infused marmalade."

chillypyo

"Yeah I'm still in retail and I'm ruining peoples Christmas's daily at this point."

LlamaLlama2432

80+ hours...

"I worked for a small college. The president's secretary thought that most things were above her pay grade and at one of the busiest times of the year for my office decided that I should put in 80+ hours to clean her data and get something she needed done."

"After getting it finished she decided that she wanted the whole thing changed. I broke down. I went to the doctor in the midst of a full blown panic attack and was given a note for two weeks off work, which meant they had to use what I did or do it themselves. I came back to work and resigned."

iiiBansheeiii

Poo Time

"When I was 18 and working at a retail store, a baby in his mother's arms took a sh** so massive that his diaper couldn't contain it. A bunch ended up on the floor, and the mother ran away. I was not paid enough for that literal s**t."

heybudno

"Babies actually do this quite often. You can be sure that the mess she had to clean up was also pretty far reaching. And she likely had dealt with many a poo explosion in the past and probably had many more. I hope for your sake the baby was young and breastfeeding."

MummaGoose

Trouble

"Assistant manager at a movie theatre, fight breaks out between two teenage guests that we had to restrain, fill out police report etc."

"Police seized one of our garbage can lids as evidence (teen A hit teen B in the mouth with it - blood was all over it)."

"Got in trouble for losing a can lid whilst on duty."

Eternal__Optimist

Some jobs are just too much.

Thanks Sprint

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"When a thick stream of sweat drained out of this girls cell phone case. I had to explain to her that her phone had water damage and that she shouldn't work out with her phone in her bra, all the while trying to be professional and not gag while cleaning the mess. (I sold phones at Sprint)."

jordanmlee

Trash Bags

"Manager at a grocery store I worked in my teens refused to pay the waste management bill for several months. When they finally came and emptied the dumpster, there were still mounds of trash laying about around the area."

"He had me go out and clean all of it up alone. I didn't have any protective gear or supplies whatsoever, and was out in 100+ degree weather."

"I was only given a bunch of trash bags to put it into, and when I went in to ask for help, I was just given a shovel."

"I worked one more day after that, and after just being given more work to do without so much as a 'good job' or 'thanks,' I never went back."

herpty_derpty

‘Billy Run!’

"I used to work at Old Country Buffet, and there were kids who would eat until they threw up- like alllll the time-

"This one case that is seared into my mind was when I was once fixing up the salad bar and I heard ‘Billy Run!’ screamed from an ignorant parent and then I see this 12ish year old boy running to the bathroom, only he didn’t make it."

"An unholy amount of undigested red Jello-O came exploded out of him like a f**king volcano all over the Caesar Salad, the floor next to the cash register, and on about 5 or 6 diners waiting in line to get in. It looked like he had literally vomited his guts out in an arc about 10 feet in diameter. I had to sweep up the chunks with a broom until a dishwasher with a mop could take care of the rest."

Darth_Xenic

Grabby's

"Barista. Grabby customer grabs drink on the counter, tastes it, says, 'This isn't mine. I ordered a vanilla latté. This is also iced.' I proceed to tell her it's clearly not her drink she picked up then. Am currently making Grabby's drink, then have to double back to make the previous drink for the customer it was originally intended for. Again."

"8 hours a day, 5 days a week."

"Customer service should definitely be paid more."

juneauboe

Hell No...

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"While working as a student custodian on campus I had to clean vomit out of a urinal. There is no easy, not gross way of cleaning that. Not worth the minimum wage."

insert_joke_here_pls

That is a lot of... "I'm over it!"

Do you have any experiences to share? Let us know in the comments below.

Things People Secretly Love But Would Never Admit To In Public

Reddit user sweet_chick283 asked: 'What do you secretly love that you would never admit to in public?;

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What makes us all unique is our passions and the things we love, whether it's singing in the shower, reading books, or listening to specific music artists.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where we are judged for our various tastes and interests thanks to social media, and it makes us consciously selective about sharing the things we love on the internet.

Curious to hear about people's personal desires under anonymity, Redditor sweet_chick283 asked:

"What do you secretly love that you would never admit to in public?"

These aren't really chores for the following Redditors.

Good Clean Fun

"Mopping, im a janitor and generally hate my work... but damn mopping is so good."

– MrDDog06

"When you have a great rhythm going it is something special. I get the same feeling while I vacuum, but won’t let my wife know I enjoy it."

– Bogus_34

Act Of Unwrinkling

"Ironing clothes. A dozen of them. Can’t explain how it relaxes me. I told one person and they looked at me like I’m crazy."

– eerie_white_glow

"My mum misses the days when dad would be out on a Friday night, my brother out with friends and me upstairs quietly playing PS1. She would pour herself a Bacardi & Coke and do the ironing while watching her TV shows."

"I'm sure she doesn't really miss it now that we've moved out and they've retired but it was her wind-down after a busy working week so I can see how people can find it relaxing."

– xdq

Our solo actions can spark joy.

Big Brother Is Watching

"pretending to be on the Truman show and whenever im in my house i act all inconspicuous so they dont know that i know that they’re watching me."

– Bec_121

"C’mon man, you’re not supposed to let him know. You signed a contract when signing up for live views. I’m reporting you."

– doeswaspsmakehoney

The Multi-Tasker

"Playing video games naked at home while eating cheese."

– thickening_agent

Releasing The Kraken

"I love the feeling when you've eaten good fibre and let out a solid long train log in the toilet. That feeling is heavenly."

– therapoootic

"Even better when it’s a clean wipe and not a poo crayon."

– TheWarmestHugz

Ultimate Comfort

"My (male 41) weekend routine is coming home from work, make hot chocolate, start a fire, dress in a ugly pink nightgown made for old ladies and watch forensic files."

– crazyloomis

Some people are obsessed with collecting things.

So Kawai

"Sanrio stationery stores. All those different multicolor pens, a thousand kinds of erasers, spiral bound notebooks galore... my kids sadly have absolutely no appreciation for this wonderland..."

– HavingNotAttained

It's A Staple

"Office supplies have a weird, special place in my heart ever since I was a kid. They don't even have to be 'cute' necessarily."

"Japan's legendary stationery stores is unironically a reason I want to go."

– _CozyLavender_

Not Caring Anymore

"The older I get the shorter that list gets. Not because I love less things, but because I don't care about hiding it."

– Bi-Beast

"YES!! I'm 53 now. I'm working my first job in public since 2006. Today is Halloween and we're allowed to dress up so I am sitting here waiting to go to work dressed as a VERY bad Wednesday Addams. My bf said I'd 'look stupid' because no one else will probably dress up and I'm like, 'WHO CARES!' My makeup looks horrible and not like I practiced, but I DO NOT CARE! I'm having fun with it anyhow and I don't care if my coworkers dress up or not. I'm bein' ME! :)"

– deanie1970

Honorable mentions start here.

The Savior

"Picking up worms from the street and sidewalks when it rains and moving them into the dirt so they don’t burn in the sun, every time it rains I do this."

– sky_kitten89

Hero Of The Moment

"Yoooo I scoot SO many snails and worms. I work as a tech/mechanic at an automotive shop, I had a peoject car towed to my house the other day and it was covered in snails. I saw them when the tow guy/coworker was unloading and I was like, 'oh! It comes with free snails!' and began moving them. He laughed then realized and said, '... Oh, you're serious. Uh... Okay.'"

"I don't care who knows it. These little things barely can look out for themselves, why shouldn't we if we can take a moment to help? I don't care what happens next, it probably doesn't matter overall but I can help this moment."

– chris14020

Why should some of the hidden desires mentioned above have to be secret?

Redditors opening up about some of these would make them a hit at parties–no shaming.

As a matter of fact, I'll totally be down for a Forensic Files viewing party where we all make hot chocolate, light the fireplace, and cozy up together in our respective pink ugly nightgowns for old ladies.

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We've probably all heard some variation of the saying "Truth is stranger than fiction."

Real life isn't just strange, it can also be downright ridiculous.

History is riddled with moments of absurdity.

So ridiculous that people have a hard time believing real life is, well, really real.

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