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I spent most of my adolescent and teen life making money from babysitting and tutoring, so I was really excited when I got a job as a hostess at a restaurant. Not only was it at a place my friends frequented, but I would finally be able to relate to all the people who had jobs at a real company.

I worked at that restaurant for a year and a half, but it only took me a month to learn that once I left, I’d never again want to serve.

Hosting is grueling. You have to be on your feet for hours at a time. The job also sours your outlook on people in general. Guests are rude, or they ask you to make a modification and scream bloody murder once you do it. They ask you to move to another table, and you accommodate them, but then the servers get mad at you for adding to their load or taking away the potential of tips.

Now that I’m removed from that situation, I mostly think of the good times. However, whenever someone asks me if I’d ever host again, I have to stop myself from laughing in their face.

Redditors faced the same plight with certain kinds of jobs, and were only too eager to share what those jobs were.

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Here's something that bothers me on the regular: Scam call centers. Not that they're calling me, but they still frustrate me. Why do they exist? Such awful jobs.

And don't even get me started on the fact that many of these call centers prey on the elderly and vulnerable, bilking them out of millions and millions of dollars every single year. It's enough to make your head hurt.

Does that sort of job have a net positive effect on society? I think not.

And there are others that might be just as bad, if not worse.

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Years ago, I worked in food service and I think I'm still traumatized by it.

There's something about working for minimum wage, being denied breaks, and running around dealing with rude people all day that really gets to you.

Good thing I'm no longer in it!

These days, I'm a broke writer, and you know what, that's okay with me. It's definitely an improvement!

When I tell people about my time in food service, many respond that they don't know how I did it. I still wonder that myself.

And there are plenty of jobs out there that I won't do (or go back to).

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People Share Their 'F*** This, I Quit!' Experiences
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Almost all of us have daydreamed about quitting a crappy job in an awesome way. We imagine a moment when we know quitting would have the biggest impact and savoring the wicked pleasure of choosing THEN to just... walk away.

God it sounds so satisfying.

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