So, I used to work in tree surgery, forestry and landscaping - till my shoulder had other ideas
Looking back, there were some horrible jobs that I did, but I still prefered it to working in an office. And most of the time, working with trees in lovely settings was just the best thing ever.
The list of the worst bits are as follows:
- Climbing a tree to help rescue a cat - it pee'd on me - I left it there
- Working in some of London's parks - you had to clear the ground of various excrement so your ropes didn't get soiled - dog, cat, tramp etc ewww!
- Planting large trees round the Channel Tunnel development - we had to steady them with wire ropes (like tent ropes). When it was freezing, you used to have to keep a flask of coffee/tea with you to pour on your hands when they froze to the metal
- strimming the grass around trees planted on the Channel Tunnel project and finding you are strimming bits of old WW2 bombs/incendiary devices
that WW2 bombers dropped on there return trips if they had had a failed raid and were coming back damaged to land belly up. Apparently they tried to dump these over the sea, but sometimes missed
However, none of these jobs were as bad as working in a travel insurance claims department. getting sworn at, threatened and abused daily. You'd often see someone rushing out of the building to 'get some fresh air' (i.e. have a quick cry). The general public can be horrible sometimes.
At least the trees never talked back - well only if you picked the wrong mushrooms anyway
So, come on then - what's the worst job that you have ever had???