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What Is The One Thing You Hate Most About Your Job  
User currently offlineVSLover From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 23
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

as i sit here doing the one thing i absolutely hate about my job, i was wondering what that thing is for you?

for me is it the time-entry system. we have to track what we do and enter it in to the system that was the firm can bill clients appropriately. we have to keep track of how much time is spent but also provide a narrative for work done.

what is awful is i generally wait until the day it is due to enter in a week's worth of time...and with some 35 clients on my plate, my days can get messy. other attorneys sitting near me seem to agree with me on this being the worst aspect too.

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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
What Is The One Thing You Hate Most About Your Job

The fact it ends in 3 and a half weeks


User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Passengers!!!!! especially when they ask stupid questions!!!! (Although I do understand they are vital for our business).


upcoming flights LHR-LAX-HNL-SFO-LHR
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Everything  Sad

Low pay, menial, surrounded by arrogant sales people who earn almost twice as much as we do and earn commission and prizes on top of that...

Roll on September, when I quit and follow my lifelong ambition!



No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced
User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

getting up for it!
filler


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
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I work for a medical equipment company as a product manager and I have 2 pet hates:

Prima donna anaesthetists and cardiologists who think that because they are doctors and you are not they can treat you like absolute crap. They make appointments and don't arrive, they will take a phone call in the middle of a meeting and get up and leave, never to return.

Nursing staff who call you in the middle of the night complaining that your equipment must be faulty because it is giving an alarm... "no it's not the patient, he is fine" (then why is he in ICU???)



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1337 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
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I work night shift in a rapid response AOG support environment.

My only dislike is slow nights when I have little to do. I'd rather have my dick kicked in for a full 12 hour shift. It makes the night go faster and I enjoy being productive.



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
we have to keep track of how much time is spent but also provide a narrative for work done.

what is awful is i generally wait until the day it is due to enter in a week's worth of time...and with some 35 clients on my plate, my days can get messy.

At my previous job it sucked - we had to turn in worksheets for each project weekly.

Now, we have electronic timekeeping. We just enter the appropriate project code and hours. No narrative. Also, our company policy is to keep these up-to-date daily, as we get audited by the government. So, it takes me about 30 seconds every day.

As for the rest of my job, I love it.


User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

No windows.



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User currently offlineScott2187 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 8):
No windows.

I'm with you on that one...I go out to lunch just so I can remember what the outside looks like. It's also nice to get away when I'm at lunch.



“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
User currently offlineAirportGal From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

the commute..... but the job's great!

here's a little giggle for ya, when you think your job sucks...

When you have an "I Hate My Job" day, try this. On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson and Johnson. Be very sure you get this brand.

When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed. Change into very comfortable pajamas and sit in your favorite chair, carefully open the package and remove the thermometer.

Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken. Now the fun part begins - Take out the literature and read it carefully. You will notice that in small print there is a statement, "Every rectal thermometer made by Johnson &Johnson is personally tested."

Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times, "I am so thankful that I do not work for quality control at Johnson and Johnson!"

NOW, HAVE A NICE DAY AND REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE
ELSE WITH A JOB THAT IS WORSE THAN YOURS!!!!!!!


User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
What Is The One Thing You Hate Most About Your Job

That it's my job.



Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
User currently offlineEWROwznj00 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

I work in retail. Oh lordy, does it suck. Not only is it retail, I have to deal with rich snotty customers that want their suger honey iced tea 5 minutes ago.  banghead 

I'm going back to school for my MBA, hopefully that will save me from Dante's 8th circle of hell.


User currently offlineSAIL52115 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

In my last job: My sales manager. All about her and her alone. And she aimed to steal thunder while putting me down at every chance she could get. Oh, she belittled me in public at 2 sales mtgs.

Nice.

Now I am self employed and make 4X as much money as that job. And I e-mail her my commission stmts whenever possible.

And no, I am really not a vindictive bastard. I just like being right when someone is so egregiously WRONG!


User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

Working late and I know us A.netters love to travel but I received over
100K in DL skymiles last year. Thats too much traveling.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
What Is The One Thing You Hate Most About Your Job

Mmhh... not having one at the moment?



Being a pioneer in any field is not by itself a guarantee of continued success - Pan Am, anyone?
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
we have to keep track of how much time is spent but also provide a narrative for work done.

Man that just sucks!!! I refuse to do that in my current job, I asked the question: "Do you want me to work, or write about work?" and got away with it.

Now, the only part of my job that sucks...is dealing with govt, some people are fine but I find govt processes quite frustrating.


User currently offlineVSLover From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 16):

Man that just sucks!!! I refuse to do that in my current job, I asked the question: "Do you want me to work, or write about work?" and got away with it.

ha, but this is a corporate law firm, so the only things that matter are money, money, how much you bill so we can make more money.

thats just how it is, but it still is a royal pain trying to recollect everything i did last tuesday on the off chance i forgot to write it all down that day!


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

I hate my boss because I can't get him to buy all my crappy excuses.

I'm self employed


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3209 times:
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Hmm, management is high, but I think the customers are what annoys me most.
Spare a thought for the poor retail assistants in your local supermarket!



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User currently offlineEaglekeeper101 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 272 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

My job would be perfect, so long as pilots behaved themselves and stopped breaking our airplanes.

Of course, then my job would be fiction as well.



"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
What Is The One Thing You Hate Most About Your Job

The fact that its on a damn Air Force base right now.  headache 



Crye me a river
User currently offlineEaglekeeper101 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 272 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3191 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 21):
The fact that its on a damn Air Force base right now

HEY now!  Angry

Ok, most clubs on AF bases suck, and Navy bases get McDonalds. I'll grant you those  Smile



"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3191 times:

As I work in the NHS, the one thing I can definitely say I hate about my job is the polititics and S**T that is dished out to us nursing staff on a day to day basis. The nursing care now in England has become secondary to targets and saving money - That is not why I do what I do.

Nuff said (I can feel my blood pressure going up as I type this )



 irked 


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3190 times:

I hate everything about my job. I have to justify stupid bank charges, try to get customers into even more debt than they already are in, have to sit in a cold dark call centre all day with the blinds closed. I don't even know why we have windows. I'd much rather be on the move all day, I don't like sitting all day at work.


Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
25 Post contains images Pe@rson : That would have been fine, but for the fact that you're sitting down now.
26 Sunshine79 : Yeah it's ok to be sitting down at home, but I preferred running around airports and hotels than being behind a desk. Anyway, who said I'm sitting do
27 Jafa39 : I am always very nice to them, I have seen my father-in-law treat them like serfs far too often...OK so the customer is always right but they can be
28 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : The club out here isn't too bad, but the base has about 20 million people crammed into about 1 square mile. Its pretty pathetic how packed it is.....
29 Post contains images Leezyjet : I hate the varying hours and combination of earlies/lates/days/nights. It plays total havoc with your body's circadian rythams. You never get into a f
30 Searpqx : Pretty much says it. But its only temporary now, they love me so I get away with murder, and I'm getting a huge bonus. I can live with it for another
31 Post contains images ANCFlyer : I feel the same way every time I have to go to Elmendorf AFB for anything - damned Air Farce SPs . . . . they always call me "Chief". "I'm not a Chie
32 L-188 : Well the air force is supposedly the most like a college dorm out of any of the services. I am still pissed at them because of the extra money they g
33 CaptainJon : Well not that I am complaining but being paid to sit at my desk for eight hours a day and do nothing isn't bad--but gets boring real quick. Back in my
34 LTBEWR : I work as a Legal Assistant in the NYC office of a major law firm. What I hate most is that you have to work enough billable hours to keep the bosses
35 AsstChiefMark : Dead children. Mark
36 PIA777 : Another thing I hate is since I travel so much, Expense Reports. PIA777
37 Post contains images AR1300 : old ladies.They drive me nuts! Mike
38 JoKeR : My Boss, an absolute wan*er!!! I am not the only one either!
39 HAWK21M : Night Shifts because its tough resting in the Day.But then theres always some compromise everywhere. regds MEL
40 Rodge : Sounds like we have the same job, what is it you do exactly?
41 Post contains images Cornish : Same problem i hate the most with my job - that and far too much quality assurance paperwork
42 Nordair : Dealing with those people possessing an overinflated sense of self entitlement.
43 Post contains images Jasepl : Oh thank God all that's beyond me now! Best thing about going independent is that I no longer have to account for every second of my day and that I c
44 Seb146 : I have a part time job at McDonalds. I hate when I look at a customer and say "May I take your order?" and they look at me like: 1. I am crazy 2. What
45 TWISTEDWHISPER : The fact that I'm the only one under 30. And that 80% of my co workers are 55+ and grandparents.
46 Post contains images Iflyatldl : Data entry-Especially for budgets and forecasts. Monotonous and tedious!
47 United905 : I hate the 40 year old babes I have to work with.For f...ks Sake wont they grow up.
48 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Let me start it first then I will tell you
49 Sleekjet : I teach middle school students. The part I hate the most is that we are expected to solve ALL of our discipline problems. Normally the ass't principal
50 Post contains images RobK : Clueless car drivers who don't seem to grasp the fact that 20 tonnes of wagon with 60 tonnes of loco sitting on the back won't stop on a six pence whe
51 Kmh1956 : I work as a receptionist for a private school, and lovemy job. However, what really gets my goat is the number of parents who obviously have a nanny r
52 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Hmm, I can't just provide one thing.... 1) Passengers who are Arrogant and Abusive towards me. 2) Passengers who are Drunk. 3) Passengers who delibera
53 Post contains images Lfutia : when I was employed, I hated cleaning up after people and being stuck doing the dishes... now im laid off and have been for the last week Leo
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