ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3192 times:
...title's pretty self explanatory: what is the shortest amount of time you've ever formally held a job?
Was your departure voluntary or forced? What kind of job was it? Do you regret it?
Mine was working at SuperTarget-- had just gotten my first college apartment, parents weren't going to pay for it, so needed some quick income. Didn't even last 9 days, hated being there with an indescribable passion.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3173 times:
5 weeks at a e-commerce fulfillment company as a data entry clerk during summer vacation when I was at college. It paid okay money, but they management team had absolutely zero idea on how to effectively manage and lead people. After being told that data entry had to be performed in silence and that walkmans were banned, I got up, gathered my stuff, and walked out.
For the rest of the summer I washed cars, made a shed load of money doing it, and had a great time. Should've just done that instead of data entry.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
Two jobs, one nearly right after the other that I worked for about 3 weeks each, while I was waiting for my start date on a new job.
The first was working for a bankruptcy trustee. I did a physical inventory of everything in the office, and got all the accounting files on the computer in order, for a company that had filed chapter 7 and dismissed all their employees.
The second was filling in for a production assistant on a movie who'd gotten sick, and they needed someone to fill his shoes quickly. Got both jobs by knowing people who knew I was just sitting around enjoying life too much for a while. For the movie job I was literally called Sunday night and on the set at 7am Monday morning.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3131 times:
Well at an airline I got hired for the kitchen, and after completing a whole entire 4 days of working there I was officially moved to grooming. Same airline, same boss, same building, different job. They wanted me to move because they needed me more as a groomer, and I was happy to switch due to a) groomers go on the planes more and b) it saves me from that 0500 shift I was on with catering.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3128 times:
About two days. I had gotten a packaging job at a warehouse through a temp agency and it was really was rougher than I thought it would be. After the first day, I ended up with a pain in a wrist because of heavy repetitive motion and the second day I tried to work through the pain but couldn't so I walked off the job.
I've seen folks walk off the job at places on the first day. Some made it until the meal break and never came back, others after less than an hour. There was one job I had through a temp agency years back where we had so much turnover that the client had to use two different agencies in order to keep a full staff (The staff was only 5 people when fully staffed). Turnover was so bad that I go promoted to an assistant lead in less than two months after starting there. Being employed through a temp agency meant that one day you could get a call saying that you're off the assignment.
ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
I worked from mid August '96 to about mid September '96 at the local Subway. The owners were losing money and had already closed their other location in Santa Fe. Since I had been the last person they hired, I was the first to be let go. The location I worked at would eventually close the following December.
Air380 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3079 times:
I was a receptionist for an Arabian bank way back for a few weeks in Europe, most boring job I have ever had. The head honcho only came once a week and the rest of the time I read magazines, did acupressure so I would not fall asleep, etc.. The pay was ok but it was sooo boring!
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4994 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3054 times:
My first job was last summer. I worked at CVS Pharmacy in Millerton, NY from July 9th to August 17th. My aunt was the manager and she was cool. I had no problem with the job in general, I just decided early in August that I wanted to move back to SoCal, and so obviously, my job in NY had to end.
In that short month, a few cool things happened, including Vin Diesel popping in to buy some stuff! You should've seen the girls in the store start freaking out, it was hilarious!
TZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2884 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
Well, I had 2 short times.
McD's- Processed my 1st order, over the "recommended time" by 5 sec. Was bitched at by the shift manager for 10 min. Asked me if I had anything to say. I gave him the finger and left. That was say...15 min
I worked at this construction company for 7 days. I was promised $10/hour, got my check and it was done with 8.50/hr. I did heavy labor for 9 hrs a day for 8.50 an hour. I was really pissed off since I didn't like the job anyway since I was the only non-convict working at the whole job. I never bothered showing up after cashing my check.
Deltaownsall From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2956 times:
Abercrombie and Fitch- Green Hills Mall (Nashville)
the job really wasnt that bad and the managers were pretty cool actually...as well as alot of the people that worked there. but they made me go recruit at my college (Vanderbilt) and the stupid ass taglines that I was supposed to use were just outrageously pathetic. I lasted a little over a month and then quit when i headed back home for the summer.
Frontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2777 times:
I worked with this French baker in October, for about three weeks before he made some creepy physical advances, so I quit. The pay wasn't worth his stinginess and icky contact (coming from a married man with a 6 year old daughter). I mean, when I asked if he might pay me minimum wage, he said that I could earn "extra money" by agreeing to go to his bakery after wrapping up at the Farmers Market. As if I'm going to trust him being alone with me in a bakery on a quiet side street!
Melpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2729 times:
Back in '99, I spent 2 weeks working for a local building company/real estate agent. Let's just say I didn't agree with their sales practices..... They seemed to be constantly in either a court or tribunal over something they'd done. I pretty much left by mutual agreement, I got another job in retail before becoming a Public Servant.
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4730 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2723 times:
Two days - working at the Pacific Internet shop in Sydney. Planned to do it part time for extra money - did two shifts, made redundant in my other job, and scored a new job that negated the need for the part time one.
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