The Friday Fives

1. What would be the worst job to do naked?

Arc welder. Ouch.

2. What job is useless?

Social Media Influencer. (How do I get one of those gigs? )

3. What are the signs that it’s time to look for another job?

When a few employees leave for any reason, and there is no hiring backfill. The doors are closing soon, or the layoffs are coming.

4. What is a job that society would crumble without?

Road maintenance folks. Getting from here to there is paramount.

5. What was your first job? Why did you leave?

Worked as a dishwasher in an invalid/memory care center. Pretty dramatic and tough to handle emotionally for a 15-year-old. Ended up getting a job as a bagger at Safeway. A better gig.

2 Replies to “The Friday Fives”

  1. 1) Fiberglass insulation installer

    2) Health insurance CEO.

    3) When the overwhelming sense of rage & the desire to kill carries over into your personal life it’s time for a change.

    4) Garbage collector. Nobody notices as long as it’s picked up but miss a couple weeks and the amount of garbage that accumulates is staggering.

    5) I started as the safety officer at public skating sessions at the local ice rink and worked up to driving the Zamboni. Left because I graduated high school and went to college.

  2. 1) Feeding cattle. First loading bales of hay naked would be horrible and the rashes would be epic. Then sitting on the back of a trick bouncing around a field and throwing bales off, I’m thinking even more epic chafing.

    2) Multiple upper management. When the VPs equal or outnumber the middle managers, there is clearly a useless person with a title.

    3) After a review that went well, but then you start getting talked to about “issues”…the exit door is coming whether you leave or are left.

    4) The people that control the water and sewer. We can survive without many things, but shit literally gets real when there is nowhere for it to go and nothing clean to drink.

    5) At the trout ranch down the hill from us. Folks came to catch fish out of a cement pond and then pay by the inch to have them cleaned and packaged for them. I got five cents a fish and the most I ever walked away with was $5. Do the math, I smelled like fish for a while.

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