Thursday, October 7, 2010

What Job Would You Absolutely Never Want To Do? (Writer's Workshop)

I like to watch “Undercover Boss” because it shows a variety of jobs performed by people of different companies. When I watched the one about the Waste Management company, it showed the nastiest job that I most definitely would never want to do—cleaning porto-potties. YUCK!

I can’t even stand to use park restrooms because they usually smell so bad, but porto-potties are even more disgusting. I never really thought about someone having to actually clean them until I watched that show. It showed the CEO of the company going undercover as a new employee and having to learn how to clean the porto-potties at a fairgrounds. Even though he had a machine kind of like a vacuum cleaner that he used to get the waste out, it still looked very bad. The one who was training him kept telling him he had to work faster, that they were behind schedule. I am so glad we can choose our own jobs in this country and I do not have to make my living that way!

Please check out What Makes Me Mad and What I'm Going To Do About It on My Funny Dad, Harry, another writer's workshop prompt.

This post is in response to one of Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop prompts that I suggested! I am curious to see who else chose this prompt to post about and what other terrible jobs exist. For more top posts of the week, check out Saturday Samplings.

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20 comments:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh, that reminds me of a small job I did cleaning the restrooms at a university dorm after this huge party...and it was disgusting. It was a one-time only job,....thank goodness...and I will NEVER do it again!!! Interesting post...and I've seen that show Undercover Boss...also really good!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I put porta potty cleaner at the top of MY list, too!

Clarissa Draper said...

I love Undercover Boss as well. I remember that portapotty episode and the man did his job with such an upbeat attitude, I love it.

I don't think I could do it though.

CD

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

I like that show too. Porta-potty cleaner has to be in my top 5...yikes!

BeadedTail said...

I couldn't do the porta-potty cleaner job either. I gag way too easily! When I was 15 I was a maid in a motel. That wasn't too fun either.

Dragonblogger said...

Ironically I did my own post about Undercover Boss this week on why I like the show. I remember the Roto Rooter CEO one and that had some funny moments.

Jenners said...

I personally loved this prompt so thanks for suggesting it.

And now that you mention it, I don't even WANT to think about what goes into cleaning those porta-potties. It is bad enough just being in one from time to time.

Lilac City Momma said...

I totally agree!!

Rebecca said...

WHOA, I never even realized those things were cleaned. I thought they were thrown into a huge lake of fire after the fair was over.

Oh my, that is a horrible job!

gaelikaa said...

Well, guys....someone has to o it. Glad it isn't me though....

Matty said...

I've seen this show, and the thing I take away from it is that the CEO's see what it's like in the "trenches", and actually make changes that benefit the employees.

I wouldn't want to do some of those jobs Mike Rowe does on "Dirty Jobs".

Mrs4444 said...

I saw that episode, too, and I agree--too nasty for me :) I love that show.

AZLB said...

I have that show on my to-watch list but haven't had the chance to DVR yet. I agree cleaning port-a-potties would be the absolute worse. UGH. Gives me chills to even think about it.

Emily said...

You were right, we did choose something similar on worst jobs! I wouldn't have even thought about my choice had I not had that conversation in the airport with that woman.

That show you mentioned sounds like a very humbling one!

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

That job would require an oxygen mask and a serious peg on the nose!

Nessa said...

that would be a bad job... eewww.

dawn said...

hey there fellow Undercover Boss fan!
Yep- I abso-friggin-lutely LOVE that show. And yes, cleaning out Johnny-on-the-Spots and septic tanks is not my dream job. But my 'real'job is really not much better--- bodily fluids from all orifices... and I really like my job? Confirmation of sanity not required here!

Thanks for the link up on Saturday for my Cancer post... and glad things are looking up for you.
Have a wonderful week!

joanna said...

Ohh, that's a good one! I've always wondered how they clean one of those thing. I can barely bring myself to use a porto-potty, let alone clean one! Yuck!

M.Jay. said...

I nearly threw up on my mouth...lol
Can you imagine snuggling up to your honey at night smelling like a surage plane...eeeewwwww!!! yuck!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and you did inspire me to try and wash my honey's feet. Wow that took a lot :)

Soccer Mom said...

O.M.G. that's a horrible job! I would certainly never want to do it either! Ahhh...I'll never look at the porto-potty at the soccer field the same again!!

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