They noped out of there
Whether it’s your first job or your fiftieth, landing a new position can make you feel like you hit the jackpot. You feel accomplished, validated, and ready to put your nose to the grind — and to spend your first paycheck.
Then reality sets in. You realize that your new “dream job” is actually a total nightmare. These people had to get out as soon as possible from their awful jobs.
I went for a ‘trial shift’ with a door to door sales company. The guy I was partnered up with told me that if he didn’t make above the target sales, he was coming out with the equivalent of £3 per hour, which in the UK is well below minimum wage. This was commission-only ‘self employed’ role. Noped all the way home that day. (TheStressedTech)
Not Up to Code
Worked in a bakery, it was my first day so I get there in the morning to meet everyone. Then they have me grease up baking trays for the others to fill… I lift up the first tray and like 10-15 cockroaches just scatter everywhere from under the tray. I tell the guy showing me the work that there were cockroaches and he just shrugged… This was all in the backstore, customers were about ten feet away.
So I tell the guy that I’m not feeling too well after about an hour of doing that and I head to the bathroom. When I came out I told him I couldn’t do that job and he told me to get a real job then, so I left and got myself a proper job.
Turns out a month later an inspector closed the place down because of how nasty it was. (Zielko)
Not Enough Cooks
Many years ago I worked at a popular sports bar as a line cook. First day they had me train with a guy who didn’t speak English for two hours. Not a huge deal. Mostly you observe people in a kitchen and that’s how you learn. Owner came back and said she was scheduling me to be alone the next day…. which was super bowl Sunday.
Noped out of there so fast. Left right then and there. (Feralmedic)