Money Lessons Learned from an Awful Job

I hate my job

My first job was terrible. The boss was a bully and a sexual harasser. The work was brain numbingly boring, and the office politics were bloody and cruel. It was a lot like a game of Survivor without the eating of bugs. On top of it all, the company scammed its clients and lied to them. I wanted nothing more than to get out of that place but being fresh out of college and having no money, I had to stay until I could find something else. At the time, the economy wasn’t much better than it is now, so I had to hold on much longer than I would have liked because jobs were hard to find.

Despite the horror of that job, I did learn a lot. I learned how to play the office games and win (not t


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5 Responses to Money Lessons Learned from an Awful Job

  1. Dan says:

    Good article. What was your job ?

  2. 101 Centavos says:

    Not necessarily a bad way to start a career. You now certainly know what to look out for.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Dan — I was in marketing for a software company. My main job was writing proposals for government work. So boring…

  4. May says:

    You are a smart woman. Glad you got another part time job so you didn’t have to totally rely on this shhit employer. Too bad you couldn’t put up a billboard outside their office warning others about them.

    I hope you are happier now.

    Peace and prosperity to you going forward.

  5. SOS says:

    Jennifer this is your boss… I will allow you to accept your position back and am regretful in your environmental circumstances. You will receive a $1.00 raise and a free cup of coffee every other morning. Your welcome.

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