MOST OF US have endured stints in woefully underpaid jobs in order to get ourselves through the summer.
Whether it was during the later stages of your secondary school career or in order to support yourself through college, acquiring a summer job was a necessity for most of us.
And for the most part, they were godawful.
The work was often monotonous, the shifts regularly interfered with our sleep cycle, and the pay packet at the end of each week was pitiful.
But hey, someone had to do it, and it may as well have been you.
Jimmy Fallon is currently on the hunt for stories about the worst summer jobs, and Twitter is giving up the deets like nobody‚Äôs business.
It’s Hashtags time! Tweet out a funny, weird, or embarrassing story about a bad summer job and tag it with #WorstSummerJob. Could be on the show!
‚ÄĒ jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) July 17, 2018
And here are just a few of our favourites so far.
Heads-up: prepare to feel a lot better about yours.
1. Well, that‚Äôs awkward.
#WorstSummerJob As a public school teacher in North Carolina, I don’t make much money. So I heard to deliver pizzas one summer. My SECOND delivery was to one of my former students. Her first words, “What, you got fired?”
‚ÄĒ Aaron Kollar (@aaronkollar) July 17, 2018
2. That would have been our cue to quit.
I worked in the largest collectible doll store in the world. We had a doll that looked exactly like Chucky. I had to turn off the lights in the back and walk through the showroom to exit at night. Chucky was always there, watching me. I still have nightmares. #WorstSummerJob
‚ÄĒ Starcastic Ninja (@starcasticninja) July 17, 2018
3. Oh, perfect!
#WorstSummerJob I worked at a historic site once where I had to dress as a bison and be chased by hordes of 5 year olds in a bison hunt. Once after being killed in the bison hunt I was breathing too heavily from running. One of them yelled “It’s alive” and punched me in the face
‚ÄĒ Kelly Belland (@km_belland) July 17, 2018
4. Oh, have mercy.
In college I worked at the Apple store. Woman came in saying her phone wouldn’t work. Phone was smelly, greasy and covered in yellow gunk. She denied spilling anything on it. Handed her the phone back so I could type and she put that sucker right back in her bra. #worstsummerjob
‚ÄĒ andy.GIFfith (@andytx_) July 17, 2018
5. Oh, gorgeous.
I was a cashier at a theatre. Starting a shift, the person who filled popcorn bags had a band aid on her hand, at the end, no band aid. We spent the whole night cleaning the popcorn bin looking for it. Never found it; I never get movie popcorn. #worstsummerjob #chewy
‚ÄĒ Chris Ray (@chrisraydc) July 17, 2018
6. What joy!
Worked in a factory with no A/C packing lawnmower blades into boxes. Coworker 1 refused to shower regularly and wore the exact same clothes every day. Coworker 2 walked past a big fan Coworker 1 was standing in front of. Coworker 2 vomited from the smell. #WorstSummerJob
‚ÄĒ Jonathan Pettus (@onejp) July 17, 2018
7. Love that.
1997, Worked at a video store with an adult only video section. Kept having guys come out and telling me that I looked like a girl on one of the boxes. When I went to look, the ‚Äúgirl‚ÄĚ was actually a guy. #WorstSummerJob
‚ÄĒ Amelia (@meeliebugg) July 17, 2018
8. What the hell is wrong with people?
During the summer when I was 17 I worked the register at Family Dollar, a lady pooped in her sweat pants, shook it out by the birthday cards, then bought a Christmas tree and new sweatpants. I gagged in her face. It was my last day. #WorstSummerJob
‚ÄĒ Matt Leverton (@MattLeverton) July 17, 2018
9. Thanks for the heads-up.
Carpet cleaning. Usually in houses (stains, dirt, etc.) Walked up to the house to clean, and the guy greeted me at the door with the words ‚ÄúNow, my dog‚Äôs been having diarrhea for about a week and I haven‚Äôt gotten around to picking it up….‚ÄĚ #WorstSummerJob
‚ÄĒ Jared Gott (@jaredgott) July 17, 2018
10. Yep, that‚Äôd be us out.
I worked at a movie theater and was in charge of stocking in the morning. I found a used condom on a box of popcorn bags with a cockroach resting on it. Never worked there again. #WorstSummerJob
‚ÄĒ B Ä…™ŠīõŠīõ…īŠīáŠīá RŠīŹ ô…™…īsŠīŹ…ī (@thetruebrob) July 17, 2018
In an upset, I beat Hillary, won the presidency and now have to spend my summer disrespecting other world leaders and actually not making America great again. This is my alternate account btw
‚ÄĒ David Grisar (@DavidGrisar) July 17, 2018