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Favorite and most hated part of your job...

Butters Shikkon

Patron Saint of Queers
I was reading this wonderful thread: http://forums.furaffinity.net/threa...living?highlight=what+do+you+do+for+a+living? and was quite impressed with the variety to be found in it. So it got me thinking...

What would you say is the absolute favorite part of your job? The thing that makes the whole shabang worthwhile, and keeps you going back other than for the paycheck? And while we're at it, share the flipside to that coin and tell us what you dread the most about it.

Students count too!!

As OP, I'll start this show. My favorite part of my job is when I actually make a person's day. I work retail, so you can get a lot of grief from that environment, but having made an impact really puts me in my happy place. Probably my fondest memory was when a very well meaning mom came in 5 minutes to closing and needed to get school supplies for her son who was entering his first year of school. The whole store was dead and one of our more plucky cashiers read off her list while the rest of us ran everywhere picking out pencilholders, glue, sanitarywipes, the works. She was so impressed and the sweetest person, her face was priceless!!! I chat with her a bit everytime she stops by.
As for the worst part of my job? When their is an "emergency" bathroom cleanup. The less said about that the better.


Best part: Understanding the previous ~50 years research in quantum fluids and solids.

Worst part: Trying to understand the previous ~50 years research in quantum fluids and solids.

Batty Krueger

DJ Nailbunny
Always start with the bad:
Catching those fast as fuck fish to put into another tank, lifting heavy ass acrylic tanks(bad back), and dealing with asshole fish store owners.

End with the good:
Free supply's, free coral, free fish, free live rock, hella discounts on hardware.
Oh and a fat paycheck.


Future Cho Oyu Summiteer
Best: Black and Mexican coworker that constantly exchange racial stereotype jokes (and items related to said jokes) back and forth; they get really creative.

Worst: Dumb-as-a-dry-turd customers.

Butters Shikkon

Patron Saint of Queers
@D. Batty: How heavy are those things? I hope you get another person to help lift. Also, are you an aquarium fur? I would love getting free coral!!!
@WanderingFox: Oh, the public are nothing but charming :V

Batty Krueger

DJ Nailbunny
Depending on the size anywhere between 20-150 pounds.
Yes I am an aquarium fur, didn't know that was a thing but alright!
Got a 30 gallon reef tank full of leathers with a lunar wrasse and a blue damsel that I like to call blue douchebag.


Worst: Uncertainty and late nights due to crazy deadlines I set for myself.
Best: Make my own hours-- wear PJs. :V


I'm a college student.

The worst part is having absolutely no idea what I'm doing and realizing from time to time that I'm not entirely capable of taking care of myself.

The best part is freedom. If all my classes are in the morning and I'd rather sleep during the day than have to go to classes right after getting up, I CAN TOTALLY DO THAT. I HAVE EVOLVED PAST THE PETTY CONFINES OF MERE SUNLIGHT DICTATING WHAT IS NIGHT AND DAY! I AM BECOME STUDENT, MASTER OF TIME!


Mr. Margarita Hamster Beagle
Job Number 1 Bookstore
Dislike-the public in general, just rude ass people who feel that they need to tell me exactly how to do my job. Cause you know when a book is out of print for 8 years I can magically have it in stock...
Like-My coworkers a kinda awesome and the feeling of accomplishment of going above and beyond to make sure the customer gets what they need.

Job Number 2 Cocktail Server/ Drag Queen
Dislike-dramatic drag queens and homos who think they are better than all of creation (seriously dudes calm down you are not that hot ;-P)
Like-the creative aspect of performing and the insane amount of fun we have backstage bullshitting and getting drunk

Job Number 3 Costume Design/ Wig Design
Dislike-The long periods of silence that we sometimes have as everyone is working on their own projects
Like-Working with a group of talented people and being able to bring my dog with me to work!

Bipolar Bear

Phallus Fellater
Job: Camera Operator for channel 7.

Best: I get to work with some of Australia's well-known TV stars. Occasionally.

Worst: The Floor Manager I have to work with. She has a giant steel pole so far up arse, that you can see it poking out of her mouth. )=l

Sarcastic Coffeecup

Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Summerjob's mowing the grass from a soccerfield and its surroundings.
Best part is that it's fun and pay ain't bad.
Worst is that there isn't enough work to keep me satisfied


Special Snowflake
Summer job is being a sales associate at a Bass Shoe Outlet.

Best: Have some awesome coworkers, pay is good, job is not very difficult/strenuous

Worst: Bitchy managers, not allowed to sit AT ALL during shifts, mean/rude/overly demanding customers who treat me like shit


drunken pirate
worst: call out hours, if i get a bad run it can be a full 36 hours before i finish work

best: when someone says "you'll never get that running, it's too far gone" only to get it running like when it left the factory by the end of the day

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
Lead generator at Home Depot for HVAC company (I get people's information for HVAC services and fax it to the office)
Best: Getting paid $10/hour just to be there and walk around talking to customers.
Worst: Not doing much else BUT walk around, as nobody in the oversized trailer park of a town they have me in right now can rub two pennies together.


Inglorious Bastard
The bad: The people.
The good: The people.


Destroyer of Nazi Teddy Bears
I like that I can listen to podcasts and audiobooks while at work. I hate everything else. My job is so boring and unfulfilling and they pay me dick.

Butters Shikkon

Patron Saint of Queers
Job: Camera Operator for channel 7.

Best: I get to work with some of Australia's well-known TV stars. Occasionally.

Very interesting, anyone we might know?

best: when someone says "you'll never get that running, it's too far gone" only to get it running like when it left the factory by the end of the day
This made me smile, it seems you're truly happy with what you do.

The bad: The people.
The good: The people.

*Nods* I totally get what you mean...


Forgive Yourself
Bad : Dealing with people that are full on retarded and selling them shit that they don't need
Good : My bonus.


Only a Book Smart Nerd
The good - Money, meeting new people, catching up with friends, being exposed to different places for appointments.
The bad - The unpaid office phone time. Yes, I drive 30 min + and back to the office to make phone calls, for 3-5 hours, 2-3 times a week, mostly calling the same people over and over again.


Favorite: I get to quit now! NEW JOB TIME.
Least Fav: Uhhh, doesn't matter anymore! But it's all the illogic and mathfail.


Lavender Scented
The trove of knowledge and information I have access to.

I hate the bureaucracy and large sections management of my workplace... at lot.


Well I'm an author so I love being able to work when I like, being able to create a story that many have enjoyed and are looking forward to, and I can work in my pj's, unless I'm doing a book signing, which are fun :p
The worst part is during my book signings when people just walk past me and have no interest in even taking a look at my book, also when someone decides they're not interested in the book when they never give it a chance