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Everyone's had a worst summer job, but some are definitely worse than others.
Growing up, I had almost a dozen summer jobs.
Most of them were pretty standard: working in a factory shipping department, taking shifts in a restaurant, conducting phone surveys, and so on. Nothing too memorable, they just happened to take place during the summer.
But there was one summer job that was just… out there.
By far, the worst summer job I had was as a frozen seafood door-to-door salesman.
I hadn't even known that seafood was something people sold door to door, and truth be told, I haven't come across it since.
The adventure began when a friend and I responded to a classified ad in a local newspaper.
We were invited to an “interview”, which turned out to be an ultra-slick sales presentation for us and 20 other people on how to sell shrimp and lobster to unsuspecting homeowners.
I started getting skeptical when told that we needed to buy our seafood sales quota from the company before we actually sold any, and I straight up quit after shadowing an “experienced” salesman make only 2 sales in a full day's work.
Thankfully, that was also the shortest job I've ever had.
Not everyone is so lucky.
Here are some of the hilariously bad summer jobs people have had.
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From the Chive
From The Motley Fool
From Business Insider
Jimmy Fallon summer job stories with Hashtags: #MyWorstSummerJob
From Vice Canada
From The Morning Call
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