"The worst job I ever had," Alex.

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I had to dress up like a clown and try to get people’s attention on the streets in town.

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You often hear ‘there’s nothing like the worst job’. Take a minute and think about it, you are likely to learn more about what you want for your future from a job you consider terrible than you’ll do from a job you find tolerable. Here’s Alex's worst job experience.

Alex: “Back in university (before I had established what I’ll do and won’t do for money), I got a job promoting a product, this wasn’t an ordinary brand awareness job. I had to dress up like a clown and try to get people’s attention on the streets in town. I’m certain you’ve seen one of those. 

I liked it at first, the costumes were excellent and all that was required was to be witty and make a fool of myself hiding behind a mask- easiest money to make! 

The fun was over as soon as I started; dancing in the scorching sun and pedestrians tackling my shoulders endlessly was enough torture. To make it worse, I once got arrested by City Council Askaris and my supervisor took off with my pay that could have bailed me out. That was the last I ever saw or heard of him.” 

What’s your worst job experience? Share with us in the comment section below.

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    MARK | December 18, 2019 10:44

    In fact what you experience make you to learn more

    Sida | December 02, 2019 12:22

    I have a feeling the worst job I have in my life is the current job of cleaning where BIG, responsible people of my age and above my age leave their wastes to wait for me after using toilets where there's water everywhere in the toilet then I consoled myself every successful person has a painful story and every painful story has successful ending for take it easy what you have learned is just a lesson no royal road without a pain

    Musana | December 01, 2019 19:43

    Life is interesting with challenges. But that very life is meaningful when you overcome the challenges. Mr Alex, always face challenges with boldness.

    Juma | November 30, 2019 13:35

    in life you need knowledge, persistence, focus, flexibility and an ideas

    Samwel | November 30, 2019 08:55

    Life isn't a straight path, you have to be underestimated, discriminated but eventually you will have to crown and get successful life,its a matter of determination and perseverance , have in mind that when hardship comes the next door is a door of success

    OYIRWOTH | November 29, 2019 14:06

    Plz take heart just go back to school,Mr Alex

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    nobert | December 18, 2019 14:09

    School isn't always going to be the solution

    Nakayima | November 29, 2019 13:45

    it was to teach lessons that you can even work in hardships no matter the way you look but no situation is permanent, Situations are just for a moment so any time you can overcome a hard situation.

    Gad | November 29, 2019 11:23

    Money makes man mad, BT it is ok coz it makes him to earn a living

    Justina | November 29, 2019 10:53

    Don"t trust everybody trust in the lord for he will never forsake you .Alex you should also remember that experience is the best teacher. Justina

    Shelmith | November 29, 2019 10:19

    I am in one right now working for long hours to an extent of falling sick, meager pay and without break...May God remember me and now give me a job. These online application are a disappointment

    Tebandeke Ronnie | November 29, 2019 10:02

    But Work hard u wil drink honey

    JULIUS | November 29, 2019 08:12

    This is sad but at the same time funny 😁

    Akankwatsa | November 28, 2019 15:56

    My worst job was traffic count you stand on the road side and count the cars that are passing the whole day under that scotching sun


    CAROLINE | November 30, 2019 10:25

    :-D I did this too!

    KEMUNTO | November 28, 2019 15:38

    Not sure what to say. Working under a toxic boss is worse of all, putting unnecessary pressure on you and to make it worse not even appreciating your effort. May our good God reward us.

    Richard | November 28, 2019 14:12

    Prayers work and dreams come true with his grace. Amen

    Martha | November 28, 2019 12:32

    To all employees out there. Employers and the so called employers can be so unfair. I have seen it all. Important to learn is that what ever you go through as an employee, whether good or bad, it helps you to develop professionally so longer as you have life. Employment life is like a growing child, you fall and wake up again and move on. The most important assets that will never be grabbed from you are, your brain and your credentials. If the worse comes to the worst, change your mental set, evaluate your skills and start up your own employment where you will have control over most of the factors.

    JUDYSHEILA NYAMBURA | November 28, 2019 12:17

    Most of the work places in Kenya if you're not kissing ass definitely you will not have a smooth working experience...Most of the bosses also feel entitled & don't listen to the junior employee & frankly these are the most active employees in companies.Not forgetting the pay gap between the junior & senior employees is so bad..To cut the story short I don't think there are good job experiences in Kenya & if there are I want to here the stories...

    OJAKU | November 28, 2019 11:20

    My worst job experience was during my form six vacation where i was gate at rich man's home shouting was order of the day then one time 's neighbour was sick at 2am my boss was called to take him to hospital when i was deeply a sleep then he made the car hone several times i couldn't realise that almost marked the end of my job but GOD helped me.

    Joshua | November 28, 2019 10:54

    Am having one currently!! No job description at all, they shove you left, right and center requiring you to be fully responsible wherever you find yourself. Being a H.r professional I'll end the day today as a receptionist. Needless to say how they mutilate your salary incase of a simple mistake. Cant wait to run from this place.


    Dorcas | November 30, 2019 19:32

    That toxic job environment has made me to give up . Am currently in at home with nothing but it's better than what I had!

    IRENE | November 28, 2019 07:26

    My worst job n still is is having to work under lots of pressure with meager pay n the pay still gets deducted n you get no sick off for they always assume you are faking it...if you fall seriously ill they can't even call an uber to take you to hospital...working env super f*d up coz they never appreciate the little effort you make but one silly mistake n half your salary is gone

    GODFREY | November 28, 2019 06:58

    The best thing in life is to first qualify for the job you expect... I got recalled back to where I used to work previously just to realise I was to be used to obtain the company objective then an individual kicks you out in the name of working as a consultant....... Just do your best reward awaits you ahead have a blessed job hunt


    RICHARD | November 28, 2019 08:45

    AWESOME!!well said do your best for best begets best!!

    AKOKO | November 28, 2019 06:44

    working as a voluntary peer educator was my worst job,the work was so hectic and at the end of the month you have to wait for table pay,but that job taught me alot of lessons in life of which i still apply it now in real life

    WILFRED | November 28, 2019 05:16

    my worst job i worked as outlet supervisor .. my employer wasnt compliant to some regulations of operation required by the county council . the county inspectors came to carry out regular inspection and had to arrest me . i had to bribe the to release me . the employer never cared to check on me and bail me out . the next day i was fired and since september am jobless


    GODFREY | November 28, 2019 06:36

    sorry for being the sacrificial lamb,I believe God will reward you.


    Mimi | November 28, 2019 07:35

    Best not to publicly admit to being corrupt. Unfortunate though. Compliance is key.

    Geoffrey | November 28, 2019 04:43

    Mine was time for forced fasting without earning a penny,yet I had a lot of things to spend on.This job taught me financial management cause expenditure must come from earnings and despite such hard and trial moments then job was so demanding requiring me half night sleep and be smart in suits everyday. My Boss wondered how I would survive but to be sincere its that job that taught me the city and how to use available resources and skills to earn a living in lieu of waiting for your Boss to give you a monthly salary. All I can tell to the newly graduates is to always be patient, work hard with or without pay,cultivate a positive mentality of constructive volunteer even when you were employed for a salary,learn what the industry your in does without competing them and you will be successful. My achievements during such harsh,hard and dark moments. 1 I acquired both client handling and negotiation skills that would require me to ask I'll development institute for a whole year and me it took me just six month. 2.I got an opportunity to build my clientele base which I still survive on up to date. 3.I earned myself a good name and brand which can be got while working 4.Acquired drafting skills 5 The skills I acquired helpedcme earn money and sponsored my self a post graduate in legal practice and Masters in law and other achievements. 6.My current Employer befriended me while I was at my first job and that implies this was my stepping stone.


    MUMBUA | November 28, 2019 07:05

    Good for you! I can relate to your experience on so many levels.

    Johnson khisa | November 28, 2019 04:04

    Good job l

    Duncan | November 28, 2019 03:21

    Your comments. thanks in your information, am an excavator operator pliz need a good job.

    Anne-Marie | November 28, 2019 03:20

    I'll say this...it was only the worst job because it was in a very dingy part of town..at an office situated in a rundown building in a rough and dangerous area I'd just qualified as a lawyer and so was upbeat and wanted to hit the ground running. However a month into this job with just a stipend type salary (it was a small struggling law firm) I had,had it. Six months later I was done.

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