Millennials Talk About Their Strange Jobs
We’ve all had strange jobs. Whether it is the creepy coworker who just will not take no for an answer and always takes things three steps too far. The customers with the craziest of requests and questions. Or those strange jobs you find that can just be labeled as downright odd, working is pretty interesting.
Millennials have jobs in every field. From retail, the food industry, customer service, pet sitter; basically any gig that’ll pay is perfect. Many of these jobs sound perfectly normal. That is until people start with their cluelessness and craziness. Here are just a few instances where the job took a turn for the strange from actual millennials.
University of South Florida student, Kaitlyn Hart, has had quite a few strange experiences at her previous jobs.
“I worked for dollar tree before. I had a couple old men customers give me their numbers and ask me out to lunch or a cruise,” she said. “When I worked at Eddie’s Bar & Grill I had a co-worker walk me out to my car. I gave him a hug and thanked him and he wouldn’t let go of me and kept trying to kiss me. I’ve had a table get mad because their food wasn’t coming out fast enough and they left me a fifty-cent tip.”
When Hillsborough Community College student, Taylor Kunkle, worked at Papyrus she thought everyone would be happy all the time. “Imagine rainbows and unicorns. That’s the energy EVERYBODY had there whether you were a customer or employee.” So, of course, a request from one late night shopper caught her off guard.
“He asked me to help him find the most depressing card possible. Immediately I went to sympathy and get well cards. Well, that wasn’t good enough because he didn’t want sympathy or get well. He just wanted a depressing card,” she said. “no smiles, hearts, or anything happy. I kindly told him ‘sorry, I’ll help you look but I don’t think I’m going to find anything like that for you here.’ Finally, I found this one card, blank on the inside with a painting on the outside. The painting is a boat in the ocean, waves are crashing into the boat, sky and ocean are like a dreary gray color. Apparently, that was the “closest” to what he was wanting.”
Hillsborough Community College student, Clarissa Mercado, worked at Party City when the craziest thing happened to her. An angry customer started yelling at the workers over the phone because he wasn’t charged correctly for balloons he purchased.
“After he finished yelling at us about the price, he called back saying he didn’t get all the balloons — which he did. When this woman came to pick up the balloons he “didn’t get”, instead of just getting the balloons, she took a picture of us and walked away,” Mercado said. “We blew up balloons again for them and they eventually came to pick them up but it was always a different person. We almost met the whole family!”
University of Central Florida graduate, Stephanie Myers, once landed a job for $100. She had to clean out an Italian ice warehouse in a not-so-great part of town.
Jessica Young once lived in Idaho as a nanny. She went into an interview to be a woman’s newborn baby’s nanny. The woman’s first question to Young was “how do you feel about breastmilk and breastfeeding?”
Young replied she was okay with it. The lady says “oh good! I’m glad. It’s so hard to find someone who will breastfeed someone else’s kid” and went on to ask her how many ounces Young produced a day. Young told her she doesn’t produce breastmilk and the lady says she will provide Young with supplements to get her started. Of course, Young left that interview and did not return for a second.
Chucky Sandoval works at a restaurant. She says, every once in a while, a customer will walk in with toast and ask Sandoval to cook it for them.
Sandoval says her boyfriend works at Best Buy and remembers when two girls walked in, went into the bathroom, did drugs and fell asleep in the stall.
Atlanta Foskey has had strange jobs being a performer. The weirdest thing she can remember is being a tour guide and having a customer pee on the concrete. The woman literally walked up, asked her a question and then proceed to lift her shorts to the side. Foskey says all she could do was ignore the fact the woman was peeing and continue to answer her questions.
Ultimate Medical Academy student, Gabi Morales, worked at Ford as a receptionist when something funny happened. “I answered the phone and this guy was like ‘are you as cute as your voice sounds?’ I said ‘send a steak from Outback to find out,’ totally thinking he would never, but he actually did!”
Kimber Benedict is also a performer and lived through her fair share of craziness. “I’m a performer, so I’ve done some weird stuff! I was danced at an event for “National Corset Day” — which I didn’t even know it was a real thing — in a corset among all these business guys. I also modeled as a ‘human mannequin’ in Times Square for the Super Bowl.”
These are just some of the craziest things people have heard or have done at work. I guess even the most “normal” of jobs can be crazy!