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    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
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    Default Jobs of the unwilling

    You know, the occupations that are solely filled by people who are killing time until they find something better, or who have given up on ever succeeding in their chosen field.

    I'll start off with:

    High school art teacher.

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    Elen síla lumenn' omentielvo What Exit?'s avatar
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    Anyone working in fast food.

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    Waiter or waitress.
    Busboy.
    Call center drone.

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    Chain record store clerk.

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    Practically everyone at The Window Bureau Group where I work.
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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    Call center drone.
    This is the one that sticks out most in my mind. In my twenties, I somehow ended up being a call center manager for several years, and I remember distinctly one day standing at my desk, looking across the cubicle farm of 550+ call center drones, and realizing that literally every single one of them hated being there. There were three basic types:

    1) College students resentfully working there because it was the only kind of work with sufficiently flexible shifts other than retail or fast food;
    2) Recent college graduates resentfully working there because they hadn't yet found a job in their chosen field;
    3) Wives of recent college graduates resentfully working there because their husband, for whom they had sacrificed so much to enable him to get that BBA, was still working in the cubicle next to them. These women would gleefully cut to part-time, then quit altogether, as their husbands' careers took off.
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    Quote Originally posted by Rube E. Tewesday View post
    High school art teacher.
    I would expand this to include high school teachers of any subject outside the core academic subjects: high school music teachers (who also direct the drama productions!) and high school gym teachers (who also coach girls' softball!) come to mind.
    "You laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at you because I'm on nitrous."

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    Quote Originally posted by Myglaren View post
    Practically everyone at The Window Bureau Group where I work.
    What is this?

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