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This is a question My job: Expectation vs Reality

When I worked as a window cleaner, everybody - and I mean everybody - I knew asked me the "how's yer father" question. The truth was that I was always knackered and freezing, and the only nudity I saw was some fat bloke's arse. Tell us how your work differs from the expectation.

Thanks to Rotating Wobbly Hat for the idea

(, Thu 8 May 2014, 22:21)
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It always seemed like an, if not glamoruous, then at least entertaining career.
You had booze quite literally on tap. You could have a lock in whenever you wanted. You got to see your friends and family whilst working so you would never miss out on the social life. It seemed so good when viewed through those rosey glasses.
The reality is somewhat different. There is beer on tap, but all the feckless bastards that work there know it too and somehow think that it's ok for them to nab a few drinks every shift. You quickly get fed up of being sober when your friends come in pissed as arseholes. As for the lock ins, apart from a wind down drink with the staff there are few things more annoying than drunk family or friends demanding a lock in then being stroppy when you try to explain to them that after 8 hours of dealing with drunk schmucks the last thing you want to do is sit and have a drink with them afterwards.
Finally, if you have the joy of dealing with Enterprise Inns you learn to believe in true evil as they suck your life, money and soul to feed their failing business model.
Unfortunately I can't even leave as I'm hobbled by debt and the job provides my family with somewhere to live.
Abridged - dealing with drunks sucks
(, Sun 11 May 2014, 15:20, 8 replies)
Yo, yo, yo…it's all about otters this week not 'I hate my job'.

(, Sun 11 May 2014, 15:43, closed)
Is this whole stunt some kind of metahijacking
to make someone post:

"Expectation: stories about jobs being different in reality
Reality: otters"

(, Sun 11 May 2014, 15:52, closed)
it is now

(, Sun 11 May 2014, 17:36, closed)
Sounds like you need a drink.

(, Sun 11 May 2014, 16:27, closed)
Cut to the chase:
When're you hosting a bash at your boozer?
(, Sun 11 May 2014, 16:36, closed)
It is not Enterprises failing business model, the rents are on the whole favourable - it is the stock cost but you still make about 55-65% gross margin. Current licensees
are the ones with broken business models. Nice you can still afford staff but you are in debt - something you may want to look at in your business plan.
(, Sun 11 May 2014, 17:30, closed)
Admit it...
...you only went for the job to be like Barbara Windsor.
(, Mon 12 May 2014, 10:38, closed)
tl;dr - shit at running a pub

(, Mon 12 May 2014, 11:24, closed)

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