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Sweat, Sweat, Toil, Tears and more Sweat

Discussion in 'Personal' started by magic surf bus, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I am currently re-lagging and boarding a very full and very cramped loft. It's the grimiest, sweatiest, most uncomfortable job I've done since lobbing old car tyres around the top of a farmer's silage heap on a hot summer's day.

    It got me wondering what is the grimiest/sweatiest/most uncomfortable job you've ever done (childbirth excepted)?
     
  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I am currently re-lagging and boarding a very full and very cramped loft. It's the grimiest, sweatiest, most uncomfortable job I've done since lobbing old car tyres around the top of a farmer's silage heap on a hot summer's day.

    It got me wondering what is the grimiest/sweatiest/most uncomfortable job you've ever done (childbirth excepted)?
     
  3. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Never done childbirth but operating an electric press-iron in a laundry factory in July and August has to be the hottest and sweatiest, but clean!
     
  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    As I was saying last night on another thread, it has to have been whilst working on fishing trawlers. Poo-eeh!!!
     
  5. Not really grimy because we kept the place spotless but doing fast food in a tiny kitchen the middle of a heatwave was very sweaty!
     
  6. Phew. Glad you excepted that...!
    I couldn't take the one-up(wo)manship.
     
  7. Castrating lambs on a sheep farm in the outback. They were covered in sh.it!
     
  8. That made me giggle. Poor lambs!
     
  9. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Not me working but I went on a visit to the Dunlop factory (Fort Dunlop) when I was about 15 and walked through the shop floor where they pressed out tyres. I thought it was hell - hot, noisy, steaming, I really wondered how those men stood it and had respect for factory workers from that day.
     
  10. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    It's a Travelodge now. so it'll still be hot, noisy and steaming if my experience of Travelodges is anything to go by ;-)
     
  11. Milking cows was the muckiest job I've done. The actual milking was fine - modern parlour - but the scraping of the floor, filling up the feed hoppers and hosing everything down after was a bit of a job. Part of the job entailed assisting cows give birth, that's very mucky (arms up to the armpit in cows botties etc) but actually quite moving in a funny way, except when the calves were dead. There were 180 cows in the herd so you can probably imagine the amount of muck.
    Can't have been too bad because I did the job (relief milker) for a year.
     
  12. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Lead commenter

    Shifting toilet cans to dump it....jeez the smell on a hot day
    working in a loft on a hot sunny day to plumb in the pipes.......sweat fair rolled
    Wheelbarrowing soil upa steep garden and then around the house and up into a skip all day......it sure was hell!

     
  13. Yeah, but you can get a room for £9. Some people pay a lot for a night of hot action!
     
  14. My first job was at McDonalds. The floor was greasy and horrible, the smell of the clothes was horrible, even after lots of washes and I was dumped on to clean all the bins and the mens toilet. yuk [​IMG] Cleaning a horse and goats box was better than that.
     
  15. I think this is clearly a figment of your imagination!
     
  16. Why so?
     
  17. I worked there as a student during two summers (77&78) as a student - didn't do much but it was incredibly hot and dirty. And the pay .............. £120 per week, which was superb at the time!!! (I also worked in Rackhams dept store in B'ham in the same hols for £35pw).
     
  18. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    [​IMG]
     
  19. anotherauntsally

    anotherauntsally Senior commenter

    My first summer job - in a canning factory. The peaches were a piece of cake but everyone dreaded being told to go on the peas - hot, steamy and smelly (not grimy though - very clean).
     
  20. I remember helping out while the farmer was doing the same to lots of young pigs when I was a young lad working on a farm in County Durham - made a change from mucking out 200 pigs every morning.
    I also once worked on a building site which was extending the sewage works in Newton Aycliffe - I have some particularly strong (!) memories of being down a trench and breaking into an existing sewer with a very large hammer.
     

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