Solid, reliable, soul-sucking office job
Mechanical Technologist/Draftsman (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 6 October 2018
I had a secure, permanent, decent paying job with better benefits than I'd ever had before, but I don't think there's any period of my life where my efforts have contributed less to humanity. On paper, it was my dream job - custom engineering design in a small group to fit a variety of clients' needs. In reality, I worked only on near-identical projects from a single client, and I was too isolated from my supervisors and co-workers to gain anything much from their experience.
In hindsight, I don't think that there was a real job there for an entry-level person to fill. I think I was hired to be a flunky and make the team look bigger. I spent an incredible amount of time with nothing to do, virtually begging my supervisors for menial tasks and mostly being swatted away. Eventually, that's what broke me - I knew that I was nothing but a waste of the company's money, and I was making a tragic waste of my own time to do it. I don't miss it.
Ok, sometimes I miss the money and the security.
But that's it.