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Poll: Johnny Paycheck: "Take This Job and Shove It"

The country singer Johnny Paycheck once made a funny country song called "Take This Job And Shove It". Guess about what? Quitting jobs! Many people had an awful job and quitted, no matter if it was stressful, disappointing, disgraceful, or just not their cup of tea.

What was the worst job you ever quitted? (If your former job isn't represented in the options, please feel free to pick the option with the group of jobs which seem to be next to it.)

Please moan about the lost time here.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss in What About Bob? (1991)

    I've quit a job as a medical doctor or other medically qualified fields, e.g. general practitioner, surgical, anesthetist, psychiatrist, etc. Also for psychologists.
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    John Ratzenberger in Cheers (1982)

    I've quit a job of civil serving like fire figthing, police officer, postal service craft, paramedic, teacher, etc.
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    Stefano Dionisi in Farinelli (1994)

    It was an acting, singing, stage managing or composing job. Also for all kinds of musicians, no matter if you were in the jazz, classical, pop, rock, etc... genre. The whole cultural sector except writing, painting and plastic sculpturing. And also for people of stunt crews in movies or TV-series.
  4. Vote!

    Robin Williams in What Dreams May Come (1998)

    I was a painter or sculptor.
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    Tom Cruise in Cocktail (1988)

    I've quit being a bartender or barmaid. Also for waitresses or waiters in bars and cafés.
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    Pamela Susan Shoop in Halloween II (1981)

    I was a nurse, geriatric nurse or nanny, looking after sick, too old, too young or otherwise helpless people.
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    Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire in Rocky (1976)

    I was a sports pro. When the end comes, the end comes.
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    Kevin Spacey and Marissa Jaret Winokur in American Beauty (1999)

    Nothing gets me back to work at any restaurant chain or system catering.
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    Ed O'Neill in Married... with Children (1987)

    It was a job at a little store with awful clientele. Also for sales assistants in malls and bigger supermarkets.
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    Tara Sharma and Shriya Saran in The Other End of the Line (2007)

    I'll never go back to the job as a telephone representative or a service employee in a call center.
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    Tim Allen and Richard Karn in Home Improvement (1991)

    I've quit a job as interior designer, painter, paperhanger or stucco plasterer.
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    John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins in Super Mario Bros. (1993)

    I've quit my job as plumber, sewerage worker or garbage man.
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    Michael Keaton in The Founder (2016)

    I'm no sales representative anymore. Yoohoo!
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    Tyler Labine in Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

    I was a lumberer, carpenter, craftsman or technical worker like electrician, electro-mechanic, welder, lathe operator, etc. ...
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    Secret Zoo (2020)

    I've quit a job as zookeeper, veterinarian, pet trainer or pet sitter.
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    Jon Favreau in Chef (2014)

    Cooking was my profession, once.
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote (2005)

    I've quit writing as a novelist, screenwriter, advertising copywriter or poet.
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    Anthony Hopkins in The Rite (2011)

    I was a minister, priest, rabbi, imam, guru or other clergy.
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    Sean Penn in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

    I was a photographer or cinematographer.
  20. Vote!

    John Bluthal in Superman III (1983)

    I've quit being an architect or structural engineer.
  21. Vote!

    Nick Nolte in Cape Fear (1991)

    I've quit being a lawyer, judge or probation officer. Also fitting for former correction officers or former leading prison officials.
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    Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon (2008)

    It was a political job, e.g. major, governor, president, diplomat, etc. ...
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    Lois Maxwell in Goldfinger (1964)

    I've quit a job as secretary or personal assistant.
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    Otto in Airplane! (1980)

    I've quit a job as flight controller, any sort of pilot, airport security or stewardess.
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    Robert J. Anderson and H.B. Warner in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    I was a pharmacist or chemistry technician.
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    Emma Stone in Easy A (2010)

    I didn't have any job by now. Also for: I'm a student and still didn't graduate for my targeted higher job. And also for: I didn't finish my apprenticeship by now.
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    Stellan Skarsgård in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

    I grew into my job. Quitting is not an option!

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