What is the worst and shortest job you ever had?
Well a lot of us are getting on here and in the early days wouldn't have been as well protected as workers are today. I was wondering what is the worse job you ever had? Mine was in about 1967 I think when I was 17. Me and my brother got a job in a sweatshop of a place called Anchor Glass. It was near where the Brent Cross Shopping Centre is now. The place made glass phials so you can imagine the heat in there as the long tubes of glass were cut into short sections and made into phials. We worked the first day and on the second day we both worked on the same machine. I was on the front end loading all the long tubes on to a large round drum. This part of the process from the start took about 15 minutes before the tubes got to the last part of the machine. At this point the tubes were taken off by the operator(my brother) with a long wooden pole with lots of rods on the end so you could handle many phials. My brother said he was off to the toilet and I didn't think he would be long so I started the machine off. Well 5 minutes went by then 10 minutes and still no sign of him and I started to panic as the phials started to pile up so I ran to the end of the machine and tried shoveling the phials off. At that point the middle section got jammed and the whole thing started smashing glass everywhere. Well he came walking back with the newspaper under his arm without a care in the world and we ended up walking out. 1 1/2 days :happy: