It’s Friday, so I want to know — what was your worst job?
My worst job was working for Big John’s Hot Dogs and Beef Express in Palatine, Illinois. I worked there for six months in 1991 — as a cashier — but I was often asked to work in the back and assemble hot dogs. A Chicago-style hot dog is served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, onion, sweet pickle relish, a pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt.
Sport peppers can go bad. Very bad.
You assemble hot dogs for $4.25/hr and you start to understand what really matters in life.