Having a Bad Day at Work?
Bad Day at Work Next time you have a bad day at work...think of this guy... Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs. Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to radio station 103.2 on FM dial in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won. Hi Sue, Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother. Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you've been feeling down lately at work so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realize it's not so bad after all. Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a few technicalities of my job. As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to the office. It's a wetsuit. This time of year the water is quite cool. So what we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial water heater. This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea. It heats it to a delightful temperature. It then pumps it down to the diver through a garden hose which is taped to the air hose. Now this sounds like a darn good plan and I've used it several times with no compl aints. What I do when I get to the bottom and start working is take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wetsuit. This floods my whole suit with warm water. It's like working in a Jacuzzi. Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my butt started to itch. So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse. Within a few seconds my butt started to burn. I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was done. In agony I realized what had happened. The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit. Now, since I don't have any hair on my back, the jellyfish couldn't stick to it. However, the crack of my butt was not as fortunate. When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into the crack of my butt. I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His instructions were unclear due to the that he, along with five other divers, were all laughing hysterically. Needless to say I aborted the dive. I was instructed to make three agonizing in-water decompression stops totaling thirty-five minutes before I could reach the surface to begin my chamber dry decompression. When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass helmet. As I climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my butt as soon as I got in the chamber. The cream put the fire out but I couldn't poop for two days because my butt was swollen shut. So, next time you're having a bad day at work think about how much worse it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved up your butt. Now repeat to yourself, "I love my job, I love my job, I love my job".
Asked By: zorroorojo - 11/8/2006
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
That is just amazing. I don't think I'll ever complain about work again. Thanks for that.
Answered By: tammi_alley - 11/8/2006
Additional Answers (16)
wow, that is nice
Answered By: alpha_male - 11/8/2006
That was really funny, but i still don't like work
Answered By: karen68130 - 11/8/2006
wow....utterly hilarious! I've never heard of such a far-fetched bad work experience. Thanks for sharing the email.
Answered By: jasdudley - 11/8/2006
wow!!!! don't know what to say...i hope he's doing better now..i know his co-workers will never forget this..i also hope he won something good for all his pain....thanks for sharing that..it does put some new light on my job which i dislike....
Answered By: cinnamon - 11/8/2006
i love my job ..having the best day ever ....poor guy..this will keep me smiling all day
Answered By: jozzie - 11/8/2006
how awful god i never would have thought that could happened to a person i didn't know if i should laugh or cry for the guy
Answered By: maya - 11/8/2006
Poor bloke! Did he love his job otherwise though? True, there are no jellyfish at work, but other things sting!
Answered By: lianhua - 11/8/2006
Ouch!!! that's gotta hurt
Answered By: Andrew - 11/8/2006
classic one of the best still laughing
Answered By: get out of my face - 11/8/2006
Oh my god! Thats made my day feel like a day off comapred to that... More
Answered By: Busybee - 11/8/2006
that was funny i still hate my job though.
Answered By: shell - 11/8/2006
Ha ha I love my job i love my job i love my job
Answered By: Georgie Girl - 11/8/2006
Top notch and I thought my job was a pain in the ass!!!
Answered By: nikki - 11/8/2006
thanks for the great idea. im going to try my best to send my boss for a holiday at the coast. even if not a jelly fish, anything will do
Answered By: david - 11/8/2006
Answered By: anitababy.brainwash - 11/8/2006
I was on holiday on the Isle of Lewis and talked a trawler skipper into taking me out for a jaunt. (Two long days I later found) I'm handy on a boat and helped where I could. We hauled in the net and my face started to burn, jellyfish (Stingers) were being crushed as the net went over a large wheel and bits dropped... More
Answered By: Pat Erbum - 11/8/2006
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