I've had lots of jobs in my life, and none of them have been easy. When you are working with people, both fellow employees and the public, you are going to have "issues." You have to act like nothing bothers you.
Working in the kitchen, especially busing and cleaning, at a fast-food or even regular restaurant, unless you've trained to be a chef, and even then, it's hard. Serving is very stressful (both of my children have worked as servers), you are carrying heavy trays, and, in a bad economy, tips are low. You are better off working at a place where you can eat a full meal as part of the job.
Working at an entry-level job for an insurance company, an engineering company and most huge, for profit corporations. It is very hard to get ahead at conservative places like GE, IBM, Aetna, etc., and someone is always looking over your shoulder--usually a man--and criticizing your work, checking your bathroom breaks, etc. (I worked for GE and for Aetna one summer each.)
Working as a bagger in a supermarket, unless you can get on with benefits at Costco or Whole Foods.
Working at places like K-Mart, Target, Ross, Marshall's, T. J. Maxx, Sears, J.C. Penney and Walmart, unless you can get hired full time at Walmart with benefits. Check the turnover rate at some of these stores. It's pretty high. You always have to be on the lookout for shoplifters (some of whom can be dangerous) and you have to call a manager for every little thing.
Picking crops, cleaning at a dairy, a chicken farm, a pig farm, etc.
Digging ditches, unless you are on a state road crew.
House cleaning, unless you have people who will pay you top dollar.
Temp work, unless you have a lot of ambition and the place is small enough so you will be noticed and are able to impress people with your dedication.
Hospital orderly, unless you are union.
Working at a daycare center where the people who run the place are only interested in profit and not the welfare of the children. The same applies to nursing homes, etc.
School bus driver, especially at the junior high and high school level, because you have no power to control what the kids do, the parents will be angry, and the principal will want to ignore or cover up most problems.
Walking around wearing a sandwich board or a chicken suit to promote a mattress sale, fast food, etc.
Answered By: da40971 - 7/27/2009