I took a tech job with Comp USA - about a year before they went under.
What a horrible place to work - even as a back room tech, I was told I **had** to make 200 dollars a day in sales to keep my job. While turning out X number of fixes per hour.
Totally nuts. I lasted just over three weeks before I loudly (and with some profanity) stood out in the middle of the sales floor and quit. I can see why they went under - maybe not soon enough.
I’ll never take another retail job, I’d rather gather cigarette buts out of the gutter and re-roll them than ever work in a retail outfit again.
I’d say the worst mainstream jobs (not including manual labor) would be Fast food, then retail, the phone customer service. I’ve suffered with customer service for years and I’m finally getting my MIS degree to get the hell out.
One thing they made only a minor comment on this was how companies always pay the people that directly interface the most the least. They also tend to get the worst people in those positions too. I’ve noticed this especially at small companies. I’d say most small company sales departments would be next in line as worst, they are treated as even worse fodder.