My job this last summer. I was on a wild land firefighting hand crew.
The job consisted of working your ass off and being yelled at all day with 50lbs on your back, then doing p.t. hikes or runs at the end of the day where throwing up or passing out was the norm. You are always on call, so no partying or going anywhere more than one hour away on your days off.. And when we did get called, since our crew was the worst around, we'd do nothing but put out giant pits of embers through the night. Once we got called all three nights we had off to separate one night fires. SICK
I finally quit one day in late July when we were going to do some 'training.' I had washed my work shirt the night before, and had forgotten it in the dryer when i went to work. My boss had me go get it and drive my own car up to the work site to meet them. I got there just as they were leaving on the p.t. hike in the morning. So i try to throw on all my shit and catch up, but my boss makes me carry his pack too since i had forgotten my shit earlier that morning. So here i am trying to run up this slippery steep as fuck trail with like 70lbs on my back. 15 mins later they make me go to the front of the 20 man crew all saying this fucked up shit to me like "come on faggot why the fuck are you the only one who cant hike?" or "your dad would be ashamed if he saw that you were acting like such a little bitch" and then i passed out and fell down the hill. I wake up with one of my bosses there telling me im okay and i better get to work, so i am dizzy as shit and stumble down this hill and start trying to swing my axe to cut hand line with the rest of the crew and another one of my bosses comes up and grabs my axe and throws it down the hill and says "what the fuck are you looking at? go get it." so after he does this about 5 times i start getting really fucking heated and tell him im done. My head boss walked me down and drove me to the fire station and that was that. I drove home that day feeling like a new man.
I didnt exaggerate any of this, straight up happened. I have had a bad view of people and the workplace since then, and it sounds stupid but i get bad dreams of these assholes yelling at me and shit.. Since then i have realized that they are just a bunch of sad fuck ups and they have inspired me to be someone who is compassionate and has a good career.