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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 his sister. She then sent it to The X, 103.2 on your FM dial in Ft Wayne, IN, 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, 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 wet suit. This time of
the 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 and 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

What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose
and stuff it down the back of my wet suit. This floods my whole suit
with warm water. It' 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 my butt.

I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His
instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with 5 other
divers were all laughing hysterically.

Needless to say I aborted the dive. I was instructed to make 3
agonizing in-water decompression stops totaling 35 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 2 days because my butt hole 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 your self, "I love my job, I love my job, I love my

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I love my job, I love my job........

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This is the 1st time I've ever heard a guy lament the LACK of hair on his back!

That's pretty good.

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I know this story..It happened a few years ago.
The guy is or was a Navy seal. I know this because the guy that works for me now was a Chief Petty Officer in the Seals. He has told us this story a couple of times, every summer we get new students working for us. when they think the Job starts to suck he halls this one out plus a couple of other good ones.
This happened while he was still in. he got out 3 years ago. He was in the Navy for 23 years

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That's pretty funny!!!/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

This Biologist isn't having such a great day, either . . .


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That was funny - I LMAO!!

I just wish I had a job to go to. I was downsized 2 weeks ago.
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