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Phil (Somos)

SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had?

Somos: This is tough because I have had a lot of shitty jobs. But first would have to be babysitting rich kids. I was 18 and had just moved to San Francisco from Massachusetts. I was desperate for money and was looking for any kind of work at all. A friend of mine knew a family looking for a babysitter at $12/hr. I didn't care about details, just the $12/hr part. It turned out it was for this very wealthy family in Berkeley. The kids were 6, 10 and 13, snobby, spoiled little brats whose parents gave them whatever they want. On my first day, the 10 year-old boy demanded that I wipe his ass when he was done shitting, literally screaming at the top of his lungs. He was 10 years-old! I refused; we didn't get off to a good start. After two months of hell wiping the asses of rich kids (metaphorically of course) I got a job offer scooping ice cream downtown for minimum wage. It felt like I had gotten into college or something. I quit babysitting that day.


Words by Loren on March 2, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

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