I used to work in a bookstore. It wasn’t a stressful job but I had to deal with people and I had to work long times without rest.
It wasn’t a well-paid job and we didn’t have a job security. There were no perks, no regular bonuses, no long holidays and no annual pay rise. They never paid my any salaries on time and fully. After 10 years of loyalty, I fought with my best friend and I resigned in 2013.
After that, I started to work with a freelance web development team. We had to work with a team for an agency. Unfortunately, it had a lot of schedule pressure and a wide variety of customer requests. It wasn’t a boring job because boring was only for idle people! We had to be creative and “think on our feet” and the customers always had some criticism and some different (mostly stupid) ideas.
I’ll never forget, a little web project lasted 6 months and I was travelling to three different countries.