March 31, 2015 10:27 am at 10:27 am #615410Daya ZoogerMember
These are the unsung heroes whom we do not appreciate enough. And that’s an understatement.
Case in point: Gabbaim/Shamashim.
-Who has to arrange all the benches/chairs and tables in shul after the Purim party? This is usually quite late at night and follows scrubbing the floors etc. for hours, which in turn followed tireless hours or arranging and setting up….
-Who, exhausted after a whirlwind erev Pesach season, and after hours of bedikas chometz in his own home, must go to shul only to spend the other half of the night doing the bedika there?? (and then be expected to oversee the biur chometz, and setting up the shul for Yom Tov?
-Who has to clean up the geklappete hoshanas, and set up the table etc. while everyone else rushes home for the seuda and to prepare for Yom Tov? This will repeat itself a few more times before the sukka has to be taken down… …by the same fellow who put it up…
The list can go on, but I think the point is clear.
Any additions to this list of under-appreciated persons/tasks/positions will be gratefully accepted.March 31, 2015 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm #1204971TheGoqParticipant
Coffee Room moderators.
Thank you. Not anymore, I guess 🙂March 31, 2015 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm #1204972ED IT ORParticipant
The guy whom recycles the toilet paperMarch 31, 2015 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm #1204973cozimjewishMember
the presidentMarch 31, 2015 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #1204974☕️coffee addictParticipant
mashgiachs 😉April 1, 2015 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #1204975GoldilocksParticipant
At least 99% of the people on this planet will perform a thankless job at some point in their lives.April 1, 2015 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #1204976nolongersingleMember
Kollel guys. They are one of the three pillars holding up the world and yet they take abuse from many.April 1, 2015 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #1204977Torah613TorahParticipant
MotherApril 1, 2015 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #1204978JosephParticipant
Mother’s are not thankless.April 2, 2015 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm #1204979BarryLS1Participant
People who work on behalf of the community. Very little thanks, lots of grief.April 2, 2015 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #1204980newbeeMember
I think splitting your learning time and working time in half is a thankless job, though not a job per-say. But since you spend half your time learning you do not get the benefit of standing out at work, getting rich or having a prestigious career and since you work half the time also you are not considered a kollelman and do not get the recognition of being a serious learner and might have a harder time in shidduchim.April 2, 2015 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #1204981Little FroggieParticipant
Posting here in the CR!
(no one thanks me)April 2, 2015 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #1204982showjoeParticipant
to LF and all other posters: Thank You For Posting!
😉April 2, 2015 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #1204983Miriam377Participant
Sometimes being a bus driver feels like it.April 2, 2015 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #1204984rescue37Participant
ummmm, kollel guys are not a pillar of the world. Torah is. And there are many people not in kollel learning also. Plus kollel guy is not a job.April 3, 2015 12:49 am at 12:49 am #1204985👑RebYidd23Participant
Garbage collecting is a thankless job.April 3, 2015 1:01 am at 1:01 am #1204986nfgo3Member
the folks who hand out parking tickets.December 16, 2016 12:57 am at 12:57 am #1204987
Bump – in honor of “Hashem is reading”December 16, 2016 1:52 am at 1:52 am #1204988JosephParticipant
Husbands & Fathers.December 16, 2016 2:03 am at 2:03 am #1204989HASHKAFAHMASTER613Member
the people who make laundry detergent.December 16, 2016 2:03 am at 2:03 am #1204990
Do you really find that to be the case? I’m just wondering, since I wouldn’t know, never having been one.December 16, 2016 2:04 am at 2:04 am #1204991
nfgo3 – +1 People get mad at them when they should be thanking them!December 16, 2016 2:05 am at 2:05 am #1204992
daughters & sistersDecember 16, 2016 2:06 am at 2:06 am #1204993ahronParticipant
english teachersDecember 16, 2016 2:07 am at 2:07 am #1204994
If you think garbage collecting is a thankless job, I wish you did it instead of the men who will receive the holiday thank you cards and checks I just made out.
It’s not my holiday, but those goyim who provide me with regular service: mailman, garbage men, newspaper carrier, etc. ALL get thanks…both written sentiment and $$$$ this time of year.December 16, 2016 2:09 am at 2:09 am #1204995👑RebYidd23Participant
In many places tipping your garbage collector is illegal.December 16, 2016 2:11 am at 2:11 am #1204996
RY – really? Why?December 16, 2016 2:12 am at 2:12 am #1204997
CT – that’s really thoughtful and nice of you!December 16, 2016 2:12 am at 2:12 am #1204998HASHKAFAHMASTER613Member
@CTLAWYER you obviously do not know what it means to be a real eved hashem. I see you are lacking the proper hakaras hatov towards those who clean our garbage……December 16, 2016 2:15 am at 2:15 am #1204999
HM – I think maybe you misunderstood CTLawyer’s post – he does appreciate the garbage men, that is why he tips them!December 16, 2016 2:17 am at 2:17 am #1205000
Just to clarify why I bumped this thread – I actualy bumped about a half a dozen threads all starting with the word “The” because of a comment that “Hashem is reading” made.
However, the moderators either deleted my other bumps or they haven’t moderated them yet, so the joke got a bit lost along the way 🙁December 16, 2016 2:24 am at 2:24 am #1205001
sorry – they are there now – I either didn’t see them or they weren’t up yet when I checked.December 16, 2016 3:21 am at 3:21 am #1205002Abba_SParticipant
The guys who clean up and put away the siddurim and other sforrium.
The guys who opens up the shul and make sure everything is ready for the first minyan. The guys who arrange speakers and shuirium and have to put up with complaints.December 16, 2016 6:52 am at 6:52 am #1205003yehudayonaParticipant
LuL, NYC is one of those places. Google “sanitation worked fired for accepting tips.” Sanitation workers want to be treated like police, and it’s obvious why it’s illegal to tip police.December 16, 2016 11:58 am at 11:58 am #1205004
If my garbage was collected by government employees, my tip could be considered a bribe and its acceptance could be an illegal act by the recipients.
However, here in small town CT we have no municipal garbage pickup. One either takes the family garbage to the transfer station each week or pays for private companies to pick up at the house.
I am very appreciative of the work these men do, lifting the heavy barrels, never spilling any on the lawn or driveway, replacing the the barrels neatly in their place with the covers on.
When I lived in a city with municipal garbage pickup, the employees would throw the can lids like frisbees, spill trash all over the place and toss and dent the empty cans with no respect for private property,December 16, 2016 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #1205005LightbriteParticipant
I’ve heard parents say that being a mother or father is a thankless job.
These same individuals wouldn’t trade it for any other job in the world.
Thankless jobs can be Pleasurable Wonderful and Meaningful.
Thankless jobs can be jobs that one would never trade for the most thankfilled job, such as a global good-news-delivery-person with fantastic comprehensive lifetime benefits.
And imho, infinite thanks and gestures of gratitude still cannot compare to the thanks that they are due in this world.
It sounds like the OP is referring to people in thankless jobs behind the scenes that as a community we all benefit from yet IRL may not realize how much they do for us personally.
Also, these jobs don’t come with the compensation of status or power.December 16, 2016 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #1205006HashemisreadingParticipant
lilmod! oooooohh now I get it I just read your explanation. ok. the the the …..December 17, 2016 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #1205007
Shkoyach! Glad someone finally got it!December 17, 2016 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #1205008
YehudaYona – thanks for answering my question! I don’t really get the logic though… if it’s obvious why it’s illegal to tip police, what does that have to do with garbage men?December 17, 2016 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #1205009
In case anyone didn’t get the joke:December 17, 2016 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #1205010
Why tipping government employees can be considered a bribe and be illegal
Re: Trash collectors:
When I lived in New Haven we had municipal trash collection.
Weight limit per can: 75 lbs
No mixed recycling with regular trash
No construction debris: sheet rock, broken pieces of porcelain toilets, sinks, etc. No insulation.
No leaves or grass clippings.
Maybe if I tip the regular garbagemen on my route, they will overlook transgressions. Instead of tagging the can as a violation, and leaving it on the curb, they might just tip it into the truck and cover the forbidden trash with other garbageDecember 19, 2016 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm #1205011
CTLawyer -thanks for explaining. I never would have thought of that! That’s rather a funny concept – tip the garbage man as a bribe for my negligence in recycling 🙂December 22, 2016 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #1205012☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Being a Rinnai water heater.December 22, 2016 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #1205013MenoParticipant
Nice!December 22, 2016 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1205014MenoParticipant
“Maybe if I tip the regular garbagemen on my route, they will overlook transgressions. Instead of tagging the can as a violation, and leaving it on the curb, they might just tip it into the truck and cover the forbidden trash with other garbage”
Don’t know how it is in other places, but in NYC the trash collectors aren’t the ones who issue the fines. They have “officers” from the sanitation department who drive around and check.December 22, 2016 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm #1205015
I never mentioned fines.
The garbagemen simply tag the can as a violation:
Mixed with recyclables
Forbidden items and leave the full can on the curb.
The homeowner then has to either correct the situation or transport the can to the transfer station and separate the items for disposal, recycling, etc. and buy disposal tickets for construction debris.
I’m currently taking down a sheet rock wall in my home to move a staircase entry. All the sheet rock is getting bagged and on Tuesday, I’ll take it to the transfer station, buy a $10 construction debris disposal ticket and unload the bags.December 22, 2016 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #1205016LightbriteParticipant
So tipping them may be permissibleDecember 23, 2016 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #1205017Neville ChaimBerlinParticipant
Mmm my mistake… I read “Most THINKless Jobs.” I’ll be on my way.
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