The summer job is a rite of passage for many kids, who are encouraged by their parents to get out of their hair and go and learn valuable lessons about responsibility, the value of money and hard work.

Whether you were saving for a bike, your first car, a prom dress or whatever, we all went in with high expectations of independence and feeling like a proper adult. However those expectations are not always met!

Jimmy Fallon did us all a service by asking people to share their worst summer job experiences in one of his legendary hashtag challenges. Needless to say, there are some absolute classics in there! Scroll down to check out a list of Bored Panda's favorites below, and feel free to share your own in the comments!

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SashaAlexandra
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ahhhhhaha! Laughed so hard on this one - definitely a gem!

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Indie_cloud
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my God, poor girl! How did she not realise he was dead??

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glowworm2
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know this isn't suppose to be funny, but picturing a bunch of elderly people escaping and having to go catch them is hilarious to me. I hope you got them all.

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issam
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry for this man . No teacher deserve such harsh environment to work . A second job means less concentrated and less effective on the most important one.

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Little Menace
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, this one is just sad. I worked a lot in care and the woman probably had dementia. I could list about 100 more [and far worse] of these 'funny' stories but to me they are just sad and it isn't anything special either.

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LRevello
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Once I picked up a waitressing shift for a friend at work. When I got out my car had been towed - I paid over $100 to go to work on my day off :(

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Emme Garcia
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I didn't have to read past the first sentence.

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Elina Kuusisto
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't imagine it paid well, but I don't see how this would be a bad job. Heck, sign me up

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John Ashley
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Commitment to the community"? What kind of geniuses come up with notions like this? What a load of horse pucky. Starting a business isn't a commitment to a community. If anything it's a commitment to ones self. There's no commitment unless he was paid in advance. Highly unlikely in a service business like lawn mowing.

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Sanne H.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The era when dickpics were still sent by regular mail.

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Carol Emory
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I worked for a service drive of a dealership when I was 19. Every man that came to the window would ask to see a manager for an explanation of their bill instead of asking me...even after I told them that I was the one that processed and coded their bill (meaning I had to know how to diagnose and fix any mechanical issues with the cars.) The revenge came one day when I told the guy that I needed to explain some thing about his new engine. He said "I'll talk to the service drive manager, honey." The manager didn't know what had been done. So the customer never got the note that he shouldn't take the car over 55 for the first 500 miles to give the seals time to set. He called less than an hour later to say his engine had blown out from under the hood and all over the freeway. Guess that sexist stereotyping finally jumped up and bit you in the ass, didn't it honey!

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I assume he wasn't the only one who made that pun :) Poor you.

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birdhouse
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People, the response is no! You don't have to do these crazy requests. There are laws to protect you.

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Joe Clark
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So what's the problem? That is a legitimate business.

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Kjorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i could understood a few dead.. .like 5 or 6 top... but 44?

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redheadwahine
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why would a 14 year old need a babysitter? Unless he was special needs which would be a more legit explanation for the adult diapers I suppose

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EvilDinosaur
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’d be throwing up all day after that...

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Carol Emory
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What were they doing there serving it if they were vegan?

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Wendillon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The amount of people who don't realize chicken is meat.....

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Stille20
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hostile work environment..totally setting themselves up for a lawsuit

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Carol Emory
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually worked at a French Bakery one summer in Pike Place Market in Seattle. Every week I'd have the same customer, Antonio, come in and tell me I was beautiful, he'd sweep me away to Italy some day and that doing this would make him the happiest man on Earth. The problem was..he said this to every young girl at the shop.

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Nope
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shoulda dressed up in your hippo outfit, found the guy who beat you up & cold cocked him..."My pal the polar bear says hi, mother****er!"

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just a thought!
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why the fuck weren't you allowed to use the owner's toilet. This is just cruel.

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Nizzle
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did you ever think, "Damn, my mother clears ear-wax out of shitty broken hearing aids just to provide food and shelter for me?"

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Vilem Marak
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yes we are, but you need to hold up this 9 iron for 15 minutes before i let you in...

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