Thanks to everyone for participating and writing some great comments. I loved reading about the diversity of jobs that people have held. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner (chosen by RNG), and that is...
Joel Seymour! He said:
" The hardest job I had was working on a loading soda trucks. I was in high school, carried a full course load, including some college level courses, and worked 40+ hours a week. The dock was cold in the winter and hot in the summer, and always reeked of diesel fumes. It was a local soda company (in NY), and they still used the glass, one quart bottles. It was grueling work, but it definitely forged character."
That sounds like hard work that is very worthy of some nice soap. Joel, you can email me at asbloom [at] seattlesundries.com with your choice of soaps and your mailing address and I'll get those sent out to you right away.