His presentation was gut-wrenching.
His presentation was disgusting.
His presentation was painful.
The sales guy seemed slimy.
The sales guy was cheesy.
The sales guy was gross.
Her problems were mountainous.
Her problems fell upon her like an anvil.
Her problems were suffocating her.
Changed this: Many of who I worked with had been doing this their whole working lives.
To this: Many of who I worked with had been doing this back-breaking work their whole lives.
Changed this: I struggled to keep up.
To this: With fumbling hands and unsure footing, I strained to keep up.
Changed this: And then, one night, the chef, who I’d never spoke to before, pulled me aside…
To this: And then, one night, the chef, who never uttered a word to me before, approached me as I stood waiting for the next dish to come off the line.