Squidward Tentacles leads a very miserable life, partly due to the fact he lives between SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star. He works at the Krusty Krab, a fast food restaurant, as a cashier. He despises his job and is often rude and abrasive to customers. Because of this, he does not have a very high view of anyone and only truly cares about himself. Even when his boss Mr. Krabs was frozen and sentenced to death by Neptune, his first thought was "Who's gonna sign my paycheck?". While he has repeatedly stated his hatred of SpongeBob he does on some level seem to care about him, such as the time he unknowingly gave SpongeBob an explosive pie that would go off at sundown, he did all the things SpongeBob always wanted to do with him to make his last hours meaningful. Though after he found out SpongeBob never ate the pie he berated him for not exploding. The only solace he can find is playing his clarinet (which he is terrible at) and painting, sculpting, and knitting portraits of himself.