Green’s Dictionary of Slang

job v.2

also jobe
[job n.3 ; Grose suggests ‘Cambridge term’]

to scold, to tell off.

Autobiog. of Sir J. Bramston n.p.: The king had talked earnestly to the duke and jobed him soe that the teares stood in his eyes [F&H].
[UK]N. Amhurst Terræ-Filius (2004) No. I 81: Methinks it could not do any great hurt to the universities, if the old fellows were to be jobed at least once in four or five years for their irregularities.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Jobe, to reprove or reprehend.
[UK]Gent.’s Mag. Dec. n.p.: In consequence of an intimation from the tutor relative to his irregularities, his father came from the country to jobe him.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn) n.p.: To Job. To reprove or reprehend.
[UK]‘A Pembrochian’ Gradus ad Cantabrigiam 76: to jobe; to repove, to reprimand.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1796].
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[US]T. Haliburton Clockmaker III 201: I am punished enough, anyhow; spare me, for I am as weak as a child, and can’t stand Jobeing.
[US]B.H. Hall College Words (rev. edn) 270: jobe. To reprove; to reprimand.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 2 July 10/1: ‘Afraid!’ Hast ever ‘jobbed’ a cook, / And two days later found her fighting drunk, / Waving a meat-axe? Nay? If so, you’d learn / That in that grisly case a hurried ‘bunk’ / From home were needful – and a slow return.