He works as the cashier of the Krusty Krab , a job he absolutely loathes. Squidward is a very selfish individual and displays an unjustified air of superiority. Although Squidward's name contains the word "squid," he has been confirmed to be an octopus in many interviews and episodes. Notable exceptions are the live-action sequence of " Pressure " and briefly in " Sold! A squid has ten limbs, unlike Squidward.