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So what jobs have you all done in your life so far?

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posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by Flavian
 


Up to you fella Iam only selling the info to the NSA so more info the better


One of my past home projects was modifiying a satellite modem device driver to patch my laptop into the French mobile phone network using a PAYG sim card
Parents thought DSL was "too expensive" and bemoaned the day when AOL dropped dial-up modem pools.




posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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in my 22 years of existence I've done :

Dishwasher
Auto Mechanic
Autobody, prep, masking
Grinder at a bandsaw manufacturer
Landscaping
General laborer at compacter and conveyer manufacturer. (welding, cutting, building)

I am still broke.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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Nice thread! Here's mine:

Age 14 -18 ( while at school) - waitress
- checkout asst
- carer in nursing home
- horse/ saddlery shop sales person

Age 19 - 22 - nurse training

Age 22 - 34 - nursing mostly ICU and operating theatres

Age 34 - present - full-time mum but have done some health related writing for a magazine

Present - trying to write novel but also just signed contract for new job as an English teacher!



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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Skate guard at roller skating rink
Disco DJ (damn straight)
Bench Technician for specialized computer systems
Field Engineer for minicomputers (small mainframes)
Manager of CompuServe forum (they were independently run)
CEO of children's books multimedia company
EVP of digital department at ad agency
EVP of digital department at another ad agency
CEO of this madhouse



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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reply to post by boymonkey74
 


1. Beach clean-up crew
2. Post-office janitorial assistant
3. Bus Boy
4. Assistant Wedding Photographer
5. K-Mart Camera Dept.
6. JCPenney Sales- Cameras, Computers
7. Short Order Cook
8. Bakery Worker - Bread Company (Hated this job)
9. Piano Delivery (Hated this job)
10. Construction/Remodeling
11. Technical Illustrator/Graphic Designer
12. Technical Illustrator/Lead Graphic Designer
13. Freelance Graphic Designer
14. Owner - Graphic Design Business
15. Art Director Ad Agency Graphic Designer
16. Corporate Advertising Manager
17. Substitute CAD Instructor
18. Mechanical Drafting Instructor
19. CAD Instructor
20. Pre-Engineering/CAD Instructor



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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Let me see.

After school hours I worked at a hardware store, in fact three of them.

After finishing school I worked for the Govt as a System Analyst.

Moonlighted as a DJ with my own mobile set up.

Then as an investigation officer for Consumer affairs.

Manager in state housing authority.

Loudspeaker designer. (All fun!)

Now Author and Counselor (specializing in children's issues.)

P



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posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 08:45 PM
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In order, more or less:

farmworker (most of it working hay @ $0.05/bale)
janitor
laborer (various)
door-to-door stuff
railroad clerk (I still wear a "choo-choo" hat)
vinyl top installer
medical lab technician/technologist (my career of record)
blood bank worker (the worst ten years of my life, not counting my first marriage...)
document examiner (easy, easy)
retired (whew!)



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 09:12 PM
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Grew up on a farm/ranch, so, there's that.
Loader driver for crop dusters.
Mechanics helper.
Pizza delivery
Truck driver for a rodeo company.
Rodeo production hand.
Bar tender
Rodeo clown.
Actor.
Dance instructor
Ski Instructor
Stripper.
Stunt performer.
Special Effects technician/designer.
Propmaker.
Magician.
Circus performer
Voice over artist
Camera operator
Best Boy grip
Camera dolly grip
Key grip
Sculptor for film
Scenic Artist for film
Art director for commercials
Interim Technical Director/University Technical theatre Instructor
Production Designer for film and live shows.
And I'm currently a scenic paint foreman/scenic artist on a major feature film.
A number of the jobs below the stripper job still rotates through as I stay very busy in the film industry. It's the perfect industry for me and it pays very well. The stripping gigs have been pretty sparse lately though. Haha.
Now, the greatest job ever has been being a dad to my beautiful children and a husband to my lovely wife for the last couple of decades.
It's been a hoot and I am so happy I didn't waste four years in college.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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Chip boy...aka potato peeler.
Pallet designer and destroyer.
Sod layer, retaining wall,paved drives and little walkways.
Trim carpenter....during a winter.
CNC operator...then programer.

Kid's...hardest part so far.
Jack of all trade's from now on



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by ObservingYou

Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by luciddream
 


When I rule Great Britain do you want a job as an evil scientist?
I have 5 scientists ready for the call but I need 12....


When you rule great Britain will you hire me to crack whips on the Pigs, opps, I mean 'Coppers' backs?

I'd sure love to stop and search a few of those lynch men!

Can you sack the the German Queen to? Maybe have some one English sitting on the throne?

Hey there's an idea! Let me sit on the thrown


EDIT::* I really needed to add this BoyMonkey, because you deserve a thumbs
up for the pubs.. you were a mental health practicioner long before a home.*

Now back to the old post and toward topic / reply:
There's a twist... we'll have the best candidate from Planet of the Apes as
the PM and hopefully someone with a Sinclair back thair (can't help myself)
in the family tree to warm up the Stone 'o Scone. *sigh* I can dream...
please spare your more righteous subjects the many stripes if you please.

almost be willing to move back to Gramp's old hovel in Wales and chew
some iron for a closer. I've still all ten fingers and can build my own
machinery... oh wait that makes me a domestic tearA$$ now.

15-16 pearl diver in a local resturant (dishwasher)
16-18 dock worker in a huge pottery.. oh boy baked rocks. HEAVY
19-21 gopher/drafting student/self-mutilator in a small Engineering shop
22-25 machinist in another small Eng.shop, robotics and ass'y stuff.
27-37 A Real tool maker and a BaaahRag to prove it
38-41 Research engineer - sorry, can't tell.
41- journeyman/dreamer/inventor/bass player from Hell/
and from recurring Chevy V8 hobbies besides near deaf as a fence post.

I may be induced to pound out and heat treat a new hammer for the old
.60 cal. Brown Bess, but I get neauseous just looking at anything as
involved as an M4 or 16. I guess you can forget about me after the cataclysm....
but working my way slowly up the ladder 'twas the trip that counts. Would
have been nice as well if rungs above and below weren't suddenly removed...

edit on 3-7-2013 by derfreebie because: To BoyMonkey..Thanks for Staying



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 09:53 PM
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Youngest to now

1 farming
2 fast food ( short lived)
3 hardware store
4 masonry/carpentry 13+ years
5 millwright
6 oil industry

4-6 on/off seasonal work 13+years

7. ? I owned my own business just to go more in debt. Short lived

Have a Bach in Psychology, Culinary arts, Field engineering and never found good pay then what I can make in six months of construction. Mind you that I live in Alaska. I'm so ready for a different country. I feel my colors running down the drain. USA is a #hole in my opinion. 33 years in sick of it

I'd go back to school but my interests rates are so high with Wells Fargo that I don't think I will pay off my bill at 300$ a month in the next 30 years........ Will I even live that much longer????

S&F for the thread, interested an fascinated what other members have transitioned in their lives
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edit on 3-7-2013 by AK907ICECOLD because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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HOLY S€£¥%!!!!!



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Skate guard at roller skating rink
Disco DJ (damn straight)
Bench Technician for specialized computer systems
Field Engineer for minicomputers (small mainframes)
Manager of CompuServe forum (they were independently run)
CEO of children's books multimedia company
EVP of digital department at ad agency
EVP of digital department at another ad agency
CEO of this madhouse


(bold emphasis)
And for this entry it explains much...and piqued my light envy;
since I've always wanted to take a large hammer to a small DEC.
I must now boogie laterally to my fitful slumber-- praying for Egypt
first and to all a peaceful and pyrotechnically safe Independence Day.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 11:09 PM
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Shoe sales (wholesale & retail) men women and children. Discount and retail.
Pizza delivery - Domino's, Papa John's and Pizza Hut
Manager of several shoe store's.
Manager of various restaurant chains - Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn, McDonald's, Domino's, Chik-Fil-A, Golden Corral.
Server at various chains - Chili's, Bennigan's, Friendly's
Ice cream Truck.
Insurance sales.
Car sales.
Landscape Maintenance.
Shoe repair.
Merchandiser for Strawbridge & Clothier and JC Penney.
Men's Warehouse.
Owner of Cleaning company.
Phone sales for newspaper subscriptions.
Maintenance supervisor.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:45 AM
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Grampadad
Retired at 55, 9 years ago: Woo Hoo!
"Systems" Librarian as a career where I was
IT Manager: CNE, MCSE, Cisco, etc.
software developer: 1 commercial program sold for 10 years, several in-house.
Information Systems Analyst, Trident Submarines (Beltway Bandit)
Columnist/Writer, 250 articles, 5 books: various pubs
Seattle Public Library: Clerk and Associate,
B. Dalton Bookseller: Asst Mgr. and MIT,
Elliott Bay Book Company: Expansion construction,
Washington Department of Employment Security: Interviewer,
Machinist Mate, US Navy
Pacific Northwest Bell: Frameman,
Ocmulgee National Monument: Cataloger,
Day’s Tailor-D Clothing: Warehouseman,
Made Nitwicks, those little tiny candles that come in the shape of animals,
Ice Cream Truck Driver (well, it was a tricycle/motorcycle)
King County Park Department: Dump truck driver, tree killer
UW: dishwasher,
Term Papers written for hire (Bad Karma!)
Slim’s Drive In: Short order cook, best burgers in town for 35 cents!
Sold: Filter Queen vacuum cleaners (not well),
US Postal Service: Ran cancelling machine for all 983XX and 984XX zip codes,
Delivered: Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
In Alaska on MV Claudia: Trolled for salmon,
gas station attendant,

Thanks for the thread. I love reading the lists, especially when I see someone who has done something similar. Was one of your pub jobs at the Nag's Head?
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posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by luciddream
reply to post by inverslyproportional
 




SIA- Suburu Isuzu Nissan injection molding "mold tech" and " material handler" and "machine technician"


Thats looks like a good job dude. Fired? closed down? quit?


Quit....they tried to railroad a guy, and deny his workmans comp, and fire him, after one of the japanese mold techs ( always drunk at work, quite pathetic really) lowered a 60 ton mold onto the tech that was under it cleaning a clogged injector port ( that the same japenese tech let get clogged by not properly purging the day before, so the plastic cooled and clogged the port).

Bent the guys hand backwards until it touched his forearm, about an inch from crushing him to death, he had bruises on his face and chest from the mold stopping on top of him.

The owner, also japanese, dropped a 100 ton mold and broke it, (about $100million US) and tried to blame us, even though the overhead crane was only rated to lift 60 tons, and we told him not to, and refused to do it ourselves.

So he just hooked it up and broke the main lifting cables, trashed the entire wench gear box, and bend one of the arms. Pretty cool to watch since nobody got hurt, fell about 30 feet, broke through the 12 inch concrete floor, was like somthing out of a movie.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 07:20 AM
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Originally posted by Rodinus


Manager of Jiffy Lube



*scratches head*...

Erm, sorry if i sound a little ignorant as i am posting from europe... but what exactly is Jiffy Lube?


Sounds like something rude that does


Kindest respects

Rodinus


LOL, well you see, you bring in your girl and we.....

Ok for real though, it is an oil and lube center, that also does tire rotations hose and belt installs and other basic car care needs work.

Nothing actually fun, like brakes or engines or transmission work, just mostly stuff alot of folks do themselves, Jiff Lube just does it fast for 3 times as much as it would cost you to do it yourself.

Not a bad gig really, was kinda enjoyable, but the owner was a douche, if not for him, I would have stuck around alot longer.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 07:23 AM
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......Stripper.....


Do tell us. hehe.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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Farm hand ... picked shade tobacco in Connecticut during summers
Life Guard ... at a country club in Connecticut
Candy Striper at Hartford Hospital
Payroll Clerk at an insurance company in Hartford, CT
Administrative Assistant in a Bank.
3 weeks at a fast food burger place as a second job while working at the bank.
US Army Chaplain Assistant.
Corporate Security for Defense Contractor
Administration at University of Alabama
Stay at home mom/homeschooler and volunteer in schools
Preschool teacher
Now my job is just trying to keep up with things at home.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by wirefly
Grew up on a farm/ranch, so, there's that.
Loader driver for crop dusters.
Mechanics helper.
Pizza delivery
Truck driver for a rodeo company.
Rodeo production hand.
Bar tender
Rodeo clown.
Actor.
Dance instructor
Ski Instructor
Stripper.
Stunt performer.
Special Effects technician/designer.
Propmaker.
Magician.
Circus performer
Voice over artist
Camera operator
Best Boy grip
Camera dolly grip
Key grip
Sculptor for film
Scenic Artist for film
Art director for commercials
Interim Technical Director/University Technical theatre Instructor
Production Designer for film and live shows.
And I'm currently a scenic paint foreman/scenic artist on a major feature film.
A number of the jobs below the stripper job still rotates through as I stay very busy in the film industry. It's the perfect industry for me and it pays very well. The stripping gigs have been pretty sparse lately though. Haha.
Now, the greatest job ever has been being a dad to my beautiful children and a husband to my lovely wife for the last couple of decades.
It's been a hoot and I am so happy I didn't waste four years in college.



Just throwing this out there.

I starred you for being a male stripper, I wish I had the body for that gig, not alot of ladies want a 155 LBS bean pole rubing his junk in their face.

I got a 6 pack, but it is hard not to with like 3% body fat....



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