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I Wonder What Jobs You Held In Your Lifetime

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    Variety Is The Spice Of My Life!

    Let me see...short order cook, bartender, mail courier, Barista, baker, model, event planner, carni, interviewer, canvasser, writer, editor, researcher, insurance broker, house painter, video store clerk, retail store assistant manager...there might be a couple others I have...
    Doledrums Doledrums 36-40 Oct 12, 2010

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    My Jobs

    I haven't had many jobs. I am one of those people who stick around for a while if I like it. So here it goes.  In high school I worked as a receptionist at an Animal hospital and worked my way back to a Vet Tech for 3 years.  I then worked as a receptionist at...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Lots!

    let's see. my first job was as a cashier at a little hot dog and milkshake stand. then: Hot N Now fast food Walgreens clerical at a university graphic program support tech at my university's Apple computer lab clerical at previous univ (summer work) back to the apple lab...
    soulfool soulfool 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    A job or a career. In my earlier days,

    I had been a movie theater attendant, sandwich maker, and grocery bagger to name a few. After graduating from college, I was on a stable corporate career path until I got laid off during the great recession. Since then I've been going from job to job like during my earlier...
    technostar technostar 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Ecclectic Is Probably the Best Word

    Let's try to do this chronologically...   -Counter girl at a bagel shop -Security Guard -Bouncer -Waitress -Political Canvasser -Building maintenance -Water testing tech. -Orthodontist's Assistant -Volunteer Coordinator (manager, director etc) -Animal shelter...
    DrumBear78 DrumBear78 26-30, F Nov 1, 2008

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    So Far...

    ....my first job was to watch football matches and write down who scored what and stuff like that. It destroyed my love of football. I then worked in a clothes shop in Oxford Street which was mental but I loved it. I then worked in a Jewellers and got the most commission...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    I've Tried Every Stupid Thing Out There At Least Once.

    That's the story.But there's more important things for me to talk about ;=)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    Diverse, I Guess...

    In somewhat chronological order, Paperboy Chicken farm helper Gas pump operator Darkroom technician Plastic mold machine operator Adhesive tape machine operator Receiving clerk Army soldier Accounting clerk Accounting manager Veterans Agent Computer programmer Municipal...
    LostDragon LostDragon 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Boring Work History...

    Thanks to LG76, I'm now inspired to share my own incredibly bland work history: Pre-teen: Worked for Dad with older brother at Dad's home business of TV/refrigeration. No wonder I have a bad back... :/ 13-15: Older brother's Phillips 66 gas station, $0.25/hour. Saw my first...
    billybcgn25 billybcgn25 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    This Is What I Do

    E-Z~AS.1.2.3 – Incoming Calls Easy.Phone.Sale. Work incoming calls. No experience is necessary. Work part-time and make full-time income $400 - $950wkly  757-273-1039      7           
    mhall23919 mhall23919 41-45 Nov 20, 2010

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    Documentary Looking For Stories...do You Want To Share Yours?

    Hi, my name is Melinda and I work for Life is My Movie Entertainment. Currently we are looking for stories for an upcoming documentary called “American Made Movie”. The premise of this documentary is keeping jobs in the USA by encouraging more corporations and business to...
    lifeismymovie lifeismymovie 26-30 Jul 8, 2011

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    I Have Had So Many

    Let's See! I have been all the following although not quite in the order I am listing.  I usually work more than one job at a time. In fact, this is the first time in my life that I am only doing one job description but that will soon change. The List: Babysitter...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Light Resume

    Librarian on college campus(while I was a student there)Phone surveyorSalesperson at Brentanos book storeCosmetic stockperson at Saks Fifth AveCashier at CVSCosmetic sales at JC PenneyMental health worker at a residence for people with schizophreniaPharmacy tech at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    So Far

    10 till 17 worked in a gas station at first then was manger of 3 of them for a number of year 17 till 21 US NAVY/ victum friendy fire viet nam hospital 21 till 34 MERC 34 till 44 merc and nurse 44 owned a custom car shop then back to nursein 45 till today medcial nurse level M...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jan 22, 2012

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    Great Group

    In somewhat of a  vague chronological order: child actor (stage and TV) pizza delivery guy/dishwasher/food prep lighting designer theater electrician (worked for The Kirov Ballet of Leningrad) theater carpenter fabric warehouse worker candle carver sold "stuff" on Grateful Dead...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    Got Me to Thinking About Me

    Over the years, I have done many different but somewhat similar jobs.  I've never listed them at one time but here goes: A gas station attendant, a newspaper boy, a stock clerk in a pet shop, a parts puller in a auto parts house, a fish breeder, an ambulance attendant (fore...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    So being somewhat new here, I'm wondering about the circle. I've added people who added me, but I don't know why they added me. Is there a circle etiquette or do you just add...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 6

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    It's always a question that wanders around my mind. People just randomly add me to their circle for no reason, I don't get it. Their's nothing wrong with it, it's just you could...
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    People Why did you did me? Tell the truth?
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Why Did you add me Tell me the truth?
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Lets be honest .. why ? (:
    VictoriaKeepItReal VictoriaKeepItReal 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Because I'm super cool thATS WHY
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Care to share my doves and turtles?
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I really do. I'm such a mean boring person. Everyone hates me in real life.
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    Hmm. I just noticed that I've been added to the circles of a penis and two butts. I can't decide if I feel violated or not. I do know I will never chat on here in the presence of...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Out with coworkers today and they kept staring and making comments at the attractive women. I finally just said "What do you guys really think you're doing? Guys like us don't get...
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    What are your thoughts. What if you were stuck in a situation were there was too much working against you. It's not like I don't see the beauty in life. Id just rather end it and...
    gabbyxox gabbyxox 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I wonder this day and night. Would I actually appreciate the sarcasm that falls from my lips, would I dislike the immaturity that I display, or would I laugh at all the stupidity...
    CamilleThomas CamilleThomas 18-21, F Oct 12

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    When they look at me people seem to look way in disgust or they just smile sadly I don't know why I wonder if it's because of the way i look that's always been the problem what I...
    hitomiyoshida hitomiyoshida 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Then again I also probably wonder what means really means
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23

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    I wonder what people see when they look at me. Do they see a normal girl? Do they see a weirdo? Do they see a nerd? I get kind of paranoid over this kind of thing, though I've been...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I wonder what people see in me. I dont see anything special...
    kyleigh188 kyleigh188 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 29

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    The daily struggle for me. Even though a lot of people tell me im a quiet and reserved person I still wonder what people see me as in there mind
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I never had any girlfriends up until my 30s. I always got rejected by girls all my life and still do. The few girlfriends and sex I had was all by luck. Nothing else !When I go...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Oct 4

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    I have always wondered what people really think of me and what they actually see when they look at me. Do they see me for who I am or for who I appear to be. It's always baffled me...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I just constantly wonder what people really see in me. I'm shy, at times very insecure. I don't take very many pics. Of myself because I'm not confident in my appearance, I can...
    Isa44 Isa44 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    City life was too much. Heard nature heals. Joined a club. Moved from city. Met bad staff. Reported them. Got ignored and they retaliated. framed me. Are...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    What do you see? Yeah there's the brown hair and eyes, but what else? You can't see what's inside, that's why it's so easy for others to judge, to assume, and to turn away. But we...
    Parkerluv1 Parkerluv1 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 2

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    Dear younger me: please do not take mom for granted. Do not waste a single moment with her. don't get caught up blaming her, fighting her, acting like a bitchy lil know it all...
    Jennigans Jennigans 31-35, F Oct 4

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    I have this friend that I've known for several yrs now. Last night as we were texting things took a turn towards something I never thought would happen. It took a turn down sexual...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I wish people would stop cowering behind their race. Honestly I do not give a **** where you come from or what your ethnicity is. If I have a problem with you it is a problem with...
    TaleOfTwoMinds TaleOfTwoMinds 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 24

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    Let's say one day your hanging out with your friends and you just see this dude.(yes that's me) what would you think of him when you first saw him. I wanna be his friend? Who the...
    DHurd283 DHurd283 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    A lot of abused women/men don't know their rights. But its all on the internet and its always worth knowing your rights. It also applies to those working on low income. In the UK...
    maleuk52 maleuk52 61-65, M Sep 30

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    You put your arms around me and I'm home
    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F Sep 27

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    Hey guys! I can help you with your homework stuff! As long as it isn't too serious! I like the things I do to be fun!
    TheCoolTeacher TheCoolTeacher 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    What do you look at most?!
    CleavageCanadian321 CleavageCanadian321 18-21, F 26 Responses Oct 11

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    What would you do if you met a real dalek
    hereisme hereisme 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think about it Quite often lately Not as a first choice but as a back up My life seems to have gone on for 32yrs with no point No meaningful achievements Can't find a place to...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F Oct 1

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    I think about it Quite often lately Not as a first choice but as a back up My life seems to have gone on for 32yrs with no point No meaningful achievements Can't find a place to...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 1