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I Wonder What Jobs You Held In Your Lifetime

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Security Guard at an exclusive beach front

    gated community and a private Catholic school.
    3ronco 3ronco 36-40, M Jul 11

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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 5 Responses Feb 2, 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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    My very first job was a paper route.

    I knew every cat and dog in the neighbourhood by name. Lmao. Which meant that it took me forever to deliver my papers. My customers were very good to me though. Many would offer me juice or cookies and would have me visit them on their porch. I was around 10 yrs old. I...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It was 4 years back when i wanted to conquer the world. I started drawing as a kid and at 12 discovered my artistic abilities when i would create something and be appreciated for...
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    I would constantly wonder what my life would have been like if I had cut certain people off sooner, gathered the courage to say hello to others, been brave enough to do or say...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I wonder what my life would have been like if I didn't have to move to a new school.
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    what if I stayed with my boyfriend and never broke up from him, I'm wondering what was happening. I think he was sleeping with other girls while I'm waiting for a call from him.
    anonymous1anonymous7 anonymous1anonymous7 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I'm 100% sure my life would be better, well if not better, certainly easier. But I made them, and my life is effectively over because of them. At 26, life won't get much better...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I have to wonder...If I had made the wrong choices, if I hadn't messed it up, would I still be with him? Would I be as happy as I am now? He tore my heart to pieces and now it's...
    Terribl3Things Terribl3Things 16-17 2 days ago

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    They probably used natural substances without any chemicals that messes with your skin and hormones
    Trea13love Trea13love 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I've asked this to myself for the past 5 years. sometimes I wish faking your death was possible somehow, like an actual wake & funeral. just to see the effect. & I would totally...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know that people would cry and what not and wonder why but I would really like to know what my own parents think since the are the source of my depression
    izzylark izzylark 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I wonder what my life would have been like if I had not allowed people to bully me
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I honestly am on possibly the worst bipolar low. So this has me wondering if anybody would care if I did kill myself. My dad practically avoids me at every step and everything is...
    Kornloves22 Kornloves22 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Should I tell you a story or maybe three? I went to buy this phone soon as I came back to India in 2012 august..I was sitting alone in the bus... with the packet opened.. I was 21...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I always wonder what the people around me think. I find that sometimes I can be annoying sometimes. I always feel like someone wants to shut me up, but are to nice to.
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Really not sure what i,m having not up for cooking tonight i don,t feel like it may order a pizza..What are you having?
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    To all the depressed people suicidal n all, before you say something, ask yourself one question. Have you ever tried living? Put some effort in to living? Have you ever eaten...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always thought the days would get brighter. And I always thought I'd see myself smile soon. But it's been 8 years and I'm sad. I'm more sad than ever before and I don't know what...
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    should I kill my self for being such a failure? I'm 29 and never had a girlfriend or approached a girl, work on a dead end job, just starting university this sep to get my degree...
    monotonouso monotonouso 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 22

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    It's my brothers birthday soon, he would have been 33. He committed suicide before his 30th birthday. He died once. But the loved ones he left behind have to die a little...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    This advice is to myself at any age and every stage of my life, past, present, and future.....The relationship you have with God is your most valuable relationship you will have in...
    mypossibledream mypossibledream 51-55, M Jul 21

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    I would say don't let your fears stop you from your goals.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 21

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    Everybody isn't who you think they are, life isn't always what it seems to be, everything that looks good to you, isn't always good for you. Keep your grass cut to see the snakes...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Why did you guys add me to your circle? Comment below!
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    Dear me from the past your eyes sparkle with innocence and the faint glow of faith in humanity, take a moment to appreciate the sight of hazel as you apply your mascara, because...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F Jul 21

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    For those that can't see it - "Those 13 yr old girls talking about "I need a man who..." ... No you just need to do your homework!
    basttt basttt 41-45, F Jul 21

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    Having realised that people are just out for everything they can get from another in any way they can. I would never let anyone ever get close to me again. I've traveled the world...
    Aquanaught Aquanaught 51-55, M Jul 21

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