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I Wonder What Jobs You Held In Your Lifetime

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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