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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I really have no idea what to do in my life now. It feels like i have no destiny in life. A little background of myself is that im the youngest child in my family. I have 3 sisters...
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    I wonder what people really see when they look at me. Do they see a depressed person just walking by. Do they see a monster in a hoodie, avoiding eye contact at any cost. Do they...
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    I wonder what people really see when they look at me. Do they see my beautiful smile that holds all my insecurities. Maybe they see my fear held deep with in my eyes. Can they see...
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    Powerless - Linkin Park And you held it all But you were careless To let it fall You held it all And I was by your side Powerless I watched you fall apart and chased you to the...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Have you ever sat and thought about what the person your chatting to on here sounds like, i know i have many a time. Wondering if there voice matches your thoughts of them and...
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    You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you want is to be found. You say your life is not worth living, but all you want is for someone to tel you there life is worse...
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    Last year our teacher made us all write messages to eachother like we had to give each person 3 compliments and a message and she chose the best ones and made a paragraph for us...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    People think i have a pretty face..? Well its too bad my body doesnt match it. Im "butch" i have wide shoulders, a huge ribcage but im short as ****. Im self conscious but how do...
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    What if the reality we see is just a shadow of the 4th dimension which is a shadow of the 5th and so on? It seems impossible unless you look at out shadows in the 2nd. They mirror...
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    What if it was like the movies? What if you woke up one day and suddenly he is waiting for you downstairs saying he's sorry saying he loves you, always had and always will. From...
    Claire212 Claire212 16-17, F Aug 31

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    It's getting a bit too hard. The situation in school's just going down the drain and so is the situation at home. At school, my 'friends' are trying to make a fool out of me in...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I also wonder what people think when they see me. What do you think?
    ollie27 ollie27 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I try to stay positive and not get down on things, but I really do wonder what my purpose here is, being born with the disabilities that I was, I try to understand why, whats the...
    wheelchairwonder wheelchairwonder 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    i wonder what people see in me, wat i look like to my self is a girl who is not pretty, has thick horrable tangled hair, and fat but people look at me and say im pretty im not sure...
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    "O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us" Possibly the only good thing Robert Burns ever wrote, apart from Auld Lang Syne. Seeing not just myself...
    Wonderfulduckling94 Wonderfulduckling94 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When you look at me, what do you see? What stereotype would you put me under?
    KaylaJackie KaylaJackie 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    what if we dont all come from rich or upper class backgrounds with a family name that everyone recognizes but instead we come from a family that has great value and has struggled...
    mzzdede123 mzzdede123 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    What do you people think it is? Since I don't believe in death the same way most everyone does, I don't really know how other people view life. So please tell me what you people...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 3 Responses Aug 18

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    What would you describe me as?
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. :3 what do you guys think?
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    College Assignment I have to show up for class dressed out of charter for me. What do you think is out of charter for me that I could show by wearing to class???
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    That’s why we be sure our kitchens are economical. And why we offer plenty of assist along how – from setting up it to Placing it jointly in your own home. Simply...
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    Hahaha! Does this even surprise you that this is my wallet?I didn't think so.... ;-)
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    Sometimes i constantly have these thoughts, why am i here, can i make a difference, is it only me who feels this way, sees things this way, am i alone and what is my purpose here...
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    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    What's the point anymore? Honestly, I don't know anymore. Everyone treats you like ****, you keep it stored inside until one day when you're hanging from your ceiling by a rope. I...
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