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djrockinsteve

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What jobs have you had over your lifetime. No specifics, just basically where has employment taken you.

Since I've recently joined I've noticed a sense of fun and pleasant conversations here along with information about our wine hobby. I look forward to reading new posts and log in frequently and sometimes sneek-a-peek without logging in to check things out.

I thought it might be interesting to see the variety of employment or interests from all of you. :h


I started working at an Ice Cream shop in a mall. Moved onto Lifeguarding. Worked at a fast food restaurant and became manager for a few years there. Entered the printing industry which was what I was interested in thru high school and was there for many years.

Needed a change and worked part time at a family restaurant briefly then was head of maintenance at two different businesses until I started my own business as a professional entertainer.

I'm done I think changing careers. Changing careers is more work than work itself. :slp
 

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Let's see, I worked at a supermarket in high school, and during my summers in my first years of college. I was a "bagboy", which most stores around here no longer have.

Then I had a job as a physics undergraduate research assistant, which was interesting.

After that I worked at a printer company as a pre-professional (basically working while I finished my degree).

Then I got a full time position at that same printer company, where I continue to work today(well not today, it's saturday, but you know what I mean). I'm what you call a software/firmware engineer.
 

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I started with a paper route which I had for about 5 years. Then went on to assistant mechanic for the high school transportation department for the school district I was also attending at the time. Moved on to aircraft electrican in the marine corp for 4 years. Got out after my first tour ended and then got into the electrical union back in my home town as a low voltage specialist (sound technican) which I still have as a job(28 years so far) and am trying to make it to a retirement in, in about 10 years if the recession doesnt push me out of work first.

I am in the middle of taking classes for a 2 year degree in viticulture so when I do finally grow up(retire) I can try and become a grapegrower in the new Haw River AVA in N.C. were my wife and I have some property.
 

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Paper boy at 13 for 2 years then worked at a few supermarkets, then worked at a major hot tub company where after 3 1/2 years became foreman of the cabinet shop(yes I was very young and everyone there was older and pissed that I got the job over them). After 3 years of being foreman moved on to a few cabinet shops and then a few Stair companies in which I still work for one of these.
 

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I've worked a string of retail jobs. Some. Good some crappy. Currently I'm working with disabled adults in residential care.
I like it a lot. I'm hoping to start a vineyard. Been building a business plan and working with some local economic development programs.
 

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WOW..worked at a convenience store as an asm while going to high school working 48 hours a week. A month after graduating bought a franchise on one in Youngstown Oh for a few years. Then went on to manages a specialty store in a mall for the next three years. After that worked for a major contractor for about 18 years and was in charge of five major high rent apartment complexes. I then went to work for the newest and fastest growing Medical school as director of building operations for five years. For the last twelve years I have been in Human Resources for one of the largest retailers in the world. Oh Yeah..did I mentioned my job is being eliminated in two weeks. :slp I'm still younger then Tom..LOL
 

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You gotta be kiddin.

Paper Boy
Soda Jerk (Some probably never heard of it)
Eyeglass Mfg Co.Shipper
Expediter at Westinghouse
Typewriter Ribbon Mfg Co Shipper (Anybody remember typewriters?)
20 years in National Guard
Postmaster
Fishing Charterboat Captain
Yacht Delivery Captain
Retiree (I probably missed a couple jobs)
 

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lemonade stands
paper route
bussed tables
plant nursery laborer
roofing laborer
landscape business
gas stations/convenience stores
thomas kinkade galleries
plant nursery
vineyard owner/winemaker
 

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  1. Cart Pusher at Grocery Store
  2. Stock Boy at Grocery Store
  3. Sales Associate at Radio Shack
  4. Hydraulics Engineer at an agricultural company
  5. Wedding Photographer :pic
  6. Electronics Engineer at BMW
  7. Tire Design Engineer at Michelin

Holy crap I'm only 23 too... :ib
 

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jobs while at school
packaging factory ( shrink wrapping NZ souveniers)
tegel foods ( shoving chickens in bags)

then
lampshade maker
retail ( twice)
banking ( foreign exchange and offshore funds)
banking ( managing a hub)
IT ..I ran the call assistance team nationwide( organising engineers is like trying to herd cats!)
raising 4 kids ( most difficult job)
landscaping, growing plants and stuff for sale
artist

just applying for a job where I can work from home, handling all customer enquiries and complaints mail for two retail companies.

Allie
 

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Now we're off to a good start. St. Allie, did the chickens like being stuffed in the bags?
 

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After tiring of mowing lawns, paper routes, shoveling driveways and babysitting I took a job with a supermarket bagging groceries.

30 years later (almost 31) I'm still with the same company, but made my way up to store manager.
 

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Western New York
1. Truck farm laborer
2. Grocery store bagger
3. Navy spook (cryptologist)
then after the ripe old age of 21:
4. Tool foundry laborer
5. Computer mfg worker
4. 10-15 various positions in the trucking industry to present time(too hard to count em all). Retirement is in sight.
 

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Now we're off to a good start. St. Allie, did the chickens like being stuffed in the bags?
hehehe it wasn't the best job in the holidays, but on the upside they had a set number of chickens to process per day. If we worked fast with good teamwork, we could get them all done and bagged up and leave work 2 hours early. We still got paid for the whole day.... and we could get to the beach 2 hours earlier.
 

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You gotta be kiddin.


Typewriter Ribbon Mfg Co Shipper (Anybody remember typewriters?)
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Lurker,

I recently had to explain what a disposable flashbulb was.. after my niece saw one sitting on the table in a family photo.

( niece is 32yo... isn't it amazing how fast technology changes?)

Allie
 

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[I recently had to explain what a disposable flashbulb was.. after my niece saw one sitting on the table in a family photo.]

and those suckers were hot if you grabbed them right after using them. Here, hold the photo under your arm 30 seconds for it to develop.
 

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Farm to age 17
Air Force to age 21, Aircraft mechanic
Heavy Equipment Operator, mechanic, welder to age 30
Cop to age 52
Hauled garbage for 6 months.
Tool and Die school 2 years
Jailer until retirement at age 67, figured I was to old to be messing with 20 year old naughty people. One of them might kick my butt. :h
Still weld about 300 to 400 Hours a year building and repairing roll off boxes
Managed 33 years total military, Air Force and then Army Reserve. Forced out during downsizing. Rank, Sgt. 1st Class for 18 years.

Age 71 and have been retired for 4 1/2 years. What the hell I had fun and would do it all over again.
 

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Out of HS @ 18, worked in a sugar mill on the trash crew, then basic training for 6 months (national guard) then 3yrs as a roust-a-bout and operator for a major oil company offshore. Then 26yrs. as an inspector with the Fed. Gov't on offshore production and drilling operations (retired). 3yrs doing the same thing for a private firm and then 3yrs consulting on my own. Now I'm making a garden, fishing, hunting, making wine and enjoying life.
 

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14-16 Washed cars/changed oil at the local drivers ed school
16-19 Farm laborer
20-21 personal fitness trainer/college student
21-23 Farm laborer again/college student
23-24 Telecommunications C.O. Technician
24 Electronics/PCB repair technician
24-Current Automation Systems technician
 

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Mowed lawns, paper route, farm work (potatoes), snowmobile racing mechanic, motorcycle mechanic, electricians helper, welding & fabrication business owner since 1982.

Rod
 

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