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How many jobs have you had?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by joe, May 13, 2011.

  1. joe

    joe Active Member

    Include actual paycheck jobs from high school onward.

    I've had grocery store, moving company, grocery store (one week), liquor store, newspaper, construction company, concrete finisher, hog barn builder, newspaper, newspaper, newspaper, construction, newspaper, newspaper, Pearson Education scoring, freelance editing (Demand), Census Bureau, freelance magazine writing and crossing guard.

    That makes 20. In 42 years. I'm either well-rounded or full of fail. Or both.
     
  2. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I'm picturing a crossing guard with a glitter shirt.
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    My jobs:

    Front desk at a gym
    employee at Little Caesar's
    seasonal work at HoneyBaked Ham
    Greeter at Waffle House
    Part-timer at Herald-Leader
    secretary at an equine insurance adjuster's office
    Writer/desker
    writer/desker
    desker
    writer/desker
     
  4. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Caddy (1996-2003, 2006-2009)
    Gap employee (1998-2003, 2006-2007)
    Intramural sports official (2000-2003)
    College newspaper assistant editor/editor (2000-2003)
    Bouncer (I worked like three times in college)
    Sports department intern (2002-2003)
    Golf shop employee (2006-2008)
    Sports reporter (2007-current)
     
  5. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    From 1996 until now:

    Babysitter, McDonalds cashier, sports stringer, news intern, Suncoast Video sales clerk, ZIP sorter (graveyard shift!), sports editor, sports writer, sports writer, sports editor, sports desker, business desker/firefighter
     
  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Since 1976:
    Clerk in father's pawn shop
    Usher at Dodger Stadium
    Delivery driver for pharmacy
    Sports reporter
    Sports reporter -- new paper
    Sports editor
    City editor
    Managing editor
    Copy editor -- different paper
    Editor -- Back to old paper
    Asst metro editor -- same paper, new owner
    Editor -- different paper
    Copy editor -- different paper
    Community news editor
    News reporter
    Also spent six season stringing hockey for SportsTicker
     
  7. Seahawk

    Seahawk Member

    Jobs dating back roughly 24 years (I think I started working at 10):

    Paper Route
    Landscaping
    Silverware polisher/dishwasher
    Taco Bell
    Little League baseball/softball umpire
    telemarketer in college (lasted one month)
    merchandizer/cashier CVS
    Four years at college newspaper (reporter/sports reporter/sports editor)
    two years at college radio station (producer/broadcaster for football and basketball)
    Three years as resident assistant in college (paid for room and board)
    stringer for Associated Press
    paid intern in sports for small daily
    paid intern in sports for small weekly
    content editor for now-defunct sports web site called Wall Street Sports
    freelance writer for magazine
    writer/reporter for NFL team publication and web site
    sports reporter/columnist for mid-size daily
    town reporter for small weekly
    sports information director for DIII school
    writer/public information officer at university
     
  8. joe

    joe Active Member

    Shit, I forgot three others: part-time FM radio DJ; busboy (cash only, please); and glamor-shots type photographer. How I forgot the one that took me to places like Rock Springs, Wyo., Minot, N.D. and Brainerd, Minn. (Paul Bunyan's cock lump, he wheezed) is beyond me.

    So, to recap: 23 in 42 years, and I stayed at one of them for six years.

    If I included all the jobs I had as a kid (mostly farm-related), I'd have more than 30. Christ, now I feel old.
     
  9. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Whoa, this might take awhile:

    HS/College era:
    Taco Bell
    High school intern at local TV station for sports
    DJ at Christian Rock radio station, was assistant GM by senior year of high school
    College DJ, executive staff member
    sports reporter for local TV station
    News Director of college TV station
    Sports Director of Public Radio station
    DJ at a bar/club/pub...whatever you want to call it
    Sub maker at local sub shop
    ID checker at college's athletic building
    sound engineer for church and missionary that converted English sermons into Arabic

    Professional career:
    Show host/DJ for radio station in Ohio
    General Assig. reporter for TV station in Michigan
    Sports for hometown daily
    Game Day Operations grunt for OHL hockey team
    Assistant GM for radio station in Michigan
    Production Assistant for TV station in Michigan, got Sports Anchor job there later
    DJ/show host for radio station in Mich., also did sports pxp
    Sports Editor for weekly newspaper in Mich.
    Beat writer for daily newspaper in Indiana, promoted to Night News Editor
    DJ/show host for radio station in Indiana
    Sports paginator/copy editor in Ohio
     
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Theatre concessionaire at the hometown bijou
    Summer maintenance for hometown park board
    Summer maintenance for hometown school district, three summers
    Christmas stockboy/delivery boy at hometown girlfriend's father's liquor store
    Amusment park mascot
    Car parker for my college athetic events
    Intramural referee at my college
    Intramural timekeeper at college
    Manual scoreboard operator at my college's old baseball field
    Production-line worker, food equipment company while in college
    Paperboy for the dorms at my college
    Kitchen helper at local private school near my college
    Construction worker on library project at my college
    Full-time newspaper reporter/desker, 34.5 years
    Free-lance writer (magazine/other papers)
    And my current job
     
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I've had more fucking jobs since I turned 50 than I had before I hit 50 and that includes my fast food and restaurant jobs of my misspent youth. My next job will be shift supervisor in hell because I'm not doing it again. I'll either die on this job or they'll unload me and I'll just plain die.
     
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    From 1996 forward:
    Farm hand
    Construction
    Sports editor, then news editor at same joint
    Desker
    Managing editor
    Desker (at much larger joint)
    Army
     
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