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Old 07-24-2010, 06:56 PM   #261
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I wo*k 7x24, 52 weeks a year being "successfully retired".

Don't have no time for no stinkin j*b ...
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:45 PM   #262
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I wo*k 7x24, 52 weeks a year being "successfully retired".

Don't have no time for no stinkin j*b ...
Well I never......slackers the both of you!
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:59 PM   #263
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commercial real estate appraiser
bank manager commercial appraisal department
independent database programer
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RETIRED

I saved the best for last!
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:04 PM   #264
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:11 AM   #265
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Any changes...anything new...does anyone have a j*b?
Yes and no.

I seem to have a job rebuilding DD's house. It doesn't pay very well though. I guess I should have stayed with mega-corp, they gave me stock options.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:18 AM   #266
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Hmmm - let me think.....

Babysitter
Lifeguard
Convenience store clerk
Two summers at some factory putting pieces in some machine that went in a circle....all day (this was ongoing motivation to stay in college....)






After college
  • Group home counselor for teenage boys (this was tough at times, but actually a lot of fun too)
  • Some strange job that I really hated - still am not sure what I did there, but I left after a few months.
  • Social Worker - investigating child abuse and neglect (this was the toughest, most emotionally draining thing I ever did. I made some great friends, but I dont know how people do it for their entire careers)
  • Programmer, and all following titles as you move up the corporate ladder (I was very fortunate to find a company that was looking for people who knew nothing about computers, so they could train them. It wasn't hard to convince them I was FULLY qualified. ) -
  • IT Manager
Of course this was back in the day when no one cared what your degree was in - they only cared you had one. I have neither a social work nor a computer science degree - not even close. I think it would be a lot harded to follow this career path today.....
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:26 AM   #267
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KM, you were smart AND you were lucky. You an Oprah have alot in common! I would have done the exact same IF I had any tech in me at all, which I don't. Unfortunately. What can we say but bravo!
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:40 AM   #268
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KM, you were smart AND you were lucky. You an Oprah have alot in common! I would have done the exact same IF I had any tech in me at all, which I don't. Unfortunately. What can we say but bravo!

Yes, I was very lucky.
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Graduated from University with a Bachelors in Electronics and promptly became...........a DJ (go figure).

Then followed 25 years of radio DJ, voice-over and production gigs, mainly in Los Angeles, before the work dried up a year or so ago.

Now unemployed and wondering what to do next.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:37 PM   #270
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:47 PM   #271
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1. sorting spare parts for a car dealer
2. accounts clerk
3. babysitter
4. tutor
5. sales for a finance company (writing hire purchase loans on cars, boats etc)
6. collections agent for the same finance company (sending debt collectors after defaulters)
7. money market dealer
8. lawyer

Hoping my next (and final) career move will be to something more productive - like full time retirement
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #272
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Then followed 25 years of radio DJ, voice-over and production gigs, mainly in Los Angeles, before the work dried up a year or so ago.

Now unemployed and wondering what to do next.

Sorry to hear that Major Tom, I was wondering what was going to happen to DJ's with all these DJ-less radio stations coming on air.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #273
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1) Baby sitter
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3) Firework stand owner/operator
4) Shave ice stand owner/operator
5) Dishwasher (I turned 16 and thought I should get rid of the paper route)
6) Production operator for integrated circuit manufacturer - 4" wafers were the big ones back then.
7) Pharmacy Technician
8) College of Pharmacy student - this was a job I had the privilege to pay to do.
9) Pharmacy Intern
10) Graduate pharmacy Intern
11) Pharmacist

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Old 07-25-2010, 11:29 PM   #274
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Lots of years left doing some job or another.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:24 AM   #275
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I was an actuarial and computer programming supervisor for most of the 23 years (1985-2008) I worked for a property and casualty insurance company trade group. I liked the work for some of the years but the commute was so intolerable it made me dislike the work near the end, too.

I don't miss any part of it one bit, especailly the commute. I can point the trains and laugh as they go by. When I see a news report about how the trains are screwed up that day or about how the fares are going to rise or services are going to be cut, I say to myself (again), "I am sooooo glad I don't have to deal with that garbage any more!"
Once I saw many of you listing all the jobs you had, not just what you might have done after college, I thought I should list the jobs I had, too.

For nearly 2 years, I worked at my public library while I was in high school.

In college, I worked as an usher at a Broadway theater for about a year. The show was "Oh! Calcutta!", the nudie show. I also did some tutoring in my dorm and was the attendant at the dorm's game room and quiet/study room for a few months. One day, I got paid for hours worked at all 3 places.

Later in college, I worked at the school's library. It was the NYU Bobst Library, one of the largest libraries around. It was a 10-story building although I worked on only one floor.

The summer jobs I had were working as a day camp counselor for two summers (the root cause of my being childfree BTW). I was a driver/messenger for a graphics copying company, the best and best-paying summer job I had. I delivered special copies of blueprints for construction and engineering companies during the big construction boom of the 1980s. For about 10 days I worked in the kitchen of the cafeteria and catering hall of my local golf course clubhouse. That was the worst job I ever had.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:32 AM   #276
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During college:
Worked at a gas station pumping gas and changing oil
Welivered pizza
Worked on an offshore oil drilling platform as a welder's helper during one summer
Dishwasher at a girls dorm (pay was free food)
Waiter at a girls dorm (again, for free food)
Apartment complex rental agent for free room
Delivery driver for a commercial real estate broker/management company

After college:
Sales agent for a commercial real estate company
Car salesman at a couple of big dealerships in Houston
Car sales at family dealership
Service sales at family dealership
Bought out partners in family dealership and became dealer

Retired about two years ago......
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:24 PM   #277
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While in college
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During military
Targeted missiles
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After military
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After retirement
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #278
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Holy smokes FR......my hat is off to you!
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:22 PM   #279
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Thanks bbbamI but I'm really awful on the golf course.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:56 PM   #280
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Thanks bbbamI but I'm really awful on the golf course.
Ahhh now....when people refer to golf, they say "I play golf". We normally think of play as something a child does.

Do it...and everything else with abandon.
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