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Old 08-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #341
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In order, (I swear)
lawn mower
golf course lawn mower
warehouse forklift driver
cookie salesman
beer truck loader
teacher
design engineer
structural engineer
sr. manufacturing engineer
operations supervisor
operations manager
VP of Operations
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Engineer
golf course lawn mover
lawn mower

Yes, it's true, it does come full circle.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:27 PM   #342
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Lawn Maintenance Tech (mowed grass)

Equine and Poultry Maintenance Tech (cleaned stables and shoveled chicken shizt)

Worked at my uncle's septic tank & landscaping business on Saturdays

Burger Flipper at Hardee's

Chicken Flipper at KFC

School Bus Driver

Drawing Machine Tender in a textile mill in N.C.

Active Duty (enlisted) in USAF (Bomb Loader on F-4 fighter jets)

Federal Civil Service - Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic

USAF Reserves - Simultaneous to previous job/similar job title

Century 21 Real Estate Agent (simultaneously pursued for 4 years at the same time I was doing the above two jobs)

Still doing ordnance work for the USAF as a civilian, and still a reservist. I will retire in 5 years/1 month. I'm currently sending out resumes in hopes of landing a job with DCMA (Defense Contracting Management Agency) in a Quality Assurance field. Whether I get a job or not, I'll still retire in 5 yrs/1 month.
Updating my post from way back. I did get a job with the DCMA in 2008, and have now been employed with that fed govt. agency for 5 years now as a Quality Assurance Specialist, currently working surveiling a big defense contractor's electronics components for missile defense systems. I will be retiring at the end of this year (2013). Time to be a full-time loafer!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #343
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Updating my post from way back. I did get a job with the DCMA in 2008, and have now been employed with that fed govt. agency for 5 years now as a Quality Assurance Specialist, currently working surveiling a big defense contractor's electronics components for missile defense systems. I will be retiring at the end of this year (2013). Time to be a full-time loafer!
Happy dance!

..and thanks for the contributions of others.

Whew...when I started this thread, I could say I was in my 40's. Can't say that now......
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:09 PM   #344
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PhD in Social Psychology
Taught psychology at small liberal arts college
Moved to Marketing Research in corporate America
Did that for 28 years
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Now in semi ER, teaching, and working very parttime at a bookstore
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:32 AM   #345
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This is going to be fun, last time I counted I had like 20 jobs in the 16 years of being employable:

Paper Boy
Movie Theater Popcorn Booth Attendant
Cart Pusher
Debt Collector
Network Security Officer
Soldier - networking
wal-mart customer service
Door to Door ad sales
Gas Station Attendant
Hearing aid assembler
Grain Inspector on a river
temp worker
carpenter - framer
carpenter - residential window repair
carpenter - residential window installation
carpenter - owned own window repair business
Software Helpdesk Support
Software Quality Analyst
Software Tester
Test Engineer / IT Enterprise Research
Freelance Web Designer

It is notable I have never been fired, I have quit but I have also been promoted during quite a few of these stints.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #346
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In order, (I swear)
lawn mower
golf course lawn mower
warehouse forklift driver
cookie salesman
beer truck loader
teacher
design engineer
structural engineer
sr. manufacturing engineer
operations supervisor
operations manager
VP of Operations
Operations Manager
Sr engineer
Engineer
golf course lawn mover
lawn mower

Yes, it's true, it does come full circle.
Of all my jobs, sports turf was the most rewarding. Golf courses were better for me than ball fields. I think it has something to do with the personalities of the people who use them. But if you treat the turf right, it will do what you want it to. {and it doesn't talk back}

I also did people's yards, starting when I was twelve, and ending three years ago when my BIL died. He was my last paying customer. {don't get paid for it anymore, but I still cut the yard at BIL's place. It now belongs to DW} I also cut 6 1/2 acres of front yard at my house, 1 1/2 acres at my old house plus a 1/2 acre family graveyard. If I ever get tight for money, I can always get back into the trade. Here in NW Florida, the grass grows about nine months out of the year.

Edit: Tried to go back and edit my first post. Too late. I had forgot about working a year in the grass seed business. I ran the drying, cleaning, inspecting and bagging operation while the owner and his son were in the field cutting and hauling the seed back to Blountstown. There is a lot of money to be made in grass seed. When I harvest my pines, I'm thinking about putting the land back in grass. I still have all my old hay equipment, so I could sell seeds and hay. This was about twenty four years ago, the year after the golf course job.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #347
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Bowling Score Keeper (Paid to keep score +good tips and lots of soda)
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #348
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Snow shoveler (driveways)
Assistant loader on a garbage truck (briefly)
U.S. Air Force – missile launch tech
U.S. Air Force – Missile repair tech – Minuteman II
Highway billboard construction crew
Hay baler
Kitchen cleanup crew – Officer’s Club
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Auto body tech (painted cars)
Drug store clerk
Helper on an artificial insemination crew (cows)
House gutter installer
House painter

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Old 08-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #350
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #351
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #352
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Too many na- na's.....I was a teacher. Glad to stop. Wish I could make money golfing......
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:44 AM   #353
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #354
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paperboy, musician, shoe clerk, ad sales, small business owner, coach, overall primarily sales and sales management......I've had a rewarding and enjoyable career!

Now....... I want to spend what I've saved....on myself and my family.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #355
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #357
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #359
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Couple of yard jobs then my first career.
My late Brother and I had a sawmill/logging operation we built from the ground up. Literally we didn't have money to buy lumber for the floor and stood on 8x8 beams balancing to cut a flitch then get it back on the carriage to saw edges on it. That became the first piece of floor.

We bought the timber, cut it, skidded it out, hauled to our partial mill, and sawed it, added more on the mill. Yes I was a lumberjack too.
Later I became a lumber inspector, then a log buyer(beware of log buyers).

Around 26 I got tired of the school of hard knocks. Worked my full time job in the mill and went to a trade school for programming at night. While exhausting got an entry level assembly programming job at Megacorp, had many jobs at Megacorp, but didn't leave for 29 years till ER.

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