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Old 02-07-2007, 11:40 AM   #141
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To be a teenager again. See how chicken I am, you won't see a picture of me at that age!
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Re: What was/is your occupation?
Old 02-07-2007, 11:49 AM   #142
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Huh. You look like a teenager to me NOW...

Anyone under 30 looks like they're 12 to me. How the heck did THAT happen?
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I knew even before looking at your profile you had to be from Iowa.

My teenage jobs (besides working on the family dairy farm) were catching chickens and following the wheat harvest from Texas to Montana. Cutting wheat was fun and interesting, catching chickens was not.
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:17 PM   #145
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I knew even before looking at your profile you had to be from Iowa.

My teenage jobs (besides working on the family dairy farm) were catching chickens and following the wheat harvest from Texas to Montana. Cutting wheat was fun and interesting, catching chickens was not.
Yep.... nothing like stading in seven foot tall corn on a blistering hot Iowa afternoon. Builds character!!!!

I have friend of mine who really wants to follow the wheat harvest. Sounds very interesting to me, but I don't know enough about it. Sounds like a lot of seat time in a combine.
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Didnt think I had any this old, but here I am in my first suit and in my first real job, I'm guessing around 18ish and I just got an award for selling over $1M worth of vaxes!

Bad suit, bad haircut :P
Just to be fair, the reason you were able to retire ten years before I will be able to is because while you were doing the above, this is me at that age...

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Yep, you still look exactly the same. Hairs shorter, thats about it.
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Yep.... nothing like stading in seven foot tall corn on a blistering hot Iowa afternoon. Builds character!!!!

I have friend of mine who really wants to follow the wheat harvest. Sounds very interesting to me, but I don't know enough about it. Sounds like a lot of seat time in a combine.
My first "job" (no pay) was picking and candling eggs.I will never forget the smell of chicken sh!t.
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My first "job" (no pay) was picking and candling eggs. I will never forget the smell of chicken sh!t.
Ah yes, I can smell it now. It will clear your sinus like nothing else I know. If you had caught the chickens, you could enjoy the smell of chicken sh*t on your hands all the next day in school. NOTHING could get rid of it.
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My first "job" (no pay) was picking and candling eggs. I will never forget the smell of chicken sh!t.
I don't know what "candling" eggs is, but I worked in a chicken house every summer when I was a kid picking up eggs and crating them at my grandparent's farm. Mmmm... chicken sh1t! Twice a week, my grandpa would scrape the sh1t pits and we'd go out in the manure truck and fertilize some "organic" fields. Sometimes he would let me drive!

Little did I know that all my early experience dealing with sh1t as a kid would prepare me for a future career in the corporate world...
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babysitter
fast food
work study (filed papers and answered phones)
orientation assistant
supermarket cashier
graduate assistant
retail sales
residence hall director
academic advisor
international programs coordinator
next job: mom
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No millionaire truck drivers here?
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Occupations (in chronological order) :

4th-8th grade: mowing lawns at my dad's office
One solitary hot summer day, 5th grade: Kool-aid stand
5th grade-Freshman year of college: caddying
Freshman year college-5th year: Estimator/project manager/assistant secretary/tech guru, dad's construction company
Freshman year college-5th year: guinea pig for variety of psych/business experiments (not only was it fun, but they pay you in cash as well! )
After college-present day: Estimator/project manager/occasional secretary assistant/Chief Technology Officer (despite three people taking their own initiative on tech to fiddle around with things despite no knowledge of computer or networking software/hardware), dad's construction company
Future estimated 'fun' occupation, 2008 (hopefully when I'm FI): assistant to financial adviser @ Bank of America or Commerce (where I might do a little bit of research or paperwork shuffling - basically, a finance-related job, low stress, make $40k/year for a few years, then fully FIRE myself...unless the market tanks between now and then).
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plastic flower assembler
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elementary student
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junior high student
bus boy
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paper boy
high school student
gas station attendant
hamburger cook
pizza delivery boy
parking lot attendant
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college student
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firmware engineer
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competitive analysis analyst (spy)
graduate business student
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If you're not retired, you should certainly be tired by now! :P
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plastic flower assembler
toy assembler
elementary student
house cleaner
junior high student
bus boy
dish washer
paper boy
high school student
gas station attendant
hamburger cook
pizza delivery boy
parking lot attendant
avionics specialist in the USAF
stock room clerk
college student
hardware design engineer
firmware engineer
graduate engineering student
husband
competitive analysis analyst (spy)
graduate business student
product marketing manager (target of ridicule & dots)
father
software engineer
project lead
FIRE planner
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Hey Mon, you da hardest workin' family from the west indies! What a list, mon!
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Hey Mon, you da hardest workin' family from the west indies! What a list, mon!
I guess it's time to search for the first couple seasons of "In Living Color" and "Saturday Night Live" on DVD. And the "Blues Brothers" movie.

Gotta make sure our kid's properly educated before she leaves the nest. Three-quarters of my interspousal vocabulary comes from these scripts.

I can only imagine our kid's reaction to seeing Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, and everyone else as we used to know them.
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One year in college over a two week school break I had a job folding towels. I think the pay was so much per 100. Anyway after a couple of hours I told the owner that he had convinced me I didn't want to work over the break and to just keep what I had earned as payment for the lesson.

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You folks are bringing up memories.

Back in Summer of '70, I worked in a Christmas tree factory.

My job was to pick up branches from the conveyor belt and dip the ends into a dye sponge (color related to size) and put them back down on the conveyor belt.

I swear, once or twice I fell asleep and it didn't interfere with my duties.
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