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Old 02-14-2007, 08:55 PM   #161
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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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Pay was low back then in Hong Kong. We got paid by the number assembled. The economy back then (in the 60s) was mostly dependent on exports of plastic toys and flowers.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:29 PM   #162
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I've noticed that a few old threads have been brought back to life. So...I just wondered if the newbies would like to contribute.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:18 PM   #163
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Country kid, cattle. Bean and strawberry picker, cotton candy & soft drink hawking at parades and rodeos for school clothes money, ranch work gratis 'cause i was a family member.
gas pump jockey
janitor
automatic screw machine operator
deck tech, USN
sonar tech, USN
rental equipment repair/loading/delivery/whatever
Telephone prewire installer,repairman, Santa Fe NM Mountain Bell
cannery worker
"custom compost compiler" for a mushroom farm's research dept.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:44 PM   #164
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:09 PM   #165
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:42 PM   #166
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Thanks for reviving this thread! It's fun to know more about you regular posters!

Bean picker
Produce gleaner & typist (on a manual typewriter!)
Bug picker (involves microscope, intertidal sediment, invertebrates, lots of formaldehyde)
Lab assistant for college computer classes
Scientific seiner crew, Columbia River
Fisheries Observer, OR/WA coast and Bering Sea on Russian ships in the late '70s
More bug picking
Fisheries Aide (Crab sampler, San Francisco Bay)
Lead programmer, turnkey car sales finance computer system (in the first Silicon Valley boom)
Programmer/analyst, satellite telemetry (the Blue Cube)
Woods hippy in Alaska wilderness (but too food-oriented to starve to death like McCandless)
Analyst/Programmer, Fish and Game (Despite the title I wasn't analyzing the programmers although we needed it) for the last 15 years of my "career"
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:09 PM   #167
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Can't believe that there's another 'bug picker' in the group! I've been a:

Chicken fryer (KFC)
Telephone information operator
Office grunt
Postal worker
Meat cutter
Seasonal technician (bugs, fungi & trees)
Bug researcher
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:43 PM   #168
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:25 PM   #169
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:02 PM   #170
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:34 PM   #171
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Years in parenthesis...

Paper Boy (2)
Lot Boy at KFC (1)
Farm Laborer (3)
Stock Boy at KMart (2)
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:51 PM   #172
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As a kid:

Stock boy
Shoe salesman
Convenience store clerk
Clerk in produce department
Cart pick up at K-Mart (lasted 1 week)
Answered phones at Dominos
Math tutor

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Management Consultant, big 6 firm, eventually rising to partner
Investment Bank, in charge of risk systems for derivatives trading
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:57 PM   #173
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Submarine or target?
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:07 PM   #174
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active. Fear the mighty hedgehog! Then again on nuke cruiser Long Beach.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:47 PM   #175
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:50 PM   #176
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"custom compost compiler"
Does that mean you were a **** disturber?
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:57 PM   #177
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Can't believe that there's another 'bug picker' in the group! I've been a:

Chicken fryer (KFC)
Telephone information operator
Office grunt
Postal worker
Meat cutter
Seasonal technician (bugs, fungi & trees)
Bug researcher
So do professional bug researchers call oligochaetes and polychaetes "ollies and pollies" or is that just us grunt bug pickers, oxygen deprived, breathing those toxic fumes?
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:18 PM   #178
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:23 AM   #179
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:58 AM   #180
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