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Old 04-18-2013, 12:27 PM   #21
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"Owned and operated an escort service in my mid 20's.

Oh the stories....."

Oh my! And that led to nursing?
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:32 PM   #22
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Thanks for participating. These are fun. Another fun job I had was a gas station attendant (obsolete job). Had to go out in the freezing winter and pump gas. We were just off the freeway and lots of regulars. One regular was a dancer at a local men's club - The Payne Reliever - on Payne Ave. When she paid she always put the bills in her ample cleavage. For a high school kid it didn't much better.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #23
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I was assigned to the Military's Arctic Care Mission for two weeks in Alaska. This mission combined MD's, dentists, opthalmologists and veterinarians to visit the remove Native Alaskan Villages. It was during the month of March, 40*F below zero! We got to ride in the Blackhawks to the villages since there are no roads available that time of year. We hiked to each home in the village, vaccinating and deworming their animals, then we would do spays and neuters for those that wanted them done. The surgeries were done in the garage of the school at one village, and in the laundry room of another village! (yes, one washer and dryer for an entire village of around 150 people!). It was an amazing experience, my profile pic is of me with one of the dogs we treated.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #24
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"Fun" and "job" in the same line? Nope, can't see it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #25
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:13 PM   #26
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Owned and operated an escort service in my mid 20's.

Oh the stories.....
Please remove me from your records. I have not used your service in years.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #27
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I love picking up promotion jobs. I got paid $15 an hour, a free shirt, and all the yogurt cases Boyfriend and I could carry home last year to give out free yogurt to students and tailgaters all day
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #28
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #29
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Late 70s, I was in college back in Taiwan. Many overseas students from Indo-China no longer had homes to go back to, nor could receive any money from home. Taiwanese government came up with a lot of summer projects for them to earn some money.

One summer, I was lucky to get in one even though I was a local student, not from IndoChina. There were 200 of us who were shipped to a small village near a mountain. We camped in a small local school. We had a lot of entertainment programs set up for the nights and weekends.

During the day, we were told to clear a hill, and dig a lot of holes, 2 meters by 1 meter. It was not until almost the end of summer, we realized we were digging a grave-yard for a military burial site.

Many of my classmates are now back to Indochina. Many are successful in their fields. I miss all of them.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #30
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I was hired to work inside one of those large "Playplace" jungle gyms at a McDonalds in high school. They gave us these loud clown pants to wear. Two weeks later I asked to be transferred to work in the grill. Let's just say I'm childfree for a reason.

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:04 PM   #31
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No hesitation to answer this one...

I was an automotive general rack mechanic for Sears in Orlando FL in the summer of 1979. I was 19 years old, w*rking my way through college, left-handed, female, and a Yankee to boot.
I had more fun with those good ol' boys than should be allowed. For every smart*ss remark they threw my way, I returned the serve right back over the net.
I had to, it was expected of a Noo Yawker. These guys ate that up!
We all had a great time. I learned a lot, pulled my own weight, and listened to non-stop flirting every day.
And made enough money to pay for my room and board and books for senior year.

Best summer j*b I ever had.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #32
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Gas station attendant-pumped gas, washed windows, checked oil and tires....does that qualify as unusual now? It didn't then...

For the last 30 years I've worked as a geologist in alternative energy exploration. So I've hiked and camped and traveled through the jungled volcanoes of Central America, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the forests of North America, the altiplano and Andes of South America, the Aleutians, the East African rift, New Zealand, and the mountains and valleys of eastern Turkey. I know this is not the place to admit this, but sometimes while travelling like this my colleagues and I would look at each other and ask if we could believe we were getting paid to do this stuff!
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #33
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In the early 80's my college summer job was as a canoe guide at a BSA High Adventure base in northern Maine. Leading groups on whitewater river trips for a week at a time. It still amazes me that they paid me.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:33 PM   #34
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I was the person at the mall who wrote names with white glue and glitter on Christmas stockings. Try fitting the name Stephanicalica on a 2X4" piece of felt.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #35
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I grew up on a farm so we always had chores and work to do but my first "paying" job was working for a neighbor hauling hay with a team of horses. I was 10 or 12 YO. Made $1.00 a day and felt I was living large.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #36
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I had a job in a hospital where I had many duties including

I gave patients soapsuds enemas til clear before barium enemas in the radiology department.

I did pre-op shaving for urological surgery.

I cleaned up the fresh-dead patients before presentation to next of kin and transport to the morgue or funeral home.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #37
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Worked as a herring fisherman off the Kitsap Penninsula one summer during college. God money, back-breaking work, beautiful scenery and I've never spent a colder summer anywhere in my life. Pretty interesting for an east coast city boy - and I must admit, my grades went significantly up the following semesters.

Other interesting job was in Grad school, when I was hired to "measure sections" in and near Monument Valley, Utah. Job consisted of climbing up steep cliffs (including "dead Horse Point" -aptly named - took a scary fall there), measuring and describing the rocks. Got to climb and camp out in some of the most fascinating areas, and go into Moab to party at night. Life was good.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:30 PM   #38
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It wasn't a paying job, but I was a radio DJ on my college radio station for 5 years (my last 2 years at school then another 3 years, alumni were eligible to stay or the air and they asked me to). Since the station played a variety of music I got to play several different music genres, and there were "freestyle" slots" where you could play anything so I had fun coming up with playlists that had a "theme" across different musical styles to see if folks could figure out the connection.

However, this did lead to paying jobs as a party DJ, so that was a fun way to pick up a few extra dollars. DW, who was my girlfriend at time, would sometimes get annoyed because a surprising number of women at these parties liked to hang around the DJ and make provocative offers for the simplest favors. However, I behaved myself as best as possible and stuck to the "look but don't touch" approach - as much as I could.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:02 PM   #39
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Started caddying at age 12. When I was 15, the course I was caddying at hosted the 1992 PGA Championship. Was one of four local caddies picked for any tour players that needed one. Wound up getting assigned Sandy Lyle, which was quite an experience walking down the other side of the ropes on the golf course, with a guy that could absolutely crush the ball when he connected just right.

Unfortunately, he didn't quite play as well as he should have, and didn't make the cut....but just an amazing memory to add to the list. Oh, and he was one hell of a tipper!
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #40
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This is an entertaining thread... NONE of my jobs were(was)? fun until my career/whatever job...school librarian/media specialist...high school, then later elementary.

That 30yr+ job was 95% fun. The sundry and numerous jobs leading up to that were pretty much always mundane -nothing like what previous posters experienced.

If I was/were not so old, i'd be envious.
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