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Old 04-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #41
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:43 AM   #42
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Not a fun job, but no longer exist:

Sold Sunday newspaper outside Supermarket. Sometime we would supplement our income by inserting 75 cents in the machine and take out 20 copies with our 75 cents and sell the rest.

Also did door to door trying to sell newspaper subscription. That lasted one day. The dude driving us 9 to 13 years old looked like a pedophile and I got scared.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:46 AM   #43
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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?
Known a co-worker that was a option trader on the floor and when the market crashed in 2002, he went into the escort service by hooking up rich men with Porn stars. $200 each minimum for each "referral"

$10k "referral fee" if he could hook up a Porn star with a rich oil dude for a week.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:13 AM   #44
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Was a test subject for pharmacological studies in college. Typically check-in on a Friday night and get out Saturday or Sunday. Spent the time watching TV, reading, napping and having blood samples taken. Paid very well! ...probably explains a lot....
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:47 AM   #45
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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.
I'm working our local PGA Championship area in Jacksonville this year, but not with any golfers, unfortunately, and not with a tip job! It's a 4 day promo job working in some of the sponsor tents, which should be tons of fun
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #46
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Please remove me from your records. I have not used your service in years.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #47
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I'm working our local PGA Championship area in Jacksonville this year, but not with any golfers, unfortunately, and not with a tip job! It's a 4 day promo job working in some of the sponsor tents, which should be tons of fun
I never made it to the sponsor tents...but I heard they can be quite the place! Wouldn't be a bad place to possibly network (hey, you never know...and a lot of the people in those tents aren't the peons down low on the totem pole)

The week before the tournament started, I was offered a job at one of the merchandise tents (the club golf pro was overseeing the operation, and made me the offer). Our register did pretty well with the person I was paired with, and made some sweet cash those 2 weeks ($450 from the merchandise tent work, and $600 from Sandy Lyle for three 9-hole practice rounds, and two 18 hole rounds during the tournament)
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I never made it to the sponsor tents...but I heard they can be quite the place! Wouldn't be a bad place to possibly network (hey, you never know...and a lot of the people in those tents aren't the peons down low on the totem pole)

The week before the tournament started, I was offered a job at one of the merchandise tents (the club golf pro was overseeing the operation, and made me the offer). Our register did pretty well with the person I was paired with, and made some sweet cash those 2 weeks ($450 from the merchandise tent work, and $600 from Sandy Lyle for three 9-hole practice rounds, and two 18 hole rounds during the tournament)
Just think if he had won it, you might have received up to 10% of the winnings if he was generous and you read the winning putt! Have ever played Bellerive? I wanted to go to the Senior PGA Championship up there next month, but I am already booked with GF that weekend.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:00 AM   #49
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It would have to be my four years in the Navy.. I worked on the bridge keeping track of where we were. I learned how to navigate with the stars, moon and sun, kept the ship's nautical charts up to date and kept the ship's clocks. I got to travel around Europe, Africa and South America... met my wife of 32 years..... I may not have appreciated it as much at the time but I have lots of good memories.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:34 PM   #50
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YCC summer of 1979. We camped in a tent, and woke up each day to build trails, thin the trees, and build grouse houses. Dirty, sweaty, hungry, ate ramen and canned pudding, I loved every minute of the 4 week gig.
Interesting. In the summers of 77 and 78 (during college) I was an environmental education instructor working at a Forest Service residential YCC camp. We had about 65 students (who were there for 6 weeks, I think), divided into work crews of 8 (4 guys, 4 girls), and my job was to drive out to the work sites every day where each crew was working and educate them on some aspect of natural resources in that area (soils, water, wildlife, botany, forestry, etc).

Everyone lived in cabins (site of a former CCC camp) in the middle of the National Forest (including the Camp Director). The food was good, the people were great, the setting was beautiful.........I loved that job.
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I worked as a lifeguard several summers during my teenage years.

Best job there is for a teenage boy. Working was all downhill from there.

Me too!

Totally agree with your assessment, as well. The pay sucked, but I got free sodas, and would have "worked" for free!
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in High School I poured plaster statues. Plaques, birds, dolls, venus de milo's etc.
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Many yrs ago I worked as a baseball umpire in metro Detroit. Evenback then some parents were totally out of control.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:51 PM   #55
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This really is a fun thread! Oh, the times we've had... When I was 16-17 I worked at a restaurant called "Alaskaland". There was a player-piano/jukebox kind of thing, and we served up all kinds of food and mostly ice cream. Some of the ice cream dishes were served up with announcements, drums, horns - lots of noise. Then there was the polar bear who greeted customers. One day the polar bear guy was sick, and I got to put on the costume and be the bear. It was stinkin' hot, but a fun time.

And then, I was a 411 operator for a few years when I got my first job with "the phone company" back in the early 1970's. We looked up phone numbers from large binders full of phone books... before computers, of course. Those were the days.
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I worked as a student assistant for the athletic department at a major university, all funded by FAFSA.

The best part of the job was that I could sign up and work basically anytime I felt like it (needed the money). It was mostly based on seniority/work history, so during my junior/senior year, I got all the sweet gigs.

-University football games where I got paid to put up and take down University flags, and watch the game in-between.
-Basketball games where I could disappear and hang-out in the student section during the game.
-Womens volleyball games where the arena was filled with sororities and beautiful college girls.

And all the free consession stand food I could eat. Unfortunately I am so sick of Papa Johns that I havent eaten their pizza since, and its been almost 10 years!
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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...
I did that too in HS and the first year of college. It was my first time dealing with the general public in large quantities. The thing that astonished me the most was how many stupid people there are in the world.

The things people do to their cars and then expect them to run!

Some fun times too: a carload of girls in bikinis came in for gas and we explained that it is necessary to change the air in the tires. Kept 'em there for almost an hour.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #60
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There were two years while working at Intel 88,89, that I would have gladly done the job for no money. Unfortunately they spoiled me for the rest of the my career.

Essentially I was one of 1/2 dozen folks plus a remarkable boss that was told to go figure how to transform Intel from a company only known by computer manufactures and computer geeks into a household name.

We were given a lot money, very few strings, and lots of encouragement from the boss to try new things. My official job was to fly around North America giving talks to PC User groups about the future of computing,and educating them why the should buy the fastest Intel microprocessors. One of the trips involved going to the Soviet Union for the 1st USSR computer user conference where I schmoozed with some of Silicon Valley's elite and met the inventor of Tetris. I had guided tour of the Kremlin, with John Warnock, Adobe's founder and his family, by some mucky muck KGB guy was pretty surreal.

But the real fun was the special projects. I helped design exhibits for the Boston Computer Museum, New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the Oregon Science Museum. Brainstormed Disney imagineers on making an Epcot exhibit.

I was the executive producer of interactive movie demonstrating early video on a PC, staring comedian Kevin Pollack. I even got to be a in scene with the guy. I also helped out a bit with my colleague who was making an IMAX movie.

The most impressive week was Monday schmoozing with Fortune 100 IT Managers at Windows of the World restaurant, Tuesday attending at party at Penthouse found Bob Guccione gorgeous Central park apartment, sadly only one Penthouse Pet was around . Thursday back in the office, I had Marlon Brandon call me and we spent and hour discussing how computers could be used to make digital extra for western he was looking at making. Friday, I went to an early rave in San Francisco, with Timothy Leary. WE demonstrated Virtual Reality to an already high crowd. Leary said the if VR had been around he wouldn't have tried LSD. As an aside Timothy Leary look awful and was not at all surprised when we died several years later.

All pretty heady stuff for a guy who wasn't 30.
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