• In college I signed up with a temp agency and had a lot of different and interesting jobs. For about a year I worked in the quality control department of a microchip manufacturer and wrote out reports for what went wrong with various kinds of chips. Then I went to a different kind of chips - I was a taster at a Clover Club (local brand) potato chip factory! That was way too fattening! Then I was a "spot sander" at a company that made latticework - I really enjoyed that. It was a family-owned company, very sweet people. I was also a microficher with a real estate developer and an x-ray developer at a hospital. I really enjoyed all the variety at that temp agency and plan on doing that again once I retire.
  • I used to work the donkeys along Blackpool Beach in the summer,i loved going up and down the beach giving the kids rides i was about 12 years old at the time.
  • The job I have now. I work for a temp agency and we help out at shows and events at the local convetions center. No two shows or events are ever alike and get to work with different people each time. I have been with the agency since March 2001 and plan to stay with them for a very long time.
  • When I was at college, I worked as a Bus Conductress during the long Vac. It was great fun and hilarious because there were a lot of students doing the same thing and we used to swap and change about rota duties.. I also worked as a Champagne waitress in a Nightclub , that was very eye opening but fun too. I also danced in shows, which I adored. All were more fun than my career choice. :)
  • Ok - answering my own question for those you are interested: I skated professionally for Disney on Ice for 6 years. We did 6 world wide tours including europe, japan, south east asia, aussie, central america and of course the US and Canada. It was abotlutly incredible and an experience I will never ever forget! The stories I have could fill novels! lol Now I am coaching figure skating, doing choreography and loving almost every moment of it!
    • Victorine
      Sounds fascinating. Had you skated competitively earlier? Just curious.
    • Charin Cross
      that's awesome!
  • "Record Spinner" for The Floyd Dekyl Five when I was fifteen in 1964. Weekdays, after school, I replayed guitar rifs and verses from popular 45's for the band's practice. It just lasted a couple of weeks. Thought I was really cool for a couple of weeks.
  • For a summer while I was in college, I worked for a television news room, at a network affiliate in the Midwest. I just lucked into the job through media connections when the regular holder of it happened to need a long recovery period after surgery. Among other things, I was the Chyron operator, which means I set up the captions for the noon and evening newscasts. When you see the name of someone being interviewed, for example, at the bottom of your TV screen, that's generated by a computer-like device called a Chyron. The job as a whole was lots of fun, and though it didn't inspire me to go into television news, I loved it. Working an election night was especially enjoyable. I'm a college professor now and have traveled all over the world and lived abroad, but I still think my brief stint in television news was the most fun I ever had in a job.
  • my first job was working at Baskin-Robbins. I was there where they came out with Pralines N' Cream, Cherrie's Jubilee, Bubble Gum and Iced Daquari. I gained 10 pound working there but it was worth it!
  • retail...everyday was different
  • Wow, lots of them! I was an 'Undercoverwear Agent' selling lingere at home parties while I was in the Navy. Way more fun than a Tupperware party for sure! I quit after having to take special liberty to do my taxes because I had no idea what was involved in that tax form! haha. Just another time I jumped in thinking I could do something I was not qualified to do! I did it though, and learned a lot in the process! I had no idea I had to do an inventory of my product!! lol I just wanted the product at a discount! Lets see... I was in my later 20's and did it for less than a year!
  • I had to shovel snow off the runway lights in Maine! The snow was above my waist and we struggled until the plow came in and plowed about a foot in front of them and then our job got way easier! It was just the once that I remember. I did a lot of different stuff in the Navy. Navy was age 23-29 or so?
  • I drove a Trump de-icing truck that was used to spray an antifreeze/water solution on the aircraft to de-ice the mechanical parts in cold weather.
  • I cut hearts out of paper plates to make envelopes for the kindergartners' valentines! Haha! Best job ever! I got at least 5 hugs every morning from kids that really meant it!! I was older on this one. My grandson was in school so '05-'09? I would have been 46-48 or so. I was a substitute teacher. But I preferred subbing for aides that work with special needs children. There's just a special place in my heart for them. Mental illness is prevalent in my family and my sister has two special needs children (mentally retarded, one mildly retarded one severely retarded that are now adults).
  • I was an Undercover Store Detective catching shoplifters.
  • I was a store detective in a department store.

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