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Old 01/09/2008, 10:58 AM
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I believe that you should do what you love and love what you do. If you don't, working is a choir and it shouldnt be. Think about it, you spend more time at work than with your family.

If it wasn't a chore, why would it be called "work"? I chose a profession that gave me the best opportunity at the time to provice the lifestyle that I wanted. That doesn't mean I "love" what I do. If that was the case, I wouldn't take vacations and would instead just keep working.
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Old 01/09/2008, 11:17 AM
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If it wasn't a chore, why would it be called "work"?
At the beginning of my career, I was feeling tired, emotionally spent and was seriously wondering why I chose my profession. After eleven years of brutal training, I was expecting something different than what I was experiencing. An older wiser doc took me aside and said, "Why do you think they call it work?" Changing my outlook has helped me get through the years.

My brother is building houses in below zero windchills. Another friend is traveling alone through Asia doing R&D for his company, far away from his family. Other friends are stocking grocery store shelves and working on assembly lines. Work is hard.
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Old 01/09/2008, 11:19 AM
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Thanks Joey, those were my thoughts as well. I doubt anyone works in a foundry or in a coal mine because it is enjoyable. People do what is necessary to provide for their families.
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Old 01/09/2008, 11:25 AM
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lawnmower
babysitter
store clerk at Montgomery Wards: fill-in at everything including gun sales and soda fountain.
store clerk at GEX, like a Sam's store---including the DA's threat to arrest all of us for working on a Sunday. Worked from before sunrise to full dark, never saw the sun that summer.
secondary teacher, parttime writer
writer
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Old 01/09/2008, 11:31 AM
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Bagger, cashier, produce clerk, produce assistant manager, office manager - almost 5years on the job during HS and first part of college

Survey Technicial/Drafter, then Survey Manager - 4 years

Local Government Engineering Designer/ Survey Manager - 2 years

Surveying and Engineering Buisness Owner - 2 years

Local Government Enginneering Designer/ Sotrmwater Manager - 4 months - current


7 years in my career path (Civil Engineering/ Surveying) and I still love my job, otherwise I woudl do something else. Doesn't mean I always want to talk about my job and don't want to take some time off.
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:11 PM
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Collecting Paper & recycling
Paperboy
Baby sitter
Bagboy - Food store, then stockboy
Landscaper
Dishwasher
Worked in (2) different Industrial shops - Heat treating Metal
Asst Mgr convienent store, then Mgr
Kentucky Fried chicken employee
Bartender, ID checker
Asst Mgr Retail store, then Mgr

Computer work: different companies/jobs
Build & sell 286 & 385 PC's - mostly Unix
Build & sell 286 & 386 - mostly DOS, then Windows based
Contractor - Tech Project Lead - Harvard Pilgrim
Novell Admin, all IT support, UNix, E-mail etc TBofNE
Novell Admin, all IT support, UNix, E-mail etc OH+R
Contract work for a year
Makin' copies (Yes serious), PC & printer support at a Law firm
Help Desk, Desktop Support - whipping boy - Perot Idiots Inc
Daddy Day Care
Wife's whippin' boy - and loving it

I used to take PT jobs in the winter to put $$ away for a vacation, TV, whatever. If I liked the job I might stay a while, but once summer came it was bye bye. I also didn't work weekends
Sometimes new managers didn't understand this
I would be quite up front with them about why I had the job
Most were OK, only one said I had to work weekends...bye bye
Many would contact me in advance to see if I woudl be available that winter. For some reason I liked to work when I was younger, I still do. But I've run into some real Mgmnt idiots in the past 10 years, Maybe its just the IT field or I have lousy luck. Clue on 1st job should have been when they fired my boss after 2 months
Clue on 2nd job should have been the flat top haircut idiot who still thought he was in the military & could cuss people out. He is no longer with the company

My house:
Building Maintenance
Gardener
General contractor
Carpenter
Plumber
Electrician
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:20 PM
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Since teenager ? may be 14 or 15 total.

Current employer 24 years (since I was 21) but 5 different jobs.
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:31 PM
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I have worked for the same firm (although 3 different names) since January, 1983. I graduated in December, 1982 and started work in January. I wouldn't know what it was like to work somewhere else or how to look for a job. I have every intention of retiring from here.
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:32 PM
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Have no clue how many jobs. Not enough fingers/toes to count.



HTH


who are you chiitin' you just can't remember!!!



Christy...
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panties...?

lace panties...?

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Old 01/09/2008, 12:34 PM
Travis L. Stevens Travis L. Stevens is offline
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I try not to count my eager entrepenuer fiascos that I've held throughout my life. I have fairly little "official" jobs.

Dishwasher for local steakhouse
--14 years old; 6 months, hated it, and vowed never to work in the fast food/restaurant service again if I can help it.
Cart Pusher -> Cashier -> Floor Worker -> Dairy/Frozen/Bread -> Meat Cutter
--18 years old; Took about a year to get to meat cutter and stayed a meat cutter through three years and two stores.
Custom Graphics Specialist
--21 years old; Will be here 4 years in July. Though I can get frustrated and flustered, I doubt I would want to change my career. Now, if they could only get me closer to home and some part time help, I would have no quarrel retiring with my company.


As far as unofficial jobs, here's a tiny list;
Lawnmower, Babysitter, Trading Card Broker, Artist, Aquaculture, Local Fish Store help, Tank Setup and Maintenance.
**Some I made good money in, some I lost money in, some I did for free and should have charged, etc. Predominately stopped most of these because of lack of time.
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:49 PM
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Well I'm not sure I can remember all of them but here goes:

Babysitter
Wendy's (started cleaning tables, ended as assistant manager
Burger King - team leader
Krystals Manager (1 week, couldn't stand the smell)
Tile Installer
Famous Footwear - stock & sales
Dominos Manager
Trucking Dispatcher
Frieght Supervisor
Domestic Freight Forwarder
International Shipping & Banking
DM for Canadian Company in Air & Ocean frieght
Mom (took time to raise the boy)
Fence Installer
Project Manager in Construction

Currently hubby & I have a small fence business, I work for a doctor and just recently started doing inventory work.
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Old 01/09/2008, 12:58 PM
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Paperboy
Softball scorekeeper
Bagboy at Grocery store
Marine Corps Infantryman
EMT
Registered Nurse last 19 years (one of the best things about nursing is I can switch jobs and its like getting a new carreer. I switched from Coronary Care to Neonatal Intensive care)
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Old 01/09/2008, 04:58 PM
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I've been working off and on since I was around 12, I guess.

lawnboy
paperboy
Hardee's cook...high school
baker...after taking a break from college
pizza chef/waiter...same
deli slave...same
copier tech...started about the time I started taking classes again
copy shop/customer service...college job for 4.5 years
research assistant in alzheimer's...first job after college...4 years
research assistant in mental health/substance abuse...3.5 years
domino's delivery "expert"...past 2 months to make extra cash, while I lost 50% of my grant funding...interviewing for a new position at the med school tomorrow...more substance abuse research...wish me luck!
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:16 AM
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who are you chiitin' you just can't remember!!!



Christy...
Well, yeah, that too.


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:39 AM
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I don't need one, Dan has a good job. He's got 35 years with this company.
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^^^^^^
fixed that for ya!

It's a good thing I left town yesterday......
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:43 AM
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It's a good thing I left town yesterday......
you were gone?

I was busy working & didn't notice

dropping my cookies off at UPS?
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:43 AM
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you were gone?

I was busy working & didn't notice

dropping my cookies off at UPS?
That's not the list you are on. Careful I'll put you on my 'buddy list'

8 out of 10 are banned within a week.
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:22 AM
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bagger/stocker in a grocery store 18 months
played in rock band 18 months
pizza restaurant 3 years
waste hauling business 22 years
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:35 AM
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honeywell, inc., boring patent law department

northrup/king seed co., legal department

private practice law office

a different private practice law office

state's attorney's office

another private practice law office/public defender

deputy circuit court clerk

present job, public defender's office. without a doubt, this is the best job i've EVER had. best boss on the planet, best co-worker EVER.
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:41 AM
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present job, public defender's office. without a doubt, this is the best job i've EVER had. best boss on the planet, best co-worker AND INTERNS EVER.
fixed that for ya
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:47 AM
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fixed that for ya
WELL THAT'S WRONG YOU TWIT! NOW, FIX IT BACK!!!
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:06 AM
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WELL THAT'S WRONG YOU TWIT! NOW, FIX IT BACK!!!
What Toots i thought you liked your co-worker
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:43 PM
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- Department store (layaway gofer> "cart boy"> cashier> sporting goods clerk) - I think I started here at $2.20/hr as a junior in HS

- labor in a clay plant (made ceramic sewer pipe) - hard, dirty work but I was making over $3.50/hr! which was a lot to me but I felt sorry for the young guys there trying to raise a family on that kind of wages. Did this a couple summers.

- labor for a home builder (cut weeds, rough carpentry, drywall, roofing, blah, blah, blah) A summer job and over the next Christmas break.

- [college jobs]: chapel maintenance > art department assistant > fort steward(I ran the kitchen in our fraternity house)

*Now I work for my wife. Hardest job I ever had!
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:19 PM
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High School: Dishwasher, busboy, janitor, grocery bagger.

College years: Final test in semiconductor plant (twice), seasonal wildland firefighter (seven summers), shoe salesman (twice), janitor, nursery worker (twice).

After college: Seasonal wildland firefighter (three summers), tree nursery worker (three winters), wildland fire guy (permanent since 1987).
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Old 01/10/2008, 06:22 PM
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