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Old 01/09/2008, 12:17 AM
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How many Jobs have you been through?

I am just wanting to know how many Jobs in life have you been through so far?

I don't know what I really want to do in life. I haven't found that passion yet, but I really want to be a business owner some day. As of now I just finished college and hoping to start somewhere. I am looking at the jobs and a lot of it is business and administration.

For some reason, I have this phobia about the business world where people are so cunning that they are there to shaft and screw me over. I'm one of those nice guys finish last kind of thing. But I dunno.. I don't enjoy the drama and administrative things that go on. But I have no idea what to really do. I've been searching for positions and most of it is just typical administrative types of jobs.

Any suggestions or help? I dont think I can really go that 'professional' route like accountants or financial advisors or etc. But who knows.

I do enjoy business, whether through online or in person.
Old 01/09/2008, 12:27 AM
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i plan on only one career, the one i currently enjoy.

but jobs i've had to get me here:

ice cream scooper at local shoppe
full service gas station attendant
building maintenance grunt
campus security
local hardware store (moved up to middle management)
science tutor
local pet store lackee

i think that's all.

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they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the
Old 01/09/2008, 01:03 AM
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Old 01/09/2008, 01:47 AM
2fishy 2fishy is offline
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Originally posted by BrianD
Liar! Well, either you're a liar or you were spoiled as a kid!

Let me see...

Babysitting(pre 16)
Paper Route (pre 16)
drill bit factory laborer
temp for UPS-Christmas help (while doing current job)
Stocked chips at 2 grocery stores (while doing current job)
Current job

I wasn't spoiled like Brian!


Old 01/09/2008, 02:02 AM
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paper boy
childcare worker
gas station attendant
paper slitting factory worker
boat builder
c-store clerk
food preparation/delivery
custom screen enclosure installation
contractor's helper
bank teller
subway manager
subway clerk
inventory specialist

wow, i've had a lot of jobs. and now after all that, i'm unemployed and back in school
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Old 01/09/2008, 02:13 AM
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No matter what you decide to do their are good people and then people that will screw you over. All you can do is your best. You'll step on toes every once in a while, so you'll have to learn to swallow some pride. Times have changed you might get lucky and your first job will be your only job. I thought my last job was the one......I was wrong. They closed the doors displacing about 1000 employees. Life goes on.
Old 01/09/2008, 02:59 AM
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hmmn, i've been a:

computer shop attendant when I was 16
service crew in a fast food chain when I was 17
full time cook in a hotel (best western manila) for a couple of months
delivery guy for a pharmacy (this pays a lot. )
room attendant / bellboy

I'm not that old though, I'm only 23.

now i'm a bum and in school and I miss work.

Less is more, more or less. :p
Old 01/09/2008, 03:51 AM
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Paper boy
Mowing lawns
Caribou Coffee
Oceans Floor
On the Border
Corbin's Exodic Pets
On the Border (again ha)
Crystal Clean
Now I am looking for a job because my work schedule conflickted with my school schedule so I quit heh. Oh I'm 20 BTW.
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Old 01/09/2008, 03:53 AM
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Originally posted by dwd5813
wow, i've had a lot of jobs. and now after all that, i'm unemployed and back in school
Me too ha!
"Killing brain cells since 1988"
Old 01/09/2008, 07:05 AM
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video store clerk-
waitress-lasted 5 days hahhahaha-hated it-
factory hanging guchies & bras-one night hahahahha
ear piercing- (liked this job part of the mgt team)
pet shop- (loved this job the best- but couldn't stand the smell of skanks so I QUIT ...)

I am now a full time Domestic Engineer and I am loving it the best!!!

i look damn good in it too, i'll have you know- Nina...
Look at all those forced smiles. They probably all hate each other!- Debi...
She can kick all their butts and can write her name in the snow in cursive!- CRP...

so...what are you wearing...?


lace panties...?

that's what I'm wearing - ScubaDave and the telemarketer...

Life can be short, just like me... Live it to the fullest!!! Family is always there for you NO matter what, just like a "true friend" would be... A cheat is a cheat, and are always busted...

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Old 01/09/2008, 07:19 AM
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Lets see I have been:
Paper boy
Bakery worker
Retail worker for 6 mon.
Set LP tanks for propane Co.
Self employed HVAC co.
Union Pipefitter ( currently)
Our disappointments are equal to our expectations
Old 01/09/2008, 07:53 AM
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Lawnmowing crew
Convenience store/gas station clerk
Student librarian (work-study in undergrad)
Undergraduate teaching assistant
Migrant songbird research (that was fun--got paid to go hiking and search for bird nests in the woods)
Veterinary assistant
Kennel attendant

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Old 01/09/2008, 07:56 AM
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I would say 3.

Barback in a local restaurant/bar (high school)
Grocery store produce stocker (high school)
Coast Guard (during and after college, although I have had 5 different jobs within the CG)
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There's nothing in your head but your mouth keeps flapping anyway.
You better stop, stop, stop, stop look and listen." -Rollins Band
Old 01/09/2008, 08:23 AM
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Lots Mostly restaurant stuff.

Dan's only had one job. He's got 35 years with this company.

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Old 01/09/2008, 08:27 AM
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Originally posted by dc
I don't need one, Dan has a good job. He's got 35 years with this company.
fixed that for ya!
as scary as it may be, bart and i are very similar in our opinions of this topic

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Old 01/09/2008, 08:35 AM
dkh0331 dkh0331 is offline
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Have no clue how many jobs. Not enough fingers/toes to count.

Fourth career.

Not sure why you think that "the business world where people are so cunning that they are there to shaft and screw me over." Thats more the exception than the rule IMPHO, and I've worked in business for 30+ years. You go out,do your job and yes you need to market yourself within your company, but that does not mean you go out and screw others over or they are out to screw you over.

You need to get over that phobia if business is your chosen field.

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Old 01/09/2008, 08:56 AM
JokerGirl JokerGirl is offline
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Computer Tech
Chi Chi's Waitress
Pizza girl
Shipping coordinator for an eBay company

As of right now I"m not sure what my job title would be called as I do everything here in the office.... I guess I would be a manager, customer service rep, shelve stocker, and shipping coordinator.

I'm not sure how many career jobs I'm going to end up with. At this point in time my future is somewhat mottled and unclear.
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Old 01/09/2008, 08:58 AM
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My jobs:
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Software developer / consultant at Sierra Systems (2001)
Development Lead at EISI (financial planning stuff)
Application Architect at Protegra (consulting shop)

After working for 6 years I realized I really don't enjoy business programming, so I'm now in my second year of taking my Masters of Comp Sci degree part-time. My goal is to move into something something like embedded programming, robotics, or something to that effect.

The point? Don't be afraid to try something out; you may end up back at school again at a later date, but that's okay.

Old 01/09/2008, 09:25 AM
Totlxtc Totlxtc is offline
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Had these

-Paper boy
-Aircraft parts boy for Army
-Dishwasher at club
-Grocery Clerk
-Store Manager at another Grocery store

Still have these

-Cookie pusher for Nabisco/Kraft
-Sheetmetal worker for family business

Old 01/09/2008, 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by 2fishy
Liar! Well, either you're a liar or you were spoiled as a kid!
The only job I ever had beside working for my dad in the family business is the one I have now.
Always strive for the optimum environment, not the minimum environment.

Some days you're the dog, other days you're the hydrant
Old 01/09/2008, 10:26 AM
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Interesting post. Most people aren't doing what they want to. I even find that people don't really know what they want to being one of them. I'm trained in business but I must say that it's not my first love.

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.

So live your dream and try different/new things. I'd rather make 40K at something I love than 100K at something I hate.

I'm 28 and I've already switched careers many times:

Auto Worker (on the Line)
Weld Quality and Safety Engineer (automotive)
New Media Designer
Creative Director/Owner of my own Media Company
Digital Product Advisor
Retail Sales (hardware)
Sales Assistant
Assistant Brand Manager / MARCOM
Marketing Manager for a Fortune 100 Company (current)
Old 01/09/2008, 10:38 AM
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I'm 22 and have had three jobs besides babysitting

Lifeguard, started at 16, quit at 19 when I got hired at the PO.

Video Store, started at 16 quit two years ago, working weekends again now for extra money.

Post Office, started at 19, still there hopefully for a long time. Good paying jobs in my town don't exist unless you want to work at the mill.
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:41 AM
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:48 AM
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Before children....
wendy's at 20( nite job, Reno)
Shear pleasure dog groomers at 20(day job , Reno)
construction clean up........

teen children....
Jackson & perkins, seasonl thing
Exotic pet store
Toys R Us..........................

now back to being a wife and mother.....
Old 01/09/2008, 10:56 AM
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I worked at Limited Too for about 6 months. I started durring the back to school mess and there was no training. I was given a name tag and set loose. They didn't even train me on the register until my last two weeks.

Then I was hired at Ace Hardware. I was there for 6 years and I loved it. The only reason I'm not still there is because I moved to Missouri.

For the last year I've been working in a grocery store salad bar.

I'm 24 and still in college.

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