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#1 OFFLINE   Wellsdesigned

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:56 AM

To date, what jobs have all of you held. I recently filled out one of those "get to know your friends" e-mail and these were the jobs I've held to date for payment:

Paperboy
Construction Site Laborer (starting at 15 and then off and on through the years until I was in my late 20's)
Dishwasher
Motel Maid
Lifeguard
Swim Instructor
Yogurt Shop cashier/server
Pizza Deliverer
Ad stuffer for a newspaper
Rental company contract repairman
husband (no monetary compensation, but it's work all the same)
student workshop attendant
drafter
architect
father (no monetary compensation, but it's work all the same)
Based above the Sacramento CA fog/smog
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2004 Eagle Cap 850 TC w/slide-out


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#2 OFFLINE   Admin-Mathews

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:34 AM

Man, at my age this is a tough one. I will start with what I can remember and edit as something comes to mind. These are age sequential.

PAPER-BOY

DOOR TO DOOR MAGAZINE SELLING

SNOW SHOVELING SIDEWALKS & ROOFS

DITCH DIGGING (MORE THAN ONCE)

WOOD SPLITTING (THE OLD HARD WAY)

A&W ROOTBEER WORKER/SERVER

CARNIVAL SET-UP AND TAKE DOWN
CARNIVAL RIDE OPERATOR
CARNIVAL GAME OPERATOR

CIRCUS SET-UP AND TAKE DOWN (LEFT HOME HERE AT 15)
CIRCUS ANIMAL CARETAKER AND PERFORMER

CONCESSION SALES AT DODGER STADIUM (BACK WHEN WE CARRIED CASES OF GLASS COKE BOTTLES UP AND DOWN THE ISLES.) (LIVED ON MY OWN IN HOLLYWOOD HERE AGE 16)

DISH WASHER/BUSBOY (MANY TIMES)

SHORT ORDER COOK

GROCERY STORE STOCKER

SKI PATROL AT LAKE TAHOE

PAID KILLER! USMC 1967, (17 YEARS OLD)


GOING TO STOP HERE FOR NOW, WILL FINISH LATER, GOTTA GIVE MY MIND A REST. :D
No Longer Have a Truck Camper.
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#3 OFFLINE   FedAgent

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:42 AM

These are the jobs that I have had:

canning factory worker

electricians helper

longshoreman

factory worker, sandpaper manufacturer

conservation department worker

auto body shop

U.S. soldier, MP, Siagon

police officer

state trooper

federal agent (Ret.)

part time seasonal worker, U.S.Forest Service
Larry,<br />Corpus Christi, Tejas<br />2007 Lazy Daze Class C and a 2005 Jeep Wrangler toad<br />04 Dodge 3500, Cummins<br /><br /><strong class='bbc'>Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ. 2. The American G.I. One died for your soul, the other for your Freedom. </strong><br /><br /><br /><span style='font-family: Arial'><span style='color: #FF0000'>"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit</span></span><br /><span style='color: #FF0000'>violence on those who would do us harm." - </span><span style='color: #000000'>George Orwell</span>

#4 OFFLINE   BoyerCustomTrucks_com

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:43 AM

Lets see.
Grounds Maintinance
Firewood splitting and farm help
Bag Boy
Furniture shop (sander)
retail sales (various)
Porter for Camelback Toyota in Phoenix (car jockey)
Semi Loader for UPS (in phoenix.... that was HOT)
injured disability (result of above job)
Landscape construction estimator and sales
Delivery driver
Color Printing Specialist (big posters and other graphic work)
Pizza Deliery
Hvac Drafter
Hvac Lead Drafter (ppl manager)
Hvac Designer
Hvac Construction estimator and salesperson
Cnc Programmer and manufactureing sales
Business owner
Stay at home dad
And Im sure theres other things Ive done for money and learned for hobby...

Ya know, that sounds like a lot of things for someone thats 28 and has post hi-school education. Ive had a lot of second jobs I guess....

Edited by BoyerCustomTrucks_com, 06 December 2005 - 08:55 PM.

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#5 OFFLINE   Bigf00t

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:55 PM

Wow, I lead a boring life compared to the rest of you guys.....

Car jockey for a local Chev dealership

Hospital Janitor

Did some post-secondary training in the automotive field

Parts Driver....Partsman....Parts Manager for Toyota


It`s interesting seeing the deversity in jobs, keep them coming....
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2004 GMC 3500 SRW Ext. Cab 4X4 Duramax/Allison,Torklift Tie Downs,Torklift Stable Loads, Racor Pre Filter, Rancho 9000`s, Firestone Air Bags w/ in cab controller<br />
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#6 OFFLINE   Dan Quinn

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:01 PM

car washer
auto partsman
service maneger
sales manager
jewelry protection manager
security personel director (250 employes)
back to the auto buisness
auto general manager
owner used car dealership
owner ford / mercury dealer
owner indian motorcycle dealer
retired from multible strockes
liveing the life of a camper...
Dan 48
wife Patti as young as ever
2006 GMC 1500 with Supersprings
2001 Jayco 23B




#7 OFFLINE   Snowy Bird

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:27 PM

Waitress
Chicken assembly line worker (don't ask)
Car Washer
Parts Driver
Auto Body Sander
Mobile Home Factory siding installer
Personal Assistant
Customer Service Rep
Courier
Cargo/ Ramp Handler


#8 OFFLINE   xnorp

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 08:08 PM

Grocery store clerk ( 12 years old )
Underground hard rock miner
US. Navy Gunners Mate
Hard rock miner ( again)
Deputy Sheriff
Rail Road clerk 34 years
Post office worker for Christmas rush
Airport Screener
Underground cable locator
And last but not least retired and loveing it.
SPOKANE WASHINGTON
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#9 OFFLINE   tate

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 08:35 PM

Shoveled Snow (15 cents per storm)
Family business Paint store
US Army Helicopter crew chief
Short-order cook
Helicopter assembler/mechanic
Aircraft assembler/mechanic
Aircraft toolmaker
House husband and loving it

2003 Dodge 4X4 DRW Cummins, 2015 Artic Fox 990, Tork Lift Tie downs, Fastguns, SuperHitch, Firestone Air Bags, Rancho 9000x,Bodiak front end receiver, Honda EU2000, 15' Boston Whaler Classic,
Evenrude e-tec 50, Western WA. e-mail pktate@frontier.com
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#10 OFFLINE   Snowriver1

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 08:52 PM

Sarted in 1965 building Scamper campers, 15 years old $.90 cents an hour,
General Coach, Boise Cascade, Commodore Homes, Divco Wayne, all one company with many owners,
Okanagan Manufacturers
Welder in a woodstove factory, (got Side tracked)
General Coach, again,
Thor Industries,
Okanagan Manufacturers owned by Thor Industries,
Interior RV Products Inc.
I have been,
production worker,
general Foreman,
Head of R&D,
Owner. 56 years old $1.00 an hour
All this has spanned 40 years, in case your wondering I like Owner the best.
The RV industry has been good to me, at this time I have enough money to last the rest of my life.
If I die by Thursday.
Bob
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#11 OFFLINE   Budster

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:05 PM

Newspaper delivery :rolleyes:

Welder/grinder metal cabinets -_-

Documentation clerk :(

Drafting apprentice :rolleyes:

Drafter :lol:

UASF AFCS George AFB, Korat AFB :lol:

Mechanical designer :P

PCB designer :)

Electromechanical designer :ph43r:

House husband/camper :)

ymmv,
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#12 OFFLINE   RichConley

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:06 AM

Those that I remember:

Paperboy
Stock clerk (Safeway)
Film hawker (Rose Parade)
Truck rental agent
Piece worker assembly line
USAF aircraft electrician
Baby photographer
Wedding photographer
Bio-medical photographer
Industrial sales rep
Transit claims repair co
Landlord


But my hat's off to the farmers and the miners in this world - the ones upon who we all depend.

#13 OFFLINE   RR Hounds

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:48 AM

Wow, everyone has done so much, I think mine'll be short, but I'll try

Newspaper Delivery

Coffee Girl (15)

Salad Girl (16)

Retail sales (during high school)

Dental office assistant/front desk person/xray developer

Data Entry clerk

Accounts Payable for Biotech company

Systems support (for same Biotech company)

Software consultant

Business Analyst (Healthcare) and still hanging here...

15 years to retirement and counting.....
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#14 OFFLINE   Oregon_Trail

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 06:51 AM

Pick strawberries
Pick cucumbers
Deliver newspapers
Tire and automotive service sales
Particleboard plant worker
Cabinet factory worker
Plywood plant worker
Bartender
US Navy machinist mate
Plywood plant worker
Multi-line insurance claims adjuster
Supervising adjuster
Regional claims manager
Retired and doing as little as possible that I consider to be work



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#15 OFFLINE   BirdSongPlace

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:27 AM

Here goes:

Pattern marker in a suit factory

shoe salesman

Waitress

Telephone Operator

Wife/Mother which includes:

housekeeper
laundress
cook
lover
nurse
gardner
chauffeur
referee
party planner
scout leader
counselor
etc.

Receptionist / Assistant at Veterinarian clinic

Retail merchandiser

Sales Representative (Kraft Foods, 17 years)

Retired!!!!


So far, next to wife/mother I like the RETIRED job best!

Janet

#16 OFFLINE   anzan

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:41 AM

OK, as best as I can remember...

paperboy
autoparts sweeper
soda jerk
printer apprentice
USNavy Air Dept Ordinance
USNavy Air Dept Yeoman
Sandal maker (hippy)
printer
tree trimmer
printer
tree trimmer
printer
starving artist
husband/father
video producer
video disc developer
editor, network advertising & promotion NBC(beautiful downtown Burbank!)
freelance producer
retired to become an artist again
camper/traveler

whew! :angry:
Milt & Pat

#17 OFFLINE   Kodiak K99

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:19 AM

I've had many hats but they all helped to carry the latest hat.

Paperboy

Farm Hand

Mason Labourer

RV Shop Tech

Water Treatment Assistant Manager

Husband

Warehouse Receiver

Caretaker

Father

Power Engineer , The previous jobs all helped build to a great job! :D
Retirement...still enjoy the job too much!
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SuperHitch and Torklift Tie Downs
2002 Kodiak K99 Camper...3100 lbs mt, 13500 BTU A/C
5x8 Continental Cargo Trailer
Honda EM2500 Gen
Ski Supreme Competition Ski Boat


#18 OFFLINE   PigPen

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:14 PM

Pinsetter in a bowling alley

Laying railroad track

Bull cook in a mining camp

Flagman

Extra in an East Indian Movie (rampaging hippie)

Surveyor

Spy (Sort of, on loan to CSIS the Canadian Spy agency to do their com system)

Telephone man

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#19 OFFLINE   Greg B

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 06:44 AM

I've been in the home building industry since I was 16. (Im 37 now) Started out as a carpenter apprentice working summers during high school. Graduated H.S. and stayed in carpentry until '97 when I was hired as job superintendant.

Im still not sure what I want to be when I grow up.

Perhaps one of the camper manufacturers would be willing to pay me large amounts of money to field test their slide-ins.
Any takers?............ Anyone?.......... :huh:

Edited by Greg B, 11 December 2005 - 06:50 AM.





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