What jobs have you held?

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Alabama, in the bend of the Tennessee River
  • Farm work
  • Grocery store, briefly
  • County Coop as a teenager unloading grain trucks during harvest
  • Ford Motor Co. - aluminum casting foundry, pouring pistons by hand
  • Construction plumbing, pipe layer, backhoe/small dozer operator, dump truck driver
  • Pre-cast concrete work
  • Metal fabricating shop - shear, press brake, metal cutting saws, pattern burners
  • Painter on assembly line painting military contract M-200 trailers (14 a day)
  • Truck driver for Farmer's Coop hauling rice seed, delivering fertilizer by auger truck to ag airstrips
  • Lawn work as a sideline
  • Church ministry either full or part-time 1985 to present
  • Licensed professional counselor and counseling supervisor since 2005
 

southernbuck101

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Georgia
I was a porn star from 1986 to 1990.
Then I worked at various fresh water Marinas , transported boats till ICC Turned liberal, and insurance companies ruled the entire country. Scrapped boats, and docks, charter fisherman. Lawn services. Professional deer hunter and mountain trout bounty hunter.
I might grow up someday.
But I'm almost old enough to draw social security, so I ain't promising anything
 
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Oklahoma
Started delivering newspapers door-to-door when I was 11 years old, {1964}. During my public school days: paperboy, farm hand, grocery stocker, started working on drilling rigs at 16 and also worked as school janitor after school. My brothers and I would do most anything to earn a few bucks.
After I graduated HS; worked in the oil field and construction for 2 years while going to college. Got married at 20yrs old and worked in a tire factory for 7 years, then back to the oilfield for the rest of my working life. Retired 7 years ago.
 

jbenedetto2

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Arizona
Paperboy
Dishwasher @ Dude Ranch
Waiter @ Dude Ranch
Wrangler @ Dude Ranch
Winter Security living at Dude Ranch
Offset plate maker @ print shop
4 color pressman @ print shop
U. S. Navy (ABH) Aviatian Boatswains Mate (Aircraft Handler)
N.Y.P.D. 1968-1981
Seriously RETIRED 1981 (work related injury 1980)
 

lolbell

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Worked odd jobs from '72 till '76
Building floor and roof trusses from '76 till '78
Graduated high school in '78 and worked my way up through the ranks to lineman for a large electrical utility in the Southeast until 2019
Worked in the Safety/Training Department for the same utility until '23
Retired in May of '23
Got a call just this morning wanting me to teach a couple of 6 week courses a year. Don't know yet, I sure am enjoying retirement 😎
 

dadstillsurfs

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California
Yard Care / Lawn Mowing, Processing Bean Sprouts (Bagging, Delivery / watching for CHP), Kitchen help at Church Camp, Hung Drywall, Gas Station Attendant, Laborer / Truck Driver, REA Truck Driver, Truck Tire Recapper, Harvested Firewood, Lumber Mill Worker, Aluminum Foundry / Razor Blade Fabrication Facility, Horticulturist / Tree Service, Forklift Driver / Millwright for pear shed, School Janitor while doing my second stint at college, Detailer, then Mechanical Drafter, then Mechanical Designer for microwave tube firm, Sold Fenestration (Doors and Windows, Senior Mechanical Designer for SLAC National Accelerator Labratory, Retired, currently the reigning Backyard Pitmaster & Cohort / Team Leader Of Shenanigans With The Grandchildren.
 
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gnappi

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Florida
Paper delivery boy several years till high school
Radio Shack all through high school
Knitting mill shipping manager
3M micrographics tech 1970's
IBM R&D lab rat and overseas assembly line trouble shooter
Lab rat PC RAID systems
I/T A/V in 360 degree vessel simulator
Florida Law enforcement ("K" license) firearms instructor, NRA LEO firearms instructor from the 80's to 2015.
NRA personal protection etc. instructor
Currently retired, shooting and fresh water fishing and sometimes teaching firearms classes.
 

HumphreyDaBear

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Hoosierville
Snake roper, never caught any, got terminated.
Badger polisher, no they don't like that crap, got scars to prove it.
Quality Manager, I'd rather polish Badgers…or Wolverines. They're more civilized than customers / suppliers.
Paramedic, best job I ever had except for all of the sick and injured people. I really was a Paramedic, and loved doing it every day I was on duty. Loved doing in-service, especially ER/OR in-service. Didn't particularly care for the OB in-service. ER Doc's were mostly great, Most Surgeons & 50% of gas passers were complete A###oles.
First job was mowing neighborhood lawns, most of the neighbors were older.
De-suckered. / detassled seed corn.
Bailed hay.
Built silos.
And a few others…
 

XUSNORDIE

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Forgot to add:
  • Worked for Colt at a trade show called TREXPO in Northen VA. Got paid for the day, but got to meet Carlos Hatchcock and Richard "Demo Dick" Marcinko.
Met Gunny Hathcock in a tackle shop outside of Norfolk in early 90's. Met his Son at a DM course in late 80s at Camp Pendleton CA and again at Pungo Range outside VA Beach.

I was involved in Marcinko's last "Kennel Lance" when stationed at NAS Miramar...crazy stuff.
 
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Met Gunny Hathcock in a tackle shop outside of Norfolk in early 90's. Met his Son at a DM course in late 80s at Camp Pendleton CA and again at Pungo Range outside VA Beach.

I was involved in Marcinko's last "Kennel Lance" when stationed at NAS Miramar...crazy stuff.
Marcinko's child was going to Massanutten Military Academy, and although he was shorter than I, his hand was alot larger than mine when I shook his hand. I saw Gunny a second time at TREXPO, but he was in a wheelchair then.
 

Bob Wright

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Memphis, TN USA
Worked paart time for a drug store, delivering circulars, clean up. Then US Army, stood guard on the DMZ in Korea. Then worked for a paint and glass company, took telephone orders, outside sales, store manager. Draftsman, structural steel detailer, draftsman, field engineer, senior deaigner. Retired 2006. Now cook, house keeper, yardman, maintenence man, house cleaning, auto maintenence, financial manager.

Bob Wright
 

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