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Bloggers are starting to post their life’s job history, and some of them are interesting. I first encountered it at American Digest, and traced the meme back to one called Stageleft:

The most interesting things about blogging is the bloggers. I’ve only ever met four of you out there in the real world, but in some ways I think of many of you as friends.

But I don’t know very much about anyone. And it’s been a long time since we had a new meme. So here’s one.

It’s simple. Just list all the jobs you’ve had in your life, in order. Don’t bust your brain: no durations or details are necessary, and feel free to omit anything that you feel might tend to incriminate you. I’m just curious. And when you’re done, tag another five bloggers you’re curious about.

Serendipitously, I mentioned in a comment just a couple of days ago that I have had a lot of interesting life experiences; but still hadn’t decided what I am going to be when I grow up. I’ll play. So far, I have tried:

  • Lawn Mower
  • Fishing Worm Breeder/Wholesaler
  • Snow Shoveler
  • Paper Boy
  • Pig Farmer
  • Pine Cone Gatherer
  • Chicken Farmer
  • Car Wash Attendant
  • Farm Laborer
  • Fruit Picker
  • Almond Knocker (hardest job ever)
  • Grease Monkey
  • Grocery Box Boy
  • Busboy
  • Ice Cream Dipper (Thrifty Drugstore)
  • Sales Clerk
  • Radio/TV Repair
  • Grocery Clerk
  • U.S. Army Soldier
  • Microwave Radio Repair
  • Morse Code/RTTY Operator
  • Waiter
  • Bartender
  • Bouncer
  • Policeman
  • Electronic Test Equipment Repair /Calibration
  • Satellite Tracking Station Telemetry Technician
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Designer
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Burglar Alarm Business (Seychelles Islands)
  • Farm Manager (Rhodesia)
  • 2-Way Radio Repair (Rhodesia)
  • Quasi-mercenary (Rhodesia)
  • Solar Energy Contractor
  • Solar Collector Manufacturer
  • Solar Collector Traveling Salesman
  • Charter Boat Deckhand
  • Commercial Fisherman (California)
  • Newspaper Columnist
  • Yacht Captain (Mexico)
  • Tuna Boat Captain (Hawaii)
  • Marine Electronics Business
  • Fishing Magazine Columnist
  • 2-Way Radio Business
  • Cell Phone/Fax Machine Retailer
  • PC Clone Manufacturer
  • Computer Consultant
  • FM Radio Station Engineer
  • Cattle Rancher
  • Retirement Care Facility for the Elderly
  • Montessori Preschool
  • Business Consultant
  • Webmaster
  • Ghost Writer

Many were entrepreneurial pursuits rather than jobs, so I just listed all the different ways in which I have earned money. I have lived in eight countries and sixteen States, so home is where my bunk is at any particular time. Several were repeated in new locales; but the list was already long enough, so I didn’t repeat the duplicates. I suspect I may have left a few out. 🙂

I tag all the other few bloggers who happen to read this. You know who you are, and I would be interested in reading your background. â—„Daveâ–º

2 Responses to “Adventures For Pay”

  • I keep my life mostly out of my current blogs. My job list is really short anyway.
    I’ve worked in a pet store, had a Stained Glass business, and now I design earrings for little old ladies for one of the largest U.S. jewelry manufacturers and program and run their rapid prototyping machinery. I guess I could list blogging and computer repair as well, and there was that summer I spent in the field, numbering ants for a research lab, and analyzing ant puke. Not the most glamorous resume, but I’ve seen worse.

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