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1  Delicatessen      Sliced meat and made sandwiches  1974   $2 per hour

2 Power plant      Shoveled coal which fell off conveyor 

3 Souvenior shop    Sold trinkets and fireworks in July

4 Hospital            Transport orderly  push people around in wheelchairs

5 Church             Youth minister   

6 Sporting goods    Assembled Bicycles

7 Dept Store          Sold mens suits

8 Professors assistant    Graded papers and computer programs

9 Programmer 

 

Edited by ItsMeBobO
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1 hour ago, 75redman said:

Christmas Tree lot helper.  You started young, you did.:D LOL

I did from about 6 yrs old to 17 when I started at McDonalds, I had a Seasonal job every year at the Holidays.

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1.   Farm worker

2.   Part time  - IBM

3.   U.S. Navy Computer Programmer - 5 yrs.

4.   Civil Service DOD Computer Systems Programmer - 25 yrs.

5.   Retired after 30 yrs, Gov. service at age 48

6.   Shooting Range Owner 

7.   Shooting Range Designer - Auto Cad

8.   Stock person at Wal Mart

9.   Part Time at Lowe's selling windows and doors

10. irrigation Repair. 

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1.  Lawn mowing  (I learned years later that my dad did some diddling with the first lady whose yard I mowed.)

2.  Dishwasher at Catskills resort  (Had to lie about my age.)

3.  Bowling alley pinsetter  (A job I literally outgrew.)

4.  Electrician apprentice  ("Switches are supposed to read on and off, not no and foo")  Lied about my age, got caught and fired.

5.  Stocker at department store  (Still lying about my age - got caught again - got fired again.)

      5a.  Hardware, Paint and Automotive Department Manager at same department store.  (The day after I turned legal.)

6.  Highway maintenance on NYS Thruway.

7.  US Army (medical corps)

 

 

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1) Paper boy 2 yrs

2) Radio Shack, sales(sorry sorry sorry) 1 yr

3) Electrical Draftsman 1 yr

4) Electrical technician 1 yr

5) Electronic technician company A 2 yrs


6) Medical field service technician 2 yrs

7) Electronic Technician Company B 2 yrs

8) Electronic Technician Company C 3 months

9) Electronic Technician Company D  9 months

10) Electronic Technician Company E  4 years

11) Electronic Technician Company B again 28 yrs

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1. Paperboy

2. Janitor at middle school (summer job at 17)

3. Waiter (3 years)

4. Waiter (3 weeks)

5. Waiter (1 1/2 year)

6. Record company (LIVE Entertainment 5 years)

7. Printer (last 25 years and counting)

Was playing in a band full time thru the waiter, and record company years.

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1. Smooth jazz keyboard player

Well... not quite the list others have compiled but uh.. I guess I can't complain with that haha.

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1. Steam Table operator, summer job - American London Shrinkers of New England (we pre-shrank the cloth before it was made into clothes)

2. Bellhop, summer job - Split Rock Lodge (in the Pocono Mountains. First time living away from home. WooHoo!)

3. Assembly line supervisor, first full time job - H.H. Scott (when they used to be called "hi-fi")

4. Repair technician - Marantz/Superscope/Sony (still have my Sony 4 track 15 ips recorder)

5. Service Manager - Arp Instruments (keyboard synthesizers) Stevie Wonder's model 2600 was covered with Braille Dymo labels. Our model 2500 played the five note sequence in the encounter scene of "Close Encounters" movie. It was played by Phil "What are we saying to each other?" Dodds, my boss.

6. R&D programmer - Fender Musical Instruments (Programming the human to machine interface to an Apple IIC and IBM XT. Wow, a 10 megabyte hard drive!)

7. Marketing Communications Manager - Cybermation  (computer controlled cutting tables)

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Paper boy / Musician in small combo -- mid 60s

Stock boy

Shipping room clerk

Printing ink company quality control lab / R&D manager

US Navy (5 yrs active)

Cemetery manager

Print shop & mail manager for major university alumni association (30 years and still counting)

Edited by tomsusie

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Paper boy / catalogue delivery

Summer camp; counselor, kitchen staff, stores, maintenance

Lumber Yard deliveries

Carpenter

Cabinet Maker / Custom Woodwork

Locomotive engineer for a steam train, a small tourist railway.

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1. Hod Carrier (summer between junior and senior year)

2. Army (4 years)

3. Lumber Mill (just a few months)

4. Corrections Officer (9 years)

5. Cop (10 years and counting)

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#1 Big Boy dishwasher (lied about my age)

#2 Greenhouse tech. (shovel dirt in bags)

#3  #1 again (legal)

#4 Big Boy Head Night-shift Cook

#5 Asbestos Abatement Worker ( Wi., MI.)

#6 Permit Union Insulator

#7 Back to #5 again ($1.00 more per hour then Permit)

#8 back to #6

#9 Apprentice Union Insulator

#10 Journeyman Union Insulator (local #127) 

        Big Joe out.....

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1. Stock boy at the local Ford Dealership

2. Make ready at the same dealer.

3 Ford Drivability Tech, McCree Ford

4. Ford Drivability Tech, Shop Foreman, Cook Ford   

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1.  Car Stereo repair Technician 5 years                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2.  Car Stereo and Accessories installer  at various Companies 15 years                                                                                                                                                                            3. Communications Technician for Sheriff's  Office 10 years                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Installer Technician building Police Vehicles     ( new Job )                                                                                    

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1. Cutting grass around the neighborhood and shoveled snow in winter.

2.  Salesman at Computer software store.

3. Computer Lab Monitor at Community College.

4. Computer Operator.

5. Computer Programmer.

6. Computer Programmer.

7. Computer Programmer (current).

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  1. Paper boy
  2. Office complex groundskeeper
  3. Farm Hand / Greenhouse / Farmers' Market Sales Associate
  4. Architectural Designer Intern
  5. Resident Assistant (at the university dorm)
  6. Camp Counselor
  7. Graduate Assistant (current)

    Currently: working towards becoming an architect! 

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Waitress 

Landscaping/Nursery helper

Cheerleading Camp Teacher

NC Forest Service Forester/Intern

Quality Manager

Supply Chain Manager

Whole house Renovation business owner

 

 

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1.) VIP Tour Guide at Walt Disney World

2.) Ride Operator at Busch Gardens Tampa

3.) Ride Operator at Cedar Point

4.) Server

5.) Restaurant Manager

6.) Server

7.) Real Estate Agent

- Thankfully job 7 is the job I will be keeping till I die! :)
~Matt

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#1  Studio Photographer

#2  USAF - Bombs

#3  Medical Laboratory Technician

#4  USAF - Bombs

#5  US Dept of HUD - MutiFamily Appraiser

#6  Retired

#7  Retirement is Boring - Part time work at Wally World (Walmart)

Edited by Denny

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First 7 jobs:

1. Paperboy & Mow Yards

2. Dish Washer

3. Construction (building a prison)

4. US ARMY (8 yrs, PATRIOT and then Communication Electronic repair)

5. Avionics/Electrical Tech in Experimental Flight test

6. Crew Chief in Experimental Flight Test

7. Research and Development Project Engineer

...

 

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