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Gumdrop Girl
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i used to work for a record company. how about you?

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entropie
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I used to pick mushrooms for a living I've also done some acting..

None of my other jobs really qualify as being interesting, though the one I'm in now keeps me busy! I work in the sales dept of an IT company, so I get to tinkle with visual media stuff, which is fun and interesting, I guess! If it weren't for the darned customers, it'd be the perfect job!

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edited

[This message has been edited by BruinDan (edited 09-25-2002).]


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Starry Night
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I think the Sexperts have the most interesting jobs...
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ErinK
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Drill instructor (no, not the military kind) at an immersion based language camp for adults at Dartmouth College up in New Hampshire for three weeks one summer.

My mom was a teacher there, too, and we had to share a dorm room. Aieeee!

Erin


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lostcat
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Currently, I work at Starbucks, and I actually do enjoy it. It's situated on a college campus, so it's not primarily suburban moms in minivans. I've met a lot of really cool people, and it sure beats working at the mall in my opinion.

However, my cool job is that on occasional Friday nights, I play guitar at the Starbucks I work at My manager found out about my um... hidden talents, and hired me to play now & then. I adore doing that.. I get to sit and play guitar for people and get paid.

When I was a senior in high school, I taught art classes to 3-5 year olds at the Community Center. I loved that, and have quite a few works of preschool art dedicated to me hanging on the walls in my room at home

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LilBlueSmurf
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Oy ... I babysat for one summer (still do once in a while, when my aunt needs a break from her 3 yr old ankle-biter), tutored math and science at school, tutored music (flute, sax, trumpet) and worked alongside my mom as a bingo runner. I think my least fave job would've been tutoring music ... there is just NO teaching anyone who is tone deaf
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** Genuine student surviving on loans and parents. The way to live **
I don't know if this counts as a job at all (I do it for free), but I'm a sub-editor on my uni paper. It's vaguely geekish (proofread, use Pagemaker 6.5 to layup then turn intoPDFs to email the printers). But it's great fun, especially at 8 am in the morning when you've been working on covering the uni elections since 10.30pm to try to meet a 6.30am deadline (whoops...). I reccomend anyone at uni to join the media group (radio, paper, whatever).
And we get free burgers/pizzas on the nights we work. Which saves on food shopping!

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CrazyGirl
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I work at a music store that's going through a lot of controversy right now, so that makes it interesting.

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Heather
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Oh boy, let's see. This isn't going to be short. Thinking from my very first job onward I have....

-- helped manage a fledging theater group (now thriving, Wisdom Bridge in Chicago)

-- trained new coffeehouse woners how to work their espresso machines (this was the pre-starbucks era)

-- taught toddlers ice-skating (more like caught them all as they fell for an hour)

-- wore a lobster suit downtown for a restaurant promotion

-- designed live centerpieces for a hotel chain

-- did sketches for a maternity clothing designer

-- modeled for artists

-- ran an alternative school

-- taught everyone from preschoolers to developmentally disabled and CP adults in various settings

-- sold sprouts and wheatgrass at farmers markets in the city

-- was resident vegetarian chef for my college

-- rehabbed a building

-- surveyed housewives

-- canvassed against nuclear weapons (again, another era)

-- sang and played for peanuts at folk festivals....


...oh.

...and worked as a sexuality educator and activist, erotica and sexuality author and publisher, and general sexpert-at-large.

And those are really just the highlights. I'm a Jill of All Trades.

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Gumdrop Girl
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MizS, any pix of you in the lobster suit?

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The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that the universe is constantly moving to a state of greater entropy s, therefore, delta s is always greater than zero.


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Heather
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Sadly, no.

However, I can ask my mother if she took any the week I worked in costume as Scrubby, The Handwashing Bear at her hospital in high school.

I'll bet she does.

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Heather Corinna
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My epitaph should read: "She worked herself into this ground."
-- Kay Bailey Hutchinson


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glitter695
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Quality Markets. Its supermarket. Its a good job. People can be annoying. and that it!

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Cate
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When i am 17 i am planning to train to be an emt(emergency medical technician), since i want to a doctor.
Only have to 2 more years to go YEAH!!!!

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Gaffer
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Working at the stacks in the libraries restricted section. Hardly anyone comes to get books from it and I get really freaked out volunteering there. All that quiet with those occasionally creepy noises and the shadows--yikes.
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Dzuunmod
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Last summer I made bagels most nights/mornings. From midnight to 8 am, I'd bake about 200 dozen, and mix about 450 pounds of the stuff.

It sucked.

Now I'm working at a data library for the phone company. The pay isn't bad, but the job is several neighbourhoods over, and the bus doesn't get me there very quickly. Ironic, I guess, that I just posted about the good public transit in this city.

I'm hoping to get out of it, though, and pick up an archiving gig with the student newspaper that I'm an editor with.

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theprincesskate
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- babysat
- worked in a grocery store in: cashiering, packing, customer service, accounting and banking, supervisor
- worked as a camp counselor at an inclusion camp (developmentally disabled and so-called "normal" children mixed together)
- worked as a camp counselor at a camp for developmentally disabled adults and children

This summer, I'll be working at both of the above camps, as well as being a teacher's aid in a special ed class room, which I am greatly looking forward to.


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Rizzo
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Sighh... I'm looking for summer work right now, and it's so discouraging. Whenever I think about work, I'll I can think of is stress. I desperately want to grow up to get a job I love (I've long wanted to be a Jill of All Trades!). But I can't help but think I'll be unhappy for the rest of my life.

Okay, maybe it wont be THAT bad.


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