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All the jobs you have held.......

Thought this would make an intersting topic coming from the working with your hands thread.

these are mostly in order with a fire seasons worth of work mixed in every other one or so did fire for 15 years

pipe changer (dairy farm in wiliams oregon)
milker (dairy farm)
lumber yard (plywood country in grants pass oregon)
slate mine/blasting (kelsey california)
welder (sac ca)
cabinet shop (sacramento ca)
alfalfa harvester/bailer (klamath falls/medford or)
hunting/fishing guide (montana, idaho)
logger (oregon, washington)
millwright (hauser idaho)
general contractor (oregon, california)
heli rappeler (happycamp ca)
backhoe operator (yreka ca)
parasailing guide (colorado)
moto mechanic (las vegas)
livestock roughhand (southern oregon)
pool builder (roseburg oregon)
rock climbing guide (ouray co)
bridge maintenence (bay bridge SF ca)
bike messenger (sf ca)
bike messenger (manhattan)
bike messenger (sacramento ca)
high rise window washer (sac ca)
river guide (rougue/umpqua rivers or)
welder/fab shop (barsto ca)
fish hatchery (sierra nevadas ca)
auto mechanic (lake tahoe ca)
well drilling (southern or)
blaster/demo (roseburg or)
armored truck (bend or)
heavy equipment operator (bend oregon, hap taylor)
road builder (central oregon)
timber climber/faller (central or)
bike mech (all over ca, wa, or, id)
photog (laguna seca ca)
bullet manufacturing (bend or)
custom window building (bend or, pozzi)
roofer (Coeur d'Alene Id)
welder (Coeur d'Alene)
auto body (Coeur d'Alene)
geologist assistant (kingman arizona)
smokejumper (oregon)
cable/rope braider (seattle wa)
river guide (spokane wa)

thats all I can remember right now

fought fire in all but 3 states ohio, nebraska, and alabama, and went to australia, spain, canada, mexico, new zealand, russia, china and argentina to fight fires as well.

worked for nasa for 6 months during the shuttle disaster, that was cool

since I have been nack from Iraq and out of the hospital I have been dabbling here and there but mostly just riding the dirt bikes and the downhill bike and doing a road bike trip every month across the country, I will be in new york next month.
 
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Arkayne

I come bearing GIFs
May 10, 2005
3,745
12
SoCal
Warehouse shipping/receiving clerk
Auto mechanic
Costco deli/cart pusher/stocker
currently in IT.
 
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G-Cracker

Monkey
May 2, 2002
528
0
Tucson, beatch!
Mine is pretty lame, starting from my first job

- Cashier - McDonalds
- Stocker/Cashier - Drug store
- Stocker - Used Bookstore
- Field Hand - Equestrian Center (cleaned stalls, stocked hay, dug ditches, etc)
- Graphic Designer - Non-profit Association
- Graphic Designer - Non-profit Association
- Freelance Graphic Designer
- Graphic Designer - Ad Agency - current
- Freelance Graphic Designer - current
 

Da Peach

Outwitted by a rodent
Jul 2, 2002
12,563
1,856
North Van
Paperboy
Part-time bosun
Dishpig
Snowboard instructor (forgot about that one...)
Expediter in a restaurant
Busboy
Painter
Gardener
80 ton mining haul truck driver
Blaster's helper
Ground control tech
Superintendent's assistant
Gigolo
Logistics analyst
Buyer (worst of the bunch)
Construction field engineer
still in construction... when not on RM.
 
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jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
29,268
1,818
Portland, OR
Bike shop rat
Car stereo installer
Navy
Target
DHL package handler
Manufacturing tech (intel)
Field Service Tech (video games at Discovery Zone)
Tech Support (Netscape 2.0)
Software QA (Intel)
Software QA (Rational Software)
Software QA (Network Computing Devices)
Software QA (McAfee)
Software QA (Flatrock)
Software QA (Corillian)
Software QA (Transcore)
Tow Truck Driver (Anderson Towing)
Information Security Officer (US Army)
Signal Officer (US Army)
Software QA (Intel)
Software QA (MTI)
Software QA (Chockstone)
Software QA (C-Cor)
Software QA (Tarot.com)
Software QA (Arris)
Interviewed for Software QA today at Vero, and phone interview at Plexis Health Systems in Ashland.

<edit> I am working on getting my business license with the hopes of building motos full time in Ashland next year. I am tired of working for the man.
 
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maddog17

Turbo Monkey
Jan 20, 2008
2,777
86
Methuen, Mass. U.S.A.
first job was working in a kitchen. Hilltop Steakhouse in Saugus Mass.
supermarket. Cerratani's in Revere Mass. started as a carriage boy, became a bagger then off to Produce clerk.
cut lawn at a dentist office my mom worked at.
worked one day at a retirement home in the kitchen. went back to the supermarket a day or so later
Sears in commission sales
Hunt Photo. photo sales then to shipping and became the mgr.
part time with a caterer on weekends for a couple of years
TJ Maxx for the last 10 yrs until they fired me
part time for Galyans/Dicks sporting goods. recently went back to work for them part time selling bikes/ski's. no commission anymore but it isn't as stressfull like it used to be.

that's it. i tend to stay put at jobs for lengthy times. 10 yrs with Hunts, 10 with TJ's.
 

manimal

Ociffer Tackleberry
Feb 27, 2002
7,214
14
Blindly running into cactus
bus boy (orlando,fl)
waiter (orlando,fl)
gopher boy at green house (apopka,fl)
wood lot at green house (apopka,fl)
waiter (eustis,fl)
medieval times (kissimme,fl)
disney (orlando,fl)
landscaper (orlando)
bike shop wrench (new smyrna beach,fl)
marine (mostly SoCal and deployed)
bike shop wrench (santa ana,ca)
dad
door-to-door sales (winston salem,nc)
mortgage insurance (winston salem,nc)
high end custom pool builder (orlando,fl)
insurance claims rep (winston salem,nc)
spacewalk inflatables delivery (winston salem,nc)
cop (high point,nc)
 
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Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
36,369
3,122
Sleazattle
Department Store Clerk (poughkeepsie NY)
Roofer/carpenter (Cozad NE)
Dish Washer (Potsdam NY)
Cat Killer/dog walker at an animal shelter (Potsdam NY)
Painter (Potsdam NY)
Field Service Engineer (Western Hemisphere)
Tech Support Engineer (Charlottesville VA)
Application Engineer (Charlottesville VA)
Product Manager (Charlottesville VA)
 

DirtMcGirk

<b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm
Feb 21, 2008
6,417
0
Oz
Bus Boy
Summer camp counselor
Sears Sales Clerk
Macy's Sales clerk
Planned Parenthood abstinence counselor
Telemarketer
Family photographer
Photographer
Snowboard instructor
Snowboarder
10th grade English teacher
Pizza cook
Bike shop manager
Law clerk
Analyst
Lawyer
Analyst
Snowboard school director
Lawyer
Fixer
Analyst
Business owner.
 

I Are Baboon

Run, Forrest, Run!
Aug 6, 2001
29,188
1,619
MTB New England
Not too many for me. I like comfort and continuity.

Paperboy (started at 13...three routes...Harford Courant)
Grocery store clerk (15 years old)
Garden tools assembler
Assistant manager for indoor sports center (batting cages, driving range, arcade, sports memorabilia dealer)
Warehouse lackey (Frito-Lay...free chips of all sorts, all the time)

begin "real" career path...

Payroll clerk
Payroll supervisor
Business analyst
System administrator
Payroll manager
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
29,268
1,818
Portland, OR
What's sad is I like to think I want to stay somewhere, but it's not natural in my industry. I like to work for smaller companies, but they don't survive. I have also done a fair amount of consultant work that is usually limited to 6 months to a year tops.
 

Salami

Turbo Monkey
Jul 17, 2003
1,619
0
Waxhaw, NC
Worked in a butcher shop.
Delivered dry cleaning.
Cut lawns.
Work for Costco for the last 20 years.
That is it for the last 24 years.
 

jdcamb

Tool Time!
Feb 17, 2002
15,821
3,035
Nowhere Man!
Hitman NYC, Boston , Philly
Male Prostitute, The Bus Station on 10th avenue NYC
Bathroom Mechanic, The Bus Station on 10th Avenue NYC
Pizza Delivery Driver The northside of the ROC
 

AngryMetalsmith

Business is good, thanks for asking
Jun 4, 2006
14,381
2,178
I have no idea where I am
wood shop assistant
bag boy at a grocery store
bus boy
bar back
dishwasher
prep cook
front line cook
back line cook
pizza cook
short order cook
painter
bike shop mechanic
artist
personal chef
written proficiency exam scorer ( reader )
treasurer for a non-profit
hot sauce maker
bouncer ( professional dickhead, or exit specialist )
board member for a non-pfofit
web designer
metalsmith / jewelry designer
 

Wumpus

makes avatars better
Dec 25, 2003
8,164
154
Six Shooter Junction
grocery bagger
pizza cook/dishwasher/prep/doughboy
unemployed bum
student
grocery bagger
student
student worker
graduate assistant
student
commercial greenhouse grower
stay at home dad
 

Sherpa

Basking in fail.
Jan 28, 2004
2,240
0
Arkansaw
Bike shop
County land assessor's office
Financial analyst intern

Graduate in 2010, hopefully a good career will start.
 

loco-gringo

Crusading Clamp Monkey
Sep 27, 2006
8,887
5
Deep in the heart of TEXAS
lumberyard
carpenter helper
lumberyard
horseshoer
welder
horseshoer
cowboy
horseshoer
farmer
horseshoer
library assistant
horseshoer
farmer
horseshoer
help desk tech
horseshoer
computer operator
sales analyst
customer service manager
sales analyst
bike shop manager
 

Leppah

Turbo Monkey
Mar 12, 2008
2,300
3
Utar
church janitor (high school)
video game sales clerk (high school)
Groundskeeper(high school)
Packager
Fabrication worker
Labor Pool
Landscaping
Company Runner
Inventory specialist
Mountain Bike skills coach (1 clinic this year so far)
Inventory Manager/Order Expeditor
 

buildyourown

Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2004
4,837
0
South Seattle
Starting after college:

Bike shop mech
Framebuilder
Machinist
Toolmaker
Mechanical Designer
Mech Engineering Tech
Machining Operations Coordinator

Gotta love the titles...
 

CRoss

Turbo Monkey
Nov 20, 2006
1,329
1
The Ranch
Landscaper crew
Lawn mowing crew
Bike mechanic
Landscape crew foreman
Ski/snowboard instructor
Bike mechanic
Assistant Department Manager at Galyans
Ski tech/Bike mechanic at Galyans
Service Manager at a bike shop
Assistant Manager bike and ski shop
Sales Specialist at Lowes
Department Manager at Lowes, have managed all but 4 departments
Bike park trail coordinator designer builder
Snow cat operator
Terrain park supervisor, builder, and designer. My crew is me myself and the snow cat and the occasional instructor volunteers to help.
 

eric strt6

Resident Curmudgeon
Sep 8, 2001
14,459
3,621
directly above the center of the earth
oh crap doubt I can remember them all

here goes

waiter
grill cook
car hop
painter
construction laborer
beach parking lot attendant
Garbage truck driver
Short order breakfast cook
Line Chef
Sous Chef
Surgical Assistant [Dental]
lumber mill security guard
Dive Shop salesman
Dive shop sales manager
Dive Master [Truth Aquatics in SB]
NAUI Assistant Instructor
Commercial Diver
Pizza Deliver driver
Restaurant Shift Supervisor
Climbing Guide
Product tester Mont Bel
Salesman Bugaboo Mountaineering
Salesman Mt Tools
Sales Manager Graffix Timepieces
Sales MO Disk Drive Jukeboxes
Sales Casio Computers
Sales executive Future electronics
Regional Sales Mgr Grau Data
Sales REI
Supervisor REI
Fire Fighter
Services Director /EMT for an Ambulance company
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
14,077
1,375
Colorado
Bus Boy
Server
Pizza Store
Retail Flunkie at Sporting Goods Store
Retail clerk at Hallmark (I hate Xmas music to this day)
Christmas Tree Lot Tree carrier
Pool Boy
Bike shop Mechanic
Bouncer
Sorority House Boy
Retail Financial Advisor (for 1 month, no clients)
Retail Financial Analyst and trader
Trader / Client Rep at brokerage house (Agency and High net worth)
Financial Software Product Support (Financial side, not tech)
Financial Software Sales