Where are some places that you have worked? Did you like it/hate? How was the pay? Do you have any stories to share?
First job...Arby's it was okay! I have worked for the Dept of Safety as a drivers license examiner...lots of crazy stories from that job! Medical Assistant...lots of fun patients and some crazies, too! Now I do medical billing!
I was a dental asst. for over 10 years, two places I worked were million dollar a year practices and we saw movie stars and sports stars I loved it and of course the pay rocked. I have and still do work as a massage therapist but I have a selected client list I have done this for four years, my hands are not as strong as they used to be, with doing dentistry for so long and the massage and of course with the selected list of clients the pay is nice :) Then there is my WAHM job of designing ads and that is for a local paper and a few businesses on the side, the pay is okay I do it for something to do. Then my hubby and I own the lawn care company and sometimes I mow, pull weeds, law sod I don't really get paid for that it just goes back into the business.
My first job I was a waitress and love it, although the pay was sh*tty. I have worked at a few other places and didn't really like them to much.
My favorite job was bartending. Loved it....and the pay.
I've only had one job... and I still work there... been 8 years. I only work part time now so I can still stay home with my kids. I run production/samples and input the paperwork...2 hours a day days a week.
I was the manager of a hair salon when I was 16. I worked at Long John Sliver's, Taco Bell, Walden Books, KB Toys, Verizon, Bank of America and a few other places I can't remember. Believe it or not, the fast food jobs were AWESOME. I loved everybody I worked with and it was really laid back. The worse job I ever had was being a telemarketer (did that for 6 years for Verizon and BOA). I HATED bothering people over some bs product that was way too overpriced and having to hard sell people that I know couldn't afford it. The money was awesome ( i worked 20 hours a week and would come home with $1,300 paychecks) but it wasn't worth it.
My first job was a lifeguard in lake tahoe. I was 16 and made great money! $16 an hour. I have also worked in a casino as a spa girl, in preschools, and as a jantior for my parents business. I am now a photographer.
At university I worked in the school bookstore. It was fine, pay sucked, but hey. Gave me extra money for fun!
After that I was the Kindergarten/first grade split teacher at a wonderful small, experimental school that unfortunately closed right after I left to stay at home with my first. The pay wasn't much but I didn't need that; I did it for the love of changing education and changing children's lives. The school itself was great and I loved my job, but the town it was in is almost exclusively older people, not many kids, and not exactly the best location for a small, private, progressive/experimental school. Just didn't have a big enough pool of potential students to sustain enrollment. When my children get into their teens or preteen years, I think I may attempt to start it up again in a different, better location. I have the time and good fortune to be able to stay home and give my children a natural, delight-driven education, but not everyone does. I would love to help build a school that kids whose parents don't have that opportunity can go and get a radically different view of education and life than at traditional school.
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