Hello Sophisticated Spenders!
First of all, get your mind out of the gutter.
I’m talking about jobs!
I have had a pretty long work history. I’ve been on my grind since the age of 14 (which means I’ve been working for 22 years).
Here’s a quick list of all of my jobs:
- Summer camp counselor (age 14, Chicago)
- Assistant to a nursing professor (high school)-prepared her power point presentations for class, conducted research and interviewed focus group participants. I was caught sleeping on the job quit a few times! (Chicago)
- McDonald’s (high school-yes I had 2 jobs while in high school!)-lobby and bathroom cleaner, cashier. This McDonald’s is on the Chicago Skyway (express way). This job was extremely entertaining. We normally encountered people where were on vacations or (and I quote “Dropping everything and moving to Vegas!”) (Chicago)
- Dining hall in college-collected dirty trays and put dishes in dishwasher. (Champaign, IL)
- Target (college)-stocked and straightened things on shelves. (Columbus, OH)
- TGI Fridays (college)-Employee of the month twice! I rocked that job! (Columbus, OH)
- Brio (college)-Sister company of Bravo restaurants. Only worked there for only 2 weeks! (Columbus, OH)
- Pivot (college)-IT department for online life insurance companies. When you filled out insurance forms online, I would make sure all of your information printed in it’s proper place on your insurance application. Then I would print and mail it to ya with a million “sign here” stickers on it. I was laid off right after I graduated college). (Columbus, OH)
- CheckSmart-check cashing and pay day advances (First job after I got my fancy pants electrical and computer engineering degree but my bills needed to be paid!). (Dublin, OH)
- Trade Group: Day Trader-Traded the basis spread (currency futures) and the crack spread (crude oil) and some scalping. (Chicago)
- Realtor: My best friend and I were the only 2 employees at the company she started, Choice Chicago Realty (Chicago)
- USPTO-patent examiner-electrical engineering technology. (Alexandria, VA)
- Landlord (Chicago & Woodbridge, VA)
- Blogger (online)
- Mary Kay consultant (Ohio and now VA and online)
- Herbalife Health Coach (VA and online)
- Zumba Instructor (DC, VA)
- Insanity Instructor (DC, VA)
Your turn!!!! I’d LOVE to hear about your jobs in the comments below!