My Number Is 18. What’s Yours?

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photo credit ibtimes

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:

  1. Summer camp counselor (age 14, Chicago)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Dining hall in college-collected dirty trays and put dishes in dishwasher. (Champaign, IL)
  5. Target (college)-stocked and straightened things on shelves. (Columbus, OH)
  6. TGI Fridays (college)-Employee of the month twice! I rocked that job! (Columbus, OH)
  7. Brio (college)-Sister company of Bravo restaurants. Only worked there for only 2 weeks! (Columbus, OH)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. Trade Group: Day Trader-Traded the basis spread (currency futures) and the crack spread (crude oil) and some scalping. (Chicago)
  11. Realtor:  My best friend and I were the only 2 employees at the company she started, Choice Chicago Realty (Chicago)
  12. USPTO-patent examiner-electrical engineering technology. (Alexandria, VA)
  13. Landlord (Chicago & Woodbridge, VA)
  14. Blogger (online)
  15. Mary Kay consultant (Ohio and now VA and online)
  16. Herbalife Health Coach (VA and online)
  17. Zumba Instructor (DC, VA)
  18. Insanity Instructor (DC, VA)

Your turn!!!! I’d LOVE to hear about your jobs in the comments below!

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