Katie at Katie's Clay Corner challenged readers to blog about the various jobs they've held. She mentioned three. Well I surely can beat that. ha!
Since I wasn't born with a silver spoon, I began working at a young age for extra money. I babysat for years when I was younger. I was around 15 when I got my first "real" job. Since I grew up in Chicago, it was easy to take the bus or walk almost anywhere to go to work. This job required only a five-minute walk down the alley where I worked for a small caterer. I don't remember much about the job other than having to decorate pretty little sandwiches.
Other high-school jobs included working at a dry cleaners (creepy boss, creepy phone calls); Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips (loved the fish, but, ugh, your hair and clothes smelled from all the frying!); and Dairy Queen (can't beat ice cream!). Oh, there was the factory job too where you all you did was load plastic forms in the machine, pull down he handle and vacuum seal bicycle repair parts in plastic. Bo-ring! I also typed letters for an insurance agent, played gopher and typist to some self-indulgent pr execs, and did other office work.
Later I began waitressing, went to college, waitressed again, did some other freelance jobs, and then got into newspaper work. Then it was back to waitressing and freelancing (hmm, there's a pattern here. ha!) Next was fiction writing and authoring, plus other freelance work.
That's not every job, of course, but most of them. Needless to say, I have a lot of eclectic skills from office work to web building and various writing including pr, fiction and nonfiction. Btw, I'm always open to freelance work, so feel free to contact me!
** Your turn: Share some of the jobs you've had. What were some of the worst and best?
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