Here’s a fun exercise that all you home viewers can play right in your own living room. Make a list of all of the jobs you’ve had.
Donut shop server
Real estate office clerk
Sales support staff at a directory publishing company
Shipping clerk at an exhibit design company
K-mart stock person
Secretary at a cruise company
Secretary at a market research company
Analyst at a market research company
Director at a field services market research company
Research analyst at a newspaper
Database manager at a newspaper
Marketing director at a newspaper
Media and public relations director at a newspaper
This list is in chronological order. My first job out of college? The directory publishing company. “Whoa,” you say. “You mean you did the K-mart and AM-PM gigs after you graduated from college?” Yes, when one comes of age in bad economic times, one does what one can to stay employed.
Worst job? I must say I despised K-mart. And the donut shop? Dude, I couldn’t smell a donut for years later without getting sick. Don’t fret, though, as I’ve worked my way through my affliction and am now quite Homer Simpson-like in my worship of the donut.
Most unique job? The field services company. I oversaw the completion of 8,000 40-minute telephone interviews with Americans from all walks of life. The subject? Sexual practices and behaviors. Let’s put it this way: I know all the clinical terms as well as slang terms for everything.
Dream job? The one that isn’t listed. The one I’m doing now. Does the job sometimes border on a nightmare rather than a dream? Definitely. And no amount of shaking
What about you? Care to tell us a bit about your job? Or do you want to read the musings of others at Sunday Scribblings?