Question of the day

jobsWhat was the most interesting/fun/obscure job you’ve ever held?

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12 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    Hmm, I’ve had a lot of weird ones but I’m not sure they were “fun.”

    For a year, my friends and I owned a plastic molding factory. Finances were bad when we took over, so we all used to work all night there to save on salaries (in addition to our day jobs). We would take turns napping on a lawn chair under a bench. I had to do everything from driving the fork lift, to climbing into huge machines and fixing them, to fighting all manner of legal battles, to cleaning the men’s john (I only did that once – grosssss). A minority partner, who was also the original founder, was working late one night and accidentally cut four of his fingers off with a saw. My friend had to find the fingers and put them in a plastic bag so they could potentially be saved. I came a little later and cleaned up the biological stuff that was still on the saw / machine / floor. Not long after that, we sold the business. I guess it was a good learning experience, but not one I would want to repeat.

    I also did a stint in a toy company as the controller, lawyer, and product development manager. Part of my job was to design animal toys and write educational tags for them. It was cool to see my name on stuff in stores around the country. So I guess that was kinda fun. But my boss had a mental problem so it was also very stressful.

  2. JavaQueen says:

    When I was 16, I got a job at an AMC Movie Theater that summer working the concession stands. I made a lot of good friends AND we had loads of fun goofing off. Also, we got to see all the new releases FREE. Each of us could invite a few friends to come up to the theater after it had closed and we would watch the new releases and eat free popcorn and pop – – we were only suppose to have 2 friends but our boss didn’t care and I’d invite 5-10 of my besties. OMG, those were the days. It was a blast, polyester suit and all….

    Looking back, this was really the only “FUN” job I ever had. Lots of great memories too…

  3. SKL says:

    I am just thinking I ought to keep a diary of all the jobs I’ve had in my life. Because my memory ain’t what it used to be, and I think it would be fun/interesting for my daughters to read it someday. I think most people would be surprised at the variety of jobs I’ve done (’cause I’m such a boring person outwardly). Nothing “book worthy,” but something to show Mom didn’t always sit at the computer all day.

  4. Tosha says:

    I worked at a dating service when I was a teen..

  5. javajunkee says:

    the most fun I have had at a job is driving a fork truck at an office furniture plant. I LOVED that job!

  6. nikki says:

    No fun jobs for me…dishwasher or housekeeper! NOT fun! My job now is pretty fun…most of the time!

  7. Doraz says:

    When I was the Branch Manager at an Appleone Employment agency and I got to deal with all the company reps and all the “crazy people” coming in to look for a job…they were not qualified for! Some of my contacts at companies I dealt with were “crazy” fun to hang out with! I took an important contact to Chippendales , because she wanted to go there! It was all about making them happy…and I had fun in the process! LOL 🙂

  8. starlaschat says:

    Hopefully my next job will be Fun! Gardening’s slowing down so I will be pounding the pavement again. I did a few craft fairs that was fun talking to all the people I also had a small store crafts and art that was fun putting that together coming up with idea’s for it that was fun. Other then that, I think I need to pencil that in for the future A Fun Job!;+) Gardening job is kinda of fun, but pretty hard on the body, my legs are so sore right now when I walk I say “ouch,ouch,ouch.”

  9. Sue says:

    Oh, for a fun job I’d have to say Office Depot. We all got along really well and had a blast that summer. Most interesting would go to Fingerhut. Anyone hear of that company? They were a catalogue business and I worked on the bank side in the credit department on the phones. Our customers were the high risk credit group of people that didn’t even know what a cc was! We’d have people apply for credit and their opening credit limit was $100. Yes, $100 and they were THRILLED!!!!! They’d max out and then couldn’t figure out why they were denied another order! It was a long day sometimes!

  10. Just a Mom says:

    I worked at the Johnson Space Center in the gift shop. This was long before it turned into a major tourist spot, now called Space Center Houston. I loved that job! There were only 5 of us at this really small counter and we dealt with hundreds of people a day. We had customers from all over the country. It was so much fun.

  11. mssc54 says:

    I was a Letter Carrier for the US Postal Service for four years in the early 80s. I had a “Park and Loop” route. I would park on one side of a street load up my satchel, walk down one side and back up the other, get back in the jeep and do it all over again on the next street. I added up the daily milage and multiplied it out for the amount of number of days I worked a year and figured out it was the equivilant of walking from Charleston, SC to Denver. CO in a year. I was in very good shape back then. lol

  12. Laura (LS) says:

    I worked as a Veterinary Technician (vet tech) for about three years. I went from just holding animals (it was a dog/cat clinic) to assisting in surgery and being co-office manager. It was an awesome experience – we had a great team, and worked for two great doctors who were always looking for new things to teach us.

    And on top of it, they were always up for a good practical joke – there was more than one waterfight back in the kennel area!

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