Work It Baby; Work It

Published March 10, 2015 by lynn k scott

I bet when you saw the title, “Work It Baby; Work It”, the thought never crossed your mind that I would actually be discussing all the jobs I have held since I was a teen.  I will try to keep it somewhat chronological.  Hope you don’t fall asleep by the end of the list.  I’ve held quite a few positions thus far.

 

My work keyboard

My work keyboard

Paid Jobs:

  • Babysitter
  • Busboy (or girl in this case)
  • Dishwasher (restaurant)
  • Chambermaid (yes, that’s what housekeeping used to be called way back when)
  • Census enumerator
  • Waitress
  • Bar-back
  • Bartender
  • Line cook
  • Gas station attendant
  • File clerk
  • Case manager for developmental adults
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant (fancier title, more work, same pay)
  • Live-in maid
  • Party Rental Sales Associate
  • Department store clerk (several of these positions)
  • Cashier
  • Formal catering server
  • Formal catering bartender
  • Catering lead (liaison between caterer and temp agency staff)
  • Freelance waitstaff (private catered events)
  • Caterer (yup, someone paid me to cook for a party)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Avon Lady
  • Mary Kay Lady
  • PartyLite Consultant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Billing Specialist
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Wedding Planner (actually hold a certification for wedding planning)
  • Wellness Consultant with doTerra Oils
  • Human Resources Coordinator

Volunteer Jobs:

  • Candystriper (do they even use that term anymore?  aka hospital volunteer)
  • Homeless shelter tutor
  • Homeless shelter daycare assistant
  • Member of Soldiers’ Angels (writing to deployed military personnel and working to support their families)
  • Babysitter
  • Vice-President of the local Blue Star Mother’s chapter (1 term)
  • Foster mom to pit bull puppies
  • Volunteer with a pit bull rescue
  • Volunteer for Adopt-A-U.S.-Hero (more writing)
  • Coupon coordinator for some local ladies who needed to save some money
  • Worship Leader at a local church

I think that sums it up.  I probably forgot a bit here and there and will update if/when I remember.  Once you’re over 40, get married and have kids…the mind goes.  Actually, it makes a mad dash at an escape, but what are ya gonna do?

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8 comments on “Work It Baby; Work It

  • That looks a bit like my job history. I was amazed to hear once that the average person only had 7 jobs over their lifetime. That was about 15 years ago though. I don’t think turnover has been the same since the 80’s.

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  • Turnover has increased quite a bit. With companies no longer buying into an employee’s longevity and not offering anything substantial to keep their loyalty, many people job hop quite a bit. It’s rare to find “lifers” at a job or those who go beyond 10 years with a company now. If sales is involved, the turn around is a lot higher. Many of these jobs were worked simultaneously. I did (and do) work that keeps my head above water. That’s just my work ethic though.

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