Jobs I've had: (in no particular order):
- Pie Baker (oh, the burns I endured!)
- Strawberry U-Pick Worker
- Donut Counter Girl (the picky people! i could hardly stand it!)
- Cashier at Kroger's and Value City (only for a short time...awful!)
- Babysitter (tons)
- Nanny (full-time, part-time and live-in...and I have lots of stories to show for it!)
- Hostess at TGIFridays (yuck big-time!)
- Candy Counter Girl (FUN...and I met Jeff!)
- Dishwasher in cafeteria (met some scary, weird people)
- Busser at diner
- Merchandiser for Nestle
- Gap worker
- Victoria's Secret factory worker (misery!)
- Icecream scooper (FUN)
- Candy striper at nursing home (awful and sad)
- Beer/hotdog girl at golf course (too much fun!)
- Spyer (that's what I called it...it was to see if people are doing their job right.)
- Secretary at insurance company (SOOOO boring!)
- Day care worker (eye-opening and heart-breaking)
- Summer camp counselor (FUN)
- Owner of faux-painting business (FUN, but lots of stress)
- Regional manager for water testing company (first "real" job after college)
Almost all but 2 or 3 before I was 24 years old!
They all taught me something....even if it was just, "I will NEVER, EVER do THIS again."
The ones I'm most grateful for are the nanny/day-care worker jobs and the nursing home job. Those taught me a lot about the importance of taking care of your own...babies, kids, parents. They were really, really hard for lots of different reasons...but I wonder if I would have the knowledge I have now, without knowing firsthand....that's what I'm grateful for.
I see quite a pattern of working around sugar. Donuts, pies, ice cream, candy....hmmmm.