What Five Jobs Have Other People Had? (The Answers May Surprise You)

by Evil HR Lady on April 25, 2019

My first non-babysitting job (I started babysitting for the neighbors at 11) was fast food; so was my second. I’ve worked retail, been an administrative assistant, taught LSAT prep, sold truck bumpers and trained people to use SAP. I’ve run numbers, and I’ve fired people, I’ve coached managers, and written countless articles.

In other words, my varied work history is absolutely normal.

On Twitter, Shannon Bream asked people to list five of their jobs and the results are fascinating–and shows that the path to success isn’t always straight up the corporate ladder.

To keep reading, click here: What Five Jobs Have Other People Had? (The Answers May Surprise You)

Leave your own five jobs in the comments!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Denise Reeb April 25, 2019 at 6:33 pm

1) Office lackey
2) Graphic artist
3) Receptionist
4) HR Assistant
5) Recruiter & Training Coordinator (Current and BEST, although I enjoyed them all)

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Denise April 25, 2019 at 6:34 pm

1) Office lackey
2) Graphic artist
3) Receptionist
4) HR Assistant
5) Recruiter & Training Coordinator (Current and BEST, although I enjoyed them all)

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grannybunny April 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm

1. Social Research Survey Administrator
2. Social Worker
3. Divorce Lawyer
4. Family Court Master
5. EEO Compliance Officer

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Jim Grey April 25, 2019 at 10:36 pm

Radio disk jockey
Courier
Author and editor
Manager of software testing
Director of software engineering

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ray April 25, 2019 at 10:41 pm

1. Farm Helper
2. Truck Driver/Warehouse Worker
3. Student Union information desk/concession stand sales
4. Human Resources – Recruiter, Labor Relations
5 Director – Human Resources

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steven r burns April 25, 2019 at 10:44 pm

1. Farm Help
2 Warehouse worker
3. Truck Driver/Warehouse worker
4. Student Union information desk and concession srand
5 Human Resources

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Mr Lazy Bones April 25, 2019 at 11:50 pm

1. Third-shift, aluminum die-casting machine operator’s assistant.
2. QA inspector of hot, skinned, boiled potatoes at a potato chip factory.
3. University library assistant.
4. Technical bid proposal writer.
5. Computer Programmer

The first two were the worst of many part-time jobs I had before getting professional work — those gigs convinced me that hard, sweaty, manual labor isn’t for me. Give me comfortable, white-collar work any day of the week. The pay is decent too.

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Cajun2core April 26, 2019 at 3:29 pm

1) General IT
2) Programmer
3) Sys Admin
4) Tech Support
5) Secretary (yea, big downer here – Got laid off from previous job)

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Christine Dougan April 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Department Store (when you had to count back change!)
Dry Cleaners
Bank Teller
Lifeguard
Taught private swim lessons

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Rincat April 26, 2019 at 11:20 pm

1. barista
2. archivist
3. tech support
4. business analyst
5. database developer

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