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Posted 10/3/16
Farming handed down to me by generations keep it in the family.
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Posted 10/3/16
Still a student and desperately hiding from adult responsibility in the dank dark university libraries of a random campus.
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Mac driver at a printing company. I was layed off for about a year until i found this job 40 miles away from home. That was 12 years ago, still commuting.
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Posted 10/3/16
My first job was at a super Market (and boy it was literally the worst time of my life.) My best friend knew the hiring manager and she had just gotten a job there. I told her to help me get a job there and boom i got one without even getting and interview.
My second job was working for my neighbor. You know that saying where you shouldnt work for friends or family? Yea. Dont
And my current job now is at a department store. I filled out like 17 applications for so many different jobs on a job website and this one finally came up. I really dont like working retail but it seems like its the only option as of right now.
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Posted 10/5/16
I teach GRE/LSAT/SAT/ACT classes and do tutoring too. I found the job on craigslist... lol. It pays 25/hour while I'm teaching or tutoring which is decent but I'm starting to realize I'm getting a bit screwed. Most independent tutors charge more like 40/hour, and I don't get any benefits. So I'm going to start applying for other stuff soon.

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I am a medical assistant. Before that I was a cancer caregiver. I interviewed for being a MA and passed with flying colors. My experience and bachelors in biology aided their decision in hiring me. Now I treat patients and assist the doctors.
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Posted 10/5/16

L7D wrote:

Farming handed down to me by generations keep it in the family.


that's really cool

im being serious
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Posted 10/5/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:

Re: What do you guys do for a living?

How did you get your current job?


smoking and weed drinking beer led me to meeting my neighbor and about a three weeks ago i was running by with my dog and he asked if i still didn't have a job and started working with him, it's nice to make some $ again
we just build decks and do flooring and wheveter else (general contracting.
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Posted 10/5/16

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I work as a senior programmer/analyst for a financial institution. I got the job because the financial institution I worked for as the IT rep (title was Network Administrator, though networking was the hat I was least comfortable with) was being merged into this new company, and they were impressed with me during the merger. Though, they were far more impressed with me shortly after the merger, because of other projects. In the prior financial institution, I had the IT job because I moved over from collections. I was able to get the collections job because I could claim "experience" from a week long job where I was collecting money from local businesses to keep their signage in local lodge. I got that job because some random guy ran up to me in the parking lot of grocery store (where I was applying) and asked I was looking for work.

It was kind of a strange chain of events that led me to the work I am in today. I dropped out of high school and got a GED, then dropped college after three classes. But, had I kept going to college, I likely would have wound up in debt and would not likely have as good a job as I've gotten, for as high of pay, in the career I have always wanted to be in. Even if I had, it would have been several years later before I would have gotten the level of position and level of pay.


awesome sauce, if only that could happen to us all
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Posted 10/6/16
I signed up at a few job agencies and told them what hours i want to work and how much i want to earn and one of them got back to me and hooked me up with a job that was just what, infcat better than i had asked for.
That was like 12 years ago and iam still there. But it's gone down the shitter now and will all be over soon so i'll have to put in efforts to get a job again soon.
I've never had to put in much effort before so could be new for me.
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Posted 10/6/16
I learnt how to do the job and they said I can stay.
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Posted 10/6/16
I sold my soul to the government.
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I sold my soul to the government.


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Posted 10/6/16
Account Manager here. The funny thing was that I actually finished English Philology/Studies and was aiming to be a translator, but in the end made a risky move and applied for Account Manager (once seeing a substantial salary difference). In the end, even though I was lacking of a professional knowledge at first, I still passed the interview. So I am selling outdoor wifi antennas for internet service providers, drone users and etc.
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Posted 10/6/16
I left my previous job at a law firm (don't be too impressed, I have no college education and I didn't make much money - foreclosure specialist) because my team leader had a grudge against my mother (who also worked there) and I thought it wiser to leave and keep my good resume than to let this evil woman ruin it. I gave the job a year and a half before making that decision, so I did give this ample thought, it was definitely not a hasty decision, even though I still had no job lined up, so I decided to get one I knew I'd be hired at right away because my cousin worked there.

So now I work at a Truck stop / convenience store. I thought I would despise it and sometimes I do, but I do have a lot more fun there than I expected to, so I've been there for about a year and a half. There are far worse jobs to have, and the only real downside is having to deal with the general public. I'm not exactly short tempered, but I do demand a base level of respect and that definitely creates some waves, lol... it's fortunate that I'm pretty much always right!

But really, uninteresting story, but a fairly interesting job. I get to meet a lot of people from all over the country / world. Lots of them suck, but there's lots I'm glad I met and got to know.
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