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giff57

Corn Burning Fool
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What cool or sucky jobs have you had? I have been told that I have an interesting background. Here it goes:

1. Re-roofed barns and other construction stuff for a carpenter
2. Worked at at factory that made packaging equipment
3. Factory that made tool boxes
4. Factory that rebuilt Ford engines
5. Blaster, truck driver, loader operater at rock quarry
6. Property maintence for a slum lord while getting BS in Wildlife Biology
7. Various temp jobs with State DNR
8. Loaded train cars with corn at grain elevator
9. Environmental Educator / roadside vegetation mananger for a County Conservation Board
9A. Above position was eliminated and ex wife decided she was a lesbian the same morning.
10. Sold plasma/drove bus/mowed grass while in Grad school

11. This job Planner/Webmaster/IT guy/ and whatever else they decide to stck me with for a small Iowa town
 

GeogPlanner

Cyburbian
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Most Recent
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1. Intern
2. Emergency Medical Technician
3. Waterfront Director
4. X-Ray Film Librarian
5. Lifeguard
6. Barista
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Long Ago
 
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Glomer

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1. Buss boy
2. Pizza delivery man
3. Down Hill Skii instructor
4. Life guard
5. Stock boy
6. GIS tech
7. Planning intern
8. City Planner/GIS tech/web designer/ code enforcer/etc.etc.
 

Tranplanner

maudit anglais
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1. Page (library worker)
2. Infantry Private (Reserves)
3. Assistant Transportation Planner (co-op)
4. Assistant Planner (co-op)
5. Transit Technician (co-op)
6. Office Gopher
7. Research Analyst
8. Transportation Analyst in a medium-sized town
9. Transportation Planner in a large suburb
10. Transportation Planner in a large City
 

Chet

Cyburbian Emeritus
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1. Bus boy
2. Waiter / Swing shift restaurant manager
3. Cabinet laminator (1 week - it sucked. Laminate cuts are worse than paper cuts and they fill with glue!)
4. Assembly line worker (at Harley Davidson - very cool)
5. Toys R Us stock boy (1 day - it sucked)
6. Dorm front desk attendant
7. Dorm Security (the only job I quit before I was fired from)
8. Dorm snack bar attendant
9. Sales, American Tourister Factory Outlet
10. Planning Technician
11. City Planner
12. Director of Planning and Community Development
13. Director of Acquisitions and Development for a suck ass home builder (the only job I ever quit without 2 weeks notice)
14. Director of Planning
15. ???????????????????
 

Repo Man

Cyburbian
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1. Newspaper delivery boy for a weekly shopper
2. Stockboy at Pick n Save Grocery Store
3. Mc Donalds (worst job EVER!)
4. Ponderosa waiter and cook
5. Pizza delivery and cook
6. UW-Milwaukee food service worker
7. UW-Milwaukee event and meeting set up crew (easiest job ever. Got paid to sleep, watch football, and drink beer on some occasions)
8. UW-Milwaukee food service worker (again)
9. Park maintennence/grounds crew worker (best job ever...i'd still be doing it if it paid better)
10. Optical lab assistant
 

PlannerGirl

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Shipping and Receiving

Night medical librarian

Planning intern

Water and Sewer plans guru

Subdivision Planner for City of 200,000+ in charge of Development process

Planner for City of 20,000 and dying of boredom
 
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kms

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Supermarket stock clerk - longest I worked anywhere (10 yrs.) - part time, $10/hr., full benefits, 3 weeks vacation. This job got me through school.

Volunteer w/ Soil Conservation Service
Conservation District intern
Watershed Association Executive director
E&S inspector for same Conservation District
Associate Program Director for environmental organization, which is turning out to be env. education
Adult advisor for girls' Lego club - the best job ever!
 

poncho

Cyburbian
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1. Fireworks salesman
2. Pizza Boy
3. Road crew for the highway dept.
4. Clay maker
5. Retail.
6. Potter
7. Outdoor Guide (Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Rafting)
8. Built Rock climbing gyms
9. GIS Tech.
 

el Guapo

Capitalist
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I can't hold a job from the looks of this list

1. Army boot polisher for 50cents a pair.
2. Freelance lawn mower until 16
3. Hauled Hay and assembled John Deer Max-Emerge planters for an implement dealer.
4. Bag Boy at Ball’s Grocery Store – The food stamp store in town.
5. Golf Course – Pro’s Assistant – I got to drive the ball pick up machine on the driving range.
6. Cafeteria Dishwasher in the dorm chow hall.
7. University Housing – dorm room painter.
8. Convenience Store – Midnight to 8 am.
9. Pizza Delivery Punk – Hated this job.
10. Taco Bell – Register Monkey and Cook.
11: Drove a John Deer 8820 combine at wheat harvest once.
12. Steak and Shake – Dishwasher – Drive Through – Grill dawg.
13. Upscale burger/omelet chef in fancy restaurant.
14. Mexican food cook.
15. US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal – Gulf War Veteran - Worked in 23 countries promoting US Cultural Imperialism.
16. Backhoe operator - Ordnance digs - Digging up live bombs with a backhoe - sound fun?
17. Soils Cartographer – USDA.
18. Graduate Teaching Assistant - Cartography.
19. Graduate Research Assistant – Ogallala Aquifer Mapping.
20. dBase IV Programmer for the US Army -summers as a civilian while in college.
21. Manager of a Seven-County Environmental Management District.
22. Zoning Administrator/Planner/Web Monkey for a County.
23. Web designer at nights.
24. Library Network Administrator
25. Adjunct Faculty for a local Community College at nights.
26. Planner for hire/GIS Monkey for an evil engineering firm.
27. Community and Regional Planner.

I'm sure I forgot one or two.
 

nerudite

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1. Cashier at a Paint Store
2. Layout Artist for the California Aggie (Univ. Newspaper... probably one of the best jobs I've ever had. I got to work at around 8 p.m. and left sometime after midnight... got to listen to great music)
3. Exotic pet store clerk (snakes/lizards/tarantulas/etc)
4. Legislative Intern (California Coastal Commission)
5. Secretary for UCD Extension Land Use Planning (free classess!)
6. Planning Intern -- Davis, CA
7. Recreation Planning Consultant -- St. Helena, CA
8. Assistant Planner, then Associate Planner -- Davis, CA
9. City Planner -- Oak Harbor, WA
10. Senior Planner (Development and Long Range) -- Vancouver, WA
11. Program Manager (overseeing Engineering Review) -- Vancouver, WA
12. Senior Planner (current)

Strangest job? Selling frozen orange icees at a Renaissance Faire. Ironically enough, my neckline tended to look like that of my avatar... nothing like the good ol' Renaissance fair corsets and push up bras. My how things come around full circle.
 

gkmo62u

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1. Dishwasher-German rest.
2. Painter
3. Funeral Home Casket Deliveryman/Headstone erector
4. Deckhand, a Hudson river tour boat
5. Painter
6. Intermural Sport referee
7. Sales rep Fortune 500 Consumer Products Co.
8. Rental Car Co. Assistant Manager
9. Intern
10. Regional Planner
11. Planning Division Chief-Current Planning
12. Senior Planner/Program Manager
13. Development Project manager
 
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My pre-planning jobs, in no particular order

1. Cashier at produce market - we couldn't use calculators or machines to add people's bill's - all on paper bags.
2. Waitress at various family and greek diner type restaurants
3. Door to door canvasser for New York State Public Interest Research Group
4. Taco Bell - E.G. Didn't you love the sour cream caulking gun?
5. Books a million cashier
6. GIS Tech
7. Three nights of loading service trucks for Sears
8. College Dining Hall worker - my bubbling personaity and proclivity for a heavy hand in the toppings earned me the "Fro Yo Girl" moniker in undergrad - people would come up to me on campus or at parties and tell me i was their favorite frozen yogurt server. hee.
 
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1. Mc Donald's cashier
2. Drug Store clerk
3. Hotel Restaurant Hostess
4. Graduate Assistant
5. Chamber of Commerce Assistant Manager
6. City Planner
7. Project Planner
8. Miss America ;)
 

jmf

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waitress at a resort
travel guide for provincial government
clerk at used book store (I think I spent more than I made!)
gopher/editor at a publishing company
assistant to an environmental engineering prof
contract planner for Plan Review in Labrador
Planner in rural municipalities
contract Zoning Specialist for wireless company
contract planner for Plan Review in small town/rural municipality

I went backwards somewhere there....the things we do for love!
 
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Stalds

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1. Convienience Store Clerk (Got robbed, 'nuff with that!)
2. Grocery Store Stock Boy
3. Printing/Labeling Factory
4. Swimming Pool Construction
5. Landscaper (Grass bitch)
6. Night Manager (Grocery Store)
7. Order Picker in a warehouse freezer
8. Forklift Operator
9. Junior Draftsman
10. Assistant Planner
11. Nightclub Bouncer during school (Federation Hall at U Waterloo)
12. Assistant Planner
 

Tranplanner

maudit anglais
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Stalds said:

11. Nightclub Bouncer during school (Federation Hall at U Waterloo)
Fed Hall needs a bouncer? Used to be the quietest spot on campus when I went there... Now the bombshelter, that was a little more lively.
 

boiker

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jobs

0. Newspaper Delivery
1. Dishwasher
2. Dairy Queen guy
3. Computer Lab Attendant
4. Grocery Store Bagger
5. Computer Tech
6. Intern - Rockford, IL
7. Intern - Bartlett, IL
8. AutoCad operator
9. Urban Planner
 

Stalds

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Thursday nights are really busy now, we have about 18 Security staff per shift... However on most nights it's dead, because it's not open.
 

Jeff

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1. Newspaper kid on the beach.
2. Lifeguard
3. Landscaper
4. Slave for an arborist.
5. Planning Tech
6. Transportation Planner
7. Engineering Designer

Ongoing: US Marine Reserves, Firefighter/EMT
 

boiker

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forgot one job

somewhere in there i created the parts manuals to those Vactor Sewer Suckers.
 

mike gurnee

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1.pizza delivery...until I got lost and short-changed in the same week...how was I to know there were 2 streets with the same name?
2.college (off and on)
3.part time at social security office
4.grocery stocking 11-7
5.state government photographer
6.marriage
7.college (seriously this time)
8.planner (metro area)
9.planning director (rural county)
10.planning and community development director (small town in SMSA)
11.development services director (small town-rural)
12. ammo caddy for El Guapo
 

Richmond Jake

You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
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1. Painter (fell off roof, no serious damage)
2. Gas station attendent (when they were all full service)
3. Architectural drafter (hated it)
4. College student (again, no serious damage)
5. More architectural drafting
6. Code enforcement (may as well been in hell)
7. Current planner
8. Zoning administrator
9. Principal planner
10. Planning manager
11. Small business owner (currently)
 

Journeymouse

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I've only had the two jobs, unless you count 'keeping house' for my Dad, and spending a summer looking after my sister when she went to peices following a (temporary) break-up with her fiance. The most fun I had that summer was watching her flatten the poor sod with one punch.

Anyway, jobs:
  • Assistant Countryside Ranger with East Yorkshire County Council - Summer job cutting grass, cleaning ponds/small lakes, clearing paths, resisting the urge to throw children in said lakes during environmental education.
  • EngD with Surrey County Council and Surrey University - So far lots of reading on civil engineering/road construction and decision analysis.
 

Cardinal

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1. Director, community development authority (current)
2. Director, non-profit community development corp.
3. Freelance GIS & economic developer
4. Retail site analyst
5. Commercial development coordinator
6. US Army officer
7. Economic development intern
8. Retail sales (several times and places)
9. Built storm sewers one summer in college (break from retail)
10. Tutor
11. Independent lawn grooming specialist.

nerudite said:
Strangest job? Selling frozen orange icees at a Renaissance Faire. Ironically enough, my neckline tended to look like that of my avatar... nothing like the good ol' Renaissance fair corsets and push up bras.
Ah, the Faire. A tribite to the age of the plunging neckline. I went a couple weeks ago. I loved all the women in bikinis made from mail. Makes me wish I lived back then.
 
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