The idea from this thread came from a post on the career FF forum.
What jobs have you held in your lifetime? It might be interesting to see where we came from!
Mine: Junior High through High School
Paper route, delivering the Lowell Sun.
Shoveling snow in winter, mowing lawns in the summer.
Worked at Blake's Ice Cream and Restaurant...everything from washing dishes to cooking on the grill.
McQuade's Department store: shoe salesman (Distributive Education program at the high school...school in the AM, got to leave and work in the afternoon)
Worked a summer at Symphonic Electronics Company assembling cheapo stereos (boy, that sucked!)
Worked summers for a pest control company (Bain Pest Control as part of the ""termite crew")
Played bass guitar in a couple of of rock bands and as a part of a theatre group performing "Godspell".
Worked at a pet store in sales.
After College, pre FD:
Cable TV cameraman (Greater Boston Cable Television)
Bain Pest Control as a service tech.
Radio Sales and voiceovers (WGTR-AM 1060)
FD: Got appointed in 1981
Part time jobs since FD:
Stocking shelves in a supermarket.
Gravedigger and grounds maintenance for a parish cemetary.
Massachusetts Fire Academy 1982-1995, 2000 to present
Auto detailing for a high end auto body shop and a limo service.
My own detailing venture.
Free lance writing and reporting for two local newspapers.