First real job – besides having a watermelon stand – was working as a helper/stocker at a video rental place. I think I was ‘let go’ from that job for refusing to sweep an aisle with a customer in it. My granny always taught me to do unto others as you would have them do unto you – and I wouldn’t want someone sweeping me out of the aisle when I was trying to decide on a movie to rent.
I’ve also :
Worked as a cashier/janitor at a gas station – midnight to early am shift.
Inventory taker – going around with those hip-calculators taking inventory at gas stations, grocery stores and retail outlets.
Telemarketer – offering tickets to a country music concert for donations to a fire department.
Setup worker – installing shelves, aisles and such for a retail store – K-Mart if I recall.
Coliseum worker – setting up chairs and tables, event cleanup, furniture and inventory moving on a college campus.
Warehouse worker – going from unloading freight to putting unloaded freight on pallets to taking pallets to stock, using a man-up forklift, to pulling freight for loading onto the trucks.
Security Guard – I don’t want to talk about it.
Semi Tractor-Trailer driver, over-the-Road 48 states and Canada.
Wal-Mart stockman / garden center cashier
Furniture Upholstry line worker – furniture would roll by, I’d put my two tacking strips on and send it on past. Got scars from that.
Telephone System (PBX) and Security Alarm installer – running wire, drilling holes, punching down wires, programming. Three differnt companies at different times. Set up Voice-Over-IP, set up a call center, Homes, Businesses.
Telephone System salesman
Pre-Planned Funeral salesman (basically Insurance salesman, had to get licensed)
Appliance salesman at Rex.
I went to classes to sell Rainbow Vaccuums and work at Radio Shack, but didn’t follow through with either.
Home Builder General Assistant – I’d do whatever needed to be done, from leveling the lot, laying sod, meeting inspectors, power-washing existing homes, taking photos, doing a website, doing the accounting, mowing yards, taking a punch list, delivering papers, etc.
Corporate Computer Help Desk – taking computer related calls and fixing issues.
I’ve done a lot of stuff.