what jobs have we all done in our time then ?

bluebeard
bluebeard Member Posts: 260
I have worked for shelter, the homeless charity

and been a painter and decorator
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  • markc1
    markc1 Member Posts: 253
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well since you asked:golf shop:record shop:motor factors:warehouse:motor factors(again):plastics factory:plastics factory(again):textile mill:sainsburys warehouse:somerfield warehouse:carpet factory:haulage:street cleaner:prison officer

    Not a bad haul over 34 years!Had some great(and bad!)experiences along the way! a020.gif
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    wow !!!!
  • markc1
    markc1 Member Posts: 253
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    delboy wrote:
    Newspaper boy
    Fruit picker
    Butchers boy
    Electrical shop
    Furniture shop
    Tile Factory
    Canning factory
    Chicken Factory
    Industrial Painter
    Steel erector
    Packed HSS drill bits
    Trainee Accountant
    Cost clerk for Chrysler
    DIY Shop Manager
    Garden Centre assistant
    Civil Servant (PSA - no longer exists)
    Local Government

    There's more but I can't remember them at the moment

    NOBODY has ever had more jobs than me!!!!!!! k040.gif
  • hedgehog
    hedgehog Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    wages clerk
    order picker wholesale grocers
    ambulance officer
    driving instructor
    bus driver
    support worker social care ,only just, notice of concern due to arthur and sick leave!!
    don't know how long I'll last, waiting for TKR.
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    whats a support worker social care ?
  • issymknight
    issymknight Member Posts: 99
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Paper Girl
    Saturday Assistant (sweeping floors)
    Telephonist
    Warehouse work
    Joined Royal Navy
    HOUSE WIFE (UNPAID)
    Bar Work
    MOTHER
    Foster carer for 8years mainly fostering babies and toddlers Loved that wasnt really job as You didnt get paid but it has helped in my experiances.
    Factory work
    Index Catalogue shop Cash Manager
    BECAME A SINGLE PARENT
    Ware house work
    Sainsbury's on checkout got brain dead with the beep beep all day.
    Cashier for food court.
    Remarried so HOUSE WIFE again
    Had new baby so became MOTHER again.
    Work for post Office have done for last 10years and during that time I developed my RA.
    GRANDMOTHER ( couldnt class this as work as I love it)
    Housewife and mother still even though 2 have left home it nevers ends HA HA

    That was fun looking back at my employment record.
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    well done , thats fantastic
  • annie_mial
    annie_mial Member Posts: 5,614
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mmmmm, I had to think long and hard about this........

    Laundry worker
    Housemaid
    Librarian
    Corset fitter
    Legal Secretary/Solicitors Clerk - did this for 6 years until my first daughter was born and loved every minute.
    Worked at or from home typing medical and pathological reports/rent collector/office cleaner while at home for 4 years with the children.
    Went back to college at the age of 36 as a mature student and qualified as an optician the year I was 40.
    Was made redundant after 15 years, so retrained again and became PA to the Operations Manager of an International Medical Emergency Assistance Company
    Made redundant again after 11 years, so retrained again and finally - last but by no means least - Trading Standards Officer.

    Annie
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    brilliant , well done all
  • caprica
    caprica Member Posts: 195
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Umm my list won't be as long as I'm a young 'un.
    But still..
    Waitress
    Street promoter (flyering monkey!)
    Front of house staff at a theatre
    Lazy student...it was a full-time occupation ;)
    Milkshake bar worker! (amazing..free shakes!)
    Film and television runner... getting lots of tea and coffee for actors. argh.
    And currently: Freelance videographer and full time photographer

    I love my job, if my hands give up on me my bosses joke we'll surgically attach a camera to my arms.lol Lets hope it doesn't get to that eh.

    Best of luck finding something you want to do. Even if it's only a few hours a week, it'll make you feel sooo much better about yourself. Sitting at home can be so depressing. (unless you have kids to care for etc obviously!) xx
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,515
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    chemist shop asst
    nurse (mental health)
    medical sales rep
    housing officer
    homelessness officer
    social worker (child care)
    social worker(generic)
    housing officer (again)
    registrar (great job marrying folks in the Western isles)
    social work manager
    children's reporter (current)

    plus mum of five and voluntary work for ten years in amongst that lot.!
    phew! Irisx
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My niece used to work in a Chemists shop. One day she had been sorting out the contraceptives, a woman came in and asked for some batteries, my niece replied "Would you like the Ordinary ones or the Durex ones" She never lived that down. :oops: :lol:
  • hedgehog
    hedgehog Member Posts: 9
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    bluebeard wrote:
    whats a support worker social care ?
    Hi, it's highly technical so replied personally, regards, hedgehog :roll: :roll:
  • bluebeard
    bluebeard Member Posts: 260
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thnaks hedgehog xx
  • cthornley
    cthornley Member Posts: 627
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hmm well i'm only 31 but i have been a
    supermarket assistant
    CAD monkey
    landlady
    nanny to 2 lovely little boys
    location photographer in LA
    Avon lady
    facilities manager
    architectural assistant
    architect....and now i'm also associate director YAY!
    I also am now doing my hardest job ever at the same time as the previous one....I'm mum to a fab but exhausting toddler!!
  • annebr
    annebr Member Posts: 730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well I am 40 this year and I have been:

    assistant in a fruit & florists
    shoe shop
    kitchen porter
    cleaner
    checkout in supermarket
    mortgages (all elements from completion to redemption)
    More mortgage work but more techie
    life & pensions clerk
    Software Tester

    13 years ago I set up my own software testing consultancy and have worked for about 15 major banks/companies

    penetration/social engineering tester - basically had to gain access to a (major) company by false pretences and obtain info via systems, papers on desks & face to face meetings with staff.

    Anne
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    fruit shop
    news agents
    barfiller
    neck linker
    pet shop
    large store
    finnisher
    presser
    bar person
    fruit shop
    office supplies
    (wife mother daughter)
  • annebr
    annebr Member Posts: 730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    annebr wrote:
    Well I am 40 this year and I have been:

    assistant in a fruit & florists
    shoe shop
    kitchen porter
    cleaner
    checkout in supermarket
    mortgages (all elements from completion to redemption)
    More mortgage work but more techie
    life & pensions clerk
    Software Tester

    13 years ago I set up my own software testing consultancy and have worked for about 15 major banks/companies

    penetration/social engineering tester - basically had to gain access to a (major) company by false pretences and obtain info via systems, papers on desks & face to face meetings with staff.

    Anne

    And I forgot 7 years as a barmaid in an Ex-Servicemans Club
  • colinone
    colinone Member Posts: 1,039
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ice ceam boy on one of thois bikes and yes it was a long time ago.
    Butchers boy
    Gardner
    packing box maker
    fruit packer
    computer operator in factory, oribiliss
    security
    soldier
    cheff
    bar man
    catering manage
    bingo hall manager
    entertainment manager
    bar man
    celler man
    manager pubs
    steward clubs
    Social worker
    Salesman
    wine waiter
    waiter silver service
    grill cheff
    Worked in moss the mans shop sales
    Cant tell you what this job was would have to kill you but it lasted 12 years
    worked in my mums shop for a while selling wool and baby clothes
    Had my own shop for a while
    market stall holder 3 stalls
    Had my own club
    Taxi driver
    Van Sales sweets and ice cream
    Coal man it was a great job
    bar man again
    Worked in hotel doing breakfast in the days of radio caroline
    Jobber in rail yard
    Marks and spencer food
    KRAFT chesse factory stacking palets
    Body Gaurd for a very famous person no no no cant tell you
    DJ
    Entertainment manager
    Dad
    Granddad
    Husband

    Cant think
    Colin
  • tanith
    tanith Member Posts: 175
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My list is very small...

    Shop assistant in C & A , remember them? 5yrs
    Mum to 3
    Playgroup leader 10yrs
    Printing factory 3mths
    Grandma to 7
    Ambulance Woman 20yrs..

    I loved them all apart from the Factory :(
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,272
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I don't think I have had nearly as many or as wide a variety of jobs as a lot of you ... but here goes ...

    I started work at age 14 - Saturday shop assistant in local supermarket
    I also did a lot of babysitting
    I ran a social services summer playscheme
    I taught English as a foreign language to students
    Teacher in mainstream and then special school
    At the sametime respite carer then longterm foster carer
    Voluntary work - respite care home for children with special needs, helping at a local primary school, for SCOPE (then called spastics society,) 2 years charity work in Romanian orphanage.
    (This list started chronologically ... but didn't stay that way.)

    Looks more when written down.

    Speedalong
  • abfab1963
    abfab1963 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well, I have obviously always been in a professional position!:-

    A Riding Instructress
    Royal Naval Reserve
    Ann Summers Rep!

    mmmmm

    :oops:

    xx
  • suncatcher
    suncatcher Member Posts: 2,174
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    School work experiance iwk in supermarket
    saturday girl chemist shop
    yts searching for someone who actualy wanted to employ people not use em went on these placements non of em emplyed anyone we were just cheap labour here goes age concern coffee shop assistant, sandwich shop and cafe assistant, sandwich shop assistant,assistant in nursing home kitchen,sweet shop assistant, pet fish shop assistant,
    left that went to collage did 706 1/2 in catering and did saturday job at a party catering place doing buffets and washing up.
    when left collage worked in factory canteen
    then a supermarket on till and packing shelves
    got married had child did childminding 5 years
    when daughter at school became a school dinner lady in kitchen
    for 5 years then left that
    became a qualified support care assistant looking after adults with learning and physical disabuilities
    became disabled myself now dont work. now a house wife and mom to two lovely kids. i bet your all shocked :shock: :shock:
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,303
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Farm stockman, cleaner, lab assistant working in a Plutonium fuel research facility, Health Physics radiation monitor, Manipulator operator in a nuclear waste store, Plant attendant and the Assistant unit operator driving a 500MW triple expansion steam turbine, then office bod driving a PC due to my OA.
  • sarahw
    sarahw Member Posts: 10
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My jobs have been

    veterinary nurse
    cardiographer
    tutor
    now learning support assistant
    :D

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