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Posted June 26, 2011 - 11:04 AM
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My first job was picking cantaloupe for a family we used to go to church with before high school.
Then went to work fast food at kfc (if you really call it fast food..).
Moved on to a telemarketing job for better pay (I know everyone loves those guys).
When the telemarketing place closed I got a job at Rural king loading anything customers didn't want to pack (job title was actually loader).
Latter went to Kroger as a bag boy.
Then to a saw mill as a drill operator.
Then back to Rural King as a loader for a while
Then I moved to off to college and got a job flipping burgers on campus.
Then came back home for a while and went back to Rural King as a loader, but got promoted to shop mechanic (spent a lot of time working on small power equipment)
Moved closer to the university I'm at now trying to get my bachelors in mechanical engineering so I took a job at Walmart in the tire & lube.
Currently I am at Lord Corporation as a engineering intern.
So you could say I've done a lot of different things, but in the future I hope to land a nice job in engineering when I make it out of college....
Posted June 26, 2011 - 08:06 PM
... too young to be retired
... but never have been fired!!!
(I'm also the poet who didn't know it !)
Laying all jokes aside in the past 5 years i went from self-employed in a cabinatry business ... to un-employed..... and now I have some greenhouses and buy and sell stuff.... I hope to have a small machine shop set-up by winter to do small part machining both coventional and cnc.
.... but I am willing to scrap all of the above if someone would hire me !!
Edited by MF14 plowday special, June 26, 2011 - 08:16 PM.
fix stupid spelling mistake
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Posted June 26, 2011 - 11:05 PM
Posted June 27, 2011 - 11:14 AM
I started working for local farmers at age 13 doing just about anything you can think of. By the time I was 15 I was spending my free time working on old worn out lime trucks for a friends dad. Learned early on I kind of had a nack for working on stuff.
When I was 17 I dropped out of skewl (yes I'm a drop out and I had to lie and say I was 18) and went to work for a survey company out of Iowa.
When I turned 18 I went to work in the local rock quarry. This was the highest paying job in the area at that time I had the world by the b*lls. After four years in the quarry I got fired. (I liked to stay out all night and chase girls and not go to work)
This lead to a long road of crappy jobs for low pay. Drove a truck for a while, worked in several factories, mechanic here and there not to mention many more really bad jobs.
Then in 97 I landed a job as a diesel tech for a large trucking company. This lasted a few years till I got a better offer. Well the better offer wasn't all that great after I made the move, so after several years I'm back with the largest trucking company in the country (I had to throw that in lol) and I am now the lead Journeyman Tractor tech in my shop. (over glorified parts changer)
Posted June 27, 2011 - 11:53 AM
Then in 1972 I went to work in a factory building Farmhand (brand) Machinery and did that for 14 yrs every job except welding and sheetmetal.
Layoffs eventually landed me with a Wholesale distributor(Nations Largest) of Consumer Electronics and video product.
Out of the past 25 yrs, I spent 9 months in video sales, 9 months in electronics sales and the balance in Customer Service. You could say I used to build manure spreaders, now I spread manure.
5 yrs to go and I hope to have my truck farm ready for production when I retire.
Posted June 27, 2011 - 01:30 PM
Posted June 27, 2011 - 01:58 PM
do you drink milk
SURPRISE! I'm a lifetime dairy farmer.