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Old 12-18-06, 07:02 PM   #1
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The Best Job You Ever Had?

Door to door sales?
Telemarketer?
Doctor?
Lawyer?
Gardner?
My dad says his favorite job was when he was a bell hop on a train back in Minnesota. He's a retired college professor.
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Old 12-18-06, 07:11 PM   #2
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Being in a country/rock band playing little ***** tonks in NM, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma.
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Old 12-18-06, 07:27 PM   #3
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From my limited experience, I must say getting paid to check e-mail is pretty cool. 6.5 years later, it still doesn't get old.

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You mean our forum janitor? Or a gardener?
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Interning for the Technology Department of my school.

I get a ID Card like the teachers, a NYS teachers pension plan, and an "advanced" minumum wage of $7.15/hour!

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Old 12-18-06, 07:58 PM   #5
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Old 12-18-06, 08:44 PM   #7
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I managed a boat rental company. Was heading out of town to work at the lake when everyone else was heading into town to work. Wore shorts, tank top and sandals to work. Jet skied in my free time. Learned to sail. Made tons of friends, many of whom where bartenders, so I never paid for drinks during that time. Maintained the boats in the winter, so it was year round employment. Just did not pay quite enough or I would still be there.
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Old 12-18-06, 08:58 PM   #11
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Old 12-18-06, 09:08 PM   #12
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Trainer for a large trucking company. Paid $95K a year and all I had to do was climb in a truck with a totally inexperienced driver and keep him from killing us!
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Old 12-18-06, 09:12 PM   #13
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Working on F-15 weapons systems was cool, and I got to see some fairly ****ty places. Oddly enough perhaps the most fun job I ever had was working at a gas station in high school. Was a regular old station with both self and full service, with older pumps that had to be reset by key after each transaction. Got to meet a lot of very different people every day, and got to flirt, a lot.
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Old 12-18-06, 09:23 PM   #14
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My job. Out of an average 20 day work day month, I work 15, and even then, not full days. Still manage to support my family, and my kids expensive MTB habits (or, maybe addictions), but, that said, I did do the 9-5 corporate thing until they drove me nuts!
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Old 12-18-06, 09:30 PM   #15
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When I was 16, I made $20/hr working the 9-5 + $6/hr to play with the equipment at home teaching teachers from small towns in texas to use laptops and palm pilots. Oh yeah, and the teachers brought me cookies.
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Old 12-18-06, 10:04 PM   #16
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Being the 2nd shift manager of a big retail hobby chain store. I was good at it, I got everything at cost plus 10% and it was a super fun job. The owner treated me great...too bad there wasn't enough money in it to make a living. Working in a bike shop would be the same way I think.
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Old 12-18-06, 10:13 PM   #17
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My best job ever, huh? I guess it was when I . . . no, that job kind of sucked. Then I guess it must have been when I worked as a . . . no, that job sucked, too.

Can I get back to you on that one?
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Old 12-18-06, 10:18 PM   #18
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I think mine would have to have been as a substitute computer teacher for 6-8 year-old kids at the summer program of an international school in Hong Kong. It was fun, the kids were great, and I was getting paid US$60 an hour! It was even better for me because the Canadian dollar was doing particularly badly at the time. Unfortunately, I only worked half-days, and only for three weeks...
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Old 12-18-06, 10:53 PM   #19
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Interesting how the best jobs so far are the ones paid the most at.

I loved teaching college classes - got paid next to nothing but I absolutely LOVE teaching. I'll teach again after this stupid paper is done...
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Old 12-18-06, 11:00 PM   #20
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Being a father. Long hours, great job satisfaction.
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I worked full time at a horse farm. It was pretty low paying, but I loved being around the horses. I also felt that I got paid to exercise. I was in pretty good shape: lifting hay bales, lugging water buckets, leading horses all over the place, mucking out stalls. This farm had a few baby horses every year and I enjoyed working with them. I got to train some of them too.
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Old 12-18-06, 11:43 PM   #22
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Interesting how the best jobs so far are the ones paid the most at.

I loved teaching college classes - got paid next to nothing but I absolutely LOVE teaching. I'll teach again after this stupid paper is done...
My teaching job was fun -- the money was icing on the cake. Lots and lots of icing...
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Old 12-19-06, 12:29 AM   #23
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Doing it now.
I teach 7th through 12th grade at a little private school.
I have taught in the Navy, been a firefighter (second best job) EMT, Vallet, ride operator at a N.J. resort. on and on.........................
One more. I was a rescue swimmer in Guam, got to swim every day as part of my job..
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Old 12-19-06, 02:28 AM   #24
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Fork lift operator and car loader at Lowe's in the Garden center during the summer in Florida...you wouldn't think it is such a great job...but despite the heat, heavy lifting, and low pay...there are benefits galore...women love the garden center...and all day long i got to look at beautiful women...also it was a mental break from my normal college routine of Biomedical Engineering (read...lots of math and hard stuff)...i got to turn my brain completely off as long as i didn't run over anyone with a forklift
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I was a TA for a summer program--day camp sort of thing-- for kids with autism. It was the most fun ever, as all we did was take them on field trips, interact with them, and make sure they were safe. The amazing thing was seeing all the different disorders that got lumped into the category "autism". The only kids that were anything alike were siblings... and even then not so much. I found that I was especially drawn to the nonverbal kids. A lot of the time it seemed like they were completely disconnected from everything, but now and then there'd be something huge to let you know that they might be experiencing life in their own way, but they had a lot going on inside.
I miss those kids.
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