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Old 11-12-16, 09:16 PM
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8 jobs since my sop****re year of high school. 16 years at my current job and 15 years with the AF Reserves.
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I've been the same job for 24 years, although under different titles. And in essentially the same job but with a nominally different employer for 3 years before that. I can recall roughly 25 earlier jobs, clearly much more limited in duration.
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I think I count 13 paid over the table, starting at age 16, with 12 yrs where I am and 5 at my previous stop being the 2 longest
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
I count 7 distinct employers (8 if you consider a short return to one of them in the middle, possibly 9 if you count working for a consulting company and being assigned somewhere as separate). That is since June 1995.

One no longer exists and one got bought out after I left (RIP, Sun Microsystems!).
We don't wear suits at Sun.

(I hope you remember that punchline)
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Old 11-14-16, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
We don't wear suits at Sun.

(I hope you remember that punchline)

Somewhere, I have an mp3 from an old Sun Christmas party of Scott, et. al. singing the 10 Days of Christmas and at the beginning he says it's a special occasion but "not special enough to warrant wearing shoes".
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I've been working at least part time since I was 16. I started as a dishwasher. However, I mostly worked in retail, which includes a toy store, clothing shops, department store fragrances and bookstore. I decided at one point I can't do the retail thing anymore so I went into computer tech work. I've been doing that for different departments at the same place for the last 18 years.
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Places? 14. 25 years 3 positions with my current employer.

Includes delivery, clerking, janitorial, general labor to laboratory work.
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High school through local college, grocery store, 7 years.

Cut hours down at grocery store for 2nd job during college, convenience store on weekends, couple years.

After college, current job, 21 years.
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First job: laundry worker, summer of 1984, just over 32 years ago.

Since then:

15 different employers (based on name of company on the paycheck)
20 different locations
17 different 'jobs'

I've been with my current employer for just over 12 years. I've had to different job titles at two different locations with them.
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Since I left academia? One. I hit 15 years next month. And I hope/expect to last another 15 years or so and retire from here.

Since I graduated, Three, since I taught college for two years, then had a postdoc research 'job' for two years.

Including all the way back to being a paperboy in middle school, and including all manner of work-study (like shelving books in the library), freelance (reviewing pre-publication academic books for english), summer internships, etc, maybe 20?

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4 different jobs in high school - 3 restaurant jobs & 1 office supply store
1 job in college - power company warehouse
4 jobs post college - all in IT, current job since March and will be looooong term. 11 years since I've been out of college.

So, roughly been working for the past 17ish years of my life.
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Including jobs between jobs, way way more than I would even like to try and remember to count since before HS until retirement.
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Betcha ain't done this!

Motorcoach operator, cabbie, driver ed instructor, librarian, painter (house), tour guide, body (car) shop painter assistant, paperboy (on my unbelievably heavy Schwinn Black Phantom), school bus driver safety instructor...

But the most memorable was as a 16 year old stock boy for a local W.T.Grant store (have to be pretty old to remember them!). I was chosen be Santa Claus one Christmas. Arrived in the parking lot by helicopter to be greeted by hundreds of "screaming fans."

Held court as Santa in the store for the for the next 3 Saturdays. The artificial beard was scratchy and very annoying, but nothing memorable happened. It was a lot easier than unloading trucks and hauling merchandise around the stockroom and sales floor.
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I have never bothered to count.

In high school i worked in a bicycle shop doing general work and repairs. After graduating, and being a big car fan, I worked as a cashier at a junkyard. I then worked for a family friend who owned bucking stock. I supplemented my income taking care of the animals by competing in rodeos in the PRCA Sierra and Turquoise circuits. I got a class A license to drive the big trucks that haul the bulls, broncos, steers, and other animals used at rodeos.

At 22 I enrolled at UNM, and worked making Navajo jewelry part time. Unfortunately, the pay was not enough to cover my tuition and other expenses, so I joined the Army and took advantage of the Army college fund. Upon my discharge, I travelled with the rodeo for a couple more years, earning very little, but meeting lots of cowgirls. The company wintered in Florida, and during the off season I applied for and was hired by a large police department in the Miami area.

After three years on patrol, I became a THI investigator, investigating serious or fatal car accidents (and there were many). My district was in the Northwest Miami area, not a pleasant place to live, and not fun to work in either. While working at the police department, I operated a couple of small businesses, doing house renovation and landscaping, and also bidding on things at state auctions, and reselling them.

I became tired of my job, and went back to university to get my masters degree. By chance, a friend of mine who had moved to Japan recommended I come out and visit. I enjoyed the country enough that I began to make plans to move. I found a job teaching at a university outside Tokyo. The university provided a decent income, with housing and transportation. That was about ten years ago. I also taught at local elementary, junior high, and high schools. I eventually left the university and went to work teaching senior executives in Tokyo's financial district.

While I was in Japan, I went to the local flea markets and bought junk to decorate my apartment with. When I eventually moved to the city, I sold these things on the internet, and surprisingly, I earned a profit. I then spent my extra time researching the market, buying more things, and reselling them. Eventually it became a million dollar business.

Now I work for myself at home, and have a few employees, and numerous suppliers.
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