Thursday, November 30, 2006

my very first TT header
Thirteen jobs I have had or wouldn't want to have ... ever, ever!

  1. I child minded after school each day.
  2. I worked as a barmaid in .... oh, let me see, too many bars to count.
  3. And a checkout operator at 2 seperate supermarkets.
  4. And a shelf stacker at a different supermarket.
  5. And I painted maps for the Civil Service.
  6. I worked as a receptionist in a Tourist Office.
  7. And as a teacher, in 2 schools to date.
  8. BUT, I would never, ever want to be a nurse. It's not the blood you understand it's the other bodily fluids / solids!
  9. Or a vet, ditto the fluids / solids.
  10. Or a sewer / drain cleaner ... can you see a squeamish about mucky stuff pattern developing here?
  11. Or a chiropodist, other people's feet *shudder*
  12. Or a holiday company representative, people on holiday having a good time and complaining, complaining, complaining to me. No thanks!!
  13. Or a headteacher, give me kids over staff anyday!

So, what about you?
Go on, tell me about a job you've done and a
job you'd never, ever, ever do!

41 comments:

i am jen [with1n] said...

I work in the restaurant industry, which I enjoy, but I was the Easter Bunny at the mall, and I would NEVER ever, do that again!

Happy TT!

kontan said...

#13 LOL I'll second that! The only thing worse than a room full of hyped up 9th graders is a room full of 9th grade teachers! Or teacher period!

Anonymous said...

I was a cocktail waitress for awhile and am now in my second year of teaching...love(d) them both.

Anonymous said...

I can get behind many of those. I couldn't be a medical professional because I'm wa-a-ay too empathic. I can't even read a medical thriller without freaking out over the descriptions of broken bones, intense pain from injuries, what have you. I'd also want to take home just about every cat I worked with at the animal shelter.

I did my time in retail-purgatory, and it's made me extra-appreciative. When the day's hectic and nasty, I let them know that I appreciate their help and sympathize with their exasperation. It usually makes them smile just a little tiny bit. The customers who really thanked me sincerely sometimes made the difference between a tolerable shift and stomach pains that evening.

DK said...

Ooh, great list! Jobs I have done? Bunches. The most interesting was wedding coordinator. I don't think I could be a defense attorney or a gynmast! ha! Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by my blog!
DK
http://aflyoverblog.typepad.com

Gattina said...

I could have been a nurse for children, but not a vet. I think I couldn't afford suffering animals.

she said...

In our family we have two "family businesses"; nursing and teaching. I feel the same way about bodily stuff as you do. Guess which side of the family business I chose?

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Not sure how it happened, but I am a restaurant manager hoping to be an owner/operator. On the way I have...

grocery bagger/cashier/service manager
youth minister
video store manager
pizza driver
accounting clerk
marketing assistant
PBX operator
valet parking attendant
freelance photographer
promotions intern for a radio station
pharmaceutical rep
christian bookstore manager
waiter (2 weeks)
convenience store manager (overnights)

all this and I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. I do a lot of relating to the public. :)

scribbit said...

Didn't know there was such a thing as a chiropodiatrist or however you spell it.

Chelle Y. said...

I don't like other people's feet either! I taught 7th-11th grade history and math for nine years!

mar said...

I am with you with the nurse or vet for your very same clear reasons, lol!
I couldn't be a teacher, I lack patience!!

Anonymous said...

I just want to get paid for sitting on my rear and blogging all day :)

Nadiah Alwi said...

Interesting list :D Thanks for the visit...

Duchess said...

File Clerk! first job at age 17. Large Insurance Comp. and would never, ever do that again

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I couldn't be a vet more because of seeing animals sick or hurt. I have cats so I clean up pooh more times than I can count.

Happy TT

Knitting Maniac said...

I would have to agree with you on #10. There is a show here called Dirty Jobs where this guy is called upon to work a dirty job. One was a sewer inspector in San Francisco. No way, no how.

And it is my FIRM belief that EVERYone should have to be a sever in a restaurant. It will make everyone value their service, and appreciate the tip a lot more.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jane said...

I would/could NEVER be a nurse either for the same reason as you. And the sewer cleaner...just shoot me!
Great list.
Thanks for visiting my list.

Anonymous said...

Great list! I agree with you about the sewer worker. I hope they pay them well.

lrlwreath said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love James Patterson and NO I had not heard of that book, ok out to search now ;))

Sounds cool to work in a Tourist office, did you get to travel for free? I am with you on the nurse thing.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i wouldn't want to be a nurse, but i think i'd like to be a doctor, i used to love biology, especially the part where you dissected things.

Janet said...

a barmaid would be interesting! I wouldn't want to be any of those other things you mentioned either...

Missy said...

I never want to clean motel rooms again! People can be downright disgusting.

Stephanie said...

I worked in a coffee bar and loved it... I could never be a nurse (same as your reasoning).

Caryle said...

The worst job I ever had was at a shoe store, I spent the day picking up after people and straightening boxes. Boring!!! Even the discount didn't make it worth it.

A job I'd never want? Medical of any sort. I'm squeamish and I cry too easily because things make me sad. (Yes, I'm a wimp.) :)

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to tend bar.

Being a in a store open to the public is my favorite occupation.

Thanks for sharing & stopping by.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Great idea...I may have to copy you on this one sometime, though I think I've actually had 13 jobs...hmm...now you've got me thinking.

Like you, I've taught and I would never want to be a nurse!! God bless 'em all. :)

Janene said...

I hate hospitals ~ so I'm totally with you on the nurse/doctor thing. I couldn't be around sick people all day...it would turn me into such a hypocondriac (not sure about that spelling)

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Thursday!

Mitch said...

Great list... the hardest job I every I took right out of highschool and did for six years before I quite and went to collage. I was a Coal Miner in underground mine.

Thanks for the read. MItch

http://aflyoverblog.typepad.com/finding_your_path/

Eve said...

great list!! I completely agree, I wouldnt want to do those either!

kristarella said...

Painting maps is something I've not heard of.

I think that I don't mind the nursing and yuck as much because you have to wear gloves and coats and stuff where as working in a bar (or in my case Starbucks) you get covered in stale coffee/beer and old food and stuff but you're not required to wear gloves and stuff.

Anonymous said...

I started child minding when I was 10yrs old & I still love it!

I couldn't ever work in a slaughter house. Never, ever!!!

Anonymous said...

enjoyed reading your blog! happy Thursday! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a teacher--and I second the admin/headteacher comment! No way I want to be in charge--especially of people like me! (Although my two previous jobs (waitress and horseback rider) were fun--they just didn't pay enough--which is a laugh coming from someone who is now a public school teacher!)

Anonymous said...

Definitely nothing involoving bodily substances, absolutely nothing to do with feet (claws are prettier.... Actually come to think of it, nothing at all to do with humans... oops!

Anonymous said...

I've actually had a few of those jobs...but I agree with the ones you wouldn't want...neither would I.
Happy TT. :-)

YellowRose said...

I like my job......Domestic Goddess....it suits me just fine! ;)

Thanks for stopping by the "garden!"

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Anonymous said...

My first job at 14, on Saturdays and evenings, was at a vet and I loved it. I wanted to be a vet but was put off by the 6 years at University! I've had quite a few jobs like yours along the way, but I'm now co-owner of a Social Enterprise, raising awraeness and money for cancer charities. I really love it- and more than the vet's job!

Anonymous said...

I could never be a surgeon -- too much pressure. I'm a software engineer and no bug of mine has ever killed anybody... that I know of, anyway. :/

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog.

One job I wouldn't want to have is school bus driver, cafeteria worker, or custodian. The kids take advantage of these people all the time.

I enjoyed looking at your electronic scrapbook page. I need to check into that. It looks like fun.

J-Dawg's Realm said...

This was a riot!!! So glad I am making a committment to stop by everyone's page who leaves a comment. You never know who you will find out there. My mom is from Huntington Cambridge England :)

J