So here we are – 5 jobs I’ve held over the years.
1. Hollywood Video – shift manager
I have to say, this was probably one of my all-time favorite jobs ever. I started working here the summer before college and continued throughout college on my breaks. I started off an associate, sitting on counters, watching movies, giving others my very honest opinion about the movies (which I have always watched way too many of). Then, after some time (maybe a summer?), I moved up to be a shift manager – someone who opened or closed the store, counted up the cash, etc. I loved every single moment of that job. Especially that unlimited free rentals and free promo t-shirts. Sometimes I still miss this job.
2. Friendly’s – waitress
I had a love-hate relationship with this job. I loved the fun environment, the awesome co-workers, and the free food. I did not like the horrible assistant manager that once tried to grab my butt (I slapped him), the nasty food smell, and the 20 or so pounds I gained while working there.
3. Used car lot – umm...car babysitter?
This job was ridiculous. I got paid $10/hour to do my homework on the hood of a car in a used-car dealership. The owner would have to go on long trips to pick up a car he purchased and I, along with one of my very close friends, used to have to babysit the cars. If someone came in to test-drive a car, we were responsible for jump-starting it a few minutes before and letting it run to charge up the battery.
4. Skin care small company – label applier?
My bff in high school (not Inna) and I worked in the basement of one of my neighbors putting labels on bottles of lotion and making up gift baskets. Basically, for about 2 hours after school a couple of days a week, this chicky and I sat in a room, played music, chit-chatted and giggled while doing some mindless work. It was a good time!
5. Jo-Ann Fabrics – various positions
Oh Jo-Ann. I miss you so. I loved this job. I loved the handful of elderly ladies that I worked with. I loved the crafts. I loved the discount. I loved that it was in a mall that was walking distance from my house. I loved our Sunday night movie nights (yes, I went to the movies with a bunch of way-older-ladies who made fun of me for hanging out with them). I loved every single moment of this place.
Alright, let’s hear yours:
a. What’s the funnest(that’s not a word, but I’m going with it) job you had?
b. What’s the most boring job you had?
c. What’s the most stressful job you had?
d. What’s the most laid back job you had?
e. What’s the craziest job you had?
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