This was an interesting question Karen Q posed and I thought I would ponder a bit and think about all the jobs I have had since my youth and what I learned from them.
Paid Jobs I have had from youth to today.
General Office-Collection Agency
Receptionist-Real Estate Office
typing pool-Insurance/legal Dept
General Office Claims Dept-Insurance
Bus girl- Cleaning tables/Washing dishes at a downtown Cafe
retail clerk-Dept Store
retail clerk-Grocery Store
Furniture & Deck Restoration
KP duty on Air Force Base
Dispatcher-Airplanes/Equipment for Fire Support Government
Teletype Operator-Fire Support Government
Statistics-Fire Support Government
Fire Fighter Trainer-Fire Support Government
Labor/welder-Fishing Boat Repair Service
Police/Fire Dispatcher-City Police/Fire Dept
Dispatch Training Coordinator-State Government Agency
Trainer/Instructor-State Government Agency
Substitute Teacher Dispatch Training-Vocational Technical school
Remodel & Painting Contractor-Self Employed
Training Consultant/Coordinator-Self Employed
Trainer/Speaker Consultant-Self Employed
It is amazing when I look back at the many paid jobs I have had that has brought me to way I am today, but it also isn’t the entire picture. I have had as many, if not more non paying jobs. These jobs were just as rewarding if not more so and have helped me become the person I am today. These jobs have enriched my life and brought more joy to my existence. Many of these paid jobs needed specialized education, certificates, licenses and degrees. Together with my non-paying jobs I have come to this believe is what makes us all complete and if nothing else quite interesting and diverse in character.
What I could write a blog for each job I had and what I learned from each and every job I had throughout my life. One thing I know for sure is I enjoyed each and every one of them.