Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #16!


13 Jobs I Have Had, Not in Any Particular Order:

**And yes, I can hear you: not my most original or witty TT, but hey, I'm trying to produce 2 billion words a day for NaNoWriMo -- what do you want from me? :-)

1. Waitress/Hostess (like almost every other woman I know)
2. Legal Secretary (sucked. Absolutely sucked)
3. Receptionist (I was 19, my first job in the city. It was fun and left me lots of time to daydream about other things...)
4. Radio Traffic Reporter (working hours were nasty: 5am-10am and then 3pm-7pm. But it was fun being on the radio and I learned to talk about 100 mph.)
5. Medical Staff Secretary (working with doctors is always fun, ain't it??)
6. Office Manager for a Chiropractor (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)
7. Billing Manager for Doctor's Office (it was actually fun and I learned so much about medical billing.)
8. Patient Coordinator in Pediatric Cardiology (hard. Very, very hard dealing with sick babies and little children)
9. Babysitter (my first, first job. The kids played and I watched "All My Children")
10. Practice Manager for OB/GYN group (I love to hear the sounds of the fetal monitors registering the little heartbeats!!)
11. Cashier (now this is fun -- worrying that the next person who comes in has an eye on your register and a gun in his pocket)
12. Data entry person (see number 6)
13. Cleaning lady (hard work and very little reward)

36 years of almost uninterrupted employment!!!

39 comments:

Hope said...

I've never been a hostess or waitress, but one of my first jobs was babysitting. Which one of the 13 would you consider doing again if any?

Raggedy said...

Fantastic!
I have done a few of those myself..
Giggling at your last comment..I guess you found your niche...
Happy TT'ing!

ellen b said...

Way to persevere! Happy TT...

No Nonsense Girl said...

I've done few of those myself!!!! Kudos at your 3rd week at your new job!!! Hope they get in the "adop a family" thingy for Christmas!!! :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Nope, never did the waitress thing, either. Too afraid of falling with my bad leg.

I've been lurking lately, Lara, but I've been here.

Kick some NaNo butt!!!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

I've never been a waitress, either! Actually, I'd have a hard time coming up with 13 different jobs. I'm rather boring in that respect!!

Nicholas said...

#4 sounds the most interesting.

Maria said...

Pretty cool! I've had a few of those. Waitressing was probably the most fun.

If you get a chance, head on over to mine to get your name on my list and check out my thirteen immunity boosters for the cold/flu season.

:0)

Maria
www.jubileeonearth.com

angela said...

Lara,

I just ACCIDENTLY deleted the comment you left on my blog about the deer cuz you cracked me up when I read it. Would you be so kind and re-submit it?

I LOVED it and did NOT intend to hit the delete button...was just laughing too hard which squints my eyes and I missed my target...LOL! So Sorry!

Angela said...

Never mind! I found you in the sp*m bucket, but I rescued you!

So, so sorry!!!!

Lori said...

Great list...so did you get to fly in a helicopter when you reported the traffic?? That would be cool. Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by.

Joyismygoal said...

wo i bet you are a fun conversationalist w/ all that experience

greatfullivin said...

Way to keep on going, I bet you part time as the energizer bunny! Great list. Good luck with NaNo. Happy TT

pussreboots said...

I have never been a waitress or hostess. Thanks for stopping by. Happy TT.

colleen said...

I only lasted a week waitressing. I was so bad at it. Being a night watchman lasted longer.

I just posted mine.

WorksForMom said...

YOU are a jack of all trades!! Whoa! Data Entry, I wonder if you hated that? :)

cajunvegan said...

Did you at least get a free adjustment every now and again at the chiropractor's office?

Good luck with NaNo! I'm doing NaBlo because I don't have the will power for all those freaking words.

Natalie said...

We have a few past jobs in common! :) Happy TT!

Xakara said...

Number 10 sounds great. I've wanted to work with babies and pregnant women for a while but I know I get emotionally invested easily and I don't know that I could get through losing a tiny patient. The temptation is still there and strong however.

Happy TT

~X

Nicole Austin said...

LOL! Oh, the joys of office jobs. Ick! Writing is so much more fun. :D

Happy TT!

Yen said...

WOW! Way to go! And thanks for sharing:D

Mine is up here;
Thursday Thirteen
Happy TT!

Deb said...

Ha Nice post, good one!
Nice Thursday post! I love Thursdays, Time to watch Greys anatomy , ER and then fall asleep. I just posted my Thursday post. I had my tooth pulled yesterday so Im still under the weather, but dont worry the post doesnt show pictures of my tooth!

Have a great Thursday!

DEB

Mom not Mum said...

Great list. #11 is a bit scary.

Lorelei said...

I've never worked in an actual "office"...but I've done lots of the others.

Secret Agent Mama said...

Very cool list!!!

Journeywoman said...

I've done the receptionist stuff. Hated it. Had to call people to be at the desk so I could go to the bathroom.

Tempest Knight said...

Cool jobs! *wg* Happy T13!

*Rae* said...

Wow you have had a variety of jobs the radio one sounds like it would be cool to do..I hated being a cashier for the exact same reason great list Happy TT

Holly said...

Ah, you are like me - I like variety and have done quite a few of these as well.

Great list!

Smiles,
Holly
http://theabundanceplace.com

Nicole said...

That's quite a list! I'm not sure that I can remember 13 jobs I've had... then again, I haven't had all that many to begin with. Happy TT! And good luck with those 2 billion words! :)

Believer in Balance said...

#4 sounds interesting. Did you ride in a helicopter?

Heidi Hyde said...

Whew! I'm tired just reading it.

-HH

tommie said...

Lots of jobs....I don't know that I have ever counted how many I have had! Great idea for a TT.

Thanks for visiting mine.

Ann Aguirre said...

Neat list. What was your favorite?

Chelle Y. said...

Those are a wide variety of different kinds of jobs!

Nap Warden said...

You know what, I have had a lot of jobs...but I have never waitressed. Weird!

impworks said...

I was a waiter for a very short time and I hope I never have to be again because I wasn't very good at it.

Interesting TT :-)

Tink said...

That's a lot, very interesting!
Thanks for visiting my symbols TT.

Kat said...

I've been a waitress and am currently a legal secretary! Great list!

Here's a meme I thought might interest you:
http://katskrackerbox.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/meme-eight-random-things-about-me/