How have you earnt your living?


floppybootstomp

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Don't be shy, what have you done to take home your living wage?

I thought it may be interesting to see what professions you've all entertained for any reasonable length of time.

I've had quite a chequered career, you could say, have chopped and changed a lot, I've been:

A finance clerk at Freemans the mail order firm
A trainee reporter/copy boy
Reporter/photographer incl court reporting
Sub-editor at the Exchange & Mart
Employment agency interviewer/salesperson
Surveyor's assistant
Van driver
Kitchen porter
Breakfast & Veg chef
Barman
Van driver
Relief manager for an Electrical goods shop chain
Assistant manager in a Hi Fi Shop
Industrial radiographer/Welding Inspector
Van driver
Electronic technician/Sound system installer and maintainer/Door entry system installer

And for 42 years up to December 31st 2012: Disc Jockey (fallow for 2 five year periods by choice)

Have had a few other things briefly in between engagements such as chef in a children's home for two weeks but I think the above is pretty much it.

Now semi retired but still sorting out and installing schools' public address systems occasionally.

Some I've enjoyed, some I've hated but all furthered an understanding of that odd species, the human bean.
 
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muckshifter

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err, OK

chief chicken gutter 'chicken prep technician'
RAF
British steel (wire mill)
bus conductor
bus driver
own business, computer art & graphics 'designer' (a lot of student dissertation work)
bus driver
head kitchen porter
coach driver
lorry driver
taxi driver
own business, build, supply, install, maintain computers
early retirement from the general workforce due to illness
government employee ever since

I may have missed a few :)
 
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Royal Marine
RAC Port Officer
SEEBoard white goods Salesman
Reed Corrugated Case Machineman
Reed Paper Industrial Fireman & Retained Fireman Kent Fire Brigade
Professional Fireman Kent Fire Brigade
Continental HGV driver
Taxi Driver
Kleenezey Rep
Security Officer
Office caretaker Kent County Council.
Like Mr Mucks could have missed one or two;)
 
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Grocery Clerk
Stone and tile installer
Commercial building estimating
Construction project management
IT Project management
IT Manager
 

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Labourer
Mechanic ( not qualified )
Silver Service waiter.
Kitchen porter
Grill chef
Back packer hostel manager
Computer repair tech type person.
Electricians mate
Hydraulic fitter

And since my accident in February I have been an employee of the DWP ( not foor much longer I hope )
 
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Too many to list, but recently within recent role as a civil servant i think i might have met Ady Webb!
I visited an establishment where i think my path crossed with Ady!!!
Did not introduce myself as i felt it could embarrass either of us.
 
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Quadophile

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Sales officer (selling home hifi and home electronics)
Sales Assistant (shipping)
Manager Ferrous and Non Ferrous metals (Import and Export)
Manager New Business Development
Marketing Manager (Wella Hair Cosmetics)
General Manager of a chemical plant
Photographer
Owner Of business producing marketing giveaways and brochures
Internal Auditor for ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management System
Night Auditor for a Hotel
Security Officer
IT Manager
Car Salesman
Insurance Agent
Sales Consultant
Audio/Video Consultant
Computer repair/technician
Driver for ride sharing company
Professional Driving Instructor
Vice president of photography club
Accountant for photography club
Quality control inspector for leather garments
Quality control inspector for Granite and Onyx products
 
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Agricultural Student
Tractor Driver
Farm Foreman
Farm Manager
Farmer/Land Owner
Farmer/Land Owner/Business Co Owner
Land Owner/Property Development
 

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