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17/04/2013 at 17:41
We've got a real mix here haven't we. Be interesting to see what jobs we've all had in the past.
MineWasher upper in a golf clubweekend waitress work for my nan's catering businesswaitress / kitchen assistant for golf clubbar maid / cook for pubOffice Junior / Temp administrator / Perm Consultant in RecruitmentOffice Manager in RecruitmentOffice Manager / PA in Finance (Hedge Fund)PA in Finance (Private Equity)
My HWelder & Mechanic
17/04/2013 at 17:49
First ever job was helping my mums hairdresser (sweeping, washing, drying hair)
Worked in a deli at uni as my parents insisted I needed to learn the value of money after running up a huge credit card bill I loved working there!
HR Assistant while studying further qualifications. Once Qualified became HR Advisor, then Manager and eventually took a job at another company to head up their recruitment department but fell pregnant 3 months later much to their delight...
SAHM but have been getting myself involved in charity work as and when I can just to keep my brain working!
God I can just about remember! It's been so long..
Age 12 potato grader! Ha
Age 14-16 chambermaid in a local hotel, worked in toys r us, worked in sports direct.
Age 16 worked in a tanning salon
Also worked in beauty salon as receptionist
Age 18 barmaid
Office temping in London
Started hair dressing course
In between, worked in an office doing general admin duties
Worked in 3 hair salons
17/04/2013 at 17:52
Barmaid/waitress in a pub
Waitress at a conference centre
Shelf stacker at M&S
Hotel receptionist at 2 different hotels
Corporate reception for a science R&D site
Admin for a different part of the same R&D site
PA to the director of a children's TV production company (who now make Everything's Rosie)
Bottle up boy
(Have probably missed loads of his off!)
Cleaner and Shelf stacker in the local shop when I was 12.
Cleaner, shelf stacker, and till work in a greengrocers when I was 14.
Making salads, sandwiches and pizzas in morrisons when I was 17
Loading Bay operative at TNT when I was 18.
SAHM at present (from the age of 18)
17/04/2013 at 17:55
Waitressing for catering company age14
Assistant in Greggs bakers at college
Bag packer in sainsburys at college
Bar tender at uni
lifeguard whilst at uni/ college
Managed fund admin after uni
And now environmental health officer and a bit of facepainting on the side following retraining
H - shelf stacker in tesco
17/04/2013 at 18:14
15 - a bakery - great perks!
16-17 - waitress in a golf club
18 - receptionist for beauty salon - loved that job too
21-23 - worked in a tapas bar/restaurant while at uni - basically got pissed for free every weekend!
23-24 - recruitment consultant/headhunter (hated this job and the tossers I worked for) Then a PA for a finance manager which was sooo dull. Then I stopped to have my son and haven't had a [paid] job since.
No idea when I'll go back to work or what I would do. For now I'm happy being a housewife and mum while my H earns the money but this could change depending what happens and where we move to next.
ETA I've left off a fair bit. Had a load of crappy temp jobs in offices while at uni too!
17/04/2013 at 18:23
- folding invoices and stuffing envelopes age 10-12 (talk a out child labour!)
- selling Avon age 12-15
- Barretts shoe assistant 15-16
- trainee florist 16-20
- apprentice Lab Technician 17-21
- answered calls in taxi office 20-22
- laboratory technologist 22-30
- holistic therapist presently!
- paper round 12-14
- shelf stacker Morrisons 14-18
- head of produce Morrison 18-22 (while at uni)
- sales then sales manager for HP 22-29
- fitness instructor/personal trainer 25- present
17/04/2013 at 19:18
It's a short lst fir me:
Sat sales assistant in Boots - I loved this job as I mostly worked on the makeup counters
Trainee accountant/auditor in private practice
Assistant financial accountant at printing company
Been at current place for 10.5 years in various finance/accountancy roles and now a senior manager
17/04/2013 at 19:48
- paper round at 14
- worked in JJB Sports 16 - 17
- worked in a bakery 18
- worked in a video shop 19 - 22
- teacher training 23
- teacher 24 to now
17/04/2013 at 20:29
Shoe shop - 14-15
School cleaner at my school each weekday evening - 16-18
Sainsburys deli assistant - 18-19
English teacher - gap year in Malaysia
Uni holidays - sainsburys/ vacation schemes at law firms
Post law school - trainee solicitor and the qualified lawyer
17/04/2013 at 20:43
Filing clerk school holidays job at my Dad's office
Customer services assistant for 6 months in gap year
Student Liaison Officer for the Schools and Colleges Liaison Service - job at uni
Various temp admin jobs in uni holidays
HR Officer for the Probation Service
My H's is:
Classic Military vehicles restoration assistant
Barman - at uni
Did something promotion/PR related for 2 major drink companies
- quite a varied bag!
17/04/2013 at 20:48
A few odd days waitressing 14/15
Sales assistant at Greggs 15-16
Psychiatric nursing assistant, working mainly in acute elderly admission- during uni/PGCE
Teacher since 1999. Have held various roles and been part of the SMT - head of KS2. Now work one day a week with no responsibility!
17/04/2013 at 21:10
Avon rep (aged 14/15)
Sainsburys aged 16-18
Started nurse training at 17.5, left sainsburys at 18 and worked on the wards as a health care assistant
Nurse aged 20 (almost 21)
Sold single cigarettes at school 14-16 (he said he gave up the paper round as he did so well selling single cigs!)
Strawberry picker (he left school at 16, told fil he wanted a year 'just to chill' fil told him to go out and not come back till he had a job, he came back as a strawberry picker )
Supervisor in same place
Moved to same type of industry as a promotion but no idea what he did
17/04/2013 at 21:48
When at uni - sales assistant/shelf stacker in Iceland
21 - 23 data gatherer for personal pension review at one of the big 5 (at the time) accountancy firm - made redundant
24 - Marketing Assistant in a factory producing building cladding - made redundant
25 - 27 Accreditation officer in a professional accounting body
28 - now Manager in an Awarding Body
School/Uni - Shoe shop then Safeway shelf stacker
18/04/2013 at 09:12
Age 12 - Saturday work in my uncle's clothes shop
Age 16 - waitress at local hotel
Age 18 - barmaid at local hotel and local pub
Age 19 - Account manager for a finance company
Age 21 - Homeworking doing typing for medical company
Age 24 - Intelligence Officer for police
Age 30 - SAHM
18/04/2013 at 11:05
card shop (saturday job)
weekend wedding waitressing
Credit card company - debt collection, then specialist support, then software testing - made redundant
Pharmecutical Company - software tester
Clinical Trial company - software testing
Sfotware company - software testing - worst move ive ever made and i regret it every single day
AND im only just 27! and never been fired, crike!
18/04/2013 at 15:51
-Worked in sainsburys cafe
-Trained to be a Fitness Instructor
-Went to college full time to be a Beauty Therapist
-Beauty Therapist - got made redundant
-Worked at a milkshake bar, got promoted to assistant manager,then got crappy manager fired and stole her job hahaha
-Assistant manager at rival milkshake bar
-Beauty Therapist again
all very interesting haha
18/04/2013 at 19:14
Part time&saturday jobs-
Worked at a vets,
Waitressed at a pub,
Worked in the restaurant of a tourist attraction,
Worked on a children's camp in Canada (for two summers)
Painting an art gallery ready for its opening,
Server in a bakery.
Then went into full time employment & never left!
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