So Many Jobs While Most I Know Have One Or Two

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  1. Vinny Waccio

    Vinny Waccio Active Member
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    I have had an interesting life. Been to 21 countries, 26 States. Relocated 13 times and have owned 9 houses, New car every 1-2 years and now for the jobs:

    - Messenger
    - Wedding Photographer
    - Truck Driver
    - Insurance Sales Manager
    - Branch Manager for Logistics firm
    - Partner in a Freight Forwarding firm
    - Own business providing IT services when Desktop computers first came out
    - Manager in a large Real Estate Firm
    - Certified Property Manager
    - V.P. of an International Real Estate Development company
    - VP Administration for International Logistics Consultants
    - President of a Warehousing company.
    - Alternate U.N. Advisor
    - Conducted Seminars on behalf of the Dept. of Commerce
    - Paid Speaker
    - Co-Author
    - Private Business Consultant
    - Director of e-commerce firm
    - VP of Security Compliance
    - CIO
    - Software Programmer
    - Software Designer
    - Software Developer
    - Systems Administrator for Unix and Windows
    - U.S. Army Mobile Artillery
    - Director of Marketing
    - Operations Manager
    - VP Special Projects for Bond and Marine Insurance Company
    - Website Developer
    - Foreign Trade Zone Consultant
    - Licensed Customs House Broker
    - Licensed Real Estate Salesman
    - Foreign Trade Zone Operator
    - Director in a State Port Authority
    - Some I cannot recall right now but I have also run and established distribution centers, an all cargo warehouse, Bonded Warehouse, and Container Freight Station. I was a busy beaver often holding more than one position in a company.

    I have had a very busy and enjoyable life changing jobs and places I lived, as the wind took me. My life and marriage have been non traditional but a lot of fun with a feeling of accomplishment. Heck, I saw my wife on a train and less than 3 weeks later we were engaged and have been married 46 happy and crazy years.
     
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  2. Frank Sanoica

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    @Vinny Waccio
    Unless I missed it, you seem to have missed one valuable opportunity: you did not run for public office, the most lucrative, respected, and alluring "job" of all.......
    Frank
     
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    Wow Vinny. I worked in the same building for 43 years. A few different jobs early on but the last 39 years as a tool & die maker.
     
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  4. Gloria Mitchell

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    Your a man of variety .. I like that .
     
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    Beatrice Taylor Very Well-Known Member
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    Your post reminded me of this quote from Barbara Bush about her husband George:

    "One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring."
     
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  6. Gloria Mitchell

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    I started working at the age of 12-with my mother at a place called the Mini Bowl. Was neato place, with small miniature bowling alley lanes and balls.
    My mother worked the cafe counter, hamburgers, hot dogs and of course french fries, just to name a few items. the ole jukebox, and several pinball machines.
    Then we worked in a retail place Spartan Atlantic . But an officer spotted me one day, and claimed I was too young to work there. No biggie back then, I moved on.
    I have worked at many different things in my life- mainly due to lack of education. But always got a job, and kept me and two kids going.
    Babysitter and childcare of ten 2yr olds:eek:
    housekeeper
    order puller
    recepitionist
    in accounting
    senior caregiver
    worked at 4 different stock exchanges
    runner
    insurance rep for big rigs
    many retail places.. the longest was as a cosmetic advisor ... my last real job-12 years.
    construction clean up crew
    Wow I think that is about it, for now at least.
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    Gloria was it a lack of education...or was it a lack of opportunity to take exams and get a piece of paper which stated you were smart ? You're definitely not stupid that's for sure..

    I was ''educated'' and I was fairly clever at school, passed all my yearly exams although I struggled with Maths ... but I wasn't permitted to stay on at school and get important exam qualifications which would have served me much better in life, because my father was only interested in me earning money at the earliest opportunity , so he pulled me out of school at 15.. much to my mother's horror... For the first few years I worked in low paying office jobs and some retail...then when my daughter was little I took some higher education classes which ultimately resulted in me working for the rest of life in companies of which I would never have stood a chance without Qualifications.
     
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  8. Gloria Mitchell

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    @Holly Saunders ... um probably both Holly. I did not do well in school at all- however as i got older all the schooling I did get made much more sense to me.
    I guess I was a late bloomer in book learning. My saving grace was reading which my mother made sure I could do and enjoy. Back then several of my positions, were only for the the less educated female . I was not one to have need to aspire in the employment area. Not considered overly bright by my parents,housework and wifery was my forte...they just never counted on my having to do it alone. Lolo , I laugh, goes to show just how backward and dumb folks were back then.
     
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  10. Cody Fousnaugh

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    One of the problems with switching jobs a lot, employers do and don't like seeing that on a resume. Plus, stating why a person left each one. Then, there is the security of staying on one job and getting a monthly pension from it. Can't do that when switching jobs a lot.

    I switched jobs quite a bit, as did my wife, but less than me and it's just not a good idea to do that and keeping "retirement" in mind. Seems like most folks who stay on a single job for years, and actually retire from it, end up being a lot better off (financially) than others.
     
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    The Food and Beverage has 26 professional designations and I’ve held all of them.
    I’ve held 9 professional positions in the Home Missions field.
    Military...4 Military Occupational Specialties
    In construction ....7
    Paid and unpaid speaker.
    Designer
    Paid writer
    Artist (oils / nature)
    Craftsman

    That’s 51 but lest I should forget the most important job I have.........

    I’m a Husband with a whole list of honey-do’s
     
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    Professionally speaking, that’s probably the best resume’ thus far. Multi-functional doesn’t necessarily mean multi-proficient.
     
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    I worked for one company for 31 years and now have a pension of $150.00/month, LOL.

    We each need to create our own security.
     
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    Well, I knew a lady in So California who worked for the County of Orange. Ten years was the full amount she had to work to get a descent pension and she did work for them for 10 years. Now, the shocking thing...…….just after she retired from them and a month before her retirement pay would start, the County of Orange went bankrupt. Yep, bankrupt. She never seen a penny of her retirement.
     
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    @Beatrice Taylor
    For ten years service with each of two companies, I get a total of $158.07 per month. I always ask the lady at the bank if she cashes welfare checks........
    20 years, $158. Not even "lunch money" for a month.......
    Frank
     
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