Jobs I've Had, 16 To 65

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  1. Joy Martin

    Joy Martin Veteran Member
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    Many jobs and lots of good experiences.

    16 Sold Shoes When I was still in school
    18 Secretary at Westinghouse
    23 about 30 Married and wife and mother

    From there:

    More Secretarial jobs.

    Just under 10 yrs: Inside/Out Metals Sales (pig iron, nickel, foundry coke, magnesium and more)
    Electronic semiconductor inside sales office (10 yrs)
    Newspaper want ad sales (2 yrs or so)
    C/S and correspondent for Jane Fonda Exercise Videos (2 yrs or so)
    Admissions Assistant in Private School (just under 5 yrs)

    To end all my work life, FT/PT Child Care 3-4 yrs off and on)

    Jack of all Trades and MOST jobs have been interesting...

    Oh somewhere in all these I sold Toyotas for 2-3 days but bf convinced me to give it up,,,,,very hot and menopause was screaming.
     
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    My first job was a summer job after I graduated from high school, before going to college.

    It was at a scuzzy loan company with a scuzzy manager and scuzzy customers. I was only 17, not old enough to get "bonded". The scuzzy manager falsified my papers to get me bonded. One day we were robbed at gunpoint. Luckily, I was in the restroom the whole time primping for a date after work. I came out to excitement and police and much hoop-la.

    My dad made me quit immediately.

    None of the subsequent jobs were anywhere near that exciting.....
     
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    Who did you work for selling semiconductors?
     
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    Hitach America in San Jose, CA And I worked in the sales office with a lot of engineers who were major techie....I was not but it was my first intro to a desktop, the Apple Mac.....oh how I resisted....

    What wild times in that Silly Valley, the money thrown all over the place and divorces galore...not me I was already divorced....
     
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    I bought semis in the mid 70s through the 80s (lived through the 74S/74LS Shottky shortage), then worked for a $500Million PC hardware/software reseller. In between that I worked for the communications division of NEC America.

    I wondered if our companies may have crossed paths back then, but I was buying semis from east coast resellers.
     
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    too many many to count/list
     
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