Bees who met their SO's in HS/College, what jobs did you have then vs now?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

winterbride19x :  we met in university but neither of us worked because we did a full time professional degree (architecture) which left no time for work and in th UK you are eligible for a maintenance loan or grant.

Post # 3
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Fiance and I met our freshman year of high school, we were both 14 and didn’t (couldn’t) have jobs then lol. Now we’re in college and I work as a server and he works at a fast food restaurant. We’re currently in our ramen noodle and no cable phase and truth be told, it’s great! 

Post # 4
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My Darling Husband and I met the year before HS.  We were about 13/14 years old.  He worked in a Pizzaria and I didn’t work at all.

Now, he is an Engineer and I am a Nanny.

Post # 5
9733 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We met our freshman year of college. We were both 18. We were full time students during the school year. I was a lifeguard/nanny during the summers and he had an admin job working for the state’s water department.

Now he’s getting his PhD in immunology and pathology and I’m an adjunct instructor at a university one town over.

Post # 6
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We met when I was a senior in high school, barely 18 and he was 22.  

He was a collision repair tech, I was a student and a cashier at Giant Eagle.

Now, I’m 26 and he is 31, he sells automotive repair supplies and I’m a paralegal.

Post # 7
3426 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We met when I was 19 and he was 22. We were both juniors at the time. He worked for a debt collection company releasing housing liens for people who filed for bankruptcy, and also as a car valet downtown on the weekends. I worked a number of jobs — nanny, jewelry maker, and camp counselor were the main ones. 

We both became teachers, although now I am in grad school and back to doing the nanny thing. He’s a high school psychology teacher. Hopefully a few years down the line we’ll both be professors. 

Post # 8
2045 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We met when we were both 20 in our second year of university. I worked at the stadium serving refreshments, he worked during the summer at the university in his hometown (not our university) and he did a bit of everything. When we finished university he continued that job for a few months and I worked in a kids play centre for a few months. He got a job as a tax accountant and has been doing that ever since. I’ve worked in the utility and environment sectors, now I work for a utility company as an environmental advisor.

We didn’t do so badly when we were at university as we managed our maintenance grants well (UK). We had our no money period when we first graduated, I was on a quite good salary but 2/3 of my salary was going on to commuting and my husband was earning basically a minimum wage (they called it a training wage). We had so little money and I don’t know how we coped, especially now when our pay is higher but we don’t seem to have excessively more. It just shows how you can live within your means and as your means expand so do your perceived needs (although we do now have fur babies who cost us a fortune).

Post # 9
1159 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We met in college – Darling Husband was 22 and I was 20. He was working as a driver/courier for an armored truck company. I taught preschool ballet and did administrative work. We’re now a police officer and nurse 🙂 

Post # 10
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Well, my Fiance and I met while I was still in college. He was 27 at the time. No job, but I was interning at CNN at the time. He was a Groomsmen at a loan office.


Now I work at a communications/PR firm and he’s actually back in school.

Post # 11
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City, State

Darling Husband and I met the winter after high school. I was 18, he was 19. We met while working at Subway!!

He is now a sofware engineer and I’m a paralegal. 

Post # 12
65 posts
Worker bee

When we first met we were 17, and in high school. My Fiance was a pizza delivery driver, and I worked at a shoe store. 


Now that we have both graduated college, he is a chemical engineer, and I am a technical recruiter. 

Post # 13
49 posts

winterbride19x :  We met when I was 16 and he was 20, but I don’t think it was that much of an age difference. I work as a waitress making ends meet but want to be an actress some day. My SO works as a photographer. I think our career goals could really mesh someday.

Post # 14
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We started dating when I was 17 and he was 16. I was a waitress at a local diner. He was a prep cook at another restaurant.

7 years later, I am a speech language pathologist and a medical biller. He is a cook. 

Post # 15
9752 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Fiance and I met when we were 17, first year out of high school. I was at university, he was at TAFE. I was working retail (newsagency) and he didn’t work as he was at TAFE Monday to Friday. Later that year he started his current job (store person) for a small machine parts & repairs company. He has been there almost 9 years! 

My job now is as a tax consultant though I don’t have any shifts as it is out of season, but I do have a weekly PD course that I get paid for, until it finishes next week. Tax season is fast approaching so I’m sure I will be very busy soon. Fiance is certainly the one with the more steady long-term job out of the two of us!

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