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

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Post # 16
1291 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Darling Husband and I met my junior year of college. I only worked summers as a nanny and he was graduated at the time working full time as a software developer. In the time since we’ve both gone back to school and had more “ramen” days together. Now I work as a consultant and he works as a product head for a tech company. 

Post # 17
275 posts
Helper bee

winterbride19x :  We started dating senior year of high school. I was working at a Dairy Queen and he wasn’t working. Now after finishing rounds of college, he’s a design engineer and I am a public health environmentalist. 

Post # 18
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We met in our last year of high school. I did a few hours here and there at a local cafe for extra cash, he ran this cute little business converting vinyls into CDs. He didn’t work through college but I did. Mainly as a waitress but also at a call centre. Then I did a paid internship at Microsoft which is how I got into It even though I studied commerce. I know, odd. Now we’re 26, he’s an Electrical Engineer for one of the largest companies in the world and I was the Regional Manager at an educational software company until very recently when we decided I’d stop working for a while so I could follow my husband on an extended business trip. 🙂 we are relocating in 2 months and I’ll likely start work again once we’ve moved into and renovated our new house… I have no idea where I’ll work yet. Enjoying the unknown for now!

Post # 19
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We met our freshman year of college. Neither of us had jobs at the time, but throughout college he worked for the intermural sports program at our university, and for a research firm that did background checks on people. I worked various office jobs at our school and for a law firm.

Now, he’s an IP lawyer and I’m an ESL teacher!

Post # 20
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Darling Husband and I met in high school. I didn’t work at the time and he worked at a gas station part time. Now he’s a machine operator in a paper converting plant and I’m a social worker.

Post # 21
2629 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

My Fiance and I met when I just turned 22 and he was 27. I was almost done with college. When we met, I was a waitress/hostess/barback at the restaurant I’d been working at since I was 16. He was a Sales Rep at Sprint. 

Now I’m a part time nanny and part time corporate recruiter. He is a Sales Manager for a solar company. 

It’s crazy how much can change! That was over 3 years ago smile

Post # 22
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I was 19 he was 21 when we started dating. I was in college fulltime and worked as a supervisor at a grocerystore 30h a week. He was a supervisor and sales associate at an electronics store. 11 years later I work in insurance and he is a welder for a nuclear power plant. 

Post # 23
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We 15/16 when we met – I babysat at the time and he didn’t work. After I turned 16, I worked at the local movie theater, but his parents didn’t want him to work during highschool.

During college, I had a various summer/holiday break jobs and internships; Darling Husband worked for a landscaping company during those years.

Now, I’m a magazine editor and Darling Husband is working on his MS in forensics and currently working part-time as a fingerprint tech.

Post # 24
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Fiance and I met in highschool. We were only young kids at 15 but I remember my he was “pretty cool” cause he had a job at Safeway as a grocery clerk. I didn’t end up getting my first job at Value Village at 18. We both worked for about 5 years before moving on.

I work at a hospital as a clerk and he is an electrician. I might go back to school someday and he almost has his full licence!

Post # 25
3874 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

winterbride19x :  We met at 18 and didn’t start working until the next year.  We both worked odd jobs (retail, hotels, restaurants) and unpaid internships throughout grad school.  I am now an attorney and he is in sales.  We live in a super high COL city so we’re not living fancy lives, but it’s nice to be in jobs that we both like now and being completely independant 🙂

Post # 26
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - New Hope Presbyterian Church/Graystone Quarry

We met in high school, and neither of us were working at the time. We did a lot of odd jobs through college. I interned at a law firm for two summers, worked at summer camps, had an on-campus job during the school year, and he worked for his parents’ business and did sales. One summer, we actually worked in a fast food restaurant together, which was hilarious. Now I’m a teacher, and he works as a hematologist in a laboratory. It has been fun to go through all the changes together! 

Post # 27
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2021 - City, State

Well, I was a chemistry major when I first met him and working as a prep cook at a restaurant. I changed my major due to being bored to tears and now I am teaching kids with developmental disabilities. As for him, he is still a delivery man after all these years. He has been at his job for over a decade. 

Post # 28
55 posts
Worker bee

We met when we were seniors in High School. He worked at Nike and I worked at a Leggs Hanes Bali Playex store.


He is now an HVAC technician and I work in the pest control industry in the office

Post # 29
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We met in high school, I was a hostess at Outback Steakhouse, he worked in the kitchen as a salad guy. 10+ years later he’s still in the restaurant business, he’s the Groomsmen of a Margaritaville now and I work in the office of a local sound company.

Post # 30
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I was 18 working 5 hours a week in my work study when I met Fiance who was 21 and working as a barista at Starbucks (we were both in college). Now I’m an analyst at an insurance company and Fiance works as an IT analyst at a financial institution. 

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