(Closed) What random jobs did you have throughout high school and college?

posted 11 years ago in Career
Post # 3
474 posts
Helper bee

I worked at Abercrombie ::bangs head against wall::

Post # 4
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The only job I had was working at my high school during the summer.  My parents wanted me to focus on school.

Post # 5
35 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

I worked at a gun club in High School, a walgreens beauty advisor part of college; the rest of the time I’ve been a CNA

Post # 6
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I started as a busser and then hostess at a Mexican Restaurant and I worked for the Parks & Rec dept for my city.  My mom used to teach dance classes and I would spend 30 mins with the kids doing gym-like activities.

I worked in a kosher kitchen in a Jewish nursing home for a couple years, working my way up to 3rd chef!

Post # 7
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

My city made it really difficult to get a job before you were 18 (unless you worked at your family business). You had to get a special work permit that showed you needed to work, and even then no one would really hire you.

I did have a Saturday/Summer job starting the summer after my Junior year in HS. I worked in the youth sports department of Parks&Rec teaching kids how to play sports.

When I got to college I worked in InterLibrary Loan (wasn’t hard since my boss was my sister’s best friend!) and briefly did some transcribing work for a professor.

I transferred back home for school and now I still work for Parks&Rec, doing an after school program during the school year and day camp during the summer 🙂

Post # 8
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

At 16 I worked as a bagger at a grocery store, then I started at R’s parents’ nursing home just as a cook. Since then I’ve taken on more care duties. For about a year I doubled up on jobs and worked at DSW shoe warehouse as well. 

Post # 9
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve been a dishwasher at a restaurant during the summers in high school.

In college I worked for dining services….definate character builder!!! :p Worked for an agronomy professor separting and counting different types of seeds during the summer, and worked in the athletic dept (best job ever!!!).


Post # 10
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I worked at a daycare, law office and a real estate office.

Post # 11
2820 posts
Sugar bee

Mainly in food service. 

I prepared and served food at a retirement home – I did like it but it was stressful because there would be days we’d be understaffed and I’d be responsible for everything from prep, plating, serving and cleanup (and then starting over for the next meal) for a nice sized dining hall as well as those that wanted to eat in their room. 

I waitressed in a steak house.  I loved the food, loved the hours and the $$, didn’t really love the people I worked with and there were a suprising amount of unhappy people eating even though they were out to dinner, never saw the point of going out to eat and then basically staring with contempt at the person you went out to eat with.

My favorite job was beer girl on a golf course.  I got to drive around a golf cart all day around the golf course and sell water and beer.  And if there were tournaments it was good $$ for not a ton of work.

Post # 12
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My first job was at West Marine.  Then I worked at places like Limited Too, an Aerospace Company, my university’s annual fund, a yarn store (that was the most fun)

Post # 13
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

High School: Jack in the Box

College: biology teacher for grades 3-6; salmon cannery worker; nanny; RA and neuroscience teacher for an academic summer camp; research assistant in a neuroscience lab; TA for a psychology class

I think that’s it!

Post # 14
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I worked as a receptionist/ office assistant for a trucking company for 7 years starting in high school. I remember I had to get a work permit the day I turned 16 so it was all legal & then I started working there. The owner’s daughter later became my unofficial foster mom & now I call her & see her as my mom. That job prettymuch changed my life :). Plus, I’m so good at reading messy handwriting, truckers write about as well as doctors do :P.

Post # 15
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

When I was 13 I started volunteering at the Zoo in the education and marketing department (my dad worked there and my mom had summers off… i think she wanted a break from 13 yo me). That led to my first “real” job in the gift shop there was I was 15. Then I worked at The Body Shop in the mall, then as a cashier in Tops (which is a grocery store)…. which by the way was the WORST. JOB. EVER. After that I worked at Macaroni Grill forevvvvvver. I did everything there, hostess, expo, busser, and when I was old enough, server. Then I worked as a server at Ruby Tuesday. In law school I worked in a legal aid office, a nonprofit, as a mediator for the court, as an assistant to the staff attorney in the dem caucus of our state legislature, and as a researcher in our AG’s office. 

Whew. Thats a lot of jobs 🙂 

Post # 16
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@lily- ohhhh dsw….do you get a discount?? heh


My random job was at six flagsssss ahhhh worst job everrr. I did henna tattoos haha

one time I had a kid come up to me and wanted an eye in the middle of his forehead (in between his real eyes) and I was like…Im not doing that until you mom says its ok…His mom didnt care lol (henna stays on for like 2 weeks)

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