Thursday, May 04, 2006

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Things aboutYankee Amanda's work history

1. My first job was working in an ice cream shop for a summer. I didn't like it.

2. I worked at a local outlet mall that sold women's lingerie and men's shirts. What a combo.

3. I was a busgirl at a restaurant. That's where I first discovered that I have crowd claustrophobia. I hate being enclosed by people with no easy way out.

4. I was a checker at our local grocery store. It was owned by Mennonites and all women had to wear skirts or dresses. I later worked in the meat department of that same store. Oddly enough, the meat department was owned by someone else, but also Mennonite, so I still had to wear a skirt.

5. During college I worked at a place that did telemarketing research - you know, call strangers up and ask them to do surveys. I hated it.

6. After my first term as a missionary I went to work in a wood shop building cabinet doors. I think this is the job that surprises people most.

7. When I went back to college I worked in another local grocery store in the - yes - meat department. The boss was crass and I didn't like it.

8. I got a job working in the college cafeteria working in the dishwashing area. Ick. That led to doing data entry for the catering department, which led to being a conference liaison for the summer conference program at the college. That was cool.

9. I got paid to design a website for a college program I was involved in - a mock European Union project.

10. I was an intern at the PA House of Representatives. It was during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, so I heard a lot of jokes.

11. The internship led me to my first post-college job, working as an lobbyist aid for the Sierra Club of PA.

12. I worked for the church I attended for over 2 years as a "ministry assistant". That's all I have to say about that.

13. My last job was as a bankruptcy clerk for a collections agency. Very eye-opening. I didn't really like it, but I met some nice people.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. poopydigs

2. geggie

3. guppyman

4. carmen

5. denise

6. carolyn

7. karen

8. present storm

9. moogie

10. undercover angel

11. angie

12. skittles

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

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Poopydigs said...

#6, W@W

Great resume you have there!

Geggie said...

The intern position sounds so cool! What a varied work hisory!

Guppyman said...

I'd love to work in a woodshop... Very cool job! i just have no clue how to get in the door....

My first TT is posted.

Carmen said...

I worked for an ice cream shop too! I didn't like it either. Luckily, I still like ice cream. :)

Denise said...

That's quite a varied list of jobs!

Carolyn said...

Lots of life experience there. The one that caught my eye was the "minister's assistance". Sounds like it might have been a bad experience. Hope not. It caught my eye because I am a church secretary.

My list is up:

Karen said...

I'd like 4 t-bones, wrapped individually please... I sold pantyhose once. thats kinda like lingerie.

PresentStorm said...

I ouwld love to have my job be at the church, that would be awesome! Maybe God will lead me there one day. :)

Great list , very interesting.

Moogie said...

Wow..this is an impressive list. You have done so much! Which was your favorite?

My TT is up!

Undercover Angel said...

Wow - you've had quite the variety of jobs! My TT is up.

Angie said...

I've only 3 jobs in my life. I am 35. Is that weird?

Quite an interesting list you have. :)

My TT is up.

*Skittles* said...

WOW! I haven't even had that many jobs ever. Does being a MOM count? LOL Great list.

*Skittles* said...


I forgot to add my link.