As some readers may recall, I joyfully quit my job back in November, and to swore never again work in another stupid cubicle at another stupid bank.
Welp, plans have changed! I have just accepted an offer to work at a much better bank, doing a much better-compensated job in a much prettier building with several more floors, and many more elevators-- all of which appear to work! Oh, and this bank utilizes the many technological advances that have come about post-1990! And the benefits sound fantastic!
This new job, to which I was referred by a friend, reminds me that, with only a couple exceptions, every job I've had was the result of a referral from a friend or family member. And then I realized that I have had a lot of jobs, mostly of the crappy retail variety, that are quite different from one another. To date, I have worked at:
- A movie theater (referred; several months)
- A shoe store as a salesperson and shoe-dyeing specialist (referred; 6ish months, till the store went out of business)
- A convenience store as a clerk (referred; few months)
- A one-hour photo lab as a lab tech and later, manager (referred; 6 years)
- Two different gas stations as a clerk (referred; total of about a year)
- A photo studio as a photographer (1 day)
- A big box electronics store as a camera salesperson (4 months)
- A computer repair store as an in-store tech (4 months)
- Two bank customer service call centers (one referred; total of 2 and a half years)
- Two restaurants as a host and a server (8 or 9 months total)
- A metal plating company as an office assistant and a piece-putter-togetherer (referred; a couple months; temp job)
- A bank fraud department as a claims investigator (just over 2 years)
- An environmental non-profit as a phone canvasser (referred; 2 days)
- And, as of shortly, a bank as an accounting specialist (referred; ???)
What have been some of your most varied or interesting jobs? What do you do now for work, if you work? What do you want to do?