Something you may not know about me…I’ve had like 100 jobs.
Okay Okay I’m exaggerating, it’s more like 30 something.
And believe it or not I’ve never even been fired!
Why so many?
Well, for one I’m a 7. (my personality type makes me love variety and I’m a little ADD)
And I’ve always had a few jobs at once.
Aside from it making me seem like a total flake, I have found there are positives to having so dang many jobs. It’s something of an education.
I thought it would just be a terrible thing if I kept all of this fantastic knowledge to myself:) I mean, there’s got to be an easier way than working at 30+ establishments to get it.
Job Number one: Waitress.
The money ain’t bad
Usually your co-workers are fun
You meet new people all day
You stay pretty busy so time goes FAST
Usually there’s some type of free or cheap food involved
You work when no one else wants to be working (nights, weekends & Holidays)
Sometimes it makes you hate the general public… a little
You stink when you go home
I’m proud to say that I never once did something nasty to anyone’s food NOR did I ever witness that being done by anyone. (and believe you me I didn’t always work in fancy establishments)
I got better tips when I wore pigtail braids. (Sweet and innocent maybe?)
Not counting Europeans (apparently there’s no tipping there?) I’ve only been stiffed once. And I’m not sure it even counts because they actually did leave me a tip – like an actually tip written on the receipt….I can’t remember what it said but I’m thinking it was something like “Be better at your job.” aaand I’m pretty sure I deserved it.
I was more or less terrible at remembering things (i.e. refills, butter), but made up for it as much as I could by being SUPER nice. My sister was awesome at remembering things and only sort of nice. She ALWAYS made more than I did. Always. (but she’s also a stone cold fox so that might have something to do with it…)
Job number two: Phone Tech Support
No weekends, nights or Holidays.
I worked with some of the coolest people ever.
I learned a fair amount about websites and web design.
When you get on the phone with someone and tell them to click on their browser and they say “what’s a browser?” …you know it’s going to be A LONG PHONE CALL.
When your boss cuts you off of your How I Met Your Mother Marathon even though you were TOTALLY still working the WHOLE time.
(every single day)
Sometimes people are mean to you on the phone. I always made fun of people who got sad about it too, these people don’t even know you! How could they make you feel bad? And then in my first trimester of pregnancy some dude yelled at me and I started balling. I think that’s called Karma.
I was the dark horse that took second in the office’s Hot Dog eating contest. Losing only to the guy that ate 7 hot dogs in 5 minutes and then ate another one after the contest was over, just to prove a point. (I only got 5 in)
Job Number Three: Blogger/Makeup Artist.
I get to do what I love and talk about what I love for a living.
I have met so many amazing friends through the interwebs
Beauty products. So many.
I can do it and still be a mom full time (with some serious help from the husband!)
I can pretend all kinds of girlie things are “work related”
I love seeing and hearing about women feeling prettier & happier every single day.
Certain people can be pretty harsh and as much as I try not to take it to heart, It bums me out once in a while.
I feel SO guilty when I can’t get to all of my emails/comments
I don’t have readers “recognize” me all that often but I swear every single time I do, I happen to be with my father in law. So he’s pretty much convinced I’m famous:)
My weirdest experience so far was early on in blogging I did a youtube video with red lips. I had a comment saying “Could you do that video again but put the lipstick on reaaaaaally slowly?” I felt it was an odd request so I referenced his account and he had only liked videos of red lipstick tutorials. YIKES.
There’s a few…If I wrote about them all I might totally bore you:) But here’s a shortlist of some of the rest:
Snow Shack attendant: First real job (not including babysitting & working construction with my dad) It was a bad location and NO ONE EVER CAME! I got so excited when I actually got to make a snow cone!
Victoria’s Secret Beauty sales girl: I HATED pushing sales one people but loved being able to do some makeup every now and then. “Do you have an Angel Card??”
Tune & Lube attendant: You know, the place you get oil changes? I actually really loved working there. My boss was the nicest.
Nanny: To one 6 month old girl. It was really good preparation for motherhood but I was always paranoid of “The Nanny Cam” haha
Abercrombie: They said in the interview that they only hire good looking people so I was really relieved when they hired me.(VALIDATION! YAY!) I only lasted about two weeks though.
Hotel front desk girl: This was probably my least favorite, even including construction. I just felt like I had the same conversation 1,000 times a day!
Hotel maid: Days went fast cause it’s so busy but people leave some gross surprises in hotel rooms, my friends.
Hike Guide: I got paid to go on hikes. So it was awesome, except when I had hikers in better shape than me who I couldn’t keep up with!
Telephone Survey Solicitor: I tried to convince people to take surveys by calling their home. It was actually pretty awesome because I got to work there with my best friend (even though we got separated a lot – our poor managers were more like babysitters! We were only 15!)
Have any of you guys had any of these same jobs? Or weird jobs? Or wanna fill us in on some fun facts about your job? Cause even after all the jobs I’ve had I’m fascinated to hear the inner-workings of all the ones I haven’t had. Spill.
Happy Hump Day!