Often, when I am running off at the mouth, people look at me and I can see the question in their minds, “What in Christ is this nutter talking about?”
Well, Friends and Foes, I say a lot of things that people do not understand. I mean well but just speak from experience.
What experience? is, of course, the logical answer and so today, I recount all the things I had to do in this life to make money. I stick mostly to the legal methods and those which are most socially accepted. I did not spend my whole life sprawled on this sofa, like Budderz up there, tapping at the laptop. I really had to work sometimes. So what have I wrought?
pig shit shoveler
newspaper reporter/features articles writer
hotel maintenance person
women’s shoes salesman
cook at Chi-Chi’s
theatre box office intern
theatre fundraising telemarketing manager
ballet company fundraising telemarketing manager
book store clerk
market research phone room manager
book store clerk
newspaper features article writer
insurance company customer service agent
long distance phone service customer service agent
national e911 database manager
hawk sanctuary bookstore clerk
arts center receptionist
medical marijuana taxation systems sales agent
And there you have it, Curious Ones. Some positions were done more than once in different places, most specifically book store clerk. I have worked as a clerk in five bookstores as well as having been a library volunteer for fourteen months.
This also does not include and volunteer work or illegal activities, except for the reported shoplifting, which took place in high school. I have also held fifteen volunteer positions, one of which I still perform after thirteen years on the job. With that many jobs, you meet many different people and learn a lot of esoteric facts.
Like Budderz, I now prefer the sofa and the company of my readers.