early 1900s New York City Labor Day parade participants
- City File Clerk, Dunn and Bradstreet, in my late teens:
PRO: although pulling credit reports on companies was tedious and routine the job required maximum organization and not getting behind orders, both of which were my baliwick.
CON: no hesitation here - my supervisor. Former policeman with a chip on his shoulder the size of Manhattan. Seemed to hate his job and wasn't too crazy about the 20 some employees under his watch. Not a nice guy.
- Employment Locator:
PRO: nothing made me feel better than when I successfully matched a person to a job and an even better feeling was when they contacted me later to say Thank Job, the job is working out great.
CON: creepy boss, like smirking in the dark kind of creepy. Always seemed to pop up at places away from the office where I happened to be. These days we'd call it Stalking.
- Credit Report Collector for mortgage lending company:
Pro: nice people to work with, especially the receptionist
CON: this being in the pre-computer era, 97.54% of my time was spent on the phone. Not my favorite way to pass the day, then -
(That's me, fifth one from the right)
~ Porta-potty transporter ~ Interstate toll collector
~ Elevator shaft mechanic ~ Pedicurist
~ Quality Controller in any factory
~ Bridge construction worker ~Rodent exterminator
~ Barnacle remover ~Oil Rig Worker
~ Taxidermist ~Candle Store salesperson
~ Athletic stadium post-game cleaner-upper
Any marketing job that requires wearing a costume
designed to resemble a food, a beverage or poultry
(pretty good paying job for a high school only grad, median salary is $27.99/hour.......of course there's the whole dangling above solid ground in treacherous weather conditions while clinging to cables that house high-voltage electricity that would give me pause)
How about you? What jobs haven't you enjoyed? Pros and cons of those?