I have held a bunch of jobs over the years but only got one in the conventional way (want ads, resume, interview). Even that job (my 22 year job at Canisius College) has had unconventional twists. Here are the jobs I can remember:
Tying grapevines (Age 12-13ish) soon you will see the irony – my girlfriend’s father owned the farm
Receptionist, title clerk, bookkeeper – my father’s car dealership
College Bookstore accounting clerk – first job I ever got while drinking alcohol
Yachting Supply Store accounting clerk – second job I got while drinking alcohol
Music Teacher – third job I got while drinking alcohol and the position I was least qualified to hold (job saved my life, though…blog to follow sometime…)
College Administrator – this job most fully matched my skill set and my education (perhaps it is no coincidence I have held it for over 22 years!). While alcohol was not part of me getting the job it certainly has helped while holding the job! Kidding! Sort of…
Athletic Business Consultant – no alcohol…during a coffee break during a meeting
And now: (and I don’t think of this as a job since I have a 50 hour + one which keeps me pretty busy)
Food & Wine Columnist! – www.BelowtheFalls.com And, guess what?
Alcohol WILL be involved! I am going to get to write about the bounty “Below the Falls” and share my experiences, recipes and years of culinary experimentation.
Life is good!