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    Kaysar & Erika Fan Sarahgirl's Avatar
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    Wow there are alot of paralegals in here. I'm in school for paralegal studies but I'm going to law school in 2 years.

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    Currently I am an IT professional who was foolish enough to move FROM NYC to the Seattle area in the middle of a recession....

    anyway, before the IT business, I worked doing various jobs in architectural offices (Construction Documents, some design work, as-builts, code related issues, 3d renderings, some project management). Would you believe i have my college degree in Architecture?

    Now architecture was a tough business, and one that doesn't pay worth a damn.

    and no, I've never worked in fast food, and I am happy to say that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott
    Managed fast food outlets early in my career before moving on to full-serve. I couldnt imagine doing that now.
    Oh no, please dont get me started on fast food. I worked at Burger King during summer vacation and only lasted about 1 month. It was a nightmare, i'll never ever work in another fast food joint as long as I live. They worked us like chinese sweat-shop immigrant for a measly $5.15 a hour. Oh, and our manager Nancy is like the most evil women to walk the earth, I remember like two days after I started working thier she chewed me out for having 30 chicken strips in the basket when there was only supposed to be 25, like how was I supposed to know that. Everyone hates the women, she's like the devil's mistress or something, I'm telling you people she is horrible. Oh I remember this one guy who would come in everyone Saturday and order and chicken sandwich and sit and down indian-style and the floor and eat it. He was a total kook. People, if you lose of job(God forbid) or something and are forced to work in fast food, Im here to warn you... NEVER go to BK to look for a job!!!! That is all i'm gonna say about that!!
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    wow! lots of interesting peoples in here.
    ok, heres what I've done starting from High school

    1. fast food ( a great way to learn how to get screwed in the work force)
    2. loaded semi tractor trailers for ups, (should have stayed with them, but it was winter help only and we moved soon after)
    3. electrician, wiring houses and condos, some industrial places
    4. Maintenance electrician for an Island, (kwajalein, Marshall islands) for the army. contract not a member
    5. bartender in a fine dining restaurant, ( i was the only thing there not refined...)
    6. electrician in Antarctica, wiring up a new science building and installing fire alarm systems where needed in the older buildings
    7. electrician/engineer (fancy name for maitenance) in a casino in Reno Nevada.
    8. Maintenance/ building engineer for a high school in reno.

    plus not listed is other times I went back to wiring houses and other buildings in between the really neato torpedo jobs.....:rotf

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamonte
    Oh no, please dont get me started on fast food. I worked at Burger King during summer vacation and only lasted about 1 month. It was a nightmare, i'll never ever work in another fast food joint as long as I live. They worked us like chinese sweat-shop immigrant for a measly $5.15 a hour. all i'm gonna say about that!!

    I worked a "Roy Roger's Family Restaurant" for the Marriott Corp. I bet they give BK a run for their money as the biggest jerks to work for. Plus back in the stone age when I was working there, we were getting $1.85 an hour. Yes kiddies, we really worked for that wage.

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    I worked in the restaurant business for almost 11 years, first as a waitress, then as management--I hope I never ever have to do it again. I guess I really got burnt out. I finally decided to go back to school again (I went for a year and a half about 8 years ago for a paralegal degree, then decided it wasn't what I wanted to be when I grew up, so I dropped it.) Now I am in my Junior year as a Primary Education Major & I love it. I have discovered that working with kids is easier than working with adults. I mean, if a five year old acts like a five year old, I know why. However, if an adult acts like a five year old, I have no patience! So, now my goal in life is to begin a career that even though I know it's tough, I also know I will love. Beats the heck out of starting just another job.

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    ok, my turn.... since Joeguy and I are related in a round-about way....

    1. flipping burgers and frying yardbird in a fast food joint
    2 made windows for houses
    3. electrical helper wiring townhouses( now called attached villas)
    4 eletrical technician in the pentagon
    5 wired houses, condos, and stripmall stores as electrician in Florida
    6 Maintenance and construction electrician in the Marshall Islands
    7 Maintence and fire alarm and heat trace technician in Antarctica
    8. Maintenance and PM electrician for Naval Research Lab in Orlando
    9 wired and built prototype portable water purifier for village in Central America
    10 Plant electrician
    11 maintenance electrician for casino
    12 Hotel maintenance
    13 Maintenance tech for gas stations/convienience stores


    been an interesting life so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeguy
    I worked a "Roy Roger's Family Restaurant" for the Marriott Corp. I bet they give BK a run for their money as the biggest jerks to work for. Plus back in the stone age when I was working there, we were getting $1.85 an hour. Yes kiddies, we really worked for that wage.
    1.85 an hour!!!! Thats just madness!! Why in the HECK did you work for that pay?
    "Be confident in your abilities, be true to your beliefs, work hard for your benefit, accept your responsibilities, and never settle on being average."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamonte
    1.85 an hour!!!! Thats just madness!! Why in the HECK did you work for that pay?
    I can relate.... in my first few years in architecture I was making minimum wage.
    "The purpose of the new capitalism is to shoot the wounded." ~ Andy Grove, Chairman, Intel Corporation

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamonte
    1.85 an hour!!!! Thats just madness!! Why in the HECK did you work for that pay?
    because minimun wage was around $1.65, this was back in '74. your parents were probly just starting to make goo goo eyes at each other back then. I'm an old fart!!!!



    CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT THE PENTAGON JOB, AFTER WATCHING ILIKAI WALK INTO THAT PILLER BECAUSE HE WAS EYEBALLING SOME HOT BABE SECRETARY...PLUS I FAILED TO TELL HIM HE WAS GOING TO HIT IT. I WANTED TO SEE IF HE WOULD...HE DID!!!

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