Before you were a teacher, what was your job?

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  1. Aliceacc

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    Wollworths was the BEST!!!
    And their banana splits were to die for!! You had to pop a baloon, and that would determine the price of the banana split... it went from 1 cent to 99.
     
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    Warning: VERY LONG!

    During high school, I worked at a couple of fast food joints in the town in which I graduated. Then, during my first attempt at college, I worked as an English language tutor for Columbian exchange students (work study program), as an assistant manager for a local pizza restaurant, and as a junior recruiter for the admissions office of the college I was attending. Then I "took a semester off." Interestingly, that semester lasted 17 years! During that time, I worked in the food and beverage industry, as a secretary, a word processor, and an accounts payable clerk. For a while, I marketed my skills as a temporary office manager for out of town construction companies. That was surprisingly successful, mainly because there were 5 casinos being built at the time! I spent a fair amount of time working as a disc jockey for local radio stations. Gotta love that, because I could talk to tons of people, but they had no idea what I looked like! I had a blast when I worked as a customer service representative for a local Internet service provider -- I got paid to surf the web all day! I went back to college in 1999, and worked part-time as an office manager for a "mom-and-pop" computer business (build them and/or repair them). I also worked in the foreign language lab and the library for the college where I eventually got my BA. Oh, and I can't forget that from 1987 on, I was also a full time mommy and wife! I am not currently working outside the home, but am seeking a full time teaching position. If I can't get myself hired before mid-August, I will be student teaching in the fall!
     
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    I don't know much about Radio Shack these days. My parent's sold the one they owned when they divorced in 1988. I still live in the same town and it is still there and owned by the person they sold it too. I hate going in there though because he treats me like I am stupid. I am like buddy I was working here LONG before you got here. :D :D He does know who I am.
     
  4. TX Teacher

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    Let's see...like some of the others, I had several jobs before becoming a teacher. I was the makeup girl at Eckerd's while in high school. Filing clerk for an insurance company. I cleaned houses for a brief time. Did the daily bookkeeping and deposits for one of the stores in my husband's company. Made sterling silver jewelry for a small design company. Teacher's aide. Substitute teacher. Geez...it sure took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do!
     
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    You could buy ANYTHING at Woolworths!!!
     
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    1st! :)
     
  7. Master Pre-K

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    There was a Woolworth's on every corner, not far from Walgreens! Walgreens started the diner business, and claim to have created the first shake!

    I tell you guys, nowdays the retail jobs are hiring more adults, and seem desperate for workers! Forget a pencil and paper test, they want to check out your attitude before they even know if you can count!

    Actually, the cash registers are all computerized, so they don't worry about that much any more!! :eek:hmy:

    True or false..

    I like working alone
    I think everyone steals
    I started a few fights in my life
    My parents never agree with me
    I have been pretty happy with my life
    All politicians lie
    I don't like talking to people
    Stealing a little food is no big deal
    I like doing risky things
    I am usually late, but get to work

    I think they hire everyone who answers true!!! My guess is, they must think those of us who answer false are just lying to get the job! the ads they show these days for kids to get work look just like music videos!! Target...- Come get this! You know you want it!

    Is this a job application or a tacky pick up line?? :woot:
     
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    I worked as a bartender in a dance club. I swear, that prepared me for teaching more than any class I ever took! I learned conflict resolution (drunks are similar to high school students :), how to break up fights, to listen without looking at someone, body language, hanky panky, and how to work as a team.

    Then I sold copiers for 6 months. I am the queen of fixing the copier now at my school, and negotiating with the repairman. we do almost a million copies per month on each of 4 machines, so I get called a LOT!!! lol
     
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    Well, I haven't started teaching yet, but if I do I will have:
    High School and College - MVP Sports Cashier. Really liked this job. It was a lot of fun!
    College - various work study jobs.
    Post College - Worked at a construction company for 6 months. Then I worked at Stride Rite Headquarters as a quality engineer for 1.5 years, and now I am a quality engineer at a polymer manufacturing company.
     
  10. Master Pre-K

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    As Tom Slick said, "There is no such word as can't in auto racing!"

    Believe it and achieve it!
    Ask and it shall be given!
    You need a job coach!
    I charge ten new smilies an hour! ;)
    When you want :help: , let me know!!
     
  11. Master Pre-K

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    we will save you to our list of fave 5's! Who doesn't need a good computer geek or a copier queen!

    Do not reveal your powers to anyone! Next thing you know, you will be putting in that new roll on the laminator, and getting the handle fixed on the Ellison die cut machine!

    When principal mentions layoffs, you say..."copier is jammed in your office , isn't it??"
     
  12. Master Pre-K

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    At risk of getting beaned with new smilies, but...:rolleyes:

    You are an engineering and you want to go into teaching???

    Wow! Tell us more? Why the change? What age group do you want? What was your motivation???
     
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    I worked at a factory in different parts for about 4 years (mostly summers, but did do some weekend work)...1st positions sorting pills that didn't get an even coat...BORING!!! Sure did teach me I didn't want to do that for the rest of my working career!!!

    Retail Sales, babysat, Subbed a lot, then teacher.

    I had other little odd jobs, but that's about it!!!
     
  14. curlyone

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    In hs I worked for JC Penney - loved that job for the great discount!

    In college (the 1st time) I worked for QuikTrip, a convinence store chain.

    Between my 1st time in college and all through my last time, I worked as a Pharmacy Technician. I was lucky enough to work in a small owner-operated store where I was given many oppurtunities. It was a great experience. I even had thought of ditching the teaching route and go to Pharmacy school, but I was tired of school at that point!
     
  15. Master Pre-K

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    I liked Penney's too, but too competive for those sales. I made everybody apply for credit card and get a catalog. Took home at least $30 cash every night in referrals!

    I remember the new student teacher induction luncheon. Somebody said, "wow, I am glad I don't have to lug around books anymore. I was getting so tired of school!"

    A professor said, "Oh, yes you will have books, you are a teacher now, remember!"

    And the books are even bigger!
     
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