questionswhat is the most interesting job you have ever…

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Bartender. It definitely had the most interesting mix of people and experiences.

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I spent a summer working for a company called "All Natural Pest Elimination". It was basically light carpentry, closing up holes and other access points for animals to get into your house, with the added bonus of having to remove the animals first.

We dealt with bats, opossums, raccoons, chimney swifts, squirrels, and snakes to name a few. If haven't yet been at the top of a 40 foot extension ladder and had 150-200 bats fly past your head because you listened to your co-worker who said "Just stick that paint stirrer in there and see if there are any still in there" you'll probably be okay if you never do.

I was also a long distance operator for a few months. Interesting, but not nearly as adventurous.

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Working at a rental company, for like tents and things like that. The guys I worked with were insane, and we would do just weird things like when one time the stake in the ground that tent was grounded too was stuck. We took a CAT and almost flipped it since it was stuck in the ground so hard. We put the bulldozer part tied to the stake and tried to lift. The rope snapped and the CAT basically went and tipped all the way to its back. Bunch of stories about this place. Was enjoyable but super dangerous.

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Being a Marine. And I would need a loooong time and a lot of room to post all my stories here... suffice to say it was every bit the adventure I had hoped it would be when I signed up....

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Being in a character costume. At San Diego Comic Con, no less.

Sooo ... if back in '05 you saw a 7 feet tall yellow bunny wandering around the convention floor with a striking resemblance to this ... that was me.

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Working at an animal shelter. You never know what the new work day will bring. One day I came into work and they were filming a movie at the shelter. A real movie with Dee Wallace in it. So, somehow I became a "Puppy Wrangler" for the movie and got paid to play with puppies and talk to the actors in the green room after I got off from doing my real job at the shelter. Obviously, that is not a typical day at an animal shelter, but it did happen. LOL

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Selling produce at farmer's market. It was fun, learned more about different vegetables and fruit than I ever would have elsewhere.

It was a fun job, interacting with the good and bad customers, with the scam artist thrown in for good measure. Piece of advice: Don't try to scam farmers. They know more about what they're about than you do.

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I'm a flight simulator engineer. I get to play with giant multi-million dollar video games all day.

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Honestly, Being a teenager and not having a job

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@samstag: Back in the early 80's my dad was in the Navy stationed at NAS Oceana. He was in charge of keeping the F-18 and CH-53 flight simulators online. On the weekends that I was with him and he had duty he would take me to work. Suffice it to say that Navy pilots who need hours in the trainers don't want to accrue those hours on Friday and Saturday nights so they were always empty.

I spent a lot of time in them. It was awesome, a lot like Iron Eagle with less Louis Gossett, Jr. and flying actual planes. The soundtrack was a lot better though.

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I worked for a photographer who took party pictures at fraternity and sorority events in a college town. So many stories.......

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@ a state assemblyman's office. Learned all about state politics from the bottom up.

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I set up bounce houses and water slides in High school. It was awesome. The best part was I was able to use a bounce house if it wasn't in use. That led to some fun parties!

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School Bus Driver. Kids really do say the darndest things..

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Opera singer. And fashion photographer.

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Supply Specialist/Unit Armorer (92Y) in the United States Army. 1992-1998. Spent time in Germany, Croatia, Bosnia.. Great experience.

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I once worked as a Texas Air bag filler in California. Don't believe the hype, it's all California air just repackaged.

Ah, to have your sweet innocence spoiled by the true mechanisms of life.

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@curtisuxor: Don't you mean from the bottom DOWN? (Sorry. I work for state politicians and don't think very highly of the breed.)

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@samstag: I landed on the USS Nimitz at carswell JRB in a F18/a with MAG42. It was amazing.

I've worked at a shotgun range, 4 million sq ft warehouses, worked with millions of lbs of corn syrup and bulk sugar, Army, now UAV's.

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@belyndag: Sure. I mean it's interesting because it was the first time I was exposed to how much community involvement the lowest position in state politics engages in to not only secure votes but also to garner support from organizations like police and fire departments, schools, veterans, chambers of business, etc. All of this is after he was at the state capitol for the entire week. I couldn't imagine having to adhere to such a rigorous schedule.

I always perceived state politicians to be just as inaccessible as national politicians (House of R) considering mine represent the same amount of land. I couldn't buy time to meet with my Representative. Well...I could probably do that if I had enough money. But I digress. Even though I disagreed with him in political views and policy, I view him as one of our many "better men" that engage in public service.

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@curtisuxor: I'm glad to hear that you worked for one of the good guys (whether you agreed with his politics or not). I have known a few who were sincere and well-intended. Unfortunately, most of those don't last long in the system. Sounds like you had an interesting job, though.

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Early 80's, after college. 3rd shift in a convenience store in Banner Elk, NC. I had the thrill of making the doughnuts. Got to talk to cops, drunks and some very scary people. Best part was getting off at 7AM and having "dinner" at the diner next door. Double cheese burger and a cold beer had a few hungover people heading back out the door with a lovely shade of green glowing on their face.

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I had to run real quick but for my previous comment, it was a simulator not a real f18.

Had some cool things happen in the UAV world but I think one of the craziest things was while I was in the bulk sugar biz. We received sugar in rail cars from mexico and this car came in without its seals. There was all kinds of crap on top of the sugar, foot prints, backpacks etc. Made it all the way to dallas. We had to, for food safety reasons, send it back to our plant stateside to be turned into ethanol.

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@gilfilent: Did some of that end up in Homer Simpson's backyard?

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Highway worker, patching potholes on an interstate in lanes that weren't closed. A bit like Frogger with hot asphalt.

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My curent job - ER doctor. You would not believe some of the stupid things people do to themselves.

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@wootmeharder: Um just got back from an ER, and umm yes i would....

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I had a job for one night selling $469.00 cameras door-to-door. This was in the late 60s, when a buck was a buck. I can still remember the script we had to memorize for selling the things.

I consider this my training for Woot-off Buckets of Carp. Only we didn't have buckets.

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@thegarageband: Sorry no comment.

@wootmeharder: my I have lots of RN's in my family and hear lots of stories! I always remember growing up and on nurse's day Kidd Kraddick would have them call in with their stories.

good times.

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Where I am now. I work for a 911 center in NY where we disptach fire police and ems. Never is there a dull day.

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I was a manager at Waffle House for a little while. Working 3rd shift was a different world - I met all kinds of people.

I also learned the art of flipping eggs. My record was 9 without breaking a yoke - Ha!

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@professore: wow, deal with snakes ! i just cann't image it would be when i come across snakes. But i can deal with fishes. So interesting, aha-haa, i spent my summer holiday at Japan to help my friend to run their business. There're many knows that we have to learn when choose a perfect fish to make a dilicious Sushi. it really interesting , i intend to go Singapore this summer holiday, as i heard from my relatives in singapore, this country is also a interesting place that we can benefit a lot. Looking forward to this vacation.

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@figgers3036: lol, selling product to customers is a challengen, i had the similiar experience you. Persuade others to buy our products seems so difficult for us, but how it could be so easy when others promote products to us ? I just wondering……