Your jobs since high school

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  1. Airbrakes

    Airbrakes Super trucker

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    How many jobs have you had since HS? Post the employer, and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. Also state what made you leave.

    Me:

    First job was Airborne Express as a package handler. I stayed with Airborne Express for 8 years until DHL bought them out.

    Rating = 7.5

    DHL

    I worked with DHL as a P/DC driver for 4 years until they went bankrupt and closed their doors.

    8.5

    CR England

    I worked for them for 3 years. The company itself isn't as bad as everyone says it is. I just HATE OTR. I stayed long enough to find another local job.

    Company rating = 6

    OTR rating = 3

    USPS

    Been here 3 years and counting. Plan on retiring here.

    9.0

    That's a total of 4 jobs in 18 years
     
  2. Smoov

    Smoov Banned

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    Graduated in 1970
    not sure what jobs i had
    It's all kind of a blurr
     
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  3. medic92

    medic92 The world is my oyster...I don't like oysters.

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    It would take me forever to comment on all the jobs I've had since high school. Some of these were jobs I worked simultaneously to put food on the table.

    KFC - cool
    Sanitation in a hog slaughtering plant - yuck
    Detailer at a car dealership - yuck
    US Navy -cool
    Cab Driver - cool
    Warehouse worker - yuck
    Paramedic - awesome
    EMT Instructor -awesome
    Orthopedic Technician - ok
    Door to Door sales for a cable company - awful
    Drill Press Operator - ok
    Maintenance in a nursing home - fun
    Assistant Manager in the parts department at a car dealership - yuck
    Data Entry with the state of IL - ok
    Retirement Account Distribution/Rollover Specialist with the state of IL - ok
    Web Site Design - ok
    Bouncer in a pool hall - awesome
    Truck Driver/Driver Trainer - ok
     
  4. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    USMC 7 Contract up
    Daylight Donuts 10 Greener pastures boy was I wrong!
    AF/Fedex Freight 3 Hated it and starved after last transfer
    Tankersley Foods 9 more money
    Performance Food Group 9 Moved to OK
    Sysco Foods 9 Still here

    I've enjoyed all my jobs except FXF, that job sucked beyond belief, Daylight was the greatest and I left for AF, which was awesome, I didn't bargain on Fredex getting their filthy hands on them, Tankersley was my favorite just didn't pay well, I would still be at PFG if they were willing to put a truck in Tulsa, that was an awesome job, I did good coming to Sysco, I'm pretty happy here, nights suck but thats what I have to do now.
     
  5. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    GT-what about that fluffer job?

    Guardrail
     
  6. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    like Smoov, i'd have to say that most of it is a blur, but some where in there at my earlier years of employment, i was in charge of protecting the clan from the saber-tooth tigers.

    i did pretty good too, i would only lose or two of the clan to a tiger once per month...

    pretty cool job, paid well in animal skins which came in handy during the colder months.
     
  7. double r

    double r Dock delivery expert

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    Day after graduation to age 23; Mafia hit man, lol job was a 10. Had to quit do to the witness protection program ;)



    OK seriously;
    Stock clerk-5 left for more money
    Allied Van Lines-8 left for more stable employment
    Local Wendy's distributor-9 left because I hated working nights
    Third Party Logistics company assigned to a local foodservice company 8-left because the new supervisor(former driver) was a ____ and lost my road route(my money maker)
    And now I am with a private, family-owned, foodservice company. I give them a 10. Will most likely retire from here. Got 26 more years till I can retire lol
     
  8. pilot87

    pilot87 Well-Known Member

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    Time goes by Fast.....it won't seem that long.......Hey Glad you found a place you like to work...that is most of the "battle" !
     
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

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    Courtesy Clerk at Safeway..Cool

    Correction Officer at local County Jail..Sucked

    Summit Windows..Ok

    Blue Beacon Truck Wash..Cool
    Little Caesars Pizza (Delivery Driver)..Cool
    Side note, did both those jobs at the same time.

    Auto Parts delivery driver while I attended A.I.T. (Trucking School) at night..Pretty Cool.

    Everything below are my CDL driving jobs.

    Werner Enterprises..Totally Sucked!

    Coca Cola..Hard work, but cool.

    Roadway Express..Loved it!

    ABF..Cool
     
  10. FLOUNDER

    FLOUNDER I am LAST

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    Wow , we dont have that much time and in between me smoking weed on some of those jobs I can't remember.

    There was this one job that promissed me $15 hr and when I got my first paycheck they said they never said that, so i quit right on the spot. 1 down many more too come.
     
  11. Smoov

    Smoov Banned

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    in 78 I bought a truck
    before I bought the truck I was a waiter in a singles bar
    unfortunately after I left the waiter job
    the singles bar turned into a gay bar
    I would like once again to point out
    I WAS NOT THERE WHEN THE BAR TURNED GAY!!!!!
    please stop asking!
    The Bar's name was "Boodles" when I worked there
    They changed the name to "Feathers" later on
    Then back to Boodles
    Thank You
    Sincerely
    Smoov
     
  12. PaDriver

    PaDriver New Member

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    Hi at the age of 46 I was a porn star. Now I'm exploring the country as a driver.
     
  13. Airbrakes

    Airbrakes Super trucker

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    That's why you always make an employer put all promises in writing.
     
  14. Road Dust

    Road Dust Sunshine

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    To hear some drivers talk, It's usually the other way around :)
     
  15. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    i think they were WAITING for you to quit, so IT COULD TURN INTO a gay bar..!!!

    you must have upset the flow of the gay's trying to "come out", and you intimidated them with your straightness..>!!!......:hysterical:
     
  16. Woody

    Woody Sons of Trump

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    Ok...

    Kings Island 1 ,litter gitter ok
    Ohio university/painting contractor 3 , very free to make desitions
    Various auto shopes 3 tires,brakes, then sales, loved it
    Army 4, good & bad
    Self employed Contractor 21, loved the freedom & the hard work
    CDL/Heavy Equipment operator schools 1, health went down....so, I sit here typing after 11 surgerys in 6yrs.
    Today; disabled, but going to gym and hopefully able to return !!

    I really miss working...it's down right depressing sometimes. I'm very blessed to have a wonderful Family and you guys/gals as buddies !
     
  17. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Maybe after you left the women no longer had a reason to go there.
     
  18. Smoov

    Smoov Banned

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    that's probably right
     
  19. Smoov

    Smoov Banned

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    you make a good point
     
  20. strangedays50

    strangedays50 Active Member

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    bartender in a bobbie bar-very nice
    bartender in different bobbie bar -equally as nice-
    truck driver -nice
    steel mill worker-very cool
    tug boat hand-very very cool
    coal mine-very very very scarey
    welder-alright
    heavy equipment operator-D9 Cat-*#!king neat as hell
    Surfboard shaper-Whoa dude
    hotel maintaince-sucked
    part time maintaince at bobbie bar-what can i say,any excuse to be around breasts ill take
    Truck driver-Its a living
     

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