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Old November 23rd, 2015, 09:45 PM
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What was the most interesting job you ever had ?

When I was in college I had a job working for a book binding company .The job was not that great but every Friday employees were able to take home as many bound books that they could carry .
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Old November 24th, 2015, 06:02 AM
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Most Interesting, and at the same time, most dangerous.......pinsetter in a bowling alley. Going back a lot of years.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 09:35 AM
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I was a movie extra for a day, still have the pay stub.

In HS I was the camera man for city council meetings. I know city politics better than most during that period of my life.

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Old November 24th, 2015, 09:47 AM
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My most interesting job was being a soldier in Vietnam. I learned a lot and saw things that I wish I had not seen.

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Old November 24th, 2015, 01:39 PM
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I was a movie extra for a day, still have the pay stub.

In HS I was the camera man for city council meetings. I know city politics better than most during that period of my life.

I was a movie Extra twice .$10 for each film .I did not keep the pay stub .

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Old November 25th, 2015, 07:47 AM
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The job I still do....Truck Driver....I have driven all over 49 states and half of Canada and the job is new and exciting every day as you always see something different. I have been driving for 28 years and racked up over 3 million miles during that time. Yes, trucking can be a dangerous job! Traffic over the years has increased dramatically and the quality of drivers on the road has also decreased dramatically but I wouldn't want to do anything else. For the last 8 years my wife has joined me on the road and we team drive. We haul mostly military freight and have been to most of the bases in the U.S. and met many wonderful military personnel who work to keep our country free.
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Old November 25th, 2015, 04:13 PM
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In 2010 my wife and I were on a cruise and met and became friends with a couple from Virginia .He had been a school teacher who lost his job and was unable to find another job teaching ,He always wanted to become a truck driver and passed all the driving tests and has been driving and loving it ,so much that his son now drives as well.
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Old November 25th, 2015, 05:25 PM
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Happy to say that everything I've even done has been interesting. When I was 14 I knew I wanted eventually be involved with film production, and I managed to break in as a projectionist at the movies. It was a craft back then, not just pushing a button like it is today (or having a computer push it for you). You learn a lot from seeing good films over and over, and almost as much from seeing bad ones.

Then while I was in high school I was hired to write sports for the local newspaper. That was hugely important--more so than I even knew at the time. I was paid by the column-inch, which did instill a bad habit or two, but my editor was excellent and encouraging, and it meant a lot.

In college I worked in radio and was a newsfilm stringer (cameraman) for WGN and other stations. After that my actual career of writing and producing and directing and shooting and editing films began in earnest.

An offshoot of that was that I became involved with international film festivals, and was invited to judge about a dozen of them over the years in countries far and wide. Very interesting.

And now I'm a webmaster for our Sherlock Holmes society here, and I've been doing that for five years. Lots of writing, research and fun.

And I can even lift Grandpappy's hammer.
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When I was in my early teens I helped the local iceman deliver ice for people's iceboxes. We delivered by horse and wagon.

In high school I operated a elevator in a 8 story office building that had mostly doctor and dentist offices.

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My current, long-term occupation, law enforcement, has been just that, interesting most days. Observing all walks of life, a person really cannot take for granted their own life. I can say I always think I have seen it all but then, something new arises and amuses me anew. It is incredible that some people can even pull a breath of air due to their circumstances and, tongue slightly in cheek, to their stupidity. One has to ask, are they stupid, ignorant, egotistical, or just plain lucky and fortunate? I am not saying this in a mean-spirited or condescending manner. It can fit those instances whether good or bad. Is the glass half empty or full? How did they survive that accident or wow, they survive that accident!

My unit is assigned to the Houston-Galveston US Coast Guard unit. Together, we patrol and view the Gulf Coast and, in my particular assignment, the Port of Houston. Recently, we received a call of a man in the water near a colossal cable-stayed bridge over the port waterway, (Fred Hartman Bridge to those interested). I used the closed circuit video system that the sheriff's office has and found the incident. A 16' pleasure boat had become mostly submerged near this bridge but, fortunately, close to the shore and out of the way of the ocean going freighters that traverse this waterway. The man was not in the water but.... his beer cooler was floating away from the boat... what a tragedy! So, this is an interesting case to illustrate what I am writing about. Wow, he is stupid to sink his boat near the shipping lane but WOW! he is fortunate to have gotten out alive but his beer is getting away!!!

In addition, this bridge is a very popular jumping off place, yes suicide, for people and I have actually seen people leaping to their death here. Tragic.

No fence to keep them from it. Could the powers that be put one up? Yes, but, they claim it would take away from the scenic view. A human life is not worth the price of the view. Bah.

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