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All My Jobs

I’ve been filling out a lot of job applications in the past year, so this has been bugging me. Isn’t it silly how job applications always have something like, “Please list every position you have held. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification for the job,” written on them?

No one in their right mind would list every job they ever held. But just for fun, I decided to compile a list of every job I’ve had, in chronological order. Not all of these were compensated positions, but they were work, nonetheless.

1974 – 1980 – Girl Scout Cookie Sales Representative

Summer 1980 – Pet sitter

1982 – 1983 – Baby sitter

Summer 1983 – Au pair

Summer 1983 – Vacation Bible School Director

1985 – 1986 – Editor of NB Forrest High School’s Rebel Review

1984 – 1986  – Student “Page” at Wesconnett Branch Library

Summer 1986 – Reporter for Westside Shopper

Summer 1986 – Child sitter

Spring 1987 – Clerk in JU bookstore

Summer 1987 – Adult literacy teacher

1987 – 1989 – Office assistant at Creative Systems, Inc.

1987 – 1989 – Note-taker for physically handicapped college students

Spring 1989 – Student teacher, 10th grade English, Sandalwood High School

Fall 1989 – Temp assignment, Assistant to City Council Secretary, City of Jacksonville Property Appraisal  Adjustment Board

Fall 1989 – Seasonal sales support at Victoria’s Secret

Winter 1990 – Substitute Teacher

Winter 1990 – Call center representative, AT&T Stock Transfer Center

Spring 1990 – Long distance telephone operator, US Sprint

Summer 1990 – January 2004 – Career at AT&T American Transtech a/k/a Matrix Marketing a/k/a Convergys Corporation

1990 – 1991 – Call Center Employee Benefits Specialist

1991 – 1994 – Instructional Design Consultant

1994 – 2001 – Operations Manager

2001 – 2004 – Senior Project Manager

1995 – 1996 – Girl Scout Troop Leader

1997 – 1998 – Co-owner of Hippi Chicks shop at Beach Blvd Flea Market

2004 – present – Freelance

2004 – 2008 – Some Freelance writing credits

  • Donna Hicken’s The Good Fight
  • Ghost! Magazine
  • United Way
  • Florida Motion Picture & Television Association (FMPTA) “Reel News” (also Co-Editor)
  • Creator and first Editor of “Leap for Learning,” A Quantum Leap, LLC’s newsletter
  • Co-authored screenplay for Hubbard House’s 2008 Fundraiser Film “Planting Hope”

2004 – present, other significant Freelance work

  • Consulting Director, Beyer Environmental Consulting / Charles F. Beyer, P.G.
  • Tutor of At-risk students for A Quantum Leap, LLC
  • Office Administrator for A Quantum Leap, LLC
  • Production Crew work for Indie Films
  • Extras Casting Assistant for Recount, an Emmy award-winning HBO production
  • Event Planning for Manhattan Short Film Festival and 48-Hour Film Project
  • Production Manager of feature film Walking Through Fires

Other random contract jobs I’ve done:

  • Auto Parts Delivery Driver
  • Nanny
  • Canvasser for Nancy Soderberg for Florida Senate campaign

Spring 2008 – Receptionist at Veterinary Hospital and Boarding facility

2009 – 2011 – Corporate Director, A Quantum Leap, LLC

Fall 2012 – Production Artist and Cashier at personalized Christmas ornaments kiosk


Whew! I think I counted about 45 jobs and I probably missed some. I feel tired just typing that list, let alone doing all those jobs. Next time the job application has that dreaded phrase, “Please list every position you have held,” I think I’ll give them a link to this post!

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4 thoughts on “All My Jobs

  1. Charles Beyer

    We love Laura Morey, don’t we love? And so many others, if only they knew. I got a job list somewhere, that’s cool to see where the road has taken you.

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