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Started by bossab2 on May 24, 2021 11:42:56 AM
What has been your 'best job' ?

Paid or unpaid

JohnIlly - 24 May 2021 11:45:03 (#1 of 76)


FrankieTeardrop - 24 May 2021 11:45:35 (#2 of 76)

Playing records

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Turtle - 24 May 2021 11:46:13 (#4 of 76)

Reviewing movies

Moschops - 24 May 2021 11:47:17 (#5 of 76)

Delivery driver for a printing firm

Antimatter - 24 May 2021 12:28:48 (#6 of 76)

I loved working in a food lab.

Working for an importer of educational toys, used to spend my days whizzing around on various scooters or doing jigsaw puzzles.

Doing retail ops for enormo denim corps, total chaos, lovely people, very creative, loads of parties, hardest part was trying to stay sober.

Loved the railway, travelled all over the country, met interesting people and learned about interesting places. Lots of free breakfasts in first class, lunch at the BBC canteen, overlooking the Blue Peter garden.

Agaliarept - 24 May 2021 12:32:46 (#7 of 76)

BMW Test Driver.

Worked at the Cowley site test driving new Minis.

They had a little test track we would take the cars around. Work was Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Was paid £500 a week to spend three shifts driving new cars about.

Never been beaten.

FrankieTeardrop - 24 May 2021 12:33:01 (#8 of 76)


FrankieTeardrop - 24 May 2021 12:33:49 (#9 of 76)

I'm hoping to get paid for making my synths sound like an endangered tropical bird, whether I will should become clear soon, and if I do, that will be my best job ever.

Shadrack22 - 24 May 2021 12:33:51 (#10 of 76)

The current one.

TauCeti - 24 May 2021 12:33:56 (#11 of 76)

Navy; I loved to be on ships sailing away in any weather, watching huge waves, responding to SOS once or twice.....

melpomene - 24 May 2021 12:34:39 (#12 of 76)

A bookshop straight after university. The pay was bad, but my rent was tiny, so it worked. However, I got a 25% discount on books in the shop, free publisher's copies when they came in to pitch them (left in the kitchen, you could take what you liked), I was on the switchboard, which was pretty quiet, and the big boss taught me how to do cryptic crosswords. A happy year, all in all.

Atticus - 24 May 2021 12:35:55 (#13 of 76)

I used to gun run for the Sandsinistas.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 May 2021 12:36:52 (#14 of 76)

This one. But preferably on-Campus rather than being in my shed looking at Zoom.

TenGorillas - 24 May 2021 13:26:21 (#15 of 76)

Writing questions for pub quiz machines was fun

Verdigris - 24 May 2021 13:31:33 (#16 of 76)

Points-collector on JtT.

surferboogiewhatever - 24 May 2021 13:31:57 (#17 of 76)

The one I've got now, in a library.

I guess a lot of you would think the pay wasn't brilliant, but I think a single person could live reasonably comfortably on the full-time equivalent. I feel valued and very well supported, they like my ideas, the people I work with (colleagues and customers) tend to be both interesting and nice. And of course I have access to almost all the books I could ever wish for.

Verdigris - 24 May 2021 13:35:17 (#18 of 76)

Yes, it must be nice to have "colleagues" who aren't cunts.

Turtle - 24 May 2021 13:35:50 (#19 of 76)

Sounds lovely.

wickeltisch - 24 May 2021 13:49:28 (#20 of 76)

Being a pensioner.

And yes, it's a job, all that holiday and free time planning doesn't do itself.

<goes off to have a look at holiday home sites>

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