I actually got a good job right out of high school. That doesn’t happen so often today; you need college to secure the good jobs. I went to college in the evenings; my employer paid my tuition. Of course the college degree increased my advancement in my company.
I did. I was hired as a corporate travel agent for an agency that made travel arrangements for the employees of Caterpillar Inc.. The job didn’t last long. Caterpillar decided to use a different agency 5 months into my being hired. Caterpillar was this agency’s biggest client, so it wasn’t long until we were all out of work. :(
@jonsblond I think in his past life (with his ex-wife) Alex used to work for caterpillar…that’s why his avatar on wis.dm (the first one of his I ever saw) was a little caterpillar
I went to graduate school right after college so I wasn’t interested in the job market.
Nope. I was a receptionist for a newspaper comics syndicate for a year and a half. The pay was bad and some guy from Bellevue called up everyday and would ask to speak to one of the comics characters the syndicate represented. The guy refused to believe that the character wasn’t a real person.
The first job I got out of college was as a clerk on the bookmobile for the county library. (“I was a librarian for the county.”) The pay was only $5,000 per annum so I decided pretty quickly to get my Master’s degree and become a “real” librarian (so I could make $9.000 a year.)
I was hired as a nurse before I even graduated. I started working as soon as I had my temporary nursing license (which was about a week after graduation). The week before I got it, I completed all of my orientation classes at the hospital.
I struck gold with my little BA in astronomy. The year before I graduated, the Russians had launched Sputnik. The US gov’t started to pour money into astronomy-related research, and I had the good fortune to live a block from the Harvard/ Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
I was hired on the spot….$4600 a year but we really had fun. Nothing like a bunch of astronomers to throw a truly boring whoopee party. However there were square dances under the rotunda.
I finished my second year of college at The University of Tennessee. then it happened, SHE came along. my wife. stopped me in my tracks. i had a decision to make: finish college and lose my now wife or marry her and let the chips fall where they may. i chose the latter. was this a mistake? no. actually, everything in life just fell into place for me. my two years of college was unheard of in the police business, in the mid-60s. i guess you could say i was a “one of a kind”. i was hired instantly and the rest is history. i have no complaints.
Erm, I’m not sure you could say I got a good job. After I graduated in Drama and Theatre Arts I continued to work as a waitress/bar-tender, moving from part time to full time. After a few months, I moved to Paris and got a job in an English pub, bar-tending again. It was a fun time. Tony Blair’s son was doing work experience in Paris at the time, and he used to come into the bar to watch Liverpool football team play on the tv. He always drank Corona, just out of interest.
After a year of that, I got qualified as a TEFL teacher, and started teaching English as a foreign language. I have been doing that ever since, but would love to go back to school and pursue theatre. I have a family to support now, so that’s the focus at the moment.
@Facade I never finished…I only have three years of post-secondary one year of buisness two years Bach of Arts…I never got payed enough doing clerk work to afford to go back….or to pay my student loans…so the credit bridge is burned…and I’m stuck living at home and min wage McJobs for the rest of my life…or at least until something different happens…like a cunning plan… or a miracle