Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WWtKW: Work Edition

Good morning, lovelies!  I hope you're having a good week.  After the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving last week, this week has seemed rather mundane - but that's not necessarily a bad thing.  I had an intense derby practice on Monday and I'm *still* sore.  I'm getting the hang of this whole derby thing and I love it more and more with every practice.  The bruise I got (over two weeks ago!) is finally fading but you can still feel a knot where the impact happened.  Just goes with the territory!

I didn't hook up with this meme last week because of the chaos of the holiday, but I'm playing along this week!  So, grab a cup of coffee and join Mamarazzi, Crazymama & Queso for some questions about work.


1. What is the worst job you've ever had?
2. Have you ever been fired?
3. What would your dream job be?
4. What did you want to be when you "grew up"?
5. How old were you when you got your first job?

1.  What is the worst job you've ever had?
I was a hostess turned dish cleaner for a breakfast cafe.  Oh lord, how I hated that job.  It wasn't bad when I was a hostess, but once it turned dish cleaner, that's when it got bad. 

2.  Have you ever been fired?
Speaking of that breakfast cafe...I was *almost* fired...but I quit first.

3.  What would your dream job be?
You know...I don't really know.  I would love to do something with music, but that scene is so hard to break in to (just ask my sister), so that's out.  I'd like to be a nurse some day, but that means I'd have to go back to college and I don't see that happening right now.  Or...if I could make roller derby a full-time paying gig, I'd do that for as long as I could (you know...before I got too old - which is probably just around the corner).

4.  What did you want to be when you "grew up"?
The first thing I remember is I wanted to be a gardener.  Don't ask me why.  Then, forever, I wanted to be a teacher - then I worked in a daycare in high school.  Working in that daycare cured me of that.  I also toyed around with the idea of doing graphic design but life got in the way so I let go of that idea.  And, as you can tell from my answer to #3...I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

5.  How old were you when you got your first job?
I was in high school and I didn't have a car yet, so I'm going to say 14 or 15 (probably 15).  I was a file clerk in a small dermatology office.  I ended up working there for 5 years and I ended up pretty much running the front office.  Started in medicine and that's where I've been ever since!

Great questions, Queso!!  Join me and link up to WWtKW - all the cool kids are doing it! :D


Stray Stitches said...

I had forgotten about the hostess job - lol!

VandyJ said...

It's nice when you can just sort of fall into a job and have it become something better.

Dee said...

My husband keeps trying to talk me into going to school for graphic design because it's already my hobby. I want to keep it as a hobby, not a job lol!

Nadine Hightower said...

That would be a very cool first job!

K Lind said...

There is always work in medicine! :-) Roller derby would be a sweet job!

Jill said...

Oh the dishwashing...It was part of my duties as a waitress in a small-town restaurant, and I HATED the dishwashing. That is, unless it was quiet and I got to hide in the back and just wash dishes - that I didn't mind. But when it was busy, and I was running back and forth trying to keep up with a busy restaurant and clean, that had to be the WORST!!!

Jo Black said...

Ooooh, dishwasher:( I helped out my daughters' softball team in a pizza restaurant once and I was the dishwasher....a few hours of that job and I was repulsed!

KarenD said...

I am sure I would be the world's worst waitress, though I did enjoy working in the concession stand for my brother's Little League way back in the day.

Crazymamaof6 said...

awesome first job!

HELLO ROLLER DERBY! fun dream job.

i wanted to be a nurse for awhile and even went back to school but life got in the way.(new baby) so it's on the backburner. i doubt i'll ever find time to go back.

thanks for linking up!