Janitor: [eating soup with a fork] Fork! Me can’t eat soup! Rawrr!
J.D.: I don’t think you’re stupid; your job requires a lot of know-how. I mean, it’s not like you’re ladling out sloppy joes.
[notices the cafeteria worker in front of him holding a ladle of sloppy joe]
J.D. : You know, my-my uncle was a joer. –Scrubs
My unemployed status has had me thinking back on all of the jobs I used to have. I don’t know think I’ve ever mentioned them to you all before. Did you know I used to work at a Veterinary office? I was a level 1 vet tech. I got to hold animals while we gave them shots and prepped them for surgery or took their blood. I got to cuddle puppies after they got their puppy vaccines. I developed xrays, and cleaned cages. I also got to wear fun scrub sets. I think besides the adorable animals, I miss that our animal hospit al uniforms were basically pajamas. They were so comfortable! I don’t think I could ever go back to working at a vet office, despite the comfy uniform. I would come home crying when we had to put down someone’s beloved pet and it would stay with me. I also worked with an entire office of women in high stress situations. Translation-bitchfest 24-7. Ugh.
Another interesting job I had was working at Marine World. Have you ever been there? It’s like a dinky version of Sea World. I stood in front of the walrus exhibit and gave speeches about them. I also had animal artifacts that kids could touch and feel and I would tell them fun facts about animals. If the job hadn’t just been a summer temp thing or the fact that it only paid minimum wage, I probably would have kept it for a long time. I love telling kids about animals. If I do decide to pursue a teaching career, I think it would be a lot of fun to teach kids about the life sciences.
I have also worked at a wine testing lab (not nearly as fun as it sounds, no I didn’t get to drink the wine), the computer help desk at my college, Bath and Body Works (where I always had a headache but I smelled AMAZING), a Kayak shop selling kayaks even though I’ve never been kayaking in my life, a waitress and dish washer, and a dog kennel where my job was to scoop poop and play with dogs all day. I think the dog kennel was my favorite. It was hard work at times, but then we’d get a puppy boarder and the day would get a whole lot better.
What are some random jobs you’ve had? Anything memorable?