There's a whole hashtag thing going on on twitter called #firstsevenjobs. According to Twitter Moments, a tweet by Marian Call started the whole thing.
What were your first 7 jobs?
Babysitting, janitorial, slinging coffee, yard work, writing radio news, voice-overs, data entry/secretarial— Marian Call (@mariancall) August 5, 2016
When I woke up this morning, I was thinking about it, and realized I've had more jobs than I thought. I decided to join the meme and write it out. It's not in a tweet, but still fun.
- Redwood Grove Nature Camp Counselor (two summers in a row)
- Camp Oljato Boy Scout Camp Counselor (three summers in a row)
- Sysadmin / IT Person County of Sonoma
- Camp Oljato Boy Scout Camp Area Director
- Cal Poly Lab Monitor
- Intern at Adobe (two summers in a row)
This kind of blows my mind, I had forgotten how I much I had worked before I started a job that ended up being my career. A bunch of my friends (and people I follow) posted to the tweet as well, and it was cool to discover many had interesting jobs before they ended up in the profession of choice. What's also fun to realize that some will probably change fields again. Also, this reminds me that I love how many people come to tech from unusual and fun backgrounds.
1 web designer
3 web master
4 financial analyst
5 management consultant
7 founder @onuniverse— Kayvon Tehranian (@saturnial) August 6, 2016
whatever was available on Craigslist
halfhearted physicist— yan (@bcrypt) August 7, 2016
math tutor, math camp counselor, math tutor, lab assistant, math summer researcher, math TA, grad student #firstsevenjobs— Julia Evans (@b0rk) August 7, 2016
Weekly newspaper editor
Customer service rep— Riley Martinez-Lynch (@rgm_l) August 7, 2016
Garden center asst
Vet clinic dog walker
Retail clothing sales associate
USPS mail sorter#firstsevenjobs— Jessica Sorrell (@OptimistsInc) August 7, 2016
Production Designer— Mina Markham (@MinaMarkham) August 7, 2016
Waffle House cook,
Jimmy Johns driver,
Systems Operator.— ᴱʳᶰᵉˢᵗ ᵂ⋅ ᴰᵘʳᵇᶦᶰ ᴵᴵᴵ (@EWDurbin) August 6, 2016
Lecturer— #annsplaining (@anyharder) August 7, 2016
PR for science group
imaging lab consultant
startup#first7jobs— Michelle Wetzler (@michellewetzler) August 7, 2016
Fry guy @ mcdonalds
Book store clerk
Festival techie #firststevenjobs— o(^^Q) (@niket) August 8, 2016
- UPDATE (2016-08-09): Wow, completely forgot I worked at Adobe for two summers.
- UPDATE (2016-08-16): Fixed some tweets.