First Seven Jobs

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.

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.

  1. Babysitter
  2. Redwood Grove Nature Camp Counselor (two summers in a row)
  3. Camp Oljato Boy Scout Camp Counselor (three summers in a row)
  4. Sysadmin / IT Person County of Sonoma
  5. Camp Oljato Boy Scout Camp Area Director
  6. Cal Poly Lab Monitor
  7. 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.

  • UPDATE (2016-08-09): Wow, completely forgot I worked at Adobe for two summers.
  • UPDATE (2016-08-16): Fixed some tweets.