Writing Lists – Jobs I’ve had since I was 10


 Anna Fonté challenges you to write a list that transcends its orderly or numbered format

I’ve always had a job as long as I can remember. I remember my first paying job was to babysit my neighbours disabled daughter for an hour or so when I was just eight years old.

1. Babysitting

2. Paper route

3. Cashier in my parents’ milk store

4. Working in Woolworths keeping shelves tidy

5. Sales clerk in my parents’ fabric store

6. Embossing metal address plates at Pitney Bowes

7. Factory worker – vacuum packing perfume samples

8. Cashier at Dominion

9. Waitress

10. Assembly line at Mattell Toy Co. making Barbie tents

11. Chamber maid at a small hotel in Germany

12. Office clerk at Ontario Produce

13. Family Studies Teacher

14. Delivering Flowers

15. Selling Regal products

16. Selling and demonstrating needlecraft kits

17. Doing house parties for a line of clothing

18. Colour consultant and make-up artist

19. Making and selling crafts at local craft shows

20. Guidance counsellor

21. On a writing panel creating an educational document

22. Census taker for election lists

23. Delivering flyers

24. Teaching knitting classes at the community school

25. Chairperson and grade 5 homeroom teacher

26. Librarian and art teacher

All these jobs were paid positions. I’m sure I’ve missed one or two along the way. As I head towards retirement I’m already thinking about my next career.

For more tips on writing lists check out The Daily Post Writing Challenge – List Lesson

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