Thursday, March 27, 2014

Odd Job Resume

They say you have to go through a few hardships before you find your place in the world, right? Well, in my case, that means working various odd jobs before I finally discovered my passion. No matter how big or small the job was, it was always a learning experience and I unfailingly took something away from it. Like that summer when I worked for my brother-in-law's landscaping business. I learned that I wasn't cut out to do hard labor and if you batted your eyelashes enough you could get any guy to push a wheel barrel full of rocks for you. And at my very first job at the Hanes outlet in Freeport I learned never to walk into a dressing room if you were called in for assistance without your eyes closed because you were most likely going to see some boobs. Even though my degree is in Media Studies (what is that anyways?) and I am technically writing this blog as well as writing for Starpulse, I am still not pursing my passion full time but it's OK because I love my job and can merely chalk it up as a profession I have dabbled in. Other professions I have dabbled in you may ask? Here it goes.

One summer in high school, I worked for Gibraltar Pools in the Cooks Corner Mall in Brunswick attempting to sell unsuspecting mall shoppers a pool. Does anyone remember that random pool that sat outside the T.J. Maxx? Yup, I was that girl who approached you to ask if  had a pool already or if you were looking to buy one. Most of the time I just stood there smiling at people and wrote down all of my family and friend's phone numbers on the contact list at the end of the day. What did I get out of that job? The validation that I was not a good pool salesperson. I also worked in the SEARS in that same mall in the Home Goods section, was a salesperson (yet again?) at Victoria's Secret where I saw many more boobs in the dressing room, I was a hostess at On the Border, a hair model, a showgirl at the Bangor Casino on New Year's Eve and did my time as a promotional model for various liquor companies in which I dressed up in crazy costumes and paraded around bars in Boston.
You all know about my wiener slinging days at the hot dog stands in Freeport, I have interviewed celebs on red carpet events for Starpulse, dealt Poker, did a few runway shows, flew to North Carolina once to interview for the Miss Sprint Cup position (for all you NASCAR fans out there) and even was the emcee for the world's largest Jenga game at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.You want more? For one night only, I was a Go-Go Dancer at a gay bar until I discovered how uncomfortable I was walking around in a bra, underwear and Go Go boots (yes Mom, I was fully clothed) accepting dollar bills in my boots while being called 'Natasha from Slovakia.' Not proud of that one...and while I was a full time assistant at KPMG, I took a few half days to model for Boston Costume. That was actually one of my favorite jobs. I went to the back of store where they dressed me up in crazy costumes (like the Tina Turner one I shared) and took pictures of me for their website. Looking back on all of these 'occupations' I think I am ready to retire at 32. But I will keep on working for a few years until I am a stay-at-home mom/pickle maker/fitness model/novelist. Just a few more crazy jobs I'd like to try...  

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