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Joined: 5/12/2008
Msg: 1
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my job is pretty mundane office work, but in a really fun industry with lots of events and great perks which makes it interesting but not particularly unusual.

My youngest daughter has just come in from work having had an interview today with a view to transfering departments......if she gets it she'll be driving a 4 x 4 all day around the lion and tiger, bear and wolf enclosures at a safari that's what I call an unusual job

So, does anyone else have an unsual job - how did you manage to get into the field you are in?
Joined: 6/7/2008
Msg: 2
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Posted: 7/1/2008 10:48:15 AM
I have the most boring job in the world, but at least it has the added perks of being able to eat anything and everything that I make. (cookies, pies, donuts.... yummmy!). So I ain't complaining...
Joined: 4/18/2008
Msg: 3
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Posted: 7/1/2008 10:52:44 AM
My job entails dealing with nasty embarrassing situations, you see sights that offend your very sense of human dignity, you can be sworn at, abused and driven to the very depths of despair, wondering just how much one man can take?

Then an Emergency call comes in to brighten the day, and the management I have described above continue drinking tea from china cups and plotting further nastiness, while we go out and do what we do.

How did I get into it?
Simple - had to do something and I had failed my gynaecologist's examination.


My test to become one - Msg 4!
Joined: 10/14/2007
Msg: 4
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Posted: 7/1/2008 11:07:42 AM

and I had failed my gynaecologist's examination

Jeez, that's a bummer! What did he find? Do tell........
 Geordie Colin
Joined: 5/27/2008
Msg: 5
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Posted: 7/1/2008 11:41:52 AM
Unusual Jobs

Was working with a team of about 20 providing a private function for about the same number of extremly dodgy super rich people at a mansion of a hoodlems for his cosmetically enhanced wifes 40th birthday.
From 7pm until about 4am they were pampered with the most rediculously expensive food (prepared by the ex head chef of mossimans and myself ) champers and wines .
The waitresses where all models and out of work young actresses and performers,including a well known kyly imperonator (my fav)
Security was bloody rediculous,more like they were protecting George Bush.
But what made it most unusual was the 70's bands(a wifes birthday treat )-The real thing -and another one who i think where Tavaress,playing there few hits over and over again to an audience who didnt give a damn,and streaching each 3 minute song out to last about 6 minutes.The total boredom on the performers faces would have made me feel sorry for them,if it wasnt for how much they where paid!
The money spent per head was utterly rediculous.
Joined: 11/24/2006
Msg: 6
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Posted: 7/1/2008 12:51:39 PM

So, does anyone else have an unusual job - how did you manage to get into the field you are in?
Although my job is not that unusual, it is specialised. I am a drug worker, for the NHS, so in order to do my job properly you need to have knowledge of illicit drugs. I found it quite hard to get into the field, waiting 12 months, 8 months and 6 months for various CRB checks to be completed before I could commence various voluntary positions. I also passed a course at the Metropolitan University in Substance Misuse Mangement before I was employed in my current position.
Joined: 4/5/2008
Msg: 7
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Posted: 7/1/2008 4:17:47 PM
I was a Bingo caller once during my student days. Thats about the most unusual one for me, oh hang on I was an extra in police line ups too.
 Ruffy Tuffy Womble Basher
Joined: 10/3/2006
Msg: 8
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Posted: 7/2/2008 12:15:50 AM
I have a friend who sniffs armpits for a living.

 Ruffy Tuffy Womble Basher
Joined: 10/3/2006
Msg: 9
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Posted: 7/5/2008 2:57:48 PM
Boy oh Boy, did that kill the conversation or what?????

 Mannish Boy
Joined: 4/6/2008
Msg: 10
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Posted: 7/5/2008 3:01:35 PM
i used to push and pull 747's round an airport, that was a funky job
Joined: 1/23/2008
Msg: 11
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Posted: 7/5/2008 4:04:12 PM
My last career was considered unusual for a woman in the 1970's-1980's i was an electrician.

Now....... I help people come to terms with problems in their lives/sex lives. oh.. and i hypnotise people sometimes too.
found two problems with it. (being single) 1. they ask what you do and then run for the hills or ask if i'm analysing them. or.... 2. start telling me all their problems like they have a free appointment. can't win sometimes can ya eh?
 baal roop
Joined: 6/20/2008
Msg: 12
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Posted: 7/5/2008 4:12:03 PM
my job is painting the white dots on your aint very exciting..but you would have no dominos if it wasnt for there you go...?
Joined: 4/8/2008
Msg: 13
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Posted: 7/5/2008 4:22:44 PM
cant believe im telling you i did it for 2 bleeding weeks longest 2 weeks of my life.
i put cherries on bakewell tarts boring isnt the word i would use
Joined: 11/11/2007
Msg: 14
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Posted: 7/5/2008 4:24:42 PM
I have put the jelly in Pork Farms Pork Pies, never eaten one ever since.

Took over 10,000 Ford badges off of overalls and uniforms ready for a few lasses who could to sew new ones on (when they changed their corporate logo a bit).

Dug up many skeletons out of the ground, cleaned the bones and marked them.

Plucked Pheasants. I have a lovely thumb and forefinger action.
Joined: 5/27/2008
Msg: 15
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Posted: 7/5/2008 4:37:49 PM
i had a weeks work editing a short porn film this year for uk tv broadcast, and can honestly say it was the hardest weeks work of my life all seriousness it was very difficult because you can't show penetration over here still on tv, pity the camera guy didn't seem to remember that when shooting, ended up looking a right mess, good job i got paid in advance
Joined: 1/17/2006
Msg: 16
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Posted: 7/5/2008 11:41:29 PM
I go for a hike into the forest an pick a green leafy plant called Salal and sell it to a buying station. Salal is the big green leafy stems that you get in a boquet of flowers you buy in the store and it only grows wild on the west coast of British Columbia Canada.

Now would that be considered unusual?
Joined: 2/28/2008
Msg: 17
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Posted: 7/26/2008 6:22:40 AM
i used to be a chinese acrobat but they told me I was a little too flighty
Joined: 3/20/2008
Msg: 18
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Posted: 7/26/2008 7:03:49 AM
One of my jobs used to be to look after ( over night) a school hostel full of 15 - 18 year old girls.

The main thing was to lock up all the gates, and they were surrounded by huge walls, make sure they are in bed at 11pm, all the lights are off and all the doors are locked so they can not come out.

I do not think I have ever done a harder job.

A the times I would find matches sticks inserted into the locks, big bins outside the walls so someone can climb the wall.. I would find the girls putting the full make up and party dressed at 10.30 pm when there was no way they can come out of the buildings area ... sometimes the police would bring the girls back at 3 am while I had no clue how they exited as I would do a careful count and read the register before the bed time.

The days I did not work I would see them in Clubs and they would wave at me..

Still a mystery !!
Joined: 12/28/2007
Msg: 19
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Posted: 7/26/2008 8:28:10 AM
First job when i left school, during the summer holiday, while i waited for exam results.
I use to smash eggs.
Place down on the docks in Liverpool, use to sell frozen egg, to Sayers and such who made cakes.
Millions of cheap eggs would come straight off a ship from Poland, or Bolivia.
I can still feel my stomach turning over, we had to seperate all the green gunge and maggots into one bin, and the 'fresh' egg, into another.
Joined: 5/16/2008
Msg: 20
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Posted: 7/26/2008 5:05:58 PM
Nothing special, but I worked in a Yorkshire pudding factory for 2 years. (Don't laugh, at least I got off my ar5e and was working).
I will never ever buy puds again, have made my own since. What goes on in factory's like that was disgusting.
Joined: 1/26/2008
Msg: 21
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Posted: 7/29/2008 7:37:21 AM
in my time i have:
sold coffee over the phone
worked on a landfill site
packed tea bags (and we got a box of tea bags - russian ones - in our wages too!)
done various tests on sewage (including odour testing urk!)
made new crisp flavours

...and now i'm about to qualify as a mental health nurse...woop
Joined: 4/28/2007
Msg: 22
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Posted: 7/29/2008 7:42:42 AM
I have loads of jobs over the years but the worst one
opening competition entries and stapling the entries to the envelopes!

Although some of the entries were entertaining - you had to use the product in a recipe and attach a photo. Now any normal person would attach a photo of the dish they had made!! You think? You wouldn't believe how many people sent in the recipe and a photo of themselves!!! Duh
 R to the H
Joined: 8/11/2004
Msg: 23
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Posted: 7/29/2008 7:46:51 AM
I topped and tailed swedes at a farm in devon. Only did it for a day lol
Joined: 7/8/2008
Msg: 24
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Posted: 7/29/2008 8:13:35 AM
if i ever lost my job,id apply for one in a morgue.job garanteed for good there.
Joined: 3/31/2007
Msg: 25
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Posted: 7/29/2008 9:43:12 AM
whilst workin doin a large buffet for the officers mess many years ago, i had to pluck the eyelashes off a suckling pig that had been roasted n tidy up his eyebrows!!! then insert two large black olives into his lil eye sockets. !!!!!!!!

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