The Serial Worker’s Job List

NOTE TO READERS: Not all of my job tales will be available simultaneously online. I’ve posted a sampling that will change and evolve in hopes that you’ll stay interested. The original objective was to post the narratives in chronological order, but then it would take an eternity to get to the good stuff. Why wait?

All tales are as true as one’s memory might allow.

ESTHERVILLE, IA

1.   Housekeeper (Age 12-14)
2.   Corn Roguer (Age 13)
3.   Ice Cream Counter Girl (Age 14)
4.   Family Restaurant Counter Girl (Age 14-15)
5.   Sales Clerk (Age 15)
6.   Drive-thru Counter Girl (Age 16-19)
7.   Home Health Aide #1 (Age 16)
8.   Home Health Aide #2 (Age 16)
9.   Fast Food Counter Girl (Age 16)
10. Bus Girl / Pizza Maker (Age 16-17)
11. Coupon Book Delivery Girl (Age 17)
12. Corn Detasseler (Age 17)

A MOVE TO AMES, IA

13. Multi-Restaurant Delivery Girl (Age 17)

(BACK TO) ESTHERVILLE, IA

14. Egg Factory Worker

A MOVE TO STATEN ISLAND, NY

15. Dental Office Receptionist

(BACK TO) ESTHERVILLE, IA

16. Bean Walker

A MOVE TO NEW YORK, NY

17. Abortion Rights Phone Solicitor
18. Nightclub Pass Distributor
19. Student Janitor
20. Display Setup Grunt

(BACK TO) ESTHERVILLE, IA

21. Tour Boat Bartender

A MOVE TO IOWA CITY, IA

22. College Cafeteria Worker
23. Grocery Cashier
24. Medical Records Filer
25. Caterer
26. Newspaper Intern
27. Artist-in-Residence
28. Preview Arts Writer
29. Research Assistant
30. Arts & Entertainment Editor
31. Grocery Deli Worker
32. Overnight Grocery Stocker
33. Test Scorer #1

(BACK TO) NEW YORK, NY

34. Assistant Historical Romance Editor
35. Waitress
36. Dog Walker

(BACK TO) IOWA CITY, IA

37. Bartender
38. Pizza Delivery Girl

A MOVE TO PORTLAND, OR

39. Cocktail Waitress
40. Independent Living Guide

(BACK TO) IOWA CITY, IA

41. Motel Desk Clerk
42. Eldercare
43. Curator
44. Taxi Driver #1
45. Taxi Driver #2
46. Golf Course Flower Girl
47. Test Scorer #2
48. Prep Cook
49. Line Cook
50. Food Co-op Cook
51. Bread Baker

A MOVE TO WEST DES MOINES, IA

52. Bread Baker/Retail Manager

A MOVE TO BOSTON, MA

53. Cable Company Receptionist
54. Biotech Receptionist
55. Retail Bakery Manager
56. Software Company Receptionist
57. Gift Wrapper
58. Ice Cream Counter Girl #2
59. Executive Assistant
60. Women’s College Receptionist
61. Agency Liaison
62. General Contractor Receptionist
63. Office Cleaner

A MOVE TO WILTON, CT

64. Eldercare #2
65. Dog Sitter
66. Seamstress Assistant
67. Gift Wrapper #2

A MOVE TO FAIRFIELD, CT

68. Jewelry Store Bookkeeper

(BACK TO) NEW YORK, NY

69. Executive Assistant #1
70. Executive Assistant #2
71. Executive Assistant #3
72. Executive Assistant #4

A MOVE TO GREENFIELD, MA

73. Light Industrial Employment Specialist

A MOVE TO NORTHAMPTON, MA

74. Office Manager

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