Go Back   Bloggingheads Community > Diavlog comments
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

Diavlog comments Post comments about particular diavlogs here.
(Users cannot create new threads.)

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #21  
Old 12-08-2011, 01:35 AM
TwinSwords TwinSwords is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Heartland Conservative
Posts: 4,933
Default Re: Daniel likes hard work, too bad his party finds it passe.

Quote:
Originally Posted by miceelf View Post
We've kind of had a poll of sorts about which of us are religious and not, and it hasn't broken in the way one might have expected. I am curious about whether other people here have done manual labour for pay, and if so, what kind and over what period of time.
When I was 13, my next door neighbor hired me to scrape all the old paint off their two car garage and then repaint it. I agreed to do it for $50, but they paid me $60. As an aside, last weekend one of my friends paid a neighborhood kid $50 for one day's yard work -- basically raking leaves in his (admittedly large) front and back yard.

When I was 14, my older brother (who was 20) bought a small machine parts manufacturing company. (Mostly automotive parts, though he did get some defense contracts making parts for tanks.) I worked part time in the shop for the next couple of years operating a chromic acid tank and sandblasting machine parts. In retrospect, this was all probably illegal, though we didn't care: we were libertarians. (My brother dragged me into his libertarianism when I was about 13, and it lasted until I was about 19.)

For a few years starting around 13-14, I had two paper routes: Before school I delivered the Detroit Free Press to ~125 customers, and after school I delivered the Detroit News to ~100 customers.

From 17-19, I was a Little League coach.

From 19-20 (two summers) I was a camp counselor at the UAW's Black Lake Family Center. Best job I ever had.

After college, I worked for about a year as the manager of my brother's game store.

After college, I also worked for about 3 years as a free lance photographer, which involved taking pictures and then developing the film and making prints in my darkroom.

After that, I got hired at Megacorp International and I've been sitting at a desk ever since.
__________________
"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." -- Adam Smith
Reply With Quote
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.