Category Archives: The Anti 9 to 5 mindset

My Random Job: Teaching ESL

You may have heard of Berlitz from the plethora of language tapes and programs that are out in the market. What you may not know is that Berlitz also has language schools throughout the world.  I landed a job at … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Hotel Brochure Delivery

If you’ve ever stayed at a hotel or motel, you know that they have TONS of touristy brochures for their guests. In the Seattle area, there is a company called www.pocketpicks.com that goes one step further and offers business-card sized brochures … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Artist in Residence, Taiwan

One of the cool things about having random jobs is that I’m never really tied to any one location, unless I want to be.  When an overseas opportunity arises, I have the freedom to take it. In Taiwan, there is … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Artist in Residence, Detroit

My awesome friend Ian used to work for www.InsideoutDetroit.org.  Inside Out is a literary arts program for the Detroit Public Schools. Each year, they hire local writers and artists to be in-residence and help the kids publish a literary magazine … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Dog walker

My very first job ever, even before the teenage adventures in babysitting, was as a dog-walker for my neighbor. I was in the 6th grade, and my neighbors were a young couple who worked full time and didn’t have any … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Election worker

My county in Washington (King County) has elections up to four times a year: a general (fall) a primary (late summer) and, if needed, two special elections (winter and spring.)  I actually didn’t know this until I got called to … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Derby Belle

I’ve met a lot of really cool people through teaching my Mystery Shopping classes. One of whom, Clara, ran a marketing and PR agency.  Clara liked my outgoing personality and hired me to be a “Derby Belle” for an event … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Standardized test scorer

Do you remember taking standardized tests in school?  I’m a horrible test taker.  I think I got something like a 20 on my ACT’s.  My mom wouldn’t even show me my SAT score thinking it would depress me too much. … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Vacuum cleaner salesman

Yes, I sold vacuums.  Actually, I sold a vacuum.  Well, truth be told, it wasn’t a vacuum, it was more of a “carpet cleaning system.” That’s right…I’m talking about Rainbows! If you haven’t heard of Rainbows by Rexair, well, you just haven’t … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Touring puppeteer

I have no idea how Das Puppenspeil came into my life.  I don’t even remember where I saw the ad, or who I had spoken to, to learn that they were casting puppeteers. All I remember is that sometime during my third year of college, … Continue reading

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