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My Random Job: Sexual Health Clinic Advisor

While I was in college, I got the best job ever for a young college student: I worked as an advisor in the sexual health resource clinic. I was only there for a few months, maybe five or so, but … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Ronald McDonald’s bodyguard

“Does Ronald McDonald need a bodyguard?” I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked that very question. And I always reply, with a sly look in my eye, “Yes. Twelve-year-old boys were the worst.” And, frankly…they were. … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Phone book deliverer

Did you know it’s required by law for every residence to receive a phone book?  I didn’t know that…until I worked as a phone book delivery person! Yes, we know that you probably will just recycle them…or use them to … Continue reading

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My Random Job: Underwater model

Granted, I have a lot of quirks…one that really gets my hackles all up in a bunch is getting my ears wet.  Yeah, I know, it’s weird.  I don’t like getting my ears wet, I don’t like putting my face … Continue reading

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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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