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Application trainer….Paid travelling for 49 weeks a year

They actually paid me full time to travel around Europe and the Middle East to do trainings….Application trainings…Which meant I got to go to all these great places like Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Israel…hotels on the beach…everything paid for…nice hotels….

Trainings which meant it was quite easy as once you get used to it, you know [...]

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Management that should never have been conceived.

I managed a project which I didn’t manage. Basically, I was managing a project that was completely being managed and being prepared to be sent out to England, but they weren’t telling anybody in Munich. So basically I was hiring people and they were planning to move the whole project to the UK [...]

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Financial Analyst in London…..Company man.

I’m a financial analyst for a large company. I worked for them before I graduated University and then I took the job full time. I was attracted to the opportunity to learn, travel, work for a good company. I’ve been doing it for 2 and a half years. I absolutely like [...]

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bar worker…..people get stuck at the Irish pub

(The speaker is Irish and visiting his old pub of employment in Munich, an Irish pub)
Once, I worked here…and I worked here for a long time. I used to walk down the stairs every day. And when I walked in here, my heart would fall…my heart would just die.
And it was very nice…I [...]

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Sanding for Londons Nouveau riche

I was painting and decorating…but in practice, all I did was sanding down. It was very boring and I only did it for 6 days. All I did was sanding down…On the first day I came home with sanded down finger tips and realized that I needed a better pair of gloves.

I tried [...]

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Project Manager…..waiting for my toy boy.

I work as a project coordinator and I like to coordinate, but when I coordinate the same things all the time it gets a bit boring and so I’d like to change to a new job. And I’d like first to change into a new job in another country because it is more [...]

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Car Designer Career……enjoying tinkering.

I design cars in the UK. I’ve been doing this for 7-8 years now. I did the degree in Scotland and moved on from there. Every since I was a little kid, I liked cars and things like that. I saw the ad in the newspaper, interviewed, and got the job.
Day [...]

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Civil Lawyer…38 years giving criminals a chance.

I like my job. I’ve worked at this Job 38 years. I’m a lawyer here in Munich. I work with civil law. I work for the government.

I got the job after school….38 years ago.

I like that I work with people every day. Lot of problems you can help…you can help [...]

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Clown…..die penniless and happy

What’s my Job? Easy. I’m a Clown. I’m a
Clown. I say it twice ’cause everyone always says
“You’re a what????”.
I work in Ireland and have been doing Clowning for 6
years full time.
Before this I did some God AWFULL Jobs.
I went to McD’s after college and was promoted after
5 months to management. It wasn’t really difficult
to get [...]

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What is a Software Engineer…..taking it easy.

I’m a British software engineer working in Munich for a big American IT company. I joined the company straight out of university (after a spell of travel and unemployment). They were the first company to offer me a job, I really had no idea what I wanted to do within the IT world.
I worked in [...]

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Korea …Teacher

A friend of mine had lived in Korea for awhile and said that one could make good money there teaching English ($30-$40/hr). I wasn’t doing anything at the time, so I figured I might as well join him. At the very least it would be a fun experience.
And that is exactly what it [...]

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Planet Hollywood Waiter Job…….Putting off the Real World

After college, I decided that I would put off the real world and do the CIEE work abroad program. I’d highly recommend it to anyone as I had a great time. So I set off to France in search of employment, armed with broken French and a card which lets me work there [...]

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Powerbuilder Jobs…..Learning About Consulting vs. Contracting

I worked as a powerbuilder consultant for a small firm in New York City. Depending on the day, I’d go to various places and program their systems. Some places, I’d stay for several months, to the point that I felt like I was more of an employee of their place than mine.
This was [...]

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Electrical Engineer Careers……Dead if I am lucky.

I currently work in Milwaukee Wisconsin as
an electrical design engineer. I can’t say in what
industry due to it being “the only one in the state”
– I hate it.
Prior to this “terror jump” in jobs,
i was working in a small board house in Menomonee
Falls Wisconsin, this was perhaps the worst job i
had ever had in my [...]

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Kurdish Waiter Duties……..Dreaming of My Own Restaurant.

I work in a keller. Every day the people order and I serve them breakfast, lunch, apertifs. I came from Turkey. I’ve been here for 11 years in Zurich, Switzerland. I’m not actually Turkish, I’m Kurdish. In Turkey it is a bit hard for us. In 1988, I came [...]

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Dock Worker Job (Sjauer)…….bloody dangerous.

In Norway you call it (being a dock worker) a sjauer…translated it means a person who makes loud noise.
There was a boat which sank and they towed it into harbor. They needed people to take things off of the boat and put them in clean containers. They were going to chop up the [...]

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Xmas Furniture sales job…..don’t trust us.

I used to work for MFI as a salesman. I wasn’t allowed to sell kitchen because it was too valuable to the business so I sold furniture and bits and bobs. It was just over Christmas….everybody goes down there for Christmas because they need extra stuff and I got the job somehow.
These people, [...]

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Supermarket job….cleaning shelves.

There was a supermarket and like, I went around to get a supermarket job and they give you this mental arithmetic tests to see if you can work on the tils and I failed so I couldn’t work on the tils. I obviously made a good impression on the man in charge there because [...]

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Aids Researcher….rewarding, but family first

This is a story about two ex-careers.
I am currently in graduate school, in computer science, looking for a job while I continue in school.
As a student in the US, I really enjoyed teaching as a graduate assistant but I found a greater enjoyment in seeing my name in print in research journals. I spent thirteen years [...]

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whistleblower protection laws not enough….sales operations management

I went to work in September of 1991, when the company was a small privately owned $4 million concern. I got the job through a former boss that had gone to work there. I quickly rose through the ranks in sales, then in sales operations management. I loved my job, and was [...]

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