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Sunday, December 04, 2005

My Brilliant Career

Rian is due to wake up any second now but thought I should un-bury the ghost of my careers-past, those that have never seen the light of day on a resume:

- Babysitter
- Samosa maker
- Coffee barrista - until I got sacked for the 1st time
- Cleaner - now I always tip the cleaners at hotels, glad I 'moved on'
- Laundromat attendant - terrible terrible job, having to do other peoples laundry
- Chef at a gay-lesbian cafe - I totally made up a resume for this but was really broke.
- Coffee barrista - 2nd time got fired
- Hostess at a massage parlour - 'spa' as I like to call it now but I got lots of tips!
- Hotel receptionist at a gay hotel - one of the rooms was called the 'dungeon', need I say more
- Telemarketer for Concordia U - sadly, I was really good at it and won all the nightly incentive prizes
- Shop clerk in a ugly sweater store

Wow, colourful, eh? And that doesn't even have my professional jobs working at the UN, with HIV+ pregnant women, fair trade, development in E. Africa and now infectious diseases.


  • At 5:50 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    love it. i must know, why were you fired from both of your barista positions?? tell.

    and where on earth were you employed as a samosa maker?? i can not picture that at all!!

  • At 8:00 PM, Blogger Anne-Marie said…

    I too, was fired from a Barista position. Funny though, when I was hired I didn't drink coffee - actually hated it! Had to lie when I was interviewed and all thru training. "Yum, yes, I can definitely taste the chocolate and what a fantastic aroma!". Luckily, God invented lattes.

  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger landismom said…

    Oh god, I once worked the coffee counter at a ridiculously upscale supermarket, and I wanted to FLAY the customers almost. every. day.

    My best job-not-on-a-resume, though, was doing set-up for Cirque du Soleil.

  • At 8:44 PM, Blogger Cataclysm said…

    And maybe I want to open a cafe just to be able to sack all of my employees?!! The revenge of the brutal barrista!

    I was actually fired for all the wrong reasons... the first time was devastating as I was only 17 and falsely accused of stealing. But the 2nd time, man, I was a terrible employee. It was at the Gourmet Garage in SoHo and wow, I ate really well unofficially! We were supposed to throw out any un-sold $5-$6 bread but would put it in clean garbage bags out near the rest of the trash - I then played Santa as was swarmed when I got back to Harlem handing out loaves. But I was sacked for being late as they were trying to trim staff after the Xmas rush. The neighbourhood & my roomates grieved!


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