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Happy Labor Day! (Contest)
Monday, September 5th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Eileen McCall!

There’s just a slight chance of rain today, so we’re planning on hitting the pool this afternoon. The water’s still warm enough I don’t gasp when I step down into it. I have to make good use of the final days of our swimming season! The SIL worked 4-days-on/4-days-off as a police officer, so no impact there. He’s off though, so he can enjoy (hahaha) having the kids around today.

For those of you celebrating the Labor Day holiday—enjoy the day off! I hope you’re lighting up the grill and enjoying the sunshine.

So, in the spirit of Labor Day, tell me about your worst and best jobs for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift certificate! 

I’ll start.

Best job ever? Brand new butter-bar lieutenant assigned as a platoon leader to a unit that set up communications sites on mountain tops in the middle of winter in support of other units playing wargames. (Phew! That was a long sentence!) Living in a tent in 10-degree weather for a month (think about it—bathing in a bucket you warm on a Coleman heater, sliding on frozen paths to the latrine) was soooo hard and still so much fun. Climbing those microwave towers when they were coated in ice? Thrilling!

Worst job ever? Teaching 10th-graders history.

Your turn!

Psst! And don’t forget. I have contests to close out, but most of the ones listed on this post are still open!

14 comments to “Happy Labor Day! (Contest)”

  1. Charlene Whitehouse
    · September 5th, 2022 at 11:28 am · Link

    My best job was working in a nursing home for nearly 10 years and my worst was working at Burger King.

  2. Delaine McLafferty
    · September 5th, 2022 at 11:56 am · Link

    My best was working in a print shop for 6 years.

    My worst was working in a warehouse for 26 years.

    Worked for the same company but in different buildings with the same parking lot.

  3. Colleen C
    · September 5th, 2022 at 12:23 pm · Link

    My best: working with show dogs
    My worst: grocery store

  4. Beverly
    · September 5th, 2022 at 1:23 pm · Link

    My worst??? I’m going to say when I worked at Sears….long time ago…we had to ring everything into an ancient cash register by looking at tags for price….before the times of scanning. And you never knew which department they’d put you in so you never knew what you’d be selling. My best was working in the hospital meeting the patients, register them for testing & admitting them. Talking to them when they’d be nervous about something going on with them. I didn’t heal any of them but I was kind. I liked it.

  5. bn100
    · September 5th, 2022 at 2:52 pm · Link

    n/a to both

  6. miki
    · September 5th, 2022 at 3:01 pm · Link

    haven’t found the best job yet, the worst student job counting coupons at the bank

  7. Mary McCoy
    · September 5th, 2022 at 3:17 pm · Link

    Best job — Mom!
    Worst— teller in a savings and loan….. before computers!

  8. Mary Preston
    · September 5th, 2022 at 3:59 pm · Link

    Best job was working in the kitchen at a convent. I was straight out of high-school, very young. They treated me like I was the daughter they, the nuns, would never have.

    Worst job was my last job before I retired. I worked in a Kindergarten with staff who just didn’t care that I was/am a person with feelings.

  9. flchen1
    · September 5th, 2022 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Best? Current one 🙂 Freelance editing, subbing with the local school district, and momming 😉

    Worst? I’m not sure–I’ve been blessed with great coworkers if not always great jobs!

  10. Katherine Anderson
    · September 5th, 2022 at 9:28 pm · Link

    Best my curretn position in Inclusive Eduaction

    worst working at a bag shot called strandbags…. Lets not go there

  11. ButtonsMom2003
    · September 6th, 2022 at 12:46 am · Link

    I only worked for three different places and none of them were really horrible. My first job was when I was a senior in HS. I was a telephone solicitor for Olan Mills Portrait Studios. This was in 1973 – before touch tone phones, before any kind of automation at all. We had rotary dial phones and a printed list of phone numbers to call. I was good at it and always met my quota but I was so relieved when my mom said I could quit!

    I worked for the same federal agency for 38 years and held many different jobs. My last one was probably the best because I could work from home 3 days a week. I did computer support for offices all of the US and I loved it.

  12. Eileen McCall
    · September 6th, 2022 at 10:23 am · Link

    Worst job: long term substitute teacher teaching middle school math. I taught 9 weeks in a 10 week semester and they thought the grades I gave them didn’t count!

    Best job: Not long before I retired from civil service, I worked on a special project that sent me out to sea on large deck Navy amphibious ships. 12 on/12 off 7 days a week for 6 week, living onboard and going to sea. One of the gents in my group sat with me a dinner and told me that the average age onboard was 19, but he, the Chaplain and I were the three oldest there! I did 11 years in the Navy as well as 21 working for the Navy as a GS worker, but that job was the only time I got to go to sea.

  13. Jana
    · September 10th, 2022 at 11:08 am · Link

    BEST JOB EVER–teaching 7th grade Texas History

    WORST JOB EVER–teaching 7th grade Texas History


  14. Delilah
    · September 17th, 2022 at 9:01 am · Link

    Thanks for sharing your best and worst jobs!

    The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Eileen McCall!

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