Best/Worst Jobs Before Nursing? - page 5

What were the best and worst jobs you ever had before becoming a nurse? My best was as a vocalist for a band. In fact, if you watch the movie "My Life" w/ Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman, I was... Read More

  1. by   BBFRN
    Originally posted by jadednurse
    Hee hee! Did you have to throw dirt on the housewife's floor when she answered the door so you could demonstrate how good the vacuum was?
    No, thank God!!:chuckle I probably would've gotten my butt kicked!
  2. by   lateblumer
    Best job : working at wal-mart electronics department. We had a blast. Music, computers, cds, dvds, party all day long and get paid for it.

    Worst job: sand blaster at a pan coating plant. I couldn't get rid of the sand! it was always EVERYWHERE! (and i do mean EVERYWHERE!)
  3. by   Ex-Dilbert
    What a fascinating thread this has been to read!

    Worst job: I was a bill collector for six years. I've been cussed at, personally threatened with bodily harm, and had people threaten suicide. (One of my co-workers did actually have a guy shoot himself in the head while on the phone with him).

    Best job: Fraud investigator for a large bank. I looked for counterfeit and forged checks. It was very interesting and I worked with great people.
  4. by   straba
    Best Job: Sound Engineer for 48 track studio

    Worst Job: BK baby!!!!!
  5. by   petiteflower
    Best job---bartending--until people found out I was in nursing school---then I had to listen to all of their families health problems.

    Worst job---bridge construction and taxi driving---it's a tie
  6. by   AHarri66
    Best job---pharmacy tech @ Mass. General...what a learning experience!

    Worst job---taking phone orders at a small, family-owned pizza shop; the entire family was totally disfunctional, and I kept expecting Don Corleone to walk in the door.
    I quit after 2 weeks
  7. by   jadednurse
  8. by   gizzy76
    Best Job - Working in a cottage style setting with Alzheimers Residents. I was the primary caregiver in their "home" and got to make meals and help with cleaning etc. It was so much fun.

    Worst Job - Working in a donut shop (I won't name which chain) and being treated like crap the whole time I worked there.
  9. by   nursenoelle
    Worst- Photographer's assistant, well sorta, the guy took pictures of tourists in the streets with his parrots. I got to clean the cages- He did name a bird after me though.

    Best Job- Volunteer at Tripler Army Medical Center in HI when I was like 12. My mom worked for the Red Cross,and would take me to work. I loved the veterans, it was like having a bunch of grampas. Used to take them magazines and books.
  10. by   woodymic
    Best Job: Bookeeper a not for profit foundation dedicated to higher education. No pressure, constant fun, and catered lunch every day. Got to speak to interesting people like the Dean of Harvard University, who were as charming as they could be, 'cause they wanted grants.

    Worst Job: It's a tie. One would have to be McDonalds when I was 16. I worked the counter, but at close had to CLEAN THE MENS' RESTROOM. I had never seen a urinal before. My mom made me quit when she found out.
    The other would be as a bookkeeper at a pool and spa supply warehouse. My office was IN the warehouse, I smelled of chlorine, and I was the only woman there. The unisex bathroom was stocked with porno mags, and the guys did drugs out in the warehouse when it was slow. My husband made me quit that one.
  11. by   karenG
    you have done such interesting things.........!

    worst job.....waitress/chambermaid in a hotel- you would not believe the things people do in their rooms!

    best job...shelving books in a library-pay was brilliant and I could borrow as many books as I liked!! ok I'm a bookworm!!

  12. by   CrisBirm
    Best job: Mom
    Worst job: None really, scary huh?
  13. by   Zinnia
    Best job..working at a stable in Virginia. Cleaning stalls ,feeding,grooming the horses and exercising them. The lady boss would show up out of the house after I loaded the horse into the van,so she could go to a hunt or show. And for this...$1.50/hr.!!!! I was terrorized by her geese.
    worst job..making surgical needles curvy for 8 hours a day. tiny needle in the machine,get hands out of way,stomp. get hands out of way,stomp X 8 hours.