what did you do in your former life? - page 2

This is for all those who have changed careers....what did you do before you decided to become a nurse??? This is just to satisfy my own curiosity....I am currently working in retail and have... Read More

  1. by   bigmona
    go go dancer

    just kidding- i watched tv for a living. i'm actually not kidding about that. it was part of a research study that i was assisting on looking at how media influences adolescent behaviors and attitudes.
  2. by   lannisz
    I was a case manager/social worker
  3. by   decartes
    I was a former Calvin Klein underwear model and a food industry Quality Assurance Manager.
  4. by   ABQLNDRN
    I was in the Air Force, a karaoke show host, a waitress, a car salesperson, and a bartender! :spin:
  5. by   RN007
    I have a BA in speech and theatre and worked in arts administration for awhile before I became a travel agent. Then I went back to school to get an MS in public relations where I worked for 20+ years.

    When I got two lay-off notices in a row and then couldn't find a real full-time job after freelancing and contracting for a few years (to be around for my young children), I knew something was up. When I opened my heart and listened, I got the call to serve and have enjoyed every minute of my ride!
  6. by   nursebearfeet
    i was a swim suit and lingerie model, no i am not kidding. i have pictures to prove it. and because i know you will ask why... everyone does! i'll tell you. once upon a very traumatic evening in the company of a crazed lunatic i found myself thinking, i dont want people standing over my grave saying " wow she sure was a pretty girl." is that is, is that all i am? the rest is history. so, ask your self this, what would people say over your grave?
  7. by   twinmommy+2
    I was an underground pipeline locator for a couple of different places before nursing. People love that I tell them that while I'm starting IV's on them lol. I was also in the ARMY as a Tracked Vehicle Repairman where I repaired A1 abrams engine.
  8. by   navynurse06
    I was an assistant manager at the Dollar Tree while I was in high school and 1st half of nursing school. Then I was a nurse tech through the last half of nursing school.
  9. by   sam027000
    I have a BA in economics and worked as the research manager for a local economic development group. It was a fun job, but it wasn't my passion. I also decided pretty quickly that I didn't want to sit in front of a computer all day for the rest of my life!!
  10. by   RN007
    Quote from nursebearfeet
    i was a swim suit and lingerie model, no i am not kidding.
    hey, we have a former calvin klein underwear model, too. with all this extra talent, we could publish an allnurses.com swimsuit edition, do economic research, develop a marketing and pr plan, and any of us could perform cpr on the customers who get a little too excited! :chuckle
  11. by   WickedRedRN
    Quote from decartes
    I was a former Calvin Klein underwear model and a food industry Quality Assurance Manager.

    Hey, me too! Well, not the Calvin Klein underwear model part, but I was a Quality Control Supervisor/HACCP Coordinator in a meat processing facility.
  12. by   loricatus
    A Physician Recruiter (headhunter) and actually started up a company only to sell it after a few years to go back to school, an office manager for an air conditioning company (ages ago), an operations manager for a medical malpractice case review company, a woman's clothing store manager and telephone operator for a doctor's answering service.
  13. by   LZRN
    U.S. Marine 11.5 yrs, BS Criminal Justice, Defense Contractor, TSA. Currently Working in a local ER, trying to pass the NCLEX, and working on my BSN. Ain't life grand, all most forgot, occasional beer belly model!