Well, it was the only job that I've ever had in the graphic design field. I was working for a company that makes high school and college graduation announcements and other accessories. It took me a year and a half after graduation to get that job, it was over an hour drive to and from my house, it only paid nine bucks an hour, I didn't get along with my boss, and I stayed pretty isolated most of the day, either behind the computer or behind a workbench in the corner of the factory, making displays. Employees were rather dispensable at this place. A lot of people got fired from there while I was working there... and I ended up being one of them.
But I hated the job so much and was so unhappy that I was actually relieved when they finally let me go.
I'm actually not much of a designer; much more of an illustrator. And I'm very UN-neat; that hurt me at that job because so much of my work had to be SO CLEAN.
Between that time and the time I started working in the medical field (five years ago, as an aide), I was in retail.
I'd love to find a good illustrating gig. I wouldn't mind still nursing part time if I could find a good gig.