What 'adult' jobs did you hold before tech?

Raytheon / Eng mongolians
May 13 40 Comments

As an adult, to narrow the field.
For example, post college, I did phone sales, roofing & general labor, and asphalt seal coating...

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 40 Comments
  • Google -Knight~
    Pornstar and call center gig
    May 13 4
    • Raytheon / Eng mongolians
      OP
      Pics or gtfo
      May 13
    • Google __human__
      One gig doing both? Very interesting.
      May 13
    • LinkedIn tar-cfz
      At the same time?! :o
      May 13
    • Oracle / Eng aham
      Both skills go hand in hand. You utilised your skills well!
      May 13
  • Google / Eng
    sqrt(-1)

    Google Eng

    BIO
    Top Contributor or GTFO
    sqrt(-1)more
    Priest and lumberjack.
    May 13 3
    • Raytheon / Eng mongolians
      OP
      Elaborate if you will
      May 13
    • New Ejs
      He read the trees their last rites before cutting them down.
      May 13
    • New / Mgmt BlueBottl
      He supplied his own nativity and Easter (life sized) Jesus Crosses.
      May 13
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

    BIO
    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    I’ve only ever worked in tech. Even at 18 I was working in tech.
    May 13 1
    • New / Eng Bsky
      Prodigy
      May 13
  • Google __human__
    Freelance pharmaceuticals distribution
    May 13 1
    • Intel / Eng Who.Dis
      So a bike drug dealer?
      May 14
  • Cisco 83!ghiw
    None. But I can’t wait to hit 3M net worth with house paid off so I transition out of tech and teach or work for non profit. This Orwellian rat race is taking years off my life.
    May 13 0
  • Adobe Pnqj67
    Market research. Professional typist.
    May 13 1
    • Raytheon / Eng mongolians
      OP
      Typist skills must have transferred, so there is that!
      May 13
  • Server and retail associate in high school. Tbh I quite liked working retail, if the pay was decent I would've stuck with it.
    May 13 5
    • I hated retail🤦‍♂️
      May 13
    • New Ejs
      It totally depends on what you're selling and who you're selling to. I had the displeasure of working for a vegan grocery store in grade 10 and I wanted to murder the dumb hippies every day. In grade 12 I sold GPS systems to hunters at a Bass Pro Shop and it was a ton of fun.
      May 13
    • Clothing retail. But given I didn't have a degree and I was comparing it to working in a restaurant I honestly don't see what all the fuss is. Stores close at reasonable times and sure there are annoying customers but you're just standing around talking to people it's really not that hard.
      May 13
    • New》》》》 I was working first at grocery, then at BestBuy, selling TVs. Not so long ago.
      Retail is sucks overall
      May 13
    • Despite that you have to make people buy "certain" product, that some guys don't want to buy a TV from girl or people who make you cry....
      Yeah, for sensitive people like me, retail shouldn't be in the list of works
      May 13
  • Logitech oXrB48
    I don't think you know what "adult jobs" means.
    May 13 3
    • Raytheon / Eng mongolians
      OP
      Inform me
      May 13
    • Raytheon / Eng mongolians
      OP
      I guess, some perspective, the majority of the population is not in tech, but works in jobs closer to those that I listed. I never worked with minors in these jobs listed.
      May 13
    • Nvidia AWhimAway
      Adobe talking about porn
      May 13
  • New arhR58
    Research scientist with my PhD, but hustling for grants sucks. Before that worked as an admissions officer at a top 20 school.
    May 13 1
  • Yahoo / Product oopsy
    House painter, line cook, teacher, editor, sales.
    May 13 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    QLLw43

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Comscore, Inc.
    QLLw43more
    Floor associate at big but failing clothing store
    May 13 3
    • Raytheon / Eng mongolians
      OP
      Name???
      May 13
    • Amazon / Eng
      QLLw43

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Comscore, Inc.
      QLLw43more
      Jcpenney haha
      May 13
    • Raytheon / Eng mongolians
      OP
      It's still breathing...
      May 13
  • Salesforce tensorchic
    Research assistant and teaching assistant.
    May 13 0
  • Apple challengin
    None. I've been an SWE since I graduated more than a decade ago.
    May 13 0
  • Google GCPCE
    Auditor at a Big 4
    May 13 0
  • Electronic store
    May 13 0
  • New / Mgmt BlueBottl
    Physician, specializing in undersea and hyperbaric medicine.
    May 13 1
    • Didn't know that was a thing. Were you in the Navy?
      May 13
  • Google / Product
    bmy2012

    Google Product

    PRE
    PayPal, Google, Accenture
    bmy2012more
    Surprised there aren't more ex consultants around. Death to life in suits!
    May 13 0

Join verified employees in our anonymous social network! Download the app!

close