Every Job I’ve Ever Had: McDonald’s, Hospital Housekeeper, Real Estate, Editing

When I was 14, my dad drove me to our local McDonald’s and told me to fill out an application.

Every Job I’ve Ever Had: Drink Hustler, Aircraft Wirer, Goddess of Tubes

I may not have had a lucrative career, but I can say that I’ve had some interesting jobs in my lifetime.

Every Job I’ve Ever Had: Server, Assistant Director of Education, Administrative Assistant

I wanted to be the first person since Robert Frost to make a living writing poetry.

Every Nanny Job I’ve Ever Had

I wanted to travel the world—so I signed up to be a nanny.

Every Job I’ve Ever Had: Scopist, Immigration Law Clerk, Civil Rights Attorney

As a scopist, I was responsible for listening to the recording that a stenographer had transcribed and making sure that the final transcript was accurate word-for-word to the recording.

Every Job I’ve Ever Had: Waitress, Tech Support, Disney Receptionist

I don’t regret any jobs I’ve had in the past, but it was unquestionably not the path I thought my life would take.

Every Job I’ve Ever Had: Sex Worker, Chess Teacher, Lawyer

Plus lifeguard, au pair, pole dance studio owner, entrepreneur, and more.

Every Job I’ve Ever Had: Fast Food, Home Health Care, Retail, Marketing

Here’s what I’ve been getting paid to do for the last 15 years.