A week ago, singer/songwriter Marian Call asked her followers via Twitter: “What were your first 7 jobs?”
She relayed her own experience in providing the first answer: babysitting, janitorial, slinging coffee, yard work, writing radio news, voice-overs, data-entry/secretarial.
Before long, the hashtag #FirstSevenJobs began trending. Celebrities, entrepreneurs, CEOs–and everybody else–soon joined in. A quick search on Twitter for the phrase reveals the humble beginnings of numerous success stories–from Buzz Aldrin’s stint as a dishwasher to Stephen Colbert’s work selling futons.
I thought I would add my own list of the first seven jobs I’ve had, if my memory serves me correctly:
- plant waterer
- school janitor
- pizza delivery guy
- magazine salesman
And speaking of odd jobs, here’s Harry Chapin singing Odd Job Man. I have to admit I never had the kind of job Harry ended up with in the song…