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Listmania: Some Of The Jobs I’ve Had

February 8, 2013

This weeks Listmania link up is tell us about your previous jobs. Although I don’t think my past is terribly interesting but I cannot wait to hear about everyone else’s.

Pizza Hut

Ah my first casual job… which led to my first full time job. I rose in the ranks of Pizza Hut – pizza maker and server to the management team. I didn’t do too badly I thought but it really was a lot of responsibility for a 19 year old…


Daydream IslandI worked then for a few different hotels in their Food and Beverage Departments (which basically means as a waitress) while I studied. That led me to Daydream Island (in the Whitsunday’s) where I worked and lived. So much fun.


CentraAfter Daydream Island I came back to Melbourne and worked for a few years at Centra Hotel, which is now something else completely but at the time it was a fancy 4 star hotel, I also rose through the ranks there but left when they wouldn’t develop me further – my then boss cried when I resigned!

I then moved to a desk job! I worked for the public service in Human Resources for a few years. Then I went to my current and most important job of all. A mum.

The photos are all mine, they are things I had stuck in a scrapbook of sorts – I have loved looking back at them!

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  1. February 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

    – Checkout chick at Coles (during years 9-10 at school)
    – Drycleaners assistant (years 11-12)
    – High school tutor, debating adjudicator, babysitter, bookshop clerk (during uni)
    – Fulltime scholarship Masters candidate
    – Editor at small educational publisher
    – Publications officer at two different govt departments
    – Editor at a 24/7 online news service
    – Policy Adviser in govt
    – Now – Professional / technical writer, Mum, and household logistics queen 🙂

    • nellbe
      February 11, 2013 at 6:32 am

      Wow Kathy such interesting jobs! Love the household logistics queen title 🙂

  2. Mary Preston
    February 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Too many to list, but my very first job was as a ‘domestic’ in a convent. THAT was an eye opener.

    • nellbe
      February 11, 2013 at 6:31 am

      Oh that would have been Mary!

  3. Bec
    February 11, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Snap on pizza hut!! I did the same, dish washer to Shift supervisor over 6 years! Great training grounds!

    • nellbe
      February 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      It was a great training ground for sure! Although it took me a while to eat pizza again after leaving.

  4. February 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I can only imagine how awesoem the experience was at daydream island – very cool!

    • nellbe
      February 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      It was so awesome, great times and great memories.

  5. February 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I love that you have saved all these pieces of memorabilia from your old jobs. I wish I had done the same. Daydream Island sounds like a wonderful place to have lived and worked.

    • nellbe
      February 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      I knew it would come in handy at some point! Who knew it would be for a blog post 🙂

  6. Lisa
    February 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Daydream island must have been fun! As a former waitress I found there is a lot of responsibility but not the paycheck to compensate! But it’s a great way to meet interesting people.

    • nellbe
      February 13, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Waitressing is hard work, being the messenger between guest and chef is not easy. Being on Daydream was wonderful, waitressing was fun as most guests were in a good mood being on holiday.

  7. February 11, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    awww lovely 🙂 cannot wait until I can add mum to my resume 🙂

    • nellbe
      February 13, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Rach, it is the best ‘job’ for sure. 🙂

  8. February 14, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I clicked on your blog in Deb’s linkup because of your title – “Gluten Free” (I am too) so imagine my surprise when you say your first job was at Pizza Hut! Sometimes it takes us ‘sensitive types’ a while to work out what our problem is, doesn’t it? Anyway, it was fun to read your CV 🙂 I wish I’d kept mementoes from all of my random jobs too – such a good idea in retrospect!

  9. February 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I love that you have kept your keep sakes. Wish I did, unfortunately I throw everything out. xxx Rae

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