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Without a doubt my worst job was as a car salesman. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t as bad as some other jobs I have had in regards to physicality. But it was such a bad fit for me. Why? Because it went against all of my core beliefs and core of who I was. Not all car dealers run their stores the way this one did, but many did and this is why car salesman have a bad reputation to this day.

I was told that I knew the customer was lying if I could see their lips moving. Ironically, the same is said for car salesman, which of course leads to an adversarial relationship. I hated the idea of not being truthful. I was told, “This is how it is done” so I was supposed to go along with it. I didn’t and the result was I sold one ar in thirty days which led to my rather abrupt departure from my career as a car salesman. I awoke one morning and announced to Melissa, “I am retiring from the car business today” Continue Reading…

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  • Today we talk about the jobs I have had and the satisfaction we derive from them.
  • I talk about what you do and why do you do it?
  • Then we talk about how important it is for dads to be dads.
  • This past week I was able to spend some quality time playing some basketball with my boys.
  • Then I talk about a series of books I am reading, The Harmony Series.  A delightful set of books that introduce us to Sam Gardner, a Quaker minister who is slogging through in Harmony, Indiana.
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  • Finally we visit about my upcoming half-marathon.  I am running the hottest race in Texas
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This is the second post in my JOBS series.

I narrowly escaped the fast food industry by a few hours when I was a junior in high school.  I had gotten a job at Wendy’s in my hometown of Aurora, Colorado.  I didn’t want to work there, but I had a friend who worked there and told me he could get me a job.  So I took it.  After I thought about it I instantly regretted it.  I didn’t want to work at Wendy’s I wanted to eat there.  So, I asked my then girlfriend if I she knew of any jobs at her place of employment: Target.

Much to my delight a job was open, the job of cart attendant.   Continue Reading…

My First Job

April 28, 2012 — Leave a comment

I can’t remember if my first job was as a telephone marketer or a construction worker.  I wasn’t very good at either, but both taught me lessons for life, one of which was I didn’t want to do either with rest of my life!

My dad got me a job as a “helper” on a construction crew that was redoing an office in the office building where he worked.  I don’t remember very much, except that I was supposed to do some trim painting around a register that was surrounded by paneling (I know,  so 70’s, wait it was the 70’s) and I got more paint on the paneling than on the register.  Continue Reading…

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