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02: Employment History

Pixels and Playa Hatas – DBG

And so I went back to the first place that had offered me a job, DBG. I was hired by the proprietor, “D.B.” himself. Dave was a nice man who had built a respectable reputation as one of the best advertising guys in the hardware and industrial supply industries. Most of DBG’s clients came from...

The Creative Factory – Misery on P Street

After my gig in the school library was over with, I wanted to get my feet wet doing something in the field that I wanted to get into after college. So, I started looking for jobs with local design studios and advertising firms. The first place I interviewed at was okay, but I wasn’t too...

Sac State – Services to Students with Disabilities

During the Fall ’96 semester, I scored a job with the Services to Students with Disabilities department at Sac State. It was by far the easiest job I’ve ever had; definitely one of the “get paid for doing basically nothing” variety. The nicest thing was that it was in the basement of the school library,...

Scratchers in the front, Liquor in the rear – Stumpy’s

In my haste to post all my jobs, I had almost forgotten one of the most random jobs I’d ever had. Stumpy’s Liquor. My wife and I, and our new son had recently moved into a townhouse, to begin our family. For the first few months of my son’s life, my wife was not working,...

10th Job (Current) – A.G. Edwards

Finally… after all of those jobs that are on my resume, (actually many of them I wouldn’t bother putting down…) I landed the current job that I have now. There I was back in Feb. of 2002, I had just told Cascade School to “JUMP BACK” and was subbing some days, and going down to...

Simpson Paper Company – Summer ’96

During the summer of ’96, I got a temporary four month job at Simpson paper company. This was a few years before the whole place shut down, and they were starting to replace humans in their mills with robots. I worked with a team of programmers to compile a series of foot-thick, highly technical manuals...

9th Job – Cascade School / Recreation Counselor… whatever that is!

Not long after my return to Redding in early 2001, my older brother set me up with an interview at Cascade School. I had decided I was done with the brokerage business, and now wanted to follow in the footsteps of all my family members and become a teacher. My brother was working at Cascade...

Strings – The Pasta Place!™

I worked at Strings in Loehmann’s Plaza for about 4 or 5 months, back in the Spring of ’96. For those of you unfamiliar with Strings, they serve seemingly decent Italian food at reasonable prices. In reality, all the food is nothing but boiled noodles and prepackaged microwaved sauce. Our “cook” was some sketchy ex-con...

Crumbs vs. The Burgundy Brothers

By late ’95, Jaime had been puttering around in the delivery cart long enough to gain some clout within the Sac State Food Services racket. I used to see him zipping around campus in the snackmobile while on my way to class, and sometimes he’d even give me a ride on it if I was...

Random Jobs

Some that roughly fit the job description… WAY back… probably when I was 13 or 14, I got this job one night seving food at this big bingo tournament. I don’t really remember anything except it was easy, and I made money. I also had an extremely short lived job as a barista in Redding...

8th Job (and actually 4th too) – Substitute Teacher (Redding, CA)

I have to back track a bit. Right after I graduated from college in the spring of ’98, I started substitute teaching that fall. It was an easy job to get, you pass the CBEST test, which I think I could have passed in the 8th grade. You go to the police to be finger...

7th Job – Bidwell and Co. (Portland, OR)

So during the fall of 2000 I found a brokerage job in Portland. Basically the same as the one I had but with better hours and more pay. Hmmm… I thought, no brainer. So I applied, interviewed, and eventually after discussing it with my girl friend at the time we decided to move to Portland,...