Ever applied for an interesting job just for the heck of it?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mstang67chic, May 28, 2009.

  1. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I just applied for a job that, while I'm sure I could do, I doubt anything will come of. Why? It sounds fun and interesting. It's listed as an administraive assistant/fingerprint technician with the sheriff's department.

    What jobs have you applied for just for fun? (and did anything come of it?)
  2. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911


    WIkki Wacchi fun park.

    I got the job because - well let's face it I was a sexy beast.....and I could hold my breath, and I could swim like a fish.......but couldn't see 2 inches in front of my face without contacts and you can't wear them underwater

    I was STarial.......the blind mermaid.....

    SO I thought - OKAY - I'll go work with the raptors.......I got beat out by a girl who had LOADS of experience with large carnivorous birds and her own Falcon....I had large bird experience for years - but married a turkey so it wouldn't have worked out.

    And I worked in a lollipop factory - I was a sucker maker......no joke. DumDum lollipops by Yost Candy factory Dalton Oh.....see package

    I've been an engraver all my life - a few more years experience and I could get a masters in it.....

    I applied with the FBI - I'm sure I work for them - they just don't know I'm around because I'm THAT good.
  3. eekysign

    eekysign New Member

    Funny you should ask - I am actively looking for a new job right now, and I just applied for a position....then realized after sending it all off that I have *NO* chance of getting the job. The last three people they hired into that department are all 10-years of experience, high-level, ex-government employees. Ha!

    So that was definitely just for the heck of it....just didn't know that at the time!
  4. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    :slap: I had to ask.
  5. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Hmmm... wife of a difficult child. I think that tops anything you can come up with! :D
  6. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen


  7. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Okay, do we qualify whether or not we GOT the job?
  8. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Ok...I just reread this post. Am I *supposed* to actually HAVE a job? I missed that part.

  9. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    husband applied for and nearly got a bridgekeeper's position with the city of Chicago. He would've been responsible for logging in and out ships using the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal and raising and lowering the bridge as needed.
  10. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    You don't have to have GOTTEN the job...just applied for it.


  11. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Full Body Inspector... :p
  12. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Grassroots organizer for Women's Heart Health with the American Heart Association. I didn't have the experience, but I did have the passion. Figured the worse they could say was no.

    They didn't say no. They just never called. :tongue:
  13. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I applied at an adult bookstore when I turned 18. It was just on a lark. I did get called back for the testing (yes testing). They never called me after that. Not sure how I was supposed to take that.

  14. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Okay, I am as boring as I thought. I've only had 4 jobs in my lifetime. I worked at a fast food restaurant in high school. Then I worked at our local paper. During college I work in a shoe store. And since then, I have taught in the same school, in the same classroom for 22 years. I think I will apply for the FBI just to see. Or become an exotic dance "house mom" or take a job on a cruise ship as the activities director.
  15. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Oddly. husband worked his way through college at an Adult Book Shop. My first job up here in the Northwoods?

    Yup...you guessed it: Running an "Adult Gift Shop". I wound up leaving not because I was at all conflicted about any of the Adult Toys but because they sold heavy duty drug paraphernalia and I was expected to sell products to customers who in my opinion were already in no fit state to be walking, let alone driving.

    It would've been fun except for having to sell replacement pipes and stuff to tweakers and crackheads.

    I'm on the fence about marijuana. In "my day" I was a member of NORML and much more recently, the use of weed supplied by someone who grew their own was the only thing that got husband through a couple of rounds of chemotherapy.

    I haven't tried the new "skunk" or anything like that, but if it kicks like it reeks it is probably more than I can handle, LoL.
  16. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I applied to a casino once - assistant to the CFO. The guy was a total dweeb that had no confidence. I think he realized I was smarter than him and I did not get a call back.
    Thought it would be cool to see just how much money flies through that place!
  17. lizanne2

    lizanne2 New Member

    I was a Planned Parenthod Peer Educator. An out in the community kind of job.....
    Learned tons and met some real interesting people! This job only makes it on certian resumes~

    I have certianly applied for jobs that I was not really qualified for!----------- at least not right away..........
  18. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    At 16, fresh out of high school with years of animal training under my belt I took all the money I could gather from odd jobs like dog walking/poop scooping and bought a ticket to Las Vegas. I looked up Sigfried & Roy and got a gig as a large cat handler. Dry humid dessert air and my allergies were a perfect match. Being allergic to cats - I was miserable, left that position and went to work being the scenes for Wayne Newton. My love of horses took me from show time - to horse trainer and I was later picked up as a draft horse handler by a keen eyed trainer of the Budweiser Clydesdales. To say that I can literally hang on to a barrel bare-backed is an understatement.

    Once at the farm in VA - I found my passion for hops and became a beer tester part time and worked with the 20 horse hitch the other 1/2 of my day. I was let go when I attempted to put a collar and haynes on my boss, while cracking a whip and yelling HI HO silver - to the brewery.
    Budweiser paid for my stint in rehab of which I made a complete recovery, but while there I found love with a young man who's father owned several hot air balloon companies and once out - I took him up on his offer to meet in Austria and go around the world in a balloon shaped like a castle. It wasn't long before I figured out this guy was just full of himself and hot air, and bid him farewell as I parachuted out of the basket to a perfect landing on the White house Lawn. Undetected I took several pictures of my feat and posted them to the FBI website and was hired immediately as a black ops agent and traveled the globe once again as an undercover lingere model because I was just so beautiful.

    Well you can imagine what a 18 year old lingere model FBI agent was goign to do now - and I'll tell ya once I talked to Oprah about it - I found my footing and became the founder of Bare Minerals Makeup. It wasn't a hard job I figured I went from undercover to no cover to coverup and it seemed like a natural progression in life. Once on QVC Sig and Roy (I call them that lovingly) asked me back to their mansion - as a famous guest, and that's where I met my X......and after that the rest is just pure science-fiction becasue despite every adventure I've had it was by FAR the most unbelieveable.

    You.....did, of course ask. :tongue:
  19. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Orderly in a psychiatric unit. Kid you not.

    I'd worked the unit off and on in a different capacity, sort of like a unit clerk/gopher. Weird thing is, I got the job. No real qualifications as this job required a nursing degree and while I'd done the schooling I didn't have the degree.

    Then right before I was due to start, I found out I was preggers with Nichole. Since she was an extremely high risk pregnancy......I had to back out.

    I'm still considering working a psychiatric unit somewhere after graduation. lol