Randy – Worked at a gas station at age 15 pumping gas.
Scott B – Five years of big box retail. I loved every minute of it, with the exception of loading that horrible (and horribly heavy) ready-to-assemble furniture into the backseat of a compact car.
Joe – Worked in the deli at the local grocery store. Made reuben sandwiches and broasted chicken. Sliced cheese and meat. Burned my arm scrubbing the grill with fryer oil. Good times.
Andy – Ahhhh, the good ole days, summers were spent as a “loader boy” for our family crop dusting business, while the remainder of the year was spent as a professional furniture deliverer. Nothing beat driving that straight truck around!
Linda – In high school I counted inventory for an office supply wholesaler on weekends. I wrote the counts into a large binder. I would often count Sunday afternoon while listening to Casey Kasem’s Top 40 on the radio. One summer vacation from college, I worked at the office supply wholesaler at night counting inventory and entering the numbers into Midwest Wholesale’s new computers for their first ever computer inventory counts.
Doug – I was a farm hand.
Ken – In high school, I worked as a clerk in my folks’ shoe store where I fit customers and stocked shelves. Post high school, I was a finish carpenter (lay carpet, hang doors, finish trim, hang cabinets) at Design Homes of Iowa in Humboldt.
Scott S – I worked here (B+C). I also worked in the natural food store for a year on weekends.
Justin – My first gig was at the local grocery store. I had the distinguished title of Assistant Produce Manager. Second, I worked at Car Quest distribution center loading semi-trucks with car batteries, brake drums, and axels.
Dana – Drive-thru consultant at Culvers and Plant Specialist & Candy Connoisseur at Fleet Farm.
Kristy – I worked at Mayo Clinic doing grunt work for IT and got to see behind the scenes of every department. I also painted houses one summer where I gained the valuable work experience of falling off a ladder and getting sunburned.