Children's Summer Camp Inc., Sand Lake Michigan. Mainly a camp with
auto UAW member's children, with some children from various
Children's homes. Ages 8-13. I worked with the 8 yr. olds. Fun job,
could have made a career of it, but seasonal and the pay was
minimal. Good stories about Skull Face and the Axe Man. Actually
went there as a child with brother and cousins.
||Also at the
Summer Camp. Offered a lot of freedom to do what you wanted when not
helping prepare food and serve or clean up. But paid a whopping
$28.00 per week.
||Worst job I
have ever had. Note: The richer the golfer, the cheaper the
tips. While there were a number of polite and even interesting
individuals, I met a lot of rude, obnoxious and self-important
people as a caddie.
||At the 52nd
Street Deli. Not a bad summer job. Washed every dish, glass, pot
and pan by hand. At least when I do dishes today, it doesn't seem
like much work.
Computer Lab Monitor
job. Helping people with the DEC system and then Unix. Ran a
plotter, but really could do my college work, and send intersystem
Library, mainly in Government Documents and some in Serials and
reference. Kind of boring, but the co-workers were interesting. Sam
(Coleen), Judith, and Mary "Bear" and some of the other student
workers made it tolerable. It was interesting that students were not
bright enough to man the reference desk or allowed to answer
questions during the day, but when night fell, our IQ must have shot
up 40 points as we were then more than qualified to do it.
||Crew Member for
several years. Mundane job, but for a few exceptions was a place
that was clean enough when the food was prepared to actually eat the
food. Can't speak for any other Taco Bells.
Movie Theater Ticket Taker
National Amusements in a Movie Theater Complex collecting money for
tickets. My sister got me the part time job. Pretty easy, and
collected thousands of dollars in a very short time (30 minutes) on
busy nights. Wisely an off duty officer was normally on hand.
Toledo Public Schools
many grades and classes for the first year, then taught Life and
Earth Science at Jones Jr. High, then English at Macomber-Whitney
Vocational and Start High School.
Food Quality Control
||Spent a little
time working for Mike Sells Chips in the quality control
department. A job with loud working conditions when inspecting on
the floor. A boring job repeating the same tests over and over again
in the little lab. From my perspective, it was a very clean place
and well run.
||Tutoring as a
Home Instructor for students with extended illnesses for Toledo
Public Schools, and various Associate Schools of the Upper Valley
Career Center. I also tutored students in Math and some in English
and Reading on an individual basis (3rd to 12th grade).
Sylvan Learning Center
||Not a bad part
time job. Sometimes the hours, after teaching all day, really
dragged but I was able to help quite a number of students. A little
expensive for parents to send their kids, but sometimes you get what
you pay for.
summer job with Stace's Landscaping. Mostly laying brick (paver)
driveways, patios, and walkways. Some trimming and planting, etc.
It's a job that will definitely keep you in shape.
Instructor at Upper Valley Career Center
|Since 1990 I
have taught at Upper Valley Career Center (a career technical high
school). I started out teaching Science and English and have moved
to teaching only Senior and Junior English. Currently I also teach
English via e-courses, having previously and taught after
school English, Science, Health and occasionally assisted with after
school Physical Education.
|I began writing
2000 and I've found some success with over a two dozen short stories
and articles published, three novels and a short story collection.
||Was elected in
November 2011 to a four year term as a member of the St. Paris
Village Council beginning in January 2012.
A few additional
facts: I'm an Eagle Scout, active
member of the United Methodist Church where I teach Adult Sunday
School and run the sound system, and I raise turtles in my basement
(Red-Eared and Yellow-Bellied Sliders, and Eastern Box Turtles).