The array of jobs a person has in a lifetime is both formative and reflective of a life path. My wife has only done one kind of job ... ever! She has always worked in a dental office, since the age of 16. She has worked at her current position for over 35 years. It pays well, it has been recession proof and she likes the patients she works with. The downside is that she has become so tired of cleaning teeth that she could spit!
I'm from the other end of the spectrum, the person who has moved from position to position freely thoughout his life, having worked at 45 different places in a variety of fields. For the past 20 years, I've had my own company and have done software application development for various corporations in the San Francisco Bay Area, but even that has had a wide range of variability.
For your entertainment, I list below the jobs I can remember:
I think that is fewer than 30, but give me allowance for age, LOL. Also, if it didn't hit the list, it is probably so boring I just can't remember it!
Nursery field worker
Souvenir Shop Assistant
Door-to-door Bible Salesman
Feed Mill Worker
McCall's Pattern Company factory worker
Meat Packing plant hamburger mixer
Jr. High Science Teacher
Substitute Teacher system wide
High School Chemistry Teacher
State Mental Hospital Teacher
Menninger's Institute Child Care Counselor
Emotionally Disturbed Children Counselor in San Francisco
Pine Tree Nursery Foreman
Oil Rig worker
Railroad Gandy Dancer
Rock Quarry Worker
Adult Computer Educator
Computer Technical Support
Type shop programmer
Customer Support for Graphics / Typography system in Silicon Valley
Manager of that Customer Support
Started my own software development company
I'm late with this entry, but I need to get around to the other members of the Loose Blogger Consortium - with clickable links on the right - to see what they came up with last Friday. Since we all write on the same topic totally independently, you never know what any member will bring out. I think I'll go see right now ...