HomeMy Working LifeWhat a Boring Life :-)

allisMost of those who know me today think of me as a truck driver, and indeed I have made most of my living and supported my family over the years by driving trucks from coast to coast in the US and Canada for most of the past 43 years. From the time when I was three and sat on my fathers lap on a little orange Allis Chalmers tractor and took control of the steering wheel I was in love with driving.

IMG_2783I learned to drive a car at 13, owned my first car when I was 14, drove farm trucks from the age of 15 but never even got my driver’s licence till I was almost 18. My best estimate is I’ve driven close to five million miles in my lifetime and may still manage a few more.

However, in between all that driving I found time to hold many other jobs and try my hand at numerous other professions.

Here’s the list to the best of my recollection:

Farmhand
Encyclopedia Salesman
Grain Buyer (Grain Elevator)
Railway Laborer
Pulp Cutter
Upholsterer
Driver Instructer
Canadian Armed Forces
Taxi Driver
Aircraft Refueler
Seed Cleaning Plant
Heavy Equipment Operator
Canadian Armed Forces
Taxi Driver
Bus Driver
Seed Cleaning Plant
Heavy Equipment Operator
Floral Delivery
Crane Operator
Waterbed Installer
Gas Station Attendant
Piano & Organ Sales
Music Store Manager
Furniture Refinisher
Security Guard
Insurance Salesman
Tire Repair
Radio Announcer
Party DJ
Website Designer
Highrise Construction
Furniture Manufacturer
Long haul Truck Driver

Hmmm. Maybe I should have put them in alphabetical order. Nah.

Many people have said to me, “You should write a book.” Oh right. I’m also a writer. I have another website for that.

 

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