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soriminah

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So, I'm sure there are many of us here that didn't start out doing what we're doing now. Thought this might be an interesting way to see where we've all come from.

Personally, at the ripe of age of 30, I've been:
*a check-out chick
*seafood processor (peeling scallops & prawns)
*library assistant
*worked with Dept of Environment building walking tracks, maintaining lookouts
*worked as a room cleaner in a resort
*worked on a 1900 phone line doing tarot readings
*avon
*worked at elections in polling booths
*did typing of resumes
*worked as a collector for the census
*designed and created websites
*worked in a call centre

Have qualifications\certificates in:

*Horticulture
*Welding
*Acrylic Nails
*Massage
*Waxing\tinting\spray tan\eyelash extensions
*CPR
*Sports Trainer
*Reflexology
*Aromatherapy
*Reiki
*Catering
*Business\Reception\Admin

So that's a few things I've done to get to where I am now - massaging.
 

gillian w

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Talk about stuck in my ways.Apart from a saturday job in finefare at school ive never done anything else but beauty therapy in 26 years.Oh actually i have some kind of diploma in fashion merchandising because i did this at college for a year after school because i had to be 17 to start my beauty course.
 

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omg where to start, i have worked
in a fresh dog food factory (lots of sheeps heads yuk)
on various stalls in the market
in loads of pubs (my sister was a relief manager and i was her back up plan lol)
nursing/care homes
mechanic and car body repairs in a garage
avon lady lol
assistant instructor at taekwondo class
super market cashier
long term foster carer
and now do nails and beauty hooray :lol:
 

beautyseeker

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Saturday girl in paper shop
Saturday girl in Boots
Office junior
Receptionist/typist/switchboard operator
Junior secretary
Audio secretary
PA
Mum
Student studying HRM
Mum
Student studying HND Beauty Therapy
Mobile Therapist and of course Mum

Not very exciting appart from the last part.

Trish :hug:
 

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Woolworths till-boy then floor supervisor (my first job when I was still at school - paid my way through uni, that did!).
Paperchase till-boy.
Housing authority helpline (the worst job ever, some people were so rude it used to give me panic attacks).
Telemarketing (very briefly, also pretty bad).
County council IT team (hilarious, as I knew nothing about computers but they got me cheap from a temp agency).
Then various roles in the youth justice and probation services for 7 years, working with victims of crime and training staff and volunteers whilst I also studied and worked part-time in beauty.
EDIT: oops, forgot to add that I now actually work full-time in beauty, lol - I run a men's salon in Hampshire and also travel the country training others in the wonderful world of waxing.

The salon and training side of things are by far the best of the lot, I've never been happier.
 

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I used to be

A picker at next
A gym assistant
A credit controller
A call center operative
Hairdresser (omg i'm only 25,can tell nails were my destiny lol )

I have

9 GCSE's c's one b one d :rolleyes:
It
Maths
English all level 3
Level 1+2 hairdressin
Manicure
pedicure
Nail technology
CND induction
CND custom blend
3 CND advanced training (we call it 121 lol)
 

tonilee

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Saturday Girl at Saks
Care assistant
Bar Maid
Auxilary Nurse on Acute Ward
Mum
Telesales
Customer Services
Secretary
Admin
Sales Rep
Mum
Sales assistant in Mammas and Pappas
Sales assistant in Monsoon (started training in Nails about here!!)
Nail Tech in a Hair salon
Beauty Therapist working Mobile
NAil Tech in a salon
Tantrick Trainer.......

Possibly soon to be part time bar maid in lovely gay bar in Cov to get me through the dead months (jan and Feb) and while I build my business in a different area!!

Good Lord!! I am only 30 (almost!!)



I have :

15 GCSEs (but only 4 at c or above!!)

Creative Foundation Course
Creative Manicure/Pedicure
Nouveaux Lash Extensions
TanTrick Spray Tanning
BABTAC in:
MAke Up
Lash Tinting/Brow Shaping
FAcials
Waxing
7th Heaven Facials

TanTrick spray Tanning Trainer course

2 Creative Advanced Training (121s)

.....think thats all!!
 

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I've worked in:

travel agency
estate agency
retail
legal department
technology
stock control
Avon rep
catering
child care
teaching assistant
nails (love this most of all)

I have several o-levels and cse's, teaching assistant diplomas, health & safety and catering qualifications, oh yeah and my nail ones (nearly forgot those lol)

Also qualified proof reader

Let's not forget my main job: Mum of two lovely girls :hug:


Nice thread
 

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Ok well I'm 22. And in order....

Jobs:
Part Time Top Shop Girl
Halifax Banking Advisor (Auditioned for the advert! Obviously didn't get anywhere!!)
Administrator then Financial Accountant then Management Account at a Building Society.
Complete career move to Cabin Crew with Virgin which I quit after 1 flight!!
3 Accounting temp jobs in the last year in London
Then Nails which I do part time then will hopefully be full time from this Friday on....

Qualifications:
10 GCSEs A-C
AVCE Travel & Tourism
ABTAC & ABTOC (Travel Qualifications)
AAT Foundation (Accountancy)
Creative L&P
Part Qualified CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
Creative Spa Man, Pedi and Brisa

Oh yes, and I did 6 weeks worth of Pole Dancing classes a couple of years ago (Does that count?!?!)

xxx
 

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ok my turn!
i have worked as:
shop girl in the local hippy shop
till girl at papas pizzas
local body piercers
telesales (cold calling for eyg-yuk!)
office type person (yaaaaaaaaaaawn)
various flower factories
various outdoorsy jobs in fields (hey im from lincolnshire, its rural!)
more shop girl rubbish
and last christmas i flipped burgers for about 3 weeks but my nails got trashed so I quit!
make dreads in my spare time
and now im a therapist/nail tech yipee!

and my qualifications: 15 GCSE's grades A*-C
BTEC nat dip in performing arts
3 A-levels
BTEC nap dip in beauty therapy sciences & various beauty related things like St Tropez, tooth fairy etc etc
 

gemsie1983

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Right well I used too be..........

Promotions girl yawn fest!!

Worked in the offices of my local football club!

Worked for a radio station in marketing

Now - work for a newspaper in marketing

Qualifications!

GCSES

3 A levels - Media, communication and sociology all c's

BA(HONS) Advertising, Media and Design Management

VTCT Mani's and pedis

Creative l&p foundation

and halfway though NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy!
 

min11

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Well.........

I worked in a studio pottery for two years (15- 17)
Mansfield hosiery (two weeks and I walked out when a union rep threatened me for refusing to join)
LadyBird books
Nanny then live in Nanny
Argos

then I had 5 kids :lol:

Childminder in Oslo
Set up my own jewellery sales bussiness

Finally I did what I had wanted to do for YEARS and started my nail training!


No qualifications aside from my nail course certificates, to my shame :(
 

Susie H

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ok em jobs
fairground worker
check out assistant
cleaner
waitress
Mum
dog behaviorist
dog trainer
service coordinator then manager
telesales and telesales trainer
bus driver
taxi driver
Nail tech
coach driver and finally
Nail tech relaunched:lol:
 

1999judy

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saturday girl hairdressers
barmaid
waitress
shop assistant
graphic artist
civil servant
nail tech

and according to my OH I got a degree from the university of life........
 

dee

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ooh err my turn :lol:
hairdresser
pt time in a shop
mum of 2 :)
cleaner
and now beauty and nails and hair :lol:

qualifications
nvq 2 hairdressing
pt of level 3 hairdressing
rsa word processing
level 2manicure
level 2 make up
itec level 3 beauty
cnd foundation
ez flow gel & l&p conversion
fake bake
advanced make up
business course

i havent had a very exciting work life ,lol
 

~Emmsybabes~

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I have been
Mum,
Hairdressing student (3 months only..then mum again with number 2 lol)
cleaner,
Leaflet distributer,
Shop assistant,
Then back to college to get me a purpose ~:lol:

My only qualifications , are my nail related ones....but daaamn I'm proud of them lol
 

Lellipop

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Paper Girl
Barmaid
shop
Hairdresser
electrial engineer
Mum
Nail tech.
 

*JOANNE*

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not had alot of jobs.
worked in nursing homes from age 15 to 17
silver service waitress in a hotel from 17 to 18
royal navy medic from 18 to 23
23 to 30 fulltime mum
30 plus nail technician and now trainee hairdresser

qualification...
nail related and what i did in the navy
school related, art , tech drawing geography...

viola.
 

hayls

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Jobs before nails:
Waitress
Bar maid
Dinosaur Park Kids entertainer :eek:
LSA in a Special Needs Unit
Sous Chef
Resteraunt Manager
Chocolate Factory Worker
Baguette Girl (lol!!)

Then I had my kids and have got into doing nails ( it has always been a passion!)
So my qualifications are:
15 GCSE's 5 c's, 8 a's & 2 a*'s
National Diploma in Performing Arts!!!!
Complimentary Therapies
Foundation Course L&P -Creative
Brisa Conversion
Fabric# Conversion
Spa Pedicure
Spa Manicure
Skill Building

and breathe .................................lol
 

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yay hayls! i did the nat dip in perf arts too lol!
 

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