Chapter 5-4 Other Employment

During  my life I have had many jobs, both as a youth and an adult.  Some were paid, some were charitable such as Church, Food Pantries, Baseball Games, Political, and Veterans Organizations.  However, I have had only three occupations Accounting Related, Educational and Music Performance. The following is a list of the many, many jobs I have had in my lifetime.  They cover so many areas.  My daughter says I am a rennaisance man, a person with many talents or areas of knowledge. In some cases, this was recognized and I ended up as the guru.  I was the unfortunate individual that when a job that know one else wanted to do, it was assigned to me.  Sometimes this was really good, especially when my talents in mobility processing in the Air Force made Tactical Air Command assign me to a travelling Operational Readiness Inspection team, with extra pay and a great group with which to work.

Jobs Occupational Related:


  • Finance Clerk in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Maintained payroll records.
  • Manager of Home Storage Center for Church (unpaid position).  Required maintaining financial records, balancing accounts and planning inventory acquisition.
  • Finance Officer, Ohio Department of Education – In charge of financial database, management of grants, accounting systems designs, developed and implemented payroll systems for special schools.
  • Accounting Department Assistant Manager.
  • Accounts Team Supervisor.
  • Accounting Instructor – Central Ohio Joint Vocational School.
  • Accounting Instructor – Columbus State University – Taught spreadsheet preparation and financial formulas.
  • Accounting Instructor – Tri Rivers JVS Adult Education
  • Oaks Committee (designing new state accounting system).

Educational – Non-Accounting

  • High School Teacher – Central Ohio Joint Vocational School, business law, consumer economics, computer history, keyboarding, computer operations, computer programming.
  • College Instructor – Columbus State University – Taught office courses, database, spreadsheet, word processing, presentation programs.
  • College Instructor – Rio Grande University – Taught Welsh History.
  • Community Teacher – Summer Tech Program – Computer Operations for general public.
  • Adult Education Instructor – Tri Rivers JVS – Taught Computer Programming and operations, consumer economics.
  • Adult Education Instructor – Central Ohio JVS – Taught Office Applications.
  • Substitute Teacher – All grade levels- all Courses, Ohio and Florida.
  • Graduate Assistant – Bowling Green State University – Taught Consumer Education and Keyboarding.
  • Data Base Designer and Administrator – Ohio Department of Education.
  • Liaison Officer between Department of Education, State Accounting and State Auditor.
  • Electronic Education Management System designer.

Music Performance

  • Country and Western Band – North Carolina and Utah (guitar and vocals) 1960’s
  • Folk Band – “The Gatekeepers” 12-string guitar and vocals (trio) – Scotland 1960’s
  • Folk Singer – Solo, guitar and vocals – England, 1960’s
  • Celtic Folk Band – “Glodrydd” – Guitar and Vocals, Ohio 1980’s and 1990’s  Mostly free performances
  • Solo performances for group sing-a-longs in Florida 2004 – 2013 – Usually free – (sometimes with free food!)
  • Celtic Folk Band “Down the Glen” – Guitar and Vocals, nationwide – 2010  – Present Many free performances
  • Solo performances or group sing-a-longs for charity – Idaho, Utah, Florida, Arizona, Ohio – still performing in Ohio
  • Member “String Benders” Open Mic in Xenia, Ohio

Jobs - Non-Occupational:

Military – 

Salary – sometimes with combat pay and per diem

  • Combat Soldier, M1, BAR, 130mm howitzer
  • Military Police – Beach Patrol – U.S. Marine Corps
  • Office Clerk – U.S. Marine Corps
  • Prison Guard – U.S. Marine Corps
  • Museum Curator – U.S. Marine Corps
  • General’s Receptionist – U.S. Marine Corps
  • Typist and Mimeograph Operator – U.S. Air Force
  • Author – Operational Manuals – U.S. Air Force
  • Inspector Staff – U.S. Air Force
  • Facilities Designer for Mobility Processing – U.S. Air Force
  • Mobility Processing Technician – U.S. Air Force
  • Member Operational Readiness Inspection Team
  • Member Strategic Air Command Inspector General Staff
  • Personnel Technician – U.S. Air Force
  • Training Instructor – U.S. Air Force
  • Detachment Sergeant Major – U.S. Air Force
  • Aeroport Commander – U.S. Air Force
  • Military Escort for Miss America – U.S. Air Force


  • Campaign Staff for Candidate – Put out yard signs – paid per sign
  • Township Zoning Officer (Elected Official – unpaid)


  • Paper Route – Youth and Adult (Purchased paper wholesale, delivered and collected)
  • Raised, raced, coon-hunting hounds as teen-ager (given allowance)
  • Farm Labor (our farm), Drove farm equipment, plowed, disked, harrowed, spread fertilizer, planted & Harvested crops. Cared for fed and watered livestock. Fixed fence, painted, picked orchard fruit (given allowance)
  • Erected Billboards (Piece work – paid per billboard)
  • Grocery Store – Carryout, Produce Department, tips and salary
  • Projectionist at Movie Theater (Salary)
  • Bill Collector for College Bursar (Salary)
  • Security Guard for Concerts in college (Contract – Paid per concert)
  • Carpenter – Union Work and Built Pole Barns (Union Wages, and Salary)
  • Floor Tile Installer – Commercial and Charitable (Contracted Wages)
  • Sales – Watkins, Pots & Pans, Vacuum Cleaner (Commission)
  • Insurance Agent – Home and Health (Commission per sale)
  • Co-owner/Co-Manager of Health Food Store (Direct Sales)
  • Computer Consultant – Fee Based
  • Delivered Advertising and Coupon Flyers door-to-door for Convenience Store(Contract 1 cent per flyer)
  • Shaklee Distributor (per sale – bonus sales)


  • Food Pantry Worker
  • Missionary – Manager Home Storage Center for Church (5 years)
  • Missionary – Help Desk for FamilyHistory database and program (Currently)
  • Food Preparer and Server at Ice Cream Parlor owned by church
  • Meals of Wheels deliverer
  • Clippers Ball Team – Handed out gift items at gate
  • Dug Ditches for Church Building projects
  • Managed Medical Equipment for American Legion
  • Tour Guide and Ambassador for Museum
  • Delivered Grocery Bags for Governor’s Food Program
  • Contacted Food Pantry’s to determine need and delivered food
  • Speaker and Genealogy Consultant for Church
  • Various teaching and Administrative jobs for church:  Bishop’s Counselor, Mission High Councilor, Mission Genealogy Advisor-Author-Speaker, Mission Leader, Stake Missionary, Elder’s Quorum Instructor, Seminary Teacher, Sunday School President, Sunday School Teacher – Teens/Adults, Curriculum Advisor, Temple Preparation Teacher, Home Teacher, Primary Teacher – Age 5, Deacon’s Quorum Advisor, Blazer Scout Leader, Membership Clerk, Finance Clerk, Stake Auditor. 
  • Boy Scout Leader, Scout and Cub Master, Round Table Commissioner, Committee Chairman, Dean College of Commissioner Science
  • Honor Squad for American Legion (Parades and Funerals)
  • Prepare and Serve food for American Legion Fish Fry’s
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