This section is a chronicle of jobs and positions I've held since I started working for actual W2 wages as a teenager. They're broken out between Technical/TV, Performing Arts and Odd Jobs.
Some of my more quirky jobs are listed under Odd Jobs. They range from my teen dropout years to the present. These jobs are where I received a great deal of my education as a human being. I worked with, helped and enjoyed great times and experiences with the melting pot mash-up of humanity from almost every walk of life in the Seattle area from the 1960's on. These included working for a furrier where, among more mundane duties, I packed and hacked the tails off raw, stiff, inside out skinned wolves destined for the tanner, and a stint at the iconic Pink Elephant Super Carwash.
My innaugural exposure to plays and playwriting came with a college work/study job for a children's 'summer stock' theatre. After that I tried being different versions of a writer, playwriting mostly, off and on, well into my 30's, while also lucking into actual fascinating and heady jobs behind the scenes in the performing arts - listed in the Performing Arts Section. That period was also launched by a college work/study job - this time with the Seattle Opera, which led to working with Pacific Northwest Ballet.
When I decided I needed to get serious about the writing or give it up, I quit my job adminstratively managing the ballet company, went back to school - got a MA in English (Playwriting) and had encouraging results both locally and nationally. But I always had to have some part-time or on-call temp-work to pay rent and eat regularly. (The plays and early freelance excursions into teleplays and documentaries are listed in the Plays/Stories/Other section.)
My infatuation with TV after a local televised production of one of my plays, led me to jobs in the technicaly dominated world of television production, first as a freelanceer, then as an early employee of a startup regional cable sports network doing their promotion and branding spots. The skills I developed during that period in TV gave me an entry into the internet/technology field. My last full time technical job was for a Silicon Valley company on a team at Microsoft.
Before that mind numbing experience, the jobs featured in the Technical/TV Section also included a big creative or creative adjacent element. Especialy the TV jobs. And that's where I was derailed from my journey as a playwright. I was getting paid well and some of the work was actually fun and rewarding. My best and worst TV job was in Grand Cayman - While I was there I got an amazing weekend in Havana and certification as an open water scuba diver .
Eventually most of these will end up in stories of some kind at Rain City Revisions.