I've done a variety of things over the years, but my fav job that I enjoyed doing most was furniture removalist (house mover to those with US accents
). It was hard and heavy work but that was what I liked about it - never felt the need to watch the clock cos I was constantly busy - and there was always the satisfaction of seeing another happy customer on a job well done. Yup, my boss and I took pride in what we did, so a dissatisfied customer was something we rarely encountered, if ever.
Being a merchant seaman traveling the Asia-Pacific wasn't bad either, but it took one away from home for extended periods of time and could often times be a lonely life, especially when on night shift and the majority of crew were asleep. Probably would have stuck it out for a few more years but the company replaced the entire crew for Asian guys they could pay 'peanuts' and get away with it to cut costs.
These days, however, I am on a disability due to osteo arthritis, mobility issues and constant pain caused by a degenerative spinal condition, and hips/knees that are shot to ribbons as well... not to mention a semi-permanent headache and concentration issues because several vertebrae in my neck have no discs and now are bone grinding on bone. It's not the kind of life I would have chosen - being a fit and healthy Playboy photographer would be great - but it's the hand I've been dealt and I have to make the best of it.