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People Talk – Most interesting job?

By From page A2 | March 20, 2012

Your most interesting job?
Asked at the Rotary Crab Feed

Martha Roberts
Placerville
“My sisters and I opened a café, ‘The Hopkins Twins Café’ in Paris TN, after the war. We had war jobs in Chicago and were used to a few things by then. We were young and wanted to have fun and it was so much work for so little money… it didn’t last long.”

Roberta Long
Georgetown
“I worked for a boxing promoter in Portland. I was hired as a legal secretary but ended up doing all sorts of stuff, including eating a lot of steak dinners. The boxers had is much worse. They were treated like dogs.”

Letty Baumgartner
Placerville?
“I had a pretty good job at a pizza parlor. This jerk offered me a piece of pepperoni as a tip and what I did after that got me fired. As I recall, adult beverages were involved.”

John Knight
El Dorado Hills
“I worked on a cattle ranch in Porterville for a couple summers. I was kind of a cowboy, but it wasn’t that glamorous. It was really hard work. We got one Sunday every two weeks off.”

Rusty Dupray
Cameron Park
“I was a supervisor at a Scandia Amusement park and jumped on trampolines for six to eight hours a day. I got to where I could do flips from one trampoline to the next.”

Vern Pierson
El Dorado Hills
“I got paid to fall out of airplanes. I was in the Army. Jump? No, for me it was definitely falling, not jumping.”

Mike Roberts

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