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Praetorianus November 7th, 2019 3:46am

Have you ever held a job that has existed since before the industrial revolution?

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suppressedID keep Summer safe
11/07/19 8:53 pm

Thank you for your service. And for being in the military.

presrvd Phoenix
11/07/19 2:37 pm

Soldier counts, right? The weapons and battlefields changed, but the basic concept of an Artilleryman has remained the same for centuries....

desolatia Oregon
11/07/19 1:59 pm

Housekeeper, waitress, grape picking.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/07/19 1:44 pm

Retail sales, yes.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/07/19 1:45 pm

Or just “sales” if somebody is gonna have a cow about me saying “retail”

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/07/19 1:15 pm

💠 praetorianus asked:
Have you ever held a job that has existed since before the industrial revolution?

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/07/19 1:17 pm

Yes, most of them! Mowing lawns, babysitting, homemaker, SAHM, school paraprofessional, sales. I’m not sure if school bus driver would be considered pre or post industrial revolution.


Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/07/19 4:53 pm

School bus driver doesn't count but you qualify with everything else.
Your hubby also qualifies as a priest 😎

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/07/19 5:02 pm

Oh, I meant to say pastor’s wife! 😂🤣😂

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/07/19 5:04 pm

And I COULD have been a horsebus driver. Check this out. Buses started long before automobiles:


ctskapski x
11/07/19 1:08 pm

My job has been around only since the 50s.

ctskapski x
11/07/19 1:10 pm

Oh, ever. Yeah, food service.

MannIsMe Did You Assume My Party
11/07/19 9:26 am

I shoveled horse shit as a kid, if that counts.

11/07/19 7:35 am


4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/07/19 1:13 pm

Same here! And I will add others in my own post later! Good for you, SJuJu! Btw, I can’t see what Oberyn said because I have him on ignore.

rons WOKE is sick
11/07/19 6:10 am

I worked in a branch of a bank.

11/07/19 6:00 am

Grew up on a farm. Boy was that a job!

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/07/19 6:09 am

I'd say farmer was the first real profession.

phalnx Ohio
11/07/19 6:35 am

Hunter, weaponsmith, and perhaps artists and priests predated it, but that's probably it.

11/07/19 8:21 am

Good point.

KellyDimples NJ
11/07/19 5:44 am

Although there have been many changes in the profession since that time.

phalnx Ohio
11/07/19 5:06 am

I was gonna say no, but the good Doctress just reminded me that Teacher is one such profession I've held. Other than that, I've been patently industrial.

sgkitty new york
11/07/19 4:29 am


4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/07/19 1:14 pm

I didn’t realize you had been a minister! What denomination! Funny that you’ve been both a lawyer and a minister. Hubby wanted to be a lawyer, but called him to be a pastor! 😂🤣😂

11/07/19 4:11 am


Krystina Let Freedom Reign
11/07/19 4:02 am

I waitressed and tended bar.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
11/07/19 1:43 am

I drew maps for a while. They were underground geologic maps of oil fields and I used a computer to do it, but still...

Ebola007 Florida
11/07/19 1:14 am

Of course. I invented the internal combustion engine. And I’m also a physician.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/07/19 1:19 am

Physician counts.
As for the ICB, how old are you? 😊

UniversePlan Michigan
11/06/19 11:40 pm

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susanr Colorado
11/06/19 10:38 pm

Gardening, for a professional horticulturist. Mostly on her own property but sometimes for her clients. I think that’s the only one; all the others relied on things like a printing press, the telephone, computers, a darkroom, and various hospital and medical research laboratory equipment.

qmastrangelo Pottsvegas, PA
11/06/19 10:12 pm

Yes, moving people’s stuff from place to place at a moving and storage company

MathTeacher WA state
11/06/19 9:54 pm

Teaching, door to door sales, babysitting, bookseller. But not the computer programming. That’s definitely more modern. ;)

ovcourse California
11/06/19 9:24 pm

I picked peas by hand for a local farmer, when I was a pre-teen.

DonWichita Kansas
11/06/19 8:54 pm

Yes, Weed puller in our neighbors garden.

FLSun Florida
11/06/19 8:53 pm

Baker for 20 years.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/06/19 9:00 pm

One of the oldest professions in existence.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/06/19 8:48 pm

Mobile vendor.
The ancient Romans had vendor stands that sold sausages, among other.