I have a varied background. I am now an internal management consultant for a large global company.
In the past, I have done the following for money, and probably some I've forgotten:
Darts hustler (especially Cricket and except for the Scots - every Scot I ever played whooped me badly - good thing I could pick them out by their accents)
I've been working since I was 12 years old, and frankly I'm getting tired of it but have at least 25 more years to go until retirement (barring winning the jackpot in Lotto).
I've got a great gig right now in this consulting line of work. I enjoy doing it, and the folks I help seem to appreciate my perspective. Plus I get paid pretty well, which surely doesn't hurt. And all I have to do is bill enough hours but it doesn't matter what time of day.
I am free from back injuries, aside from some having dislocated several vertebrae in my lower back many years ago - which slid right back into place on their own without surgery as soon as they pumped me full of morphine and muscle relaxants. I had dislocated a vertebrae in my neck at the same time, as well as a shoulder. All of those put themselves right as well without benefit of a knife. I used to think it was luck, but these days I know better. Luck's got nothing to do with it, but a merciful Lord answering prayers from my father who is a righteous man does.
- Big D