Model Employee

Jack of all trades, master of … My first job was when I was thirteen. I was a paper boy. I must be in that last generation of paperboys. Oh well. I don’t miss it. After that, I got a job as a bus boy at fourteen. Since then, I’ve worked continuously and have done just about every type of job possible.

  • Bus Boy
  • Waiter
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Pizza Delivery
  • Janitor
  • Heidelberg Pressman
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Security Guard
  • Web Designer

My main money-maker. The first time I felt like I had a profession was when I was a web designer. I decided to make myself marketable after I was making near minimum-wage, climbing inside fifty-year-old Heidelberg presses and using a bottle of paint thinner, a tiny metal brush, and my bare hands to scoop out fifty years worth of grease, paper shavings, razor blades, and whatever else Hell had in mind for me that day.

Web Design has been the focus of my career for the past five or six years, though, as I pursue an MFA, I’m hoping to make it a backup plan. One day, I’d like to become a professor of English so I can make the students refer to me as “Dr. Professor Nannini M.D.”

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