We’re surrounded by farms. They supply all the tomatoes and potatoes for McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, etc.
Gargullio is one of the larger ones and we had a huge contract with them to trap raccoons there for a year ’til they decided to do it themselves.
Anyway, _somebody_ has to grow the food we eat.
Myself though? My jobs have _mostly_ been white collar. I’ve always worked in computers. I was a systems analyst (II) for a pharmaceutical company for a few years. But I never finished college. I just “breath computer”, so I can do anything someone wants me to do on it.
Living here in the woods is my “let’s try something unexpected” bit. 14 years so far. I get to work from home and run a business. My brother and sister-in-law do most of the work now for it and i just make sure things run smoothly in the background.
So, I’m still doing a “white job”. I *did* do carpet cleaning once for a bit, and as a teenager, I was the custodian for my local church (which was 7 days a week ’cause it had a nursery school) – 5 years I did it before doing a little college.
and I’ve ripped insulation out of hurricane destroyed homes for two months. That was rough: the glass gets everywhere in you and there was no electricity. It was supposed to pay well but we got ripped off of course.
Still though, much prefer being behind this here computer – or any computer.