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Jobs that no longer exist

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 5:55 PM
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I saw a short article on jobs that no longer exist - read the headline and no more. Anyhow it got me thinking, what job which no longer exists today do we really miss being done by a person, if its to be done at all anymore? Otherwise, life was, or would be, better because this job was being done and by a person.

I know there will be some, but I'm having a hard time coming up with any.


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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 5:59 PM
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Pay phone coin collector - my cousin’ first job was to hop out and collect the dimes from pay phones in Hickory NC while his boss drove and watched out for ###### and run artists.

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Pay Phone repairman.


Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:01 PM
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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:00 PM
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Cashier . I know there are still many of these jobs not being done by the paying customer themselves , but the writing is on the walmart.

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Elevator operators

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:04 PM
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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:05 PM
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My grandfather was a pin setter in a bowling alley when he was young.

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my dad was too***

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:11 PM
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Keypunch operators... it sure was nice to walk in and through keypunch to see all the fine ladies!!!!

Sexist, but idgad.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:16 PM
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Service station gas pumpers and oil checkers ....

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:19 PM
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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:23 PM
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In Oregon youre not allowed to pump your own gas anywhere.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 7:50 PM
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Re: And soon, Oregon won’t let people think for themselves anymore either.***

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:12 PM
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Lol, yet true!


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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:59 PM
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Already in place - Judge ... already in place .., Californy too. ... -:D

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:56 PM
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And - New Jersey probably thinks you will stiff them !! -:D

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:37 PM
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Is this where all the coots end up?


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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 9:01 PM
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Was wondering where they were finding all those gas pumping jobs - wewillROCK !! lol

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:55 PM
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Thanks - JD .... good to know !! -:D

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 9:44 PM
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Service station gas pumpers and oil checkers ....


New Jersey only has full service stations unless they recently changed. No self pump gas.


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Posted: Jul 12, 2019 7:29 AM
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Thanks - nctiger .... did not know that ....

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the milkman ***

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And birth rates in this country dropped...

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:25 PM
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No milk man and far fewer postmen ringing the doorbell. ;)


The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:12 PM
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Type-setters for newspapers...

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:25 PM
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If we still had those then we wouldn't have smart phones and we wouldn't have social media! The world was much better place then!


This one's gone!

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:27 PM
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Had an uncle who delivered milk to

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 10:44 PM
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front doors in the Columbia area - ended the job because they thought people would rather do their own grocery shopping. Now it's the latest rage to just send your list to the big store and they bring everything to you. What were they missing way back then?

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:39 PM
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University of South Carolina Football Trophy Case Maker.


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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:43 PM
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Good one Columbia !!

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:59 PM
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That was a fantasy job. Never existed. Gotta keep it real or it doesn't count.


remember 1-900-976-1313? Sports Phone


Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:53 PM
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back before the internet and cellphones and such, there was a phone # you could call to get "live" updated scores from ballgames.

had a friend in school whose job was to call in the score at the end of every quarter. He had to leave his seat in the stands, run over to the payphones underneath the concourse, and report the score to the headquarters.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:56 PM
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Photo-mat Booth attendant


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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 7:02 PM
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Tv, radio and computer , appliance repairman. Most are cheaper to buy a new one or can’t be fixed

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:16 PM
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Hopeful Tiger You said it! Gas pumpers and oil level checkers at "SERVICE STATIONS"! That gets my vote > I hear in the distance somebody going, "dang, how old are you"! LOL!


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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 9:06 PM
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Lol - HillRock ... well ..., I’m pretty old !! -:)

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Still plenty of those around!***


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Gas Station Attendant, Computer Keypunch Operator are a

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 7:59 PM
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couple that come to mind. I haven't seen a full service gas station, or a computer keypunch card in 25 years at least.

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they have gas pumpers in Columbia

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:03 PM
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https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=gas+station+attnedant+jobs&ibp=htl;jobs&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwizoru5ia7jAhXOKM0KHYYRCUgQp4wCMAB6BAgKEAE#htidocid=fvV0QvQoqZtG1LM8AAAAAA%3D%3D

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Nah, those attendants just sit in the little glass house and

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:07 PM
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sell lottery tickets and collect money. They do NOT pump gas, clean windshields, check tires, oil, or any other things that real gas station attendants used to do.

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HONEST POLITICIAN! That one may still exist, but hasn't

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:01 PM
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been filled in DECADES!

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Chastity Belt maker.


Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:04 PM
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That job was probably eliminated by mutual consent. :)

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:55 PM
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You might want to Google that.


Auto Plant Assembly welder. All those jobs are done by


Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:10 PM
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robot now. (And, I have to say, the uniform quality of cars now is way better than it was in the old days, or at least the old days of assembly lines.)

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:11 PM
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western sizzlin cashier.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:33 PM
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there is a western siz of I-95 in Ga.


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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 8:44 PM
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Objective news reporters and writers. Everyone of them has an agenda whether it news, sports, economics, science, whatever.


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They exist but are rare

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 9:53 PM
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Video store clerk
Typewriter repairman
Film processing technician
Cobbler
Switchboard operator

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 10:35 PM
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A friend's father was a brakeman on the RR and got to ride in the caboose and help brake trains.


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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 11:05 PM
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Wish they'd make lawn Jarts again. I aired one out while a kid and just missed my lab. Whew!

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1949 Farmall Super H tractor operator....

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019 11:59 PM
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..that was my first job and although I scan the help wanted ads it must be gone with the wind...


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Posted: Jul 12, 2019 7:19 AM
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Drafting, my uncle came back from Vietnam, got his drafting degree and within 10 yrs completely fazed out!

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Posted: Jul 12, 2019 7:40 AM
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Pick any American manufacturing job, textile jobs,etc.

Toll booth collector.

Soon to be gone- cashiers, cab drivers.

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Gas station attendants that, PUT GAS IN YOUR CAR, WASH

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Posted: Jul 12, 2019 7:47 AM
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YOUR WINDSHIELD, AND CHECK YOUR OIL.....can you imagine?

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Re: Gas station attendants that, PUT GAS IN YOUR CAR, WASH


Posted: Jul 14, 2019 12:23 PM
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Remember when relatively new cars burned oil and you had to pay attention to the oil level between 3000 mile changes? Crazy stuff!


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