Have you ever enjoyed the luxury of a job you truly loved? Listeners from Grand Junction, Colorado shared with us some of their favorite past employers.

I asked on social media, "What was your favorite job." A wide variety of answers came rolling in." From the sounds of it, we've all had employers we loved working for.

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Number of Employers In a Lifetime

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shared a news release published in August 2021 that examined the number of jobs that people born in the years 1957 to 1964 held from age 18 to age 54. The report was titled "Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, Marital Status, and Health: Results from a National Longitudinal Survey."

Those in this demographic held an average of 12.4 jobs from ages 18 to 54.  Men held on average a total of 12.6 jobs and women held 12.3 jobs.

What Do They Consider a 'Job'?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics describes a job as "an uninterrupted period of work with a particular employer." I've known a handful of people in my life who didn't make it through their first day at a job. So, given the definition above, I'm not sure those would count.

Most Common Jobs In America

If you visit Indeed.com, you find a list of the most common jobs in America. The top ten on that list are:

  1. Cashier
  2. Food preparation worker
  3. Janitor
  4. Bartender
  5. Server
  6. Retail sales associate
  7. Stocking associate
  8. Laborer
  9. Customer service representative
  10. Office clerk

Check out the gallery below and you'll see that several of these jobs made your list of favorites. You may be surprised to discover what some consider to be their favorite employers.

Grand Junction Looks Back On Their Favorite Employers

Did you ever have a job you truly loved. I asked on social media, "What was your favorite job." Here's what you had to say.

Grand Junction Having a Rough Day on the Job - Bob Grant Photos

Western Colorado Growers and Farmers of Yesterday - Robert Grant Photos

Various shots of Western Colorado peach growers and farmers from the 1940s to the 1980s.