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5 Classic Flint Jobs That No Longer Exist

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As a city, we have seen more than our fair share of major employers leave the area without even looking back. Join us on this guided tour through five jobs you can bet your ass that you won’t be hired to do in Flint, Michigan these days.

Chris Hondros, Getty Images
Chris Hondros, Getty Images


Walmart Cashier



Maybe this is a problem that only exists in my neck of the woods, but it could be 12:01AM on Black Friday and there is no more than four cashiers working at a time. They always tell me that a bunch of people just quit — I’m not buying that. It cant be that hard to find someone who wants to work in Flint.


New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema


Flint Tropics Owner, Coach, and Power Forward



So maybe this job never really existed, it’s still fun to pretend, right? Believe it or not that’s the thing a majority of non-Michiganders identify our city with most (well, aside from crime) — a fictional basketball team from a Will Ferrell movie.


Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images


Road Worker



When I say road worker, I’m not talking ladies who work on the side of them — we still have plenty of those — I’m talking about the guys that repair the roads. Maybe this job does still exist but it sure as Hell doesn’t feel like it when I’m driving down Center or Belsay Roads on my way to work. I can’t say that I don’t understand though — I wouldn’t want to do any job where there were signs posted that basically say how much it will cost if you kill me. $7,500? That will barely pay for the funeral.


Facebook: Flint Police Operations
Facebook: Flint Police Operations


Police Officer



There are only a handful of cops on patrol in Flint right now, like single digits. Think about that for a minute…now that you’ve locked your door and finished loading your gun — you may want to consider relocating if law enforcement is your career of choice.


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