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Old 03-11-2007, 05:52 PM   #16
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I got my first job when I was 15, working as the stockgirl for a shoe store at the mall. My sister currently worked the job but was to leave for college in the fall. She told her boss I would be a good replacement, and she spent the summer training me. Eventually, I told my boss I wanted to work the floor and do sales, so I was able to get my best friend to take over my stockgirl job.

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17, working at an amusement park. The pay was shitty (min wage) and it was seasonal so they didn't have to pay overtime. Which meant I had to work a lot of double shifts to make decent money. The social atmosphere and partying afterwards were fun, though.

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Old 03-11-2007, 06:31 PM   #18
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I think I was 21, my last year of uni... I was spoiled, my parents pretty much supported me.
I just had to sit in the foyer of the student accomodation building where I lived, collect dirty bed sheets and hand out clean ones. I don't understand how anyone can sleep on sheets that have turned black.

First job after I left uni was door-to-door sales... I could only handle that for a week. After that, it was the last refuge of the unemployed... McDonald's. So much for education!
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:35 PM   #19
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About 14, over the summer at my mom's job. I would input data and purge old files. Three years later after high school they offered me a permanent position and I was there for four years until this January when the bosses retired.

I think it was for $ and also because I didn't want to stay at home doing nothing all summer.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:41 PM   #20
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Re: what was your first job?

16 - cashier for Tesco (supermarket)

I worked there for about 9 months.

Every summer up until Christmas I have a job - worked mostly in retail. Not working this year to focus on studying but will be on the lookout for work as soon as June rolls round. Training to be a teacher (which means spending 6 weeks studying and 30 training/working) will cost 1/3 of the debt I've already put myself in the last 4 years.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:09 PM   #21
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First job was for a dry cleaning company, when I was in high school. It was total ass.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:39 PM   #23
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$1.45 per hour X 9 hours per week

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First babysitting then McDonalds where I worked 18 mos. (before drive thru and breakfast was served!)
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:35 PM   #25
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My first job was/is working for my dad at his photo shop, but that's only a few hours a week, and well...it's for my dad. I've been there for over 2 years though...

I worked for Sears for a few months as a seasonal employee this fall (I was 16, pretty much the minimum working age). I started as a MCA (merchandise customer assistant) doing the shit jobs like cleaning up dressing rooms. You wouldn't believe how rude people are in there Then, I moved to Shoes right before the Friday after Thanksgiving and stayed there until January 1st.

Now, I have a job at a call center, but it hasn't started yet because there aren't any evening training sessions, but the company is hoping for the beginning of April. So am I, I'm getting poor again That job will be a piece of cake though, I get to sit on my bum and answer phones for the Washington Post or NYT or another big newspaper like that. Plus, starting wage is between $7.00 and $9.00, a bit more than the current minimum wage in Wisconsin ($6.55).

Why do I work? Money...kaching.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:53 PM   #26
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I was a papergirl for a while at 13 then I got a job at a pizza place from 15 - 17. I was working towards a car and license and all that jazz.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:05 AM   #27
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My first job was at a daycare when I was 12. I'm sure it was illegal, and it probably was not the wisest thing having a 12 yr old working with kids who were not much younger than I was.

I got the job so I could have extra money to buy music, but I didn't stay there very long. After that I did a lot of babysitting, then got a job as a barista when I was 16.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:08 AM   #28
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I was a waitress from the age of 13 on w/ends and school holidays (at my Grandfather's resturant....served alcohol too!...Um-mah!!would not be able to get away with it now,don't think!) for pocket money!
Then a waitress/bar maid for a further....hmmm......10 years!!!

Loved working as a waitress and bar maid, would still do it today if it paid nicely!
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babysitted for neighbors when I was 13 or 14, but first real job was at Sears and it was for the money, definitely. worked in their juniors department and a lot of the customers were rude and so sloppy in the dressing rooms. I worked there until just after I turned 18. I decided to apply for a Sears card, and they turned me down. one of their own employees and I still got rejected. oh well, I quit during my senior year of high school...I got mono and it was right before graduation, and I was just sick of working there.

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