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Old 03-12-2007, 10:03 AM   #31
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Checkout chick when I was 17 for a year. I also worked in a lawyers office, preparing notices and filing. Then went to uni and have odd jobs ever since till this year when i started teaching
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:05 AM   #32
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Babysitting when I was about 12 stuck with that for a long time. Lived in town so the jobs were a handful a dozen plus it was a lot of word by mouth. Really couldn't complain the hours were flexible and the pay was pretty decent. Some of the kid's I wish never to see again! Oh and when I became older I started helping out with the family cleaning business.

Why I did it because I wanted money and wanted to help out my mom. Yes I am a good daughter
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:09 AM   #33
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My first job was a summer job pumping gas at the marina near my cottage, I was 15...

It was $6.00 an hour I think...

I used the money to buy Zooropa when it came out that summer (1993) on cassette

The big purchase was my first CD player and first CD's:

Rage Against The Machine
Broken by Nine Inch Nails
Achtung Baby

Good times, good times...
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:35 PM   #34
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I worked for Hallmark as a stock person that would go to grocery stores and drug stores and change out their greeting card stock, put up new displays, etc. I did that for one summer.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:50 PM   #35
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nine or ten...I raked.
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Other than the occasional babysitting gig for a couple down the road who couldn't find anyone else brain dead enough to watch their demon spawn, first real job was grocery store cashier when I was 16. Just worked during the summer at first, but then added weekends & school vacation days. Mostly for spending money so I didn't have to ask my parents for anything (wiiiiide independent streak ), but I am proud to say that from my school clothes to my class ring & all the graduation stuff you order - caps, gowns, announcements, blah blah blah - I paid for every bit of it, without any help from my parents.
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Selling fake designer perfume when I was 19 or 20. I had so many people yell at me and chase me out of their offices, I quit after one day.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:23 PM   #38
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I had the paper route for a good 3 years. I think I started that at 12.


My first real job however was probably working on a paint crew for Central College in Pella Iowa. Worthless pay...

Speaking of quitting after 1 day BAW. I "de-tassled" corn for one day. You had to pull out the "tassle" off the top of the corn stalk. You got little cuts all over your body, from the corn stalks, and if you weren't fast enough, the boss yelled at you like crazy. First day, we worked from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm. I hated it so much I refused to go back EVER!
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:25 PM   #39
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I got my first job when I was 15 stocking shelves in a mom-n-pop grocery store.

Good times.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:33 PM   #40
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At 15 I became a hit man...Jk...I worked at a beer distributor,thats when the drinking really started!
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:54 PM   #41
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First job: babysitting when I was 11
First job not paid by parents/neighbors: a summer camp counselor when I was 15 (most fun job ever)
Worst job: tagging labels onto used CD's for a summer, in the basement of a record store, the summer after my freshman year of college
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:59 PM   #42
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I'm still in my first job, which I got when I was 19. I'm a cashier at the corner grocery store. So I've been there nearly 3 years, and I've been working my way up the seniority ladder ever since.

It's actually a pretty good gig. I get along well with pretty much everyone, I have an awesome boss, and it's predictable, which I like.

I wanted a job so I could pay for university without going into debt, which I've managed to do so far. And to have some extra cash every now and then.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:32 PM   #44
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i worked at a pool concession stand. then my boss got all passive aggressive angry at me bc i turned into a bouncer. she's right, it wasn't in my job description, but those kids were straight up trippin and she wasn't doin anything about it.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:48 PM   #45
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Babysat at 15 and worked a register at Pathmark (grocery store). Now that job was horrible.
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