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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, 08:24 PM   #43
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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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Old 03-14-2007, 01:40 AM   #46
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Babysat a couple of times when i was 13 or 14
Worked in my dad's office during school holidays when i was 14 too - doing photocopying and filing and stuff.
First 'real' job was at 15 - checkout chick at BILO (Supermarket) - stayed there right through high school and first couple of years of Uni too. Pretty good money and they gave me shifts when ever I wanted them.
Why did I work? Coz I wanted lots of clothes and music and concert tickets and stuff that my parents couldn't afford!!
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:34 AM   #47
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I babysat the daughter of one of my dad's coworkers one summer when I was (I think) 16. Then I worked at my dad's store as a gift registry consultant the next summer, then at a mortgage company when I was 18, then interning for a senator and a member of Congress in DC when I was 19. My first non-summer job after I'd finished college was as a legislative assistant to a member of Congress in DC when I was 20.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:43 AM   #48
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First real paying job on the books with taxes and all was at Dairy Queen at age 16. I can now make a dip cone without dropping it into the hot chocolate or butterscotch stuff. What a talent to take with me through life.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:23 PM   #49
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farmhand..I was like 5 years old
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:27 PM   #50
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Babysitting at 16 years old, and I wanted to make my own money. My second job was a working in retail,at a really neat gift shop.
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:37 PM   #51
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Wendy's hamburger's... I was 16 and it was cool because I was able to by my own used car 6 months later. It was a 1990 Chevrolet Caviler
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:47 PM   #52
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Let's see started working at 16 for Hollywood Video (God I hate that place) for 7 years. Left now I work for a security firm and I am being contracted out by symantec corporation. I want to create photo books that I can sell in major chains.
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Flower shop.
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Rutgers University, Alexander Library Copycenter Assistant getting $7 an hour for 20 hrs a week.
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Flower shop.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:57 PM   #56
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I can't remember if I babysat or delivered newspapers first. That was when I was 13 or so. I detassled seed corn the summer I turned 14 (you couldn't do it until after you turned 14). That was unspeakably awful work. The crew I was on worked 10 to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. If it was raining you kept losing your tennis shoes in the mud and if it was hot you had sweat pouring into your eyes. It's all part of growing up in Iowa, I guess - at least it used to be 25 years ago. I never hear about kids doing it anymore.

I worked because my parents didn't believe in giving us an allowance and I was tired of having only $5 to my name in my piggybank. Plus I wanted to be able to buy my own clothes.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:58 AM   #57
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First job was through the city's summer youth employment program when I was 15, working as a day camp counselor at a community center in the housing project across the highway from where I lived. I tried to work the summer when I was 16 but nobody would hire me! That Fall though I got an after-school (college in my case) evening and weekend job as a sales clerk in the mens' underwear department at a department store, worked that job for a year including full-time during term breaks and in the summer.

WHY - money of course, I saved some of it and used some of it to pay for school.

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