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#1 Buscotucky

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

My son got his first paying job...as a voice over actor. Speaking French no less. Gotta be one of the cooler first time jobs out there!

 

Got me beat - my first job was scrubbing toilets & emptying trash, etc at a local bank (next door neighbor lady ran a janitorial company.)

 

How's about you animals? Any particularly cool or crappy 1st jobs?


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#2 BeersBeers24/7

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:21 PM

First summer job was a paper route. I had a moped after a while.

First real job was working at a grocery store. Worked in the bakery and I got to write stuff like happy birthday on the cakes. I wasn't good at it at all.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:23 PM

First summer job was a paper route. I had a moped after a while.

First real job was working at a grocery store. Worked in the bakery and I got to write stuff like happy birthday on the cakes. I wasn't good at it at all.

 

My second job was at a mom & pop store...not near big enough to be considered a grocery. I cut the tip of my finger off slicing meat in the deli...certified fresh!!


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

Worked for an exterminator, digging trenches in crawlspaces.

 

 

Surprising number of dead mammals down there.


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#5 ER Pemberton

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:36 PM

Mine were typical:  When I was 15 I lied and said I was 16 to get a job at a local pizza place I could ride my bike to.  I also washed dishes at an Elk's Club, worked cleaning things up at a bowling alley and also worked for about 2 years at a KFC.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:43 PM

Paper route.  Threw the paper and did the collections.  Good opportunity to learn about deadbeats and that people can suck at an early age.


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#7 Patrick C.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

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Mine was cutting grass and other yard work for the old guy down the street.  Did that for two summers, then worked games at Six Flags the next after I turned 15.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:00 PM

My first job was obtained through a YMCA youth employment program where they hook youths up with work. I worked every Sunday all summer long as the scorekeeper for horseshoe tournaments.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

Bagel store.  


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:11 PM

grocery bagger in english for me
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

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Mine was cutting grass and other yard work for the old guy down the street.  Did that for two summers, then worked games at Six Flags the next after I turned 15.

I did a lot of that when I was younger too... a lot of lawn cutting, car washing, garage cleaning, weed-pulling, etc.  



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:32 PM

I worked on my uncle's papaya farm. Grown men got in fights over drinking each other's water. It made me study harder.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

I was an umpire in the youth baseball league that I played in. $15 a game plus a free hot dog and drink. Not bad. I used to kick abusive parents out of the park lol

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:59 PM

installing sprinkler systems


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#15 thedisappearer

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:01 PM

Sporting goods store.  I was in charge of the basketball department.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:05 PM

I was the receptionist for my dad when I was 14. He’d fire his secretary and have me work instead. They were all incompetent. I answered phones and did filing.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:09 PM

McDonalds at 14 for $3.15/hr. Couldn’t work past 9pm or clock more than 20 hours a week. Did the neighborhood lawn stuff for years leading up to that. The HOA would pay us to mow the entrance of the neighborhood too. Long walk with a push mower, but easy work.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:10 PM

I was an umpire in the youth baseball league that I played in. $15 a game plus a free hot dog and drink. Not bad. I used to kick abusive parents out of the park lol

Me too!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:17 PM

My first job was when I was 16 during the summer break working for my stepfather who owned a construction company.  First day: "See that trailer stacked with all that lumber?  That needs to go up on the third floor.  I'll be back later".

 

That was a true test being it was stacks of 2x4's, 2x8's, and 2x12's along with a huge stack of plywood.  By the end of the summer I was JACKED.  This other kid and I would do these competitions of who could carry the most 2x4's from the trailer to wherever.  2nd floor, 3rd floor, sheets of plywood up the ramp and steps to the roof. 


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

When I was 11 I took over a paper route. I had that until I 14 and went to high school. I gave up the route to play sports.

When I was 16 I lived with my uncle for the summer. He managed maintenance for apartment complexes. 1986 $10 an hour 40 hours a week. I took car of swimming pools, cleaned carpets, replaced furnace filters, made keys, replaced screens, tiled floors etc. Drove around in a dually pickup without a license. I had all kinds of cash after that summer. That was a fun summer my cousin was also 16. He had a job painting at the same complexes

When I returned home I got a job at a department store as a stock boy 20 hours a week at $5 something
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