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your first job

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by hossam, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. hossam

    hossam Deity

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    so i got my first job a couple of weeks ago at a place called chicken express, so far i havent been doing anything specific and ive been rotating positions. it pays about 7 dollars an hours, 15 cents above minimum wage. its not that bad. the only thing i dont like doing is the dishes.

    now you talk about your first job experience.
     
  2. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    First job was a greater at a Mail Boxes Ect (now the UPS Store). Helped people fill out forms and the like. Easy stuff.
     
  3. Mowque

    Mowque Hypermodernist

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    McDonald's.....sucked (but beat working at the steel plant next year)
     
  4. PeteAtoms

    PeteAtoms FormulaRandom

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    My first job was at a grocery store. I was a "courtesy clerk." What i did was put the customer's groceries into bags (paper or plastic?), escort/help them out to their cars, help customers find what they were looking for, and I had to round of the shopping carts out in the parking lot and put them back into rows near the entrance. It payed 8.10/hr.
     
  5. Bigfoot3814

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    I worked at the local library for 4 years. At first I just put books away and did things like get coffee and make copies. Later on I worked the checkout and return desk in addition to the chump work. The pay was good and most of the other people were nice but I left because I got an internship. Now I have a cool internship and no money.
     
  6. SeleucusNicator

    SeleucusNicator Diadoch

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    How are we defining job?
     
  7. CCRunner

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    Something that pays you and you did regularly (ie: not babysitting) At least that's how I view it.

    I haven't got a job yet :goodjob: unless babysitting counts
     
  8. Bigfoot3814

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    Nah, unless you're a professional nanny or something I see babysitting as more an exercise in responsibility than a real job.
     
  9. bhsup

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    YOu mean with paystubs and everything? I worked for the Cass County Public Library for a year starting about 6 months before my 16th birthday.
     
  10. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I drove ships around for the US Navy. Good work if you can get it.
     
  11. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    I delivered the "Advertiser" on weekends when I was 14. I've been working ever since.
     
  12. Communisto

    Communisto Condottiere

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    Pure husslin
     
  13. McManus

    McManus Thinkers friend

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    My first summer job I was working at an office building as the summer maintenance man, as the real guy was on holidy. Can't remember what it paid, it was when Finland was still using the Finnish Mark, and I'm guessing I made arounf 6-7 euros per hour, around the equivalent of 8-9 nowadays..

    My first real job as part of getting myself a living I had as a personal assistant to a man who basically could only move his wrists and his head due to a hereditary disease that atrophied most of his muscles.. that paid some 9 euros per hour..
     
  14. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    My first job was almost embarrassingly white collar... I drew pretty graphs in Excel. I was 21 years old, and I started 6 months after graduating from Uni. I did sod all all day.
     
  15. really

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    Working in a meat factory carrying stuff around (lamb's carcases / a side of beef), doing what the butchers told me. It paid £2.50 per hour in 1996 (before a minimum wage was introduced)

    I made the bacon for the smokey bacon burger - it was advertised as Irish despite coming from the Netherlands.

    It was hard work.
     
  16. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    My first job.... 15. Working in a restaurant/deli. Starting doing dishwashing, then food prep, then counter service, then waiting tables, etc....

    $3.35 an hour BOOYAH! :)
     
  17. hossam

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    was 2.50 an hour consider good back then? could you live comfortably on 2.50 an hour?
     
  18. Captain Carnage

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    My first job was in a supermarket, about $15 per hour. I was working less than my stepmum but still making more than her. She got pissed off :rolleyes:
     
  19. really

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    £2.5 an hour is £100 a week (or €127) No it was not good and it was not enough. It paid for a night out per week and food and transport during the week. I lived at home.

    I didn't save any money that summer.

    The job I had the following summer and that I kept on part time paid more than twice that.
     
  20. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    I've worked in the family owned Pub/Off Lisence since I was 15/16 not quite sure. It's a pretty sweet job because I'm the only person there ( it's a quiet pub ) and the till in the off lisence has the internet which allows me to post here to alleviate boredom. An added bonus is the regulars in the pub are all pretty much crazy in some sort of way. All on unemployment benefit or retired with nothing really to do but drink. It's depressing if you think about it really, but they're mostly ok people as all the troublemaking types are barred.

    My first proper job outside of my family's business was working in a bottle shop clerk on a working holiday in Australia, at the same time I got a night job as a barman in a restaurant. I decided I needed to diversify my CV so my next job over there was working for a tunneling comapany. By far the most interesting job I've ever worked - 14 hour days and only Sundays off but I had fun. It basically involved spending a lot of the day sitting around waiting for the machine to drill a tunnel then every now and then going down a 20 metre deep pit and attaching another pipe section. Who knew building sewers would be so much fun :D
     

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