your first job

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  1. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    16yrs old, Banquet Server at a semi-nice restaurant affiliated with a golf course. Depending on gratuity, pay ranged from $20-$45/hr. There were lots of benefits too (tons of free, delicious meals, and all my female coworkers were hot).
     
  2. Merkinball

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    Yup. When I was twelve the owner of the orchard wanted me to learn the ropes and avoid hurting myself. I pretty much did grounders for 75 cents a bushel. This still required some tree work though to get the apples down. The year after that I asked to pick from trees and he let me, I got a lot of the crap apples though. The last couple years were good years, and I had good trees.

    In regards to doing it for work, hells yeah it's good work. It's damn good work. But it's hard, exhausting, and the picking season up here is NOT long enough to make it your only source of income. My uncles always found it to be a damn fine second job though. They always used the money as the Christmas budget and to pay down some bills.

    If it was an all year thing, I'd do it for the rest of my life. It's honest work. It pays damn good. There's no set time you have to be in the orchard. No set time when you have to leave. If it's raining and you don't want to work, don't work. You take a break when you want to take a break. It's just you, and your radio. Time flies through the day. And you sleep damn good at night.
     
  3. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Dishwasher at a 24-hour restaraunt (sort of like a Denny's or IHOP) at age 16. $3.35 an hour.
     
  4. holy king

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    how old are you?
     
  5. sourboy

    sourboy Awakening...

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    Applebee's -- I was a line cook (broiler and fryer). I was 16 and the next youngest guy was like 21, so I was harassed a lot. I ended up cooking for many, many years... I was almost certified as a chef. I ran many kitchens, though I still often make frozen pizzas at home.
     
  6. G-Force Junkie

    G-Force Junkie Old Vulcan Guy

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    I worked a go cart track the summer I was 16 y/o. The nights were very busy with tourists from all over, and the days weren't as busy, but they were blisteringly hot. While it would close when it rained, the rain clouds themselves almost seemed to part around the track and we'd have to work in upper 90 degree weather with about 100% humidity. Dealing with bad weather, annoying kids, and even more irritating parents for minimum wage...

    I miss being 16...
     
  7. gangleri2001

    gangleri2001 Garbage day!!!

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    Your first job with 21?

    :confused:

    ... Could I meet your dad?
     
  8. Japanrocks12

    Japanrocks12 tired of being a man

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    I'll have my first job in January. I'll be teaching SAT classes at the Princeton Review
     
  9. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    Age 14, worked in a break parts factory, excuse, worked AT, I was outside in the caliper and core yard doing filtering and sorting in the sun all day. Its generally considered much much harder than field work per say, as many of my compadres from down south would always tell me. It paid 8.50 an hour, and I did it for three years, it essentially gave me a lot of perspective on life.
     
  10. Harald

    Harald Prince

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    First job was at a warehouse, still work there part time. Somewhat repetitive, lousy hours but good pay. I have had other "jobs" when I was younger, like cutting grass and such.
     
  11. 7ronin

    7ronin 海軍少佐

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    My first job in 1962 at age 17 was working for a brick layer. It was hard work and paid $1.50 an hour (eventually $1.75). I ended up working for the same guy for three summers. Back in those days the fast food industry was almost non existent and finding summer and part time jobs was not easy.
     
  12. Elta

    Elta 我不会把这种

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    Jack in the Box, 5.75 an hour at 16.
    It was pretty cool when we had a good boss, when we got a new manager it was terrible though. It was just for the summer :)
     
  13. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    He was a doctor. So maybe if you were sick in South Wales some time during the past 20 years or so you might have seen him.
     
  14. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    Network administrator at a school - part time.
    Lousy salary, and a LOT of work - i'm already quitting. :D
    Salary is about 100$ per month.
     
  15. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    first full-time job was as a 18yo.

    I worked as a clerk at the local bank...got me around $2500/month (guess that's around 15$/h)
     
  16. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    I so made a living hell on those poeple when I was younger. :lol:

    /inserts fist in "mouth"

    oh my first job was, at 13 or 14 putting assembly parts in a bag and then with some kind of machine close those bags. I got paid per piece.
     
  17. Arwon

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    The kids weren't a problem, part of the duties working there was acting as a guard and escort for another character half the time.

    Whenever older people like adults messed with the characters, we just told them "good job, that's a 15 year old girl in there" and made them feel ashamed of themselves.

    The funniest bit is people don't mess with the female costumes even though they have no idea what gender is inside the suit, they assume it's the same as the external gender. I bet at Disneyland Minnie Mouse has an easier time than Mickey.
     
  18. King of Town

    King of Town Adventuring

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    My first real jonb was a dsihwasher at a family restaurant way out in the country. i had the job in winter and seriously had to walk like 5 miles up a hill in the snow to get there. I can't wait to tell my kids that. Got paid 5 an hour, I can't believe some of you got paid as well as you did for your first job. I also got robbed while I worked there, we had an outside freezer for potatoes,chickens, and chicken fat (which I had to rip off of the chickens, which was nasty and sucked0 and the guy threw us in there while he emptied the registers. Luckily he didn't check us for cell phones. The police caught him in the act, criminals are so dumb...
     
  19. Ecofarm

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    Great, so now when I see those things I gotta wonder if some kind of transvestite perv is in the costume!

    So basically, your first job was as a cross-dresser. I bet Guiliani got his start that way.

    Spoiler :
    I jest :)
     
  20. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Near minimum wage at WH Smith. Need to find a big man job soon. :scared:
     

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