What was your first job?

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  1. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    I ask partly because I'm bored and partly because I'm in the process of trying to get a job myself.

    The story is that I've been prospecting an expensive lappy ($1100+) but am completely broke.

    My mom has agreed to spot me the money if I get a job so I've been looking.

    If all goes according to plan, I should be working at mckinnon's super butcher shop as my first job!

    So what was your first job and the story behind it?

    PS- if you can't tell things have been going good for me. :D
  2. BriGuy

    BriGuy Antiquities Friend

    My first job was working at Thrifty Drug... I started one week scooping ice cream.. then moved to stock for a week... then cashier for a few months. Pretty soon I was the DMC, data merchandise coordinator... fancy title for all the store ordering, price changes, new shelf setups, etc. I actually liked it!

    And Brandon, I am SO HAPPY to hear things are going well for you!! :biggrin: And I am really glad you are AROUND to see these good changes!! Good luck on the job!!
  3. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Menno's Sausage. I made sausage. Lots of sausage. 8 tons of sausage, completely by hand. So much meat... Also, serious plantar fasciitis. It was AWFUL. I couldn't sit up at the end of the day because the soles of my feet would be touching the ground.
  4. jameslyons

    jameslyons Well-Known Member

    I detasseled corn in Illinois at 14. It was hell, I don't know how farmers do it.
  5. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    They don't. They hire 14 year old kids :p
  6. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    I'm a Math/English tutor, for kids in primary school up til about Year 9 or 10. It's quite fun, because I like working with people, and teaching kids is always cute. And, the pay isn't too shabby either... even though I don't charge too much because I'm not too old myself.

  7. ~Tosh~

    ~Tosh~ Forum Buddy

    i started out working in a kitchen waitressing and washing up.. then lost that job cos the kitchen shut...
    then i was a chambermaid.. lost that job too... :dry:

    now im a coastguard whooooop :biggrin:
  8. $MyName

    $MyName Well-Known Member

    Beta tester.
  9. Aurora Gory Alice

    Aurora Gory Alice Well-Known Member

    Well done! Glad to hear things are going well for you! :)

    My first job was at McDonalds - it was one of those situations where I had tried to get a 'good' job and failed (okay good at that time meant somewhere cool, like an arcade or a record store. haha) I worked there for 3 months and then got a job at Virgin Megastore.

    I have never handed in my resignation so quickly!!!
  10. BioHomocide

    BioHomocide Well-Known Member

    I did customer service at a home improvement store.
  11. flowerpot

    flowerpot Well-Known Member

    First proper job was in a bakery.. & i'm still there, well once a week or so
  12. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

    I worked for Boots :yawn:
  13. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    i worked for new look clothing store. lasted 9 months longest job i heald down
  14. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Retail :bash:
  15. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    take care of my sister, take care of others feelings rather than my own , jump in between people fighting in the house :rolleyes: fix my family in 2006, carry all their emotional burdens, neglect myself and what i need from others
  16. Mandy1

    Mandy1 Antiquities Friend & Senior Member

    Meat packer in factory.
  17. wibble

    wibble Well-Known Member

    I packed quorn in a factory. Lets just say theres a reason its high in protein :wink:
  18. The_8th_Wonder

    The_8th_Wonder senior Member

    I've actually never had a job and with this economy and because I have no car I can't get one. :blink:
  19. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    Stocked shelves at some fancy schmancy crystal shop. Guess how I lost that job!:oops: Dropped one! A whole carton I mean!
  20. saraa

    saraa Member

    KFC. worst job ever.
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