your first job?

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  1. PACMAC macrumors regular

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    my first job was at sea world at the resturants ...fun times..pig out when closing.. LOL .. There were good days and bad days and wish I wasnt at work days.. Let me explian the ( wish not work days ) well I came in early to open and get the foods prep ECT... This one guy was cutting watermelons with a long knife he was cutting it with the blade down so when it cut trough the knife would hit the cutting board.. But then he idiot decide to cut it with the blade going up and the direction he was cutting was going up instead of down.. Then when he was cutting up he hit a hard part of the watermelon he push up harder then WACK on his face.. He panic ran outside bleeding like crazy.. Good thing the park wasnt open yet...

    Well anys what you first job?
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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  3. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    Driving a tractor in my grandma's fruit orchard, age 11.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Shifting RAF and USAF gi furniture across bases in the Cotswolds.
     
  5. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    night security guard

    funny things is friends wanted to know if I carried a baton and were disappointed when I said no.

    Did have good suit and walk-talkie though :cool:
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    As I got older from age 7 or so:

    Housework
    Washing dad's car
    Paper round
    Babysitting
    Stacking shelves in a supermarket
    Teaching
    Designer (pretty close to babysitting ;))
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    first real job was at a gas station/repair shop. oh the horrible memories.
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    Well at age 13 I started my own company reparing computers for teachers, members of my congregation, and friends. By 17, when I left for college, I was making about $300/mo working about 3-5 hours a week. However, I came back and found it difficult to find work doing that, so I worked at Drug Store/Pharmacy, and I eventually spent extra time building new computers to with a new prescription system. After all that work, the company that was going to install the software (who required you to send them the company) lost their license to have there software in Washington State, so they wouldn't install the software or return the computers. I think they are still in litigation regarding that matter.

    TEG
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    McDonald's. :eek:

    My first job lasted 10 years! :eek:

    crew member > crew trainer > crew chief > swing manager > 2nd asst. manager > 1st asst. manager > store manager
     
  10. Shotglass macrumors 65816

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    I started with a paper round, right now I'm teaching, and over the next weeks, I want to find a proper job, like in a store or something. I'm 17 btw.
     
  11. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    My very first job was digging an in-ground swimming pool by hand for $50 per day during the christmas school holidays. You kids don't know how easy you've got it these days :D.
     
  12. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    working at my old day camp as a counselor...
    but i graduate college and need to find a "real" job... anyone got any connections in television production :p
     
  13. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Paperboy was first, followed by:

    GAME (Shop work)
    12 hour days in a type factory (Pirelli - Money was ace)
    Football Stewarding
    Sign Writing (Full Time, current)
     
  14. skiesforme macrumors 6502

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    Teaching Assistant at the University (parallel with my Masters degree) - got me a tuition waiver and $1000 a month :)
    Now with the leading telecommunication company, fetches me about $80,000 a year.:rolleyes:
     
  15. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Fur Trapper at the age 12 or 13. Mink, Muskrat, Raccoon, Fox and Marten. This was the 1970s.

    It was gross work (particularly killing the critter and then removing the skin) but it was a massive amount of money for a kid. I think I made something like $1200 one season.

    I got to see a lot of some very remote wilderness close to my home town and also developed the discipline to get up every morning at about 5 AM before school and on the weekends, walk, ski or snowmobile out to my traplines in the bitter cold etc.
     
  16. bartelby macrumors Core

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    If we doing all jobs.

    GI furniture moving
    Traffic controller / parking bod at the Agricultural showground in Stoneleigh
    Freelance Photographer
    Medical Photographer
    Working in a skateboard/bmx/snowboard shop
    Freelance photographer / graphic design
    Process supervisor at LG Philips
    Civil Servant
     
  17. JNB macrumors 604

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    First out of the house job? Partner in a floor covering company (carpet, tile, linoleum) in 1972. My buddy & I were making about $2500/week, but that was also 16 to 18 hour days, 7 days a week.
     
  18. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Golf course
    Motorola Fab
    First job after university/grad school/postdoc: Engineer
     
  19. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Worked at Safeway. Easiest job ever.

    Now I do nothing but go to school. I need a job though.
     
  20. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I was a stock handler at a furniture store; I worked in the rug gallery. Got I hated that job. I had to lift 120lb rugs all day and got paid $8.00 an hour.:mad:
     
  21. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I hack/unlock phones/PSPs/PS3s/iPods/iPhones etc. for £5 each, that sorta counts...

    My first real job will hopefully be something at :apple:
     
  22. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    The first job where I had to fill out paperwork for employment was construction demolition / job site gofer when I was 15. Did some babysitting and fix-it work for family and neighbors prior to that.
     
  23. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    My first real job was in a Chinese laundry helping customers and sorting dirty laundry. Man, the odors that some men's shirts had was unbelievable. I was paid $3.00 an hour for 15 hours a week which was good money back in the early 70s.
     
  24. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    First job would have been a dishwasher in a restaurant back when I was...14?

    Since then..

    Warehouse Operative dealing with clothes.
    Shelf Stacking in a supermarket.
    Warehouse Operative building windows (actually pretty cool)
    1st Line Broadband Tech Support in a call centre (urgh...)
     
  25. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I worked for a local print shop.

    I started when I was in 7th grade and was there until my junior year in high school.
    I did typesetting, pre press work, press operating, finishing....everything. It was fun and I loved it.
     

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