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When I was really young, I helped a friend walk around and deliver those kind of thin, weekly advertisement papers. In grammar school, a friend shared his earnings with me to deliver newspapers on our bikes. We had to to get up really early, pick up stacks of newspapers, fold them and put rubber bands on them, put then in canvas saddle bags, and ride around tossing them onto porches.
In middle school I worked weekends at my uncle's gas station. Gas stations were full service back then. I had to pump gas, wash windows, check tire pressure and fluid levels, sell products, and charge the customers. I learned how to do oil changes, lube jobs and other things.
My first real job was in 10th grade, working at a fast food place called Pup n' Taco that had hot dogs, tacos, tostadas and burritos. I worked the walk up and drive through windows and made up the orders.20
At age 13 I was paid $5.00 to draw a portrait of my friend’s ex boyfriend from a photo and at age 14 I was paid $100 to take an Mechanical sketch and transpose it onto AutoCAD and at age 16 I was paid $40 an evening to babysit my neighbours kids and at 21 I worked at the GAP and Mandarin Buffet and Pizza Hut. At 21 I worked as a CNC milling operator at an engineering company but I could not do it without supervision because your supposed to go to a technical school for 2 years before you do that job and I only had 30 minutes of training before I was hired.10
Sporting good store. I specifically chose it for the eyecandy. Unfortunately my “single” time at the store was spent running into my exes when they came to shop for hunting gear. Then during my “taken” time at the store, i was asked out by a lot of cuties but had to reject them because i had a boyfriend. That is definitely a job to work at while single lol10
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I was a paper boy... I think the job went extinct around 2010 in the United States, because I do not know anyone that still gets a news paper delivery other than through he mail... but most use the internet now. But in the 1990's I delivered a 105 papers a 7 days week rain, sleet or snow, and made about $5.25 dollars per customer a month before tips... so about $500 to $800 a month for a 12 year kid was bank cash!!
But you had to be careful when distributing the papers evenly from back to front pouch or the bag would choke you to death, and learning to ride with no hands was a necessity! If you messed up the bag flip, then both pouches would end up to the front, and your face would end up in the spokes. Or you would end up on the hood of a parked car after the enviable crash or if you were lucky only on someone's front lawn.10
God I hated that job, every second of it.
It's the job that made me realize that people do not understand the deal they are making when buying things..
The item warranty for example - I don't care if the product broke down 1 second after the warranty expires, it is out of warranty. The obligation for free support ceases to exist after that. Don't nag me that the product broke down after one year. It has been explained to you, or is in the manual or both.10
Technically speaking, I guess my first job was selling Grandma's Easter and Christmas candy. She gave me 10% of any money I made for her. I think I started in high school, maybe before that.
As for my newspaper routes, none of which I had before I turned 23 or 24, I had 8 different routes all at the same time. Most were in my area but one, a weekly paper, had me going about 4 to 5 miles up the road and I did all 8 routes on foot!!
Otherwise, I've had a least 60 different jobs, so far.0
My first job out of high school waswhen I was 17 and I worked for a place that made trophies. I did all kind of odd jobs. I ran errands, did filing, filled out forms, cleaned display cases, swept the floor and anything else that needed doing. One weekend I even helped the owner move into a new house.0
My first job was as a resident safety representative at my college. That means signing guests into residence halls and making sure no one was coming into the residence halls without ID.10
Delivering papers aswell, but then after that working for royal mail and then working in a food factory, I mean I spent all my studying life exsperingcing life lol20
Walking dogs and taking care of cats. It's not really a job, but more like a part time job I guess. I got paid either way10
First job or first TAXED job?
My first job was babysitting, but my first TAXED job was a baking assistant/cashier at the local mom & pop bakery.10
Mine wasn't all that different than yours. It was delivering flyers to 488 homes in my neighborhood when I was about 8 or 9. A few years later I advanced to delivering newspapers.10
Between high school and college, I was on a crew of 8 guys of my age who painted street poles during the summer.10
Same as you, delivering newspapers. Packed them on the handlebars of my bicycle and off I went20
Same. Then I worked at an amusement park in Jr. High and early high-school. It was seasonal. So my first full year round job was Burger King when I was a Jr. And Sr. In high school through college.10
The first job that I got myself that wasn't just given to me by my older brother was working on a Honeybee farm as a teenager.0
I looked after neighbors homes when they went away.10
Worked in fashion when I turned 15 and got my working permit.15
First proper job was Royal Air Force aircraft engineer0
I got the mail from neighbors, water plants, and the like... i was about 7 or 8... might have sold corn from door to door from gpa's family farm earlier then that...0
I was in college. I joined an computer hardware store and was selling computers and laptops and all...0
Real estate agent assistant. Go and show houses some time.0
I worked at McDonald’s. I do not miss that in the least lol6
I worked at a video rental store back in the VHS era. The job didn't pay much but had the perk that those of us employed could rent 3 VHS tapes at a time for free. I totally abused that benefit and watched almost every major film in the store until I was down to really cheesy B- horror flicks, for example, and even acquired a taste for those.
I got the job down pat to where customers would ask me to recommend films and I'd walk them through and suggest all types and talk about them at length.
That said, I was kind of an idiot. I'd sometimes forget to remove the security strip from the tapes and customers walk through the sensor and then, "Beep-beep-beep!" Then I'd have to turn off the alarm and apologize for forgetting to remove the security strip. I made that mistake more times than I care to admit between my enthusiasm talking customer's ears off about films.
I was 14 at the time.
Some people nowadays think I have the most godawful taste in films. But I acquired it from that experience renting out the entire store. I even developed a taste for Godfrey Ho's ninja films! :-D
I literally dreamed of working at a Blockbuster for my first job. But they had closed by time i grew up
@DizzyDesii The one I worked at was a small local one quite a bit smaller than Blockbusters. The owner offered me the job mainly because I geeked out on the store and started memorizing where all the films were. Then there were several instances where the customers would ask the staff if they had a film and the staff would be a bit confused about it (the store wasn't particularly organized) and try to look around the store for the film in question. Then I'd pitch in and say like, "It's over here in the cult section." The owner noticed I did this several times and offered me the job.
I organize my film collection monthly and have about 1200 so i’d love to work at that store