What was your first job?

Europa

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What was your first job, how old were you, and how much did you make?

I was fifteen when got my first job at Lagoon. It's an amusement park in Utah. I worked in one of those photo shops where you can have an old west picture taken. Here's an example:



It was my job to ask the guys if they wanted to be pioneers, mountain men or cowboys and the girls if they wanted to be pioneers or saloon girls. Then I picked out the correct sizes and helped them put them on top of their clothes or directed them to the change room (depending on the outfit). I think I got paid just under $3.00/hr. That was in 1988.
 

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I was 15. It was 1995. I stood at one end of a conveyor belt and counted out stacks of 6 of post cards. Not square post cards but ice cream cine shaped or animals. They naturally wanted to separate in groups of four.
It sucked. The next day you stood at the other end and rubber banded said stacks of six. I don't recall what I get paid.
 

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I got a paper route when I was about 15 in '82-'83. It was pretty easy since I only delivered to a complex of condominiums. There were a lot of units but not much actual ground to cover. On light days I'd ride my bike but on heavier days, especially Sundays, I'd walk. I'd have to make two trips on Sundays but my house was pretty close the the condos. At the end of the month I'd have to go "collecting" in the evenings and most folks tipped at least a dollar or two, some folks I could count on for a fiver. I don't recall how much I made, I would pay whatever the bill was to the newspaper and keep whatever was left over. It wasn't much but I was able to go to the arcade frequently. If there was a particular record or computer game (Atari 800) I wanted I would often go get it the first night I collected. I remember one occasion when I ended up short of what I was supposed to send the paper because I overindulged at the arcade or record store and had to ask my mom to help me cover it. Good times.
 

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My first job was a babysitter job (I got paid well) and my sister took over when I started on job training for Floral Designer (which was paid not so good but you still go to school) then I added Interior decorating which paid better.
I was working also at a greek Coffee Shop some nights/weekends.
My first job when I came to the US. was a summer job in one of the gift shops at Seaworld CA that was 93
 

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1958 - Bagging groceries for 50 cents an hour. Got promoted to being a checker the next year making $1.00 hr.
 

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I was 13, and it was a paper route. I think I got paid around $40 a week?
 

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11 years old. I worked 3 hours a day delivering traditional Sicilian coppolas to old people for this guy that fixed them. My first paycheck was 3,000 Liras, about $1.50. I gave the money to my mom, I was SO proud of myself :D
 

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At 14, I worked as a stock boy at the local hardware store. Stayed there through my first year in college. Walked or biked 1.5miles of rural road three days a week. Don't remember what my starting pay was, but I do remember my check was $67.50 per week later on. It was 1984.


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On record, I haven't had a real job yet, but clear back when I was 13 clear back in 2011 I was a softball umpire. Paid pretty well. Made about $60 a week if we had 2 game nights in a week.
 

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I was 12 and i worked in a Pizzeria, I reheated slices and scooped italian ices. Pizza was 15 cents a slice and an ice was 10 cents. I made a few bucks a day and all the pizza i wanted.
My first paycheck job was when i was 15, i worked in the Brooklyn Public Library Central branch, both my brothers had worked there before me in the same position, young adult services. Minimum wage was about $1.50 .
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/locations/central/
My eldest brother still works in a library, he's the Executive librarian of the National Gallery of Art.


In addition to the above ground floors of the library there were also several floors underground not open to the public,with more books and a Civil Defense air raid shelter -in case of an Atomic bomb;) there was also a passageway to the Eastern Parkway subway station.
http://www.brooklynology.org/post/2009/10/14/ATOMIC-Brooklyn!.aspx
 

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Age 10 mowed laws and at age 13 picked up a paper route.
 

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Paperboy in 1962 - I was 11. Made about $30 a month delivering over 100 papers a day from 110° in the summer to below zero in the winter.
 
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When I was 14 years old I worked for a supermarket pushing shopping carts in FL and I think I was making $3.35 an hour. I lied on the application and said I was 16 because I wanted to make some money to buy a VCR.
 
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My first and only job was back in 2009 when I worked as an assistant translator for a company called Editor.
 

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I worked as a cashier at the local grocery store while I was in high school. Made 5.50hr
 
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Creating the universe. I've pretty much dogged it since then.
Damn, u beat me to it.....

My second job was @ Taco Bell back in '82 when I was 16. I only got the job as that was mom's stipulation if I wanted to dip into small trust fund and purchase a drum set.
Made something in the neighborhood of $3.50 an hour, nothing close to the rewards I received for co creating the universe with Naps....
 

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1985. McDonalds. I was 15 and made minimum wage: 3.35...which is what it should still be. Oops. Politics.
 
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Damn, u beat me to it.....

My second job was @ Taco Bell back in '82 when I was 16. I only got the job as that was mom's stipulation if I wanted to dip into small trust fund and purchase a drum set.
Made something in the neighborhood of $3.50 an hour, nothing close to the rewards I received for co creating the universe with Naps....
Stop piggybacking on my Glory.