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Cindi    Posted 12-04-2004 at 18:38:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
...seem to be going well, so here's one that I bet everyone has an answer for.

First real job.

Mine was fighting suds at the local A & W root beer joint and carhopping. It lasted all of two weeks, I think. I got canned. I couldn't do anything right. There is nothing that takes longer to go down than an A & W root beer head. Out of the two weeks I worked there, at least ten days of it was spent waiting for the dang foam to go down so I could finish filling the mug.

Randy    Posted 12-05-2004 at 12:25:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Think I've always done lawns. Oy.

KellyGa    Posted 12-05-2004 at 08:01:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Worked as a phone girl at Domino's pizza, answering the phones, taking the orders, boy those were the days....young and surrounded by good looking young men, oh and yes, I did date a few, not to mention later I married one of them. ;)

Patria    Posted 12-05-2004 at 05:41:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
In San Juan city hall, working for an american senator. I was 16, worked June and July, during our school summer break.

Cindi    Posted 12-05-2004 at 06:12:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was a GREAT job for a 16 year old!

DD    Posted 12-05-2004 at 05:36:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cashier at Winn Dixie when I was 16 : )

Clipper    Posted 12-04-2004 at 22:13:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Age 12; paperboy. Took the city route on with 45 customers to start with. When I walked away from it 3 years later I turned the route over with 180 something customers. Not bad money but I went through 5-6 bikes.....and a totally absurb number of flat tires; 2 robberies on collection day; and a free cream soda float every day at the local drugstore. :^)

Cindi    Posted 12-05-2004 at 04:33:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do not understand why, but the little town paper I work for does not have paperboys. I haven't asked the owner why not, I suspect it has something to do with insurance liablity or some nonsense. That's a sad thing.

New-Gen    Posted 12-04-2004 at 21:25:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never really had one.My dad would work off the farm during the summer so I stayed home and did the farming.That was when we cultivated corn twice and beans 3 times, between that and keeping 6 miles of road ditch mowed he kept me out of trouble!
My pay was getting to use his truck to pick up scrap iron from all the neighbors and haul it to the scrap yard, and use of the farm shop to work on my old tractors.{I always had one for sale}

Snicker    Posted 12-04-2004 at 20:21:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Leading role in a low budget, redneck adult
film for which I had to buy my first jalopy to use
as the prop. Following filming I had to marry
the leading lady } ; )

mark/mn    Posted 12-04-2004 at 19:47:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
First real job was helping chain out clear cuts
for the Forest Circus

Chas in Me    Posted 12-04-2004 at 19:38:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
First real job (where I got paid) was haying for a neighbor. He used one of those round bailers and wouldn't put his hay in until the second cutting was ready to cut.
I had to kick all those bales before I picked them up because all kinds of critters moved in under them. I especially didn't like the rattlers. Used a hook and one hand to throw the bales up on the wagon. That's a great way to build upper-body strength. Got paid in silver dollars.

bill b a    Posted 12-04-2004 at 18:55:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

GIRL sure left your self open there . ( theres nothing that takes longer than a A & W root beer head to go down ) sorry couldn't help it .

Cindi    Posted 12-05-2004 at 04:35:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Somehow I knew someone was going to pick up on that, but I couldn't think of any other way to phrase it. (grin)

Clipper    Posted 12-05-2004 at 05:59:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do I get credit for thinking that thought as well? Do I get a prize??

I didn't post it cuz I was too busy re-checking all the Forums on the Net that I have been accused of scrooing up...... :^)

Clod    Posted 12-04-2004 at 18:53:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two weeks is enough.Just keep looking. I bet you can do a lot better than a Rootbeer stand.

Cindi    Posted 12-04-2004 at 19:41:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
No, I'm talking about first real jobs waaaaaaay back when.

I have done a little better since then. I actually worked at Walmart for awhile. (grin)

toolman    Posted 12-04-2004 at 21:25:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup clod i would have thought with her writing ability she would have landed a better job by now too.

Jimbob    Posted 12-05-2004 at 06:53:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
First job was a paperboy at age of 12.

jeanette    Posted 12-05-2004 at 07:24:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
walking beans detassling corn. bailing hay (yuck)

midway    Posted 12-05-2004 at 09:19:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
First paying job...after the Navy was as a short order cook in a Statler Hotel in Boston, lasted about 2 months. Then a machine shop,(2 months), brick plant in Mo (4 months), Radio &TV repair (4 yrs)Machine shop (36 yrs), but like to brag about "makeing the Donuts" to open the FIRST DUNKIN DONUTS shop in world in Quincy, Ma.!!!!!!!

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