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#4525149 - 06/12/20 11:14 AM What was your very first job?  
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What was your very first job where you got an official paycheck? I mention that specifically because I'm ruling out things like mowing the grass for your grandfather and him paying you for it.


My very first job was at a Wendy's fast food restaurant way back in the summer of 1989 when I was 16 years old. I lasted about 2 months there before I quit.

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#4525151 - 06/12/20 11:23 AM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Working in a garage where my dad and uncle also worked. I had just finished school. They did cars and bikes but I was only interested in the bikes. That started my whole career in the bike trade which thankfully I left in 2014 (early retirement).


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#4525152 - 06/12/20 11:28 AM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4525155 - 06/12/20 11:43 AM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4525156 - 06/12/20 11:45 AM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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As a 15 yo French boy in an exchange program: two weeks in the cornfields in Iowa. 1978.

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#4525157 - 06/12/20 11:56 AM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I started work in the summer of 1978 at a Photocopying & Dyeline printing company, take home pay was a whopping £22 a week.
I stayed there for 8 months before joining the Post Office as a Telegram Boy.


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#4525160 - 06/12/20 12:02 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Junior Toyota salesman at the ripe age of 17 in 2007.

The 'Happy Times' before the credit crisis, where my pay was almost double minimum wage. smile Got fired after 6 months, but not before wrecking a few cars. Oh, when you're young, stupid and have a trust fund, you do the craziest things.

@kaa: Wow, how did you end up there? And how was the experience?

#4525162 - 06/12/20 12:11 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: kaa]  
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Originally Posted by kaa
As a 15 yo French boy in an exchange program: two weeks in the cornfields in Iowa. 1978.



I wonder if your American counterpart ended up working at some vineyard in the Bordeaux region? smile


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#4525163 - 06/12/20 12:19 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Summer of '78, I was ten. Got a job at a local marina. My job was to sell bait and clean and fuel the rental boats as well as show the tourists renting them how to operate them. Was a different time.\

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#4525164 - 06/12/20 12:25 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Dang Dbond! You grew up quick.

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#4525168 - 06/12/20 12:47 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4525171 - 06/12/20 01:00 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4525172 - 06/12/20 01:05 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Dang Dbond! You grew up quick.


Indeed. But looking back, I think this has served me well in how it shaped my character and willingness to work. And how to cut squid correctly biggrin


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#4525174 - 06/12/20 01:12 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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My first job was at age 16 as a lotman at a Ford dealership in 1982. Got the job before I got my license, practically learned how to drive on the lot. When I finally got my license they started having me shuttle cars and parts to our other dealership. Brand new 16 year old driver and I was driving fresh-off-the-truck cars (Mustangs were my fav, but the Ford trucks were fun too!). Never wrecked a single one, not even so much as a scratch.


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#4525176 - 06/12/20 01:20 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: JohnnyChemo]  
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Originally Posted by JohnnyChemo
My first job was at age 16 as a lotman at a Ford dealership in 1982. Got the job before I got my license, practically learned how to drive on the lot. When I finally got my license they started having me shuttle cars and parts to our other dealership. Brand new 16 year old driver and I was driving fresh-off-the-truck cars (Mustangs were my fav, but the Ford trucks were fun too!). Never wrecked a single one, not even so much as a scratch.



As Dbond mentioned before, those were indeed different times! I can't even fathom the possible lawsuits if some auto dealership did that now.


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#4525178 - 06/12/20 01:25 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4525179 - 06/12/20 01:27 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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After school junk mail delivery via bmx bike. 1982 so 12 years old in primary school. I think i got paid per 100 and used to make enough to shout a mate and i or my sisters to the cinema once a month or so and buy a model kit. Not long after i got on the 'milko run' with a mate from school, three nights a week for about two hours or so in ours and some adjoining suburbs.

The driver would drive the milko truck and we would hang off the side and drop of deliveries of milk and bread and pick up the payments from peoples doorsteps or letterboxes. With that and the junk mail thing it was a pretty good gig for a while. Then high school and girls happened biggrin


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#4525181 - 06/12/20 01:36 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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In 1958, just after dinosaur extinction, I was 13 and needed a new bike which cost $44.00.

No parental sympathy, "Go get a job".

Waldorf Cafeteria in Syracuse N.Y. needed a busboy/dishwasher and, it being prior to the "wrap your kids in bubble wrap and make sure they have an ample supply of Participation Awards"
era, I got the job. Worked it all summer and bought the bike.

Bought the bike at W.T Grant dept. store (anyone remember them?)
That store was actually my second job, lunch counter, anyone remember them?
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#4525182 - 06/12/20 01:38 PM Re: What was your very first job? [Re: Ajay]  
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Originally Posted by Ajay
and girls happened biggrin



Now we know where all of your "milko" money went. biggrin


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