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What was your first job?


First "paid" job - acting in a commercial with my Mom for Kraft™ Macaroni & Cheese. "Mom, can Billy stay for lunch?" Thank Mogg that was in the days before VCR's!

First "real" job - working as a stockboy and delivery boy (age 15) at Daitch Shopwell in New York City. Pricing cans, cleaning up, lugging lettuce boxes, and hauling groceries all over the city in a 3-wheeled grocery trike. I was small, the groceries were heavy, but the tips were good. First time in my life that I actually had cash to spend that I didn't have to ask for. That part of the job was good.


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(Anonymous)
Aug. 28th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
My 1st was in the gramophone record library of our local radio station (Radio Koper). We had cards for the LPs ;)
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deckardcanine
Aug. 28th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
I was a Moto Photo developer for a spring and summer, when I was 17-18. For $6.50 an hour, it wasn't too bad. I liked a sense of power in getting to view anybody's photos! The main problem was the erratic schedule in terms of days; I once worked nine days in a row and didn't get any overtime pay because of the careful division of the calendar week. There were also frequent complaints of overpricing, which may explain why our pens kept disappearing.
ccdesan
Aug. 28th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
> careful division of the calendar week

You can be sure some manager got a bonus for that. Getting as much work as possible out of the drones for as little money as possible is what middle management gets paid for.
leadsporkofdoom
Aug. 28th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Paid (under the table, though): Shampoo slave at the local Laundermutt. Hate cockerspaniels b/c there was so many LOLs with them, a shi-tzu bit me my first day so the owner but it's top knot a BIG pink and purple bow. Washed dried katsup off a very proud golden retriever, was dragged by two bull mastiffs named Sierra and Tonka.
ccdesan
Aug. 28th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ai! Bet you're glad those days are over..
leadsporkofdoom
Aug. 28th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Still love big doggies, now I just have to keep the kiddies from setting fire to themselves and somehow creating new and amazing science....
ccdesan
Aug. 28th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
This is my ex's dog... she still thinks I'm her "poppy". A beautiful creature with the most wonderful personality.



Here she is as a pup with her "big brother," Avalanche.


carlfoxmarten
Aug. 29th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
First (and current) paying job: Newspaper carrier.
First "real" job: A contractor for the computing science department on my favourite campus. (I put together a LiveCD for them. By now, it's outdated by at least two years...)

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