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#1 | 1863 days ago

My Dad's family owned a small engine repair shop.  I worked there doing odd jobs and as a mechanic from about age 11.  They paid me minimum wage, whatever that was back in 1980 or so. 

Through high school I worked for Dad and Farmers here and there, particularly in the summer.
The first job I actually had to apply for was at Wendy's.  I was hired, paid minimum wage, and spent all of one day employed there.  I couldn't eat at a salad bar again for the next 5 years.  (Wendy's had salad bars back then)
  
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#1 | 1863 days ago

My Dad's family owned a small engine repair shop.  I worked there doing odd jobs and as a mechanic from about age 11.  They paid me minimum wage, whatever that was back in 1980 or so. 

Through high school I worked for Dad and Farmers here and there, particularly in the summer.
The first job I actually had to apply for was at Wendy's.  I was hired, paid minimum wage, and spent all of one day employed there.  I couldn't eat at a salad bar again for the next 5 years.  (Wendy's had salad bars back then)
#2 | 1863 days ago
bmcannon1 (+)

(Edited by bmcannon1)
When i was in jr. high school ( or middle school is what they call it now) when i was around 13 or 14 years old i worked at a skating rink. After working my way up from cleaning the bathrooms and doing clean up after closing, I got the all mighty whistle. Yes thats right, i was the one on the floor making sure no one did anything wrong like going to fast or knocking peaple down and also helping young skaters learn to skate. But there is a dark cloud hanging over my head to this very day. We had a late night session with only the black lights on. You could see ok but it was still kinda dark. Me and my best friend (he also got to blow the whistle) would pick out someone who couldnt skate very good or just someone we didnt like. I would get on one side and him on the other side. We would then pick out or victim.  We would build up a lot of speed.....skate up real fast behind the skater.....at the same time we would kick the skates out from under the said victim......the skater would fly into the air and land very hard on his back, some times even doing a complete flip. The friend and i would then act as if we didnt know what happened and go back and help the skater up blowing our whistles and stopping the traffic. I still feel bad about doing it, but u got to admit that it's kinda funny in a sick way. *Evil Chuckle*
#3 | 1863 days ago
ChristiSunshine (+)

 I worked at Express making $4.75/hr and spending most of it on clothes in our store.
#4 | 1863 days ago
Hiawatha (+)

 I made minimum wage (under $4.00 per) washing dishes in a Mexican restaurant. Wading through leftover food til 1 am at 16 years old was an eye-opener. Elbow deep in food scraps was hell on Earth. 
#5 | 1863 days ago

 I worked for the family business at 15 to make money for a car, then when i turned 16 i bought my own jag. (used of course)
at 16 I worked at Hardee's until I graduated high school, and still worked the family business on the side...
#6 | 1863 days ago

mojorisin188 wrote:
 I worked for the family business at 15 to make money for a car, then when i turned 16 i bought my own jag. (used of course)
at 16 I worked at Hardee's until I graduated high school, and still worked the family business on the side...
This "Family Business" sounds very mysterious!
#7 | 1863 days ago

mojorisin188 wrote:
 I worked for the family business at 15 to make money for a car, then when i turned 16 i bought my own jag. (used of course)
at 16 I worked at Hardee's until I graduated high school, and still worked the family business on the side...
Naw my step-father had a Car Business, I would drive for him (when i was old enough), wash and detail cars, run errands, title and paper work... stuff like that..
#8 | 1863 days ago

Checker at a Gerlands (grocery chain), but since I had half a brain they eventually let me work where I wanted, so I bounced between produce (thanks for the Macintosh apples!!!), dairy (only I know why you never had Promised Land's Strawberry Milk!!!  Only I ...... ok not anymore!), Floral (thank you for letting me tend to all the 30-40yr old HOT parents who wanted to buy flowers for whatever ... THANKKKK YOUUUUU), night stalking stocking (thank you for whatever the F else I wanted!!), and bagging  (there's a reason why buff jocks in wranglers, who are clean cut, get 10 dollar tips from 40 and 50 yr old ladies!!!  LOL ... Exploitation kids!!)!!!!

Fun job!  And the smokin hot babe, Brandy who always  worked the register behind me, made it 100% WORTHwhile!!!  :)
#9 | 1863 days ago

I was still in school when one of my teachers offered me to work as a typist in the water department of the city, I had to type the numbers of the water measurers, they were only numbers so i got very quick using the numeric keyboard. Pretty boring and there was a woman that always was trying to make my life miserable, I felt sorry about her cos she was soooooo bitter and mean that maybe had problems but I made great friends also and I'm always trying to have fun even in the worst scenario. So it was good anyway

#10 | 1862 days ago
bobjrinaz (+)

Mixing paint and cleaning bathrooms in 8th and 9nth grade back in 1978-1979.  Paid 2 bucks an hour but given hockey media guides for all NHL teams with a story behind each one from the store owner.  What a cool dude.  And aside from cleaning toilets, the fun and knowledge of hockey I gained in those couple of years was priceless. 
#11 | 1862 days ago
computer_guy999 (+)

My first job was when I was 15, as a dishwasher at a local restaurant in Des Moines.  As I remember it dd not pay much, and I hated washing dishes after awhile, but is gave me some spending money, to have a little fun on the side.
#12 | 1862 days ago

(Edited by keebs8)

My first job that I had to apply for was as a stock boy for a furniture store chain Goldsteins, mind you im only 5ft 6 and back in highschool 135pds soak an wet so carrying couches and crap didnt exactly pan out to well so I only worked there for about 3 months, then went to work at a restaurant named Alberini's as a busboy, then waiter all through highschool, what a blast that was, after highschool worked for about a year at both the restaurant and Kohl's department store, ah the hot chicks that worked at Kohls the Keebs was in heaven and was constantly getting in trouble cuz i'd venture outta my department and end up over at theirs, but hey not only was I working for Kohls, I was workin for myself if you know what I mean!  lol

#13 | 1862 days ago
adamace (+)

My first job was at McD's.


it was a weird experience. let's just say i had a lot of firsts there.

the chicks there were on a mission to corrupt me. they succeeded. my manager...yeah...she joined.
While operating the register, one big trucker guy called me a "terrorist" for charging his wife for a large coffee because she brought her own huge cup in and asked it to be filled. he created a big scene. said i was "Osama".
One chick that worked there used to cry if i didn't talk to her.
we used to have grill competitions to see who could make sandwiches the fastest. it got messy sometimes.
you ever seen a triple quarter-pounder with cheese? my friends did, when they'd come see me.
one time, i dropped a full cup of sprite, then tripped in its puddle in front of some Chinese people, who thought it was hilarious.

and to top it off, we had a region manager who came a day after i took a day off to go and talk to Marine recruiters. He said to me when i came in "Yeah, while you were out playing war, we were making cheeseburgers and making customers happy"......i took it as a sign to quit, and i walked out a few days later. good times.
#14 | 1862 days ago
fasterhurry (+)

My first job was an electronic assembler soldered all da components in da boards 4 TV's radios bank alarms ambulance pagers stereos etc, I used 2 blow up da ic chips because I kept wearing nylon under garments instead of cotton so I had 2 wear a special bracelet. Blew da odd transformer also, by  wiring it wrong but I sure kept da technicians on their toes. Still do da odd out work at home now.
#15 | 1862 days ago

My first jobs were delivering a community newspaper (well, I sometimes delivered them, sometimes I ditched them) and picking cherries. I used to love cherries but when you pick them and get to eat so many of them fresh off the tree, you get sick of them. To this day, I hate cherries...
#16 | 1861 days ago

mojorisin188 wrote:
Naw my step-father had a Car Business, I would drive for him (when i was old enough), wash and detail cars, run errands, title and paper work... stuff like that..
Chop shop, huh? Dealin in hot cars! That's sexy!
#17 | 1857 days ago

besides babysitting( which I did for 7 years for one family) my first job where I would have gotten a paycheck if I lasted longer than 25 minutes was at a hardware store.

After that lengthily exposure to the nuts and bolts I went and got a job at a flower shop, I worked there for about 8 months and quit shortly after Valentines day where the smell of roses made me want to throw up.

then went and got a retail job at a toy store at the mall, I got to run amuk and play with toys.. that was more my level of maturity.
#18 | 1857 days ago
EdSpeshel (+)

sports_schmorts wrote:
besides babysitting( which I did for 7 years for one family) my first job where I would have gotten a paycheck if I lasted longer than 25 minutes was at a hardware store.

After that lengthily exposure to the nuts and bolts I went and got a job at a flower shop, I worked there for about 8 months and quit shortly after Valentines day where the smell of roses made me want to throw up.

then went and got a retail job at a toy store at the mall, I got to run amuk and play with toys.. that was more my level of maturity.
Was?
#19 | 1857 days ago
carlalbert64 (+)

 Were you the cartoon character?
#20 | 1857 days ago
carlalbert64 (+)

 Ok..... when I was probably 10 started shoveling snow and cutting lawns for money along with my paper route.  At 14 I picked tobacco and did that for two summers... don't know what farm wage was but it wasn't much..... at 15 I worked as a dishwasher at Sofia's Pizzeria for a crazy Greek guy....  after that job I worked in the meat department of a grocery story cleaning up after the butchers (gross job)... after that I worked at a pool place that sold pools  (duh) and gas grills and patio furniture.... worked a second job working at a full service gas station (yea... now I'm dating myself)..... after that worked at my Uncle's video store while going to college.... dang  too many jobs...

Anyway... now I'm in engineered sales to manufacturers..... anything from paint booths to spray guns to conveyor systems.... to pumping systems.... all sorts of cool stuff..... now if I could just get the manufacturers to actually manufacture something.... and not move overseas......

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