My first official paid job (not including my paper routes or the lawns I mowed or raked or driveway and sidewalks I shoveled snow from) was when I was 15. The job was as a dishwasher at an Italian restaurant. When I interviewed, the manager told me I would just be assisting 2 other dishwashers by loading and unloading the automatic dishwasher for which I would be paid the minimum wage at the time of $3.25 per hour. I was excited and happy that I landed my first job and succeeded in my first ever interview.
On my first night the other 2 guys didn't show and it happened to be a Friday night and super busy. On top of that the bus boys were short handed too and everything came into the kitchen in bulk. I was told I had to hand wash, stack, and put away everthing myself, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc... It came so fast I could hardly keep up. I let a stack of dishes get too high and they fell onto the floor and shattered. The manager came running in and yelling at me to be more careful. It happened again an hour later and this time I was threatened that any further breakage would be coming out of my pay. When things started to slow that evening, I was told I had to bus tables which I did but never received any share of the tips which is sort of expected.
The next night I came in to the same situation, just me and to top it off 2 more busboys were missing. 15 minutes into the dinner rush, another pile of plates fell and shattered. The manager came running in again and told me that it was coming out of my pay. So I did what any rebellious teenager would do, I took my apron off, tossed it to the manager and told her she could do the dishes, I QUIT!
When she told me I couldn't quit it was their busiest time of the night, I told her she might want to consider that with the next idiot that takes te job and I left. I never did go back to see if I actually did get a paycheck for my one night working. It didn't matter, I still won an interview and I was still Hired for my first job no matter how brief it was.