I worked at McDonald's for about two months, and then I was a telemarketer. I despised the McDonald's work, but had a blast as a telemarketer. I think the people I worked with made all the difference.
I started off at a CD/Cassette store in the local mall! Yes, the cassettes were still the hot sellers! Memories.
The first job where I received a fairly regular pay check was at the Conservatorium of Music where I was studying singing, folding letters and stuffing envelopes to go out to patrons and students for the Basil Jones Theatre. I also worked as an Usher and later the Front of House manager. I enjoyed working in the Theatre as I was able to watch a lot of performances for free, get credits towards attendance (we had to attend X number of performances a year) and get paid to do it!
Prior to going the Conservatorium though I earned a little pocket money by selling eggs from hens that I raised and grape fruit that we grew at home. I mostly sold the produce to neighbors but sometimes would set myself up with a stall on the side of the road waiting for country drivers to pass by.
My Mom worked for a Home Builder, and they had model homes of the different styles/layouts that they built.
When I was about 13 or 14 my Mom thought it would be a good idea for me to make my own money, so she got me a job on saturday and sunday mornings cleaning the model homes for her company.
It was interesting, but made me kind of hate housework, LOL!
I started my working life at Subway at 15! I worked there for 2 years before moving on to something else.
I was a contact lens technician, I used to make bi-focal contact lenses.
I was a summer playground leader. Two of us led 40 or 50 kids, between the ages of 5-12, through crafts and sports activities - all outside. Talk about exhausting! I don't recall what we did with them when it rained! I also worked in the concession at the local hockey arena.
Subway...I got hired on my sixteenth birthday and now I kind of hate the smell of Subway for some reason. It gets to you after a while. The customers were nice, but a lot of them would totally stare at you while you made their sandwich, like they were getting ready to jump me the moment I added too much mayo. But a job is a job, and I'm glad I did it.
I worked answering the phone for a minister in a church, then gradually worked up to doing transcriptions of his sermons. My next job was cataloging an associate minister's books using the Dewey-decimal system.
by ptosis 6 years ago
What was your very first job as a teenager?
by Kieron Walker 4 years ago
What was your very first job?What did you love/hate about it? Would you do it again?
by viktoriiya 4 years ago
I am trying to search for a new career choice and don't know which direction I should go. Any advice on jobs right now?
by TONYKIARIE 8 years ago
Please tell the universe
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Have you ever worked backstage in a theatre performance?For several summers during high school, I worked Summerstock. Everyone had both a part on stage, as well as working backstage as stage hands. Have you ever had this experience?
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What was your first paid job?How old were you? How much did it pay? What did you learn from it?
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