Our first jobs.... What they were like....

United States
May 31, 2008 2:54am CST
My first job when I was in college was as an appointment scheduler for a Minolta copier sales man. I was told to call businesses, talk to the person in charge of purchasing office equiptment and to promise them a trip to Hawaii if they purchased a copier. I did manage to set a lot of appointments for the salesman but never got any commissions... I was supposed to get a commission when the salesmen sold a copier but never got more than minimum wage for that job... perhaps because the salesman never sold anything... or perhaps because I was just not given it... I never knew for sure. What was your first job? What did you do? What was it like?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Jun 08
My first job was taking sticky vines off potatoe row for my mom I was 5 I think made 2 penneys a row
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• United States
18 Jun 08
That sounds like you really earned your money. Thanks for posting.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
18 Jun 08
yup nd got alot of stickers in my fingers but I learned how not to do that!
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
31 May 08
The first job i ever tried was waitress. UUGHHH! i hated it. My aunt had done it for years. I don't know how she could do it. I quit after acouple of weeks. I dont even really consider that my first job. So my first job that worked out for me was dishwasher job.
• United States
18 Jun 08
Waiting tables does not sound at all fun. I am glad that you did the dishwasher job if it was good for you. Thanks for posting.
• Philippines
31 May 08
My first official job was in HSBC I was an Advisor. More like I answer calls from HSBC UK customer about their inquiry on their credit cards. didnt like it at all. resigned after 3 months not because I dont like it but because decided to be a full time mommy
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• United States
18 Jun 08
A full time mommy never has to worry about lay offs, gets a constant stream of perks in the form of hugs and kisses, and gets to drink at the fountain of youth without having to pay for it... It sounds like you made a good trade... You got an upgrade.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
31 May 08
My first job was also when I was in college - a part-time cashier at a hypermarket. It was quite exciting at start, with all the new people i meet, old and young but most of them full of life - that's how i gained a few aquintances in the shop, so now after leaving the job for a few months i am still treated very well by the ones i knew there. At the end i ended up not liking the job anymore, because they did not pay me the bonus hardly earned invoking some stupid reasons - o well, it was a learning experience after all, and i made some money from it and that's what counts.
• United States
18 Jun 08
It sounds like you made some friends as well as making some money... It is a good thing that you learned there. Thanks for posting.
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