What was your FIRST job?

Philippines
August 21, 2009 12:42pm CST
First job, does the On-The-Job Training counts? Well, that still goes to that category isn't it? Well, the first official job I had back when I was 20 was an English as Secondary Language Teacher/Instructor, ESL Teacher for short. I used to teach English to Koreans, it was a great edge for me since I'm part Korean because of my mom. Well at first, it should be a part time work, didn't take the work as work but rather killing time while waiting for graduation, you know, being productive and all.. However, I think I'm starting to enjoy the job and the pay was a little okay so probably the reason I stick to it for awhile, for awhile is like roughly 4 years. Now I have a different job.. So what was your first job? Is it still your job now?
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• Philippines
21 Aug 09
my first job was an internet cafe attendant and it just lasted a week. It was just a part time job and the owner of that cafe changed her mind and said she wouldn't need my services anymore and after a 1 year after the cafe closed down. After that I worked for Jolibee and that is the part time work that is truly I can say my first job experience.
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@Archie0 (4671)
21 Aug 09
My first job was realy a good one and i regret till today that why i left it, i was working for an american based citi bank and control the banking system from my country, I loved to work in the atmosphere but that job brought a lot of fate and misfortune for me while entering into my life, so i had to leave that job.It even paid me really well.
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@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
21 Aug 09
My first job I worked as a casheir at a supermarket I was 17. Before that I did some babysitting and was a candy stripper at a local hospital. After being a casheir I worked at Burger King. Then I worked at Giant Eagles also worked at Arby's. I then ended up getting a job teaching computers to adults. Working as a receptionist at a medical clinic and Podiotrist. I did this for a bout 5 years Now I am working in the Daycare field. I work with Preschool Infants and one and two year olds. I have been at this job for 6 years.
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@meapas (2435)
• India
21 Aug 09
My first job was my last job. I had joined as a part time clerk. After one month I became full time clerk. Gradually I grew in my stature and finally I became the manager of the company. After 3 years I left my job and started my own business.
@marguicha (84078)
• Chile
21 Aug 09
My first job was as a librarian. It was very interesting as it was in the only nuclear power plant Chile had then. We were in the middle of nowhere so there was a special bus to pick us up every morning. And we ate there too. I learned a lot about nuclear uses but I forgot most of them, of course. That was about 45 years ago. But I do remember that nuclear power, well used, can help a lot. Later I left that job, was a librarian at a school of medicine and finallt found my real interests in literature.
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• United States
1 Sep 09
My first job was a terrible, 10 hour a week job for almost no pay. I would walk around certain areas of town and distribute fliers. It wasn't rewarding at all, the pay was bad, and I had to quit shortly after starting because I broke my leg. :-(
• Australia
1 Sep 09
My first job (part time) was as a sales assistant and photo processer at Kmart while I was at high school/uni. I loved working there - it was a fun, friendly environment, I got to meet new people and every I loved being able to interact with the customers and helping them find what it was they required.
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
27 Aug 09
None so far. I have been making money online, does that count?
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
MY first job was basically the same as my current job - content writing. I can't say that I would like to change careers because I certainly love my job right now,plus I get lots of opportunities to earning outside of my usual earnings. It's been two years now and am still working fruitfully and happily with my job ;)
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
25 Aug 09
When I was still in high school I got a job at a car wash place vaccuming out cars. It wasn't bad b/c the hours were awesome. I would get there about 3 and the place closed at 6 and then I would work all day Saturday so it gave me a chance to do homework and spend Sunday's with my family since it was closed on Sunday's. I think I made somewhere around $5 an hour lol. I stood there until the summer and then left for an inside job. Me and the sun do not get along lol.
@saraines (154)
• United States
24 Aug 09
my first job i got right out of high school, as a toll collector, i enjoyed it very much because i had the opportunity to meet a lot of different people.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
24 Aug 09
Hello smooch. My first job as well as my permanent one is teaching English to my Chinese students as my career. I have been teaching English ever since I graduated from normal university or teachers' college. I love this job very much and have never changed for a new one though I also like to work as an interpreter and translator. I love being with my students as they always make me feel young in the heart. I am glad to know that you have the same experience of teaching English, but to foreigners instead. Enjoy yourself, friend.
@larish (2196)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
After college, my first real job is that I was a Guidance Counselor for Elementary and High School Student. I was also 20 years old then. I decided to quit the job because I want to work in the Industrial Setting. I landed a position in the Recruitment of one of the Life Insurance company here in my country after being a Guidance Counselor.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
24 Aug 09
Like you my first job was also as a teacher, it was in school, there was dress code to be followed and I was very young, so very scared I might do the wrong thing, but that job didnt last for long, as I was young they sacked me when they found a new trained professional teacher, somehow I had learned I was going to be sacked, so I started crying, I even went to my boss and asked her if they are going to fire me, she said dont listen to the rumours nobody is going to fire you, but after two days she called me in her room and said she doesnt need my services anymore, at that time I didnt feel anything as I was already expecting it and had finished all my crying....but I can never forget the experience...
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
24 Aug 09
My first job was dime store sales clerk. I liked the job OK but could not live on the wage they paid. I got a higher paying job within 3 months. I kept that job for nearly 10 years but had to quit when my husband was transferred. I stayed home with the children for about 5 years before getting back into the workforce. I worked various jobs, staying at the last one for 20 years before retiring.
@suesan35 (479)
• Sri Lanka
23 Aug 09
My first job was at the head office of a Movie Theatre chain. It was so very interesting. I was assigned to type out the weekly schedules to the theatres in the group. There were so many posters, brochures and other information in the office and everything to do with movie stars, etc. I was entitled to 4 free passes for the month and I used to take my mum, dad and sis with me becoz we all loved watching movies. But the best part was, once the Managers in other theatres got to know me, they all started giving me passes for their theatres as well and every weekend, I used to get to see one or two films and sometimes even more. What a lovely job that was.
@andy77e (5170)
• United States
23 Aug 09
LOL Smooch... great name for a cute girl. That's perfect. Oh... my first job was awful. I used to say that G-d gave me that job so I would appreciate all the jobs I had after it. It was the ever lovable McDonald's Fast food restaurant. You would not believe how bad that job was. I was working at the worst store, for the worst fast food restaurant chain in my whole town. We're talking nasty. Bugs in the coffee, rats in the basement, dirty floors, managers that stole money from me. They asked me once to go to basement and bring up a bag of fries, and the first box I picked up had a huge rat sized hole in the side of it, and it was half empty. One time the health inspector showed up, and saw our condiments trays for making burgers. A rolling cart with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and so on. They were all just sitting on the cart. The health inspector said "those have to be on ice." The actual owner of the store said directly to the health inspector "oh we don't do that here". Put it another way... less than a year after I left that job, the government stepped in and closed the store down. I think there's a Chinese place there now, but I haven't been brave enough to try it. Too many bad memories! :P
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
23 Aug 09
probably an odd job working in a mall as a clerk during summers and holidays. i also have done some student internships when i first graduated.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
22 Aug 09
My first paid work when I was a teenager was helping my dad to build houses. He is a carpenter and I would help by cleaning his work area and helping with lifting and other basic jobs. My first full time job after I left school at 15 (21 years ago), was making pine furniture in a factory. We made beds, bunks and outdoor furniture. It was a fairly easy job and one that I enjoyed for the one and a half years that I worked there!
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
i remember when I was in college. i need to work to have an extra money in my pocket to help me buy projects and other necessary things in school. So, i work as a checker of the National Food Authority...that is my first job I think. After I graduated in college I work as Assistant to the Electrical Engineer, to make electrical plan and manage people in the construction sites, that is all i'm share with this discussion. have a great day and nice meeting you here, my friend...