What Was UR First Offline Job Ever

@sunnycool (12737)
India
December 27, 2009 11:32pm CST
What was your first Offline job? Are you still continuing it or moved onto a good offer.How much you earned in there and were you satisfied with its pay or you always wanted to move onto another one.Did you ever felt that i should have been in a better position? My first Offline job ever was Taking Home Tuitions right from my graduation,i used to make $100(Yeah--pocket money so i dont have to trouble my parents for extra money to fulfill my needs)every month and i still continue with it.
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@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
28 Dec 09
When I was 16 my aunt got me a job selling concessions in Shea Stadium during the Jets season. It was hard work carrying around the hot dog contraption but it was pretty good money too. I lasted one season and will always remember it.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
29 Dec 09
oh you have started working so early,i had started taking classes when i was 19 and still continue those.Thank you for responding TrvlArrngr(wow what does your profile name stand for it doesnt look like a name though.great day.
• United States
29 Dec 09
yes, I started at 16 and my daughter just got her first job at 17 last week. My son had a job when he was 14 at Dominoes Pizza. My handle stands for travel arranger - I run a business travel call center now :)
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
30 Dec 09
Thank you for taking some time to abbreviate your profile name trvlArrngr.great day.
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
28 Dec 09
My first offline job was that of a call center executive. I often used to wonder that what job does a call center executive does. I used to think that it would be a very simple job. Just receive calls and answer them.. Pretty easy.. Well. It only sounds easy. With the same thinking, I went to gave an interview taking it as a part time job to get soem extra pocket money. Luckily, I got selected as well. It was a domestic call center, 6 days working in a week. Initially, it was cool, where I had only training sessions where we were getting classes on the product. But later when it came to live experience, that is handling calls and talking to customers, beleive me it was not that easy. It is not easy to listen to every type of customer. They shout at us and our managers or leads try to convince us saying that they are only shouting at the company and not at you. Though it was only a 8.5 hour job, we had targets such as to recive over 100 calls in a day and that you should have 7.5 hours of call time. 7.5 hours with thos headsets on our ears.. thatw as too hectic. To make it worse, you get calls from agitated customers. I could survive for 2 months and then I left the job because I was going home for a long holiday. I did try joining anoter company and got selected too, but then i didnt join because my brother's marriage was scheduled. As i mentioned, it was a domestic callc enter so the pay was not high. It was an Airtel call center and I was hardly getting 7000Rs in a month. In all, it was a good learning for me that no job in this world is ever easy. I made new friends and had a very good experience. Today, i am working as a Software Engineer in one of the most reputed companies of India and earning almost 4 times of what I was getting in that call center.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
28 Dec 09
Hi Vipul,I heard this experience from my freinds who have joined those call center jobs and even they have enjoyed the training sessions but left their jobs within one week You are from my place dude,i have completed my masters this year and looking out for a job as a programmer .Which company you are working now?
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• India
29 Dec 09
Oh well ! I am not a native of Hyderabad. I am basically from Mathura (U.P) but i have been here in Hyderabad since almost 2 years now working as a Test Engineer in Infosys.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
29 Dec 09
Thanks for the information vipul.great day
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
28 Dec 09
Hi sunny boy, nice to know you did that! Well, the first time I ever spent some time on job was in a flower nursery. :) We used to have a khari kamai week, we were supposed to earn something, and then give it up for the poor. A week is a week. I enjoyed my experience. Learnt something about planting saplings. :) It was all the more fun because the old man was telling us stories about his times. :) After growing up, the first job was with a firm of chartered accountants. I earned 325 as starting pay, couldn't even pay my rent with it. I worked almost 10 years with them. Got to learn things though. :)
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
28 Dec 09
hi Aunty,you are indeed lucky to help the poor in that way.I really enjoy my time when i visit my hometown but never tried it planting though and we used to have some outings in my graduation in the name NSS but never planted one coz this biy was busy creating a mess around. So you are a Chartered Accountant-----initially you got to work hard,later on you get a good pay
@vandana7 (63545)
• India
28 Dec 09
I said I worked for Chartered Accountants firm, I didn't say I was a chartered accountant. :) Basically a life science graduate, then took a turn towards company secretarial course, which includes accounts, and law as you'd know. :) Worked for a construction firm and then a couple of BPO's. :)
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
29 Dec 09
you have great experience and loads of information which can be useful for people like me and i was out of sleep when i posted my previous comment so i missed out the word firm
@checkmail (2042)
• India
29 Dec 09
Hello sunnycool me too had an offline job, and DTP job at an office, for an two months period, it was an vacation job.Well the job was good and exciting as have to update some info of some client to the office server.The pay was as per you work, but there were a lot of pro with the working conditions.So couldn't manage to earn properly and settled for an minimum.So it also wasn't affordable for me.Now also am doing any offline jobs i skip it after atleast 2-3 months period, like to keep changing jobs.Me too tried to pull otu the expenses by doing this partimer joibs, btu wasn't that sucessful.Anyways Happy mylotting.
@px_yeap (269)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 09
My first real offline job was an Office Assistant paying at minimum wage! It was a nice good, a lot of pressures since I was first time out working, but I do learn a lot in daily office operation! Come to think of it, I should have started teaching! A lot of my friends are doing wellteaching!
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
29 Dec 09
Welcome to Mylot px_yeap,If you are good at teaching then you must have shifted to that career but do not change your job coz you friends are doing well in there.this might effect your financial standard if you dont do well with the teaching stuff. Thank you for responding.great day
• United States
29 Dec 09
My first job was while I was still in high school. I worked at an entertainment center. It had arcade games, bowling lanes, a snack bar and of course, a prize center to turn in all those pesky tickets you win. I worked on weekends hosting birthday parties for kids. The pay was horrible, at $4.75 per hour, but it helped me get clothes, and eventually I started to pay for my car insurance. This job pretty much shaped my future career path, which has ended with a love for special needs children, and a desire to help all kids.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
29 Dec 09
Hi Jhess,welcome to Mylot,you could have enjoyed all the games there Jhess wheni used to be small i loved to play those games and wanted to play games day and night in entertainment centers but i cant do now htough. Thank you for responding.great day.
• United States
28 Dec 09
my first job was as an EMT. I was making $6.07 an hour, which wasn't much above minimum wage. I loved the job though and I did it for about 5 years. The only reason I quit was because I got burnt out.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
29 Dec 09
you struck to your first job for too long Kristyleann five long years.thank you for responding.great day.
• United States
28 Dec 09
My first job was working asa dishwasher, and waitress at a place called the Purple Cow in NC. The pay was 8.00 an hour which was great in 1994. As I was only 14 years old at the time and was kicked out of my dad's house. I enjoyed what I did, but was forced to move on, when I no longer had a place to stay.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
29 Dec 09
That must have been hard for you coz you started working at 14.hope you dont have to face that again.great day.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
28 Dec 09
My first job was working as a cashier an a cook at a convenace store I stay there for 7 years I loved it there dont get me wrong there were those days I would love to wring someones neck but i left there to get a higher paying job at a paint factory an seeing I was paying my way though college i thought the move up would be good boy if I had only know after being at the factory 6 months someone was driveing the forklift drunk an hit me with it an my lift was instantley changed but the store came looking for me an asked me if I wanted to go back which I did till I got married an became a stay at home mom
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
29 Dec 09
you must be really good to let the money go to your owner just kidding rather than into your pocket.somehow or the other our first jobs leave an good impression on every ones life coz its the first time you have learned and earned some money for ourselves and its fruit of our hard work. Thank you for responding Enola.great day.
@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
My first off line job ever is being a Secretary in one of the multi national company I have a very good paying job & with a lot of bonuses I resign from their because I need to have a career change. But unfortuntaley I did not suceeded with what I planned. I ended up working in a low minimum paying job with no bonuses & benefits anyway I am not stopping here I just need to look for another good paying job.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
28 Dec 09
Wow a secretary so you must be really hot right just kidding.Many try to shift their careers but the truth is that only few can achieve better results.unfortunately you couldnt get into a higher yielding one. Hope you get one soon.Thank you for reesponding.great day.
• Elkin, North Carolina
28 Dec 09
My first job was at the age of 16 and I was a waiter for Pizza Inn in my hometown. I made $2.13/hour plus 100% of my tips. The job was actually really fun and I miss it sometimes. The paycheck wasn't great at all, but the tips I made on a regular basis were awesome! I could easily make a couple hundred dollars a week in tips working only part time. I have had other jobs in the food industry and I would never go back to them in a million years, but I loved waiting tables. I have moved on from there though and am finishing my Master of Arts degree and working a job in accounting.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
28 Dec 09
I have heard many of my friends taking up the waiter job in their weekends and for pocket money Scott.A few hundreds in part time isn't really bad i think and mainlly tips come to advantage.Good to know that you are doing your Masters too. Thank you for responding Scott.great day and Happy new year in Advance
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
28 Dec 09
My first job was at a daycare. I made minimum wage which was $5.15 at the time. I liked it but we moved out of state so I had to quit. when we moved back i worked a another daycare. I've always been good with kids so my jobs were all daycare or else watching kids in my home. I'm a stay at home mom now but when i go back to work it will probably be in daycare again or else as an aide up at my kids school.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
28 Dec 09
Hi Ravinskye, So you must be perfect in predicting---when a particular baby would cry,smile or if he is hungry and other stuff Spending time with small kids would be real fun except when they piss off.so you would stick it the same job Thank you for responding.great day Ravin.
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
my first offline job is still my job right now. i work with a feed company. it is owned by my brother and i have already been there for about 23 years.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
hello there! my very first offline job was being a crew in a videoshop. i am employed there as a part timer since i am still studying that time...i earn just enough to buy some school needs. but i work for almost a year & half there coz i was promoted... but after college, i work as a cashier in several establishments until i become a regular bank employee... but right now, i am no longer working! hehe