Can you still remember your first employment ...

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@cloud31 (5811)
July 3, 2010 12:11pm CST
I came up with this topic when I saw my picture during my first employment. I was studying at the same time was employed for clerical post.Worked at the day time and study during the night.It was tough at first but life is like survival so no matter how difficult to perform both study and work I still have to continue strive for my goal, I have been sent to oversea for my study so I have to work for the best and not to disappoint my family. How about you my fellow myLotters can you still remember your first employment when you start seeking for a job? Hope to hear from you guys..Thank you and Have a nice day.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
3 Jul 10
Yes, I can remember my first employer way back in the early to mid 1980s believe it or not! I stayed there for over 6 years but I left because 1) the money hardly went up the whole 6 years I was there and 2) all my friends had left for better jobs so I thought it was time for me to do the same. It worked too! However, I don't think I have ever worked anywhere since then where I've had so much fun.
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• Mexico
4 Jul 10
Hi Janey: I think that we need to know where to go and even if it's a difficult decition we have to be responsible with our lives and chose the best for us considering all of the facts. Thanks for sharing with us your experience. Have a nice day. ALVARO
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• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jul 10
Hi Jane, looking for a greener pasture was also one of my main consideration for leaving my first job though i love and enjoy the work. the second employment doubled the pay. it was a great break for me. i worked in a refugee camp in the philippines and it's funded by UNHCR. it was another great experience for me working with indo-chinese refugees/communities preparing them for their third country destination.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
4 Jul 10
Awww, what a lovely person you are Winky, doing good deeds. A real modern day Florence Nightingale. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale
• Mexico
4 Jul 10
Hi cloud: I can easily remember of my first employment because I'm working on it right now. My first employment was on a cyber cafe and I think it's cool because I enjoy being in front of a computer and I think I make a good administration of this cyber. I'm planning to be here until I'll get graduated. Thanks for asking us this question. Have a nice day. ALVARO
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• India
4 Jul 10
Thats a good place to be connected
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Jul 10
You work at a cyber cafe, wherein you can also earn online, how exciting. Not only do you get paid from your employer at the cafe, but you also get paid by the sites you use online, I am sure it will memorable for you for years to come, and I wish you luck and success.
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jul 10
I do remember my first employment. It was as a goefer at the fair. My good friend had been working at the fair every year and when she and I became friendly we don't there to get a job. She got one but I didn't so I stuck around and ran errands for tips until they got busy and needed more help. Then I was hired and even travelled with them. It was quite an adventure.
• Mexico
4 Jul 10
Hi celtic eagle: It sounds like a very funny job. I think I wouldn't work on a fair but the experience must be unique and fun. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jul 10
Well, it wasn't funny but it was fun and quite an adventure. I have to be open to adventure to work for one.
@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
3 Jul 10
Oh I still remember it like it was a few years ago. I started my first job at 14. I worked at a restaraunt for Grandy's. It got shut down by the health dept during my employment there so I went to Arby's restaraunt which I wound up hating LOL Then later I got into cleaning at hotels and I now dow that for a living-only houses instead. I had quite a few jobs in my teenage years but not in the past 15 years. I've had to be more stable as jobs are very hard to find. Where were you sent overseas?
• Mexico
4 Jul 10
Hi Rachelle: For me 14 it seems like a very early age to start working. Maybe this makes me a spoiled child but I have never felt the need to look for a job. My first attempt to look for a job was when I was 18 years old and I did it because I wanted an extra cash. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO
• United States
4 Jul 10
Well, I wanted clothes and to save up for a car..so I started as soon as I could :)
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I was a senior in High School and I applied for and got a job as a waitress at a place my grandfather and I would go to atleast once a week. I quit after four days as it was getting to hard to do both my studying and the work, but also because I couldn't do one thing without one waitress saying it was right, another saying it was wrong. It was difficult to deal with, so I just quit.
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• Mexico
4 Jul 10
Hi some cow girl: your priority was your studies and I think this was a smart decition. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Yes it being my senior year I felt that I should concentrate more on my studies as I had no need for the money I was making anyway. Hope your having fun here mylotting.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jul 10
hi cloud my first job was pasting wigs on small dolls and was in San Fransisco at the Nancy Ann doll factory. I think I lasted about a month then I quit because I was not making enough and also I found a better job working as a nurses aide in the Stanford Lane hospital in San Fransisco Ca. The glue on my hands from that doll job made my skin sore. I was paid for each one that was done to suit the managers taste. and he rejected half of them. What an awful first job.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Jul 10
I can understand that that style of looking over the doll ensures quality, but really how harsh to have so many rejected. Not everyone is going to suit a bosses needs, and I am sure quite half of them were good enough. Afterall, as long as they were secured on the head of the doll what does it matter? The glue making your skin sore would make me wonder what kind of glue it was, unless you mean after scrubbing it off your hands it made your hands sore.
@cloud31 (5811)
4 Jul 10
Hello ms Hatley, Its so hard to imagine after you have done a lot of small dolls and been rejected half of it after quality control, that's pretty annoying after you have tried your best then just paid a little for your effort, but it has done a good experience to you since you have been employed as a nursing aide and I guess its happier than the stay in the doll factory. Most of us gone into difficulty with our first employment and gave an ability to learned things and all. Thank you for sharing ma'am and have a nice day ahead!
@alabella (91)
• Poland
3 Jul 10
I still remember my first job - a teacher of English in a primary school... My boss was a man who wanted to date me. He was married and I refused... Then I had some problems at work and the boss did not allow me to wear skirts or dresses at work!!! Can you imagine?
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@cloud31 (5811)
4 Jul 10
Hi there alabella, An English teacher its a very nice job but it sounds that your not much happy about it because of your boss but I hope you have been out there so I believe you have a good job after all this time.. Thanks for sharing and Happy myLotting!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Jul 10
alabella, It must have been very awkward to work with him after he told you he was interested in you. Now of course he also asked you not to wear skirts and dresses which makes me think he wanted to keep his wits about him, and be respectful of your wishes - that and he may have realized being unfaithful to his wife is not good, not good at all.
• India
4 Jul 10
Of course i can remember.During my first job i was asked to come in Night shift and i dont know how i can manage but i went and was sleeping literally and when my superior came he askwed to wash my face even after washing my face i was still sleeping.Later on i went to have a cup of tea and that made me to awake the whole night and in the next morning i had terrible Headache i suffered and also felt like vomitting.Still i cant forget those days and after that i really enjoyed my work and i was awarded many awards after that for good job with quality. Tks for sharing the article.Keep posting. :)
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Jul 10
You were very lucky to have been able to keep the job even after you were found sleeping. I am sure the boss must've realized that it's difficult to switch to a completely different shift of sleeping if you are not used to it. I know how headaches from sleep can be, and they are terrible. glad you did well, and got awards for your work at that job. Have a wonderful day.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
I do remember my first job, which was selling Bingo tickets for a big Bingo social event. I was around 14 or 15 at the time. My first real job was a service crew for Pizza Hut. I stayed there for more than eight years and even got promoted as a manager. I really enjoyed working there because of the people.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Jul 10
That is impressive to stay so many years at your first real job. My first real job lasted a few months, but rightly I can't remember how many off hand. Making it up to manager at your first job to boot, I bet you have a great work record, and probably got a great second job.
@zyxel999 (44)
• China
3 Jul 10
ha-ha, I remembered that my first employment was to sell frozen sucker and ice-cream when I was 9 years old to earn pin money with my classmates together. It was very interesting and so happy!
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• Mexico
4 Jul 10
Hi zykel: This is funny because you have made me remember that when I was a little kid I used to sell candies to my brothers. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I remember it well :) I started working in bowling alleys as a 12 year old, keeping score for people. They paid me in spare change, a quarter here, a dollar there. For a little kid, I felt like I was rich!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Quite Different. Now I've heard of golf caddy's (I think that's the word for it) but someone to keep score for bowlers, that must've been interesting (and cooler).
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Jul 10
Oh I went to pick strawberries. I was too young to get a real job, so when the call came for strawberry picking, I went out in the hot sun among all those regulars. I did not get much because I was not experienced and I only got a few cents. I was around fourteen at the time.
@cloud31 (5811)
5 Jul 10
Hello suspenseful, Oh picking strawberries was fun and its quiet a light job, at our young age we can still enjoy earning even a cents that would made us happy because it came from our own perspiration. Thank you for sharing and Have a nice day!
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
hi cloud, right after my high school graduation i had my first job as clerk. am the eldest and my parents were all too supportive that i start getting my pay. i told them i will help them with my tuition fees and i hope that i have taken a lot of pressure from them b doing that. have a nice day. ann
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
3 Jul 10
My very first job was when i was 14. I worked for the summer at an ice cream shack. I was so very very proud of my job that year. We were allowed to sample the flavours of ice cream so we could tell people what they tasted like. Ice cream has never tasted all that great to me so i found it hard to tell people ice cream tasted yummy! I also remember the shack getting to be very hot some days.
@cloud31 (5811)
5 Jul 10
Hello saundyl, That's was very interesting job and I think everyone will love it having an ice cream taste. I will surely enjoy it too. Thanks for sharing and Have a nice day.
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@tilldawn (64)
3 Jul 10
Mine was a waiter in a small restaurant I was out of budget that time so I have to took that part time job as I'm away from my family no one could help me that time.LOL All the best!
@cloud31 (5811)
4 Jul 10
Hello dawn, Oh its has to be done because you are away from your family ..And that is nice because you learn how to earn and survived..Keep it up!
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
I have gone through a lot of stress, because of my handicapped I have a hard time to find a stable job, so I ended up in a company where I only have a verbal contract and small salary, but anyway I learned a lot from there and enjoyed it at first, but its very routinary so I resigned and find a new one with the same arrangement of contract. God bless.
@cloud31 (5811)
4 Jul 10
Hello luisa, I'm sorry to know that you have been through a lot of stress finding a job, there were times most people had gone through a lot of hard times and difficulties regarding with their job.I hope you can find a suitable job for you which you can enjoy and give you a better satisfaction on your wages. Keep up the good works ! Thank you for sharing and brings inspiration to all of us here. Happy myLotting and Have a blessed day ahead.
• Malaysia
3 Jul 10
i had my first job when i was 15..it was during my school holidays then and was a very good experience for me. i was working in a book shop, and the best part was that i could take home 1 book for free every week...as long as i came to work on time
@cloud31 (5811)
4 Jul 10
Hello mario, Wow that's really great its a good experience you had here and still a privilege to have one book every week that's free of charge.It can help you save to buy a book and at the same time learn while you have to pay for it. Thank you for sharing with us and have a blessed day ahead!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
3 Jul 10
My first employment was handing out political fliers on election day. I made $20 for it and I think I was about 12 years old.
@cloud31 (5811)
4 Jul 10
Hello Canellita, Oh that's nice a light job and you was so young took this kind of job, but $20 is worth paying after all. Thank you for sharing and Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
My first employment kicked off the next day right after my graduation, so I was like really excited to start and that first employment I had was my way to travel to the three main island in our country. It was a great experience to work with a non-government organization, and advocacy-driven job :)
@cloud31 (5811)
4 Jul 10
Hello babyretzel, That's nice to know you have a good job experienced in your first employment,both excitement and happiness no pressure at all. Thanks for sharing and Happy myLOtting.
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
3 Jul 10
I got my first job through our institute campus selection drive. I studied in a reputed university that supported my financial need through a scholarship. I smoothly and comfortably moved along the period of working for my first company. Since two of my class mates also joined the same organization, we had a nice time during the initial training and post-training period. I continued with this job for two years and then switched over a new one. Thanks.
@cloud31 (5811)
4 Jul 10
Hello narayan, Oh that was great job you've got and its inspiring too, It sounds that you don't get much pressure of yourself since it was really a good job and go along with your classmates. Thank you for sharing and Happy myLOtting!