Your first job

United States
December 7, 2006 3:42pm CST
What was your first job? Mine was at a little cafe where I had to be there at 6 am on weekends. Not good when you are out all night drinking. lol Once I was so tired I put salt in the tea instead of sugar. So glad I tasted it before serving!
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
7 Dec 06
My first "real" job (other than babysitting while I was in school or helping my uncle in his office during the summer) was as a secretary in a bank (at age 18). I worked for the head of the bookkeeping department for 4 months, then got a promotion to work for 5 officers on the main floor. One of my duties was to handle wire transfers for the US Navy payroll. I had to decode the transfer and encode a response to send it back. I took dictation from all 5 officers and was kept very busy. This was before computers, and I had to use a standard typewriter...not even an electric typewriter back in those days. Now, 46 years later, I'm still a secretary (part time) and it's so much easier to do things today. I've really seen a lot of changes in that field during my working career.
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• United States
7 Dec 06
It sounds like a lot of us did babysitting. I didn't include that in my firt job list. Standard typewriter..I would have never survived. lol
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Once we had electric typewriters, I actually burst into tears when I was forced to use a manual typewriter in another attorney's office to type something up for our mutual clients. Boy, we can get spoiled so fast, can't we? Thanks for the Best Response also.
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@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I never had a chance to work while stufying. It was all academic and concentrate in school. I was never allowed to do part time jobs or anything. So my first real job was then only after i finished college. I was starting to small and landed on a small company with a small accounting section. It was a good start for me and a good place to learn and get some experience. I was able to make lots of friends from there too. I left after a year and a half being with the company. This time looking for higher wage and bigger opportunities.
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@fizza10 (1718)
• Pakistan
7 Dec 06
well....my first job was of a teacher...and it was a worth it experience....i really have some good memories of it...coz my students loved me alot
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• United States
7 Dec 06
Other than babysitting, my first job was as a dishwasher/kitchen assistant at an upscale restaurant in my hometown. My uncle worked as a chef there and helped me get the job.
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• Abbotsford, Wisconsin
25 Apr 07
First non family paying job.. Was I did inventory for JoAnn Fabrics.. Those little 2 cents plastic watches.. I counted them three times... it felt never ending. :) . - DNatureofDTrain