Do you remember your first job?

@OURDEW (4812)
United States
October 7, 2007 6:43pm CST
Where was your first place of employment and what did you do there? I worked in a local department store called G.C. Murphy's. I started working as a cashier and moved up to just about anything they wanted me to do...from making keys to layaways to store announcements and sometimes all at once. lol
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@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Yes, I do. I worked as a waitress, at Mom's Kountry Kitchen. There was no mom, of course, it was run by a man. lol I was hired on the spot, by the man, strictly on my looks. The manager, who was his girlfriend, was surprised when I showed up for work, the next morning, as he hadn't informed her. lol It was an interesting job, to say the least.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Thanks for the interesting story. How long did you work there?
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• United States
9 Oct 07
I worked there 4 or 5 months, and then we moved too far away, and it wasn't worth keeping the job.
@AmbiePam (51243)
• United States
7 Oct 07
My first job was at a daycare when I was 16. I went to college full time, but was available to work late afternoons to early evenings. I had the babies, which ranged in age from 4 weeks (the youngest they would allow, and I still thought that was too young) to 11 months. I just loved those kids.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I worked in a daycare but I was a little older than you were. I love being with kids and playing/working with them. I had a home daycare also.
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@AmbiePam (51243)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I worked at a church daycare, although that didn't mean God made it easier to take care of children, LOL!
@ryanphil01 (4185)
• Philippines
7 Oct 07
Way back in 1978, after graduating from college, I landed on a teaching job in a state university. That was my first assignment as a college instructor. I was teaching Biology for all levels. I had to facilitate field visits, assisted students in their laboratory experiments and acted as adviser to some students majoring in Biology to conduct their theses. It was an enjoyable experience and worth sharing being a teacher for 10 years.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
9 Oct 07
What a very good first job. wow
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
8 Oct 07
The very first job I ever had was delivering flyers. I hated it and I only lasted like a day or something. It was boring and cold. There were really no redeeming qualities seeing as the money wasn't even any good. I don't have any regrets about leaving that job. I went on to work at a department store after that and it was much better.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I'm glad you found something better right away.:)
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
8 Oct 07
My first job was at a daycare. I started there right before I turned 18 and worked there for a year and a half. The job pretty much explains itself. I watched peoples kids, fed them , changed them etc. Once in awhile there was an overnight kid that we watched which was easy because I got to sleep.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I worked in a daycare years ago, I love working with kids.
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
8 Oct 07
My first job was working the front counter at Hardee's. Not sure how many of them are left anymore. It's a fast food hamburger place. Carl's Jr bought out a bunch of them a few years ago. I had fun working there, but don't miss it now! LOL
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I remember Hardee's, I had forgotten all about them.:)
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
11 Oct 07
I have just started my career, and I didn't like my first job.. Though it payed me well, none of the guys there were ready to help me out even in the slightest of problems.. They had hired me as a fresher trainee but were extracting work from me like I am an experienced person.. I left that job 2 weeks back and have now grabbed a much better job than, which pays even better, and here the guys are helping me a lot, and most importantly, they are treating me as a fresher, not experienced...
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• China
8 Oct 07
Yes,I remember it,my first job is teaching Chinese to foreigners,this job is very interesting,I like it very much.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I think that the Chinese language would be very hard to learn. Is hard to teach?
• China
10 Oct 07
Yes,it is hard to teach Chinese,because our culture is different,but it is an interesting work,I like it very much.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Sounds like a great first job. My first 'job' was babysitting - I babysat regularly for 3 families in our neighborhood from 8th grade through most of high school. My senior year I got a job with 'Techomsie Products' (?spelling)worked half days in the records department doing filing - I had enough credits to graduatate but needed a couple 'hours' so went to school mornings and worked afternoons.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I love babysitting, kids are so special.:)
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
8 Oct 07
My first job was in the shoe department at Bergners/ Carson Pirie Scott. That was when minimum wage was $3.85 an hour, plus I got commissions. Seemed like good money back then! That was also when you went to apply for a job looking like you WANTED one, and not oin jeans and flip flops and asking for a pen like I see so often these days. When I ran a restaurant if someone came in for an application and asked for a pen I'd put the app in the bottom of the pile. Why would you go to fill out apps and not even be prepared enough to have a pen? Or come in for an interview looking like you were going to cut the grass?
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I agree that people don't dress like they should for certian occasions. It is sad.
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
im still in my first job.. and i want to look for another one.. i cant endure my officemates.. they were envy to me.. spreading unkind gossip and malicious.. in short they dont have a guardian angel..
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I'm sorry that is happening to you, I hope you find a new job soon.:)
@subha12 (18452)
• India
8 Oct 07
yes ofcourse i remember. It was just 3 yrs back. I joined this after passing out from engg college. I got this job in campus placement. It was with Infosys Technologies Limited, in india. its a IT company in india,. I joined as SW engineer with a group of about 80 people.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
11 Oct 07
It sounds like you had a good job, thanks
@dilmeet (56)
• India
8 Oct 07
my first job was for my comp institute when i sit on there exhibition stall and gave informatio to upcoming students. i cherish that job now also
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I'm glad you like your job, that is important.
• India
8 Oct 07
I have got placed in Tata consultancy,a software company,but i am doin job as a lecturer at kitm,kurukshetra.Anyhow i cant avoid it,it is my first job,and my first pay was 516,coz i had got pay of 2 days.First pay is after all first,and i had felt proud coz it was the first time that i was paid for my labour.Wt abt you people?Howz your experience of first pay?
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 Oct 07
You should feel proud, good job.
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
My first job was at Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation where I worked as a project staff assistant. I review scholarship applications and conduct initial interviews to would-be scholars. Aside from this, I also provide administrative and clerical support to the staff.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 Oct 07
That's a great first job. Thanks for sharing
@derek_a (10897)
8 Oct 07
My first every job as a kid was delivering newspapers. That was before school and after school every day, and then on Saturday and Sunday. It was a lot of work, but because the round was so large, it was quite well paid. Then I worked on farms for a while in harvest time and helped with cows etc.. :-)
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 Oct 07
My brother also had a paper route, it too was a lot of work. I remember helping him roll up the papers with rubber bands.
• United States
8 Oct 07
my first job was a summer break job lol. i was a file clerk and also did data entry for a local trucking and crane company. worked there during the summer for a few years, eventually they hired me full time (and then some lol) as a rate clerk but i was part of the payroll process, backed up the dispatchers when they needed it and relieved the front office receptionist for her lunch break..AND was a scale master for the trucks LOL. so i guess my first job really panned out!
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Wow, your first job really turned out being a great one.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 07
My first job was as a secretary! I had just come out training college for 13 months, learning to touch type and it was office based which I enjoyed, I was never career minded, I just wanted to learn to type. Well I was successful in getting a job as a secretary, it was local to home so I could cycle there, the wages weren't that good, but I didn't care it was my first working wage and I was proud of it. It was enjoyable and I stayed there 13 months.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
6 Nov 07
My first job was working at a bowling alley cleaning the machines with acid to remove the grease. I moved up to waitressing after that at the same bowling alley!
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@Dee351972 (743)
6 Nov 07
Hi well i babysat alot and that is what i did after i got out of high school for a while. But the frist real one was in a Subway. I mad the Subs, and cleaned and cut stuff and answer phone. Well did about everything because sometimes you worked alone and close the shop alone.
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