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What was your 1st job/past jobs

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TXRailRoadBandit73, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Nov 28, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 [OP] RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    I did the paper route thing during the summers as a kid..bought my 1st bike.. a chrome GT Performer trick bike that bike was awesome! Then when my dad showed me how to use a lawn mower n trimmer n blower I was doing the neighborhood yards at $35 a yard all the way til Junior High always had money in my pocket! Then my sister's high school friends ran a bar n grill J.J.'s Bar n Grill I was a bus boy/cook loved that place! every weekend ther we're live local bands and lot's of HOT women and HOT one nighters!!! did that all senior year and a year after that...then worked for American Airlines for a year or more loading up luggage in the airplane..after that joined the Marines..after that back at the airport for fueling up all planes did that for year or so then worked for school district Pest Control Dept few years ther..then Arby's slingin meat few months then mall security part time and McCoy's building supply part time year or so... now... railroad
     
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  2. Nov 28, 2017 at 8:57 AM
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    TundraTss

    TundraTss The Mistress

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    Everything. Literally.
    Slangin’ pizzas at Dominos.
    Used to trade 2 large anchovie pizzas for Mickey’s 40s to the Korean guy who owned the liquor store next door.
    Ahh, to be young..

    EMT

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    Army
     
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  3. Nov 28, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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    Danimal86

    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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    Schlepper at a furniture store during highschool/junior college. former drug addict salesman had great stories. They mainly wanted me to be there incase someone bought something off the floor. Did a lot of homework while on the clock. great job during school.

    Under cover security at a department store during college. Loads of fun chasing down shoplifters.

    Civil Engineer working on roadway and bridge design (and the occasional failed spillway) currently.
     
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  4. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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    froggy78

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    Dunkin' Donuts when i was 14 making 4.25/hr. I still know all of the flavors. Also, where i started eating bagel sandwiches (bacon, egg and cheese).
     
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  5. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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    kenomouth64

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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    First 'job' was maintaining a small landscaping company which provided yard work services for over 20 clients during the course of the summer months. Age 12-18
    Second job was a Host at IHOP. That turned into me doing everything the 2 years I worked there. Age 16-18
    Third Job was a Cook at Mcalister's Deli, a fast-food restaurant. This job sucked but taught me patience. Age 18
    Fourth job was a cashier at 7-11 for 1 year, which turned into technical support work for 7-11 for 1 year Age 18-20
    Fifth job was a technical support analyst position at Boeing/Dell. Age 21
    Sixth job was a Operations analyst tech for a banking corporation which turned into an InfoSEC analyst for the last year Age 21-23
    Current job is for a governmental agency. I am an INFOSec analyst here. Age 23- present
     
  6. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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    mlucas555

    mlucas555 New Member

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    I got a late start, did not start working until College. Started at a batting cage, running the cages and teaching people how to hit. Then started as a mall Santa for a few years, that was fun. Next came retail work, first Timberland, then Old Navy, and last American Eagle. Then started working as a Security officer, at first for a company that moved me around to different sites, then for a Hospital system. Spent almost 12 years as a Hospital Security Officer. Now I am a Life Safety Officer for a Hospital. Have not really decided what I want to do when I grow up.
     
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  7. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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    4x4_Angel

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    First job was a score keeper for slow pitch softball during the spring to early fall...all through HS, then during winter worked at a sports paraphernalia store, then the following winter worked at Round Table Pizza...those were all in HS.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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    BHarry

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    My first real job was as a busboy at a local steak house, I hated food service and that only lasted a few months. Soon after, I was able to get a job as a lifeguard at the local pool and then worked in a rental shop at the local ski resort in the winter. I kept those two jobs through college and loved it!
     
  9. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 [OP] RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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  10. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    1st job was bagging groceries at the local supermarket......currently an Assistant Fire Management Officer for the Forest Service...how times have changed!
     
  11. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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    u2asian

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    Stars & Stripes newspaper delivery boy
     
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  12. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    13-15: (rural) babysat; cleared weeds; dug ditches; fed horses, dogs, other farm animals, etc. (vacation relief for neighbors); made candles; herded turkeys into trucks (seasonal)

    15-16: weekend day-shift "manager"(cleaner; rented rooms) at motel; part-time cashier at doughnut shop

    15-21: various production, then office, then sales jobs at upholstery and window covering production co.

    21-22 Mary Kay Cosmetics "skin care specialist" (direct sales)

    23-28 coax cable installation, repair, field supervisor

    Put myself through college too; took 17 years to get a 4 year degree, but I did it.
     
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  13. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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    Going door to door asking if people to shovel snow off their walkway and driveway made a lot of mula doing that, and delivering newspapers and flyers.
     
  14. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    You like working for the forest service i assume?
     
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    mtntop

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    Dish washer, meat clerk, scuba- sailboard instructor, EMT-B, wildland firefighter, environmental scientist, env insurance underwriter
     
  16. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    I like the stars and stripes!
     
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  17. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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    froggy78

    froggy78 Loco Moco Bastrd

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    Actually, used to help my brother deliver the Washington Post. It wasn't my route, so it wasn't technically my first job.
     
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  18. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM
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    BakNBlk2014

    BakNBlk2014 So Impossibly Black

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    Mowin dem yards 10 bucks a pop. 9 yrs old back in good ol 1980. Gallon of gas was cheap back then.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    I've spent the last 28 years fighting forest fires for several different agencies....Montana DNRC....National Park Service....Forest Service.....it pays the bills and the benefits at the end are pretty great.....Just 1370 days till retirement!
     
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  20. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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    froggy78

    froggy78 Loco Moco Bastrd

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    That's going to fly by..
     
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    Vendeta2k

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    Yep, doesn't seem like I've been doing this since graduating high school.....28 years has flown by....another 3 1/2 will be easy.....
     
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    froggy78

    froggy78 Loco Moco Bastrd

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    I would shovel my neighbors driveway free of charge in recent years.
     
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    4x4_Angel

    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    Cool! I'm looking to get out of the jail and find something that will benefit me long term after retirement (ie decent retirement pay). wish my parents had talked to me more about that crap when i was younger.....

    I wish there were classes on life skills and how to prepare for retirement before you ever got our if hs....but what do i know.
     
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  24. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:07 AM
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    froggy78

    froggy78 Loco Moco Bastrd

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    You and I both! ;)
     
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    Tundra Fan

    Tundra Fan Got 17's?

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  26. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    froggy78

    froggy78 Loco Moco Bastrd

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    You know what they say about making a career out of doing what you love..
     
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  27. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Wasn't it like .25¢ .75¢ a gal?
     
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  28. Nov 28, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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    BakNBlk2014

    BakNBlk2014 So Impossibly Black

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    Screenshot_2017-11-28-14-17-45.jpg
     
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  29. Nov 28, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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    duece292

    duece292 Appalachian American

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    My first "real" job was at 14, Blystone Buick & GMC in PA. I mowed the grass, washed cars, learned how to do oil changes, brake jobs and state inspections. Also learned that Playboy wasn't the only nudie magazine out there, how to get a good pinch out of a can of Copenhagen, how to smoke a filterless Pall Mall right down to the end and most of the swear words i still use today LOL. I loved that job!! At the same time on fall evenings i worked for a farmer in the grape vineyards driving tractor under a picker and trimmed and tied in the vineyards in the winter. Summer evenings I pumped gas at an Exxon station on interstate 79. Rode my 3 wheeler to all my jobs and at 14 years old was driving around town plowing driveways in an old GMC and got to drive some pretty cool stuff including a '38 Buick convertible and 2 Lamborghini tractors. I hated school but loved working and I'm still turning wrenches for a living today.
     
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  30. Nov 28, 2017 at 11:28 AM
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    Outbound

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    I did the paper route thing if you want to count that. My first real job was working at a fishing and hunting store during high school. I then got into working as a labourer/jackass of all trades in construction. From there, I spent 2.5 years in drywall, specializing in cornerbead. During the 2008/2009 crash, that work dried up. I painted houses for a summer which was easily the worst job I've ever had. I got offered a job back at the fishing and hunting store managing the fishing section and I did that for almost 2 years then went to welding school.

    I've been in the welding trade since 2011/12, having moved from south western BC up to north western Alberta. I currently work for a company that build sand filters and other process vessels, skids etc. I specialize in the components side of things such as ladders, baskets, platforms, internals etc. Stuff that you need a wider skill set for and need to be able to think your way through.

    I'm not a big fan of the welding trade, though it does pay the bills. I'm hoping to go to fire school next year and then take a serious run a becoming a full time firefighter.
     

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