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What was your first job and where

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  1. Aug 30, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    kcaustin66

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    Delivering tv paper called the “Tube Tab”, Eldon Missouri. And delivered around the Lake of Ozarks in central Missouri. Only worked 1 1/2 days a week started when I was 12 years old.
    Turned out being my best friend for 40 years.
     
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    Warehouse picker for a company called Ben-Clair. They were a subsidiary or Bennet Auto Parts in SOFLA, owned by the Bennett’s thus the “Ben” in Ben-Clair. My uncle was the manager and grandma was the auditor to ensure orders were picked 100% right. No nepotism LOL
     
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    Cart boy and range picker at a golf course. Then Dominos Pizza delivery driver.
     
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    Quincys Stealhouuse, Summerville, SC. DIshroom, then cook and waiter. Back when minimum wage was $2.35 an hour.
     
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    Wrapper at Robert Hall. A clothing store chain. Long since gone....
     
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    Big City Burrito here in Colorado.
     
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  7. Aug 30, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    dud13

    dud13 níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin

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    My friends grandmother owned a bunch of properties. We would mow the lawns for $1 each.

    My first “company” type job was KFC. Free chicken at the end of every day. It was glorious.
     
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  8. Aug 30, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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    Iv worked as long as I can remember. Dad was a hard ass. Remodeling rental properties, woodworking for the family side business which later became full time. (dad had full time job at Boeing), weekends for a couple years my grade school principals baseball card shop. This is all before high school. Think first job ever was picking bagworms for a penny a piece.
     
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Jr and senior yr high school, busboy, cook J.J.'s Bar n Grill '91-'92, loved the weekends! live bands n HOT women!
     
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    Corn condom installer and detasaling. Well first job that gave me a real pay check. Worked for a corn hybrid company. Many a fun time trying not to die in a 120 degree corn field covered in pollen
     
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    Worked as a courtesy clerk (bag boy), stocker, and cashier at VONS in Solana Beach, CA

    It was a good first job :thumbsup:
     
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    I started playing with vinyls at age 11, started getting really good at it and started my own Dj gig..my brothers junior high hired me at every dance and also through out high school. In 85' I was getting $150 per gig...
     
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    You did what now?
     
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    Paper route in Montana. I had 125 customers, which in turn also became my lawn/snow removal business customers. I would get up every morning at 0400, wrap papers and go deliver them before 0600 in the morning.

    I had 3 vehicles, two MX bikes, a street bike and plenty of cash in HS...started this at 9 years old.
     
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    Sterlinglwood Never enough!

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    Mowing lawns in the neighborhood. First real job was at magic mountain taking pictures of people walking in. Hated it! $5.75/hr
     
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    My dads shoe repair shop. I was 8 when he first opened
     
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    During high school worked with my dad doing frame building. sucked balls. But when I start getting tired of my job I think back to how it was working outside in the summer. That's enough to shut me up and put me back to work.
     
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    AM paper delivery from my bicycle, I think I was 9 or 10.
    I mowed lawns and shoveled snow before that.
     
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    Orange Julius, Westminster Mall, CO
     
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    It was to create a hybrid .you would take a small waxed paper bag, find the top shoot on a corn plant and cover the shoot. The shoot is what turns into an ear of corn. Doing this kept any plant from polinating the shoot when it began to silk. This way you could take pollen from another variety of corn and cross polinate the plant. We just called the bags corn condoms since they were a white waxed small bag.

    This is the basic way to create a hybrid .takes about 8 seasons to get a possible hybrid. So four years or so. The corn would be harvested and shipped to another climate to get planted and grown again. So a lot of ours ended up in Argentina, Hawaii or France.
     
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    Bicycle Center USA in Redondo Beach. Started in highschool. I race BMX back then and that was the logical move for me. Do something you love. Started as a "gofer" making $4 an hour cash, then moved up to mechanic and sales, building custom mountain bikes per the customer specs for thousands of dollars. Plus side was I got parts for dealer cost.We were a White Brothers retailer too (motorcycle parts supplier) so I got dirt bike parts for cost too. Spent about 4 years there and ended up somewhat managing the place when I quit. Worked nearly every weekend for 4 years some of while in high school. By the end of my time there I had started to hate bicycles. After I quit I didn't ride one for a year. Mind you that was thing thing I lived for at the time. I was burned out.
     
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    Irrigation technician (changed sprinkler pipe) and paper boy around 10. Pipe before school. Papers after. All that had to be done before little league practice.

    First non farm job was bagger at Slaveway. What a culture shock to a 16 year old who worked on/around $100k farm equipment and OSHA wouldn't allow me to put cardboard into a compactor because I wasn't 18.
     
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    Was raised on a ranch in Oregon and was doing the usual chores at 10yrs old before school and after which evolved to changing the irrigation and the "hay" thing in the summer. At 14 I got my first official job working on the Woolley Ranches on weekends and summer.
     
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    I can’t believe I’m going to be the first to say McDonald’s :rofl:
     
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    Just Mondays? They let us play whenever we wanted as long as the course wasn’t busy. My dad and his buddies got to play for free also. He was PISSED when I got fired.
     
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    81 customer paper route in grade school, roll papers while riding my bike !!! and of course babysitting.
     
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