September11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 22 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
My first job: part-time Laundry Attendant at a Marriott Suites hotel in Columbus, Ohio area, for one summer (during summer break from school). I collected used towels from hotel rooms and swimming pool, washed, dry cleaned, folded, and compiled them on shelves. I was 14. 6:00 AM was my starting time.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2251 times:
I started working in the summer between 10-11th grade as a commercial fisherman, I loved going sport fishing before I started that work and havent been sport fishing 10x in the last 10 years since then.
Although really tough work, I value my times as a fisherman, I learned tons about boats, deal with little or no sleep, bad weather, alright pay. I did that for two summers, then moved to FAI, where I was going to school and worked part time at KMart as a cart boy, that was a terrible experience, pushing carts at -50. Had to keep your gloves on because if you touched your hand to metal that cold it will stick...i.e. putting tongue on flagpole.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
When I started college, I worked part-time in the file room of a large law firm. From nearly day one, I did a job no one else wanted to do, that was called "the rounds". Every hour, I picked up interoffice deliveries from the out-boxes of the secretarial stations on all 4 floors, took my haul back to the file room, sorted it for delivery, then delivered it all (one of those cool wheelie carts helped, of course).
It was the perfect job for a social butterfly like me.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3510 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
Worked at my parents business; they owned an automotive shop (my mom did the books and my stepdad was the mechanic) and I did grunt work...I was 12...
did that till I was 16 or so and hated it the whole time...
My first "real" job was at a movie theatre...a four-plex. Easily the funnest job of my life. I worked with pretty girls, got to see any movie I wanted, and we could pretty much do whatever we wanted. The best part of working at a relatively small movie theatre was that you basically had nothing at all to do for an hour while the movies were playing...our management was corrupt (for the most part) and we had a lot of fun.
Best memory of this was on the 4th of July of 2000. We had a water balloon fight in the middle of the lobby, and it was pretty much started by our assistant manager.
It was my first really fun summer. I was 17...ahh memories.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
Quoting Searpqx (Reply 16): LOL - I hadn't made the connection, but yep, that's the one. But our Westy wouldn't be seen (in public anyway - after hours is another matter) with such cheap white trash as on the show.
Well with enough drinks in him, it is possible, no?
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 69
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2207 times:
Did odd jobs for people around town from the time I was nine or ten. Fifty cents an hour. Made me richer than I've ever been since.
First real, full time grown-man's job. Logger. Bucking logs. The faller went through and cut down the fir and redwood trees, I 'bucked' them to length - 16', 24' 32' mostly. Used a big ol' Homelite chainsaw. I was 18 or 19. Became convinced that the faller was trying to kill me so I went to work in the sawmill instead. Stayed there two years paying for flying lessons. $2.25 per hour coming in, $16.00 per hour going out.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
I cut the grass in our neighborhood every week with the riding lawnmower. It took about 6-8 hours to do it all. I was a short order cook in college for a while and then got into a better job with Lowes.
Quoting Searpqx (Reply 16): Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 15):
Isn't that actor now in the TV show "My name is Earl".
LOL - I hadn't made the connection, but yep, that's the one.
An interesting note about him is that he was in Banda Aceh IIRC during the tsunami and Office Max was worried about his whereabouts. That all happened before the part in "My Name is Earl" which is a great show.
[Edited 2006-04-25 04:52:42]
[Edited 2006-04-25 04:53:21]
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
FutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2593 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2168 times:
I know I'm not old but yall are getting my first job anyway. I actually picked up two jobs on the same day, one was washing AS RON's at SAN and the other was working in a movie theater as an usher/snack stand vendor/cleaner/ticket taker.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39468 posts, RR: 76
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2167 times:
I cut the cheese.
Don't laugh. Back in 1989, Taco Bell still cut there cheese in-house instead of having cheese delivered pre-shreded. It was not an easy job. I started off my shift with a huge block of cheese, about the size of a microwave oven. I used a huge blade to cut that cheese down to blocks small enough to feed through the shredder.