AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3725 times:
I worked at UPS factory handling heavy packages and Inventory Specialist both terrible jobs but UPS payed like 12 bucks/hour. Everybody should respect those UPS and FedEx "rats" behind the scenes because they make everything possible and they have the toughest job.
I am trying to find an airport job during the summer probably handling cargo.
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3728 times:
My first job was at a video store. After that I moved on to an aviation hobby store doing the same thing, dealing with customers, and a few miscellaneous duties. Overall, I think working in retail is a good learning experience for young students, but I don't miss it at all.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
I washed beakers for my university's chemistry department. And listened to NPR. The best part was that I had all the keycodes to get in the various labs to put the beakers away. That and the chem department stored pretty strong hydrochloric acid (9M? IIRC) in tupperware. And I got my very own pair of goggles because for some reason I needed goggles to wash beakers. But now I know the difference between an Erlenmeyer flask and a Florence flask.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8590 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3684 times:
I started work with a construction company in a civil engineering learner programme. My dad is a civil engineer so I have been around construction all my life...despite dad's advice I followed in his footsteps and it lasted 3 weeks!
January 1979 I was 18 years old and the company posted me to a refinery construction site miles from anywhere, living in the single quarters sharing a room with a Polish contractor who knew almost no English and came in blind drunk every night. No thank you!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3678 times:
I started working two days after leaving school. I started working for a company called Late Escapes whoo were then bought out by Airtours and then renamed Going Places Direct. I was there for 2 1/2 years (longest i've stayed in a job) then I moved to a rival around the corner from them, Last Stop Holiday Shop, who then was bought out by Thomson Holidays and renamed them Team Lincolm, then I moved to Spain.
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
Mechanic, general "go-pher", and cleanup prep-man at a new car dealership. My father ( co-owner and self-made ) allowed no "boss's son" cache', nor did I seek same. Put in 40+ hours/week for $50.00 hard cash ( in 1978 ). Thought I died and gone to heaven.
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3670 times:
My first job after leaving school was in the Engineering Time Office at British United Airways, in the VC-10 hangar at Gatwick.
Main duties were writing out the daily time cards and making copious amounts of tea. It was there I leant that a brown stain in the tea mug was cholic and each cup should be scrubbed clean. I stayed about 9 months then moved to Passenger Revenue Accounts.At least i didn't have to make the tea there!!
Then I joined the RAF and stayed in for 23 yrs, 1 month and 13 days. Ah well, happy days.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3662 times:
Working in a record shop downtown. Small place where I was the only one working in the shop during the day. I got paid to sit and listen to whatever music I chose to put on, all day. Doesn't get much better than that.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"