Post # 47
I started working in 5th grade; I cleaned the local newspaper office twice a week through high school (along with odds and ends jobs, babysitting, etc…). I worked full-time in college, too. I’ve always had to work, although it will be nice to just be at home with Addie when I start grad school this fall. 🙂
Post # 48
I started working when I was 14 because my parents told me that if I wanted a cell phone, I had to pay for it. I’ve been working ever since. I’ve always had at least one job, even during high school and college. It’s nice to be financially independent.
Post # 49
I’m pretty sure I remember my mom dropping me off at a family friend’s restaurant the day after my 16th birthday and saying something like, “You’re 16 now! Go bus tables!” Haven’t stopped working since (I guess I did babysit before 16, but I don’t know if that counts since the IRS doesn’t know about it and all)! I do wish I didn’t work in college, though. Work paid for my car and the main purpose of my car was to get me to work. I had three jobs then. Geesh! My brother didn’t work in college and it worked out much better for him.
Post # 50
I was a sophomore in high school when I got my first “real job”. Prior to that I babysat for neighbors. I took my freshman year of college off from working, except for the summer, b/c I was not sure how tough it would be to juggle classes, extra-curriculars, and work. Turns out it wasn’t that difficult so I worked at my university’s arena until I graduated. Now that was a fun job!
Post # 51
I babysat through high school and was a camp counsellor for a few weeks every summer in college, but didn’t have a “real” job until after I graduated. I had scholarships all through undergrad, and my parents wanted me to focus on school during the year so they supported my living expenses.
I worked full time through grad school, though, and paid for it myself. Foof. I have no idea how my friends who held down jobs for four years of school did it. The exhaustion!
Post # 52
I started babysitting and refereeing soccer games pre-high school and continued those jobs through HS. In college – I got paid to work in a research lab during the school year and also refereed intramurals. I also worked internships and such in the summers. Then after college graduation I got my first full-time, 40 hour a week job.
Post # 53
My first non babysitting job was the summer of my 7th grade when I was scorekeeper for the baseball games, that continued until I turned 16 and have been working ever since. I think I should be close to retirement:)
Post # 54
I babysat a ton when I was in middle school, but got my first job at 16 working at a tiny bookstore. It was a lot more boring than I had expected, but eventually I got a cashiering job at a grocery store and stayed there till this past winter, actually. During college, I only worked there on breaks, but that job put me through college.
I also worked my way through college doing a variety of jobs on campus. My favorite was being a Resident Assistant and I did that for 2 years. After I graduated, I worked at 4 different places till I found a job that I LOVE (teaching!!)
Post # 55
My first job was working at an ice cream shop the summer before I turned 15. I then co-oped my entire senior year at a hospital and have held a job continually ever since.
I worked while I was taking classes in college, which sucked, but had to be done to pay for gas/bills/food/etc.
I now work two part time jobs that I love. However, I am very ready to become a Stay-At-Home Mom when the time is right a little ways down the road. 🙂