(Closed) NWR: When did you start working?

posted 10 years ago in Career
  • poll: When did you get your first job?

    I started working pre-high school

    I worked in high school

    I worked in high school, but only summers, not during the year

    I worked in college

    I worked in college, but only summers, not during the year

    I worked while getting my masters / phd / high education

    I didn't work while working on my education

    I didn't work while working on my education

    I've never had a job in my life! Happy SAH-FI/W/M here!

  • Post # 47
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    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
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
    2495 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    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
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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.  🙂

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