Post # 1
With summer fast approaching, I was reminiscing about my first job ever. I was 15 and worked for an ice cream stand at our city’s festival grounds part-time during the summer. Wasn’t *too* bad. We got free ice cream and the people watching couldn’t be beat!! I remember thinking it was horribly hard work (ahh to be young again!!)
Bees, tell me about your first job!! Let’s all reminisce together
Post # 3
oh gosh. .. my first job was at the mall – a toy store. Many many moons ago. 1987?
Those were fun times.
Post # 4
Mucking out horse stalls. Awesome.
@doxielove: Ice cream sounds good!
Post # 5
Ahhh, my first job… I was 14 and wanted a really expensive pair of jeans from the mall. My mom told me “HELL NO! Get a job if you want those pants!” so I went to my high school guidance counselor and asked for a work permit. I got a job working in the office of a construction and restoration company owned by a friend of the family.
She taught me how to file, do data entry, payroll, she even let me drive to the bank to make deposits when I got my learner’s permit.
I made a measly $3.75 (minimum wage at the time) and I worked my butt off until I saved enough money to buy those jeans.
edit- I re-read my post and it looks like I worked there long enough to buy jeans… that is not the case! I worked there until my parents moved to a different county!
Post # 6
I was 15, I worked at Chick-Fil-A. I.LOVED.IT. I got to eat free Chick-Fil-A on my lunch breaks, I made 7.50 (minium wage was 7.00 or 7.25 so I thought I was hot stuff haha I had to quit because they went from working me 4 days a week, to 4 hours a week and it wasn’t worth my gas. I still love Chick-Fil-a
Post # 7
At 14 I was a dishwasher at the restaurant my dad was a chef at. It was disgusting.
Post # 8
I got my first job at 14 and worked at a pet store! i loved it because my parents wouldn’t let us have pets 🙁 I worked there pretty much through highschool.
Post # 9
I worked at a car delalership and it was a pretty awesome job for a 15 year old. It was only temporary though for a few months and then after that I worked in the mall at what people call the “grandma store” it sold all these sweaters with puppies and kitties and flowers on them LOL
Post # 10
@Kkaattii: My brother’s first job was chick fil a! everytime i would go in i would say thank you at least 10 times so he had to say “my pleasure” every time haha. were you guys required to say that?
Post # 11
I was a day camp counselor. I worked with the 6 year old group and LOVED it. I did it for several summers thereafter, too. I just adore kids that age!! They’re old enough to have personality, but not old enough to cop an attitude yet! (Usually…)
Post # 12
@totheislnds: Yep! We had to watch videos about “Customer Service Procedures” ..really -it’s fast food haha. My co-worker got scolded one time because she got caught saying “Your welcome”. I said “My Pleasure!” for years after
Post # 13
I have to admit – I thought it was pronounced Chick Fill Uh for the longest time. It made no sense to me.
Imagine my embarrassment when I was informed it was Chick Fillet.
Post # 14
My first job was a waitress. I love it…at first. I was 16, I loved the idea of making my own money, and back before the economy took a turn I actually made really good money. I worked at this little Country/homecooking resturant. I was there for about 3 & 1/2 years before I got tired of putting up with cranky old people all day.
Post # 15
My first job was when I was 14 working at a very popular mini golf course in a tourist area. I loved working there! It was all high school kids pretty much except a manager that was there only after 8 pm. (I worked the 4-close shift). On slow days we would get in water fights, juggle golf balls, and go play holes on the courses that were close to the cashier’s station. I only made like $5.50 or whatever minimum wage was then, but it was so much fun.
Post # 16
busser at a perkins restaurant. It lasted a whole three months. After that I sware off working in the restaurant industry. In college and after I gained about 4 years as a waitress (I didn’t do very good swearing it off…. )