(Closed) What was your first "big girl" job?

posted 6 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 47
2171 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My first position was a Marketing Assistant, that was incredibly short lived and about 6 months out of college.


My current job I started as customer service for a financial services company, but I have now been promoted to the compliance department which is much more high on the totem pole. I didn’t start working at my current company until 9 months out of college.

Post # 48
1311 posts
Bumble bee

I guess my first “real job” is being a sales & marketing assistant at a machinery manufacturing company.  That place was a real mess though, so I got out of there after 6 months. :S

Post # 48
194 posts
Blushing bee

I did my life a little backwards–I was an Assistant General Manager of a fitness club (big-girl job because I managed 13 employees at the age of 21) and then sold insurance for one of the top 5 agencies in the company (ranked out of 21k other agencies!) for 2 years and now I’m back in school getting my Undergrad ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 49
580 posts
Busy bee

I know this is a year after the fact, but the phrase “big girl” when used in any other context than talking to a little kid makes me want to punch something. Lol.

But to answer the question, mine was as a senior journalist and assistant editor. Before that I had just done internships.

Post # 50
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My first “real job” was as a full-time data analyst for the Tennessee Center for Child Welfare ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 51
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was an ABA therapist through C.A.R.D. for a family of two autistic boys. Had that job for three years and loved it!

Post # 52
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My first “big girl” job was in digital media for YP (Online Yellow Pages). Before that I had an internship at a local advertising agency. 

Post # 53
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My first big girl job was event coordinator at a microbrewery. It was fun, and my office was in the brewery, so I got to sample new beer flavors all day. 

Post # 54
2552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Lol my first “big girl” job was as a personal banker for a large national bank. I laugh because I remember taking a picture of my first set of corporate business cards and texting my friend that I was a ‘big girl’ now. ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 55
9 posts
  • Wedding: Lord Hill Farms

I got my first job about 3 months before I graduated college with a computer science degree. I worked as a game developer, but about a month in I had a meltdown due to all the stress of working fulltime+ on a game during crunch period and commuting an hour to go to school until around 11pm. Some people can handle it, I’m not one of those people! I also decided I’d rather have my own business and make figure skating dresses, which is what I do now!

Post # 56
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin

I worked as an Information Technology Assistant for three years during college but I’ve been at my “first after college job” for a year and a half now working as a User Experience Designer for a large home services website.

Post # 57
1350 posts
Bumble bee

I was 23 at the time and had just graduated with my second degree. I turned down a job at a huge crown corporation to work for a sporting event similar to the Olympic games.  It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I was a finance assistant and met lots and lots of athletes and influential people in the sports world and made lifelong friendships. It was totally worth it even though I didn’t get paid much.  The experience helped open doors for me as I progressed in my career because of all the contacts I made with corporate people there.

Post # 58
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Banker at BOA

Post # 59
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

I graduated from University in April and I started working as a Child Psychologist in May.

Post # 60
1665 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

In my final year of college I landed a job as an Account Manager at Microsoft ๐Ÿ™‚ 6 months prior to graduating. Did that for 2 years. Was interesting being a 23-year-old girl working with so many middle-aged men. I learnt a lot and got incredible work experience. 

I am now the Regional Manager at another tech company and am 25. The next oldest person at my company is 40 so I learn a lot and am probably mature for my age as a result of being surrounded by older people so much.

Like you, I want to make a difference. My ‘dream’ job was actually to teach kindergarten but I got a scholarship to study commerce at college as a result of winning a competition at school and my family had just immigrated to the country we live in now and had NOTHING so it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. My current company works a lot with Unicef and the education sector so I feel at peace and on the weekends I volunteer with the elderly. At the same place that cared for my late grandmother in her final months. I also recently became a Sunday School teacher at church so I feel like I kinda get to do my dream job that way. KINDA.

We plan on TTC at the end of next year a few months after we get married and I will then stop working completely until our last child is in school. So probably 10 years out. I will continue to volunteer and help out at church during this time as well.

That’s the plan anyway. And I can’t wait. 

Even though I have a great career, I am under no illusion that my calling is to be a mom and wife. I have felt this way since I was 16 but am aware that you need money for this so yeah…

I plan on studying a Graduate Diploma in teaching for a year then returning to the workforce as a High School Teacher as a business teacher. I just love children and everything about them.

I tend to plan 10+ years ahead and have been like this since I was like 10 and so far haven’t veered off. 

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