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Old 07-25-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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What was your first ever job?

We have had worst /best jobs over the last few days now let's how first job , what was your first job?

Mine first job was car park Steward at Manchester city in 2009 , did it for about a month
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:39 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:40 PM   #3
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Part time? Paperboy. Full time? I was a clerk filing punch cards at John Hancock.
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PT - chucking newspapers. Not bad even in ND winters at 6 AM. What sucked? Having to collect $$ each month. Probably 20% of "customers" required repeat visits to get the $3 per month.

FT - shoveling rock 8 hours a day for Soo Line railroad/
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:49 PM   #5
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PT - started cutting neighbors' lawns at age 8. Morning paper route at age 11.

FT - factory production line making fiberglass insulation during high school and university summers. Great pay. Not such a fun job.
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PT, raking leaves for $.25/hour.

FT, working as a clerk in a grocery store while going to college. It wasn't really full time, but I worked close to 40 hours/week for $2.50/hour.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:58 PM   #8
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First time earning money from someone other than family was mowing neighbors yard at around age 10. First official taxable income was grocery store stocker age 16.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:06 PM   #10
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My first "real" job was as an Associate Programmer in the Field Data Analysis department at IBM. (I was looking at my SS records recently and noticed that my wages for the first full year I worked there were the same as one year's mortgage payments on our current residence!)

Prior to that, I babysat and worked food service jobs at a tennis club and university dining commons.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:22 PM   #12
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Where do these people come from?
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From the land of "What is your favorite color?"
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City Data, Mr Money Mustache, Facebook, etc.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:26 PM   #15
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First job was working at my Aunts ice cream stand. I was 14. We sold ice cream, pop corn, cotton candy, etc. It was a beach town, and on the main drag.

What a blast to live as a regular on a beach town. Too bad I was a bit young to take full advantage of it...

When I was 16, I was a dishwasher. $2.30 an hour, and all the food scraps I could eat. People throw away some great food at restaurants.
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City Data, Mr Money Mustache, Facebook, etc.
Maybe writing a book or collecting data.

The book, I'll give Al all my information to use cause he shares what he's doing.

While these data shares are fun; I don't think there's any reason for folks to lie about their objectives.
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My first job was at Gino's. They sold Kentucky Fried Chicken back in the 70's, and i was lucky enough to fry the chicken,lol.
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First job was in the family business.... two coin-operated car washes... one about 1/2 mile from our house and the other in an adjacent city about 7 miles away. I would check the one near home on my way to school, then drive to the other one after school and check on that one and fix anything that needed repairs and then back to the first one on my way home for supper. Working with water in the winter when is it -20F is very character building!

First job outside the family business was a dishwasher in the college cafeteria my second semester freshman year. I was the guy behind the conveyer that you put your cafeteria trays on... clean them off and load them in the dishwasher. Grossest things were people who used leftover mashed potatoes as an ash tray. Yuk.
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Maybe we can stop the threads about polls for a month, by then their article or whatever will be done.
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We have had worst /best jobs over the last few days now let's how first job , what was your first job?

Mine first job was car park Steward at Manchester city in 2009 , did it for about a month
Good evening Hbk4894. Welcome to the forum. Your very first post, how exciting! I see that your first job was in 2009, only 8 years ago. Would you like to share some other "newbie" information with us? Such as: current income, debt, assets, net worth, savings, retirement plans, etc? How can we help you prepare for early retirement?
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