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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:47 PM
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Did you work in High School?
I did, but not in the traditional way. I went to boarding school in MA from grades 9-12, and we had to work 4-5 hours a week, unpaid, iirc.

I was just thinking about it....Freshman year, Dining Hall, Dishes. Sophomore, Campus Laundry, ewwwww. Junior, Special Asst't to the GLBT Alliance, sweet job!! Senior Yr: Kitchen, 4 hrs a week, only Weds., working with the guys I partied with on the weekends.

Slave labor at the originally Xtian school. A holdover from the 1800s, when it was founded.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:51 PM
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1. I work, for my parents.
Not really a "job," I guess, but I am on their payroll and get a check every two weeks like everyone else. They're real estate brokers. I keep them in line as an "administrative assistant." In other words, I do all the paperwork they so despise and turn it in for review and keep them from falling apart, which they would without my help and that of their other assistant.

:D
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:57 PM
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2. I was a grocery bagger in HS
Then in college I was a switchboard operator, a cook, a nanny and a waitress.

Before I was old enought o get a work permit, I used to go door to door and do yard work or other chores for people in the neighborhood.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:57 PM
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3. Wow....you rock!
How are you Rene? :)
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 10:01 AM
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72. Thanks.
My parents divorced early and my mom had trouble taking care of me. I worked for food money from 3rd grade to 8th grade when I moved in with my dad.

The grocery store money I spent at WaxTrax and the Turntable.

:)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:58 PM
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4. I was a grocery bagger too, at a military base.
During summers, I worked at a Boy Scout camp, teaching swimming and being a lifeguard.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:05 PM
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80. sackers of the world unite!
i bagged groceries and bussed tables at an italian joint. had to pay for that car and insurance, you know.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:59 PM
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5. Hell yeah. I was on the "work release" program for 11th & 12th
Only went to school for 3 classes, then off to work - and I got HS credits for work.

I probably would not have graduated without it. I HATED the social aspect of HS and a fair amount of the people there.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:00 PM
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6. I did! I worked in a damned Western Sizzlin'.
And there was always, ALWAYS, the same stereotypical situation of the New Girl and the Bitch Waitress from hell who'd been there awhile. I should tell you about it sometime. And every day, I went home smelling like A-1! It was so gross. Oh, incidentally, I'm the worst waitress I've ever met.

:hug: :hug: :hug:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:29 PM
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21. Yes, you should tell me!!
:rofl: I love the worst waitress!

:loveya:

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:00 AM
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62. Sugar!
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 06:01 AM by fudge stripe cookays
How the hell ARE you! Missed you. :hug:

I had the bitchy waitress thing to deal with, only mine was at a Luby's (yes, I wore orange polyester and nurses' shoes! :puke: ). I started at the bottom, bussing tables, and had to deal with the supervisor, Rose. What a fucking *itch. She turned me off food service for LIFE, and I headed straight to retail.
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:02 PM
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7. Initially a hospital kitchen
during the school year and then summers at a plant that produced 80,000 pounds of McDonald's beef patties per shift. I went from a somewhat pudgy guy to massive shoulders, back and pecs in 2 months.

Some scores got settled that first fall after I started that job. I did it for 5 summers, high school and university.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:03 PM
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8. yep
I worked as an aide in a physical therapy clinic during my junior and part of my senior year. It wasn't a bad job but I had to do a LOT of laundry...and that was less than fun
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:07 PM
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9. Yes - I needed beer money n/t
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:12 PM
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10. fast food
I did burger king and TCBY. I loved working at TCBY, we would purposely make the milkshakes too big to fit in the cup and then we could have what was leftover. Yum! :hi:
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:14 PM
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11. Yes, Six Flags Customer Service
I started the summer after I turned 16, and soon after turning 18 I was the supervisor. I worked 40+ hours a week during the summer and school breaks. During the school year I worked at least 20 hours a week.

It was a learning experience and set me up well for the future. If you can take someone yelling at you to get their money back (after being there all day) then you can take anything. :)
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:15 PM
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12. Yes
Started spinning pizzas in 10th grade, worked at the local outdoors outfitter 11,12th and most of college.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:16 PM
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13. Yes, since turning 16 I've always had a job, if not two or even 3 once.
High school, college, and through law school.

And this even though my parents had plenty enough to give me if they (and I) had wanted. They paid tuition/board and I worked for the rest of what I needed money-wise.

I preferred working and making my own money.

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Ekirh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:16 PM
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14. I did a short stint at a grocery store
And then worked part time at a Boys and Girls Club (Eventualy worked three years part time there during my community college attempt)
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:20 PM
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15. Not during the school year
I had too much going on with extracurriculars and divorced parents. I also was living in a village that wasn't in my school district, which made getting a job difficult.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:23 PM
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16. I had to - left home at 16
Work or die :P

:hi:
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:24 PM
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17. I had a paper route during part of my high
school years. During my junior year I worked for the US Census Bureau where I made sure people answered every question on the short form.

If they did not answer the questions then a census taker was sent to their home.

I LOVED that job...I am nosey and really into demographics and such.

What was it like going to boarding school? I guess it prepared you for college, in that you didn't get homesick like a lot of college freshmen do.

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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:26 PM
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18. I babysat a lot. I also had a regular "daycare" job -
the summers between sophomore and junior year and again between junior and senior year. My employer did job share, so she worked Mon, Tues, and half of Wednesday. I cared for her two children while she worked.

Also in my junior year I worked at Hardee's for a while, and the summer after graduation I worked for a phone book publisher.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:27 PM
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19. I had to work for my dad every summer as soon as I turned 16.
Turned me into a little workaholic, he did--but it was also very, very cool getting to spend that much time with my dad (am a total daddy's girl).
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:28 PM
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20. Box factory. Snack bar. Clothes store. Landscaping. Taking GRE tests for $200 a pop.
Probably some other stuff, but I can't remember.

Redstone
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Divameow77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:31 PM
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22. I worked at
FAO Schwarz in the Mall of America. I don't think I'll ever get that damn song out of my head... Welcome to our world of toys...
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:35 PM
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23. I got my first job at 13
Cleaning stalls at a riding stable in exchange for lessons. I worked there until I was 17. When I was 15, I also got a job at a restaurant, keeping the salad bar filled and eventually bussing tables. I also worked one summer as a chambermaid.

I've been working steadily for 33 years and frankly, I'm sick of it! :P
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:43 PM
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28. I hear you stargazer
I haven't had more than one week vacation from work since 1975 :o
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:21 PM
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24. Yep. I worked at the concession counter in one of those huge old-fashioned movie theaters.
I was only 15, but lied and said I was 16 to get the job. It was a lot of fun, although I did get sick of hearing the same movie over and over.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:34 PM
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25. I had no choice.
Waitress, babysitter and carhop/fountain.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:36 PM
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26. Yep.
I worked at the local nursing home in the kitchen from 10th-12th grade.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:42 PM
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27. yes, babysitting , fast food and in a glass factory
yes INDEED
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:44 PM
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29. Yeah
I've worked nearly non-stop since I was 16. Had a nice break last year, though. Those were the days...

:D

:hi:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:47 PM
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30. heck yes
summers on the ranch, Grampa always paid good plus it was what I loved

During school there was babysitting, ironing for my mom (which I no longer do), typing bibliography cards for my Dad (professor) and then junior year I got a real job - at a pet store. Worked there for a year or so in college too.

Oh yeah between my sophomore and junior year we traveled for a year while my Dad was on Sabbatical, and spent the winter in Anchorage, Alaska - got my first waitress job there for a couple months - made a killing (pipeline boom days) That was great money for a kid living at home - and I joined a Union! (Arizona is a "right to work" state)
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:49 PM
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31. From 16 onward, I worked 30 hrs a week
as a telemarketer and/or bill collector, no less. I made pretty good $$$ for the times ($7+/hr in the mid-80s) and it beat flipping burgers. It was okay work for

The only problem? I was a telemarketer. :grr:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:51 PM
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32. Northfield Mount Hermon?
I went to seminary with some Northfield grads. And one guy I was in school with taught there for a while afterwards. If it was NHM, I'm not surprised to know ol' Dwight L required work. Gotta build character in all them fallen kids, you know!
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:53 PM
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35. Self-delete. Wrong place.
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 10:57 PM by mycritters2
God, I'm a moran!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:55 PM
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36. You know it!!!
:rofl: That's my alma mater! :D
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:53 PM
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33. Sure enough.
I washed dishes at a restaurant, and pumped gas (pre self-serve, of course).
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:53 PM
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34. Picked seasonal fruit: apples, cherries, swamped in orchards
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:56 PM
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37. yep. a trophy/awards place. it was a fun place to work.
only slightly dirty work. nothing like fast food or retail hells.
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:13 PM
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38. I had a great job!
I was a page at one of the public libraries. We used to see some really bizarre patrons there. I also got to keep up on my reading!
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:25 PM
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39. Yes.
Did arts and crafts at school-sponsored day camp then worked at a department store from sophomore year in high school through school breaks my first two years of college.

Loved the extra $$ and the discount on clothes.

Glad I didn't make retail my career.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:25 PM
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40. I worked through High School and College.
And I am still working....
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:26 PM
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41. Worked at a record store at the new local mall (now largely failed)
most week nights and on weekends.

Pretty fun, actually.
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:26 PM
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42. No. My parents forbid me to work throughout school
including college.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:27 PM
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43. Yep, all the way thru.
Babysitting and fast food.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:30 PM
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44. I know that I'm an anomaly, just so y'all know!
:rofl: Not my choice!!

And see MyCritters response above...she knows what's up! :rofl:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:33 PM
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45. Yes, you are an anomaly, babykins
That's why I lurves you! :rofl: :loveya:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:35 PM
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46. Oh, you!!
:blush:

:rofl:

:loveya:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:35 PM
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47. Hehe.....
:pals:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:15 AM
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54. wow
I didn't even think about babysitting. Yep, I babysat all the way from middle school forward. :hi:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:37 PM
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48. All the way thru high school
at 14 i worked at a trophy factory, helping them clean up after they lost everything in a fire, and then opened a new location.

at 15 lied about my age and worked at Ponderosa as a dishwasher, busboy, janitor, etc.

at 16 worked as a stockboy at minnesota Fabrics

at 17 worked for my dad doing roofing and siding and gutters.

RL
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:54 PM
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49. When I was in High School
I worked in a veterinary clinic cleaning up dog shit and other fun things;

Years later I worked as a substitute teacher in several High Schools.

pick one
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:01 AM
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50. Yes
Dishwasher, cook, worked in a theater.. made popcorn .. coffee .. back to being a cook .. etcetera.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:05 AM
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51. Babysitting, house cleaning
and a little free lance photography.

In college it was nurse's aide, cocktail waitress (the most lucrative of all my jobs).
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:14 AM
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52. Yes, actually I went to work in junior high for my dad's print shop
In high school I worked at a car wash for one summer, and did landscaping the rest of the time.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:15 AM
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53. Oh yeah!
Babysitting, then waitress at a local (now closed) Big Boy (any CT DUers remember Abdow's?), then retail at a clothing store, followed by retail at CVS.

Good times. :sarcasm:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:15 AM
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55. Yep, but it didn't feel like work.
I had my first journalism internship when I was 17. Loved it. :hi:
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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:16 AM
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56. Summers--I worked in an amusement park
Between sophmore year of high school and graduating from college I worked at:

Seabreeze Amusement Park
Media set-up guy for professors
Short Order cook
Waldenbooks employee
Barnes and Noble employee
Kaybee Toy Store employee

Those were a fun few years.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:26 AM
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57. started babystitting when i was 13 or so
got a job at hardee's when i was 15, moved on to phone surveys, then office assistant, then four grueling years at subway (including 18 months after i graduated college)
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:45 AM
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58. Yeah, during summer.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:47 AM
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59. during the summer, I worked with an electrician
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 01:54 AM
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60. Nope...nor in college, except for 2 months one summer
and actually only about 3 years of my twenties. I guess I had my retirement at the front end, since there isn't a great expectation of it now.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 02:47 AM
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61. Yup...
started doing yardwork at 14...picked fruit(prunes) during season...worked as frycook at a steakhouse during my Junior year...joined the Army at 17. Retired this year (January) from 30 years of painting. Going back to school next month to complete an unfinished MA in History.

:D
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:09 AM
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63. I had a couple, starting at 15.
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 06:10 AM by fudge stripe cookays
The first two my mom got me in Austin. One, at a money saving newspaper where she worked, I came in and cleaned the place on weekends (first time I'd ever seen a urinal!)

The second, she became a bookkeeper at a plumbing company that had just incorporated AND their previous bookkeeper had been embezzling from the company. She brought me in that summer to help her match packing slips, invoices, etc; write up statements (I have very neat penmanship), make up file folders, and do all sorts of other little odd jobs so she could really get in and get her hands dirty with the accounts.

At 16, I worked Christmases gift wrapping for two elderly ladies at their fancy fu-fu gift shop in Alamo Heights.

I worked for about 2 weeks at Luby's in San Antonio, which I freaking HATED worse than any hate I've experienced since. Turned me off food service completely (ever clean macaroni and cheese out of a high chair and you'll know what I mean).

My senior year in the spring, I got a full time job at Weiner's on Austin Highway. Started in customer service getting layaways out, making payments on layaways, doing refunds...that type of thing. Then they moved me to the Mens section, and all I really remember about the job were folding and refolding the Levis, and making sure the packaged shirts were alternating on the shelf so they didn't slide because of the plastic.

I had a single mom, so if I wanted pocket money, I had to work or wear last years duds. And in high school, that can be pretty traumatic.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:43 AM
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64. Burger King
Often did double shifts during the summer when the city hosted a large fair.

I also had a couple other jobs senior year but Burger King was where I worked the longest during high school.
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bluecrush Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:17 AM
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65. I was 16 years old
and got a job as a DJ at a commercial radio station. :)
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:48 AM
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66. I worked during the summers starting when I was 16.
My first summer, I worked as a lifeguard and as a clerk in a women's clothing store. I worked a total of 30 hours a week between the two. That's when minimum wage was $2.90 an hour (1979), and it was cool to have money in my pocket for a change. :) The next summer, I worked as a lifeguard for 35 hours a week. The following summer, right after graduation and just before college, I also worked as a lifeguard for 35 hours a week. I never worked while classes were in session in high school, but working during the summers gave me extra money throughout the year.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:56 AM
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67. sure did
almost as soon as I turned 16.

I started out working in the kitchen of a nursing home. Then moved out to the front desk (reception, filing etc)
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:57 AM
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68. I started working at 14
haven't stopped since......
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:19 AM
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69. Does Six Flags count as work?
Does Six Flags count as work? I ask because it was more fun than work...

Beginning at age 16, I worked at Six Flags every summer until college began. Three hours of sweeping up vomit followed by three hours of flirting with every teen girl in north central Texas.

And of course, the legendary (and unofficial) Six Flags parties held after hours in the employee parking lot. "Good times, good times..."
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:08 PM
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92. I worked there as well
I was in Guest Relations. I did three seasons at Six Flags Over Texas.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:24 AM
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70. Video Store guy, Supermarket Cashier, 7-Eleven guy
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 09:26 AM
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71. Oh yeah, I worked
I babysat disabled children (usually ones with CP). I worked in a pizza shop. I worked 11pm-7am shift at a donut shop. Worked at a grocery store. Worked in a baseball card shop. Worked fast food. Worked as a short order cook. Parking lot attendant (in colonial costume!!). Kennel worker. Telemarketer. I started working at 13 so I could have money (I'm one of 6; allowance ended at age 12) and haven't had more than 6 months off since then. I'm fucking tired.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 10:19 AM
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73. Yes
At a pet store and then at Caldor's.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:28 PM
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81. Caldor's!
I miss all those local discount stores. Target's not bad, but Caldor's, Bradlees, and Ames were great.
:hi:
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Dastard Stepchild Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:30 PM
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74. A bagel shop!
I loved it there. Loved it. Great after school hours, a quirky little shop, great coworkers (a pothead, a skater, a punk, and my high school self... a combination of all three of the above). It was really one of my favorite jobs ever.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:35 PM
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75. Yes, started work at age 14 and have been at it ever since with only a few breaks.
I worked in my dad's doctor's office full-time one summer. That was my first "real" job.

I babysat and did yard work for my parents for extra money.

I worked in a restaurant and at Record Bar at the mall (cool job!).
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:37 PM
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76. manager of the high schools student store for my senior year
and then worked for friendly's ice cream and bradleys deprt store.
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:44 PM
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77. 20+hrs/wk, 40+ summers
Fast food restaurant during high school. Picked tobacco during the summers before that.
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ScreamingWhisper Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 05:27 PM
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78. Within 2 days after my 16th Birthday....
Edited on Tue Jul-17-07 05:29 PM by ScreamingWhisper
I had a premo job working at the Taco Casa in my town's new mall (4:00pm - 9:30pm / M,T,W,F,Sunday). I had saved up over the years and was also able to purchase my first car for $650 (1972 Brown Chevette)that same week. Been working ever since with the exception of my Freshman school year at college. Quite the career path so far: Mexican food fast, Music store, Tupperware plant, college student, Dorm Resident Advisor, Kinko's, Kinko's Trainer, Sign company, Ad agency, Medical company (Media/Illustration)
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 05:42 PM
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79. I had 3 jobs my senior year.
Cashier at Whole Foods, waitress at a little Greek cafe and worked in a coffee house. I didn't really need them (one would have been fine), but I was trying to keep myself occupied. I went from participating in numerous after school activities to only one, so I got bored fast.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:40 PM
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82. I was the Bean Boy at a Japanese steak house.
I brought the food out to the table for the chef, watered the customers of they needed it, and at the end of the meal I served the fried bean sprouts and cleaned the grill.

Just for the record - I am not Japanese, even though many many blue-haired oldsters made the assumption that this hazel-eyed German-Irish boy came from the Exotic East just because my uniform had a Mandarin collar & I wore a funny hat.

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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:40 PM
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83. hell yeah
we had four kids in my family. Each of us had a paper route until we were 16, and then we got restaurant jobs. It was expected of us. I worked at McDonalds, then a Friendly Ice Cream, and at a Deli.
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:49 PM
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84. 4-5 hrs a week helping to maintain everyone's QOL seems reasonable to me.
And good for building skills kids need when they get out of school.

I worked in high school - summers at a little cabin rental vacation place and all year at Burger King and then later CVS. It sucked and seriously interfered with my ability to do well in school. But my dad was one of those hardass types.

I don't intend to force my daughter to work in high school as long as she maintains her grades and helps out at home.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:03 PM
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85. I bagged groceries until I turned 16 and then I became a cashier.
Worked for Safeway. I just had to turn away people that had beer in their carts. When my dad moved out of state after my junior year of high school, I was able to wave goodbye and keep working nights. It was a bit rough on my schoolwork, but I did manage to graduate with honors. I also managed to work in a lot of late-night partying. :D
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:05 PM
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86. No, but I did chores around the house!! Does that count?
:P
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:14 PM
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87. Mostly farm jobs- bailing hay, etc. And THEN,
in the 12th grade I got my first full time gig- I was given custody of a line of hydraulic press units at a rubber products factory. (Before the jokes start, the answer is NO. Rubbers were NOT made there.) :evilgrin:

I went to school by day, then lept into a phone booth to switch costumes and I became a factory worker by night.

Damn, it was hard. I was always exhausted, I was so skinny as to almost be skeletal (but with my frame, who could tell the difference?), and I basically went onto autopilot.

Loved that paycheck, tho'!
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:37 PM
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88. I worked in my school's library my senior year....
....during my otherwise free periods which, back then, I wished I could have to do homework instead. Today, however, I am grateful for that experience. It has made me into the wonderful librarian I am now! ;)
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:55 PM
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91. I did help the kindergarten class
During my non college class days (Tuesday, Thursday and when they were on break) my senior year of high school. I guess that I didn't think of this at work though because I did not get paid and it seemed like a good use of my time since I only had one high school class in the morning.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:17 PM
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89. My parents required that we start earning our own money at age 15
but we all, already were working by age 12!

Shoveling snow, raking leaves, mowing lawns, babysitting, etc.

At age 15, we could work legally.

My jobs in high school:

1st) Librarian Aide. ( Put books back on shelves - 4 days a week 3 - 6 PM )

2nd) Cashier at grocery store ( 3 - 6 PM 4 days a week and all day Saturday )

3rd) Customer Service Desk at Marshall's

4th) Waitress at mall luncheon counter

5th) Salesperson at baby equipment and supplies store

6th) Temporary job in Acct's Payable for a store like JC Penney's (short summer gig )

I can't believe I remembered all of them!! ;)

I also did a LOT of babysitting in between for extra cash.

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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:37 PM
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90. i did, but not much
i onLy worked during the summers, and i worked on the "mayor's program" which was a city program to empLoy city youth during the summer.

my first job was picking up trash and whacking weeds around the fresh pond resevoir. my next job was picking up trash around centraL square. my finaL job in that program (2 summers i didn't get a job in the program and it was hard to get a job as a fucking bagger at star market if you're under 16!) i was Lucky to get... i was the 3rd appLication (i showed up hours before they started taking appLications) and i didn't get a job in the program. i was ready to resign myseLf to a summer of Loafing/goLfing and hopefuLLy some odd jobs before i started coLLege, when a week after the program work scheduLe started, i got a phone caLL offering me a job - a new batch of money was added to the program so i made it into the new hires.

this job might have been the funnest/easiest job i ever had. i actuaLLy got paid to act in an improve pLay (which i exceLLed at obviousLy) which invoLved 25 hour weeks for the whoLe summer; the majority of that time spent doing "exercises" with eLderLy peopLe who were our co-stars... who wouLd then go on to wow their neighbors when we performed at their nursing homes.
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