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kintanofan
(wild eyed peoploid)
01/19/06 06:48 PM
Your first job  

What was youre first job & did you like it?
I am a beginnner when it comes to jobs and have found it to be hard to get a cool one. So I've sunk to a boring Mc Donalds job.

"I find freedom only in the realms of my own eccentricity"
-David Bowie

Bamboo7
(kook)
01/19/06 06:52 PM
Re: Your first job new [re: kintanofan]  

Ha! Welcome to the club. They were the only place around me that hired at 14. But don't despair, it'll all end well.

Awww, it's a cornucopia of love!

jump93
(electric tomato)
01/19/06 07:07 PM
Re: Your first job new [re: kintanofan]  

TJ Hughes (crappy low-end department store) on 2.97. I lasted 3 months. It was a slaves job.

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Marquis
(fetch a priest)
01/19/06 07:53 PM
I sing of Kirk W. Johnson new [re: kintanofan]  

My first job was also my best job.

I worked at a small family-owned video store in New Jersey for about $5.35 an hour. For the first few months, I was usually closing, which generally sort of sucked, as I was responsible for counting out the register and cleaning and whatnot. Come summer, though, I'd built up the requisite 2.5 months of experience, and switched to opening on weekdays.

Now, I don't know how much you know about suburban New Jersey, but suffice it to say that the interest in renting movies on a weekday summer morning is extraordinarily low. My job, such as it were, was to show up at 9, listen to sports radio, watch movies, steal posters and screeners when the UPS guy came, occasionally plug in the rental PlayStation, eat a lot of Swedish Fish, rent a couple of videos, and go home at 5.

All in all, it was heaven, though I suspect it played a large part in spoiling my desire/ability to ever do "real" work again.

After that first summer, during my senior year of high school, I hit a bit of a rough patch scheduling wise, wherein I would go to school from 8-3, work from 3-7, and then have rehearsal from 7:30 to 11:30. That was only, like, two weeks, though, and then I was back to full-time laziness.

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Vanessa_Y
(crash course raver)
01/19/06 10:14 PM
Re: I sing of Kirk W. Johnson new [re: Marquis]  

My first job I suppose was detassling corn. You meet all sorts there, I recall one man attacking another with a rogue (sp?) which is a sharp hook on a stick used to cut down bad/dead stalks of corn. It is HARD work, sweaty, itchy, and muddy, with lots of bugs. I recall one guy coming out of the rows of corn. He looked SOOO good and sweaty. THEN he took his shirt off, and my jaw dropped. Just as I remembered to close my mouth, he turned and asked my name. I almost FORGOT my own name! That was the first time I remember a guy having an effect on me like that.

That, or, my REAL first job was at the nursing home, interacting with residents,making beds, running errands, and the like. That lasted almost 5 years, it wasn't bad until we got a new adminstrator..who is a damn idiot. They cut all my hours...THEN gave me a raise ( they couldn't afford me, they said..budgets needed to be cut)...what a fucktard. Good thing Im trying to get an education for a better job.

"I suppose if I were a lot older--like 40 or 50--I'd be a wonderful sugar daddy to some little queen down in Kensington. I'd have a houseboy named Richard to order around."DB, 1976




anisette
(stardust savant)
01/19/06 10:22 PM
Re: Your first job new [re: kintanofan]  

Morrow's Nut House at Richardson Square Mall. First in a line of many (s)mall jobs. We sold candy and nuts and nut candy, also ICEEs (cherry and coke flavor) and cokes (notice how i use cokes in the southern sense where all sodas = cokes) and popcorn. this is where i learned how to skim a little off the top. a thing i regret knowing/doing to this very day (and probably the karmic source of all my financial woes). I lasted almost 2 years there working 3-4 days a week. I didn't mind it very much.

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Marquis
(fetch a priest)
01/19/06 10:49 PM
A country boy will survive new [re: anisette]  

In reply to:

We sold...ICEEs (cherry and coke flavor)


Are there other flavors of ICEE? It's been a long time since we used to get them from Weigel's in Knoxville for 64 cents.

In reply to:

(notice how i use cokes in the southern sense where all sodas = cokes)


One of the difficult linguistic transitions I had to make when I moved to California, along with the realization that the word "naked" isn't meant to be pronounced "nekkid."

bitch niggaz talk behind ya back like a catcher
either M-Y-O-B or B-Y-O stretcher


anisette
(stardust savant)
01/19/06 10:55 PM
Re: A country boy will survive new [re: Marquis]  

In reply to:

Are there other flavors of ICEE?


yeah, blue.

pantsless mounties dot com ))<>((

Bamboo7
(kook)
01/19/06 11:00 PM
Re: A country boy will survive [re: anisette]  

Yeah, blue's a flavor.

Awww, it's a cornucopia of love!

kintanofan
(wild eyed peoploid)
01/20/06 00:31 AM
Re: Marquis [re: Bamboo7]  

Wow, your job rocked! What led you to leave? You left, I assume?I would love a job like that. I wouldn't care if I was payed 5 bucks an hour, I'd still do it!
Though this Mc Donalds thing is soooo easy. I think it's tolerable for a while.


"I find freedom only in the realms of my own eccentricity"
-David Bowie


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