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yumeitsumo

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What was or is your first Job?? I'm curious to know. Did you like your job? What was the benefits of having this job? I plan on getting my first job at Office Depot!
 
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Benihana the Japanese restarant is my first job! I love working around Japanese food and having the chance to explore a bit of the culture. I even have a few friends that speak Japanese and are from Japan. I like it but some of the people there suck.
 

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Well, my first job that I made money was babysitting. The pay was poor and the kids were all terrible. I hated it, but I wanted money and was too young to get a "real" job at a real company.

My first real, as in I got an actual paycheck with taxes taken etc., job, was working at hospital. I set up the OR (operating room) rooms and cleaned them when the surgeries were done. I actually liked that job. The surgeries were very interesting. I got to see all sorts of procedures. I remember the first surgery I watched was an amputation of a diabetic persons foot! I guess I don't have a problem looking and blood and guts. It never bothered me.
 

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Haha, I never worked. Payment under 18 is poor in Hungary, and im not going to do slave labor. No honestly, it really is slave labor considering the payment.
 

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I'm still on my first job. And I'm loving it, so far.
Completely different from studying.
 

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hideway you have me curious...just what job do you have? Is it better than studying or is it just a nice change of pace? It's always best to love what you do for a living. There's nothing worse than having to drag yourself to work every day. I had one job that I hated so much I used to wish I was in a car accident every morning while on my way!
 

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My first job was beggin on the streets...no....

My first job was aiming morning newspapers at my neighbors' front doors from a ten speed bike. I hated the morning wake ups...and collecting was a hassle, but like some of you above, I needed the money for my personal spending--for example confectionary sugar coated white doughnuts and chocolate milk.
 

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hideway you have me curious...just what job do you have? Is it better than studying or is it just a nice change of pace? It's always best to love what you do for a living. There's nothing worse than having to drag yourself to work every day. I had one job that I hated so much I used to wish I was in a car accident every morning while on my way!
I'm a software programmer.

I still didn't finished my computer science degree. I started working because I was tired of the academic life, so the change of pace was the main reason for go out and look for a job. I'm basically doing what I already did for a long time on my own, but learning more and being paid for it.

The more mature environment and the fact that you know you are contributing to something that has practical value is also a big plus.
 

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I've never worked... so... lol. xD well, only one day for my mothers company xD but that wasn't working...
 

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My first job that I got paid for, was with a sign-maker. It was quite fun in some ways - I had to help design signs on a computer, and then they would be 'printed out' onto vinyl by a specialist machine which kind of cut them out. Then we had to apply them, and sometimes that meant going out on location, to put them on a shop or a vehicle, for instance once we put lettering on the side of a circus lorry. :)

But the bloke I was working with was creepy :sorry:, and I had to be long stretches of time alone in the house with him... which didn't worry me because of his creepiness, but rather because he was a very bad conversationalist and I would get bored easily! :D Also he was meant to pay me a proper wage (national minimum which at that time was £3.25 an hour or something...) but instead just paid me £10 for a day's work, and said he would pay me the proper wage when I was fully trained... but each time he would just pay me £10 even when I could do the job properly, so in the end I got fed up and left. I was 16 at the time.
 

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My first job was at an Internet cafe. It was suppose to be a fun job tho, but being that the place in a bad neighborhood, It was horrible.

The day shift was normal, but the night shift was horrible. (when you're the only one minding the store until midnight.) Even had a fist fight with one of those idiot that thinks that the neighborhood is theirs. Had to treat those crazy kids as your customer. It wouldn't be much of a problem if those stupid kid isn't trying to steal/destroy those PC.

I really should survey the neighborhood first before taking a job.
 

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I brought free news papers to people and commercial papers..
I'm just 17 but I have had 3 types of work already
after that I became a Stockgirl at a Ah Super market but I quit when it became a megastore...
and now I work behind the paydesk at a Do it yourself store
 

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My first paying job was working as a farm hand. The days were hot and the work was hard. Sometimes, I miss those days.
 

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My first job was at a Japanese restaurant. I washed dishes for a total of three days before I grew fed up with the sushi chefs barking orders at me in a heavily-accented mix of Korean & Spanish. I can pick up on accents fairly quickly, but it was just too much for me.

The restaurant was nice, fairly clean, and the only complaint I had was how they would leave a mound of chicken tempura at the side of the fryer.

Like I said, I quit after the first week. The hours were unreasonable, the dish washing area was cramped and when I came into work there were piles of dishes already waiting to be cleaned, and that was before the restaurant even opened for the day. Oh, let's not even get started on how I was trained.

The guy that was supposed to show me where to put the dishes never came in, so I was left alone in that regard too. Hehe, well, at least my current job is 100 times better than the one I just ranted about..
 

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My first job was wholesaling at 13 years old. Buying from the net and selling for profit. Stopped because I forgot to pay the domain costs and didn't have time to buy it again.
 

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My first job was helping in a hotel by the sea. Making beds and preparing breakfast for the guests. Since I was studying to become a cook the vacation was always busy helping here and there, I was also working for almost nothing. But it still was a fun time.
 

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My first job was a gravedigger! Advantages? Built a lot of muscle, paid well, worked outside, learned a lot about death!

Disadvantages? A lot of time waiting, worked outside (during rain), learned a lot about death!
 

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I've had so many jobs!

My first, stereotypically, was a paper round, which I started when I was 12. I delivered free papers in my street and got paid a penny a paper. I think the grand total was ツ≫??.50!

My list:
Helping on a milk round, doing my mum's ironing, checkout operator at a supermarket, playleader, laboratory technician, library assistant, associate teacher, reprographics technician, teaching assistant, school librarian, adult learning facilitator and now I'm a data analyst, and for the first time in my life I don't dread going to work!
 

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Well, I don't know if this counts, but my first job was in the U.S. military when I enlisted in the Navy wa-a-a-a-a-ay back in 1976. My position was Storekeeper, meaning I was responsible for stocking, inventoring and issuing everything from nuts and bolts, washers, electronic components to toilet paper. All in all, it wasn't too bad, my very first ship wound up in Japan, and thus my love for Japanese culture in general, and Pink Lady in particular began!

😄
 

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Well if relatives count... I often help with cooking, like minor stuff. And usually I make my breakfast and dinner for myself... well if that counts as a job.
 

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My first job was a gravedigger! Advantages? Built a lot of muscle, paid well, worked outside, learned a lot about death!
Disadvantages? A lot of time waiting, worked outside (during rain), learned a lot about death!

Lol, how old were you when you got this job.😌

I've had a lot of small jobs in my life... But my first job was bringing advertising papers to 400 people their homes. terrible job, but I had my friends and parents help me out lol. Especially during Christmas it was terrible. 15 different papers, that all needed to be fold into each other, and then deliver it in the cold and icy weather.... brrr
 

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Edit: I forgot when I was 2 I used to deliver junk mail with my mother if that counts.

My first official job was doing nightfill at a supermarket. It's a horrible job and I strongly don't recommend it. I'm quitting tomorrow (hooray!)

The other job I'm working at the moment is self-employed english tutor, which is hard work but lots of fun. You get to meet lots of cool people and make connections too. It's also great to be able to manage your own money and time schedule. :)
At the time of writing I have fourteen students ^^ .. mostly korean, all lovely (except one, he's a little turd).

P.S. Korean is not only easy to learn, but super fun!
 
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Lol, how old were you when you got this job.😌
I've had a lot of small jobs in my life... But my first job was bringing advertising papers to 400 people their homes. terrible job, but I had my friends and parents help me out lol. Especially during Christmas it was terrible. 15 different papers, that all needed to be fold into each other, and then deliver it in the cold and icy weather.... brrr
I was 14 when I started. Paid really well though...much better than a paper route or bagging groceries!
 

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my first job was a cashier at a local grocery store. I worked there for three months. this was right as I was diagnosed and started to get sick and my boss didn't believe me! even to this day everytime I drive by the store I have this odd want to go in, show my scars and give my ex-boss the bird. 😌
 

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Interesting thread. My first "real job" was when I was like 15 yrs old. Like Mars Man, I delivered the morning newspaper on my bike. Only mine was a 5 speed, the small version with the large handle bars. I attached the basket on the front, put the morning newspapers in it and, when I first got off the small bike, being front-heavy, it flipped over throwing all the papers onto the ground! What a nightmare.

My next job was at serving hot dogs at a Nathans restaurant in Brooklyn, New York for $1.68/hr! and my final teenage job was working on a "Mr. Softee" soft serve Ice Cream truck in 1971. All I was paid was $5/day (for a 12 hr day! Talk about child labor!), all the ice cream I could eat, lunch, and the few dollars I could "justifiably steal" as I knew I was being paid slave wages!

After that I went in the military and the rest is, as they say history. It was a very good learning experience though.
 
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