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Old 01-03-2020, 05:01 PM   #1
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What did you do in your first job?

What did you do in the first job that you worked in?

Mine was a temp office job doing data entry work, when I was 22, after finishing college.
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:14 PM   #2
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My first job ever was in High School at a pizza place where I learned to hand toss the dough, old-school without a roller machine. Super fun.

My first "real job" was working brokerage and doing customs freight audits for an entry-writer.

My first "job in my field" after college was as an Academic Advisor at a college.

And my last "first job" in my modified field when I wrapped up my Masters degree was a state Public Service position.
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:18 PM   #3
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Camp counselor for a summer day camp in my teens. Started out as an unpaid CIT (counselor in training) at 13, only a year older than the oldest camp kids, and eventually I was old enough to be hired as a regular counselor and paid.
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:19 PM   #4
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Grilling meats at McDonald's!
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:24 PM   #5
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I worked at the airport. I never had a job when I was in High School or even in College. Didn't get my first job till after I graduated.

I think I was 23?
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:01 PM   #6
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I was a porter at the local supermarket. It was a small town, once you were old enough to work you either got a job at Edwards (later bought out by Stop N Shop) or the pharmacy next door to it. The only kids who didn't work at either place, their parents generally owned a business so they'd work for them instead. But everyone, everyone else had their First Job at either the grocery store or the pharmacy. Really weren't many other options.

I was only there for about two months, long enough to realize that I absolutely didn't want to be there for long because you definitely don't want to end up a "lifer" in that sh*tty job. I would be in the break room eating lunch, and every day you'd see full-grown adults burst randomly into tears and start wailing about what a miserable existence they had, and I don't mean one or two people, I mean absolutely everyone. Anyone who'd been working there for more than five years was completely dead inside, and it frankly scared the sh*t out of me. I ended up getting fired and it was a huge relief because I immediately got a better job.

I can't really blame the people working there for being so miserable; the "management" was awful and the customers were even worse. It was an eye-opener and a character-builder but I pray every single day that I never end up having to do it again.
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:45 PM   #7
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My first paying job was working on-base for an enlisted club as a banquet person / busser. My first volunteer job was working in an retirement home.

At least the paying job had a guy that would make decent philly cheese steak subs.
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:17 PM   #8
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I ended up getting fired and it was a huge relief because I immediately got a better job.
Did they ask why you'd been fired when interviewing for your next job?
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