What was your first job?

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  1. Mac Yeti

    Mac Yeti UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Talking about this at work today reminded me that my very first job at the grand old age of 13 was being a "powder puff packer".

    Oh yes indeed. I know at that age you have all sorts of funny jobs, just thought it would be interesting to see what all yours were :)

    (Yes my TV is on the blink)
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Mac Yeti Member since: Aug 22, 2005
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  2. Gillie

    Gillie UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Aw bless ... whats a TV Jill??

    My first job was working in Makro when I was 16 on Saturdays and some Sundays, when you used to get double time on Sundays!! Yes I am THAT old!! I worked out the back pricing everything and just generally messing around .... oh to be 16 again!
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Gillie Member since: Apr 12, 2006
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  3. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    12, I was a roadie for my step mother, LOL looking back it was an interesting experience. The poor musos in Atarah's Band used to have to wear the most awful clothing on stage, worse than that some of them had to dress up in costumes and play, still at least the kids loved it.
     
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  4. Gillie

    Gillie UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    I wonder if you ever made it to my school then when she visited??
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Gillie Member since: Apr 12, 2006
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  5. PVA

    PVA UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My very first part-time job was at Dunelm before they were as big as they are now!

    My first full time job was at HP Bulmer when I was 18, hence the reason I like cider....
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: PVA Member since: Jan 11, 2008
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  6. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    She never played an borstals or prisons that I am aware of G.:p
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: An Oasis Member since: Oct 3, 2006
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  7. Gillie

    Gillie UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Ha bloody ha!! Laugh this time Boyd ... it will be the last !! :rolleyes:
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Gillie Member since: Apr 12, 2006
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  8. Cornish Steve

    Cornish Steve UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    A paper round. I'd leave the house at 5:45am, walk the round (which took about 1-1/2 hours), get home around 7:45, then walk a couple of miles to school. For doing this 6 days a week, I received the princely weekly sum of 60p. :) The worst part was the frequent rain. It's tough enough carrying a bag with 60+ papers, but it's worse when it's teeming down and you have to keep the papers dry.
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Cornish Steve Member since: Jul 4, 2005
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  9. An Oasis

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    Whoops sorry G, looks like I hit the wrong button still that's technology for you . Which school/borstal/prison were you sent to? [​IMG]
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: An Oasis Member since: Oct 3, 2006
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  10. Dawg

    Dawg UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Right. Steve started it. When I t'were lad...:)
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Dawg Member since: Feb 12, 2006
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  11. Subbynet

    Subbynet UKBF Legend

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    I think it was a paper round for me too. I remember being something silly like 2-3p per paper! It was for the free local papers sent out on Thursdays starting at 4pm and Sundays from 9am. So no really early starts!

    The funny thing was at that age you could get your mates out and make them help lol..

    From around 16 yrs old I was working with computers.
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Subbynet Member since: Aug 1, 2005
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  12. Dizzydiza

    Dizzydiza UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My first job was work experience on employers premises (WEEP).....in a youth and community unit as a clerical assistant getting paid £23.50 a week :)
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Dizzydiza Member since: Apr 29, 2006
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  13. Alice3537

    Alice3537 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    First 'proper' job started when I was 15 - shoe shop as a 'Saturday girl'...bought a stereo system as soon as I could with my hard earned cash! Best thing was when they went onto performance related pay - worked holidays as well as Saturdays and juped from a criminal £1.30 p.h. to about £2.70!! Whoo-Hoo!! :D
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2008 By: Alice3537 Member since: Jul 9, 2007
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  14. Scott-Copywriter

    Scott-Copywriter UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Funnily enough the first job I had is the one I still have now in marketing :p
     
    Posted: Mar 4, 2008 By: Scott-Copywriter Member since: May 10, 2006
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  15. creacom

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    I suppose the very first I had was working for my mum and dad in some way or another. My dad owned a chip shop and my mum had a restaurant about 200m from it! So I was always on had to stock the drink fridge or put the rubbish out! :rolleyes: Didnt pay well though.

    First job way from my parents was when I was 15/16 and went to work in a kilt shop that also sold everything Nessy and whisky! At first I was stocking the shelves and the went on the till. It was packed everyday with foreign tourists (with it being on the shores of Loch Ness.) Loved it. :D

    Jacqui
     
    Posted: Mar 4, 2008 By: creacom Member since: Oct 11, 2005
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  16. DanMartin

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    Paper round for me too at age 13. Only did it once a week but had to deliver around 250! It was a local freebie that always came stuffed with loads of leaflets. One week I had to deliver free soap samples which were particularly annoying!
     
    Posted: Mar 4, 2008 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  17. Sue F

    Sue F UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    FAN TASTIC :cool:

    Mine is very boring after that ... waitress in a pub at the tender age of 17
     
    Posted: Mar 4, 2008 By: Sue F Member since: May 5, 2006
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  18. estwig

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    My'n is so predictable

    Tea boy on a building site!!!
    :)
     
    Posted: Mar 4, 2008 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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  19. SK Virtual Assistant

    SK Virtual Assistant UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Washing up and making toasties and banana splits in a small restaurant on Saturdays for a whole 80p per hour at age 15.

    The nicest thing that happened was a customer giving a £5 tip for "the person who made that lovely banana split".

    The worst thing was spending any amount of time in the kitchens with the owner of the restaurant who was a dirty old man and constantly threatened to kill an old lady (Daisy) whose main role appeared to be chopping vegetables. :mad:

    I lasted about 3 weeks before moving on to a shoe shop :)
     
    Posted: Mar 4, 2008 By: SK Virtual Assistant Member since: Oct 23, 2007
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  20. Stephen Berry

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    At a printing company where my father worked. I had to clear a huge room filled with c**p. I agreed to a wage of 70p an hour - but worked so hard they had increased it to 75p an hour before the first day was out.
    One really dull bit - later in the week a counter on a printing machine broke - so I had to sit at the 'finishing end' and put a slip of paper in the pile of printed sheets every 100 - but I kept singing a tune to myself to keep alive - I can still remember which tune - and the memories of first work experience come flooding back!
     
    Posted: Mar 4, 2008 By: Stephen Berry Member since: Jan 3, 2007
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