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My first job was delivering news papers, lol. It was alright and the pay was decent. My favorite was at AMC theaters, made great friends there and had lots of fun, though the pay was minimum. My worst job was the Army, for obvious reasons. My current is... well, something I prefer not to talk about. The pay is really good though and the benefits excellent.

Congrats on gettin the job OP, sounds like a lot of fun =)
Posted 4/29/15
First job was when I was 16 at some Japanese restaurant. I wanted to practice my keigo with the staff to prepare for Japan after high school.

My reaction was: "Of course I got the job. I can speak English, Japanese and I'm willing to work for half of minimum wage."
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I worked at dairy queen for my first job, wouldn't do it again and I don't recommend getting ice cream from there >.< Just sayin!
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My first job was at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. I was given a warning for facial hair that happened to grow from 6 AM in the morning when I shaved to around 4 PM when my shift ended. It was just slight, but since they could see black hair on my face I was given a warning.

Manager: "You should shave before your shift."
Me: "I did..."
Manager: "You don't have to lie, it can't grow that fast."
Me: "It's just a few pieces, and yes hair can grow that fast to be noticeable after a 8 hour shift."
Manager: "Here is a written warning I need you to sign saying that you do not meet our standards."
Me: "No thanks, I quit because tomorrow you'll just give me another warning since I have an 8 hour shift then too."

I was just a cashier selling tickets in a booth with a black mesh like material in which you can't really see in, but you can see out. I don't know why a bit of facial hair was unprofessional to them. I have a full-grown beard where I work now and they don't care one bit and I get paid a LOT LOT more. Those minimum wage jobs give high school kids too much trouble, it's no wonder why turn-over is so high. I had several jobs since then and now and not once has any of them complained.
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tf2pyros wrote:

Recently, I got hired to the local Hard Rock Cafe here in my area. It's such a mellow atmosphere, and I'm pretty excited. Although, it's not my first job to ever take up. It made me wonder though how others may think of their jobs, or especially their first one.

My first one was... alright. It was a family-owned beer mart, nothing too special. Just a lot of excessive labor, and a shaky foundation.

What was your reaction when you got your first job? Did you like and/or appreciate it? Hate it? Didn't mind it?



Wow....

It's funny seeing this topic, after coming home from my second job interview, where I was offered (and accepted) a job offer working for an Aerospace Company.

This is my first FULL TIME Job so I am so excited...
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I was a staff at this summer camp program. It was fun and I was paid +1
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My first job was with my father's company. He is a commercial and residential roofer by trade (independent LLC). Despite being paid for it, I never really felt like calling it my first job.

I did a bunch of unpaid volunteer work for a while that I could consider jobs. Volunteer at pediatric center at local hospital, in-Game moderator for a popular RTSMMO.

My first real job was at a temp at a local distribution center in my area. I "moved up" pretty quickly there. After a few months I was "promoted" to assist with work order planning and delegating work floor responsibilities (which requires a lot of attention when you're shipping out several thousand orders every day.)

Unfortunately I was never quite ever to get on the good side of my direct supervisor. She let me go i.e. told the Temp Agency to not return after a year on the job. I found out a few days later via text from a buddy in the company that she had been reprimanded for letting me go like she did without approval from the Operations Manager. I found out she left the company a few months after.

Haven't gotten a new job in about a year. I work as a self-employed janitor. It pays very well for the number of hours I work. As much as 36 and hour for the right job - compared to the paltry 8 I made for a year at the distribution center. I'll probably be doing this until I finish school. Might get part time as I get bored not working when everyone else is either at work or at school.
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I worked at a Thai food place. I did almost every job: mop, wash dishes, prepare ingredients (cutting the onions was a big pain in the behind), cash register, took out garbage. The place just opened when I started working so business was a bit slow. They had to let me go about a month in. Made decent money, minimum wage in Canada is around $11-$12. Worked for 10ish hours 5x a week, you can do the math lol.

Now I work at the gym near my house. It's awesome because before I worked there, I went to lift almost everyday so the staff already knows me. I mainly work at the front desk, help with registrations and selling drinks and stuff.
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My first job was at a bookstore. I loved everything about it, besides the company itself. Fast forward quite a few years, and I'm still working in a bookstore. It isn't the same one, but they're always home to me.
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i was terrified

and it's always like that with every new job i get
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my boss let me know everytime I worked that I was replaceable... ={
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was like that over-excited over-enthusiastic intern. but after several months, once i knew how to do everything, it became boring.

currently, i feel like a robot, and my thoughts have gone off the rail (tracks). i started thinking dangerous thoughts, "i don't think there's any job that's going to ever be exciting enough for me"...

like you could train a monkey to do my job. it's a perfect job for someone who is lazy though, because you don't do much 80% of the time. just sit there... and do nothing.

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Nyhx wrote:

I worked at dairy queen for my first job, wouldn't do it again and I don't recommend getting ice cream from there >.< Just sayin!


my first job was also at a dairy Queen. why wouldn't u recommend getting ice cream there?
Posted 4/29/15 , edited 4/29/15

Arielgirl375 wrote:

my boss let me know everytime I worked that I was replaceable... ={


that's a form of abuse, imo. (unless it's a joke between you two)
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Lol perhaps your DQ was cleaner than the one I worked at. I just remember the back freezer floor was terrifying >.<
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