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Posted 4/30/15

IShouldBeStudying wrote:

I'll let you know once employers stop telling me they're not hiring on the same day they post applications online


Happened to me so much before I found the Hard Rock.
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My first was working as a clerk at a motel. Second, part-timer at a tea shop. I still do that sometimes, when I'm not at the University.

I also worked once as a dish-washer at a sushi place, but it was just to cover for their regular dish-washer who was sick that day. I have a food handlers license, and know how to wash dishes well so....just chance I ended up covering for them.
Posted 4/30/15
I worked at CVS for the shortest amount of time humanly possible.
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25 / M / Fredericton, NB
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Posted 4/30/15
First job I had was a tutor, although that was freelance.

First job I was hired for was as a handyman for someone who ran a tax accounting business out of his home. Gardening, general yard maintenance, fence painting, building shelves, etc. It was really fun and I learned a lot, although it was only for the summer.
Posted 4/30/15
First job was at a car wash. Never again. It's beyond boring and surprisingly very busy. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're desperate. However, there are some good benefits I guess, such as Sundays (If religious) and rain days.
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Posted 4/30/15
I really couldn't believe it when I got my first job. I moved to a new state and I applied to one job not thinking I would get it. In my previous state I had a really hard time looking for a job including my friends. Anyway I got a call from the job and had the interview and right after the interview I got hired on the spot............ ...... ......

I got hired for a grocery store. It had its up and downs but it was alright. I kinda miss it though, well, my old coworkers x3
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Posted 5/1/15
I've only ever worked 'under the table' and that was not permanent, I'm joining the military soon, pretty excited about that.
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Posted 5/1/15
Congratulations on your job!!! Don't screw up lol.
As for moi I worked at a cell phone store where the owners constantly verbally abused me but I put up with it since I needed the money which wasn't much to begin with, but as a 18 year old fresh out of high school with no work experience what so ever I thought of myself that I was lucky enough to even land that job.
After 2 years I gained enough confidence and experience to look for other jobs and got lucky once again to land a job as a gadget inspector. No more verbal abuse or dealing with customers who come and take their frustration out on me. What im trying to say is that even if it doesn't go well (Lets hope it does) as long as you have enough courage and confidence you can do anything you wanna do.
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19 / F / Sweden
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Posted 5/1/15
My first job was selling strawberries during summer. I was pretty much hyped. But it turned out to be more boring than I thought. However, I could read books when there weren't any customers. So it was a decent work. (:
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22 / M / Ohio
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Posted 5/1/15
First job at a bakery mass producing buns, started at the bottom but slowly moved my way up to higher positions.
I started fresh off of high school, I wasn't very excited about it, but I was surprised I even got it.
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Posted 5/2/15
My first paid job was at JC Penney's and I worked there one Christmas break and two summers while in college. The first summer wasn't too bad as I got to work in the mature men's department, so I spent the summer arranging tie and shirt combos and taking measurements. Christmas was spent in the hosiery section, which wasn't bad until people frantically stormed the department two hours before closing on Christmas Eve, asking if we had some slipper in their size. My usual response was "We did...in October".

The second summer, I was a floater, so I worked one department one day and another the following. It was horrible. I was unable to learn the stock because I was a floater, which aggregated potential customers and, fed up with this treatment, I walked out of the job after my shift ended.

To this day, I still won't enter JC Penney's and I have the utmost respect for people in the service industry.
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Yeah...no.

I hated my first job and walked out after just a few days.

I worked at a bubble milk tea place after my friend there got the manager to hire me. The work was very demanding and often unsafe. I remember when the manager insisted on using expired creamer powder. There was also another time, when I was carrying four gallons of boiling hot tea in a large, open tub. The floor was wet and I was trying not to slip, yet she was egging me on and telling me to move faster. I knew the functions pretty well and learned the recipes quickly but she always seemed to prioritize speed above all else. She didn't even provide safe shoes or anything, obviously.

What set me off was when I scheduled a weekend off due to having final exams. She told me it was fine and I watched her jot down notes on something while she told me she'd get someone else to take my shift so it would be no problem. I didn't work that weekend, as was agreed upon, and went in the following week to hand her my new class schedule so she could do the new schedules.

When I went in to hand in my class schedule, she EXPLODED. She acted as thought I had just ditched that shift on the weekend and I could not get a word in. The restaurant was about half full and she yelled at me in front of all the customers about how I was new and if I pulled "a stunt like that again" she would send me home. I wanted to talk back but decided not to make a scene in front of strangers. I nodded and let her finish screaming at me for the next few minutes and walked out. I was scheduled to work the following day but I never showed up in that cafe again. Later, I discovered that it was closed due to failing some health inspection. Big surprise. Crazy, crappy boss lady yells at me for no reason and then gets shut down because she was a scumbag.
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Posted 5/2/15
My first job was at a group home for the developmentally disabled. It was a rough time. Minimum wage to deal with people that frequently bit, scratched, threw chairs and yelled constantly. The work atmosphere was toxic and it had no room for promotion. I only worked there for the experience.
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My first job was giving tours of a historic house. I had already been volunteering in the bookstore attached to it, but one weekend during a special event it was so busy we ended up short on guides. I had shadowed enough tours and read enough to be able to do a tour on my own, so I offered to take the next group through, and after that I was considered a paid guide instead of a volunteer and I started leading tours regularly. It was exciting to have the job, but it didn't really feel that different from what I had been doing, and there wasn't an application/interview process or anything.

I was a lot more excited by the first job I applied for, which was in the conservation lab of my college library. It was a great job and a great group of coworkers.
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My first job was as a tutor while in high school. It was awesome working with the kids and getting to witness that "light bulb" moment when they finally get it.

My first grown-up job if you will, was right after college as an IT Systems Administrator for a company that dealt with avionics. Pretty boring work, but the pay jump from being a college student to near six figures was lovely.
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