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And what are you currently doing?

I'm curious as to what type of work all you cool people have to bare.

I'm starting a cashier/stocking night time position in a week while currently finishing my two weeks at my current job (Pit beef BBQ gig)
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I worked 2 years at a convenience store. My first job was at a smoothie shop that just opened up. I lasted about a month before I and others got let go from there being too many hired.
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I had work experience at a civil engineering headquarters office where I was putting building designs drawn on paper onto the computer, I did pretty well for the 2 weeks I was there, got to shadow someone, use their software and learn some of it, printing designs on a big A2 Plotter which I got to keep as a nice reminder, they were pretty nice, though it sadly wasn't a place which I could bear working at 365/24/7 and at teh time I wasn't sure what I wanted to do.

Then I had to do more work experience a couple years later during sixth form (2 additional years of school doing my A-Levels which could have taken me to university, I didn't feel uni would be as much help to me as I wanted experience more then I wanted learning, saying how nice it was at my first work exp), so I ended up working at my local ASDA (it's Walmart (they own it) for the UK, but I guess better) and I got to work at Customer Support, greeting customers and helping out with returns etc, had a parent lose their child when I was there which was eventful, I helped look for her and that was a happy day to be able to help someone else as part of the job. I also had a chance to help with stacking shelves too and help a little in their small office, even being able to go in the back entrance for staff and get in my work clothes . Apparently the store I worked in had some child lost in it every other month (it's a huge store after all ) and my time there just unluckily had that situation :/

Currently I work at a private small-firm's office as a receptionist, greeting people as they come-in and helping&greeting the employees as they come into work, as well as taking calls, helping plan meeting times etc, pretty boring but rewarding work. Pretty much my first full-time job, and my grades in sixth-form and both work experiences were plenty to get me started at my job, which made a lot of sense to me, being helpful to strangers back at ASDA and the Civil Engineering HQ.

Edit: Oh more to my ASDA story, I also had to deal with the odd few calls when my superior was out for lunch and I also got to use the PA to call in employees to work at the cash tills when it started to get busy. I actually enjoyed working at ASDA, it gave me a lot more confidence saying I was worried about what I'd be doing after sixth form. I'm liking being a receptionist too at the moment, I can't see myself doing it forever but it is a nice starting job.
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Door-to-door sales for a week. That wasn't fun so I quit.
Worked in food stands at food fares.
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My first job was a word of mouth salesman selling cutco knives. Lasted two months as a summer job back to school. Didn't like it not much word of mouth customers. Current job in a stockroom environment. Trying to leave it right now for night stocking jobs that pay more and more hours.
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LittleSquid wrote:

I worked 2 years at a convenience store. My first job was at a smoothie shop that just opened up. I lasted about a month before I and others got let go from there being too many hired.


How the hell does someone hire too many people without noticing that in the beginning?
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paul25454 wrote:


LittleSquid wrote:

I worked 2 years at a convenience store. My first job was at a smoothie shop that just opened up. I lasted about a month before I and others got let go from there being too many hired.


How the hell does someone hire too many people without noticing that in the beginning?


because the person in charge probably wears their butt as a hat
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SpaceJakey64 wrote:


paul25454 wrote:


LittleSquid wrote:

I worked 2 years at a convenience store. My first job was at a smoothie shop that just opened up. I lasted about a month before I and others got let go from there being too many hired.


How the hell does someone hire too many people without noticing that in the beginning?


because the person in charge probably wears their butt as a hat


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worked at a shithold called publix.
Grocery store
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Lifeguard at a theme park/resort/hotel.

Man slave to the wealthy at an exponentially more prestigious resort and spa.
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My first job was Walmart, then for a different company known as Footprint Retail Services. I only worked one day and my mom tells me I still am employed with them. Oddly enough the job was me doing a mod at a Walmart which was overnight. Then I was hired (roughly 2.5 years ago) at a different Walmart and still am currently with them (management is a-f***ing-mazing) and am actually positioned to move up, I just need to move up (been interviewed for 4 different positions but haven't gotten any of them. Working on the fifth and hope that one sticks).

Something I learned is that its not the place you work for necessarily, its management that determines your experience. My store is THE top performer in the market (and among the top performers in the region). Something I didn't really have with my first store was that no one really tried to make the attempt to at least get to know me. Or even give me criticism. Part of someone being a productive employee is making sure they know what the hell they are doing. I like my current store because as I happened upon my store manager he was asking me how I am liking working there, he's even asked me how I feel my current co-manager is doing. So when I see someone new I try to ask how they like (or not like) working there, it also helps me work through my shyness.

I think what solidified me enjoying my time has been this one instance where I was actually walking behind that store manager for a third time and he turned around because he noticed I had past him twice before. I just non-chalantly said "eh, just wasting time" and wasn't fired on the spot for me doing a (VERY VERY VERRRRRRRRY) terrible sarcastic remark to THE wrong person.
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My first job was in customer service, carrying customer's goods to their cars. Since then, I've loaded trucks, worked security, taught music classes, and been a grower of medical marijuana while working as a volunteer in one of California's many cannabis clubs(by far the most profitable).
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So far, considering how young I am, I've only worked at a nearby Dairy Queen.
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Hmm, my first job was janitorial work on third shift. The company did contract work with businesses (mostly banks, for some reason). I could probably still dredge up some decent horror stories from that job.

Currently I'm a cubicle drone at an IT company for... closing in on ten years now. It's pretty soul-crushing, practically to the point where I'd respond to my employee ID number as readily as my name, and I spend all day staring at computer screens. The job's proven rather hard on my liver, as I start drinking pretty much the moment I leave work.
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