What was your first job

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  1. Partyxanimal

    Partyxanimal Well-Known Member

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    Mine was roofing/helper , I started out carrying bundles of shingles to the roof and tear downs then later went on to shingling. My bonus was a nice tan , It sucked.
     
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    My first job was a newspaper delivery boy for the New York Post. At the time, it was a late day paper, so I didn't have to deliver until after school. Which was good since I didn't have to get up at 6am to make deliveries like the Daily News delivery boys had to. With tips I made about $75 a week, which wasn't too bad since I worked about 6 hours a week doing deliveries and 2 hours a week collecting payments.
     
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    I was a nurse's assistant when I was 16-18 at the local hospital. They taught me how to draw blood and give shots. We used to practice on oranges

    I got a degree that did me absolutely no good, ever :hat:
     
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    I delivered papers, mowed lawns and shoveled walks since I was 10. Pumped gas at a gas station when I turned 16. When I turned 18 I got a job working on permit for local 1 ironworkers.

    I actually loved working outside, in all weather, didn't bother me.
     
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    Oh well if it's like that....I babysat, cooked, and washed clothes (on a washboard!) for as long as I can remember :p

    And when I say "degree" it was nothing like a US degree, just a diploma that said I took the proper nursing classes to be a nurse :D
     
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    I worked in a mail room for a company that sold bumper stickers for any shitty company or cause. It was great the owner would come down there to smoke grass and have beers. It's a good thing I left when I did.
     
  7. Vyb

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    My first real job, other than neighborhood lawn boy, was as a salad bar/buffet guy. I hated Sundays. The after-church crowd screaming about their goddamn eggs (after worshiping the lord and learning to love thy neighbor) created my deep and long-lasting disdain for humanity that persists to this day. In my experience, Protestants are especially concerned about eggs on (what was probably then) a $5.95 breakfast buffet.
     
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    Eggs can be important
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Apparently.
     
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    I prefer poached eggs but I also enjoy them scrambled, fried, and over easy

    Can you think of another way to cook eggs?
     
  11. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Food service jobs that involve dealing with the public suck. I was also once a waiter. :facepalm:

    Because of such experiences, I hate people but I'm a great tipper. :c
     
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    Raw like Rocky
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    These were ALL scrambled. The kitchen and I just couldn't get them out fast enough for them to cram down their Protestant pie holes.
     
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    Your undying loathing of Protestants is commendable. You Catholic?
     
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    Agnostic Jew. But I married a Catholic. :c












    Two, actually. :facepalm:
     
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    You have no idea what asshole is until you make scale as an 18 year old kid, green and knowing nothing about ironworking.

    75 feet in the air, on a six inch beam, scared to stand up and walk across. Having a foreman screaming at you,

    "punk if you keep scooting on your butt and not walk like a man I'm going to hit you with these rivets."

    Then have the steward tell you at lunch if you can't handle it to just drag up and leave.

    I was so ashamed of the though of dragging up that I had to do it.
     
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    Vyb hates Protestants so much he married two Catholics :weird:

    All because of those fucking eggs :facepalm:
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Oh, I don't really hate one group over another. They're all pretty annoying.

    But yes, I have issues. :crazy2:
     
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    Very first was delivering newspapers

    First real job was construction and roofing :rolleyes:

    I know what you mean PXA it sucked
     
  20. Doug Masters

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    Dishwasher