I'm not talking about a paper route, i'm talking about getting a check with taxes taken out. For me it was 1983, i was 13 years old. I got a job dishwashing after school til about 11 at night making 3.25/hr. I would spend most of my check on a carton of cigarettes and tapes ie Dio, Priest, Maiden, Crue, Leppard, etc. That was the only way you got things in my house was if you worked for em. I'm sure most of you were handed everything in life.