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Getting to Know You - September 02


Ann

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I did not work until I was out of school. No formal education just high school. Women were not encouraged to go to college like the boys were. My parents never even brought up the subject. Actually, none of my crowd went on to college.

I worked at my dads place, which was a clothing cutters manufacturing co. I was a Keypunch operator. :roll: I worked on a machine, kinda like a big computer with a keyboard set up like a calulator and you got this listing with numbers on them(I imagine that was inventory). I fed these cards into the machine and I had to punch the numbers for the listing into the machine. It then went to a verifier who would do the same numbers. If there was a mistake you would get them back and have to do it over.

I was so boring... I even went to work with my dads car pool people, who I thought was so old at the time. They were like in their 40's. :shock:

Needless to say, I was there less than a year.

Maryanne

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My first job was a summer job, working as a teachers aide in the Headstart program. At that time, and for most of my college years, I thought I wanted to be a teacher. Wow...having three sons of my own...all close in age, really changed my mind about that!

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I lied and said I was 15 when I was really 13 and worked at Taco Bell for 2 weeks before anyone found out!

I was so upset and inconsolable at losing my first job, that instead of getting into trouble by my parents for lying, daddy bought me a puppy!

lol

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The military base that I was near (in England) had a pretty neat summer program that allowed kids (I was 14 yrs old) to work on the base. I worked with the military police typing out ID cards and I manned the snack bar; I'm sure I must have helped myself to a few candy bars :oops: I made like $3.75 an hour. It was great because I saved my money all Summer so I could have cash during the school year (I went to a boarding school).

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I was 14...still too young for a work permit. I worked at a furniture store where my aunt ended up having a 57 year "career". :shock:

I worked the elevator, the switchboard, did flyers up in the warehouse on the mimeograph machine (that tells ya how long ago this was, eh? :wink: ) and also worked a little in the office, which my aunt ran.

The only time I wasted was listening to my aunt tell me NOT to waste time because it reflected poorly back on her! :lol:

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My job was working in a Country Club as the receptionist at the front desk... I was only 15 at the time.... LOVED THAT JOB.... Got to meet Frank Gifford... He was dating one of the members at the time and he lost his superbowl ring... They turned it into me so I met him when he came to retrieve it... pretty cool.

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My first real job (outside of baby-sitting) required mt to take the streetcar waaaaaaay downtown in San Francisco three afternoons a week to remove and replace expired magazines, candy, snacks, cigars, and whatever at a friend's father's shop near the Financial District. I was 16.

The neighborhood was creepy and luckily the streetcar stopped right in front of the shop. It was easy to do and I'm sure I didn't earn much money. But he let me keep some of the old issues of magazines as a bonus! That job lasted about four months -then I went away for summer vacation and he found someone else.

Leslie

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My first job that came with a paycheck that took out Social Security and taxes was at McDonald's. I found it pretty boring at times since I was a math whiz and ALWAYS stuck in that drive-through window. I could make change in my head faster than the darn machine (had to punch in the totals)... BORING...

BUT, I had a helluva lotta fun flirting (there was a lot less of me then, minimum wage was $3.15).

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Like Leslie....babysitting was first. But the first REAL job was a summer job at age 16. It was at Valley Forge Military Academy in the library!!!! The cadets had to salute me and say, "Good Morning, miss" or "Good afternoon, miss" 8) ! I thought that was very cool! What was cooler was that I then DATED one of the majors (his rank) there and we went sailing :shock: . He was Russian and obviously thought I was much older than 16!!!! I only did it to drive my older brother CRAZY!!!! And I did :lol: ! It was called get even time!

Boy, I haven't thought about that in a LONG time!

Kasey

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Getting paid for getting good grades was my first real job :):)

Then I was a camp counselor one summer for 3 hours a day, helping a friend out, and I didn't take to it too well :oops: Being an only child with no first cousins, I was like what do I do with the crying kids :):)

Then my next real job was an internship at the Legal Dept of Universal Studios which was pretty neat :)

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