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    Your first job?

    So I'm 17 and have yet to get my first job, only I really dont want to do something I dont like doing (ever since school) But I know I will have to, everyone has to make sacrifices to get what they want in life right?

    Just curious to know what everyones first job was...

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    hehe, no big deal. I didn't get my first "real" job until I was 18 (before that I was helping out with my step-father at his business, and doing odd jobs on the weekends).

    Front desk lobby reception(er) > Residential Advisor for my college dormitories > Maintenance boy (fixing stuff in the dorms) > Antique appraiser > Special Ed. Teacher > Animator

    good luck!
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    Pool lifeguard. Then a game industry internship, followed by a game industry job.

    It's a good idea to at least try a random summer job or two to learn more about yourself. But aside from that, work like a fiend to prepare yourelf for the career you want, and you may get it without having to suffer through years of crappy employment.

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    Supermarket clerk during summers from age 13 - 19. After that Garbage man, then house painter, theater technician/electrician (which I still do part time), and now high school art teacher.

    It's fun to start earning money for yourself. There's a real sense of accomplishment you'll feel even if it's not what you want to do in the beginning, especially when you get that first paycheck.

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    Product Specialist Circuit city>computer tech>cook>art student.
    It blows but unless your independantly wealthy you need to have those oddjobs to fulfill your dreams or even just do the things you want (cant buy pencils and paper without money ). Most jobs arent as bad as they seem, just dont get one in costomer service

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    videostore> videostore> nothing> videstore.
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    amusement park food service> ice cream parlor server> Pizza Hut cook> comic store clerk> Borders register jockey> deli clerk> artist

    been working jobs since I was 14. Besides the comic store (which was off and on over 3 years till they went out of business due to years of sabotage and poor management) and being a working artist, they were all pretty ass. I do feel I'm a better person for having had them though.
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    sweeping the parking lot of bojangles (fast food breakfast place down here in the dirty south) and making biscuits at 4:00 a.m. Pay: $4.25 an hour.

    p.s: the title of this thread should be "your" instead of "you're." sorry... these kind of things drive me crazy

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    retail cashier>trafficer for Mail Coups and Ross simons>janitor>bulk department in a Screw Factory>busboy>waiter>pizza delivery>waiter/artist

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    I feel so unripe for still being in my first job at age 21 I've been doing a Media Design apprenticeship for the last two and a half years and haven't done any other job yet. But let me tell you, it's better than school by all means. It feels better when you're at home in the evening and feel that you have actually done something instead of coming home at, i dunno, 3 o'clock after some hours in school where you learn shit you don't want to know anyway. I never want to go back to school (apart from college, of course).

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    interesting to see everyones first job

    I think as a new years resolution my aim will be to go out and find a job, I would love to actually have the feeling of buying things and knowing that I earnt it with my own money.. that and drawing more. My sister said that her call centre is looking for part timers, I'm thinking, all thaty free time when no calls coming through I can draw in my sketch book (she said its very relaxed). That would be cool

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    child genius > college quantum physics prof. > military solutions > superhero... which is my current position.

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    The first job I had was as a paperboy. Sun, angry dogs,sunbathing girls/housewives, cold winters. Then my first "real" job was as an usher at a movie theater. That was a great job to have as a teenager. Free movies, free popcorn, soda and candy. Every girl in the area would walk through those doors. Long smoke breaks, arson with cleaning products. And movie passes. We used those things like money. We went to comedy clubs, paintballing, food from other fast food places; all for a few movie passes.

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    mowed lawns till about 15 >concrete company this summer > And right now I am running my own graphics design-screen printing company its fun being my own boss.
    on a side note never do concrete for 8.00 dollars an hour its not worth it. Sure you get in shape hauling wheel barrows full of concrete but private companys love cheap teen labor.

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    I'm 18 and still haven't had a real job... mainly because I don't have a car to go to a job and I can't get a car until I have money (and a job). I draw a few charcoal pet and people portraits for wealthy family members though x)

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    Hah - funny thread

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    Oh, I'm loving these job trails!

    Babysitter > CD Store Clerk > Arcade Attendant > Dollhouse Builder > Children's Clothing Factory Worker > Waitress > Nature Lab Monitor > Computer Lab Monitor > Toy Designer

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    Machine gunner>medic>demolitionist>sniper>burger king employee>kmart employee>magazine delivery boy>secretary.

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    paper boy>..

    haha, i need a real job

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