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Your very first job

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DEBuckeye, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    1995 - Babbages (now Gamestop)

    Kinda funny, all my friends were so envious, because I got to sell games, computer software, etc, sign out anything I wanted for a day, dress up in a shirt and tie. Now that I look back, was way overrated, but you'll have that.
     
  2. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Having never smelled Thump's ass, I can only guess that we all dodged a bullet on that one. It would probably be sure to get everyone's attention in case of a leak, though....
     
  3. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Sounds like you dodged two bullets.
     
  4. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    AKAK, you know-it-all... :biggrin:
     
  5. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    that's me.... check out the other thread...
     
  6. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    "Cheap Seats" movie theater. Pretty sweet gig. I wanted to retire from that place. All I did was eat nachos and watch free movies. Wasn't much to it.
     
  7. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    The Air Force.
     
  8. Buckeye Buh Nim

    Buckeye Buh Nim Loving the Bucks since 1969

    Pizza Hut. Had its ups and downs.
     
  9. JoJaBuckeye

    JoJaBuckeye First we take Michigan--then the whole world!

    Ditto. And it took me about 10 years to get over the nightmares I had of being late on the paper route. I never missed a day and was never late so never understood the nightmares. Guess the anxiety musta been there. Loved those Christmas tips.

    First hourly wage job was as a busboy at Bonanza Steak House. I owe Bonanza for my taste in steaks today: filet, med. rare, preferably good enough to forego steak sauce, but if I must...Heinz 57. (That other xit tastes like what I'd expect dirty dishwater to taste like.)
     
  10. craigblitz

    craigblitz Juice, Full of Juice!!

    ^^^ Paperboy as well... Not a bad gig at all minus the collecting. Knocking on doors to collect money sucked because people would always act like they were not home... Kind of like when JW's coming knocking on doors...Turn out the lights and Shut Up!!!!! :biggrin:
     
  11. Romanowski

    Romanowski Junior

    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a guest services associate. I got the privilege to work at the wolf cabin my first year, made a couple friends, one of which is a very good friend of mine. Got to dress up in old style frontier outfits everyday, look at wolves play and beat each other up, eat free food from the vendors, and play peek-a-boo with two tiny screech owls who lived in the cabin. The little owls were my favorite. I wanted to steal one of them. After the first year, it progressively got worse and worse. They stuck me on parking lot duty during free day Monday's when everybody and their brother in Cuyahoga County decided to take a trip to the zoo. Those were the days. Having the scum of Cleveland bitch at you because they had to park in a seperate lot, not the lot reserved for handicapped people and pregnant women, witnessing fights in line for the tram, missing children...it was a zoo, haaaaaaardy har har.
     
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  12. Deety

    Deety Senior

    Aside from babysitting and raking yards, my first job was at Golden Corral. The first week I woke up several times sitting upright, saying aloud, "Would you like a side salad with that?"
     
  13. scarletandgrey

    scarletandgrey Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!

    I was a caddie at Scioto Country Club.
     
  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    My dad owned his own carryout/drive thru from '74 until '04. I was only 6 or 7 years old at the time, but when he went in at night to close up, he would take me with him to work. I'd get a nickel a bag for bagging ice, or $2 to rotate the stock in the cooler.

    $10+ a week bought a ton of baseball cards and comic books in 1981.

    Having a dad that would let me stay up until 11:30 on a school night rocked even more, though! :biggrin:
     
  15. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Wow. I completeley forgot the three months I spent as a "volunteer" paperboy for the Newark Aggravate.

    I actually had this one duplex where the neighbor, everytime I would try and collect, tell me they moved! I tried explaining to the dickweed that I went to school with the daughter of the people I was trying to collect from. I'd see her get dropped off at school, every morning in the same vehicle that would be parked at the house when I was trying to collect! I told my circulation manager (or whatever the hell they were called) about it and asked if I should stop delivery because they hadn't paid. I was told NO! Then, they took the $8.45 OUT OF MY PAY!

    I ended up making no money for the three months I delivered the paper. They actually SENT ME A BILL.
     

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