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Posted: 6/4/2002 7:22:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:24:26 AM EDT
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diffusion process technician
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:35:19 AM EDT
[#2]
Repacking first-aid kits alongside a few dozen Mexican wetbacks.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:39:24 AM EDT
[#3]
I worked at a small lumberyard when I was 15.  Keeping the shelves stocked, sweeping the store, killing weeds out in the yard, unloading pallets, etc.  Didn't pay above minimum wage (and honestly, the type of work I was doing didn't warrant it), but the people there were great and I had a lot of fun.  
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:41:45 AM EDT
[#4]
Working as an EMT for a private ambulance service. At the time it was the largest in the county and responded to most emergencies and all ALS backups, it was a great place to start!

Jake
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:52:18 AM EDT
[#5]
Dish washer and Cemetary maintains
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 8:05:50 AM EDT
[#6]
My first job? Laboring for bricklayers. My dad is a bricklayer and I spent a lot of time in the summers going to work with him. When I got old and big enough to do mans work(the summer I turned 15) I was laboring for real for my dad and other masons from then until I went in the USMC 82-86 and after I got out 86-88. I had a few other jobs in High School such as house painting. And I got a job making endmills for a while when I first got out of the service but I always went back to the hard work and better money. I loved it. It was back breaking but I got big and strong and loved working outside. I regret not learning the trade but my dad talked me out of it.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 8:50:30 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/4/2002 8:54:53 AM EDT
[#8]
It was a hand job.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:01:26 AM EDT
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It was a hand job.
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Now that's funny!
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:01:50 AM EDT
[#10]
Deck hand on a salvage barge in the Port of Baton Rouge. I was 16 and man that was hard work! You meet the most interesting people on the river.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:04:38 AM EDT
[#11]
my first job was working in a restaurant clearing tables. i smelled like a dumpster.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:05:42 AM EDT
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It was a hand job.
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Now that's funny!
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My second one was a blow job, now man that sucked!
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:06:12 AM EDT
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Cutting grass and digging graves for a cemetary.

Ponyboy, you made microchips, huh? Silicon wafer make great targets!

Tim
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I'm still in the semiconductor industry, just a little higher up the technical ladder now. I've often dreamt of blasting away at thousands of wafers, but since they get recycled I can't even take home the scrap. [:(]
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:29:20 AM EDT
[#14]
Dish washer then graduated to Bus-boy.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:51:18 AM EDT
[#15]
Edited to add:
Actually, my first job was bailing hay for my neighboor about 14 hours a day for 5$ an hour.

Keving67
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:07:34 AM EDT
[#16]
first job... Computer technician. still at it thou a different place with better pay.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:14:41 AM EDT
[#17]
Dish washer
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:33:38 AM EDT
[#18]
My first paycheck-drawing job was at a hobby/crafts shop when I was 16.  Not too bad.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:44:47 AM EDT
[#19]
Dish washer at an Asian Resurant.

"Round eye... you drop dishes again?! You fired!"

Av.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:01:37 PM EDT
[#20]
Bicycle assembler.

Went around to all the K-marts, WalMart, Sears, PriceClub type of places and built the bikes you buy pre-assembled. It was fun, just two of us in the back store rooms making passes at the girls that worked there, while building bikes.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:36:57 PM EDT
[#21]
Dishwasher - age 15.

AND for a whopping hourly pay of $2.65.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 9:38:48 PM EDT
[#22]


"Karate Instructor" - age 15.

Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:50:04 PM EDT
[#23]
Another used-to-be dishwasher, here. When I was 16, IIRC.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:55:20 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:58:53 PM EDT
[#25]
Shoe Shine boy, just like Underdog.[:D]
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:15:01 PM EDT
[#26]
residential demolition (gutting a house for remodeling)
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:15:14 PM EDT
[#27]
I was 16. Worked for the Los Angeles Times assembling the Sunday morning edition every Saturday night, from 2:00 AM to 6:00 AM. Obviously, that job didn't last long. It interfered with my budding love life.
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 2:01:47 AM EDT
[#28]
My first job was at Wal-Mart.  Started when I was 16 and in high school.  It was actually a pretty good job (paid 50-75 cents higher than minimum wage, which was $3.25 at the time.)  Started off in the stockroom, and wound up working as stockman, cashier, buggy pusher, Automotive department, and sporting goods department.
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 3:54:38 AM EDT
[#29]
Pumping gas at the thruway atlantic station in ANGOLA N.Y..............somebody kept telling me that job would get me nowhere........THEY WERE RIGHT!............[argue]
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 4:00:06 AM EDT
[#30]
Grocery store bagger.  That lasted all of three months.

I can still bag groceries like a mofo, though. [;)]

This one cashier that worked there would team up with me to see how fast we could get customers through.  Sounds dorky, but it was actually a lot of fun.  There were weekly stats on who was the fastest, most customers, etc.
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 4:28:42 AM EDT
[#31]
Ever have the heel of a shoe in a burger or (peed-in) strawberry shake served to you at a micky dee's? That was our group.We got fired regulary,then rehired the next day.Those were the days!........ I'll never eat there knowing our recipe for the secret sauce.[:D]....
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 4:38:48 AM EDT
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Ever have the heel of a shoe in a burger or (peed-in) strawberry shake served to you at a micky dee's? That was our group.We got fired regulary,then rehired the next day.Those were the days!........ I'll never eat there knowing our recipe for the secret sauce.[:D]....
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