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Old 10-29-2013, 01:55 AM   #11
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I've been working hourly since I was 15 1/2 ( eligible for a Soc. Sec. Card), (50 years ago), and some jobs were downright BAD, but I completed my tasks
Some employers accept overtime, some do not. I generally show up well before I have to clock in as I would rather be 1 hour early than 5 minutes late.
There is a difference in "VOLUNTEERING" and being AVAILABLE, and that is also reflected on the response from your superiors.
My list of jobs as much in chronological order as I remember and I let you think about the various tasks that may be involved and judge the good and bad.
Barbed wire fence installer (by myself)
Dig irrigation pans in hardpan and cleeche
farm hand on a rose ranch
roofers helper
carpenter helper
painters helper
welders helper
cab driver
warehousman
fish processor
Christmas tree harvest( from pulling trees through the woods to loading on trucks)
scrap metal recycler ( salvage torch)
fast foods
retail
gas station
( I've slowed down in my senior years) .

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Dang, Art. Did you ever have a good job?

Off topic but...
My first job was picking beans on a farm. I was thirteen then. The only job I ever quit.
When I was fifteen, I worked for the city patching asphalt, mowing the cemetery, picking up trash, etc. Temporary work. Lost it when the contract expired.
Sixteen, I hired on as a cook at a hamburger joint. Went in to get my schedule one day and they told me I quit.
Got a job at the pizzeria my girlfriend worked at. Got fired on my day off.
Seventeen, I was an aide at an assisted living home for mentally disabled. Left there when the telephone company offered me a job.
Been a telephone man ever since.

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When I was 12 to 16 I was just glad to have any job to make extra money. I've always said "some money is better than no money"

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Worked and am working all my life NEVER made big money. Family never went hungry. Always had a roof over our heads. Same wife for over 30 years. We have kids, grandkids, great grandkids. I am healthy enough to keep going and knowledge that all my strength comes from The Lord.

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the first job i ever had that i was paid to do, was working for a friend of my fathers, who grew peas during the summer. i picked peas for .75 cents a bushel. my next job was a summer job, working at a church camp, mowing and doing maintenance type work. this was the first job i held that i got paid in a check once a week! i worked this job also my last two years of high school, half a day on a work program.

my first job in the field i am in now was working in my uncles shop, learning how to work on cars and trucks. i started out sweeping floors, running parts, cleaning parts and anything else my uncle needed done. it was that job where i learned to do much of what i know how to do today.

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I didn't even mention the real smelly jobs.
worked on a Mink farm
during three years of high school work at a chicken hatchery changing the sawdust from the houses(each house bedding was at least 6 months old 12 inches deep and the roost pit of a house 15X60 ft.

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Why are the least desirable jobs also the lowest paid? I would expect the worst jobs would demand the highest salaries.

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Why are the least desirable jobs also the lowest paid? I would expect the worst jobs would demand the highest salaries.
Most of them just need warm bodies with arms and legs attached!
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Most of them just need warm bodies with arms and legs attached!
strong back and no thinking required! i have had my share of those jobs too over the years.
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Most of them just need warm bodies with arms and legs attached!
Even though that is true, wouldn't you expect the guy who pulls organs from a turkey carcass to earn more than the guy who sweeps cigarette butts from the parking garage floor?
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