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cpttango30 09-23-2010 03:49 PM

Teenage jobs
Ok what were your favorite and least favorite teenage jobs?

My least favorite was cleaning showers at a truckstop. The plus was free access to tons of porn mags, movies, books. The drawback what you would find in the showers.

Favorite had to be the summer I spent working in the plum orchards suckering trees. That is till I goofed up and ran over the $1000 Stihl Brush cutter. :eek:

I couldn't believe that she still paid me.

Dillinger 09-23-2010 03:53 PM

I did the fast food thing for my first couple of jobs. That sucked. I hated it and usually quit after a month or so. One job I quit after one shift. :p

I got a job working at an ice cream parlor called Lickity Split. Had a drive thru and an inside and outside sitting area. Lots of girls came in for ice cream. It was a great job and I kept it for about two years while in high school. I got paid a WHOPPING $3.45 an hour ( $0.10 over minimum wage at the time ) but all the free ice cream and milkshakes I could eat/drink.

In the adjoining building was an Alfy's Take & Bake Pizza, so we always traded pizza for ice cream back and forth. We had a little toaster oven in the back room and spent many a day just eating pizza and drinking milkshakes.

I miss that job the most of all the jobs I had. Very little pressure, no one bitching at you, just scoop some ice cream, collect some cash and go back to screwing around until the next customer came in. :D

skullcrusher 09-23-2010 03:59 PM

My least favorite was working for farmers putting in hay. Nasty dust, hot and they worked you to death.

My favorite which I did for four summers was lifeguarding at a lake near here. I think no elaboration is needed on that one. :D

gregs887 09-23-2010 04:05 PM

Least favorite was working IT doing hardware upgrades at the local hospital. That was absolute torture.

Favorite was definitly the summer I spend working with the GM of the AAA baseball team in our town. Waaaay too much fun and I got to meet a lot of big leaguers who were down on rehab assignments and things like that. Absolute dream for a baseball junkie like me. :D

NGIB 09-23-2010 04:16 PM

Least favorite was the summer I spent as a busboy for a big hotel restaurant in Minneapolis. My oldest sister was one of the lead waitresses and she was a total biatch. My favorite was, well, didn't really have a good one so I went in the Air Force at 17...

Squirrel_Slayer 09-23-2010 04:25 PM

Worst job - the one that I am at now. Insurance sucks!!!
Best job - the very first one that I had. It was as a mechanic at a bicycle and snowboard/ski shop. We did everything but work there. Ha ha ha!!!

spittinfire 09-23-2010 04:34 PM

I had a job working in a burger joint for a while. Worked with 1/2 my soccer team and a couple other guys I really close with so going to work was more like hanging out with my friends. It was a good gig for the time.

I was a laborer for a construction company for a couple of summers which was less then fun. The owner gave us a job because he wanted to not because he needed us. Wasn't the best job but I was thankful for it.

stalkingbear 09-23-2010 04:38 PM

Worst job-dishwasher at an Italian restaurant.
Best job-working at a machine shop as apprentice.

dunerunner 09-23-2010 04:38 PM

Least favorite - Picking strawberries....up at 4:30am work 'till 4:00pm, paid by the flat; no hourly wages here!

Most favorite - Driving a wholesale specialty foods delivery for a small businessman. Hard work, interesting work, took me to restaurants I would have never tried.

saviorslegacy 09-23-2010 04:42 PM

You guys are lucky, there were jobs to be had when you were younger.
I am 18 and still can't get a job. I have 26 pending applications right now and still no go. I have made it a point to try and hand each one to the manager.

They are just not hiring young people. There are to many Mexicans and to many older people who want jobs. I had manager tell me, "Why would I hire you when I have 28 year olds with a family to support asking for a job?"
-_- Times right now suck.

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