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Old 03-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #31
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13 years old, delivered groceries on a bicycle from a local independent neighborhood grocery store.
The bicycle was one of those small wheel in front, big basket, and big wheel in back.
Tips were good, plus, I ran track in High School and the biking was good for my legs.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #32
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I had 3 paper routes from middle school to junior year in high school. I learned that small dogs are really mean! These two dogs even saw me from a block away and would come running at me! I learned to make sure that bag was full to knock those little bastards away!!
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First job was mowing lawns, first tax paying job was burger king
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #34
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First job didn't pay in money but in perks. By the age of fourteen I had a very, very deep bass voice (been a source of trouble all my life). I lived two blocks from a softball park where men's and women's fast-pitch industrial league teams played several nights a week in summer. They would let me into the park free to announce line-ups, batters, inning totals, etc., on the PA system, and I got to watch some damn good softball.

First job that paid money was warehouse laborer for a sporting goods company. Never knew how heavy a case of 10 gauge ammo could be till then. No fork lifts in 1953. Also no air conditioning in that old warehouse, and literally a hundred years of dust raining down from the rafters.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #35
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Summer of 1961 I was washing dishes in Montgomery Bell state park not too far from Nashville. Loved it
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #36
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I suppose it was mowing lawns in the neighborhood.

But my first "official" job was as a radio announcer on WGEN AM/FM in Geneseo, IL. It was our town's version of WKRP.
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I had a couple of paper routes starting at age 9. I also cleaned the small business my Dad owns and did some lawn work around town. Then, working at a trophy shop, engraving, sales, customer service, boss covering for, etc.

Best perks was working as a research assistant for Dean Lewis, cool guy with a GREAT office manager/second in command (thanks Anne).

Most regretted waste of time job, Auditor for the State Tax Commission.
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First job where I got a paycheck, I was a bellboy at Howard Johnson's, $1 hr plus tips,6hrs a night every other night. $18 one wk and $24 the next, in 1971 that was pretty good for a 16 yr old in school. Oh yea, gas was .26 cent a gallon.
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I was a toy airplane assembler, dont laugh im serious. Next time youre in walmart look in the toy section for the soft foam "poof" airplanes. I was in high school, freshman year. My parents had to take me to work after school cause i didnt have a car yet. I slid the wings thru the slots in the fuselage and for a short time ran the rivet machine that pressed the rivet in the nose for weight.

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