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    I turned 16 a little over a month ago. I started looking for a job today and found a few I like. What was your first job?

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    Oh to be 16 again, or even close, my first "real" job was a summer job while going to school, repairing appliances for a local dept store. They let me work weekends when school restarted, it was a good job for a couple of years. My first full time job was with the local telephone company, equipment servicing.

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    At 14 I started my first job as a chain monkey on Interstate 80 near Truckee CA. Since we only worked during storms I had a job during better weather splitting firewood. Traded those two jobs in at 16 for roofing and tilesetting. A year and a half later I joined the Military and never looked back.

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    First job Working at a Nabisco plant about a mile from my house after school in the Tech Dept. at 15-16 Then at my friends Shop DSL in Paramus, NJ where we Started doing all of the Custom work and display building for Sony Mobile. We also bought Lojack from Mass to NJ then the rest of the US.. Lots of good installers came from that shop... The old days...
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    I worked at a dentist office from age 12 to 18. I had said over and over as a kid I wanted to be a dentist, so my local dentist (who also taught at the university) handed me 3 big books and told me to read them before my next visit. I did. When I returned, I brought them back ... and was asked if I had read them. I answered in the affirmative and the doctor, disbelieving, quizzed me. I was able to answer all of his questions ... in detail.

    This surprised him -- so he had a chat with my parents, as he wanted to provide more exposure to a child who was clearly interested in the profession. Hence, my first job started out as just office cleaning work each day after school. By the tail end of it I was responsible for inventory control and occasionally assisted (i.e. handed instruments, ran suction, etc.) during procedures. There was a time I could name every instrument in the place and knew the proper use of each ... but that was so long ago I'd be lucky toget two right, today.

    If the practice had not been sold (my old boss was retiring) to a guy who was really into the business aspect (i.e. less into the care aspect) I might have become a dentist. However, watching the practice change from a patient-first environment to one aimed at getting as many patients in and out the door in a given day -- to maximize profit -- just turned me off to the whole idea. Health care is supposed to be about care ... not profit. But it was a good lesson to learn early ... that health care IS about profit ... because businesses don't survive without it.

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    Got my first job at 16. I sold guns!

    Nah, not quite. I worked as a sales associate in the Hunting/Fishing department at Academy Sports and Outdoors. I stayed on the floor as you had to be 18 to sell the fun stuff.
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    First real job was at Sears where I sold tools. Management was a joke and forgot about the fact I was off to college and could no longer work so they asked me to quit because I wasn't showing up. Now I work at Dick's Sporting Goods where I am a Lodge Associate
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    At 14, I baled hay and ran shoots for a rodeo down the road from my house. Paid 20 bucks and hour. Turned 16 and worked as a dishwasher then moved to prep cook. Working in the kitchen at 16 was one of the greatest experiences Ive had. Placed closed down, but I am still good friends with one of my bosses.
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    first job at 14 was at a butcher shop....ended up becoming a butcher by trade while
    learning and earning at the same time....about an 8 or 9 year career....well paying
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    started picking rock around 12 did that for a few years, then helped my parents neighbor on his farm off and on between other adventures i had. worked overnights at target for a while, for 2 different farm co-ops. i got around....


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