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Post by hbk48942 on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 1:40 am

can include work experience and stuff like that.

mine was work experience in a garden centre for a week in 2008 , it was ok.

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Post by Dr Gregory House MD on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 2:20 am

Paper Round, had it for 6 years, started at 12 and finished at 18 (just after I started uni), loved it, getting up early, having a nice long walk, away in my own world

Sometimes I still wonder if I made the right call in becoming a nurse and not a postie or something.

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Post by Champagne_Socialist on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 2:25 am

I had a paper round too however If I had a child I would not want him doing it as it can be very dangerous a 12 year old out on his own at 5:30am in the morning when it is pitch black in winter.

My first real job was as an estate agent when I was 17, was very lucky to get the job but I loved showing people houses and working in the estate agents.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 7:14 am

Manual Labour in weekends in a vauxhall spray plant for colour codedbumpers/pther plastics was absolute mustard - 68 quid a day and 5 pounds holiday pay - took us about 5 hours to do 8 hours work and we'd be home by 1 oclock. Put on some serious muscle at the time as well.

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Post by rick_dagless on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 7:26 am

Washing up in a local boozer owned by family friends

Officially sucked balls and put me off washing up for life...

Or thats what i tell Mrs Dagless anyhoo

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:19 am

Did garden centre work experience too, when I was about 15, then when 16 I got a 'proper' i.e. paid, job working for a newsagents/convenience store. Worked there till Uni.

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 10:57 pm

Temp job in office of company called (I think) Telephone Rentals.  No idea to this day what the purpose of the job was.

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Post by Hulking_up on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:40 pm

I did 2 weeks workk experience in year 10 at a butchers shop.
My first paid job was agency work packing PC games.

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Post by kingraf on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 9:31 am

I was a waiter for my first job. I quit after two months because 2.5% of the bill + tips is Pis.s. poor when you get the cra.ppy tables and are at work until 10PM...
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Post by DP on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 10:43 am

Paperboy for 5 years, then a pot washer at a social club.

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Post by The Fourth Lion on Sun 01 Dec 2013, 12:31 am

My first job, at the age of 13, was as a 'barrer boy' at Woolwich market in south London on Saturday mornings.  Starting at 6 am, I was there to help get the barrer out, unload the fruit and veg from the gaffer's lock-up and set up the stall for the day.  I then worked until 12 noon, making sure the stall was kept topped up, selling to customers (good for mental arithmetic because sales had to be worked out in your head..... and housewives knew their stuff..!!) and calling out the wares on sale  "come and get yer bananas.  Luvverly bananas, a tanner (two and half pence) a pound."  

For my six hour shift, I was paid the princely sum of five shillings (25 pence), and I was glad of it.  Old Stan Lockyer was a boss who got his moneys worth out of the people he hired, but I enjoyed the work and learned the value of money earned by honest toil.

I would finish my shift and be off to The Valley to watch Charlton Athletic (one and six, or seven and half pence in decimal money, to get in).  If Charlton were playing away, it only took a ferry trip across the Thames to West Ham, or a number 75 bus ride to Crystal Palace to find a game to watch.  Millwall was to be avoided.

The Woolwich market in those days was situated in Dial Square, right outside the entrance to the old munitions factory.  It may interest readers to know that a football team was started there once.  At first, they called themselves Dial Square.  They later changed their name to Woolwich Arsenal.  When they moved to north London they dropped the "Woolwich" from their name and are nowadays known simply as "Arsenal".

Humble beginnings near the old cobblestoned market in Woolwich.  They've come a long way since then, but I bet their players pay more than two and half pence for bananas now..!!

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Post by Stella on Tue 18 Feb 2014, 2:28 pm

Working at a dog kennels on a saturday morning.

5 hours for £4. 50p on the american football paper 'first down' and £3.50 for chocolate.
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Post by Guest on Tue 18 Feb 2014, 2:38 pm

First job after leaving school was at a local printers. Stripping down printers and cleaning them with alcohol wipes and toothbrushes in the vain hope that I'd get to be the copy artist at some point. Guy sacked me after three months for some nonsense excuse....turned out the guy did this regularly to save having to pay people more. I was gutted but chuckled when I heard he went bust shortly afterwards

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Post by Reborn-DeeMcK-Reborn on Wed 19 Feb 2014, 8:37 am

Dave I swear over my life that's the same first job I had (printers) but I left after 3 months as I got a job closer to home ......but the printers also went bust shortly afterwards hahaha (shouldn't really be laughing as my brother still worked there)
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Post by Guest on Wed 19 Feb 2014, 10:02 am

I got "kidnapped" by a paper supplier one day who refused to let me leave until my boss paid off some of his bill.

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Wed 19 Feb 2014, 10:26 am

What was my first job???



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Post by Guest on Wed 19 Feb 2014, 10:36 am

ONETWOFOREVER wrote:What was my first job???



Versace
It's rumoured he had a wide selection of rent boys to satisfy his needs...what number were you on that list?

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Wed 19 Feb 2014, 10:44 am

DAVE667 wrote:
ONETWOFOREVER wrote:What was my first job???



Versace
It's rumoured he had a wide selection of rent boys to satisfy his needs...what number were you on that list?

I was number 41.....


or so he thought

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 19 Feb 2014, 10:58 am

41 out of 41..

Versace couldn't afford Oyster prices..

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Post by 88Chris05 on Thu 20 Feb 2014, 10:46 am

ASDA, frozen foods aisle part-time from the age of 16 to 18. Did work experience before but they were the first employers daft enough to pay me.
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Post by VDT on Thu 20 Feb 2014, 12:40 pm

When i was in 6th Form, i worked nights in a home for people with down syndrome!
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Post by Derbymanc on Thu 20 Feb 2014, 2:08 pm

Glass collecting in Manchester was a good laugh, especially during the jazz festival when everything was outside and it was all plastic glasses. Me and my mate used to make a beer glass tower, look really busy and then go and sit on the grass for half an hour. Also got to see some of the tricks of the trade to ring every last penny out of a barrel ha ha.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Fri 21 Feb 2014, 9:37 pm

I work in a chip shop. Free chips, decent pay, decent hours. Not bad for a bit of part time stuff
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Post by Guest on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 9:15 pm

Paper round in the early 90's. 6 quid a week.

I once missed a house and my asian shopkeeper boss docked me 50p (for a 20p paper) and my dad rearranged his chocolate stand and I was duly dismissed. I loved that job too.

I did work experience in an electronics shop (think Currys) and spent the first 2 days assembling a TV stand and the other 3 advising customers on Super Nintendo games.

By law they wasn't allowed to pay me but the manager gave me a pick of any SNES game as a reward and I chose Pilotwings. What.A.Game.

Life was so simple back then.


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Post by Hero on Sat 22 Feb 2014, 9:51 pm

Worked in a warehouse stuffing envelopes over a summer holiday for the company my mum worked for. Spent it listening to the audio tapes of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings as Jimmy Nail & Charles & a Eddie seemed to hog the radio airwaves at the time.

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