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First Job
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#31
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http://youtu.be/nzgTM6ArASI?t=3m45s

http://youtu.be/nzgTM6ArASI?t=3m45s
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#32
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i JUST got my first "real" job at a restaurant that opened recently and needed people like mad.
before this its pretty much just been a paper boy

i JUST got my first "real" job at a restaurant that opened recently and needed people like mad.
before this its pretty much just been a paper boy
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#33
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toothPersonally I think everyone should work at least a year in customer service when they're young. That way, people don't grow up to be giant assholes to people employed in customer service(or just in general).

or their parents should just do a good job of raising them to not be jerks

[quote=tooth]Personally I think everyone should work at least a year in customer service when they're young. That way, people don't grow up to be giant assholes to people employed in customer service(or just in general).[/quote]
or their parents should just do a good job of raising them to not be jerks
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#34
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My first job was working for a timber company in the summer, I was only 14 (Legal in Indiana because it's considered agricultural work - and I wanted video games) - it was handy that they'd come pick me up for work in the mornings. I did that for the whole summer, learned how to cut down trees, pull trees around, drive a front end loader, and also why eating at truck stops for breakfast is a terrible idea in general.

After that when I turned 15 I got a job at Mcdonald's but quit after 3 weeks because it was intolerable, then I spent the rest of HS working at a truck repair company - despite my not knowing anything about trucks or the repairing of them (I mostly just cleaned stuff up and slowly learned basic tasks - brakes, tires, oil changes, etc). Was a life experience. That was back when minimum wage was only 5.15 - I thought I was making a killing at 6.00$/hr lol.

My first job was working for a timber company in the summer, I was only 14 (Legal in Indiana because it's considered agricultural work - and I wanted video games) - it was handy that they'd come pick me up for work in the mornings. I did that for the whole summer, learned how to cut down trees, pull trees around, drive a front end loader, and also why eating at truck stops for breakfast is a terrible idea in general.

After that when I turned 15 I got a job at Mcdonald's but quit after 3 weeks because it was intolerable, then I spent the rest of HS working at a truck repair company - despite my not knowing anything about trucks or the repairing of them (I mostly just cleaned stuff up and slowly learned basic tasks - brakes, tires, oil changes, etc). Was a life experience. That was back when minimum wage was only 5.15 - I thought I was making a killing at 6.00$/hr lol.
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#35
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My first job was pretty well paid considering, Assistant Adviser at a Job Centre working for the Department for Work and Pensions. Customer Service + Admin skills were learned from the role, if you want to start somewhere, do it in a customer facing environment as skills you pick up will be most valuable, helped me get my current job. Plus learning to say no and standing up to people hurtling abuse at you or trying to intimidate you is a valuable life skill which you can take back to Video Gaming.

My first job was pretty well paid considering, Assistant Adviser at a Job Centre working for the Department for Work and Pensions. Customer Service + Admin skills were learned from the role, if you want to start somewhere, do it in a customer facing environment as skills you pick up will be most valuable, helped me get my current job. Plus learning to say no and standing up to people hurtling abuse at you or trying to intimidate you is a valuable life skill which you can take back to Video Gaming.
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#36
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I suggest working for a small business as your first job. I worked at a small charcoal chicken shop and adored it because it was just me, the boss, and a few other co-workers. Because my boss was so chill and my co-workers were nice, it was so enjoyable. I actually didn't mind going to work.

However, if the roles are reversed and the boss and co-workers are assholes, you're in trouble.

I suggest working for a small business as your first job. I worked at a small charcoal chicken shop and adored it because it was just me, the boss, and a few other co-workers. Because my boss was so chill and my co-workers were nice, it was so enjoyable. I actually [i]didn't mind[/i] going to work.

However, if the roles are reversed and the boss and co-workers are assholes, you're in trouble.
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I worked as a lifeguard throughout high school and college. I don't regret it at all.

I worked as a lifeguard throughout high school and college. I don't regret it at all.
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#38
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sweeper/package mover at Bud Light for 3 months, at a decent $11.25/hr, got decent money because they suck every ounce of work in you. then moved to the line (omg yes) at $15.00/hr, all getting some decent cash before i recently graduated high school.

sweeper/package mover at Bud Light for 3 months, at a decent $11.25/hr, got decent money because they suck every ounce of work in you. then moved to the line (omg yes) at $15.00/hr, all getting some decent cash before i recently graduated high school.
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#39
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I suggest getting a job with your buddies and little supervision, like landscaping work. My first job was really fun cause I got it with my two other buddies and there were a bunch of people from our high school there also ,I worked on the greens crew for a golf course. All we did was smoke weed all day, rake bunkers, rake up leaves, sleep in the woods, smoke more weed, lay down sod, fix irrigation, build ramps to drive our toro loaders off of, take off the governors for the loaders so we could go faster, smoke more weed, try to sneak beers on the course, rake more bunkers, drive around, sleep in the woods, smoke weed, try to hit on the chicks who drove around the beverage carts, try to scam drinks off them, smoke more weed, sleep and go home. Was so much fun.

I suggest getting a job with your buddies and little supervision, like landscaping work. My first job was really fun cause I got it with my two other buddies and there were a bunch of people from our high school there also ,I worked on the greens crew for a golf course. All we did was smoke weed all day, rake bunkers, rake up leaves, sleep in the woods, smoke more weed, lay down sod, fix irrigation, build ramps to drive our toro loaders off of, take off the governors for the loaders so we could go faster, smoke more weed, try to sneak beers on the course, rake more bunkers, drive around, sleep in the woods, smoke weed, try to hit on the chicks who drove around the beverage carts, try to scam drinks off them, smoke more weed, sleep and go home. Was so much fun.
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#40
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Take what you can get.

Take what you can get.
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#41
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i caddied at my country club. 180 per week plus tips

i caddied at my country club. 180 per week plus tips
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#42
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I have worked in home remodeling for about 3 years now with my dad. I fucking hate my job, I'm thinking of quitting.

I have worked in home remodeling for about 3 years now with my dad. I fucking hate my job, I'm thinking of quitting.
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#43
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What i did:
11-13: Paper round
13-15: Worked on farm
14-17: Worked in Hotel/restaurant
17-present: Restaurant

Paper round is most money for least amount of work (at least here in the Netherlands) however i only had to do it once a week so total amount wasn't that high
Farm work is quite hard but its ok for that age
Restaurant work is most fun in my opinion, getting a long with your coworkers and just having fun while working is most important.
Also if you really want to go for money you should try to take care of the elderly and needed people, here in NL i know some people aged 17-18 who earn €7/hour by just cleaning their houses and assisting them. But i don't know the situation in USA

What i did:
11-13: Paper round
13-15: Worked on farm
14-17: Worked in Hotel/restaurant
17-present: Restaurant

Paper round is most money for least amount of work (at least here in the Netherlands) however i only had to do it once a week so total amount wasn't that high
Farm work is quite hard but its ok for that age
Restaurant work is most fun in my opinion, getting a long with your coworkers and just having fun while working is most important.
Also if you really want to go for money you should try to take care of the elderly and needed people, here in NL i know some people aged 17-18 who earn €7/hour by just cleaning their houses and assisting them. But i don't know the situation in USA
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#44
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Working with the tech department at my school over the summer.

Mostly grunt work, moving stuff around the building(s), but I got like $10/hour so I was happy.

Working with the tech department at my school over the summer.

Mostly grunt work, moving stuff around the building(s), but I got like $10/hour so I was happy.
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#45
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Working with the tech department at my school over the summer.

Mostly grunt work, moving stuff around the building(s), but I got like $10/hour 3 hours a day, so I was happy.

Working with the tech department at my school over the summer.

Mostly grunt work, moving stuff around the building(s), but I got like $10/hour 3 hours a day, so I was happy.
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#46
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Also, (serious not a joke) you can earn quite a bit with tf2 trading.
I know you stated you want to do something else than play tf2 all day, but even with a few nights / week you can earn quite a lot.
I was really into trading for only like 2 weeks, spend a few nights doing trades and made a profit of around 350€.
It doesn't really seem like working since you are just behind your computer and doing tf2 stuff anyways.
I have some steam friends who have made into triple digit numbers by steam trading.

it just requires knowledge of value, clever trading skills and common knowledge:
if something is too good to be true it's probably not

(i've had a french 15 y old try to buy my whole backpack for 300€, turns out he was using his moms paypal)

Also, (serious not a joke) you can earn quite a bit with tf2 trading.
I know you stated you want to do something else than play tf2 all day, but even with a few nights / week you can earn quite a lot.
I was really into trading for only like 2 weeks, spend a few nights doing trades and made a profit of around 350€.
It doesn't really seem like working since you are just behind your computer and doing tf2 stuff anyways.
I have some steam friends who have made into triple digit numbers by steam trading.

it just requires knowledge of value, clever trading skills and common knowledge:
[u]if something is too good to be true it's probably not[/u]

(i've had a french 15 y old try to buy my whole backpack for 300€, turns out he was using his moms paypal)
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#47
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i work with my dad, hes a contractor and basically runs the show wherever he works at.
since im lowest on the totem pole i get to dig ditches for 8 hours a day to put in downspout pipes, my hands are dead. But on the bright side it pays 10$ an hour cash

i work with my dad, hes a contractor and basically runs the show wherever he works at.
since im lowest on the totem pole i get to dig ditches for 8 hours a day to put in downspout pipes, my hands are dead. But on the bright side it pays 10$ an hour cash
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#48
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if you get good grades in high school you can land really good internships without any college experience

I had a friend who wasn't vastly above average intelligence (he just actually tried in high school unlike most, including myself) who landed an internship with Northrop Grumman with no work or college experience

if you get good grades in high school you can land really good internships without any college experience

I had a friend who wasn't vastly above average intelligence (he just actually tried in high school unlike most, including myself) who landed an internship with Northrop Grumman with no work or college experience
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#49
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thee5orrowsweeper/package mover at Bud Light for 3 months, at a decent $11.25/hr, got decent money because they suck every ounce of work in you. then moved to the line (omg yes) at $15.00/hr, all getting some decent cash before i recently graduated high school.

$11.25-$15/hr for your first job before even graduating high school is ridiculous

also, getting a decent first job is all about knowing the right people, I'd ask around to see if any friends/family members can help out

[quote=thee5orrow]sweeper/package mover at Bud Light for 3 months, at a decent $11.25/hr, got decent money because they suck every ounce of work in you. then moved to the line (omg yes) at $15.00/hr, all getting some decent cash before i recently graduated high school.[/quote]
$11.25-$15/hr for your first job before even graduating high school is ridiculous


also, getting a decent first job is all about knowing the right people, I'd ask around to see if any friends/family members can help out
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#50
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i randomly got some spreadsheet worker thing at the software department at my school this summer (i actually sent my resume in like 3 months prior and they were like "we don't have a position at this time" then they messaged me back later like "hey want an interview")

it pays 14/hr

transportation, on the other hand, is literally 25/day

fuck buses

i randomly got some spreadsheet worker thing at the software department at my school this summer (i actually sent my resume in like 3 months prior and they were like "we don't have a position at this time" then they messaged me back later like "hey want an interview")

it pays 14/hr

transportation, on the other hand, is literally 25/day

fuck buses
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#51
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FedEx is good. I was a package handler there for a while. They start you off at a good salary, way over minimum wage. You get benefits after a few months and a raise every 1,3,6,and 12 months. You get the maximum hours for part time which was around 35 for me. It helps keep you in shape but the hours suck depending on the shift, I was working from around 5pm - 12 am which sucked because I go to school full time as well. If you are going to school I recommend you get an internship instead. Depending on your major you can get a paid internship and secure a job with that company for when you graduate. GL dude

FedEx is good. I was a package handler there for a while. They start you off at a good salary, way over minimum wage. You get benefits after a few months and a raise every 1,3,6,and 12 months. You get the maximum hours for part time which was around 35 for me. It helps keep you in shape but the hours suck depending on the shift, I was working from around 5pm - 12 am which sucked because I go to school full time as well. If you are going to school I recommend you get an internship instead. Depending on your major you can get a paid internship and secure a job with that company for when you graduate. GL dude
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#52
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i worked at hot topic for like a year

fuck that place

i worked at hot topic for like a year

fuck that place
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#53
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Reffing around here was pretty good to me since I could actually do multiple consecutive games and it was 10-12 cash in hand for side-lining or $18 for reffing typically.

Other than that lifeguard is pretty sweet because it's easy as hell to get a decent schedule and a large portion of work is sitting in the office reading. Unfortunately it can be mentally tortuous due to the boring nature of it and how fucking incredibly stupid some people can be.

Reffing around here was pretty good to me since I could actually do multiple consecutive games and it was 10-12 cash in hand for side-lining or $18 for reffing typically.

Other than that lifeguard is pretty sweet because it's easy as hell to get a decent schedule and a large portion of work is sitting in the office reading. Unfortunately it can be mentally tortuous due to the boring nature of it and how fucking incredibly stupid some people can be.
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#54
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Depends where you live, but if you like riding your bike, some Jimmy John's do bike delivery. I did that for a while and made pretty good bank. You get started at above min.wage and get tips on top of that, and the tips aren't bad too, esp if you hustle. Catering orders are where its at. You always know about what events are going on and you learn the area pretty well, and all that cycling keeps you in shape too. Also, since we were downtown we would deliver to bars a lot and sometimes they'll tip you with a shot ;)

Depends where you live, but if you like riding your bike, some Jimmy John's do bike delivery. I did that for a while and made pretty good bank. You get started at above min.wage and get tips on top of that, and the tips aren't bad too, esp if you hustle. Catering orders are where its at. You always know about what events are going on and you learn the area pretty well, and all that cycling keeps you in shape too. Also, since we were downtown we would deliver to bars a lot and sometimes they'll tip you with a shot ;)
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#55
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Meat department at a grocery store.

I'm a vegetarian. :<

Meat department at a grocery store.

I'm a vegetarian. :<
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#56
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zigzterMeat department at a grocery store.

I'm a vegetarian. :<

MEAT PACKER
EHEHEHEHEH

sorry

[quote=zigzter]Meat department at a grocery store.

I'm a vegetarian. :<[/quote]
MEAT PACKER
EHEHEHEHEH




sorry
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#57
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My first job was working for a finish carpenter about 2.5 years ago and I havent stopped working for him since. Now Im working on an apprenticeship and I fucking love my job.

My first job was working for a finish carpenter about 2.5 years ago and I havent stopped working for him since. Now Im working on an apprenticeship and I fucking love my job.
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#58
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I have been a day camp counselor from 16 to now. $8.50 an hour, and you're paid to exercise while hanging out with little kids who think you're the coolest thing ever. I'd do it for the rest of my life if I could.

I also think paper routes are pretty great, if you have a car you can use.

I have been a day camp counselor from 16 to now. $8.50 an hour, and you're paid to exercise while hanging out with little kids who think you're the coolest thing ever. I'd do it for the rest of my life if I could.

I also think paper routes are pretty great, if you have a car you can use.
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My first job was part-time at UPS as a "Driver Helper". I helped deliver to mostly apartments and only people on the second floor and higher ordered stuff. My driver bought me food sometimes though.

My first job was part-time at UPS as a "Driver Helper". I helped deliver to mostly apartments and only people on the second floor and higher ordered stuff. My driver bought me food sometimes though.
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my first real job is as a tutor for an afterschool program

I make 20 dollars an hour

yeeee

my first real job is as a tutor for an afterschool program

I make 20 dollars an hour

yeeee
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