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    How old were you when you had your first Job

    I was 9 yrs old and working on a building site,making tea, and running errands.

    Speaking with son last night,and said isn't it time you started doing a little work in your spare time to make some money for yourself.

    I suggested washing cars,as i never see anyone doing it around here,wife chips in he's to young to have job.
    She tells me the law states children can't work until there 15 yrs,
    So I run off a list of kids I've seen working the silence was deafening.

    Son was all up for it being a little entrepreneur,especially when i mentioned he could have his friends working with him.

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    He should've been working years ago, ya fookin' clown...Heh...

    Onya, Chico...

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    You mean, hand job or blow job?

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    Gay boy I realise where you come from they have there first sexual experience with a lamb,but for fucks sake I never realised you where a sexual deviant.

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    Yeah, Dickie...Nobody gets or gives BJ's or HJ's...

    That's fookin' disgusting...

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    12 years old was my first paid job. Texas cattle farm. Extremely happy to have it too. Felt all grown up & stuff. Got myself a wallet to carry my loot around.

    I think 15 or 16 was my first real job, and by real job I mean I was old enough for Uncle Sam to get his piece and had a rude awakening on how shitty that is.
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    At 14 yo I had a weekend job in an old fashioned grocers shop in the West Port in Edinburgh.
    I was employed to weigh and bag oats, lentils, sultanas, barley etc.
    I was there for 3 years.

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    What's a job?

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    I used to work at the weekend at Lambert's Clothing in Leicester (UK). This was a very old-fashioned place, bit like 'Are You Being Served?'. Most of the customers were travelling salesmen, who would collect a selection of trousers to try to sell during the week.

    I have no idea where they actually sold these clothes - seems hard to imagine that they would loiter on street corners and whisper 'Hey mate, wanna buy a pair of trousers?'.

    Then I got a job at the furniture store MFI, which is short for Manufacturers' Foreign Imports (that's the truth). This was quite a good sales job because I got a basic salary plus sales commission. I could talk the hind leg off a donkey and usually made about 50 GBP for a day's work, which was good money for a young teenager at that time.

    Unfortunately, it all went tits up when the new Pakistani (I'm not allowed to say 'Paki') manager ordered me to paint the walls of the store in my sales clothes. I told him that this wasn't in my employment contract and so he fired me....
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    I was eleven. On a farm, walking behind the hay baler and throwing the bales up into the truck. Dollar a day, as I recall. My brother, being brighter, rode in the truck and stacked the bales I threw up to him.

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    11yrs old delievring papers
    12yrs old car washing door to door
    13yrs old shoplifting to order at school
    14yrs old building sites doing the crap jobs and making tea
    14yrs old after school job at a filthy wholesale butchers

    Always been self sufficient

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    10yrs old - Joined the local church choir. I wasn't religious, but they paid 7/6 a month. Two services on Sunday and practice on Friday. We got a bonus of 2/6 for a wedding. After my voice broke I got a paper round. 15/6 per week. Up at 5.30am every day.
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    Sixteen, working as an extra in the film , Virgin Soldiers, shot on location in Singapore in 1968/69 (?). Four days work at 30 SGP per day. The then British commander of Far East Land Forces stationed on the island pompously thought the film would bring the British Army into disrepute and forbade any serving soldier from appearing in it. The production company put a call out for any young Brits of any persuasion and we school kids jumped at the chance. Two days spent in square-bashing in rehearsal for the opening scene and another two days in the back of a lorry playing cards waiting to be called for a starring role in the riot scene shot in Lavender Road/Arab St area, a call which never came......

    Still, it was fun and I suppose quite exciting to see movie actors "for real".

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    12 yo inserting the weekend supplements in the newspaper.

    13/14 selling newspapers in the CBD (Paaaaapers, Teeeelllllie, Ciiiity Finaall (papers, tellie, city final)) and, on week-ends (usually a Sunday) at the Footie.

    14 (ish) mowing lawns ... which I did for a few years.

    16 ... labouring for my sister's bf who was a plumber .. I was digging trenches.


    We didn't have a lot of coin when I was knee-high to a grass hopper ... nor later.

    Loved, but no money.

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    13 or 14, a Sunday paper round. I got the grand sum of 50p for my efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    11yrs old delievring papers
    12yrs old car washing door to door
    13yrs old shoplifting to order at school
    14yrs old building sites doing the crap jobs and making tea
    14yrs old after school job at a filthy wholesale butchers

    Always been self sufficient
    £1 a day, so many papers that it needed two trips
    £3 per car, or £5 for anyone in Hampstead or Highgate (an early form of double pricing)
    Profits varied, depending on who wanted what
    £10 a day working for Brendan and his merry band of Irish alcohlics
    £45 a week, mon-fri after school and a bollock breaking busy saturday

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    Got suspended from school at 15, mum said better go get a job. Walked down the road and and got a job pumping petrol at the servo. Moved into a flat with me mate the worked at KFC?
    They were the days more pussy and weed than a kid new what to do with
    That was 30 years ago, weekly wage 130 Aussie dollars a week

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    Evening paper round, then changed to mornings.
    Later, got an after-school job on a large farm doing general shit-sweeping and labouring. -Put me off real work for life, fortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I used to work at the weekend at Lambert's Clothing in Leicester (UK). This was a very old-fashioned place, bit like 'Are You Being Served?'. Most of the customers were travelling salesmen, who would collect a selection of trousers to try to sell during the week.

    I have no idea where they actually sold these clothes - seems hard to imagine that they would loiter on street corners and whisper 'Hey mate, wanna buy a pair of trousers?'.

    Then I got a job at the furniture store MFI, which is short for Manufacturers' Foreign Imports (that's the truth). This was quite a good sales job because I got a basic ..
    was that when MFI was on London road? right load of rubbish they sold about as bad as index here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    On a farm, walking behind the hay baler and throwing the bales up into the truck.
    Yup, did that plus any other work that needed doing on the small farm in the village. dairy work was fun along with herding the cattle up from the river to the milking parlour and back. Holding up all the traffic and feeling very important. I can't remember what we got paid, if anything. It was just great fun. I must have been about 10 I guess. Then helping out on the milk delivery with a 04.00 start, which was pretty hard in the winter. The bakers van was great. no pay but all the pasties and pies you could eat. That went well for a while until I fell off the back of the van and spent a few days in hospital. The van driver, the bakers son, got a severe reprimand for a, hiring children and b, allowing them to cling to back of the old Morris van as we whizzed around the village dropping of the orders. Great fun.

    In between times I worked in my old mans warehouse loading and unloading trucks for which I'm pretty sure I never got paid. He was a stingy bastard. Still RIP

    Life in a small village in the SW of the UK back in the 60's it was good but we'll never see that kind of life style again, mores the pity.
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    14 yrs. babysitting

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    Started my apprenticeship as a sparkie at 13.
    In those days it was a 5 year deal so finished at 18.
    Couldn't set my a grade till I turned 21.
    Bloody boss paid me at 5th year rates till then.

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    was that when MFI was on London road? right load of rubbish they sold about as bad as index here
    Yep, that's the one, near to the railway station. One of my jobs was to hammer the display wardrobes together using 3 inch nails, because if you only used the wooden dowels as supplied, the damn thing would fall to pieces within a few weeks.

    I remember selling 2,000 GBP (great commission!) of kitchen units to an Iranian couple who shipped it all back to Iran. Pity they were unaware that all the unit doors would split in the dry heat.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    What's a job?
    Maybe we should put the word 'blow' in front of it to give you a clue.

    Do you remember your first one? How long did it take him to come?

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