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Old 04-08-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
 
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Just wondering--mom thinks I should get a job this summer so I do something productive instead of sleeping all day. And it will look good on college applications.

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Old 04-08-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
 
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My first job was in a Coldstone Creamery. I quit after a week...food service really sucks, people don't really have any respect for their servers. And Coldstone is even more demeaning in that they make you sing for tips.

My first "real" job, one that I actually stuck with, was secretarial work in a plastics factory.

If I were to get a job to put on a college app., though, I might do something a little bit more interesting, creative, or personal. Working at animal shelters, community organizing, etc. These were things I really wanted to do as a teen, and things that really seem to impress colleges...but they're unpaid, and I always needed the cash.

But I don't mean that a college would look down on a kid who worked at a grocery store or anything. I think it still "counts," just in a different way.
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I have over a year of volunteer work with the Humane Society, and a year of volunteer work with a Historical Reenactment and Preservation Society.....so I have the volunteer work down....but I need money for school stuff--I don't get an allowance ((thankfully my grandparents are very generous)) and I have to pay for stuff every so often....

And, oddly enough, I was considering working at Cold Stone. They're always hiring around here, and ours is constantly dead, so it wouldn't be very hard....but maybe I won't.
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And, oddly enough, I was considering working at Cold Stone. They're always hiring around here, and ours is constantly dead, so it wouldn't be very hard....but maybe I won't.
Maybe you should go for it, then. I live in a pretty busy area, and our Coldstone was poppin' all the time. Taskmaster Jack, our manager, threw me into a Saturday-night shift my first time on the job. Saturday night in mid-June? With no experience making these Coldstone creations? It was a dessert disaster. And in all honestly, that single experience and the manager's 'tude probably contributed the most to me quitting it so fast. Working at Coldstone was sh*tty, but it's not like I was unused to dealing with difficult people. Just not 10-20 at a time!
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #5
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I got my current job the summer before 10th grade.

The idea of giving up my weekends and most of my summer was kind of nauseating at first, but it's turned out to be pretty bearable.
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Del Taco.

I loved it. I worked there for almost two years. Then I went to work at Disneyland. Which was even better.
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I got a job at a major pharmaceutical company during my senior year of high school. It was a co-op program where I went to school mornings, and worked in the afternoons. I got hired full-time by them after graduation and worked in Big Pharma for the next 15 years.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:07 PM   #8
 
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My first real job was as an assistant vision therapist at the same clinic where my mom was the receptionist - fancy job title for mostly data entry work.

After that, I got a job doing admin assistant work for a construction company, and I had that job for almost two years - until I went to college.

I think office work experience is especially good for college, but any kind of customer service will be good experience for the rest of your life.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:15 PM   #9
 
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My first job was as a clerical assistant for DFYS (Division of Youth and Family Services). The reports I had to type up and file would make your damn hair stand on end. People can be so horrible to children.

I was actually glad to move on from that job.. oy!
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My first job was as a receptionist at Great Clips--I greeted customers, made appointments, cleaned, did laundry...and swept hair. Ew. But I was 15, my prospects were limited.

After that I worked at Publix (a supermarket chain in the southeast). I worked there through college, in customer service. It seems like a completely irrelevant job, but it actually has helped me get jobs. Any experience working with the public is valuable. People I've interviewed with have actually commented when they see my resume, "Publix--they have GREAT customer service!" Also, working with a ton of cash on a daily basis shows responsibility and trustworthiness.

Anyway, while in college I also did a work study job at the library...which led to my current career path! My favorite job by far. :-)

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Old 04-08-2010, 11:27 PM   #11
 
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I don't think we have any of those here.....except Cold Stone of course. Well, I'm sure we have somewhere that would hire me for office work--I can type very quickly--but I think that would bore me to tears.

I have a guaranteed job at Caribou when I turn 16 because we know the owner and manager, but that's not til December. And I know that there's quite a few places around here that hire at 15, I just have to find one that I would want to work at!!
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My first job was at a local burger joint when I was 16. I worked there until I left for college. For the most part it was fun and the customers were generally fine.
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My son who is 16 just got hired at Cedar Point Amusement Park. BUT he is not working in the park itself, he is working at their Hotel Breakers as a room attendant. Living in Sandusky, Ohio, Cedar Point has always been a very popular choice of work for teens in our area.
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I've been working as a sales floor assistant at Target since I was 16. I'm 17 now, and it's still easily bearable. Definitely get into working if you can - increased financial independence is brilliant, and so are the opportunities to meet new people.
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:54 AM   #15
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I worked in the office of the factory where my father was plant engineer. Mostly I compiled the figures that went into the payroll. I did some other general office stuff -- substituting for the various workers when they were on vacation. It wasn't hard, and there was enough variety that I wasn't too bored.

Later I got a job in an appliance store. I tracked the inventory (this being before computers), sold small appliances, and "managed" the gift department.

Not super-great stuff for a resume, but both jobs paid a bit more than minum wage, which helped financially.
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My first job was a telemarketer. I don't recommend it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:37 AM   #17
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Summer 1989 I worked as a street vendor selling balloons and other such parade junky items. It was $5/hr and strictly under the table. I was 14. The same year in the fall I had a job waiting tables for $3/hr, under the table. Do you mean that type of job or as an adult?
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I was a library page. It paid way better than minimum wage at the time and the hours were reasonable.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:43 AM   #19
 
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I have to giggle when I think of my first job. I think I was in the 10th grade. JC Penneys Model Teen Fashion Board, or something. We did mannequin modeling, store promotions (purfume spray girls) and a fashion show in the mall. SMH. Complete with our lame a$$ headshots in the juniors dept. I always forget that that was my first audition.

Next, my senior year I worked for Disney (food services) for the X-Mas and Spring break season.
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My first actual job was when I was 15-17 (sophomore until senior year in high school, i think), working in the daycare of a gym. If you like kids, I'd definitely recommend this! It was great because there were always at least 2 of us on at a time so you got to hang out with someone, and when it was quiet we'd just watch Disney movies and stuff with the kids. And if kids were acting up, their parents were just a couple yards away on a treadmill or whatever, so we didn't actually have to discipline or anything!

In addition, I worked one summer in the office at my dad's work answering phones, and the summer before going to college I worked at a Pier 1 Imports--I basically spent the day folding napkins and straightening glasses, blaahhhhh.

After I got to college the only jobs I've had since are things "in my field". I didn't do any more service type work, or just-make-a-few-bucks work.
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