I Want to Know What Was Your 1st Tax Paying Job

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    My first tax-paying job was at a small, local, publicly-funded gallery.  The gallery also contained a theater, and outdoor stalls for vendors.  I worked in a tiny office in the back on some days, processing forms, and on certain nights I worked openings for...
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    1 Response Mar 8, 2008


    It was McDonalds. Good old Maccas. Yep. I worked there for just over a year. And, i actually really enjoyed it. I ended up practically being a manager, and i worked nights by myself. I really enjoyed it, and i made a lot of friends there aswell. Haha!
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2009

    Tossing Mail At The Post Office At Christmas

    At least according to my Social Security statement back in 1955 I made almost $200, sounds about right. My Dad was a supervisor at the Post Office and even though I was young (too young - I don't know, I was 16 at Christmas time then. For a couple of weeks or so we worked 12 hour...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy
    70+, M
    Jul 3, 2010

    A Little of Everything!

    The 2 summers between my JR and SR years of High School and starting college I worked at a campground as a lifeguard, activities director, store clerk and bath house cleaner.  It was a great job because the couple that I worked for had an appartment over the store at the...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    Mar 7, 2008

    I'm Lovin It.. Okay Maybe Not Lol

    It was the evil McDonalds. It was horrible. I was 14 and I did it because I hated being home due to an abusive father... And it was money for my college fund. I worked there for almost 2 years and only 1 time did I get a raise and it was 2 weeks before I quit. I then when to...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid
    26-30, F
    Jan 23, 2009

    Southern Pine

    I got a job in a sawmill when I was 18.  I started as a laborer sweeping up sawdust / wood chip residue and picking up boards that fell out of the line.  It was a 12 hour shift of back breaking work in the summer heat of Georgia.  My family had...
    stingrey stingrey
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2008

    Blockbuster Video

    When I was 16. It fueled my love for movies, we got to check out movies for free and see the new ones before they were available to the public. Every night after I got home from work I would watch two movies. It was great. But I only worked there for one summer. At the end of...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    Aug 28, 2008
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