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Well I just graduated from highschool a few months ago and have been working for a moving company ever since. I dont know much about college but I dont think I want to go. No one in my family has gone, no one in my school goes and honestly I didn't do well enough in school so I dont think 4 more years will help me.

My family needs money and all of my sisters work and help pay for rent and other expenses. My mom doesn't work anymore so she needs help providing. Also I don't have a car so anything not near a bus station is sort of out of the question. I dont understand why towns are built so you literally NEED a car. Cities are seemingly the most efficient, most populated, most money making places on earth and they are dense and ripe with public transportation. Whose idea was to make a living area (town) where you can walk to NOTHING. Insane. And aren't cars the main problem with our environment anyways? Last I checked the city almost no one has a car and in my town every house has 2 or 3. But I am getting sooo off track.

That being said, I do need some advice or leads on types of jobs I can do without experience, or that I can learn. I work for a moving company managing a team of 4 laborers doing small moving jobs but this company is small and I don't know if its growing at all, so I want to be part of a team thats actually moving and going somewhere. Other than this though I really have no experience, what was your first job?
ProudTits ProudTits
18-21, F
23 Responses Dec 7, 2012

If you're looking for an easy job that pays well you can teach English online. They pay me $16/hour USD for only a few hours a day and they hours are flexible. Contact me if this is something you may be interested in.

If you're looking for an easy job that pays well you can teach English online. They pay me $16/hour USD for only a few hours a day and they hours are flexible. Contact me if this is something you may be interested in.

If you're looking for an easy job that pays well you can teach English online. They pay me $16/hour USD for only a few hours a day and they hours are flexible. Contact me if this is something you may be interested in.

I agree with you on the lack of public transportation in cities. I always promised myself that I would not get a vehicle of my own until I could afford an environmentally friendly solutions.
But as to your question, have you ever tried volunteering to gain more work experience? This would help you to gain employment in higher paying occupations. Also look into your local social services agency, they might have a job placement program available. Of course there are also temp agencies available. My first job was working on a farm casually when I was about 12. It was a great way to earn some extra dough. Many of my jobs came from handing my resume to the person responsible for doing the hiring. Emailing or faxing a resume seems to rarely ever work. You get job opportunities from interacting with others, so really a personal approach to job searching seems best. Being active and out there, rather than thumbing through large job databases all the time is a great approach.

You have given up on college already but let me clue you in - You can't get a job wiht UPS these days without college so maybe look at a junior college first. thye can help you focus on job where you need not be a 4 year grad but where there is a future and better pay. Mcdonald's is ok when you are in HS but it is tough for 35 years unless you won the place good luck but don't give up

One of the reasons why public transportation is better in cities is because it has a larger tax base than a county. Cities are also traditionally newer than suburban areas. Folks could walk to work decades ago but as businesses moved around, the commute to jobs became further and further. Out here where I am in California, folks most commonly work in the major cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento, and commute to wherever it is that they live. The typical mileage is at least 20 miles one way now days. Commuter trains like the Metro Link help to eliminate some of the driving burden. The disadvantage of city driving is higher crime (vandalism and auto theft), traffic, and law enforcement encounters. Cities also have a habit of making "ordinances" that are not motorist friendly unfortunately.

College is sometimes good, but it is also a way for banks to make loans. They don't care what kind of loans they give. Most people probably don't need college. If you're into school and research then college could be for you. But if you want to be a vocational person then voc school is for you from an early age. They're often cheaper too. Learn welding or machine shop work. I did that for a few months and it was doable.

What would you like to do?

Oh yes, and GM in the 1960's began their destruction of SF trolleys so people would buy cars instead. You can unlike big auto comapanies for that. They didn't do it the same way in Europe or Asia. So it's especially American anticompetitive auto companies. I bet I could teach you a lot of things and point you to many more if you're interested in knowing.

I'm too lazy to work XD

So what do you find yourself doing with your big day?

Does your company provide reimbursement for (educational) or vocational training? You may be able to have them pay for classes or training that is of interest and may have a program to find out areas that interest you to pursue.

My first job was washing dishes in a retirement home. These days most jobs are found through networking. The best thing you can do (if you're certain that you don't want to go to school) is ask your family and friends if they know about any job openings. It also helps to register with a temp agency you get the opportunity to work for multiple employers and earn some supplementary income at the same time. Hope that helps.

It was as an busdriver-my first job

"...u may b 'Proudtits' but if all else fails, there r men out there that will b happy 2 pay 2 suck ur Big **** - I don't think it's classed as 'whoring'..."

I grew up in a construction family so my first job was working on houses but I wasn't happy. Whatever you choose to do you need to make sure you have a passion for it. Once you decide what your most passionate about you'll have to research the educational requirements for it. You may not care for school but if it's required to obtain the job that you want the most then you should work towards it. Information Technology was my passion and worked hard to get there. Now I own an small technology business and run a dating website. Just remember to follow your heart in business and everything will come together in the end.

i've always been a hands on person. that said, the majority of my jobs have been warehouse types. There is always the prospect of being an entrepreneur and starting your own business doing what you love to do or have a talent for. The only thing I can think of off the top of my head that always is looking for people are over-the-road truck drivers and it's not much more than getting your CDL. the traveling can suck, but the pay is good if you find a decent company.

PS some places have scholarships and loans for employees

princess, the medical field is good place to start, you will need a little college but not too much. Every town has a hospital and doctors, so with a little luck you can get your foot in the door. These places will pay you to go back to school a further yourself and that is worth doing. Nursing assistants, nurses, x ray techs, lab techs.... can get into descent money if you stay with it.

Let me know how you make out....

you sound like you live in the ******* desert I would know lol

i used to work for a moving company, not much happened. now i work for a plastics company been working there for about 2 years and already been promoted.

What about a government job? What area do you live in?

<p>I'd like to add a different perspective regarding the value of education. You may think it will not help you, and that is probably because you don't think you will not learn anything you can specifically apply to a job. Even if that were true, there are two other important reasons to continue your education. First, is that part of a good education goes beyond the specific information you learn. It is also about learning clear thinking and problem-solving skills, and those will serve you well in all aspects of your life for the rest of your life. Second, even though it is not quite "fair", your future employers will judge what you are capable of ba<x>sed on the formal education you have. Without a piece of paper beyond a High School diploma, you will find it very difficult to progress past an entry level, low wage, job, no matter how well you have performed or how many years of experience you have. An entry level job may meet your needs now, but in 10 or 15 years, that job is likely to be frustrating and boring. </P><br />
<p>Just something for you to consider.</P>

I used to work in a coffee shop and really enjoyed that. It is a lot of fun to make coffee drinks.

my first job was a kitchen working off the dishwasher for a year and did pantry and prep cook but that didn't last more than 3 years...I work for my city now, so you can work for your city or did want i did before i got here was work at a hardware store...I worked for Lowe's but they are managed very poorly, but Home can work for the office since you have some experince in that

I used to set up Bounce castles it was pretty awesome