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Re: 1st job [Re: colt45] #7529116 06/07/19 12:42 PM
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Ranch and farm work but I don't remember how much I made. Not much. Started when I was in sixth grade.



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Did field to barn hay when I was 14(in the year 2000). $0.25 a bale... sounds like a lot compared to the $0.025 cents or $0.05 a bale, but im sure with inflation it doesn't add up to chit! Used a borrowed trailer and a buddies company truck.

First real job with taxes etc. taken was cart boy etc. at a retail store for $6.00 an hour in 2002. I made more money throwing hay, but the retail was a lot easier on the body!


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Hoeing cotton, $3.35 an hour.

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First job was helping out the cleaning lady that cleaned our church. 13 years old i think i was. It was for minimum wage and only ONE hour per week, no more no less. But that did lead me to my next job and my first as an independant contractor. Mowing the church yard. $40 to mow, edge, weedeat and blow the sidewalk.


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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
First job was helping out the cleaning lady that cleaned our church. 13 years old i think i was. It was for minimum wage and only ONE hour per week, no more no less. But that did lead me to my next job and my first as an independant contractor. Mowing the church yard. $40 to mow, edge, weedeat and blow the sidewalk.

Mowed our church cemetery a few times... talk about a nightmare all the head stones to mow and edge around ugh hated that. Didn't get paid though just did it with my dad when the guy who the church hired to do it flaked out on us again.


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Re: 1st job [Re: colt45] #7529188 06/07/19 02:18 PM
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12 yrs old. Lied about my age and height. I was 4' 11" and got paid $1.80/hr detassling corn, which I couldn't reach, had to jump up all day.
Then, moved out of parents and on to a dairy farm at 14, got paid $2/hr plus room and board all summer. Milking 90 head, hand carrying 6 gallon jugs, stacking hay in the barn. Rough work for a kid but built character.


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My first "official" job working for someone else was when I was 14. I lived in Vaihingen, Germany and bagged groceries for tips at the commissary on Patch Barracks.
Man I could make some cash on a Saturday. I bagged for General Ford and General Huyser. Both were big tippers. I got $2 for loading a large cart full for General Huyser's wife, man i was talk of the store that day.


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Re: 1st job [Re: colt45] #7529198 06/07/19 02:32 PM
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Mowing and installing yards for a landscaping company. $2+ hour. And was also bucking alfalfa bales for a neighbor at .05 each. Was 12 years old.


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Worked at Polar Bear Ice Cream in Dallas - $1.50 an hour 1974

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First paying job was removing and re-installing business radios. Mostly police cars, fire trucks, and taxis. Paid $25 a day. Also had the solid brag that I had been in the back of every cop car in four counties.

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Cleaning golf carts and doing whatever else needed done around the golf course. $5.15/hr

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Stocking shelves in my dad's/Uncle's grocery store in 4th grade. $1 a day.

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Paper route when I was 12. My first route covered 4 different apartment complexes and I made about $55 a month. It sucked. Going up and down stairs, people moving out in the middle of the night and stiffing you for the paper. About a year later, I scored a subdivision route and thought I had died and went to Heaven. Pay went from $55ish to about $100 per month. I had to throw almost twice as many papers, but the route took less than 1/2 the time.

My first real job was when I was 16 at Furs cafeteria. I think I made $3.25 an hour. Washed a lot of dishes before I moved up the ladder and started baking/cooking. I worked with some great people and learned a life skill that still serves me today.


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hauling hay for $.10 bale in the late 80's and early 90's. first city job was a bus boy at Denny's. 4.35 per hour. that didn't last long. made more money throwing hay.


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Seven or eight years old. I shoveled manure from Mr Greenís mule drawn wagon and spread it on Momís new front yard. Fifty cents a load.


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Day I turned 16, which was July 16th 2001, I entered the workforce. Had a job lined up a few weeks before at the jack in the box in pearland on the corner of 518 and Dixie Farm road, which was the place anyone who was anyone worked at at PHS. All my older friends did a stint there.Started on my birthday. All I did was run the register. Never flipped a burger one. Had to quit a month later when we relocated to the Canyon Lake Area.

Made $5.25/hr and got my meals 1/2 off


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Re: 1st job [Re: colt45] #7529349 06/07/19 05:14 PM
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1st job was paper route. can't remember how much.
next was hoeing cotton in the hot sun for $1.10 an hour
Quit that and went to work at Piggly Wiggly working in an air conditioned store for $2.25/hr.
doubled my pay and got to work in AC. I was pretty happy about that!
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First job was flipping burgers second was a Glazer Apprentice I stayed in the glass biz I was a Part Time Bouncer at our Local T-D Bar until I joined the Navy in 80 man I Loved that job, "The T-D Bar Job" Navy was fun but I really liked The T-D Bar job..


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Pouring concrete for 5 bucks an hour, all the warm water I could drink was included though.


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At 15 it was pumping gas and washing cars for $.50 an hour, when I turned 16 it was sacker at Safeway for $1.25 an hour.

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Chicken express, $7.25 an hour, 16 years old. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed my time there.

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Delivering packages with my grandfather for a summer at 13.


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Normal pay for a farm kid just after the depression,,,,,,nothing, however the food was good.
First Regular paying job: USMC (14 yrs old) $87.00 per month.


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Loading cotton seed into a semi......pitchforking it into an auger then packing it down in the truck. All the time the truck driver was bitching because we were not packing it down tight enough. All day for 5 bucks.

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