Working for Minimum Wage
This morning, a bunch of my friends and I were talking about our first jobs.
One guy used to work at a service station (back when they provided service), one girl worked at McDonalds, and another girl in a popular retail store.
Me? I used to clean classrooms at my high school. Thinking back, I realized that it was a relatively easy job – cleaning the chalkboards, emptying the trash cans, sweeping, and clapping erasers for 5 different classrooms. On Fridays, I would also have to mop the floors. I hated Fridays.
I was fourteen when I first started and made $2.10/hour. Back then, that was a lot of money and I thought I was rolling in the dough! Woo hoo!
Do you remember your first job?
Spotlight Comment from Val @ I Know EVERYTHING . . . just ask my hubby:
My first job was delivering newspapers. I started when I was about 11 and had enough to send myself to England when I was about 13. I always had money back then, because of the tips. I had more singles than an exotic dancer. Hubby used to always kid that he married me for my paper route.
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