I am joining in on Group Blog Thursday over at Steph In The City and this week it is all about your first job.
1987 I got my first job while I was at school. I was 14 and it was at the local shopping centre at a well known shoe shop (SS).
The day I applied for the job I was shopping with my mum and she asked if I had thought about getting a job. I said I hadn't but"..er...OK?" The first shop we passed was SS so my Mum said "What about in there"
So I walked up to the desk and just came straight out and said "er...do you have any casual jobs going?"
AMAZINGLY, they said they did and and took my name and number but they never called. So the next week my Mum made me call them and I got and interview and was offered the job on the spot!! I was the stores youngest employee.
I worked Thursday nights and Saturdays and my first weeks pay was exactly $30 that came in a little brown envelope.
I had to give it straight to my Mum as I had asked her to lend me the money to buy a new top before I got paid!!
I worked there all through school till I was 17. I really enjoyed it, the boss was nice and the staff were really great even though I was the youngest. The money was better than the fast food joints and the department stores plus I got 33% off all full prices shoes and 10% off sale items. I had soooo many shoes!! I got trained up as a Clarks Fitting Specialist and would fit all the kids shoes which was so much fun!
I wanted to work there Full Time but the boss knew I was going to take off travelling in a year so wouldn't let me. I found a full time job in a novelty shop in the city and because I as only casual I just called the SS and told them I wouldn't be back!
It's a shame because I learnt so much there about being in the workforce, hard work and respect for other employees and the boss. It was a great job platform.
Only bad thing was peoples smelly, dirty feet that had toe jam....blluuuggghhhh!
What was your first job?