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General Chat Thread, First Job in General; Originally Posted by elsiegee40 It is true ... see link in my earlier post: There's more detail on that link ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    It is true ... see link in my earlier post:



    There's more detail on that link
    Not 8 hours a week maximum though which is what comedydave said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Not 8 hours a week maximum though which is what comedydave said.

    I stand corrrected... I'll go and clean my specs!

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    I had a Saturday job delivering meat on one of the big old bikes with the basket on the front. There were supposed to be two lads working there but I never saw the other one so I had to do two rounds. At the start of each round the basket was so heavy that I had to keep my weight on the saddle or it would tip forward. It was very hilly and no gears. I reckon I used to cycle 15 miles in total. For this I got 1 + tips and most weeks a nice joint of meat for Sundays. The shop assistant was into horse racing and he would take my tips and invariably quadruple them. Then I joined the RAF and got the award for fittest new recruit.

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    didnt work at all till i was 18 (no not even a paper round) walked straight into an IT job and walked out a week later :-)

    should enjoy your life at 15 and not be thinking of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I am going to look for a job so I can save an buy my own laptop. I am 15 and so far have got rejected for places I went to and I was wondering what was your first job and how old was you?
    15....! Mate you should be looking for a weekend job at ASDA

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    didnt work at all till i was 18 (no not even a paper round) walked straight into an IT job and walked out a week later :-)

    should enjoy your life at 15 and not be thinking of work!
    Woo, bad advice :P An example of taking on some responsibility is a good thing to have. It also helps with getting some money of your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I am going to look for a job so I can save an buy my own laptop.
    Worked at the air-freshener factory next door between GCSEs and A-levels, then the next year got upgraded to the chicken factory down the road. Also did potato-picking and wheat-harvesting. I believe you're allowed to drive a tractor starting at something like 14 - this probably isn't going to be much use unless you live in the countryside...

    I was actually thinking of trying to convince our bursar to hire someone exactly like you over the summer - haul boxes, poke wires in holes, etc, get a laptop at the end of it.

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    always liked this one

    Choose Life.
    Choose a job.
    Choose a career.
    Choose a family.
    Choose a fucking big television,choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers.
    Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance.
    Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments.
    Choose a starter home.
    Choose your friends.
    Choose leisurewear and matching luggage.
    Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics.
    Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning.
    Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth.
    Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself.
    Choose your future.
    Choose life.
    Last edited by markcuk; 25th March 2008 at 08:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit View Post
    15....! Mate you should be looking for a weekend job at ASDA
    They won't employ you at Asda until you're 18, as far as I am aware.

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    My first job was working in a local bakers cleaning the wooden bread trays on a Saturday morning.
    I started at 5:30 in the morning and had a bass broom head with the bristles cut down to scrub the trays in an old tin bath.......I was only allowed to use 2 kettles worth of hot water in the tub (the rest was straight from the cold tap) as the owner was a tight ar*e and didn't want me wasting his electric. I was outside at all times, even in rain / sleet / hail / snow, and didn't finish until 12:30, if I'd cleaned all the trays, if not then I had to stay on, unpaid!!! I was only allowed 1 break during which time I had to make the brews for all the bakers, but was never allowed to have a freebie cake or bread roll.
    All of this and I was only 11!!!!
    Saying that, I was paid 2.00 an hour, and I was introduced to a lot of new words that my mother didn't approve of!

    By the way this was 26+ years ago, and it didn't do me any harm....infact when I joined the military at 16 I was already well ahead of my peers when it came to swearing and hard work.
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    and I was introduced to a lot of new words that my mother didn't approve of!
    My first job taught me a lot of things too, some things I wish I'd never been told about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet View Post
    My first job was working in a local bakers cleaning the wooden bread trays on a Saturday morning.
    I started at 5:30 in the morning and had a bass broom head with the bristles cut down to scrub the trays in an old tin bath.......I was only allowed to use 2 kettles worth of hot water in the tub (the rest was straight from the cold tap) as the owner was a tight ar*e and didn't want me wasting his electric. I was outside at all times, even in rain / sleet / hail / snow, and didn't finish until 12:30, if I'd cleaned all the trays, if not then I had to stay on, unpaid!!! I was only allowed 1 break during which time I had to make the brews for all the bakers, but was never allowed to have a freebie cake or bread roll.
    All of this and I was only 11!!!!
    Saying that, I was paid 2.00 an hour, and I was introduced to a lot of new words that my mother didn't approve of!

    By the way this was 26+ years ago, and it didn't do me any harm....infact when I joined the military at 16 I was already well ahead of my peers when it came to swearing and hard work.
    I would argue the opposite - the fact that you joined the military at 16 indicates something strange (not that I have anything against the military though, just some of the actions they have been forced into lately but that's not their fault). We, generally speaking, are not emotionally mature enough to do many things by 16. For example, we can't buy or partake in the creation of pornography, get married without parental consent, vote, buy alcohol etc... How can we be stable enough to be in the military at that early age? It forces the person to mature at a faster rate than any other career would, and this would be seen in aspects of your later life.
    Last edited by localzuk; 26th March 2008 at 08:47 AM.

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    Hey could some people send me their CV so I can get an idea on what to put in mine.

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    you'd be better off asking a careers advisor at school for cv tips... people who have been in work have a completely different cv.

    You just need a piece of paper with your name and contact details... then list your strengths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    you'd be better off asking a careers advisor at school for cv tips... people who have been in work have a completely different cv.

    You just need a piece of paper with your name and contact details... then list your strengths.


    Oh, ok.

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