General Chat Thread, First Job in General; I am going to look for a job so I can save an buy my own laptop. I am 15 ...
25th March 2008, 11:36 AM #1
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?
25th March 2008, 11:38 AM #2
hmm, I worked at a stables for a couple of years, then KP'd in a restaurant.
The thing I'd say is not to go for something above your age range.
most employers would think of someone so young as possibly unreliable and inexperienced.
Once you've had a job you've instantly got someone to provide a reference, so subsequent job hunting shouldn't be so tough.
look locally and ask around, don't just rely on the local rags
25th March 2008, 11:39 AM #3
Did look locally lol, all said no.
Originally Posted by Domino
25th March 2008, 11:40 AM #4
I was a sticker upper at 14, before that I extorted money from my parents for washing there cars.
A sticker upper's job is to stand at the end of a skittle allwy and pick the skittles up after after someone has knocked them over.
Round our way I think they earn about £12 a match for about 2 hours work, it is hard work however.
25th March 2008, 11:41 AM #5
My first job was in a supermarket, Just go in and ask for a application form.
I actually used the example of my experience with dealing with customers in an interview for my first ICT job and I got it.
25th March 2008, 11:46 AM #6
My first job was in REME, as a helicopter technician. Oh the good old days - still think about signing back up but my g/f won't let me
25th March 2008, 11:50 AM #7
dish washer at a restaurant...
used to be a right laugh when I did that.
You can eventually become a waiter too.
25th March 2008, 11:53 AM #8
Black & White Darkroom Technician. Worked my way up to being a studio photographer. Sounds glamorous but the pay was crap and the hours long.
25th March 2008, 12:00 PM #9
15 is quite young, still at school, GCSEs?
My first job was at Homebase when I was 16, most fun ever - nearly everyone I worked with was a student, had some laughs!
Hand your CV into local places?
25th March 2008, 12:20 PM #10
Woolworths & McDonalds.
McDonalds always need new staff. And like any job, its what you make it. Most people that hate it, do so because they go in with the wrong attitude. If you go in with a positive attitude you will enjoy yourself.
25th March 2008, 12:21 PM #11
I think you'll find that a lot of big places don't employ people under 16 for insurance reasons. Try smaller shops. Might even be worth asking if you can help your school it department over the summer hols. It will however mostly be boring stuff, like unboxing PCs.
Last edited by K.C.Leblanc; 25th March 2008 at 02:58 PM.
25th March 2008, 12:22 PM #12
First job at 16 - Woolworths record counter (Yes, I do mean records) on Saturdays
Topped up income with waitressing at local hotels when I was in the sixth form
25th March 2008, 12:33 PM #13
paper round? as you say you are 15.
after exams finished at 16 i got a job at RPC containers doing break shifts (covering for people while they took a break) was 4hrs saturday and 4hrs sunday, and then while i was playing footie 1 day my neighbour came up to me and asked me if i wanted a job working in a dolls house factory! during the summer i was working 6 days a week taking £100 from the RPC job, and £40 a day at the dolls house factory(which once college started i dropped to 2 days as i only had to be in 3 days a week).
Sad thing is my take home pay then was probably not far off what i take now in a week, but working conditions are far much better.
25th March 2008, 12:44 PM #14
alternatively, blag parents/guardians for a laptop. Tell them you will do stuff around the house for it.
25th March 2008, 12:52 PM #15
I was woolworths "entertainment" counter. Cracking first job. Listen to music you want all day, have a laugh, chat to interesting people.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
Shame the management changed and woolies lost its way!
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