What was your first job like?

What was your first job like?

Parents
  • Former M.
    0 Former M.

    Hmm, well..that all depends on what one would consider being my first job. I worked with my dad a ton when I was younger. He owns his own construction business. Between that and when I got my first official job, I volunteered at a horse stable near my home for a few summers. My first official job was a cashier at Walmart. Out of the three, I think what I learned working with my dad has benefitted me the most throughout my life. So, if that is what counts as my first job, then it was amazing. If you consider Walmart to be my first job, it was not great. As my dad would say, "It was ***-in-a-hand-basket".Sweat smile

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  • Former M.
    0 Former M.

    Hmm, well..that all depends on what one would consider being my first job. I worked with my dad a ton when I was younger. He owns his own construction business. Between that and when I got my first official job, I volunteered at a horse stable near my home for a few summers. My first official job was a cashier at Walmart. Out of the three, I think what I learned working with my dad has benefitted me the most throughout my life. So, if that is what counts as my first job, then it was amazing. If you consider Walmart to be my first job, it was not great. As my dad would say, "It was ***-in-a-hand-basket".Sweat smile

Children
  • Family businesses have a way of drawing kids into work experience, don't they? My parents ran a driver's ed school and my younger sisters and I helped clean the classroom every week. Much later, I trained and became a driving instructor. I only taught in the classroom, and it was not my favorite thing. But it put me in front of others while I was still in my early 20s. Watching my parents run a small business taught me a lot about running your own business and that is was possible to make a living outside of a traditional job. I appreciate those early lessons!