I got a job working at my town’s public library when I was in eighth grade (about 1978). It was part time (2 hours a day, 2 days a week) and I was making $1.65 an hour. They paid us weekly and my first paycheck, after taxes, came out to about six bucks.
Post by Ultimo Gallos on Dec 26, 2017 13:13:31 GMT -5
First job was working summers on a shrimp boat when I was 12 thru 15. Got paid a percentage of the profits and was paid in cash. First time I got paid bought school clothes and a bunch of comics. After that I mostly spent my money on video games and blank VHS,by this time I was recording every bit of wrestling that aired on channels I got.
Second job was a clerk at a comic shop. Got paid 3 bucks an hour in cash and 2 bucks an hour in store credit. Most of my check each week was spent on gas and comics.
My first actual job where I got a paycheck was when I joined the Army. Got my first check and all bought was shampoo,soap,etc.
Post by riseofsetian1981 on Dec 26, 2017 15:06:46 GMT -5
Kind of embarrassing to say this but I didn't get my first job until I was 25. In the State where I am located jobs are very hard to come by, unless of course you know someone. A friend of mine put in a word for me and I got hired at our movie theatre where I am still currently employed.
As for my first paycheck? I remember it very vividly too. All of the employees told me their first check was $80.00 to $90.00. I received my first check and it was $175.35 after taxes. I felt like I was literally balling with money. I went and bought three cds, Casino Royale, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and the first Blade.
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