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    (Original post by Odd Future)
    Nope :P I left for a job as a waiter in a restaurant that offered £5.80 an hour + tips, but it shut down within months. I'd like to think I had nothing to do with its failure
    Oh LOL :P
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    Sunday paper-round; £1 an hour. Complete and utter waste of time.
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    My first job was babysitting. I also spent a few weeks washing cars, cash-in-hand. My first official job was in Vision Express, but I only stayed a few weeks as my boss was a *****. I then worked in a library for 18 months :love:
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    I'm from Cambridge, so did punting on the river for my first job.
    I got £12 per tour that I did, usually lasting around an hour, which could be either amazing or terrible. as I didn't get paid for waiting between tours.
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    (Original post by ~ Purple Rose ~)
    My first job was babysitting. I also spent a few weeks washing cars, cash-in-hand. My first official job was in Vision Express, but I only stayed a few weeks as my boss was a *****. I then worked in a library for 18 months :love:
    Cool!
    How old were you with the babysitting?
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    It depends what you count as a first job!

    From the age of 15 I worked myself, looking after people's cats / dogs / ducks / ferrets etc. when they went on holiday. Pay wasn't done ph, it was per job (and that varied a fair amount!) but it worked out pretty well - often £20+ph, although I didn't work full hours.

    At 18, I had my first "proper" job - it was with a hospitality agency. I was on adult minimum wage (£5.92 at the time I think). I did two shifts with them (one waitressing, one bar), before they went bust!

    And finally my first full time job, behind a bar, at the age of 18.
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    (Original post by Lauren Pen)
    Cool!
    How old were you with the babysitting?
    16 when I started, it was for relatives and I took over when my sister couldn't do it anymore :ninja:
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    (Original post by ~ Purple Rose ~)
    16 when I started, it was for relatives and I took over when my sister couldn't do it anymore :ninja:
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    It depends what you count as a first job!

    From the age of 15 I worked myself, looking after people's cats / dogs / ducks / ferrets etc. when they went on holiday. Pay wasn't done ph, it was per job (and that varied a fair amount!) but it worked out pretty well - often £20+ph, although I didn't work full hours.

    At 18, I had my first "proper" job - it was with a hospitality agency. I was on adult minimum wage (£5.92 at the time I think). I did two shifts with them (one waitressing, one bar), before they went bust!

    And finally my first full time job, behind a bar, at the age of 18.
    I meant first job, like part time :P And how did you get to do the pets job?
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    (Original post by Lauren Pen)
    What was your first job?



    Ohh, how would you get a job at a library? That'd be cool
    I was very lucky that my sister was already working in the library service (also as a casual for the same local authority) so it was fairly straight forward. As far as I remember I went into a local library and filled in an application form. I then got invited for an interview where we discussed what books I liked and why I wanted to work in a library. I then had a little 'test' where I was given a list of names and had to put them in alphabetical order (by surname) and a list of numbers (including with decimal points) and I had to put them in numerical order from smallest to largest or something.

    A week of so later I guess I got a phone call telling me I'd got a job. To be honest, as a student (I was doing my A levels at the time) it was pretty good.
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    (Original post by LTC1409)
    I was very lucky that my sister was already working in the library service (also as a casual for the same local authority) so it was fairly straight forward. As far as I remember I went into a local library and filled in an application form. I then got invited for an interview where we discussed what books I liked and why I wanted to work in a library. I then had a little 'test' where I was given a list of names and had to put them in alphabetical order (by surname) and a list of numbers (including with decimal points) and I had to put them in numerical order from smallest to largest or something.

    A week of so later I guess I got a phone call telling me I'd got a job. To be honest, as a student (I was doing my A levels at the time) it was pretty good.
    Wow lucky
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    Porn Star at 18, £400 a scene.








    I did a lot of scenes :elmo:
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    I was 18 and paid £6.40 :-)
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    My first job and still is working at WHSmith and i have been there since August 2010. I am 17 and my hourly pay is currently changing as i am nearly an adult.
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    (Original post by ow3n)
    I was 18 and paid £6.40 :-)
    What was the job?
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    Porn Star at 18, £400 a scene.








    I did a lot of scenes :elmo:
    You're joking, right? lol

    (Original post by Lauren_kate)
    My first job and still is working at WHSmith and i have been there since August 2010. I am 17 and my hourly pay is currently changing as i am nearly an adult.
    Cool How did you get the job? Just applying?
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    Zavvi and my pay was £7.58 and I was 16 just turning 17 too.
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    (Original post by Lauren Pen)
    Wow lucky
    You could probably try going to your local library and asking if they're taking on any casual staff. It's pretty easy to fit around studying. I used to do 5pm-8pm on a Thursday and 9-5 on a Saturday.
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    (Original post by Lauren Pen)
    Cool


    I meant first job, like part time :P And how did you get to do the pets job?
    I put up a few adverts in my village (nothing fancy - in fact the less fancy they were, the more response they seemed to get!), people rang me and it went from there. I had to give it up when I moved away, but it was the some of the easiest money I've ever made.
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    When I was 12/13, Office Assistant at my neighbours ghost tour company (Auld Reekie Tours) and I got £3 an hour, decent.

    At Tesco's now (17) and getting £7.10 an hour which is bloody amazing...
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    My first job was has a domestic cleaner i got £6.50 ph when i was 16 but it was only for the summer time. It was aright just got boring but it was nice to see the different types of houses and how people lived.

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