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selene skye



Joined: 27 Oct 2004
Posts: 73
Location: USA
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Stripper. Like a tasty one, you know, a gentleman's club. No nudity, and you actually had to have some ability to slide up a stripper pole backwards.
I was about 18, fresh out of a household so fierce and controlling that my new found freedom bit me in the ass, hard. Within a year I was pierced and tattoed beyond recognition and making a shitload of money nightly at the DEEP BLUE because not only can I slide backwards up a pole, I'm double jointed Wink

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sgt_steve



Joined: 18 Jan 2005
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Location: Michissippi
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First job? Well, I had a lawn-mowing service when I was 11. But that was self-employment.

Or maybe it was working as an egg-picker when I was 13. But that was only when they couldn't get enough illegal immigrants (is 'wetback' a perjorative term these days?) and instead had underage kids get paid sub-minimum wage under the table.

First one that actually involved a paycheck, deductions and that sort of shit was as a stock clerk/bagger at K-Mart Foods. Yeah, K-Marts used to have attached grocery stores. I got the job there because my Dad ran the Food Basket grocery store up the street, and he couldn't hire me because of nepotism rules. So he hired the K-Mart managers son, and I got to work at K-Mart. TYFSAK!

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y



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Does babysitting count? If not, I guess my first job was working in an Italian specialty store. I made raviloi for $4.25 an hour (under the table.) My first taxable income job - retail - Victoria's Secret. Man, I miss that discount.
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Ferrit Leggings



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Kilgore



Joined: 03 Mar 2005
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Donít forget about the job as the porn actor. That was a good experience Ferrit. I know it was as an actual actor but someone has to clean the sheets.

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jaandlu



Joined: 17 Apr 2005
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My first paying job was as an aero space engineer. Then for a time I worked for Lawrence Livermore labs. Canít discuss that one. By the time I turned 15 the military was interested in me and asked my parents to put me in a special program. They said no and made me quite the Lab. Now I pick up trash on the beaches. I donít get paid but someone has to do it. And sometimes Iíll find a discarded sandwich that isnít to sandy. Talk about missed opportunities.
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Lenore



Joined: 01 Feb 2005
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Location: east coast
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My first job was handed to me from my college placement department. A rich woman wanted to start her own fashion magazine ala Harper's Bazaar.
She needed a fashion illustrator but didn't want to pay much more than minimum wage. At the time it was like $2.25 an hour so she hired a recent grad. She was no dummy. Cheap but no dummy. She wanted me to be at her beck and call but I needed to eat and pay rent so by not paying me much I had to find a part time job. I was no longer at her beck and call so I had about three covers and four or five pages inside the mag and got the heave ho.

my first lesson that artists are a dime a dozen and you're lucky if you work at all. I didn't forget it. I should've been a plumber.

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Freaky Mojo



Joined: 18 Jul 2005
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First job (non-paying) was a teacher's aid at a mentally handicapped day care.

First paying was a fast food prep person which ended rather dramatically with me removing my uniform top (which was soaked with whatever liquid was overflowing from the men's room urinals onto the floor) and flinging it at the manager over the counter during lunch rush.

It got better from there. Mostly. I've had so many odd ones from entertainment columnist for a local paper to hustling pool (hey, it payed well) to wedding planner..to name a few.
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Naked and Famous



Joined: 23 Jul 2005
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My first job was working with my dad hanging rain gutters. He would take me out and I would help measure them out and hold them up so he could bang in the nails then we would clean up. I was really cheap labor and he paid me maybe $2.00 an hour instead of hiring a real guy to do it that he'd have to pay $13.00 hr. (good wage in those days)

My second job was out in the berry fields also. I was 13 and rode the bus. It was fun and I got paid .18/lb but the great part was I got to go out there with a guy I had a crush on that I knew from swim team. We got to go out with the migrant farm workers and listen to mariachi music all day. It is a fond memory.

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