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    6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2017 6:52 PM by moderator_lisa

    How did you start out?

    moderator_lisa Pioneer

      Do you remember what your first job was? Maybe it was babysitting, or maybe you had a paper route (remember when those were a thing?), sold tickets or food through a window, or parked cars. What do you recall most about your first foray into the world of employment? Is there anything you learned from that first opportunity that's stuck with you to this day?

       

      --Lisa

        • Re: How did you start out?
          LUCKIEST Guide

          Hi moderator Lisa, I will share my background if you share yours and answer your question first.

           

          LUCKIEST

            • Re: How did you start out?
              moderator_lisa Pioneer

              Hi Luckiest - fair enough. My first job was working for a local company as sort of a diarist/scrapbook creator. I was in charge of cutting out articles about the business from newspaper pages I was provided and pasting them into a scrapbook in date order. My biggest takeaway from that job was to paste the cutouts into pages in as aesthetically pleasing a manner as possible as quickly as possible, since I was paid by the page.

               

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              --Lisa

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              moderator_mel Tracker

              The first job that I had was candy salesperson. I sold chocolate and other various candies all through my junior and senior years in high school. I was committed and knowledgeable about my products. I made sure that my coffers were full all the time and raked in the dollars just by carrying out a simple marketing campaign (toting cardboard boxes that sported the company name). I got to talk to classmates I might never have spoken too. I even got to hobnob with administrators and teachers who sought my wares. I participated in an approved fundraiser which helped me learn the value of giving back. The entire experience was the highlight of my high school years. At the completion of our project, I was our top seller. I received a very large chocolate teddy bear for my efforts and held the prestigious title of top salesperson for several years. ~Moderator Mel