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Old 05-28-2005, 10:00 PM   #16
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I'm trying to remember back that far.

I guess my first job was melting lead and making lead bars to go into a linotype machine.
And then running the thing and setting type. That really was setting type! And I melted and cast of lot of lines of type.

Wow... Coming up this year is a linotype class!

Here's a bit from wikipedia.

Edit: As far as pay, I had a place to live and food to eat and my dad wouldn't beat me if I worked.

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:08 PM   #17
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is it better to call to see if their hireing or go there face to face?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 10:27 PM   #18
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It will ALWAYS impress prospective employers to go and ask in person. Make sure you are neat and well presented, take a copy of your CV along, and pick your time carefully.

--Ian
 
Old 05-29-2005, 01:00 AM   #19
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My first paid job (Age 17)was innning the rent of the beds and chairs of some joint at the Nude-Beach in Zandvoort.
Shitty job , shitty pay , great tips.

Some people are living proof , clothes are a nessecity.....

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Old 05-29-2005, 01:40 AM   #20
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i guess when i was 14 i worked as a laborer who loads and unloads , everyday(minus sunday) being transported behind lorry-trucks between harbours , airports , warehouses etc ....... not really for a living but because that was during school holidays , at least i can get myself something which are taboos (you named it) .......

life is an Either Or ....... too bad i'm on the wrong side as an adult .......

never-the-less , here's the New New Bible(compiled 2005) .....

Quote:
Thus spoke AlexV
Keep your eyes open! You never know where you might be able to make a difference

Thus spoke scoops98
failing that, whilst deciding why not travel? see the world, its a big place out there

Thus spoke itsjustme
melting lead and making lead bars to go into a linotype machine.
And then running the thing and setting type. That really was setting type! And I melted and cast of lot of lines of type.

Thus spoke samael26
Learn and study.
don't leave home without it .......
 
Old 05-29-2005, 08:21 AM   #21
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I worked at a donut shop at age 16. Only paid minimum wage but it gave me a lot of people experience. You'd be surprised about how ticky people are first thing in the morning about their donuts. I didn't eat a lot of donuts, still don't, but drank a lot of coffee.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 09:10 AM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by Megamieuwsel
My first paid job (Age 17)was innning the rent of the beds and chairs of some joint at the Nude-Beach in Zandvoort.
Shitty job , shitty pay , great tips.

Some people are living proof , clothes are a nessecity.....
age 17?
 
Old 05-29-2005, 09:14 AM   #23
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True, it's probably more impressive to go in person to look for a job. I've just gotten in the habit of calling. Usually they tell me there is not position open. But if there is, then I go in and ask for an application. Just another thought
 
Old 05-29-2005, 09:16 AM   #24
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I would give some advice to people in their teens. Study! Study as much as you can and study hard. Do part-time work as a hobby if you must, but study.

You'll never get the teenage again. It's the best age for studying. Once you're into your 20s you'll find life hard going, more serious and much more stressful. Not ideal for studying.

Studying (in whatever field you desire) should come first. You always have 40-50 good years of work-life ahead once you cross your teens, but you might never get back the freshness of your teens at which age, education is so much easier to pursue.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 10:14 AM   #25
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. New
age 17?
Yeah.
Why the question-mark?
 
Old 05-29-2005, 01:32 PM   #26
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Yeah.
Why the question-mark?
to qoute you "nude-beach" "age 17" is that legal where your at? or did you not actually see the people?

(yeah I live in the middle of a continent never been to any beach on a ocean)
 
Old 05-29-2005, 01:53 PM   #27
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Quite legal : Being 16 or older is a requirement for full-time employment and , per our judicial system , also the mark of being "sexually fullgrown and responsible".(And there's no real law or anything describing a minimum age for watching "Adult Material" either , just a social norm , that differs per area/village/person)
The nude beaches over here are public area.(but the differences with the rest of the beaches are dimished to near-nonexistence , due to the diminishing of material in swimwear....)
It's not like a nude beach is a live-pornshow or such...
 
Old 05-29-2005, 02:09 PM   #28
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I started off as a grocery clerk at age 15, soon after that moved up to cashier. The big money came after I robbed the store and invested the proceeds in my new software idea

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Old 05-29-2005, 02:29 PM   #29
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did anybody down here worked when they are less than 12 ?
ok , not more than 12 ...... caus 12 will be around the last year of primary schooling .......

just being curious ........
 
Old 05-29-2005, 03:26 PM   #30
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no, never. My parents may have hired me to do some stuff around the house, but not a real job. Well no, that's not entirely true, I was probably baby-sitting when I was 12
 
  


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