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Did you have any sort of casual or part time job while you were at school, or while you were studying?

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My first job was at Woolworths in a Sydney Suburb.

After a few days they came and told us they had hired too many people for Christmas and had to get rid of a few.

I was fired as I did not hand a docket to a customer!
Can you imagine this happening in this day and age.

I was still at school and was devastated and too ashamed to go home. I can still remember walking on our street, and I couldn't stop crying.
by Finy
What happened when you told your parents? I'm dying to hear the rest of it!
by jonaja
I actually grabbed my bike and went for a ride with a neighbour before my parents were home.
Went down this huge hill and fell off and p;eople near where I landed, phoned my father as I could not walk and he had to take me straight to the doctor, so i didnt tell them for a while -cant remember anything else! they did not go mad at me though.
by Finy
Nice :)
by jonaja
I worked in a very small Chinese restaurant on weekends for a year.And in summer I would go cherry picking in the holidays which was extremely hard but enjoyable work!! A group of us would pile into a mini bus and go to the farm at 6 in the morning!!! We had so very much fun,and even engaged in the mpost hilarious cherry fights during our lunch break!!! Gosh!!! to think I got 80 cents for each full bucket of cherries picked!!! That would be illegal these days!!!! I also did babysitting sometimes for extra pocket money.
That sound like fun !
by Kabhi
Ah yes!!! Do you know?,that cherry picking work was such a huge thing in my life,I can still recall it like it was yesterday!!! Every summer when the short cherry season means I can enjoy these delicious little morsels, it's like I am taken straight back to the cherry farm again,having the time of my life!!! To think that it was 40 years ago,is a real shock to the system!!! I do not feel that 4 decades have really passed !!
by Jules
Was the cherry farm in Vic, Jules or NSW? My husband grew up in Young which I think at the time was known as the cherry capital of Australia, (or was it only NSW?) Now apparently, Vic is pretty big in the cherry picking business.
by Miro
I babysat for a neighbour twice a week when I was at school. By the time I'd left school and I was studying I had a daughter so I was not in the paid workforce.
I forgot babysitting!
by Finy
Yes, I worked as a cashier from a store inside campus. Helped me save money for my rental and grocery !
I've held a few casual and part time roles. I've done a lot of shop work, waitressing and some event work too. University is expensive and I didn't want to come out full of debt, so instead just did a selection of part time jobs and did more in the holidays to top up my money.
I used to babysit a bit for families in the neighbourhood while I was in school. While in Uni I worked in Espirt.
by AJ
I worked part-time for a little while as a waitress.
by Vee
I was not allowed to get one.
Long long story, but it would have been great if I could.
The money would have come in very handy.
I got my first job when I was 14 at a local fast food restaurant. I worked there through high school and even through university.
At end of Grade X, worked in the top Record Shop in the city, for a month! I loved that job & was sorry I had to go back to school!
I went to boarding school, during me high school years, so I wasn't able to go to work. As soon as I left school, I found a job. I worked for. Worked for 9 years, then started our family..Never had to return too work. I reason why was because 'I' would have been losing so much tax from our pay, & the other reason was because women had to wear boring looking cloths to work!
by Miro
In answer to your question to me about the glorious cherries, Miro.... I would pick them at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria! As for you comment in your own reply about the clothes which women could wear to work, I am laughing so much!!! I became a signwriter so I wore comfy clothes of my own choice, and even warm ugg boots in winter down there! I was always paint-spattered and generally was thought to just be a slightly eccentric artist!!! Hee hee hee!!! I do know what you mean though about some of the ghastly uniforms which have been worn by women in the past!! How wonderful that things have changed to some degree nowadays!! I have always been very partial to rather bright, and very cheerful clothes!
by Jules
During 'MY' high school years, not 'me' high school years! You'll also notice another big mistake in my reply, so I won't bother writing it out again here! I forgot to re-read over my reply before posting it! Ummm.
by Miro
Burger King many many years ago and a nursing home.
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