Click Here to join in with Flashback Friday
How old were you when you got your first (paying) job? Did you work during the school year? What stipulations, if any, did your parents put on spending, saving, etc.? What types of jobs did you have you were, oh, 21 or 22? Did you go to college or a technical/trade school? If so, did you work while you were pursuing your post-high school education? What were your favorite -- and least favorite, if you wish to share! -- jobs? What did you learn from those early jobs?
I got my first paying job the week after I turned 16. I worked at Kings Island Amusement Park in a small gift shop in the front gate area. I loved that job. I finished the summer there and then I went back the next summer and worked in the same shop. The next 2 summers I worked at Kings Island running the switchboard and also in communications (the radio room). During the school year I worked at a couple secretarial positions (I hated being a secretary)
My parents never had any rules about spending the money I made. I wished they had though, cause maybe I would've saved more.
I didn't go to college at all. A month after I turned 19 I started working at our local police department. The training I had in communications' center at Kings Island definitely helped and the fact that my dad knew the Chief of Police didn't hurt either. 33 and a half years later, I'm still working there. I'm no longer full-time communications, but still help out in there quite often. Now I'm the Administrative Assistant. It's been a good career and I definitely feel it was a gift from God.
To give you a bit of an idea how the job has changed over the years. When I started there we used a manual typewriter. We asked for an electric typewriter and they told us no because what would you do if the electric went out (uh, how about get the manual back out or use pen and paper til it comes back on). Eventually we talked them into the electric and now we are fully computerized, which is pretty cool. Plus there was no such thing as E-911 then either. We sure have it now and it scares me to death every time it rings when I'm in there by myself. That's a lot of responsibility for one person. Fortunately, for me and for the citizens of our fine town, I'm not by myself in there very often. lol
So there's my entire working career in a nutshell. Now why don't you go over to Mocha With Linda's site and join in on this Flashback Friday Fun.
If you like a good mystery, be sure to check out my book review and giveaway on the post below. You have until Sunday to enter.