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    Quote Originally Posted by dolfan94 View Post
    Im 14. My first job was making professional barbecues. I now work as an assistant to a professional D.J.

    The Indian party was the worst one I've been to. I had to stand there doing nothing since they had their own "D.J.". 6 hours and they wouldnt let me leave.

    I do some things for extra money, which since Im 14, I have no idea what to spend on.

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    I worked in my father's machine shop the summer before I turned 16. He paid me, and this is no kidding, a whopping 2$ per hour for my services.

    We grew up in a farming community, and there's really nothing more awesome than working inside a honey wagon (manure spreader) in 100 degree heat, with welding gloves and a visor on (and, in some cases, full welding leathers). Not only is it 2000 degrees inside the foul contraption, but the poo also burns and gives off a wonderful funk - not to mention most of the time you had to use a stick welder as opposed to an arc welder.

    On the plus side it taught me the value of hard work, and I appreciated what my dad did for our family, though it took me a few years to do so. On the flip side, I'm a bit of a clutz; I have multiple scars/injuries from working there all of 3 months ... including my one and only concussion (It's a long story ...). Really, I probably got more injured working there than I ever did playing football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vengeful Odin View Post
    I worked in my father's machine shop the summer before I turned 16. He paid me, and this is no kidding, a whopping 2$ per hour for my services.

    We grew up in a farming community, and there's really nothing more awesome than working inside a honey wagon (manure spreader) in 100 degree heat, with welding gloves and a visor on (and, in some cases, full welding leathers). Not only is it 2000 degrees inside the foul contraption, but the poo also burns and gives off a wonderful funk - not to mention most of the time you had to use a stick welder as opposed to an arc welder.

    On the plus side it taught me the value of hard work, and I appreciated what my dad did for our family, though it took me a few years to do so. On the flip side, I'm a bit of a clutz; I have multiple scars/injuries from working there all of 3 months ... including my one and only concussion (It's a long story ...). Really, I probably got more injured working there than I ever did playing football.
    i wouldve just ran away

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinSane View Post
    i wouldve just ran away


    The next year I got a job at the local gas station, and the year after that I moved up into the wonderful world of telemarketing.

    Those jobs were like heaven compared to my time in the machine shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinSane View Post
    Yea, Im a drug dealer

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    Picked cucumbers @ age 6 for a summer job. Did the same thing for 6 years, then started cutting lawns AND planting / picking okra @ age 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolfan94 View Post
    Yea, Im a drug dealer
    Dont think he was talking about drugs.

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    christmas tree stand....i was a "dragger" i cut some off the bottom, trimmed the stump, loaded it ontop of the car....tied it down...and got tips....

    everyone has a "story" to get tips mine was

    "yea im working here on the side, make some money for college to pay for books and tuition....its tough with a single mom" CHA CHING.....i made 450 every weekend....yes....2 days....it was sick money....my skank girlfriend in highschool got a nice diamond ring because of it




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    Christmas trees in Fl are as useful as snow removal in Hawaii. Which reminds me, the garbage trucks in Pompano always said "free snow removal" on the sides.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enforcerfin33 View Post
    Christmas trees in Fl are as useful as snow removal in Hawaii. Which reminds me, the garbage trucks in Pompano always said "free snow removal" on the sides.
    yea cause NO ONE celebrates xmas in south florida....let alone needs tree's....thats the dumbest thing i ever heard.....christmas trees need water.....not sub-zero temperature....




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    Quote Originally Posted by SickFinFan33 View Post
    yea cause NO ONE celebrates xmas in south florida....let alone needs tree's....thats the dumbest thing i ever heard.....christmas trees need water.....not sub-zero temperature....
    Meh, you misunderstood what I was getting at. I wasnt knocking your job bro. For craps sake I bagged grocery's. n/m I wasn't knocking it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enforcerfin33 View Post
    Meh, you misunderstood what I was getting at. I wasnt knocking your job bro. For craps sake I bagged grocery's. n/m I wasn't knocking it.
    no....i know that....i am a tree lover....and you hurt my tree hugging, sap loving feelings




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    Quote Originally Posted by SickFinFan33 View Post
    no....i know that....i am a tree lover....and you hurt my tree hugging, sap loving feelings
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardKoreXXX View Post
    Yeah but you were 28 and sold it out of your van
    In my neighborhood, when I was little, there was a guy, 'Daddy Michaels', who had a walk-in candy truck. After a few years he disappeared and apparently went nuts and lost his mind. Years later he would show up around the school and parks in a rusty, old station wagon, completely out of his mind and he would sell this oriental stick gum. LOL. The gum was actually really good.=), just don't agree to go for a ride with him. =D

    My first job was when I was 9 or 10 years old and my friend and I sold beer and water at construction sites in the Bronx. We would charge lie 3 or 4 dollars per beer and this was in the 70's so beer was really cheap. We'd get an older cousin or friend to buy the beer, cheap crap, and we'd sell it. Those workers were trapped on the sites and couldn't leave and it was so hot in the summer that they would pay those prices. Man, for little kids we had wads of cash in our pockets. =D

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    I had my first job at 15 and worked 85 hours a week during the summer at this country store. Man I had very little life for about 2 years. It paid for school clothes and my video game addiction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFish View Post
    I had my first job at 15 and worked 85 hours a week during the summer at this country store. Man I had very little life for about 2 years. It paid for school clothes and my video game addiction.

    Wow! Looking at that pic., it's no wonder you have a video game addiction. What the hell else are you going to do? ....just messin' LOL. =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sceeto View Post
    Wow! Looking at that pic., it's no wonder you have a video game addiction. What the hell else are you going to do? ....just messin' LOL. =D
    Play checkers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sceeto View Post
    Wow! Looking at that pic., it's no wonder you have a video game addiction. What the hell else are you going to do? ....just messin' LOL. =D
    It's all good! I lived directly behind it and I didn't have a car to commute else where. It wasn't a bad job actually. The owner was one of the best guys you would ever want to meet. The only thing that sucked was the hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFish View Post
    It's all good! I lived directly behind it and I didn't have a car to commute else where. It wasn't a bad job actually. The owner was one of the best guys you would ever want to meet. The only thing that sucked was the hours.
    And the hours prolly sucked too.

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