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What age were you when you got your first job?

I delivered Sunday papers when I was 12 to 16, but my first real job I was 22 at a Bank.


Asked by MyAngel003 at 9:32 AM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Aside from babysitting when I was 12. I started working at a nursing home as an aide when I was 18...right out of high school. That wasn't for me, so when I was 19, I started working as a nanny...which I loved!! I did that for six years until I got married, then I started my own in-home daycare/preschool, which I've been doing for 12 years.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 9:38 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I was fourteen and babysitting. Then at seventeen I had a part time job before I even graduated H.S.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 9:33 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • 15--mcdonalds

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 9:34 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I got my first job as a grocery store cashier when I was 15 & worked until I left for college at 18.

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 9:34 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • 12 - babysitting

    Answer by Raeann11 at 9:35 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I started babysitting when I was younger, like 8-10 (with supervision... now that I look back on it I think it might have been a glorified playdate! lol) and started washing dishes for the restaurant my mom worked at when I was 13. :)

    Answer by Memigen at 9:36 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • 16, as a stock girl, i now manage the place

    Answer by Trin0714 at 9:36 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I was 14 working at the zoo. I worked there until I was 16. Now I've been grooming dogs for 11 years.

    Answer by CLewis1226 at 9:37 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Babysat since I was 6 (for my siblings), then babysat for others until I was 16. Tried to get work at 15 with a permit but nobody wanted to hire anybody under the age of 16. Started working at 16; worked all through high school and college. Was hired for my first "real" job one month before I graduated college.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 9:42 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I started babysitting at 13, but my first "real" job was as an office assistant for a pediatric dentist when I was 16 - afterschool and full time in the summers.

    Answer by missanc at 9:46 AM on Aug. 31, 2010