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Today in History: In 1933, Congress passed the 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour). What was your first job? and how much did YOU make?

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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Today in History: In 1933, Congress passed the 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour). What was your first job?

by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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LOL my first job was with Little Ceasars Pizza.  I stood on the highway waving a banner, I was 15 I think, making whatever minimum wage was in 1989-90.

ETA: that was the first time I came into contact with Matt.  He rode by in a jeep with friends and honked their horn and whistled at me.  They had a very distinctive horn.  :)

jewjewbee
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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I think we are really all just wondering what your first job was, op.
Please tell.
Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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I made $5 per hour and worked at a snack bar in the summer at a pool.. I was 15. Before that I took care of an elderly Polish lady on Saturdays from 9-2 and made $50 a day..I thought I was loaded!
sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:41 PM

 LOL..That's sweet!

My hubbys first job was at a little ceasers inside a KMART and he became manager in a year...he was 18! :)

Quoting Peanutx3:

LOL my first job was with Little Ceasars Pizza.  I stood on the highway waving a banner, I was 15 I think, making whatever minimum wage was in 1989-90.

ETA: that was the first time I came into contact with Matt.  He rode by in a jeep with friends and honked their horn and whistled at me.  They had a very distinctive horn.  :)

 

krysstizzle
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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My first real job was as a snowboarding instructor in Maine for one winter when I was 16. I taught beginning snowboarding lessons and it was the only way I survived that long, ridiculous winter (I'm a desert rat). 

Can't remember how much I was paid, 5 something an hour, I think. Whatever min wage was in ...'97?

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

 Oh one of my stalkers

well since your obsessed with me...here's a little taste of Sweets

I worked at a Marianne's retail shop making $4.75 an hour

happy now? I was 16...

Quoting jewjewbee:

I think we are really all just wondering what your first job was, op.
Please tell.

 

katy_kay08
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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My first job was McDonalds.  My mother made it clear I was not going to spend all summer between my jr/sr. year sitting on my butt sunning myself.  I went there convinced they wouldn't hire me, sadly I was wrong.  ;) 

I think I made $2.50 ish an hour.  


Sisteract
by Whoopie on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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I remember babysitting for 50 cents and hour in the 60s-

All day, $4.00 yield.

Gabeys_Mommy
by Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Housekeeping and laundry in a nursing home. I made like 6.35 per hour.
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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I worked at a fine french restaurant, and I made $3.25 an hour.

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