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What was your Saturday job as a teen?

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SPARKLER1 Sun 06-Feb-05 21:12:17

Was thinking about mine earlier. I used to work in a greengrocers and remember it being a terrible job. Freezing bloody cold in the winter and I was frightened to death in the summer with all the wasps swarming around all the fruit. They had an old till where you had to hold down all the buttons together and a wooden box would fly out the bottom. The amount of times I used to slam my fingers in the till. Owwwww! Then moved onto a job in a newsagents - much more comfortable there.

oooggs Sun 06-Feb-05 21:14:19

I worked in Gateway which then changed to Somerfield. Then I left, it is now Waitrose.

9-6 for £16

I can remember buzzing to put alcohol through before I was 16 those were the days

Hulababy Sun 06-Feb-05 21:14:35

Whilst I was in sixth form I worked at Wimpy (which later changed to Burgetking). Lovely red dungarees and cap, and the chance to dress up as Mr Wimpy! I was the senior party hostess by the time I left, and it was then Burgerking, and ran most children's parties and trained up new staff to do them too. Doing 4 parties each Sunday, after a night out round town on a Satursday, could be hell! On Saturdays I was always on till.

Hulababy Sun 06-Feb-05 21:14:53

Oh, and I got £2.90 an hour.

munnzieb Sun 06-Feb-05 21:15:17

I did saturdays/sundays as a kitchen assistant in a private residential home, and in the holidays I used to do the care work as well. Had a paper round form 12-15 thou, (It was quite good as we collected the money as well, one customer paid it 1/4ly, so each 1/4 I would have about £50 for one week, and £100 odd pound in tips at xmas.

northstar Sun 06-Feb-05 21:15:27

OOOOH I had a job "bottling up" in the local pub, i used to be there at 9am saturday and sunday to sort out all the empty bottles and then wipe and re-stock the shelves, I thought I was SO cool because I had a job in a pub OMG!

cupcakes Sun 06-Feb-05 21:15:42

Used to work in Heffers Stationers in Cambridge, sorting out the diaries and pens.

Aimsmum Sun 06-Feb-05 21:15:43

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tillykins Sun 06-Feb-05 21:16:08

Sales assistant in a dead posh department store - got 20% off everything, so got introduced to posh clothes and makeup at a tender age
Still buy it though these days I do not have the life I keep shopping for

ThomCat Sun 06-Feb-05 21:16:14

My first ever.... I was 14 and it was in a hairdressers. Got 8quid a day, and tips. I got my best friend a job there and we had the best laughs. We alwyas had our hair done ready for the night out and I had mad electirc blue ends to my spikey hair. Good days, good days

cupcakes Sun 06-Feb-05 21:16:39

At Heffers I was on £1.70 an hour!

pinkdiamond Sun 06-Feb-05 21:16:43

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Tommy Sun 06-Feb-05 21:17:19

Worked in a shoe shop from age 14 - 79p an hour
Than moved onto Tesco where it must have been more but I can't remember how much. Worst bit about tesco was starting at 8am...

misdee Sun 06-Feb-05 21:18:06

i was a cleaner.

dh was silver service waiter, also worked for whsmiths doing newspaper returns.

gingerbear Sun 06-Feb-05 21:18:12

selling cheese and eggs on a market stall.

income supplemented by babysitting mum and dad's friends - who went out at 7pm and always said that they would be back at 11, but always rolled up vvv drunk at 12-1230am!!

SPARKLER1 Sun 06-Feb-05 21:19:05

I thought starting this thread would bring back memories of the good old days.

Frizbe Sun 06-Feb-05 21:19:37

I worked on a cafebar in an indoor market! cash in hand!!

misdee Sun 06-Feb-05 21:19:55

i used to babysit as well. was £5 b4 12, an extra £5 after 12 and they had to pay the taxi home.

nutcracker Sun 06-Feb-05 21:20:10

I worked in a hotel, cleaning the rooms. Wasn't too bad apart from in the summer when it was busy i sometimes changed/made over 30 beds.

Usually worked from about 8.30 until about 2pm. Think i got about 3.50 an hour.

Slinky Sun 06-Feb-05 21:21:20

Working in a Video shop - I absolutely loved that job! I was 16 - just left school and at college. It used to be just me and my friend (who was 18) and we'd put the music videos on, dance about the shop, serve the odd customer, take it in turns to nip to the shop next door for snacks, and then discuss what we were going to do that weekend

It was a fab, fab time and I was gutted when I left college because that meant I had to get a "proper job".

doggiewalker Sun 06-Feb-05 21:21:50

I worked in a petrol station, one of the ones where you served the customer! then I was moved to one of the self-service ones.

£10 for 9am to 7pm, crap eh? but I loved it, all me mates used to come to see me.

SPARKLER1 Sun 06-Feb-05 21:22:05

Blimey - almost forgot - I also did a bit of chambermaiding for my mums' cousin in her B&B for a stint one summer. Actually quite enjoyed that. Managed to do a few spots of babysitting too for one of the neighbours. Actually dp (at the time, now dh) and I lost our virginity whilst babysitting there

gingerbear Sun 06-Feb-05 21:22:07

misdee, it was so long ago I think I was paid in pounds shillings and pennies
no, they did pay well, a fiver before 12 and great when they were drunk cos I always got a tenner extra.

helsi Sun 06-Feb-05 21:23:02

I was a waitress first for my uncles catering company £2.50 per hour then in a local pub £3.01 an hour was the going rate of the brewery. I also worked in the local cinema as an usher. All this before I was 18 - I did start at about 14 though!

pixiefish Sun 06-Feb-05 21:24:30

I worked in a chippy- loved it but hated stinking of chips. It was a really busy chippy in a busy seaside resort.

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