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ds starts his first job today

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ssd Mon 27-Jul-15 08:28:21

and I'm the one who is a bag of nerves

I've hardly slept

its only a temporary summer job, before going back to school

honestly, my stomach is churning for him

I hope they are nice to him, I hope he gets a break, I hope they remember to pay him....

honestly, this makes leaving them in nursery a doddle

especially when any advice from me is met with ^oh mum dont go on^4

he's my wouldn't have guessed, would you grin

YeOldeTrout Mon 27-Jul-15 08:34:05

I'm envy.

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-Jul-15 08:39:30

DS1 did this the week before last. I was an absolute wreck. My PFB going into work. I felt like running in and telling his boss to be nice to him. grin

I watched the clock all day (9-6 shift) just like his first day in Reception. blush

Have you done him a nice packed lunch?

ssd Mon 27-Jul-15 09:45:16

I gave him lunch money, he thought he could go to a place that's about 30 minutes walk away, that's one way....then 30 minutes back, I said you might only get a short lunch break you wont have time for that...he doesn't eat much at lunch, at school he often eats nothing, he has a big breakfast and then a big dinner, I hope he remembers to eat something during the day grin

how is your boy getting on sb?

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-Jul-15 09:51:50

Surprisingly well thanks ssd. He has done 5 full days now all spaced out so plenty of time for everything else. He's off now til Friday and Saturday.

I think yesterday I even forgot about him for a bit. grin

ssd Mon 27-Jul-15 10:01:00

wow! thats great! ds thinks he is working full time till he goes back to school, but we'll see how it pans out....he needs time off but apparently, according to him and dh, I should stop getting involved and telling him what to do...

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-Jul-15 10:15:46

I think he is supposed to be doing weekends but then if they ring for in the week he can say yes or no IYKWIM.

I know he has been given some stuff to do in preparation for Year 12 but i daren't ask when that's going to be done or I will get 'the face'.

What time is he working to ssd?

ssd Mon 27-Jul-15 10:32:03

till 5, but I start at 4 so wont see him sad

I hadnt thought of prep for the coming year, ds keeps himself to himself an awful lot and tells me the bare minimum <sigh>

BareGrylls Mon 27-Jul-15 15:07:49

Aww. It's another milestone. Starting nursery was a piece of cake compared with teenage "firsts".
The hardest bit for me has been when DS1 gets treated badly by his boss. He pays NMW and always rounds the time down. DS does extra stuff that none of the other staff can do and gets nothing for it. He doesn't care as he loves his job hmm.

ssd Mon 27-Jul-15 22:19:40

I'm glad he loves his job bare, that must mean a lot to him, especially since he hasnt got a great boss.

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-Jul-15 22:20:24

How did his day go ssd?

ssd Mon 27-Jul-15 22:37:00

well, he's not a buy for saying much at the best of times, but he said it was ok

at least that's it by for him

ssd Mon 27-Jul-15 22:37:15

boy not buy

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-Jul-15 22:38:17

'ok' is great. grin

Tutt Mon 27-Jul-15 22:41:15

Glad his day was 'ok' isn't taht teen boy for it was alright and I'll go again tomorrow smile Well done to your DS and you for getting throught the first day.
Wish my l̶a̶z̶y̶ lovely DS would get a job, I'm sick of nagging!

ssd Mon 27-Jul-15 22:51:52

tutt, if truth be told, I seen the job advertised and applied on his behalf blush

Tutt Mon 27-Jul-15 22:56:18

ssd I've done that too, though my application skills must be questionable!
It's a Mothers job for their PFB isn't it grin

ssd Tue 28-Jul-15 08:03:17

isn't it just grin

Sparklingbrook Tue 28-Jul-15 08:46:13

DS1 went for the email scattergun approach and sent virtually the same one to all local businesses asking if they were hiring. Miraculously, one was and he got the job without them advertising it. I was amazed.

ssd Tue 28-Jul-15 12:41:01

thats fantastic sb, well done him!

I would be delighted at this..... <sigh>

Sparklingbrook Tue 28-Jul-15 13:00:34

Much excitement. He looked at his bank account and he has been paid. he appears to be in shock. grin

I am just shocked he gave them the right bank account details

ssd Tue 28-Jul-15 13:17:38


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