What is the best low paying job you have had?

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Lockdowner35 Sun 10-Jan-21 16:42:02

My paper round for me for £40 a month , great experience.

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Mustardbay Sun 10-Jan-21 16:51:00

Bra fitter!

Neolara Sun 10-Jan-21 16:51:42

O really enjoyed waitressing at a pizza restaurant.

stargirl1701 Sun 10-Jan-21 16:52:33

Lifeguard on a beach in Long Island for two summers through Camp America.

Feathersinthehead Sun 10-Jan-21 16:55:20

Cook in a pub in the 70s with a largely gay clientele. Student job 4x a week.
So I was done by 9.30pm, which left time for clubs and parties, and the guys were busy checking each other out and weren’t interested in lewd conversations and grab ass with me.
And I ate for free on days I worked.

30not13 Sun 10-Jan-21 16:55:47

Early years practitioner.
Such high job satisfaction.
Such low pay (nmw) and respect.

ScrapThatThen Sun 10-Jan-21 16:55:57

I once had a student holiday job in a small local factory making those hanging twig decorations for the body shop. I was promoted off piece rate onto an hourly rate.

CarlottaValdez Sun 10-Jan-21 16:57:32

I worked in a lovely stately home. Amazing job! It consisted of showing lovely old ladies round and talking about the paintings and reading novels for the hours a day we had no visitors. Minimum wage though!

HalfShrunkMoreToGo Sun 10-Jan-21 16:57:52

Strawberry picking when I was a young teen. 30p a punnet me and my friends would go early morning, finish up just after lunch with about £13 cash in hand, a punnet of fresh strawberries and a small pot of cream. End of season was less fun when we were picking gooseberries and black currants.

Whoisgoingdownthechimney Sun 10-Jan-21 16:58:01

Working in the local pub, no fancy food or anything just a good old fashioned pub

SnugglySnerd Sun 10-Jan-21 16:58:21

Working at the stables as a holiday job as a teenager. I was paid in free riding lessons. I learned so much and loved every minute, even in the freezing cold!

StealthPolarBear Sun 10-Jan-21 16:59:35

Waitress in an Italian restaurant. Great boss, loved the customers and atmosphere.

AmandaHugenkiss Sun 10-Jan-21 17:01:47

Kennelmaid and dog groomer. Loved that job! £1.66 an hour 😂

SallyTimms Sun 10-Jan-21 17:02:55

Working behind bar of local pub. Worked with good friends, we didn't (overall!) fall for any nonense, had a blast, got to know the regulars. It was an eye opener as to what men were like, as they drank after work on a Friday, or all the young blokes plotting their night out. Loved it and would go back in a heartbeat to those times.

notangelinajolie Sun 10-Jan-21 17:06:03

I was a care assistant for a few years when I was in my twenties. I loved listening to all the life stories - so many funny, fascinating people.

Timeforabiscuit Sun 10-Jan-21 17:08:36

Maintenance worker at an upmarket caravan park in Cornwall as a student.

Early waking to clear the private beach, then bin run and maintenance work.

Afternoon body boarding and sunbathing.

Parky04 Sun 10-Jan-21 17:08:59

Building houses in Fiji. Board only. Best 18 months of my life.

10kstepsaroundthegardenthen Sun 10-Jan-21 17:09:48

I loved my Saturday job at the vets when I was a teen.

drinkingwineoutofamug Sun 10-Jan-21 17:10:28

Either trainee hair dresser on YTS £35 pw full time
Or when I started in the nhs £5.85 as a hca

GagaBinks Sun 10-Jan-21 17:13:11

I worked in a bookshop when I was 17 and then would go back during university holidays. Loved every minute. If it paid more then I would've stayed forever.

LubaLuca Sun 10-Jan-21 17:14:36

I worked in HMV when I was a student, in the days when buying records was a big part of people's lives. I absolutely loved it.

LittleBrownBaby Sun 10-Jan-21 17:14:55

Working in a cinema. Saw all the films for free and ate popcorn all day. It's only busy for short periods.

Buttercupcup Sun 10-Jan-21 17:14:57

I worked in a small golf club in the summer holidays, through the week it was mostly the seniors/regulars and I made tea and coffee and chatted to all these lovely grans and grandads. We had a few characters and it was such a nice job £3.50 per hour and as many cups of tea and biscuits as I wanted.

Threekneerepeater Sun 10-Jan-21 17:15:14

Fruit picking. Hard work, but great fun and an amazing tan.

CrappyNewYear2021 Sun 10-Jan-21 17:17:15

Assistant at an estate agents. My job was to do all the weekend viewing. So I got paid to driving around listening to the radio and look at people’s houses!

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