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#115819 10/04/02 10:41 AM
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I was reading somewhere that a phenomonal percentage of people have worked in McDonalds at some point in their life. I guess it's an easy job to 'learn how to work' in.

My first job was doing clerical and computer work at a small computer company near my home. I remember the storage devices they used were these giant tapes that were bigger than a dinner plate around. You would have to hit a button on the computer, have it "eject" one of these and then put in a new one when you wanted to switch projects.


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My first job was as a clerk/receptionist at a medical laboratory. Everything was typed by hand. Wow, that makes me feel old.

It's funny you should mention those big storage tapes. The job I had right before my current position was in the accounting department of a company that serviced similar large disk packs. The company eventually went under since newer computers had no need for the giant disk packs.

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I remember writing a paper for high school on a typewriter and every time I made a typo I had to try to fix it, and if I screwed up a bunch of words I had to retype the entire page again. What a mess!!


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My first paying job was babysitting.....my first outside-the-house job was in college (I went to high school out of the country) = I worked at FedEx (when it was a tiny company) looking for overweight and oversized packages on the MOVING conveyor belts....


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I know people out here in college that worked for UPS and they said it was *brutal*! It was solid hours of moving boxes at a super fast speed. It sounds at least like yours was semi-sane!


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Yep, "semi-sane" is accurate!! FedEx was still very much a "baby" and their package volume at that time was pretty low - I was offloading Falcon jets!!! (small!) I stayed long enough to see them hit 1 million packages and then, 2 million. My brother hired on right before I left and he is STILL with them!! He has lived and travelled all over with FedEx - now he is living in Anchorage, AK....his first jobs were Wal-Mart (unloading trucks) and FedEx. He made a great "choice" between the two when the time was right....


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How does he enjoy Anchorage? I *loved* that area when I went to visit it a few years ago, it was just so pretty! The mountains were amazing. But I imagine about now it's getting pretty cold ...


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My first job was at an insurance company where I was a policy typist. It was so exciting to have an electric typewriter because in school, we had to learn on manual ones.

A couple of years ago, when I was looking for a part time job to help cover the leftover bills from my other job, I thought about McDonalds, but instead ended up at the YMCA/YWCA.


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Lisa,
My brother lived in WI for several years as a de-icer for FedEx. He visited AK several times before relocating and I honestly have not seen him SO happy. He takes beautiful photos and enjoys hiking, hunting and the like....


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Hi Bella Family:

This is an oldie wink but thought it would be a good topic for today.

My first job was working in a department store back in Jamaica, West Indies at age 12. I was so happy to be able to have my own cash.

Now your turn...

Thank you,

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