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Old 09-02-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: el paso texas
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Default first job in el paso

I had a paper route when i was 11, but my very first job was at the Peter Piper Pizza on Paisano, i started off as a busboy, at minimum wage. I remember when we would close, we would get off until like 3 in the morning. They stole 2 of my bikes, from the outside. while i was working, those damn Jefferson Silver Foxes lol.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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My first job was at the Shur Sav on Chelmont and Montana Ave. I started out as a bagger and then moved on to Cashier. The original was where the Walgreens and Luby's is now. Then they moved across the street. I forget what the name of that grocery store that resides there now.

Do you all remember the steak place on Chelmont and Montana? I think there is a Blockbuster video now.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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My First Job was at Safeway on Fairbanks & Rushing as a courtesy clerk.. -aka- bagger. I moved up to Produce, and then they went out of business.
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Ok, I'll join in. But I must say I moved to El Paso when I was around 19 yrs old, hence no grocery store or fast food job stories.

My first job in EP was horrible. I worked for a telemarketing firm (no need to mention names). Even though you got paid a dollar or so above minimum wage and never had to interact w/ people in person, they still expected you to wear a dress shirt and tie to work every day. The atmosphere had this phony (no pun intended) feel to it where everybody is supposed to feel cheery all the time. I didn't stick with this place for long at all.

Another crappy job I had was to look for illegal cable hookups. You got paid each time you got someone to start paying for the service, a lousy $10/occasion. So I'm driving around in hot weather, using my own car/gas only to make a whopping 80-90 bucks by the end of the week. Again, didn't last long at this one either
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Ok, I'll join in. But I must say I moved to El Paso when I was around 19 yrs old, hence no grocery store or fast food job stories.

My first job in EP was horrible. I worked for a telemarketing firm (no need to mention names). Even though you got paid a dollar or so above minimum wage and never had to interact w/ people in person, they still expected you to wear a dress shirt and tie to work every day. The atmosphere had this phony (no pun intended) feel to it where everybody is supposed to feel cheery all the time. I didn't stick with this place for long at all.

Another crappy job I had was to look for illegal cable hookups. You got paid each time you got someone to start paying for the service, a lousy $10/occasion. So I'm driving around in hot weather, using my own car/gas only to make a whopping 80-90 bucks by the end of the week. Again, didn't last long at this one either

You should have rode a bike because you could probably notice more illegal hookups and not have to buy gas.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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My first job was as a stocker at Sam's Toys on Stanton
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